What really annoys me about this product is that it is aimed at school children for packed lunches, of which they have 5 a week, yet they are sold in packs of 4, this is just a way to rip you off ensuring that you buy 2 packs at a time and I have 2 school aged children maybe this is why I have picked up on marketing tactics like this and why they annoy me so much, there is really no need for this and I find it a dirty tactic.
That aside, my children do love this in their lunch boxes and they are very tasty and an alternative to packs of biscuits or crisps - or a healthy extra with those. I have bought many different varieties of dairlee dunkers though my children still prefer the bog standard bread sticks and dips and my youngest son of 18 months has started to have a real liking for these too. Everything perfect about from pack size.
-- INTRODUCTION --
Dairylea is a brand of cheese under Kraft Foods, which also produces several other products including cheese singles (both normal and reduced fat), cheese spread, Ritz crackers dippers, and cheese triangles. I'm no stranger to this brand as I am a loyal consumer of their cheese singles (beats supermarket brands any time). I've tried their cheese triangles too as well as their cheese brand (not as good as their singles, unfortunately). But the Dunkers are one yummy and healthy snack to have!
-- PACKAGING --
These dunkers are sold in 4-packs, with each pack intending to be one serving of breadsticks + cheese. It's a nice little snack to be carrying around because it's so small. You can easily tear a pack out by bending it at the edge and pulling it out.
Each individual pack contains a compartment for the cheese spread, and another compartment for the breadsticks. The idea is to take the breadstick and dip it into the adjacent cheese spread compartment, and then slowly munch and savour this little delight! Because these contain fresh cheese, it is recommended that you keep the product in the fridge between 1-5 degrees celsius.
-- DUNKIN' GOODNESS IN EVERY DUNKER! --
The Dairylea spread here, I suspect, is exactly the same thing as their cheese spread. While I find their cheese spread a little too mild when spread on bread (unless you apply loads of it), the spread here goes really well with the crunchy breadsticks. There is more than enough cheese spread here for you to be dipping a relatively huge chunk of spread on every breadstick - and that makes the taste much stronger, creamier and yummier. I can't really remember offhand but I believe that there are about 8 to 10 breadsticks in each pack, which makes one pack a nice decent little snack to fill up your stomach in the afternoon. I also like sharing these Dunkers with my friends - it's fun to gather together and have some dunking fun during breaktime!
Each 47 g tub features 13.5 g of carbohydrates, 3.8 g of fat, 1.0 g of fibre, 0.27 g of fat. It makes for a relatively light and healthy snack (let's not forget the calcium goodness in cheese!) - something to have without giving yourself a blood sugar rush!
These dunkers are available at most supermarkets in the Cheeses section (where you get your cheese slices). It is currently sold at Tesco for £2.20. While this is one yummy snack, I would consider this to be quite expensive since all you're getting is just 4 packs of breadsticks and cheese spread! Once you get the idea, I believe it's so much better to buy your own breadsticks and one pot of Dairylea cheese spread and have as much as you want for a much cheaper price!
I would definitely recommend that you try this, because it's so yummy! It's just a lil' expensive so I would recommend buying breadsticks and cheese spread and doing it yourself instead! But awesome idea from Dairylea!
What a great invention for your childrens lunch packs or if you are going to the seaside for the day or you are going to a place of interest, because they come in individual little packs and they are small enough to fit even into your handbag or pack into your lunch box.
You can purchase these as a multi pack or if you are only requiring one you can just purchase the odd one.
They have half the packet with little bread sticks and the other half is the dunkable creamy cheese that we all know and love, so that you can dip the breadsticks into the cheesy mixture and eat them.
They are a really lovely addition to any childrens lunch time, because they are something a bit different and i dont know of any children that would not enjoy these.
They contain calories of 120 thats 7 percent of a child's guideline daily allowance.
They are made with cheese and milk so that will help growth and teeth and bones, as milk contains calcium.
They come in a pack of two packets of four for £2.50, or you can buy one packet of four for £1.50. I have always loved the taste of dairlea and these are no exception. I have seen the adverts for dairlea and the slogans that kids will do anything for the taste of dairlea. I think because no matter what chesse spreads I have tried in the past I have always come back to dairlea because it has a unique taste that everyone loves and knows.What I really like about these little dairylea dunkers is the fact that there is not too much just enough for an individual so that it wont spoil their dinner.
Dairylea is a well known brand and well known brands can be trusted, it is manufactured by a Company known as Kraft.
Keep these in the fridge and they are great to pop into any lunch box.Dairylea also do a variety which is 7 percent lighter than the original dairlea spread, which is great if you are watching your calories.Added calcium and vitamin D.
All in all a great addition to any lunchtime.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Dairylea Dunkers are a fantastic product for children as they're fun, tasty and healthy. I'm a big kid at heart and so I've tried lots of the Dairylea Dunkers range and the original one, breadsticks, are my favourite.
They come in individual small pots which make them great for packed lunches or for carrying around with you in your bag. Each pot has two separate sections - one which is filled with Dairylea cream cheese and the other with mini Italian white breadsticks.
The cream cheese is made from natural cheese and milk so it's very good for you and provides you with some calcium. It's really creamy, smooth and thick and is full of a creamy cheesy flavour. The idea is that you're supposed to dip the crunchy breadsticks into the cream cheese. Not only is this a fun snack but it's also a very tasty one too.
The only downfall with these is the price which I do think is excessively high for what you get. A pack of 4 costs around £2.30 which means that each individual pack is about 60p. I would never ever pay this price for them - it would be far more cheaper to buy the ingredients separately, i.e. a pack of breadsticks and some cream cheese, but this obviously isn't as fun for children this way. They are often in some sort of offer which makes them cheaper but even in some offers they're still priced too highly.
If you don't mind the price or only pick them up when they're on offer, these are a great little snack for children. Either in their lunch box or just as a snack at home or on a day out, children of all ages seem to love them because they're fun, different and delicious.
Ideal for a mid morning snack or as part of a lunchbox for school or work, Dairylea Dunkers with Breadsticks are always a handy thing to have in your fridge especially if you are a fan of soft cheese like I am. Contained in the packaging as shown above you get 4 individual containers for your money and each have a protective foil seal across the tops of them.
Peeling back the foil you see 2 compartments, a longer compartment containing the breadsticks and in the smaller the Dairylea cheese. Normally containing around 8 breadsticks they aren't exactly huge but for the purpose of dunking into the cream cheese they are ideal. You can get a healthy dollop of cheese on the end of your breadstick and then it's simply a case of enjoying the taste of the two together.
I can't say there is a huge flavour to either the cheese or the breadstick if I'm being honest, and if I was being overly picky I would say that the breadsticks are on the hard side when compared to separately bought breadsticks that you can buy in boxes. Dairylea is always has quite a mild taste and if you are familiar with the Triangles or spread that you can buy then you will know this already. The cheese itself is creamy and light and is nicely flavoured but does have a slight artificial taste to it, together with the breadsticks do make for a nice snack that fills a gap. Also worth pointing out is the breadsticks to cheese ratio; after munching your way through the breadsticks you will invariably find that there is still plenty of cheese left over so dig in with your finger or spread the remainder on some bread rather than letting it go to waste.
Nutrition wise they are not that bad with a 50 gram pot containing 118 calories. 3.1 grams of saturated fat and 3.2 grams of sugar, seems okay to me for an adult but I would consider healthier alternatives for children.
A pack of four will set you back approximately £1.50 from all the big supermarkets and at the moment are on offer in Tesco on a 3 for 2 offer (which is why I bought mine) Recommended? I would say so they are a pretty much average snack that does give a nice cheesy fix, I don't think they are all that healthy considering the alternatives but on the whole would give a 3/5 Dooyoo star rating.
An average rating for an average snack.
Dairylea Dunkers- perfect for lunchboxes!!
I have been buying these for a few months now after they have been on offer at various places. I really enjoy these just as a snack or even as part of a picnic.
Dairylea is trademark of Kraft. The terrors who tried to take over one England's most famous companies- CADBURY...It's not happening!
As you can see from the above DooYoo image Dairylea Dunkers come in packs of four with each single pack in a plastic container with two seperate compartments. A smaller compartment for the delicious creamy dairylea soft cheese and a larger compartment for the crunchy breadsticks no longer than 8cm in size. They are then secured by a foil lid keeping extra freshness for longer.
On the front of the pack there is a blue and yellow theme with the logo's and a cartoon image of a cow. I think that these attract attention of children as well as adults. On the back of the pack there is nutritional information and other useful information.
When you pull back the foil, you don't get a strong smell as such but if you smell closer it is a little cheesy. The breadsticks are of a light brown colour and taste a little hard for my liking but this is because I prefer the jumbo tubes. The cheese is soft and creamy but there is a little bit too much of it. I always find that I run out of bread sticks and there is lots of cheese left and I hate to waste this.
Per each pack there is 150 calories, 13g of carbohydrates and 9.0g of fat. This is not too bad but it could be better. I always thought that these were quite healthy but I am wrong. Other snacks in today's market are lots healthier than these. I can't help but say they are processed...
You can buy Dairylea Dunkers from supermarkets and you can also buy them individually from smaller shops and petrol stations. The 4 packs are around £2.00 and the individual packs are around 50p.
I really like these because they make a great snack wherever you are and they taste great!!!
I would rate these 4/5 because they are tasty but a little unhealthy.
I first ate these a few months back and fell in love with them straight away. They are a perfect snack food so I take them to work as a gap filler. I like them as they are a change from the usual gap fillers of crisps, cereal bars, chocolate, biscuits and everything else I'm always trying to cut back on.
They come in a pack of four 47g packs and are also available in the following varieties - jumbo chipsticks, Ritz crackers, and nachos. The breadsticks are containted seperately to the cheese which I think is great so they don't get soggy or just one breadstick covered in the cheese.
Tesco currently have them priced at £1.50 a pack but they are often on offers of buy one get one free, or two for £2.00. I only buy them when they are on offer and I think and I think both of the offers are great value.
The Dairylea is of a nice, creamy taste and texture which I think some people may find off putting. This is what I like about it though as it is very different to the normal cream cheese that you can get by Philadelphia. The breadsticks are nice and crunchy and they still have that bite even when they have a generous dollop of the Dairylea on them
I think these are peferct for one you are looking for a cheese fix and don't want to stink the office out at work. I think they are also ideal for travelling and at picnics.
They are suitable for vegetarians to eat but obviously not for those allergic to dairy products.
The nutritional values are as follows -
So you can treat yourself to something without the guilt.
Dairylea Dunkers Breadsticks
Description: Manufacturer: Dairylea / Type: Snacks
If you have never tried these before, they are basically a little plastic pack sealed with a foil lid. Inside, there is an individual helping of breadsticks and a seperate portion of Dairylee to dip them into.
I buy these from my local Tesco and pay around £0.40 for one pack, but you can also buy them in multi packs, which works out cheaper. they are available in the chilled section of most supermarkets and come in blue and yellow packaging with the Dairylee logo on the front.
I love these because I am a big fan of Dairylee. The breadsticks are crispy and tasty (just like normal breadsticks but smaller) and the cheesy is creamy and light. I find that one pack is just enough to be a tasty snack (much healthier than crisps!) or addition to my lunch too.
Typical Nutritional Values Per 47g tub as follows;
I will keep buying these because they are convenient, tasty and better for me than loads of other snacks. They are fab to pop into a lunchbox and sure to be a hit with kids who like Dairylee. If you are a Dairylee fan then I definitely recommend that you try these, they are delicious!
I love snacky things, especially novelty ones - it must be the kid in me, lol!
Kraft 'Dairylea Dunkers' are fab for this reason, tasty and something interesting to snack on and they do several different varieties too...
The one I am reviewing today is 'Breadsticks' which is a pretty new one on the market and they are really lovely too!
These are sold in 4 packs and I got these on offer from Morrisons for one pound which is really good considering they are ideal for lunchboxes and picnics as well as an in-between meal snack also...
Made in Belgium with real cheese and milk these are great for kids as they contain calcium - good for teeth and bone development and healthy eating :)
No artificial preservatives, colours of flavours either so all natural, but there is 0.8g of salt so you have to watch that as it's 17% of a child's guideline amount.
The products comes in rectangle white plastic tubs and each has 47g contents which is a soft cheese dip in one side and the jumbo tubes in the other and then foil sealed. The tubs come in an eye-catching cardboard outer packaging which is green and blue with a smiling dunking cow which is really cute!
Calories are 111 with 3.9g fat and 2.8g of sugar per pot so pretty good for a healthy snack - better for you than chocolate!
The Dairylea cheese is really yummy and creamy and light; smooth in texture and very rich so you only need a bit to dunk your big crunchy corn and potato jumbo tubes into. This really is a fun way to eat food and I think they are brilliant for youngster!
This was one of the first varieties I think and I always liked munching on the dry breadsticks :)
I find the cream cheese really satisfying and tasty, both the stick and the creamy topping are full of flavour and one pot is enough.
Brilliant and worth five stars from me, plus suitable for vegetarians! :-P
I purchase my Dairylea Dunkers Breadsticks from my local corner store for 65p but they are available in most supermarkets for around 45p singly or as a multipack but normally it seems like they sell 4 packets for £2.03 so it's actually cheaper to buy them individually and they are the exact same size.
The pot is white with a blue lid which is made from foil.
Once the lid is peeled back it reveals an oblong tray with some breadsticks (around 7 or 8) and a smaller tray which contains the half fat cheese for dunking.
The breadsticks are quite healthy but I would not recommend eating these alone as they are quite dry and definitely better served with the cheese.
The cheese is made from 51% skimmed milk & 16% cheese the other 33% is whey, butter, milk protein, emulsifying salt, modified starch, phosphate, lactic acid & Vitamin D.
There was enough cheese to coat all of the breadsticks sufficiently but I never seem to be able to balance between having equal amounts of cheese on the breadsticks, running out or having lots of cheese left at the end. I never seem to be able to master it but I love the cheese anyway so it's fine!
One pack of Dairylea Dunkers provides at least 1/3 of the calcium UK 'Reference Nutrient Intake' (RMI) for children up to the age of ten.
I think this is quite a good snack for young children as long as it is provided in moderation because it does have 3.9g of fat per 47g tub.
I enjoyed this product but not as much as I enjoy the Jumbo Tubes! I only really purchased this because I wanted to do a review of them and couldn't remember just how nice they were. They are pretty nice, just not my favourite, and I'd rate them 4/5.
My little boy started 'big' school a few months ago and since then I have been trying to find him healthy snacks for his packed lunch. I find school dinners can be quite horrible and at least when you give them a packed lunch you know that what they are taking is healthy. Dairylea dunkers are just perfect.
Dairylea dunkers come in a multipack of four, although I think you can buy them individually. I paid £1 for a four pack in Morrisons recently but that was a special offer and I think they are more expensive than that, around the £2 mark.
The individual pots contain dairylea cheese and breadsticks to dunk in them. Although I buy them with breadsticks you can also get twists, baked crisps, jumbo tubes and nachos. So there is plenty to choose from.
Each tub is 47g and has 111 calories and 3.9g of fat. They are made with cheese and milk and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
It is important that little ones get plenty of calcium in their diet to help them grow and as dairylea contains calcium and vitamin D, a perfect way to build healthy bones and teeth. Breadsticks are also a great way to enjoy dairylea cheese, cheese isn't just something that needs to go on sandwiches.
We musn't forget that although these dunkers are aimed at children they are a perfect snack for people of all ages to enjoy, I personally don't like cheese but if I did I wouln't think twice about snacking on these.
One of my favourite snacks are the Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes which are sticks of maize type crisp cylinder about 8cm long and 1 in diameter and hollow. They are very crispy and tasty. The Idea is too dunk the Sticks in the Cheese. They cost an average of 45p per tube.
Dairylea Dunkers from Kraft foods. You can buy individual packs or packs of three. They come in a variety of flavours; salt and vinegar, pizza, smokey bacon and original. I have tried the salt and vinegar.
Per 50g serving (1 tub) -
of which Sugars 3.5g
of which Saturates 3.5g
Sodium 0.3g - Equivalent as Salt 0.8g
Calcium 221mg (28% RDA)
Vitamin D 0.9µg (18% of RDA)
From this three pack you take out the individual pack and find that it is a plastic pot with two compartments. It is foil sealed and has the same info as the front of the outside pack has on it. The compartment on the left has Dairylea cheese in it ,The compartment on the left measures contains 8 Bread sticks.
The salt and vinegar flavouring is really good and these are quite good to eat on their own. But that is not the idea. they are good for you they as they contain calcium and vitamin D. They should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
dairylea dunkers are things i only came across after having children and looking for ways to fill them up!.
I was brought up with dairylea and it was always in the fridge at home and i remember taking a triangle in my pack lunch.
dairylea dunkers are usually sold in packs of four and are rectangle in shape with a little pot of dairylea and in this case approx eight breadsticks, they are also available with jumbo tubes, baked crispd, nachos and ritz crackers.
dairylea is a lovely soft cheese and its uses vary!, my kids love it in a sandwich, on toast and even on a warmed nan bread.
The dunkers themselves are a great idea as it is easy to give as a snack and better than chocolate, they fit really well in packed lunchs and for picnics, anywhere really.
the only concern that i have is that i think that they are quite expensive, they are approx £2.50 for a four pack and as i have three children one pack does not last long and i have to admit that i also have the odd one.
They are available in most supermarkets, each pack is 47g and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
Each tub contains 111 calories, 2.8g suger, 3.9g fat, 2.8g saturates and 0.8g salt.
Dairylea Dunkers are made up of two things which is Dairylea Soft Cheese and some tube like bread sticks. Both these are held within a conveniently sized tub which fits nicely into lunch boxes and it is perfect for both adults and children to eat out of the home.
They are mainly aimed at children and that is why I bought them so that Jack could eat them when we are "on the go". However I just couldn't resist them when the need for something quick and snack like grabbed me.
I paid £2.19 pence for a multi packet in Sainsbury's and that contained four separate tubs of the "Dunkers". I do believe that Morrison's do there own version of this snack at a cheaper price but nothing like this is offered in my smaller Sainsbury's store.
The single tubs are sealed with an easy to remove silver foil lid which is also sturdy enough not to get pierced by anything when carrying it about in a bag. The soft Dairylea Cheese is held in a separate compartment to the bread sticks but there is a good amount of the cheese to divide amongst the sticks. I thought the cheese would taste just like the Dairylea spread that we often buy however I was mistaken and this soft cheese seemed to have a different twang to it. It looked and smelt just like regular Dairylea however there was just something different.
The bread sticks are a good 3 inches in length and there is roughly seven or so in the container. The bread sticks are very crispy and crunchy and do go nicely with soft cheese. They make for a good snack as they are both tasty and they fill a whole.
Each tub contains 120 calories which isn't so bad but there is just under 4 grams of saturated fat which isn't so good. I would say they are nice in taste but the soft cheese could taste a little nicer. I love the bread sticks and Jack seemed to like all of it as he scoffed it down in no time at all.
I think they are a fairly good product but I may try the Morrison's version of the snack next time round. I wouldn't say they are the best snack type food that you can get and they were not particularly moreish. I think they worthy a 3 star rating and somewhat of a recommendation.
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Took a short break from dooyoo whilst I changed jobs and locations - but I'm back again!
And I'm reviewing Dairylea Dunkers, which are basically a tube-style tub snack divided into 2. One side is very small and contains Dairylea cheese. The other has the breadsticks.
This is generally marketed at kids - I think there was a whole kids' lunchboxes advertising campaign going on a few years back, but there isn't really anything specifically for kids on the packaging now.
My home situation is kind of confused at the moment because I'm staying at boyfriend's house, and as I'm still not sure how long I'm going to be there, it made sense not to buy loads of 'proper' food. With my new job I didn't know what facilities there would be or where they were straight away, so Dunkers provided the perfect snack. I can just drop one in my bag in the morning as part of my lunch, and off I go.
Unlike with a lot of yoghurts, the foil lid is quite firm and so I'm not worried about it breaking and spilling cheese everywhere. The cheese is quite thick, being Dairylea, so it probably wouldn't be as much of an issue anyway.
I'm not that keen on protein either, so the cheese and sticks combo makes it easier for me to eat. The cheese is creamy, pale and generally mild.
The breadsticks are small, and the cheese is the perfect thing to stop them being too dry...but they are surprisingly tasty on their own(despite me not being a fan of plain breadsticks).
Other advantages are: they are different to sandwiches which can get quite boring and you can add as much as you like to make into a 'meal' or have alone as a snack. They are also a good way to resist the temptation of biscuits and other sugary foods during the mid-afternoon slump - that horrible point about 3 or 4pm where lunchtime seems long gone but the end of the day no nearer.
I always find that there aren't enough breadsticks to go with the cheese; however that's good for people who like to dunk a lot or have a good amount of cheese in one go. Alternatively, dipping other things into it works well, especially Kettle chips!
The other disdvantage is the price - mine where about 60p or so from the local co-op, buy buying in bulk would make it most cost-effective for kids' lunchboxes.
Finally, I'll say that whilst I do like these, I prefer the 'Jumbo tube' variety which have crispy, flavoursome hollow tubes (they are also bigger than the breadsticks). However, these are a great snack on the go.