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Now let me start by saying I LOVE cheese, but I mean proper cheddar cheese with strong flavours not all the fake, cheap stuff that tastes of rubber. Me and my boys had burgers for tea the other night and for me you can't have a burger without a slice of cheese. Now I don't mind going cheap and value with some things but when it comes to cheese I just can't so instead of picking up the supermarket value version of cheese slices I went for the more expensive option of Kraft Dairylea, 16 thick cheese slices.
The Dairylea cheese slices come in a bright blue packet, with a smiley cow on the front showing off a tasty looking sarnie with a slice of cheese in it. The front of the packet informs us that these are made with cheese and milk and we are also provided with the nutrtional information.
Each 25g slice contains;
Each cheese slice is square shaped and comes in it's own seperate see through wrapper which you have to peel off at the edge gently to take your cheese slice out.
The slices, are as stated, considerably thick, a pale creamy colour and almost have a slight cheesy smell to them. They taste thick and creamy and actually have a slight cheesy taste to them. Don't get me wrong these don't taste like 'proper' cheese but if you've tried some cheaper versions of cheese slices you will know they can be quite tasteless and just like sticking slices of gooey stuff in your mouth you will know what I mean. These are not flavoursome and as delicious as a proper block of cheddar cheese but if you are after cheese slices for meals such as burgers then I would reccomend using these instead of cheaper versions as at least these do actually resemble cheese and taste of it slightly. They are thick and work well within meals and can be used for other meals to, not just burgers. My boys love them as they are easy to eat and it provides them with a bit of calcium and vitamin D to.
Dairylea - Thick Cheese Slices
What is it?
Some cheese slices by Dairylea Kraft.
These are a bit of a spin-off from the dairylea cheese triangles, essentially the same cheese formula but in a more solid cheese slice form. Fortified with calcium, vitamin D and contains no artificial preservatives.
What do I think?
I love this and I have been eating too much of these lately, already I've had three slices today!
This has exactly the same taste as the dairylea cheese wedges but in a cheese slice. Generally, the take is quite mild and milky and has a very solid rounded taste, it feels like a 'fresh milky' kind of taste, so very different to the sourly strong mature taste that you can get with some cheeses.
It states ' thick' slices, but really I think they're about the same size as the other cheese slices, but for some reason when you eat it, it feels more filling. So definitely only one slice is enough for a sandwich. The cheese slice feels quite firm and dense, so hence maybe this is the reason why it may seem 'thick'. I really like this texture, as it does feel as if it's something of higher quality and actually means some 'real' cheese.
The cheese slices come in two sized packs - packs of 8 and 16. The smaller packs seem quite expensive, about £1.25, but the '16' packs work out to be better value at about £1.84 - they're £1 at Tesco's at the mo'!
These are brilliant and knowing they're fairly healthy (they're still quite high in fat and saturates) makes me eat them even more, plus they're so convenient and handy for lunchbox sandwiches, I get really disappointed when I run out!
Really worth it, if you get the bigger packs, and I go through these faster than the bread!
Thanks for reading.
When I went to Tesco today they hadn't got any of the cheapo processed cheese slices I usually buy so I had to shell out £1.86 for 16 slices of Dairylea Thick Cheese Slices. I wouldn't have bothered for that price but me and my little sisters were having a quick bbq in the afternoon and a burger isn't a burger without a cheese slice on it! lol
You can see they're a bit thicker than other cheese slices, not all that much though and I don't think I'd pay the extra money just for slightly thicker slices of cheese. It's the flavour that got me though because as soon as I ate one I could tell they were the NICEST cheese slices I've ever had!
They taste loads like the Dairylea cheese triangles, it's not exactly the same because these are solid slices of cheese and not the spreadable sort. The taste is delish, they're mild but have got a lovely cheese flavour. It's kind of like eating mild cheddar but with the flavour of pure Dairylea.... delish!!! Another thing I can taste big time in these cheese slices in milk, I know that sounds disgusting but if you've ever eaten Dairylea at all you'll know the kind of milky tasting cheese I'm talking about.
I know these cheese slices appeal to kids because my 2 sisters couldn't get enough of them today, even my 10 year old sister who isn't usually mad keen on cheese ate a couple and had one on her burger. They melted nice on the hot burger and tasted delish, but I missed the fake taste of the processed cheese a bit even though I still loved these.
The texture is gorgeous, they're majorly creamy cheese slices and eating them straight out of the packet is a bit better than having them on our burgers because the flavour isn't taken over by onions or sauce or anything. That does happen a bit on the burgers and another thing is that these are a bit thicker so take longer to melt on the bbq, you'd probably be ok doing them under the grill because the heat would get to the cheese a bit better.
Recommended.... delish cheese slices that don't taste majorly processed and are deffo worth the money!
Kraft Dairylea Thick Cheese Slices
Description: Food Type: Cheese
As a big fan of Dairylee, I was keen to try these slices when they came out and have been buying them ever since because they are tasty and extremely convenient.
The cheese slices come in packets of 8 and 16, an 8 pack cost me just £13 on special offer last time I bought them at my local supermarket but they usually cost around £1.15. They come in a bright blue and yellow plastic pack and are found in chiller cabinets in supermarkets.
These have a slightly different consistency to Dairylee in tubs but do have the same great taste. They are extremely creamy and the slices have a lovely soft consistency which also melts really quickly.
These cheese slices have a very light cheese flavour so are great for people who don't like very strong cheese. They are really convenient because each one is individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper for freshness, and they can be put straight onto sandwiches with no need for slicing.
Each slice weighs 25g and contains 69 calories (and 5.8g fat) so these are not as healthy as they could be but you can also buy them in a low fat version.
I really like these and appreciate how convenient they are to use. If you like Dairylee then it is likely that you will enjoy these too so I definitely recommend that you give them a go!
I used to love cheese slices melted on a slice of toast with butter around the edges and the crusts snipped off when I was younger, but went off cheese slices after eating progressively cheaper versions over the years which ended up just tasting a bit like orange glue. I recall substitiuting real cheese for the cheapest supermarket cheese slices (12 for about 30p) when I was at uni and this experience subsequently put me off cheese slices for a long time.
I recently saw Dairylea Thick Cheese slices on offer at £1 for a large pack of 16 in Morrisons and thought I would give them a try as, on a psychological level, they are white/ cream coloured so I don't associate them as much with the cheap orangey cheese slices I made myself eat all those years ago. Plus, I was beginning to get tired and bored of packs of hard cheese/ edam/ red leicester.
You get these Dairylea slices in packs of 8 or 16. They normally sell for around £1.16 for 8 or £1.87 for 16 in most supermarkets, unless there is an offer on. Each slice is quite chunky and comes individually wrapped inside the outer wrapper. I like how the plastic covering on each slice has a small row of arrows on it so you can tell where the opening is.
When you open the plastic wraping the only thing you have to be careful of is the initial picking up of the cheese off the slice- these are very flexible cheese slices, slightly tacky to the touch, but once you have peeled the edge of the slice off the plastic they come off easily and you can handle them without them tearing. You can also cut a slice into quarters or half depending on how you want to use it (on toast, on crackers or canapes..) and then peel the cheese off the backing plastic.
I have tried these both cold out of the pack, where I was pleasantly surprised to note they taste like spreadable dairylea on wholemeal toast if you put a slice on a dark rye ryvitta (yum) but you can also toast them a little so they melt to get a great cheese on toast (optional to add a dash of worcester sauce..). So there are quite a few culinary uses for these- much the same as a hard cheese.
I like how versatile these are and I also like how they are individually wrapped so you can just stick them in the fridge and get a slice when you need one. This would be useful to anyone watching their weight or wanting a healthier lifestyle as cheese can be a bit of a food trap for a lot of people as it is so moreish, you can't tell how much cheese you are eating if you just cut it off the block when you fancy some cheese. The slices could even work out cheaper as 16 slices could last you a fortnight if you have a slice a day. A 400g block of cheese wouldn't last me a week!
Nutritionally, these are great as far as cheese goes. One slice is only 69 calories (the slices are thick and generously sized, so you could use one slice split over 4 crackers for instance so they can go quite a long way if you want them to). The fat content is also 5.2g per slice. Which is hardly an apple, but seeing as it is cheese- it is not that bad at all.
If you are considering cheese slices as a healthier option- you can also buy Dairylea Lite slices which have even less fat/calories per slice.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these to anyone who either likes cheese slices or has beocme disillusioned with over-coloured processed cheese slices over the years and fancies a gentle introduction back into the cheese slice market!
Kraft Dairylea Thick Cheese Slices
Description: Food Type: Cheese
I bought an 8 pack of these from my local supermarket which cost me £1.10. You can also purchase packs of 16. This cheese is available in the chilled cabinet of most supermarkets and is recognisable by the bright blue shiny plastic wrapper with the name written on the front in yellow letters.
They are basically individually wrapped (in clear cellophane) slices of Dairylee cheese. If you have had Dairylee cheese before, you will know that it is smooth and creamy spreading cheese, so of course having it in slices isn't going to be quite the same. It is pretty close though, it isn't as soft but is still really creamy, and the consistency seems a lot softer than other cheese slices which can sometimes seem a bit rubbery.
These are really convenient because all you have to do is unwrap the cellophane (you can smell the cheese as soon as you do, it smells really fresh and not artificial) and use them. No slicing or spreading required, it is also easy to add to lunchboxes as a snack with plenty of calcium.
Each slice is 25g and contains 69 calories and 5.8g fat.
So unfortunately, it isn't that good for you either, though they do sell a light version which could be better if you are counting calories. These slices are quite thick so one is enough to put in a sandwich, but it is tastier to have 2! I like to put this on top of burgers because it melts and becomes even creamier, and goes really well with the beef and some ketchup.
I do keep buying these because they are the nicest cheese slices on the market and so convenient to use. They don't taste like packaged cheese, and each slice is fresh and delicious, if you are looking for a quick stand by that's tasty for all of the family, then this is worth buying. I am just hoping that the lighter variety tastes as good!
If I wasn't so old I would have thought I was pregnant because I've been addicted to cheese slices for the past few weeks & can't seem to get enough of them!
I don't usually like synthetic, pre-packed foods & am a great fan of 'proper' cheese but there's something about cheese slices & my favourite ones are Kraft Dairylea Thick ones which cost around £1.20 for 8 slices.
The pack is as shown in the photo & each of the 8 slices is individually wrapped in cellophane with a more sturdy (a bit fiddly to open) outer layer. Each square is kept really fresh due to the packaging & it doesn't 'sweat'.
One slice weighs around 25g & contains 69 calories which is good but also contains 5.9g of fat - there's a low fat version available for those watching their weight. There's 'extra calcium' in the product which helps maintain good teeth & bones plus protein & carbohydrate.
I like the design of the slices which fit on a standard sized slice of bread but found I need to use 1 1/2 for Warburtons & other larger loaves.
The colour is nice & 'cheesy' & not as bright yellow/ orange as some of the cheaper ones are. The texture isn't 'plasticy' either & there's no aftertaste as I've found with some.
Obviously you don't get the same 'cheesy' flavour as you would do with the 'proper' stuff but the slices satisfy the need for something resembling cheese. There's no need to weigh or cut it if you're on a slimming diet & you know the nutritional values by examining the label.
I like them in sandwiches, either plain or with a bit of Branston or salad but also love them toasted under the grill and watch the little bubbles appear & pop - yum!
I've also used them on half-cut baked baguettes as part of a quick fake pizza (using tomato puree & Italian herbs etc) & chopped up in salads, on top of burgers, cauliflower cheese etc so they can be fairly versatile.
The only criticism I'd make is that after eating I often feel thirsty so I'm guessing that there's probably added salt but, to be fair, most processed foods make me feel I need a drink after eating.
- well packaged & convenient to use.
- ideal for quickie meals.
- tasty & just the right colour & texture for me.
- reasonably healthy (compared to some) but low-fat ones are obviously better for you.
- great to have in stock & these are my favourite cheese slices.
Do you know these contain Cheese? I would have thought it was kinda obvious, but on the front of the pack it states that these contain Cheese and Milk. Ok then!
I like the odd Cheese sandwich. I'm not keen on Cheddar Cheese, so if I buy "proper" Cheese to grate up, then I will normally buy Cheese like Edam, or Gouda - the kind of lighter tasting, yellow coloured Cheese. Perhaps that's why Dairylea appeals to me.
You buy this product in a pack of 8. I know you used to get a double pack of 16 slices which was a little more economical, but i've not seen this pack size in my supermarket for ages. A pack of 8 will normally cost about £1.20, so more expensive than other brands, but these taste a lot nicer anyway.
The packaging s alright. Each square slice is wrapped in cellophane and they are stacked on top of each other and wrapped in an outer wrapper. The outer wrapper is nice and bright. It is a light blue colour with a yellow strip and a cartoon Cow holding a bottle of milk. This is to indicate that this is high in calcium.
Each slice is 25g and has 69 calories and 5.8g fat. You can also buy these in a light version and I think the calories are around 40, so you can have a more diet friendly product in the range.
So, do these taste any good? Yes, I thin they do. They are easy enough to unwrap from the cellophane and you can put the slices on bread, toast, burgers and so on. 1 slice fits a burger or an average slice of bread well, but if you want it more Cheesy, then just put a few slices on.
You can smell the Cheese scent when these are unwrapped, and I think when you bite into these then they taste Cheesy and Milky. The taste isn't too strong either, and I think this will appeal to all ages.
A great Cheese snack which is a lot better than any other brand i've had.
Expensive but useful are the three words that first come into my mind when I think about Kraft Dairylea thick cheese slices.
Dairylea thick cheese slices are a good sandwich or roll filler. Fill a sandwich with a layer of fresh salad and then add a tasty thick cheese slice to make a healthy snack.
I particularly like to buy a packet if we have a barbecue, if you are filling a large bread bap with a freshly barbecued beefburger and salad it makes a meal in itself. Lets face it Dairylea has a good reputation, high quality products that appeal to all age groups. The Dairylea cheese spread is very tasty, the Dairylea Dunkers are brilliant for both children and adults, Dairylea lunchables are good for a quick snack and if you are calorie counting you are able to get Dairylea Light products.
One thing that always strikes me is their eye catching packaging, Dairylea have striven to make their wares stand out in a crowd. They have injected an element of fun and use bright and cheerful colours to promote their products. We all shop with our eyes, especially children who instantly reach out for anything that looks attractive and tempting.
The Dairylea slice starts to melt as soon as it hits the hot beef burger and the warm golden cheese is delightful.
Dairylea slices also make particularly good toasted sandwiches and they will blend in well with many other fillings. Warm the toasted sandwich maker, place the bread and fill it with sliced onion and tomato then add a couple of thick Dairylea slices to make a good and filling snack meal.
I am sure that many of you will have your own superb toasted sandwich variations to share!
A pack of eight Dairylea thick cheese slices weigh in at around £1.10p, I know I have already classed them as expensive in my eyes but that is because a pack of eight can do a vanishing act within minutes. It is all too easy to be tempted to use a couple of slices in one sandwich.
A 25g slice contains 69 calories, 5.2g fat, 2.1g carbohydrates and 3.2g protein.
All of the nutritional values are clearly stated on the front of the packet.
Dairylea slices are made from fresh milk and cheese and they are rich in Vitamin D and calcium.
Happily they contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Vegetarians can feel free to enjoy the slices too.
Any delicate product is always a concern when it comes down to packaging but Kraft have given the matter great forethought. The slices are heat sealed within the outer wrapper, this must be removed carefully to ensure that the square slices stay in one piece.
When the outer packaging has been successfully removed you have the neat stack of Dairylea slices in front of you, then you notice that in between each slice is a clear plastic divider which enables you to pare off a single cheese slice without difficulty.
The slices themselves are a rich creamy golden colour and you could be forgiven for thinking that in their natural state they resemble a sheet of plastic! That is where the similarity stops, the cheese slices feel jelly like as you lift them off of the pile and sometimes you have to be prepared to prise the slice away from the plastic dividing sheet.
They smell cheesy, as soon as you open the outer wrapping the cheesy aroma pervades the air.
I think they are a very attractive addition to a sandwich or a burger, they do have `child appeal`, they may be that little bit more expensive but after all they are made by the professionals.