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Cheese! Who doesn’t love cheese? It’s a nutrient-dense food that is perfectly low carb food with a great fat and protein profile, which means it’ll keep you full. For many, cheese is a staple of their low carb and/or keto diet as it’s versatile enough to go into sauces, desserts or just to eat on its own. So, when I discovered Cheesies cheese snacks, I knew I had to try them and then tell you all about them.
What Are Cheesies?
*Cheesies are a dried and baked cheese snack, so a cheesy version of pork scratchings or crisps. They are carb-free, gluten-free, sugar-free with a good fat and protein value (values vary depending on flavour). Being cheese also makes them 100% suitable for a vegetarian diet.
They are made from 100% cheese – nothing else!
They come in 5 different flavours: Cheddar, Gouda, Emmental, Goats Cheese and Red Leicester as servings of 20g.
Why Not Just Eat Cheese?
This is the first question my husband asked me when I told him I wanted to try these. I mean, he isn’t wrong – why not just get a block of cheese and eat that? The same could be said about crisps, why not just eat a potato? For me, it’s all about variety and having a snack there that is just something different.
My Thoughts on Cheesies
I think they’re moreish and extremely lethal – due to how moreish they are. I wasn’t quite sure what to think at first, I had the same feelings as my husband but after trying them I can see why they work. They fill that crisp snack void that you can often get with being on a diet where you can’t really have crisps. The Cheddar ones really remind me of Mini Cheddars.
I bought a packet of the Cheddar, Gouda and Emmental flavours and enjoyed them all. I’m now looking forward to giving the other two flavours a go.
For me, they are pretty high in protein just as a snack (I cap my daily protein) so I don’t munch a whole bag in one sitting, I’ll split them up which is perfect for those who are looking to make their lunches look “normal” – eg, sandwich, fruit, snack type thing. It also means they last a bit longer, making them worth the money.
Where Can I Buy Cheesies and How Much?
I bought mine from Holland and Barrett but they only have the three flavours available and they’re only stocked in selected stores – out of the seven that I can get to (within a 10-mile radius), only one store stocked them. They’re also available online for £2.99 delivery or £1.99 collection.
Alternatively, you can grab them directly from *the Cheesies website where you can get them in multipacks – either single flavours or a variety pack. They even stock them in 60g bags instead of 20g. Free shipping is available on orders over £15 (£2.50 for orders below).
Pricing is pretty much the same across the board at around 99p for a 20g bag. Both Holland and Barrett and their own website offers a Subscribe and Save options so you can have them regularly delivered and save money.
My next order will be from their own website as I’m eager to try the other two flavours.
TD;LR – Say Cheesie…
A delicious cheese snack which scratches that crisp itch without adding any carbs to your day. Three flavours which really impressed me with another two I’m yet to try but will certainly update when I do. For 99p a bag, it is cheaper to just buy a block of cheese but you buy then for the crunch, same as you don’t just munch a raw potato when you fancy a packet of crisps. *Buy them here or check for your local stockist (at the same link) and let me know in the comments what you think!
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