“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cheese „
I don't eat cottage cheese all that often but sometimes I'll see it in the supermarket and start fancying it, that's why I ended up buying this tub from Sainsburys and I was a bit annoyed when I got home and saw it was from their Be Good To Yourself range because I'm not mad keen on their stuff.
I'm mega impressed with this though, if I hadn't seen the tub I wouldn't have guessed it was low fat because it's got a yummy taste and a thick and creamy texture.
The tub is full of the clumps of cheese and there isn't a load of watery sauce in it like you get with most low fat cottage cheese. The sauce is milky and thick enough that it doesn't make my crackers go all soggy as soon as I put the cottage cheese on them.
When you have a mouth full you'll see straight away that the cottage cheese has got a wickedly creamy texture, the flavour is quite mild and that's good because you'll have this with other bland food like crackers or jacket potatoes so it's good to have something yummy but with a faint flavour so it doesn't spoil the food you're having it on.
I had mine today on Ryvita because I just fancied some of them and I thought the cottage cheese was perfect. I reckon some ham or pineapple would have gone nice with it but this is just the plain one so I wasn't expecting it to have a mega exciting flavour, it's not salty or anything though and the only way I can describe it is to say that it's got a perfect flavour for cottage cheese! lol
I think this is deffo one of the best cottage cheeses around, it's only 65p a tub as well and that's pretty good value because the Be Good To Yourself is a bit over priced usually I think.
Recommended.... low fat and delish!!
I'm always keen to try out lower fat versions of the things I eat from day to day, and whilst I'm not a religious calorie counter, I will happily incorporate healthier products into my diet, as long as they pass the all-important taste test.
This 'Be Good to Yourself' cottage cheese is not just lower in fat, but also in price- at 65p for a 250g pot, it's a hefty 30p cheaper than the full fat version. It's refreshing to find a low fat product that's got the edge on price, and it's certainly an incentive to buy it, for the sake of your wallet as much as your waistline!
Cottage cheese is always a relatively healthy option, at least compared to other cheeses. But this one is even better- half a pot contains 94 calories, and that's a very generous portion- I usually eat about a quarter of a pot in a sandwich or with a salad, so that's less than 50 kcal. As protein portions go, that's very reasonable. And this cottage cheese also contains less than 2% fat, another plus. The only orange block on the 'wheel of health' is the salt- at 0.63g per half pot, it's not too high, but something to be aware of if you already eat a lot of salty foods.
As far as packaging goes, this is very standard- white plastic pot with lift-off lid, and foil underneath to seal it. The cottage cheese itself is likewise average in appearance, with all the white lumpiness you'd expect. I was pleased to see that the milky juice it comes in was of a decent consistency, and not thin or watery. As for the taste, it's again very similar to normal cottage cheese, the only difference being that it's perhaps slightly sharper, and less creamy. But I actually quite like this- it gives it an extra kick, and ensures that it's not bland or boring.
The pot needs to be used within 3 days of opening, and unlike some other foods where you can get away with stretching the dates a bit, this really does deteriorate quite quickly after the 3 days. By day 4, I still had a bit left, so I went ahead and ate some. It was already starting to taste a bit strange, and by day 5 it was starting to smell bad, so I didn't risk it any more!
I would definitely recommend this product, not only to those who are watching their weight, but also to anyone who likes a bargain! This is great value, tastes good, and is healthy to boot- what's not to like?