I’ll be honest, I’ve never bought Cheestrings before. I didn’t see the point. Why buy Cheestrings when you could just buy, well, CHEESE?!
But we were offered the chance to try out the new Cheestrings flavours – cheese & onion and cheese & tomato – and my younger son jumped at the chance. And, actually, I started to see the point of Cheestrings.
Because they’re wrapped in individual portion-sizes, they’re good for the kids’ lunchboxes. And my eldest, a year 8 with the attitude to match, had been moaning recently about not having enough food in his packed lunch. He’s had the same amount of food ‘since Reception’ (actually, that’s not true, it’s since year 3), but I didn’t know what else to add. More carbohydrates? He’s already having sandwiches, a cereal bar and a couple of Tuc biscuits (as well as a banana, you’ll be pleased to know). Actually, Cheestrings seemed like a pretty good thing addition to their lunchboxes.
My younger son and my daughter (who loves cheese & onion crisps!) liked the cheese & onion flavour, while my eldest, who is a pizza obsessive preferred the cheese & tomato.
I’d always imagined Cheestrings to be a bit unhealthy, but actually they’re pretty good. They’re made from fresh milk and provide a quarter of the recommended daily intake of calcium and vitamin D, so great for reluctant milk drinkers (not that I have any of those in my house!). They’re free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and contain 30% less total fat and saturated fat than a standard cheddar.
Cheestrings cheese & onion and cheese & tomato flavours are on sale now at £1.50 for a pack of four. Cheese & onion is also available in spaghetti format!
We were given a selection of new Cheestrings for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.