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      19.09.2012 21:53
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      Nice and tasty

      Ever since I was little I have always loved cheese, if something comes in a cheesy options 9 times out of 10 I will always go for it, I generally only eat various types of cheddar that comes in the blocks, however when it comes to a BBQ me and my husband have to have cheese singles, we very rarely eat what I call proper cheese with BBQ food. When it comes to cheese singles I'm not too fussy what brand they are as long as they are vegetarian, recently we had a BBQ at home and my husband nipped to Tesco to get a few bits that we needed including cheese singles, he came back with a packet of Tesco Everyday Value Cheese Singles, personally I probably wouldn't have gone for these and was a little worried about what they would be like, however as he had purchased them I didn't like to moan so decided to give them a go, if they were rubbish I just wouldn't buy them again.

      Packaging
      The Tesco Everyday Value Cheese Singles come in square plastic packet just slightly bigger than the cheese singles inside, the front of the packet has the name Tesco Everyday Value Cheese Singles written across it in orange writing, just underneath this are various pictures of things to do with cheese including a cow, a burger and a baguette, just underneath this is some information about the product along with the nutritional information per single. On the back of the packet is all of the product information including the ingredients, nutritional information and allergy advise, all clearly written and easy to follow. The packaging of the Everyday Value Cheese Singles is very basic, however it does tell you what you need to know, inside the outer packet the cheese singles are individually wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper which simply pulls apart with a small flap on one side of each cheese single, there is nothing fancy about these wrappers they simply prevent the cheese singles from sticking together, the fact that the packaging was so basic didn't really bother me, it was the food inside that mattered and how it tasted.

      The Cheese Singles
      The Tesco Everyday Value Cheese Singles looked just like any other brand, they were an orangy yellow colour and looked like a bendy piece of square plastic, which to be honest is what cheese singles look like, however they are a must have for BBQ's. They had a mild cheesy smell to them, and I have to admit they did smell quite tasty, not bland like I expected them to. During the BBQ I decided to give the cheese singles ago and had one with my vegetarian sausage in a roll, the cheese melted quite quickly around the sausage and when I tasted it I was pleasantly surprised, the cheese single had a lovely mild cheesy flavour to it, again it did not taste bland at all, cheese singles do not have that strong flavour that regular cheese has, however the flavour was strong enough to compliment the food perfectly, I have also had the cheese singles melted on top of beans on toast since then, and again have been pleased, I love the combination of baked beans and cheese and the cheese single seemed to mould itself around the beans and gave them a lovely cheese twist. For me the other most important thing about the Everyday Value Cheese Singles was that they were vegetarian and I was pleased to see that these were.

      Nutritional Information
      The nutritional information for the Tesco Everyday Value Cheese Singles is clearly printed on the front and back of the outer packet and is pretty standard for this type of product, they are not particularly low in calories or fat, but they could be worse so I am happy to eat them on occasions. The nutritional information includes
      * Calories - 47 Cals
      * Sugar - 1g
      * Fat - 4g
      * Saturates - 2g
      * Salt - 0.5g

      Allergy Information
      Again the allergy information is clearly printed on the back of the outer packaging for those who do have certain food intolerance, this information includes that the cheese singles include milk, also they do not contain nuts but they cannot guarantee that they were produced in a nut free factory.

      Price and Availability
      The Everyday Value Cheese Singles obviously are only available in Tesco, the cheese singles come in a packet of 15 and cost just 81p, these are a real bargain, I did wonder about the quality with them being so cheap, however as far as this type of cheese goes these are of a good quality and very tasty so they are excellent value for money and definitely do not reflect their cheap price tag.

      My Opinion
      As I have said I was a little wary of these, I personally like strong cheese and only have this type of cheese with a BBQ or on beans on toast very occasionally, with them being so cheap I thought that they were going to be bland and tasteless, however I was pleased to discover that the cheese singles were very tasty indeed and had a lovely mild creamy cheesy taste to them, not too strong but perfect to compliment BBQ food. I will definitely buy these again in the future, this is definitely a product I would recommend, don't be put of my the cheap price, if you enjoy cheese singles with your BBQ these are perfect and a bargain too.

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      06.08.2010 15:01
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      It is was it is, don't expect too much from a cheap processed cheese

      I have to say I am a real fan of processed cheese and I bought these Tesco cheese singles a couple of weeks ago to try, as they were only about 60p for 10 of them. They are great at barbecues to put on your burgers but I also love them in sandwiches, at the moment, turkey, cheese singles and mayonnaise. I know - incredibly unhealthy, especially with the amount of salt and fat that is in this cheese but once in a while it's ok.

      I have to say I was a bit disappointed with this brand. The blue an white stripe packaging is not particularly appealing and the main reason I bought them was purely because of the price. This isn't the best single cheese I have ever bought. There wasn't much flavour to it. There never is really in processed cheese but I thought this in particular was quite bland.

      I wasn't too disheartened by my purchase though because at the end of the day it's not unpleasant to eat, it was cheap to buy and I still had my cheese fix. What more can you really expect from processed cheese, it's unhealthy and really just a convenient sandwich filler and something to put on your burgers.

      I don't think I would bother buying these Tesco cheese singles again though, purely because if you pay an extra 20p or 30p you can have the next Tesco brand up which does taste better.

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      26.04.2010 20:47
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      Gross and unhealthy

      This weekend the weather was gorgeous and I had the pleasure of going to a BBQ. However I also had the distinct lack of pleasure of eating one of these Tesco Value Cheese Singles.

      The cheese slices come in packs of ten which weigh 200 grams. They are only available from Tesco and one packet costs 58 pence. The packet is of course unattractive and is made of just thin white coloured cellophane with the well known blue band across and the blue and red Tesco Value logo.

      Inside the packet each cheese slice has its own plastic covering which is easily ripped off to leave a yellow rubbery slice of cheese. This slice can be put on top of burgers, in sandwiches or eaten by itself.

      The slice has a plasticky texture but I expect that from a cheese slice so I wasn't too bothered by it. However I was disappointed when I tasted the cheese and found that there was absolutely no flavour to it. I could barely tell that I was eating anything. It was completely tasteless and so in my view was a waste of time, money and calories.

      The cheese slices are not very healthy as each single small piece contains 55 calories, 0.9 grams of sugar, and a very high 4.5 grams of fat, 2.1 grams of saturates and 0.6 grams of salt. These last three values are very high for such a small product.

      I thought these cheese slices were awful and even though they are cheap and convenient I would never buy them or recommend them.

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        25.04.2010 11:32
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        worth a try

        I bought these from Tesco, and needed something cheap for a bbq. They are from the tesco value range and have the usual blue and white basic wrapper.

        There are 10 'cheese' slices in each pack, and are individually wrapped in clear plactic. This is great as the slices stay fresh for longer. They last for months, although they won't last long in our fridge! A pack bought in April has an use by date of October.

        The slices ar very yellow in colour, quite similar to the colour of the cheese in McDonalds, but thet are very rubbery! But at the end of the day what can one expect from processed cheese, at 47p for a pack of 10. They were half the price of Tescos own brand of cheese slices.

        I liked the taste, they have quite a strong taste considering they are processed. I think they work best on burgers. when they melt they taste quite moist and add a little something, I really did think that it made a little difference, and looked good in the bun. Mind you, i'm not posh, but i did take the slices out of the value pack before serving in a bowl. Some people do turn their noses up on value products. My opinion is, if they don't know what brand they are, they tend to like them, and then I'l tell them what it is!!

        I have eaten a slice in a sandwich, and one slice per two pieces of bread is enough. I wouldn't fancy putting them in a fresh salad though, I don't think it would look good as it is so rubbery. They need to be kept in the fridge.

        Each slice contains 55 calories and 4.5g of fat (2.1g saturated). The only thing that puts me off a bit is that each slice only has 11% cheese- you will find the rest of the ingredients on the pack- they stil taste nice, so I dont mind too much! They don't contain artificial preservatives or flavours.

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          04.03.2010 14:04
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          nice value cheese slices for a very low price

          I am always snacking and love lots of food and I am now on a lower budget and so I have been trying lots of the lower branded foods to see if I like them and I thought I would give these cheese slices a try.

          They are from the Tesco Value range of lower products and they come in the usual red and blue colours of their lower range of products and they come in a transparent plastic wrapper and inside there are 10 individual slices of thin square slices, each individually wrapped in a very thin folded wrapper to keep them nice and fresh, and the wrapper can easily be opened.

          For a 200g pack of 10 they were priced at only 58p and a bargain.



          They are ideal with burgers for BBQs in the summer and indoor or outdoor parties and they are excellent for school or work packed lunches or just with bread or crackers and are delicious with chopped onion or tomatoes.



          Each slice contains:
          55 cal
          0.9g sugar
          4.5g fat
          2.1g sat
          0.6g salt.


          The sell by date is very good with this product of around 18 days, which is remarkably good as some perishable products do not have such a long shelf life.

          The texture is very smooth and creamy and very light and they are very easy to cut if you need to use them for crackers. The taste of the cheese is very good too.

          For a lower brand of food, these slices are very good value for money and for the lower price they are not to be missed in my opinion, and if you are on a low budget or have a large family, they are a good buy and can save you a lot of money.

          I recommend these for anyone to give them a try and see if you like them too.

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            02.03.2010 10:29
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            Cheap, value cheese slices!

            I'm a big fan of trying out various supermarkets value ranges and tesco is one of my favourites. More times than not, if I try a tesco value alternative to the usual pricey brand, it doesn't turn out to be too bad, and at the end of the day, with the cash flow being as tight as it is these days, finding cheaper alternatives to everyday food products has become an ever increasing trend in our house.

            These value cheese slices come in a pack of 10 and are individually wrapped. The pack is 200g and it is the usual blue and white tesco colours. You get a fair amount of information for a unattractive packaging, consisting of nutritional info, ingredient info, sell by date, allergy advice and a break down of what each slice has with regards to the RDA of nutrients each slice gives you.

            Now the taste! At the end of the day, these are actually very good, as good as processed cheese can get. In my opinion most processed cheeses taste exactly the same with the exception of such brands like dairylea, dairylea has a distinctive funky taste about them which sets them out from all other brands. These however don't taste any different from the more expensive brands out there that I have had over the years.

            To be honest, I usually only have these in such things as beef burgers, chicken burgers and things like hot dogs, so the taste is only there to give the food a bit of a cheesy feel to it, but the taste it does give is more than satisfactory. I have rarely had these in sandwiches but when I have, they're not too bad, not the greatest but still tasty.

            I'm not going to go on about texture, because all processed cheese is practically the same, but what I will say is that when you open these and take them out of their individual wrapper, they do have a tendency to break apart on one end as you remove the wrapper, not a major problem, but one that more expensive brands don't tend to have. This problem certainly wouldn't stop me buying them though!

            At less than a pound these are most definitely a must buy for any BBQ, and can even be a welcome added edition to any fridge to be used occasionally in the odd sandwich.

            Since first trying these I have never gone back to the more expensive brands. I also begrudge paying a hefty price tag for fake cheese too, so the low price with these helps with my annoyance towards that!

            Nutritionally these aren't going to make you slimmer of the year but they're not as bad as you may think:
            Per slice:
            55 cals
            0.9g sugar
            4.5g fat
            2.1g saturates
            0.6g salt

            A bargain of a cheesy food!

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              06.01.2010 11:59
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              4 out of 10.

              These cheese singles are Tesco Value own brand and therefore available at Tesco!!

              I have only ever bought these if having a barbecue, because the taste, texture, it just is not cheese as I know it!!

              The cheese singles come in a small plastic blue white and red outer wrapper which is easy to open with easy rippable sides, the actual product itself is wrapped in a cellophane style wrapper which again is designed so it is easily opened and peeled out of its wrapping.

              Of course this is beneficial so that as they are used up the remainder of the singles stay wrapped up and fresh in the refridgerator.

              They are square and a bit orangey yellow. The squareness would make them versatile for a sandwich but I would rather eat cat food than do that, well maybe not literally but you get the idea.

              I don't know why people would buy these instead of normal cheese for any other use than throwing on a burger at a barbecue, as I think normal cheese or cheddar on a burger is too strong so the fact that you can't detect this stuff strongly is a bonus.

              It doesn't really melt as such on something that is hot and sort of stays rubbery. It will stay in it's original shape and will not budge.

              It is rubbery, vaguely tasting of something slightly cheesy, it reminds me of those awful and expensive cheese strings.

              Uses =

              Great for popping on burgers, saves preparing time when at a barbecue as they just come out and put on the chosen foodstuff.

              Not so great for sandwiches, toast etc, processed cheese is not as nice as normal cheese with a few exceptiuons, this being one of them. You can buy real cheese sliced for these purposes to save having to consume these cheese singles cold on a sandwich, yack!!

              Summary =

              Only good for throwing on burgers at barbecues, would not use as a sandwich filling!! It would probably be cheaper to buy a block of cheddar cheese but the convenience of these blighters is good.

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                25.11.2009 10:10
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                GOOD VALUE CHEESE SINGLES

                There is a range of 'basic' products in Tesco called the Tesco Value range. I have been trying out some of these products to see if they are good enough to switch to as I am trying to save some money on my weekly shop.

                One of the items from the Tesco value range that I am quite impressed with is the cheese singles. These are individually wrapped cheese slices that can be used in all different ways.

                I find that these cheese singles are very handy to keep in your fridge to have a quick and easy snack such as a sandwich or toasted cheese. My favourite way to use them though is on top of a burger in a bun .

                The packaging is not eye catching or very attractive. The packet is a plain white wrapper with a blue stripe and blue edges. There is some red coloured detail on the front too and on the top corner there is a little drawing of a cheeseburger.

                The plastic packet contains ten individual wrapped cheese slices and each of these slices has 55 calories in it!

                There is a good sell by date on the packaging and I can see that they will last up until May of next year so like I said they are handy to keep in your fridge as a stand by and will last a long time.

                The cheese is easy to take from the wrapper which is a clear plastic. The cheese is a bright orange colour and looks a bit plastic as it is quite shiny. The cheese doesn't really have a smell.

                When put onto hot toast this is another of my favourite ways to eat the cheese. The cheese melts easily and makes the toast taste delicious. I also like the cheese singles on top of a burger so it is like a cheeseburger with one of these slices.

                If I eat the cheese on plain bread I do not enjoy it as much. I think this is because the cheese is quite false tasted and I am not very keen on it unless it is melted or has another flavour to eat it with like on top of the burger.

                I will buy them again and I found them very quick and easy to use and they tasted quite nice once in a while. I would not eat them all the time though as I think it would become boring. They are very good value for money as the package contains ten individual slices and this cost under £1.

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