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      23.05.2012 23:28
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      Good soft cheese!

      I needed some basic soft cheese to make a New York style vanilla cheesecake that would not cost me a fortune, as each cheesecake required quite a large amount of soft cheese. Many other soft cheese brands were either charging ridiculous amounts for a tiny portion of soft cheese or adding salt to it, which would not taste very good inside cheesecake. One 250g tub cost me just over 50p, which was the cheapest offer I could find, and Sainsburys was one of my more trusted supermarket own label brands, so I was reasonably happy with it. Bear in mind that soft cheese is heavier and denser than butter, and I was a little surprised at how thin the package was- but that probably explained why the recipe for cheesecake required so much in weight- 250g is really not that bulky. It was packaged in a tub with a plastic lid and a foil lid underneath it, to ensure its hygiene. Sure, it is not as well packaged as your typical pot of Philadelphia, but then Philadelphia does not exactly come off as cheap as this Sainsburys Basics Soft Cheese. There is nothing extravagant about the packaging and exterior which consists of its main colours of orange and white- it seemingly makes it clear that it is a basic product, which is far better than pretending that it is a better product than it actually is. This soft cheese, I found, was very malleable- you could very easily whisk it into your mixture of cream and eggs without lumps. It had a soft texture, but was slightly jelly like in the way that it stuck to itself. The finished cheese cake was delicious- in fact, just as good as the one I had made using a supposedly superior brand of soft cheese. I found that it was by far adequate for my purpose. The texture was soft, velvety and rich. There was also a little bit of left over soft cheese, which I tried on a piece of toast. It was, of course, not as scrumptious as Philadelphia, but then again, for what I paid for it, I was pleased, and I had bought it for the main purpose of making a cheesecake anyway, so I was not expecting a huge amount out of very little. It tasted edible, though not very flavoursome- but that is the ideal condition of something you are using for a cheesecake that you are adding extra ingredients to flavour it. All in all, one of my better value buys, brilliant for baking a delicious cheesecake, adequate for spreading. I would highly recommend this as a bargain buy, especially for baking.

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      06.06.2011 06:06
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      Great tasting soft cheese with no faults!

      This soft cheese is a bargain. We get through a lot of this since we discovered it. We had no idea that you could get basics soft cheese, but both Sainsburys and Tesco do their own basic/value version of this with only 4p price difference between them. The packaging is identical, which is hilarious; only the labelling is different. But we've done blind taste tests on both versions and Sainsburys is just ever so slightly creamier, which is why we tend to buy it there. We use this on toast, in sandwiches,and we use it to make pasta and cheese sauces. The white, silky cheese has a wonderfully creamy texture and flavour, and it melts well when making sauces. Really, there is no noticeable difference between this and more expensive brands, maybe just a tiny, tiny bit less creamy, but every bit as delicious. Okay so it doesn't matter how rich I might be, I don't see the point in wasting money on Philedelphia when this cheese is absolutely gorgeous! Don't be a cheese snob, give it a go! Expect to pay 44p for a tub of 200g which is really exceptional value!

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      24.12.2010 22:55
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      good cheap chceese spread

      My youngest daughter loves spread cheese, she will have it on toast, a sandwich, crackers or dip anything that we allow into it. The problem we have is a tub of spread cheese generally needs eating 3 - 7 days after opening depending on which brand it is. As the rest of us don't like spread cheese quite as much some of it normally goes to waste. So when I spotted this Sainsburys basic one at the price of 46p for a 200g tub I thought why not. (I know it is soft cheese but to us it is still spread cheese) The packaging is very basic and like other Sainsburys basics - orange and white. I was quite impressed that the tub had a plastic lid over the foil covering (some basic brands don't and the cheese goes off very quickly when opened). Upon opening the cheese looked quite thick and not watery. I don't like to see a liquid on my soft cheese. It spreads easily and is white so looks just like philly. But does it taste like philly? Well to me there isn't a lot of difference as they are both quite mild and creamy but the basics one is a bit thicker. As well as using this cheese to spread or dip things in I have also added it to jacket potatoes. When I am in need of a quick tea for the girls I have used it to make a pasta sauce by heating a couple of spoonfuls of this cheese with some tomato passata and a sprinkle of garlic pepper they think it's yummy. This cheese is well worth 46p and if only half a tub gets eaten I don't feel too bad at having to throw the rest away. ***************** Ingredients ********************** 23% fat soft cheese, Wheat Fibre, Citrus Fibre, Stabilisers: Tara Gum, Xanthan Gum. ******************** Nutrition per 100g (half tub)************************ Energy 996kJ 241kcal Protein 4.7g Carbohydrate 3.8g Total Sugars 2.6g Starch 0.0g Fat 23.0g Saturates 14.4g Mono unsaturates 5.3g Polyunsaturates 0.5g Fibre 1.2g Salt 0.50g Sodium 0.20g A cheap cheese spread that I would recommend especially for children or if you know you won't eat the full tub.

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        25.11.2010 12:17
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        Good value for the price.

        I think snacking is my hobby lol, I eat snacks constantly to keep me going throughout the day as I have a huge appetite and I feel faint if I do not eat my snacks. I love sweet and savoury and there are not many foods that I do not like or have tried in my lifetime. This cream cheese is from Sainsbury's Basics cheaper products, it comes in a plastic rectangle container with a transparent lid. It has a foil wrapper to keep the cheese nice and fresh. The cheese inside has a nice and soft texture. It is thick and very smooth. It also is very easy to spread on bread or on toast. I love to eat this cheese on crackers of an variety. I find it very tasty indeed. The cheese is quite strong for the low price. It cost only 48p for 200g and although the packaging is very basic, the contents of the carton is very good quality, it is super value for the price. I like to also use it as an addition to a filling I may have in sandwiches as I find it give the sandwich as extra taste. I love cheese and this one is a favourite with all of my grandchildren too. They really like it and sometimes they just place some in a dish and just eat it with those savoury straws or with fresh Tomatoes. I like to eat is also with a salad as I find it is nice with the salad ingredients. This is suitable for Vegetarians, it also contains per 30g serving, 72 calories, 6.9g of fat, of which saturates 4.3g and a total of 0.8g of sugar. This cheese is lovely to eat with any savoury food and I also quite like it to eat on toast and them melt it slightly either in the microwave or under my grill, just to melt it slightly and it melts into the bread and tastes delicious. I think for the price this one is such a good product to buy and I find it tastes as nice as the branded ones. It is affordable if you are on a budget and it is so versatile. I think it is a must in my home for myself and my family. I also think if you are having a get together with friends and family or a party and it is ideal to eat with the crackers at the end of a dinner party meal as I have given my guests to eat on many occasions and it has been eaten and everyone has enjoyed eating it. It also has a very good sell by date and can be kept in the fridge for a long time without opening the carton, and the one I have in my fridge at the moment, has a sell by date until the end of January 2011. So it can be bought in advance. I rate it 5 stars.

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          15.05.2010 00:29
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          Great product for a great price!

          Now, when we have a baby, most of our shopping is done in Sainsbury's. Almost every time I try something from their basics range. And very often I'm surprised with cheap but good products. This time I'll share my opinion of one of my favourite cheese - Sainsbury's Basics Soft Cheese. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 23% fat soft cheese States "Creamy cheesy just as easy ...... to spread" on the package. Price - 45p (£2.25 / kg) for 200g. Package - plastic rectangular tub with foil and a plastic lid. Added Ingredients: Wheat Fibre, Citrus Fibre, Stabilisers: Tara Gum, Xanthan Gum. Allergy advice: Contains cow's milk and wheat gluten. How to store: Keep refrigerated. Once opened consume within 3 days. Best before: see base of pack. Suitable for vegetarians. NUTRITION INFORMATION Typical values per 100g: Energy 996 kJ, 241 kcal; Protein 4.7g; Carbohydrate 3.8g of which sugars 2.6g, starch nil; Fat 23.0g of which saturates 14.4g, mono-unsaturates 5.3g, polyunsaturates 0.5g; Fibre 1.2g; Salt 0.5g of which sodium 0.20g. Per 30g serving: 72 kcal, fat 6.9g, salt 0.15g. MY EXPERIENCE As I have already mentioned - this Sainsbury's Basics Soft Cheese became one of my favourite! It is very soft, tastes great (not too sour). The texture is great - easy to spread (just as other soft cheeses but that's the only similar thing). I spread it on bread, on a toast or simply eat it as a treat - sometimes with jam or fruits, or just cheese itself. It always tastes good! Well, I have to admit I am a bit crazy about cheese. I enjoy tasting new ones. From holidays I always bring some new kind of cheese to try! So I'm very critical about cheese and not every cheese is ok for me. But this Soft Cheese is great for all occasions: a sandwich, a dip, a dessert..... I used to buy Philadelphia with chives, basil, herbs and garlic, onion and black pepper but don't do this any more! Because if I want something special - I cut some garlic, spring onion or put some herbs on a sandwich or mix with cheese (if I want to make a dip). This way I get a cheaper version of a delicious cheese but it tastes much better! And I kind of feel proud as I've made it myself (not from the scratch as cheese is bought but I don't have to mention this to my guests...). One more thing that proves this Sainsbury's Basics Soft Cheese is really good - my boyfriend! He used to like only cheese spread. So in Sainsbury's we always bought a few packets of each cheese. But a while ago I noticed that MY SOFT CHEESE started disappearing so quickly (I was wondering who except me was eating it???).... While at any time you could find at least a few unopened tubs of cheese spread. As our baby is just 9 months - she doesn't eat cheese for sure... So, the only person in our house who hated Soft or Cottage Cheese now secretly was eating it every morning. The funniest thing is - when I asked if he started liking Soft cheese. He said no!!!! Pretended that I almost offended him.... And you know what, next morning I found a new packet of MY SOFT CHEESE opened! I think this really means a lot - this cheese is so delicious that it's difficult to resist! I started watching my weight as I had a baby 9 months ago but I can't stand to this cheese.... It's so tempting and such a small tub... I can eat it without realising. So it's better to send my boyfriend shopping who usually forgets to buy a lot of things.... I am still surprised that such a good product can be so cheap! I've bought Tesco's Soft Cheese, but it was cheap - both ways - price and taste.... Yeah, I must admit that Tesco's soft cheese is much cheaper - only 25p per tub. But there's no way I'm goona buy this one again. Or even Philadelphia. I used to like Philadelphia very much but now I simply enjoy a wonderful product for a small price and don't have to wait for promotions to get our fridge stuffed. OVERALL I am really surprised with Sainsbury's basics range. Because they are so good products!!! From other shops I was used to get a less quality product if I paid less. But not this time in Sainsbury's! Sainsbury's Basics Soft Cheese is a delicious product for a very good price! I definitely recommend to try it. And maybe you'll like it just as I do! Thanks for reading! Also posted on ciao.co.uk under the same name.

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            09.05.2010 09:08
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            Good value price and nice tasting.

            I love any kind of cheese, and I saw this one from the Sainsbury's Basics range of their lower branded foods and it was only 45p for 200g, and I bought it because I am trying to lose weight and I love it on crackers for a snack in between meals. It comes in a white rectangle white plastic carton with the usual orange and white colours of the lower brands and it can easily be spotted in the fridges and it comes with a nice transparent cover and inside it has a foil pull back wrapper to reveal the very soft creamy cheese. It is a very good texture and very soft, it is a very good quality for a cheap cheese and it is incredibly tasty, I love to eat it on Ryvita and Cracker bread and in sandwiches for lunch, and I also like to use it for my parties for my guests. My grandson loves it on Cream crackers and he loves it in sandwiches too. It spreads very well and does not break the crackers or bread and it has a nice mild taste and is not too strong, and sometimes I chop a few Chives or Parsley and mix it into the cheese and eat it with salad to give it that little bit of extra kick. Per 30g serving it contains 72 calories, 6.9g fat, and 0.15g salt. The little plastic top can be replaced after use to keep it nice and fresh and placed into the fridge. My grandson went to the fridge and kept pointing to it as he knew there would be something for him to eat in it and when I opened the door, he took this cheese, sat down on the floor ready to eat it and pointed for his spoon lol, he sat there eating the cheese from the carton merrily and ate a good third of the carton lol, and he loved it and it was very soft for him to easily swallow and so I must buy some more for the next time he visits as he always eats healthily and only has sweets as a treat at weekend usually. I do recommend this cheese for anyone to give it a try and although it is very cheap and the carton is very basic, it is a nice tasty spread and worth the money in my opinion and I will continue to buy it. If it is not opened it has a very good sell by date and the one I bought recently will be out of date in August this year and so it is a very good date in my opinion. I give it 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review.

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              08.05.2010 10:59
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              A cheese we'll be eating a lot more of in future

              I bought this Sainsbury's one by accident, but I'm sticking with it. When I saw the price, I almost threw it away because I expected it to be watery, bland and rather a waste of time. I was pleased to find that it's none of those things. I've always loved strong cheeses, but the mildness of this cheese isn't offensive at all. It's certainly not the worst soft cheese I've ever had by a long way. I usually have it with salmon on crackers, but even with something as mild as cucumber I still get a decent cheese taste to work with. The tub is full to the brim, and the cheese is densely-packed but very spreadable. It doesn't last long in our house, but that's only because we really like it, so the calories might be a bit of a concern. I love the fact that it's so cheap that the cost isn't ever likely to be an issue. To quote another advert, "it does what it says on the tin". For once, I'm not paying for wasteful packaging, enticing pictures and half-empty cartons that apparently have to have room for the contents settling. I got more than I expected, and was very happy with it.

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                29.04.2010 10:42
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                A great bargain product, I will be using again.

                I had this last night with a bagel, I tried the sainsburys one with black pepper last time and I didn't rate it very highly, so thought I would give the real bargain cheese a go. A 200g tub of this costs just 25p, which is a lot less than something like Philadelphia, so my expectations weren't too high. The tub has a plastic lid, with a foil top underneath, you can pull the foil off completely but I tend to leave it on underneath the lid as it keeps it fresher for longer I think. When I opened this cheese it looked quite solid and didn't look like it would be easy to spread, but looks were deceiving, as when I spread it with a knife, it was very easy, even on a bagel which is notoriously difficult to spread anything on. The taste of this cheese was very tangy, and cheesy, it wasn't as silky and shiny as something like philadelphia or as creamy, but it definitely had a good amount of taste to it, and was a lot nicer than I expected. It says on the tub that each 30g serving provides calories - 72, fat - 6.9g, sat fat - 4.3g, salt - 0.15g, total sugar - 0.8g. This seems a bit fatty, so not great for everyday use, but it is cream cheese so you would expect there to be quite a lot of fat in there anyway. I think this would be also be great for cooking, due to it's low cost. I would definitely recommend it. It tastes great and is a good consistency.

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                  03.04.2010 18:48
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                  bit of a bargain if you are looking to save a few pence.

                  Sainsbury's basics soft cheese. I love to have cheese and crackers, and have recently been purchasing some crackers with spring onion from poundland, and was searching for my usual cheese spread along the cheese isle and discovered this cheese spread, part of the basic range from Sainsbury's, and I must admit that I have stumbled upon a bit of a bargain in the soft cheese department. This comes in a hard plastic white tub, with a see through plastic lid, so washed out could become a reusuable pot for whatever you like to store, it has the basics label with a picture of some of the cheese spread looks like its spread upon a rivita biscuit, and I do like to eat this the same way too, accompanied by a few slices of fresh tomato or cucumber what a treat. It states "creamy cheesy just as easy to spread ....." on the lid of the container, and it is just that a really light easy to spread cheesey spreadable spread, which has a cheesy taste but not too cheesy, but mildly nice, I love it and I loved the price too 45pence, for a tub containing 200grams, must be kept refridgerated. Suitable for vegetarians too Mild cheesy spread. Once openned eat within three days, it will be gone in three days thankfully. Contains 23 percent soft cheese. Energy 996 kj, 241 kcals, protein 4.7grams, of which sugars 2.6grams, starch nil, fat 23.0grams, of which saturates 14.4grams mono-unsaturates 5.3grams, polyunsaturates 0.5grams, fibre 1.2gs, salt 0.5gs, of which sodium 0.15grams. thats based on a serving of 30 grams. Nice for spreading on crackers, bread especially on lovely home made fresh crusty bread, with an easy to spread spread, it is lovely, doesnt smell of much really, not overpowering pongy cheese, not the best cheese spread, but really not the worse ive tried, i would buy this again but i do personally prefer a much stronger cheesy taste to my cheese spread, so will score this four out of five, but then again it does state that it is a mild cheese spread, so four is a good score considering, how cheap this one is. Thanks for reading and rating my review xx.

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                    24.10.2009 19:32
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                    Great value soft cheese

                    I bought a tub of this Sainsbury's Basics Soft Cheese a few days ago, whilst out doing my shopping. It cost only 45 pence for a tub containing 200g. This is a lot less than branded soft cheeses, such as Philadelphia. The packaging is the usual rectangular shaped box, with the Sainsbury's Basics orange and white logo, and is all very plain and simple, but I suppose that is what makes it much cheaper than others with more attractive packaging. I think that the bright colours make it stand out, though. The soft cheese has an appearance that is the same as any other, and it is really soft and creamy. It spreads well on to bread, crackers and toast. I used it as an ingredient in lasagne, along with cottage cheese, and it tasted really nice. My husband uses soft cheese in pasta dishes, and when making tarts, quiches and pies, too. He has just made a pumpkin pie and a three cheese tart, using this soft cheese, and they tasted delicious. As the cheese is plain, and has no flavouring, it would be easy to add your own flavours, such as herbs, pepper, garlic or onion. Used on it's own, the soft cheese, would be excellent in a cheesecake, either sweet or savoury. The soft cheese contains, per 100g - 241kcal 4.7g protein 3.8g carbohydrate 23.0g fat - 14.4g saturates 1.2g fibre 0.5g salt For a 30g serving, there are 72kcal, 6.9g fat and 0.15g salt. It is fairly high in fat, as it is not a low fat or light product, but I think that it is fine eaten in moderation, as part of a balanced diet, and it will provide Calcium. Contains cow's milk and wheat gluten. I will be buying this again, as it is a really useful and versatile product to have to hand. The pack that I bought a few days ago, states that it will keep until 08/02/2010, if unopened. After opening, you need to use it within three days.

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                      18.10.2009 13:18
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                      I love cheese spread, particularly the Philadelphia style cheese spreads, as they are so flexible . So, when I saw this for just 45p for 200g in the chiller aisle of my local Sainsburys I decided to pick some of this up and see how it compared . Its a simple white plastic tub with orange writing, and full nutritional info and ingredients . The top lid is clear plastic, and underneath this is a foil lid that you peel back to get at the cheese . Peeling back this lid is easy . The cheese is a lovely white colour, and very moist looking ,and the tub was generously filled . There isn't really any smell to the cheese other than a slightly creamy one, and its very easy to scoop some out of the container and spread it - it won't tear your bread or break your cracker . The taste is creamy - there is a slight hint of cheese there, but nothing very strong . The texture is smooth, thick, creamy and rich . It's nice - not amazing, but nice, and in fact quite bland in flavour . But it's the blandness I like with this cheese - it's very flexible , and I love nothing more than stirring a generous dollop into some hot cooked pasta and adding a little pre-cooked bacon to make a quickie carbonara, or smearing this cheese down the central groove of a celery sticky to make a crunchy quick snack. In comparison to Philadelphia, the leading branded cheese of this style - I really can't detect any difference at all, and I'll certainly be buying this cheese again . However, it does have one minor downside - once opened it has to be eaten within 3 days. This is a bit of a pain, as I tend to open it, and then forget it's open! I wish it kept for longer . Per 100g, there are 241 calories and 23g of fat . That seems a lot, but it's unlikely you're going to be eating that much at once! Overall, I like this cheese - it's tasty,easy to spread, and cheap . I'll certainly be buying it again .

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                        05.10.2009 14:10
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                        Crap Packaging Hiding A Very Good Product

                        I nearly puked when I saw this in the fridge because I don't eat any except for Philadelphia now, I've tried cheap soft cheese before and it was horrible and I thought this would be really bad because it looked so cheap. I'd already defrosted and toasted my onion bagel though so I tried a bit to save wasting the bagel. It surprised me because it's quite like Philadelphia, you can tell it's a cheap brand because it's not as creamy and the flavour isn't quite right. It's a bit blander and hasn't got quite the right amount of cheeseyness to be Philadelphia but it deffo doesn't taste like some of the disgusting cheap soft cheeses you can get. If you forget about comparing it to Philadephia then it's a proper nice soft cheese. It's a bit creamy but quite stodgy feeling so you don't have to use a lot on your sandwich or bagel. It tastes nice and cool and is very refreshing. It does get creamier as you eat it and gives the onion bagels in particular a lovely cool side because it goes so well with the onion flavour. I had some on crackers today and it was nice with some cucumber on top. I'm shocked at how much I like this soft cheese and if I hadn't got my bagel ready I would NEVER have tried it because the packaging makes me think of proper nasty soft cheese. It keeps well as well, we finished our tub in about 4 days and it was still as fresh tasting as when we first opened it. A 200g tub is only 45p and that's mad because Philadelphia is nearly £2.00 for a 300g tub now so you're saving loads by changing to this. It's dead nice in it's own right and measures up well to Philadelphia anyway so you might as well try it.

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                          04.08.2009 16:56
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                          cheese is great; go buy cheese

                          One day, I said to myself, I shall make a cheesecake. A raspberry cheesecake. This was because, at the beginning of summer, in those days of sunshine and warmth, we had a lot of raspberries from the back garden. I'm sorry to tell you but I never made the cheesecake. No one will eat it with me. This makes me sad as then I'll have to eat it all and become grossly fat. Therefore, no cheesecake. Therefore, this soft cheese was used instead as a spreading item. Er, is that really a term? Anyhoo. Yes. On the bread, on the crackers, on the...toast? I tried it on toast but it wasn't so good. I do not recommend this. Anyhow. I must say that this soft cheese is absolutely fabulous. Really. I've never eaten any other soft cheese but jeez, it's cheese, and I had to have it. I really love cheese. I ate a whole packet by myself in a week, once, and blamed it on my sibling. This is rather bad. It's an obsession. I do like the cheese. Er, semi-related but not really useful, for you, dear reader. I open this beautiful packet, with its plastic lid and foil covering, to find a thick block of cheese, which is soft. It's pretty much its name - I mean, soft cheese? Yes? Some cheese is gross - even blocks of it, tasteless muck. Ate an 'extra mature' block and it tasted of nothing. This is called 'mild' but it tastes absolutely gorgeous and cheesy. You have to spread it quite thick, to be fair, but then I always spread tin so I'm not sure if maybe what I call 'thick' is actually the norm? Spread it like you spread butter - beautiful. Actually, the other day, I spread my bread with margarine. Then, I remembered I wanted soft cheese. I put it on top. The margarine and soft cheese melded to create the a reaaaaally tasty soft margeese. God, it was lovely. But the best way to eat this is with raspberry jam, I feel. Spread the cheese. Spread the jam. Spread a little more cheese on top, in clumps. Oh, its heaven, I tell ye. Heaven. Alternatively, you could beat the jam in I guess. But this is too complicated for me. I prefer the layering. It's full fat. This is a disadvantage as eventually I will become obese. This will be unfortunate. But never mind. Have some sense and don't eat the whole packet at once, I guess? I also made muffins with this. It is a regular muffin with...a pocket of cream cheese inside. Oh. I can't even extol upon it enough. There is also a blob of jam. I wholeheartedly recommend this type of muffin. It is a suitable substitute for cream cheese. Unfortunately I keep going to check to the freezer to check if they froze okay, to check if they're still nice. They are. Really cheap. I mean, you could pay a little more for a 'lighter' soft cheese but, what's the point? Live a little. A packet of soft cheese isn't going to be the reason that you become fat, seriously. It will be because you eat it with jam and then have a cheddar cheese sandwich for lunch and then a cube of cheese for snacks and then because you dip your finger in the soft cheese and eat some of that, too. Yeah.

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                            01.08.2009 20:14
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                            Spread it thinly... a little can go a long way

                            I bought this for my husband who doesn't like or eat margarine or butter... I didn't have much faith that it would be very nice as it was 45p for a 200g tub of spreadable full fat sort cheese. Compared with £1.33 for a 200g tub of Philadelphia. To both of our surprises, it is actually a close match to Philadelphia. It is VERY creamy and rich and thick. I thought it would be bland and watery, so I was pleasantly surprised. The downside is it is a full fat soft cheese spread- so it has the fat and calories of full fat cream cheese: so it has 482 calories and 46g of fat (28.8g of saturated fat) in the 200g tub. Put like this, it isn't so attractive in health terms. This product is sold in all Sainsburies stores and online and is excellent value for money-but I would recommend for the sake of your cholesterol or waistline you spread it thinly. ...

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                            28.07.2009 23:48
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                            A nice versatile spread!

                            Loving crackers and ryvitas and things like that I'm constantly on the look out for decent toppings and at the same time products that are not too hefty in the calorie department. However I find alot of low fat options to be bland and tasteless so usually I look for the fuller in fat varieties of things and simply look for the healthiest option available to me in that case and use less if need be! I love soft cheese spreads and I hadn't tried this one before and when I saw the price of it simply had to give it a go as it was only 45p! The Packaging.... White plastic, oblong tub with a white and orange foil lid over the top of it and over that is a pull on/off clear plastic safety lid type thing. On the foil lid I'm told it is Sainsbury's 'Basics' Soft Cheese which is creamy cheesy and just as easy to spread and then there is a scribble on there of a blob of this cheese on some sort of cracker (serving suggestion obviously) and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told to keep it refrigerated and that it is mild in flavour and suitable for Vegetarians. Other information on the tub lists the ingredients and gives me allergy advice, a full nutritional rundown is given, I'm told how to store it (in the refrigerator and to be eaten within 3 days), contact details for Sainsbury's are given and the best before date is clearly stamped on as is the bar-code and size of the product (200g). It looks like an economy product which of course it is but looks like you get alot of product for your money and by this point I thought the cheese was actually going to be revolting just because the look of the tub lol! The Soft Cheese.... However I was wrong assuming that! I love it! Off white in colour the pot is full almost to the brim of it. The soft cheese is incredibly spreadable and smooth and has a slight sour sort of milky smell to it but it doesn't smell unpleasant or anything you can just tell it is soft cheese really. The soft cheese has a milky, slightly creamy taste to it. It is rather sour but very light in taste although full in flavour. It's sort of like a plain yogurt rather than a a cheese taste but I find it really moreish. It's great spread on anything this is and no need for seasoning with salt I feel it's nicely seasoned as it is. Cool, crisp and fresh this competes in my opinion with many leading and far more expensive brands on the market! Lovely Sainsbury's! Allergy Advice.... Contains Cow's Milk & Gluten Nutritional Information... per 30g Serving.... Calories: 72 Fat: 6.9g Saturated Fat: 4.3g Salt: 0.15g Total Sugars: 0.8g Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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