Product Type: Kraft Snacks
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Dairylea goodness in strips!!
Kraft Dairylea Strip Cheese
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Kraft Dairylea Strip Cheese
Advantages: Tastes lovely, great for kids
Disadvantages: A little pricy, but it's not too bad
This product is the latest from Kraft's Dairylea range which, for so long featured those Dairylea triangles of soft cheese. What they've done here is take this winning formula and taste and made a slightly harder cheese out of it, emulatig and providing a rival to cheese strips that are so popular with kids.
You can buy these in packs of 4 or 8. We usually tend to get the packs of 8, as you do get a little bit of a bargain, albeit it 9p or so. Packs of 4 come in at just under £1, packs of 8 at under £2. We got our 8 for £1.90 or thereabouts. Inside each indiviual strip, there are strips of the Dairylea soft cheese, that you can peel of as per the product picture up above. Each pack is probably about 12 cm long, and a good 1cm wide and deep.
The taste is unmistakably Dairylea. There is asomething a little different, a little quriky, with Dairlyea. It's creamier than normal cheese, and lighter, and although it's not as soft and spreadable like Dairylea usually is, these are not quite as hard as regular cheese (cheddar) is. They taste good, and are an ideal snack size for kids' lunch boxes. My son happily has 2 or 3 a week. The only thing is we can quite easily get through the whole pack of 8 in a week, as they're very handy for a snack at any time.
The packaging is very easy to open. A simple plastic 'bag' containing the 8 packs, with then sets of 4 packs that are easily separated. The cover peels off the front, and then you can keep the cheese inside while you access the strips to take one off at a time.
Of course, there's nothing stopping you beign a pig and just chomping the whole lot without peeling the strips off, but it's a clever and quirky take on the cheese strings idea that was previously out there, although these peel off in strips whereas the strings come off in strands of cheese, making them a bit more versatile and fun to play with. This, of course, is by no means condoning playing with food! ;)
Ultimately, I'm happy to buy these. It is a bit of a gimmick, and therefore the price is a bit higher, if you consider how much cheese you get for your money. Each pack contains 25g, with around 80 calories and just over 2g of fat, so it's not too bad, and at about 25p per strip, I consider it reasonably priced, although definitely not an esential when you consider how much more cheese you could potentially get for your money. Kraft has a good Dairylea product here.
Summary: Good product from Kraft for Dairylea Cheese Strips