“ Brand: Laughing Cow / Type: Cheese Spread „
I brought these Laughing Cow Light Deli With Onion the other day because I remembered reading a review on here about them and they sounded yummy. You get 8 squares of soft cheese for £1.49 but a lot of places have got them on special offer at the minute because they are new.
The cheese is wrapped in foil like the normal Laughing Cow but they are squares not triangles, they're proper hard to get into as well because the foil hasn't got the little tab that you pull to open them.
The only difference between this and the normal Laughing Cow cheese is that this has got a yummy onion flavour, it's just right and not too strong. The cheese is smooth and mega creamy, it's a very faint colour and I always think Laughing Cow look like they're going to be proper bland but they're not. This one deffo isn't because the taste of the onion comes through the cheese wicked. The cheese has got a lovely rich flavour and it spreads good on food.
One square will do 2 crackers quite thick or you could stretch it to 3 crackers if you have the cheese spread thinner. I love it on crackers because the cheese has got such a delish texture that it makes then not taste so dry and the flavour comes through proper nice. I was surprised at how nice these were because I think a lot of onion flavoured things are disappointing, this one is perfect though and even though the onion is quite faint it brings out the flavour of the cheese and makes the Laughing Cow lovely and tangy.
Last night I had one on a jacket potato and it was yummy but this cheese didn't melt into the potato as good as the normal Laughing Cow triangles, I think that's because the cheese is a bit more solid and not quite as creamy as the triangles. The texture is gorgeous but it's deffo more like Dairylea than Laughing Cow, it hasn't got that weird sticky feeling that Dairylea has got though and is more creamy and rich.
I'll deffo buy these again because they're not much dearer than the triangles and are loads tastier, I don't think they're actually NICER because Laughing Cow is yummy anyway but they're a wicked change and so yummy that I'll buy them again and again. They also do Blue Cheese and Goats Cheese in the same Deli range but they didn't have them in Tesco the other day so I'll be hunting for them in Sainsburys because I deffo want to try them.
We love Laughing Cow cheeses in our house, so when I saw these just before Christmas I grabbed a box as they would make a change to put on the table at Christmas with all the other cheeses that we have.Now at the time that I bought these they were on special offer in Tesco's for £1.00 instead of £1.49 ( I have just checked and these are back at £1.00 until the 2.2.2010 in Tesco's).
They come in a long box compared to the usual round box that you always see Laughing Cow cheeses in. The middle just slides up or down to reveal 8 little individually foil wrapped square cubes of soft cheese spread. So on unwrapping you will find a light cream coloured spread with a slight hint of smell of onion. Depending on how thick you like to spread your cheese will depend on how far your spread will go, I like mine quite thick so one square would cover 2 cream crackers for me. Now on biting into the cracker I was quite surprised because although it said onion I didn't think it would taste much as the smell wasn't that strong, but I was wrong as it had a nice oniony taste without being to over powerful and taking over the whole cracker. These are very moreish and luckily they are light so for once thats not too bad.
So these are great if trying to watch you diet annd fancy something with a bit of a bite, so instead of reaching out for the branston or relish to put on top, these have enough flavour already!.
Each square is 17.5g and contains;
~~~of which sugars 0.9g~~~
~~~of which sats 0.79g~~~
Suitable for vegetarians, these are also great for kids as they contain 7% natural source of calcium in each square.
I haven't been able to find these ones yet, but they also have two other varieties which are Blue Cheese (which sounds really yummy to me) and a Goats Cheese one as well (that sounds good as well!). So I will be on the lookout until I can find these as well to try, hopefully they will be as good as the onion ones!.