“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cheese „
I am a huge fan of cottage cheese so the other night whilst dreaming of a baked potato I decided to take a peek at what I could top it with whilst browsing in Tescos. Not usually a fan of cottage cheese I only picked this out cos it had pineapple in it and I rather fancied it and actually I bought a couple of tubs thinking I could use it on a variety of things!
300g white and yellow coloured plastic tub that has a see through plastic lid that goes over a peel off yellow and white foil lid. On the top and to the sides of the tub I am told that it is Tesco 'Light Choices' Cottage Cheese With Pineapple and that it us low fat and contains 70% less fat and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the tub other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, I'm told that it is suitable for Vegetarians, the size is stated (as I've listed already), I'm told that per 60g serving it contains 1 point (Weightwatchers point system) and contact details for Tescos are given. Nice informative tub this is.
The Cottage Cheese:
Well upon opening this I was quite surprised by it to be honest. It was a really runny white mixture though I could see a few lumps within it and rather a few small yellow pineapple pieces. Like I say though this was really, really runny, even when I stirred it up well I had to drain a lot of the milky juice off it or my dinner would have swam!
Basically this is ok (once drained). The cottage cheese lumps taste milky but another slight moan from me was that there was actually too much pineapple in it making it far too sweet and like I said to mate when eating it all it needs is a cherry on top to be a weird dessert!
The whole consistency of this wasn't great because it was far too wet and runny and on looks alone I was off put from the get go. Apart from that I got a milky and sweet flavour and overall I simply wasn't keen I'm afraid and prefer a rather thicker cottage cheese!
Nutritional Information Per 60g Serving:
Only available in Tescos costing £1.05 a tub.
My new years resolution was to eat healthier, I don't want to lose weight but do recognise that my diet is not very good most of the time so I thought I'd do something about it.
One of the things I brought just before new year was this Light Choices Cottage Cheese With Pineapple from Tesco. There's not a lot you can say about cottage cheese so I'll do my best to describe the flavour of it.
I like this one because even though it's a Light Choices one there are loads of lumps of cheese in it, the last low fat one I had was so watery that by the time I'd tipped a lot of the water away there was hardly anything in the tub!! This one looks mega chunky though and eating it with a fork you can see that there lumps are quite big with a lovely soft and wet texture.
There's not that much pineapple in it but enough for one small piece of pineapple per spoon of cottage cheese, even though there's not much of the fruit the cottage cheese has got a gorgeous pineapple flavour all the way through it. The pineapple is nice and soft and has got a wicked fresh texture and taste.
I have mine either in a pile with a salad or on crispbreads, I like having it on crispbreads and Ryvitas because it means I haven't got to have butter and can cut my fat down even more. My mum had some last night on a jacket potato and she said it was delish.
I love how creamy this cottage cheese is, the liquid is a bit watery but the cheese itself is thick and yummy. It's got a bit of a milky flavour but it's made of milk so what do you expect??? lol
The 300g tub I've got cost £1.02 and that's not bad value, you have to use it all up in 3 days so if you don't think you'll do that then I recommend buying the smaller pots because it might work out more expensive but at least you won't be throwing any away.
I have gotten into the habit of eating cottage cheese every week, as it is a good source of protein. Provided you don't overdo it, cottage cheese will help maintain a healthy body and also assist in keeping skin looking good. I have tried some of the cottage cheeses from Tesco. You find them in the chilled cheese aisle. You can buy a regular cottage cheese and one with pineapple.
This one has small bits of pineapple embedded into it, which gives it an exotic twist. The cheese itself has a slightly rubbery texture and is swimming in rather watery cheesy liquid. Once you have opened the pot it is best to eat with two to three days. I returned to a pot after a week and it had gone very runny. Generous chunks of cheese can be taken out on a spoon and positioned onto cream crackers or thrown over a jacket potato. If you're brave, you could attempt to spread it, but I prefer to eat mine in bigger lumps.
There is a subtle bitter aftertaste which just about tweaks the tastebuds and leaves you feeling zestful. The pineapple delivers an interesting dimension of taste, offsetting the cheese with a discreet and mellow fruity allure. It is luckily not too overpowering.
This pineapple variety would work well for dinner parties. Why not use it as a dip for tortilla chips or have a big bowl that people can dunk anything into. While I think I prefer the normal cottage cheese, this one would be good for the summer months, barbecues would be heightened in the salad department if this were to be used as a dressing.
Available in a couple of sizes, I believe my smaller tub came in at just under one pound, which I feel is good value, as it lasts for a few days.