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Mini Babybel® is an edam style cheese made from pasteurised milk. It is a semi-hard cheese, made from four ingredients – pasteurised milk, vegetarian rennet, lactic ferments and salt.
Mini Babybel ® is real cheese, made from pasteurised milk. It’s made the traditional way, except that we use vegetarian rennet (not animal rennet) so it’s vegetarian cheese. During cheese-making, we use lactic ferments to give the cheese it’s taste and flavour, and a little salt, to enhance the flavour and keep it safe. There are no other ingredients – just pasteurised milk, vegetarian rennet, lactic ferments and a little salt.
Yes. It’s made by a traditional cheese-making process, using just 4 ingredients for Babybel ® Original and Light: pasteurised milk, lactic ferments, vegetarian rennet and salt.
Salt is an important part of the traditional cheese-making process. It plays a key role in helping the good ferments to flourish and knocking out the bad ones. It helps the flavour develop and as a natural preservative, keeps the cheese safe to eat.
Mini Babybel ® is widely available to purchase at all major supermarkets in the UK such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. If you can’t find your favourite Mini Babybel ® product in store, do ask at the customer service desk to see if they have stock.
Yes, Mini Babybel ® is lactose-free cheese (<0.01g/100g). Sometimes people are surprised to learn that Mini Babybel ® is naturally lactose-free. That’s because, any naturally-occurring lactose (of which there isn’t much) is poured away with the whey, and any remaining lactose is transformed during the maturing process by the lactic ferments. However, Mini Babybel ® may not be suitable for people suffering with Galactosaemia.
No. In fact, NHS ‘Eat Well Plate’ recommend that we eat some dairy or dairy alternative products every day, as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Mini Babybel ® does not only offer you convenience, but also, as they’re in portions, they are offering portion-control, a proven help in eating the right amount. And if you’re looking for a lower-fat alternative, Mini Babybel ® Light contains 2.4g of fat per portion, that’s less than 65% the fat of Cheddar.
Pregnant woman should always obtain information from their health provider on foods that they can and can’t eat. Mini Babybel ® contains pasteurised milk and is a semi-hard cheese.
Mini Babybel ® products sold in the UK are not certified halal or kosher. However, they contain no animal products other than cow’s milk.
Cheese can play a nutritious role in a healthy diet and balanced lifestyle. Mini Babybel ® cheese is naturally rich in protein and calcium. Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle mass. Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. Babybel ® Plant-Based contains a source of calcium.
Yes, Mini Babybel ® will melt when reaching certain temperatures just like most real cheeses. It is important to remove the wax coating before melting the cheese. Please leave to cool before consumption.
Mini Babybel ® is considered to be a semi-hard cheese. It has a mild, creamy and delicious texture and taste.
Mini Babybel ® is a real cheese, with no additional gluten added during manufacturing. We don’t routinely test for the presence of gluten, and therefore by law we can’t claim that Mini Babybel ® is gluten-free.
The freezing of Mini Babybel ® is highly discouraged, as the cheese loses its product quality significantly.
Mini Babybel ® is safe to eat after the best before date. It should be refrigerated as soon as possible to maintain its high standards. For a better consumption experience we would always recommend eating our product before the best before date.
As Mini Babybel ® is sealed in wax, the product is safe for consumption if left out of the fridge below 20oC for 2 weeks. There is no Food Safety risk as it’s sealed, but the flavour and texture might be different if the storage temperature is high. The longer the cheese is not refrigerated, the more the taste and texture may be affected.
To avoid choking hazards for children under 4, cut into bite size pieces. Children should always be supervised while eating.
Each element of the Mini Babybel ® packaging has a clear role in keeping our cheese fresh, tasty, and safe to eat. The red wax helps to create a completely airtight seal, protecting and preserving the cheese in proper, hygienic conditions preventing things like mould from occurring and ensuring your Mini Babybel ® is kept safe along its journey. The cellophane completes the cheese protection, preventing the wax from damage and the products from sticking to one another – this is made from wood pulp, cotton or other vegetation. And finally, the net helps to keep all the portions together which uses less plastic than a plastic bag or container. In 2020, we launched a TerraCycle scheme in the UK on our journey to make all our packaging fully recyclable or compostable.
As Mini Babybel ® packaging is not yet widely recyclable, it can’t be placed in your recycling bin at home, so it needs to be recycled in a special way. This is why we have recently launched a TerraCycle scheme in the UK to offer customers a simple and free solution to recycle our packaging. TerraCycle can recycle all Babybel ® packaging elements and is a positive step towards our commitment to becoming 100% recyclable or compostable. You can find more information here.
Babybel ® wax is made from paraffin and does not include bee’s wax. It’s “food safe” and the wax helps prevent mould and preserves the cheese in proper hygienic conditions until consumption.
The wax that wraps Babybel ® Plant-Based is the same wax as used on our other Babybel ® products. The wax is made of paraffin and does not contain bee’s wax.
Babybel ® Plant-Based is a fun, dairy alternative to cheese, made from coconut oil and starch. It provides a source of calcium and vitamin B12, all whilst creating an amazingly creamy and smooth texture. Babybel ® Plant-Based is free from dairy, lactose, artificial colours and preservatives.
There is no milk in Babybel ® Plant-Based as it is a dairy-free alternative. The smooth & creamy texture is replicated using coconut oil and each Babybel ® offers a source of calcium and vitamin B12.
Babybel ® Plant-Based is made with no additional gluten added during manufacturing. We don’t routinely test for the presence of gluten, and therefore by law we can’t claim that Babybel ® Plant-Based is gluten-free.
Babybel ® Plant-Based is made in the same facility as our dairy-based Babybel ® products, but we have strict procedures in place to ensure that our plant-based products have no exposure to milk or any other allergens.
Babybel ® Plant-Based is widely available in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Ocado.
The outer packaging which holds the Babybels inside is made from 100% paper and is kerbside recyclable, so can be recycled as paper. The wrapper and wax can be recycled via the Babybel ® Terracycle program. You can find out more here.
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