“ Perfect for kids lunch boxes (and adults too!), Dairylea Dunkers are a tasty cheese based snack. They are packaged well and are subsequently quite expensive, and may leave you wanting more! „
When I was a child I can always remember my mum purchasing Dairylea triangles and absolutely loving the taste of them. Since then the Dairylea range has grown extensively with you now being able to buy all sorts of savoury snacks containing Dairylea including the range of dunkers. Although I am now very much an adult I do still love Dairylea and often purchase the dunkers to place in mine and my husbands lunch boxes. My last purchase of the dunkers was of the jumbo tubes variety.
I purchased a pack containing 4 individual cartons of the dunkers from my Tesco express store where they were on a half price special offer priced at £1.14 per pack.
As I purchased my dairylea dunkers as a multi-pack they came packaged in individual plastic pots which are lined up and wrapped in cardboard sleeve. Each individual pot is made of white plastic which has two sections and is covered with a peel able foil lid. The only information about the dunkers which is on the individual pot is that each pot contains 122 calories which is 7% of your daily allowance. More detailed product information is found on the cardboard sleeve including full nutritional information, ingredients listings, storage instructions and that the dunkers are suitable for vegetarians.
When you peel the foil lid of the pot you will find the jumbo tubes in one side and the Dairylea in the other. This allows you to pick out one of the tubes then 'dunk' it in the Dairylea, although there does not appear to be a huge amount of Dairylea I find that there is enough to get a good amount on each tube without running out. The tubes themselves are very crisp and crunchy and are flavoured with parsley and garlic according to the ingredients listings and which you can see from the little green flecks in the tubes. The smooth, creamy and cheesy Diarylea provides an excellent contrast to the crunchy tubes with both working perfectly together.
Overall these make a great little addition to a lunch box or a great, tasty snack. They can be a little on the expensive side but seem to often be on offer at most supermarkets.
Kraft Dairylea Dunkers as a brand have grown over the years and now include; breadsticks, jumbo tubes, nachos, Ritz and baked crisps offering a good variety of dunkers.
I prefer the jumbo tubes and therefore this review is based on them. Each individual dunker packet offers two compartments sealed with a foil top to keep the cheese and dunker fresh. The small compartment offers a Dairylea cheese dip, which is the equivalent of a cheese triangle in a more melted format, whilst the larger compartment holds up to nine jumbo tubes depending on how lucky you are. The tray itself is a sturdy plastic shaped appropriately with the two compartments easily identified prior to opening, due to the shape of the base and the plastic means that they cannot be squashed which is ideal for lunchboxes/handbags.
The foil top has a peel back tab which enables you to pull it off it one pull. Often the cheese compartment has a double layer for added freshness and on occasion the second layer will get stuck, meaning you need to remove it separately. The Dairylea brand is on the left hand corner with "dunkers" written across the centre in green. The type of dunker is written on the right hand side of the top along with a picture of said dunker. The cheese inside is soft and has added calcium and vitamin D; it's not too strong but still tastes cheesy.
Dunking is easy as you just scoop the cheese onto your preferred dunker whip up any excess and munch. There is enough cheese per serving to get two bites of each dunker with cheese, unless you overestimate your portions and then you could be left with no cheese and more corn. The jumbo tubes are made from corn and potato. They are hollow tubes approximately two and half inches in length with a real crunch to them. They have a hint of garlic to them and are flecked with green parsley.
The taste of these isn't like any other corn product I have had before and they really make this snack in terms of flavour. The flavour is strong enough to linger on the breath if you are not careful, so it is worth considering this if you are for example packing one for lunch.
Each individual packet contains 47g of product and obviously contains dairy products so would not be suitable for somebody who is allergic. Other ingredients include various starches, salts and acids which doesn't sound at all appealing. Dairylea cannot guarantee that this product is nut or wheat free so again if you have allergies this is worth considering.
In addition to the flavour, I prefer the tubes because they are shaped to scoop. This means that any cheese left in the compartment can be easily rounded up. The nachos and Ritz versions make this harder due to the shape of the crisps. That said if there is left over cheese and you have a bag of crisps handy they always make good additional dunkers.
I have been buying these for years as jumbo tubes are one of the first variations Dairylea made, whilst other brands stuck with breadsticks and I tend to take them in my packed lunch to work. The price has gone up quite considerably since I first started buying them and they now cost anything between £2.18 and £2.64 for 4 in a pack, but they can often be found on offer in most supermarkets on Buy One Get One Free or half price, which is when I tend to stock up as £2.64 is quite expensive for 4.
Additionally they are sold separately and smaller retail outlets such as the Co-op or Spar often have them on two for £1 which makes them cheaper still. Individually they sell at a price between 55p and 70p depending on the store.
Dairylea have recently started selling a different shaped pack where the snacks are stacked on top of each other in pairs rather than next to each other in a cardboard frame. I haven't bought these as the price is even more, but I think they are packets of 6, though they don't appear to be as readily available as the traditional packets.
Dairylea boast no added preservatives of artificial flavours in the dunker products and this is clearly printed on the cardboard packaging of the multipack versions but not on the foil of the individually sold products. They make ideal snacks for kids and adults alike.
I don't normally include the ingredients but due to allergies etc. I thought it would be helpful for this review.
Dairylea Cheese Dip (9% fat): Skimmed Milk (51%), Cheese (16%), Concentrated Whey, Milk Proteins, Butter, Emulsifying Salts (sodium calcium polyphosphate), Modified Starch, Calcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Vitamin D;
Jumbo Tubes: Corn, Potato, Vegetable Oil, Flavourings, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Sugar, Salt, Onion, Flavour Enhancer (Monosodium glutamate), Emulsifier (Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), Yeast Extract, Vegetable Fat, Garlic, Parsley, Malic Acid, Citric Acid. Contains Milk. May contain traces of peanuts and wheat
I remember the Dairylea triangles you could buy when I was a child and although I didn't really like eating these in sandwiches or on toast I would unwrap the foil and eat them almost as sweets. I haven't done that in a long time or eaten soft cheese spread of any kind really but every now and again when I am on my lunch break at one of my places of employment I have started to eat a product called the Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes.
It is a nice little snack in a plastic pot with a foil lid or cover and inside you will find a portion of cheese with about two thirds of the container dedicated to holding the crisp sticks used to dip in to the soft cheese. This snack is a bit like a savoury version of a choc dip if you have ever eaten one of those. I paid around 69 pence for the few that I have bought which I think it quite competitive although I suppose this was just a special or introductory price.
As these are stored in a chilled cabinet in the shop you buy them from the Dairylea is refreshingly cool and when the crispy sticks are dipped in, there is a very pleasant contrast between these two components that complete the snack. In all honesty I very much enjoy this product but I think to make it last a little longer you could benefit from having a couple more crisp sticks as sometimes you are left with some cheese in its compartment, but all in all a great addition to a lunch box or great on its own as a quick snack.
I love jumbo tubes!They are most definitely the most yummiest flavour of all the dairylea dunkers:)They are nice to eat on there own or with the cheese aswell.I always suck the cheese up the jumbo tube and then eat it yum yum yum :)I Suggest you buy jumbo tubes as they are very nice indeed and they are a good source of calcium and are only 120 calories :)
After spotting these on offer recently, I stocked up as my daughter would live on these if given half the chance, luckily I have so far managed to restrict them to one a day in her school lunchbox!
The product I will now review is - "Dairylea dunkers - jumbo tubes"
Now, in fairness I shouldn't be too hard on Kaitlin, as if left to my own devices I would probably scoff more than one in a sitting as they really are that tasty!
The premise of these (if you are not familiar with them) is that you get a small portion of thick and creamy Dairylea cheese spread with some sort of dipping implement, with there being a good four or five different types available now for purchase.
The jumbo tubes one in my opinion is by far the best, never before have I preferred the dippers rather than the dippee's!
The tubes are hollow corn baked tubes that a fantastic onion/garlic flavouring on them, with the tubes having a slight green fleck to them, my daughter loves this but it is the main reason that my younger son won't touch them!
You simply dip and either lick/chew, with the creamy cheese complimenting the flavour of the tubes perfectly.
There does seem to be ample amounts of cheese to the tubes, and it is a reasonably filling snack to a non piggy person, ie me!
The packaging is again perfect for lunchboxes as the rigid plastic pot doesn't get squashed and the thick foil top doesn't get pierced too easily either, with the only downside being my daughter really struggles to peel the lid off!
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per 47g pot,
3.3g of which saturates,
These of course contain milk and cheese, but may also contain wheat and traces of peanuts.
Price wise these were bought for £1.00 for the pack, which contains 4 x 47g pots, which is fantastic value. Full price however they retail around the £1.50 mark, so we buy them on offer and in bulk!
For more information visit - www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk
These are a lovely addition to a child's lunchbox and the fact they contain 25% of a child's recommended daily calcium intake is an added bonus!
Thanks for reading x
I tried these Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes for the first time just recently, and was surprised at how much I like them. I'd considered them a children's food, which is of course who they're aimed at, and had just previously assumed that meant I wouldn't like them. Bit of a silly logic really?!
These are sold in shops individually for ridiculous prices (around 80p to £1 each from what I've seen), but in supermarkets they're more reasonably priced at around £1.50 - £2 for a packet of four. These multipacks contain four individually sealed packets, which makes them an ideal snack to grab when you're in a hurry. I bet they're good for kid's lunchboxes too - no fuss or mess and no washing up afterwards! Not so great for the environment but you can't win them all.
These Dunkers open up by peeling back the foil lid on top to reveal two plastic compartments. There's a long one which holds the jumbo dunker tubes in it, and then a small one with the Dairylea cheese spread in it. The idea, of course, is that you dunk your crunchy dunkers into the cheese spread to eat them. Works well for me!
I don't really know how to describe these jumbo dunker tubes, as they're not even sure what they are I don't think. They look and feel a bit like a giant crisp stick with a hollow running through the middle, yet they taste more like a bread stick. The cheese is typical Dairylea - very creamy, sweet and with a slightly tangy edge to it.
My verdict on these is a mixed one. On the one hand, these are expensive and not even that fabulous tasting. I was surprised to find such a bread taste to the crisp-looking things. Think I'd have preferred breadsticks that don't fool my senses. They are pretty convenient though, and a big hit with the grandson too. Plus I like that you're getting a good dose of protein into your kids with these, which you'd be missing out on if you just handed over a packet of crisps.
I'm going to sit on the fence and give them three stars. They're overpriced and could do with a bit of a taste-tweak, but they're reasonable and handy too. In fairness, I'm not exactly the target demographic to be eating these - kids are.
Dairylea Dunkers seem to be aimed at children, so I haven't bought them much in the past - however, they were on offer at £1 for 4 at Morrisons so I thought I'd give them a try! This price was better than half price (I think they are normally in the region of £2.50 for 4, which I think would be relatively expensive for what they are, but at £1 for 4 or 25p each, they are pretty reasonably priced.
One of the best things about them is that they aren't too bad calorie wise - they are around 5g of fat and in the region of 130 calories, which is less than some bags of crisps - considering that they are so much more filling and satisfying than a bag of crisps, they are a great, slightly healthier alternative - plus you also get more nutrition value with the cheese spread!
I've tried the dunkers with Ritz crackers as well, which are also very tasty, and I think Dairylea should advertise more to the older market as well as they go nicely in an adult lunchbox as well as for kids!
I'd definitely buy them again - they are a great little snack in between meals - but I would be more inclined to stock up on them when the offers are on - I wouldn't want to pay more than 50p maximum for one, and 25p is very reasonable.
As I just quickly nipped into Asda, I was trying not to look at the offers as I only wanted to grab dome teabags and get out of there. However, as usual my eye caught sight of one of the weekly offers which are one of my favourite things, Dairylea Dunkers. I never usually buy them as they are dangerous and I always end up eating them too quickly but since I haven't had them in quite a while I decided I deserved a treat and popped them into my basket and headed for the checkout.
The box is very bright and eye catching as it is a bright blue colour and has the Dairylea logo as well as bold green type saying 'Dunkers'. There is a photo of the tubes on the front of the box which makes them look very appealing as well as there being a cow illustration on there to give a real countryside look to the packaging. It is a very vibrant style and it caught my eye when I was walking past. There are 4 x 47g tubs of Dunkers in a pack.
The Dunkers have nutritional information listed on the front of the pack which is done per 47g tub. They contain 120 calories (7%), 3.3g of sugar (4%), 5.6g (8%) of fat, 3.2g (16%) of saturates and lastly 0.75g of salt (18%). They do not contain artificial colours or preservatives and are made with cheese and milk. They are also suitable for vegetarians, for allergy reasons the box states these may contain traces of peanuts and wheat.
As you open the foil wrapper of the tub it is in two sections, one small section of the cream cheese and the other with the sticks which you dunk in. The sticks are like cheese and onion or even garlic seasoned which is really nice as it adds a bit of flavour compared to the plain Dunkers. Dipping the sticks into the cheese creates a really nice combination as it has a hint of garlic with the creaminess of the cheese. They are nice and crunchy the sticks and make a great snack, I mean obviously they are not really filling but they are great as a part of a lunch.
The Dunkers are very addictive, four doesn't seem like a lot but even the 8 sticks seem to go pretty quickly when you start on these. Apparently these contain Calcium and Vitamin D & 1 so they are also good for you as well as being tasty.
These are a good savoury snack, if like me you are not a big fan of chocolate. They are easy to eat and taste great. I am not a big cheese fan but the Dairylea cheese is really nice and as I said before it is quite creamy and of a nice consistency so combining it with the sticks just really makes it taste better.
The Dairylea Dunkers the Jumbo Sticks are currently on offer for the 4 pack and it cost me £1 so stock up while you can because these cost £2.38 at full price which I just think is too overpriced for what they are. You can sometimes buy them individually in certain places which costs 51p each so again while they are £1 you may as well get them because 2 individually would normally cost that and you are getting 4 this way.
If you want more information about Dairylea Dunkers and Kraft as a company then you can go to http://www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk . The website has information on the brand as well as lots of information on healthy living.
I must admit I do like a little snack - it is in fact one of the main reasons why my bum doesn't look great in a bikini! And I love these! While I grant you they're not going to be winning any michelin stars soon, they sure do fill a hole!
I bought a single pack from Tesco for 59p. You can also buy them in packs of three for £1.29 but to be honest I would only eat them all at once and I don't really want to do that!
I'm sure we all know the original dairylea cheese, well this little cheese know appears in more and more snack type products. They're all made by Kraft (y'know that evil American company that stole Cadburys!) and as far as I'm concerned they can keep them coming.
This snack comes in a plastic type of tray with two sections covered by a foil lid. One section contains some dairylea dip and the other contains big crispy tubes to dip into it.
The packaging is done in the kind of colours to make you think of sunny days in the meadow - greens, blues and a hint of yellow. The packaging is pretty consistent for all the snacks in the dairylea range. The packaging also tell us that it's made with cheese and milk - again I think trying to ram home the we are healthy message - from that point I think you might be better off with an apple!
However, taste and satisfaction wise you wouldn't be. I think most of us love finger food and there's something very satisfying about dipping these big crispy tunes into that creamy cheese and crunching! There's roughly eight of the tubes in each pack and I'd say that's about the right amount for the cheesey dip.
The jumbo tubes have a slightly oniony taste which goes with the cheese. The cheese is slightly plasticy but dairylea is a bit like that and I like it although I appreciate not everyone will agree. Don't do for this if you're a connoisseur of fine cheeses but I think you knew that already.
The pack contains 120 kcal per serving which isn't bad and is kept lower than you might think by the cheese being made of skimmed milk. This is however, 3.2g of saturated fat per tub which although definitely not hitting the heights of some other snack foods still suggests you might not want to eat these all the time. They do however provide at least 1/3 of the calcium recommended in the UK for children up to ten.
Allergy sufferers take note: these contain milk and sulphites and may contain traces of peanuts and wheat.
Dairylea has come a long way since I was a kid. All I can remember of the brand is the triangular cheese spreads in the little round box, but it has now diversified into many other forms, incorporating other food stuffs such as biscuits, nachos and, in the case of this review - 'jumbo tubes'. The little plastic snack pack in question weighs 47g, contains around 8 tubes made from corn and potato, plus the standard cheese spread which doesn't seemed to have changed in taste since 'the old days'. The two foods are separated into little compartments, with the idea being, obviously, to dunk the tubes into the cheese. The tubs have a single foil lid that is easily peeled back.
The best thing about this product are the tubes themselves. They have a really pleasing light, crunchy texture, and a strong taste, which is somewhat herby - maybe this comes from the small amount of garlic in the ingredients. The fairly plain cheese spread accompaniment compliments the tubes really well. I also find that the tubes are preferable to the snack item found in the other varieties such as nachos, as they give the impression of having more substance to them. They are also considerably tastier.
Although only in a small compartment, I find that the quantity of cheese spread is always more than enough and I usually have some left over. I only wish the tubes would go a bit further, as they only seem to last me about a minute. The product is not really filling enough to provide more than a very light snack for an adult, although, as they are aimed at children, perhaps this is to be expected. I think the main attraction of them is that they provide a more interesting option (and possibly healthier one) than a boring old packet of crisps or even a chocolate bar. They are also non-messy, small enough to carry around, and so make a convenient lunch-box filler or mid-morning snack at work.
Like many products these days, the packaging makes lots of health claims and gives plenty of nutritional information, although you only get this if you buy a four-pack, which comes inside a cardboard sleeve. The single packs are quite minimal, telling you only the calorie content - 120 in one 47g pack. This seems a fairly reasonable value for a snack, although it might not be a good idea to have more than one or two in a day. Sugar is 3.3g and salt 0.75g per pack - no higher than would be expected for this kind of product. The packaging proclaims there are 'no artificial colours or preservatives added', and that they are suitable for vegetarians. Calcium and vitamin D have also been added, which I think are particularly important to children.
Other information given is that this is a Kraft Foods product, made in Belgium, and some phone numbers are provided for contacting the manufacturer.
This product appears to be quite expensive for the small amount of food that you get - a single tub is about 56p, a four pack might vary between £1.60-£2 depending on the shop and special offers - but when you consider that many small chocolate bars these days cost around 50-60p it puts it into perspective. So, for the usual kind of price that you might pay for a snack anyway, you're getting something a bit different, more savoury and possibly healthier.
I must be honest this is a product that I honestly never buy, until I saw them on offer in my local Sainsbury's store for only £1 for a box of 4. They were originally priced at £2.38 which is very expensive. I thought this would be a great finger food for my two year old. And I was right. She loved them, being able to dunk the 3 inch tubes into the cheese all by herself she was very proud. To be honest it entertained her for a good half an hour and has been a better investment than some of her more expensive toys.
I'm not a huge fan of soft cheese's but when I saw my daughter had polished the small white pot clean I couldn't resist trying one for myself. I was pleasantly surprise that they tasted so good. The tubes tasted very much like the cheese and chive crisps my partner purchases from the corner shop. And the cheese compliments them very nicely.
They are a great investment for your child's lunch box, but they are extremely pricy, So they will be a product ill only purchase as a treat when I see them on offer.
The packaging is a small plastic pot that's got two compartments, one which holds around 8 tubes and a small pot of cheese at the end to dunk the tubes into. The plastic container is recyclable, so don't forget to pop it into your recycling bin once you have finished.
Each pot contains 120 calories and 3.4 grams of fat. They are a great source of calcium and contain no artificial colours or preservatives. They are also suitable for vegetarians.
Overall I think they are great to have at lunch time but the only thing that so off putting is the price.
I've been buying these Dairylea Dunkers for my 2 1/2 year old sister for a couple of months because she likes having snacks that she can feed herself without getting into too much of a mess. Her fave is deffo this one that comes with Jumbo Tubes because she uses the tube as a sort of spoon for the cheese and then munches it off afterwards.
They come in a container that reminds me of Mullers corner yogurts, it's seperated into 2 compartments with the small one containing the Dairylea cheese and the other holding the jumbo tubes.
These are only a snack and aren't very filling, I think the main advantage of them is that they're more interesting to eat than Dairylea on crackers. The Dairylea is a bit creamier in these Dunkers and has got a slightly different flavour to the triangles we usually buy.
The tubes are the best bit about this snack because they have got such a yummy flavour, they are slightly salty and have got a lovely corn flavour. Because of them being hollow they have got a wicked crunch and they have got a bit of a rough texture so they pick up as much of the cheese as you want them to.
These Dunkers aren't mega filling but they are fun to eat. I can deffo see why they appeal to children so much because of the combination of crunchy tubes and soft creamy Dairylea. Being able to eat them with your hands is probably another reason little kids love these snacks and even though they're not the healthiest snack in the world at least by eating these your child is getting a bit of extra calcium into them which is important.
The problem for me is that these are madly expensive for what they are. When I started buying them they was on special offer in Morrisons and you got 4 packs for £1.00, that's a bargain but when I come to buy some in the little shop by me he wanted 70p just for one! Still not a fortune I know but it racks up when you've got more than one to buy.
I was very impressed when I found this lovely "dunker" snack from Kraft food. The price too me was quite cheap at around 65pence per individual "dairylea dunker" The foil cover keeps the jumbo tubes and cheese spread fresh and cold. I have often taken the dunkers to work and it had been in my bag for about 5 hours yet still cold/fresh tasting when I take of the foil lid. If i am right you get about 9 jumbo tubes which are crisps with lovely flavors which I personally think tastes like a subtle garlic. When i had my tonsils taken out 3 months ago I was recommended to eat these because the jumbo tubes where good at knocking scabs of my throat and the cheese spread cooled things down. I also buy these for my 4 year old Godson (who is food fussy) and he loves them and will promptly ask for these when he is offered a snack. The multi packs (4 or 6) are around 2.40 for 4 and 3.60 ish for 6 (depending where you shop) but I do find them on offer a lot of a time at major supermarkets like Asda , Morrison and Tescoes. The only thing that can some times be slightly annoying is when you peel back the foil lid it can some times rip making it hard to take the foil off other then that I would recommend these to adults and children for a nice tasty snack good for eating on the run as well!
Dairylea Dunkers- Jumbo Tubes!
My favourite of the whole Dairylea range! So what makes these better and what makes these my favourite...? I am sure you will find out!
These come in a 47g small plastic tub, one half is sectioned off for the jumbo tubes and the other a small compartment for the Dairylea cheese!The food is covered with a foil lid, on this has the Dairylea logo and some images of the associated cow and a jumbo tube! The packaging has modernised since the above image. On the bottom of the pack there is some nutritional information and a contact number for Kraft (the manufacturers).
What are they?
The jumbo tubes are around 7/8cm in size and they are a crumbly corn tube. They are garlic flavoured and can get everywhere if you are not careful! They taste really nice but the smell can linger for quite a long time!
The Dairylea cheese is delicious, white in colour and smooth in texture! The cheese taste is not too strong and I am not a big fan of cheese but I love these.
You can buy these individually for around 60p which is not too bad. It just depends where you go to buy them. You can also buy these in a pack of four which is no more than £1.50. You can buy them from supermarkets or other convenience stores.
100g will provide 255 calories and 12g of fat which is not too bad that is only around 120g for the pack!
Cheese is not too strong
Soft in texture
Quite good for you!
Not too expensive
The garlic smells your breath and fingers!
I would rate these 4/5 because the garlic should be replaced by another less smellier herb! Thank God for soap!
I am sat munching on one of these at the same time as writing this review.
Dairyleigh dunkers are produced by Kraft. They are a nice quick snack which I buy for my daughters lunch box or when out and about.
They contain no added artificial colours or preservatives.
It has crispy tubes on one side and a cheese spread to dunk them in on the other.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
The container is white plastic; it is rectangular with a small rectangle pot attached to the larger one.
The lid is a foil peel back lid; it is blue with the Dairylea logo across the left hand side, with Dunkers in green writing reading diagonally across the packet.
In white writing are the words Jumbo tubes with a picture of one of the tube sticks dipped in cheese underneath.
At the right hand lower side there is a cycle with a picture of milk and cheese in, with the words made with cheese and milk in white.
As with most foil topped cartons and containers, there is a small foil lip for easy opening, the lid peels fully off very smoothly and with ease.
The contents of each container is 47g in the small plastic section is a generous portion of dairylea's original cheese spread.
On the other side contains the jumbo tubes, I wish I could tell you how many there were but they are all gone, sorry. I should have thought about that before I scoffed them all. I am going to take a guess that there was about 7, I wonder how close I am, I'm not going to open another tub just to find that out though.
The Cheese spread:
The cheese spread is dairyleigh cheese spread as you would expect, thick, creamy and soft, also very tasty. It has a good strong taste of cheese and has the melt on your tongue feel which I love.
The cheese spread contains added calcium and vitamin D
The Jumbo Tubes:
These are Corn & Potato long tube shaped snacks. I would describe them as a cheesy herb taste, however thinking about it I'm sure they used to be salt and vinegar?
They are nice and crispy and keep their crunch when dipped into the cheese spread, they also quite strong so they do not break and fall off into your cheese.
This has been taken from the Kraft website, as my pack is from a multi-pack and I have disposed of the cardboard outer wrapper.
Cheese Food: Skimmed Milk, Cheese (14%), Concentrated Whey, Milk Proteins, Butter, Emulsifying Salts (E452), Modified Starch, Calcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Vitamin D; Corn & Potato Snack: Corn, Potato, Vegetable Oil, Flavorings, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Sugar, Salt, Onion, Flavour Enhancer (E621), Emulsifier (E471), Yeast Extract, Vegetable Fat, Garlic, Parsley, Malic Acid, Citric Acid.
Product may contain traces of peanuts and wheat.
After looking at what these snacks contain, I am shocked to discover they contain so many added ingredients.
I am mislead by the fact they state that there are no artificial preservatives or colours added!
No there may not be colours or preservatives added but what about the salt, vegetable fat, sugar? I dread to even think what the other things I do not recognise are!
I'm beginning to question these snacks? I am aware that they are not marketed as healthy, however I didnt realise what was put into them, but then again that could open up a whole new can of worms! What do all foods contain?????
This has also been taken from the Kraft website, it is based on a 50g container, I don't know why when the containers are 47g, and perhaps they have changed them recently.
of which Sugars
of which Saturates 3.5g
221mg (28% RDA)
Vitamin D 0.9µg (18% of RDA)
* Equivalent as Salt
Dairylea Dunkers are available in lots of other varieties but the jumbo tubes are my favourite. (Well at least they are untl I try the Ritz ones!)
Instead of the jumbo tubes you can get, Ritz crackers, breadsticks, nachos, baked crisps and twists, that's what I was thinking of earlier when I thought they used to be salt and vinegar, it was the twists not the tubes.
I wish they would bring out a dairyleigh light version for adults! They could team them up with a low fat snack like French fries!
That would be a good snack when on a diet such as weight watchers as they would be lower in calories therefore lower in points!
I bought the multi pack of 4 from Asda for £1.00
I think that this is good deal considering the single containers are 53p