“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cheese Spread „
I love soft cheese, especially for stirring into hot pasta to make an easy sauce, or just on a slice of hot toast . The trouble is, many soft cheeses can be a little bland, especially in the original flavour, so I like to opt for cheese with added tasty stuff, such as garlic, or in this case, black pepper . This comes in a 2009 tub, with a foil seal and a plastic lid that can be replaced to keep the freshness in . It costs only 80, which is pretty cheap, especially when compared against premium brands like Philadelphia. When you open it, it is basically smooth pure white cream cheese, with the occasionsal black fleck. Some of the flecks of pepper are bigger than others, and this becomes very apparent when they get stuck in your teeth while eating . The taste of this cheese was nice, rich and creamy, and you can really taste the pepperm whichs add's just a little bit of kick to a cheese that otherwise could have been very dull. In fact, a little of this melted makes an excellent cheats pepper sauce for steak. It spreads easily on toast, and it melts like a dream either in the pan on it's own to make a sauce, or stirred into hot pasta. However, my daughter dislikes the flavour of this cheese with a passion, saying she finds it a little too 'tingly' to eat. I think she finds the flavour too strong. Per 30g serving there are 48 calories and 3.4g of fat . I've seen a lot worse! Overall, I recommend this cheese - it's tasty and versatile, and not horribly unhealthy . 4 *
I love soft cheese like this on a bagel, so when I saw one with added black pepper I thought it would have a nice extra flavour to it, and would be excellent with a bagel. Also it was sainsburys own, and I like trying out their products as they are cheaper than other brands. This comes in a 2009 tub, with a foil seal and a plastic replaceable lid. It costs 80p, which I thought was a great price when compared to things like philadelphia. When I opened it I could immediately see the black pepper, and it looked like there was quite a lot in there. My husband looked at it in shock thinking it had loads of mould in it until I explained what the bits were. It says on the packet that this is medium fat soft cheese, so I imagine it's pretty good for anyone who is counting the calories, but I rarely check that sort of thing. The taste of this cheese was nice, but I couldn't really taste the pepper. I spread it onto a bagel and it did spread incredibly well, and was lovely and soft and looked very appetising. However unless you actually bite down on one of the tiny black particles there is no pepper taste to this at all, but it was still a nice cheese, not too strong but very creamy. I would buy this again, as I liked the cheese itself, and it spread well and was quite cheap. The black pepper you can see but not taste, which is a bit of a let down for me.