Saturday, 26 January 2013

Healthier Choice Cottage Cheese with Pineapple

This pineapple cottage cheese is from the Co-Operative’s Healthier Choice range. It’s low in fat and saturates and has 100 calories per half a pot (125g).

It’s a mild tasting cottage cheese with smaller than average lumpy bits (if that’s how you can describe them). This makes it quite good for spreading. Despite the reasonably high 20 percent pineapple content, the cottage cheese itself doesn’t taste too much like pineapple which was a bit of a disappointment.

Pots contain 250g with half the pot being the recommended serving size. There's a British flag on the front stating that it’s made using fresh British milk and on the ingredient list it says the pineapple is from Thailand.

It's good to see the Co-operative are using the traffic light colouring scheme so you can easily see how healthy the products are.

This cheese is a good choice for slimmers or anyone looking to lower their fat content. The salt and sugar levels only just miss out on a green light, being slightly over the threshhold for healthy levels.

Suitable for vegetarians. Available in branches of The Co-operative. 

Nutrition information per 100g: 80 calories, 9.7g protein, 7.8g carbohydrate, 7.7g sugar, 1.2g fat, 0.8g saturates, 0.5g fibre, 0.4g salt.


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