Babybel v. Laughing Cow Triangles

You would like to include some healthy snacks in your kid’s school lunch box. A popular choice with kids is cheese, especially in fun shapes...

School Of Nutrition Posted May 27, 2014 Future Fit Training


 

MINI BABYBEL

LAUGHING COW

Serving size

1 portion

1 portion

Calories

61

42

Carbohydrates

0g

1.1g

Of which sugars

0g

1.1g

Fat

4.8g

3.3g

Of which saturates

3.2g

2.3g

Protein

4.4g

1.9g

Calcium

140mg (18%)

107mg (13%)

Sodium

0.14g

0.14g

Ingredients

Pasteurized cultured milk, salt, microbial enzymes

Skimmed Milk (Water, Skimmed Milk Powder), Cheeses, Butter, Milk Proteins, Emulsifying Salts: Sodium Polyphosphates, Calcium Phosphates, Citric Acid,  Diphosphates, Salt

The main highlights:

Mini Babybel has...

  • double the protein
  • more calcium
  • more fat and calories
  • a shorter ingredients list

... than that of the cheese triangles. Cheese triangles are a processed cheese product that contains some cheese but also other food additives such as emulsifiers.

OUR WINNER: Mini Babybel!

Processed cheese tends to contain less milk but more additives and sodium than regular cheese, so it is better to choose the real thing and consume in moderation.