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Tesco Value Processed Cheese Spread

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Cheese Spread

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      23.06.2012 17:13
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      Avoid at all costs!

      I use a lot of Tesco Everyday Value products and am pleased with most of them, I recently decided to give their Everyday Value Cheese Spread a try. I always have cheese spread in the fridge, not only for sandwiches, toast or crackers but I like to add it to beans on toast or use it as an ingredient when I make pasta sauce.

      Everyday Value Cheese Spread is sold in a 200g plastic tub which is a beige colour with orange writing. The Tesco Everyday Value logo is on the lid where it also informs the customer that this cheese spread contains no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours. The lid also gives some nutritional information, this is given per 30g.
      Calories 55
      Sugar 2.6g
      Fat 2.7g
      Saturates 1.7g
      Salt 0.6g
      More information is given around the edge of the pot such as ingredients and allergy advice. The cheese spread is suitable for vegetarians.

      The lid of the tub pulls on and off easily and below this the cheese spread has a foil seal over it to keep it fresh.

      The cheese spread is a light creamy colour and looks just like any other cheese spread, when I gave it a sniff I was quite surprised at how strong and cheesy it smelt. Although the spread looks quite firm in the tub when I put a knife into it its actually really soft. I gave the cheese spread a little taste and straight away I knew I wouldn't be buying it again.

      At first the cheese spread has a nice creamy, cheesy flavour but this disappears almost instantly into a really nasty harsh flavour that doesn't resemble proper cheese at all, it also leaves a horrible aftertaste for ages. I have tried the everyday cheese spread on bread, crackers, rice cakes and melted into pasta dishes and on baked potatoes, and I can honestly say its awful.

      I paid 57p for my 200g tub of cheese spread which in my opinion is 57p too much. I definitely don't recommend it and I certainly wont be buying it again. I have given it 1 star because I have to give it something but to be honest it doesnt deserve it.

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      11.03.2010 02:08
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      Rather nice!

      I love cheese spread which is quite odd for someone who doesn't rate cheese, i(n block form) very highly. However I do like a light cheese spread on toast and on bread and butter as a quick snack from time to time!

      This I spotted in Tesco costing a mere 39p a tube and I decided at that price I should really give it a go!

      The Packaging:

      White and round plastic tub. On the top of the top I am told that it is Tesco 'Value' Cheese Spread which is a 'Source of calcium, so great for teeth and bones' and that it contains no artificial preservatives or flavours, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the weight is stated which in this case is 150g. Other information listed on the tube includes ingredients and allergy advice being stated, a full nutritional rundown chart is given and contact details for Tosca also make an appearance. Sure it is a cheap looking product however it is informative enough and of course I always think that it is product that counts never mind the packaging anyway!

      The Cheese Spread Itself:

      Well it comes set and is an off white in colour with a slightly shiny exterior. It has a slight cheesy smell to it and then of course all you do is eat it any way you choose to!

      This spreads ever so easily and rather thickly with complete ease. It isn't greasy/oily and because of that you can put it on/near hot/warm foods if you choose to as it really does hold well without really melting at all.

      As for taste this has a mild flavour. It tastes rather cheesy but rather creamy at the same time. It is well seasoned but plain in flavour and all in all I rate this highly for the taste and the texture of it!

      Not too strong, not too light it really doesn't leave a lingering taste in your mouth or make breath honk after consuming it and me ,I love this on fresh bread with a little butter and a hefty helping of Branston Pickle smeared all over it! It's great and it's versatile and for an 'economy' product not only is it that but it tastes yummy too!

      Nutritional Information Per 30g Serving:

      Calories: 50
      Sugar: 3.2g
      Fat: 2.6g
      Saturates: 1.6g
      Salt: 0.6g

      Only available in Tesco stores.

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