Product Type: Kraft Snacks
Newest Review: ... them as they have calcium in and as not a lot of milk is drunk in our house we eat a lot or cheese. These can be bought in packs of 4, 8 o... more
The newest addition to MY lunchbox!
Kraft Dairylea Strip Cheese
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Kraft Dairylea Strip Cheese
Advantages: Tastes delicious and ful of goodness.
Disadvantages: My daughter doesn't like them.
As it is getting dangerously close to the kids going back to school, I have had to restock my fridge with all the lunchbox goodies that I normally have an abundance of, but due to the holidays have been whittled away to nothing!
My son (who actually starts school in a weeks time, god I fell old now!), has no problem with eating yoghurts and other milk based products, my daughter though will eat one thing in this category, and that is cheese!
This being the case, and the fact that the cheese she likes the best, ie cheese strings, Babybels etc are the dearest on the market, I was overjoyed to find these on offer.
The product I will now review is - "Dairylea, strip cheese".
I have to say these are by far my favourites due to the fact that even though it is of course what many would deem the "plastic cheese" it is very flavoursome and much softer in texture than most.
Each cheese strip comes in it's own vacuum packed plastic sleeve with a small nic at the top for ease of opening, there is a distinctive picture on the front of each strip of the cartoon cows that are featured in the television adverts for the strips and spread alike.
When the packet is ripped open, very easily a good thing as my daughter is of an age now where the school thinks that a dinner lady helping hands on with them is unnecessary, I know, I still struggle myself and I'm 31!
You are faced with a, what at first seems to be a block of pale cream coloured cheese, on closer inspection the cheese has been sliced lengthways and through the centre to created around 10 strips of cheese, then stuck back together again, it is the same sort of idea as a cheese string but with out the actual peeling method behind it.
The block itself is around ½" deep and 3" long, which makes it the ideally sized snack for a lunchbox.
The taste, well I will take it from daughters point of view first....she detests it! I have no idea why, she said that I gave her cheese sandwiches one day with a strip cheese as well and as the cheese we have in our house is the very mature kind made the strip cheese taste funny, since then she won't eat them.
This of course means I have brought a few multi packs of this cheese, due to them being on offer, with no-one to eat it....typical!
I decided the only way to get rid was for me to take them to work as a snack, so I did and I was suitably impressed!
The smell is very subtle when the pack is first opened, very like cheese spread, so when I took the first bite (of two may I add, and I didn't sit and peel it into pieces either!), I was pleased that the cheese, albeit in solid form, taste of smooth and delicious cheese spread.
The nutritional information is as follows -
0.2g of which sugars,
3.8g of which saturates.
This product of course contains milks, but also has a high quantity of calcium and vitamin D, so for those that can eat it, this would be a welcome addition to a child's, or adults lunchbox!
The particular pack I have in front of me is a 12x21g multipack, this was on offer for £1.00, which I s an amazing saving, as full price I have seen these on sale for around £2.20.
For more information visit - www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
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