Anyway, this has led me to tasting various different brands of pineapple cottage cheese over the years and I have a firm favourite made by M&S. However, it’s so often out of stock I have to get my supplies elsewhere. Here’s my verdict on Sainsbury’s Be Good To Yourself Pineapple Cottage Cheese.
Sainsbury’s Be Good To Yourself cottage cheese has 14% pineapple pieces which doesn’t sound like much. However, there are a few larger chunks and several smaller bits all mixed in with the cottage cheese to give a light, pineapple flavour. It’s not particularly creamy but that’s to be expected from a lower fat cottage cheese.
The added ingredients include pineapple (14%), sugar, pineapple concentrate, salt, cornflour, acidity regulator: Trisodium citrate; citrus fibre.
When it comes to cottage cheese I prefer a creamier mixture and for me, this is just too thin, despite the added cornflour which I imagine is used as a thickener. Cottage cheese is generally a low fat product anyway, and I haven’t found any of the lower fat varieties which compare well with the M&S version.
Sainsbury's used to make a lovely pineapple cottage cheese which wasn’t part of the be good to yourself range. It had marginally more calories and fat, but in my opinion, had a far better taste and consistency. It was also my favourite standby when I couldn't get my usual Marks & Spencer supply.
|Inside the pot - Pineapple Cottage Cheese Sainsbury's BGTY|
The pot does have a 'Try me!' symbol on the side which reassures you that if you don't LOVE this product, you can return it for a refund. If you like lighter cottage cheeses, then you may find this to your liking.
Available from Sainsbury’s supermarkets.
Nutrition Information per 100g: 82 calories, 8.9g protein, 8.4g carbohydrate, 6.2g sugars, 1.3g fat, 0.8g saturates, 0.5g fibre, 0.46g salt. 6 Weight Watchers ProPoints per pot (300g) as calculated by Sainsbury’s for informational purposes only.