The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.
Share this review on
Whether you are five or fifty five Dairylea cheese spread certainly has appeal. We both love the soft, rich and creamy texture of Dairylea. So often you are looking for the perfect sandwich filling, something for a change and Dairylea fits the bill perfectly. I really enjoy the taste of Primula cheese spread but at around £1.20 for a smallish tube it works out far more expensive than Dairylea., but Primula do make the tastiest cheese and chive spread. up until quite a while ago I often used to purchase Lidl`s cheese spread triangles, I am sure the circular box held 24 thick creamy triangles that used to cost £1.30, Lidl must have decided that they were worth far more and when I last looked at the price they were £1.90! I know all about inflation but that`s taking things a little too far.
A 300g tub of Kraft Dairylea cheese spread is £1.54 in Sainsbury`s, the plastic tub is well worth saving after all the cream cheese has been used , it makes a good storage tub for the fridge. Kraft have designed their tub lid with the younger generation in mind. A summer blue lid with with a cheerful black anf white cow on it waving his hand. The words Dairylea spread run across the lid in banana yellow and the lid also has all of the nutritional values clearly marked, no messing around with your specs to try to check the ingredients.
The lid pulls away easily from the tub revealing a silver foil cover over the delicious cream cheese. Pull away the foil lid and the tub is full to the brim with Dairylea soft and shiny cream cheese. Cheese triangles are lovely but it can be frustrating trying to peel the silver foil from the cheese, if you buy the tub at least you know it is easy to get out. My favourite is cream cheese on hot toast, wicked I know but that`s me! As soon as the two slices have popped out of the toasterI am reaching for the tub of Dairylea, knife poised and ready to go! No butter is needed the cream cheese is sufficient. If it is thinly spead you seem to lose the taste, so I make sure that my toast is liberally coated, the soft cheese spreads very well and when it hits the hot toast some of it sinks in, making it doubly delicious. Dairylea has a mild flavour, a taste that children would certainly relish. As you eat it the soft cheese is easily digested and the creaminess is evident. Dairylea makes a useful sandwich filler, the Other Half loves it with some salad in a big crusty bread roll.
So what has Dairylea got to offer nutritionally?
The spread is made with cheese and milk and has added calcium and Vitamin D. No artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives either and Vegetarians can enjoy it too. One 25g serving represents a third of a child under ten daily intake of calcium. Each 25g serving contains 59 calories.
Many children would refuse to eat hard cheese, but Dairylea offers a good and healthy alternative and is well owrth adding to your shopping list.