String Cheese–Product Review 012
I don’t eat that much string cheese and I worried that my taste buds were not discerning enough. So, I decided to steal an idea from my sister, who had a party where everyone taste-tested root beer at her house. My take was to have a bunch of ladies (some of which love string cheese) at a neighborhood luncheon sample four types: Cache Valley, Western Family, Frigo, and Precious—labeled A, B, C, and D, respectively. I made sure they sampled before lunch so they’d be hungry.
Frigo was the brand that was chosen for best taste, with Western Family coming second. No one chose either of the two other brands. I recieved no comments on the Cache Valley brand, but some ladies told me that the Precious brand had too soft of a texture. In my own taste test, I agreed with the fifteen other people, Frigo and Western Family were the best flavor. I didn’t like the Cache Valley because it was too salty, and the texture of Precious was insubstantial (read: mushy), ruining any flavor that it had.
The Best Value
At two grocery stores near me the Frigo and Precious brands are the most expensive. At one store, for example, the Frigo brand was $6.39 and the Precious brand was $5.49. I know Frigo brand is sold at Costco, $10.60 for 60 one ounce sticks. That is a lot of cheese, but a great price! In the grocery store, Western Family is at least 20% cheaper than Frigo, so that is the brand I choose for the best value.
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