Strings and Things is the new home for our snacking range!

Strings and Things is the new brand brought to you buy Cheestrings and Yollies. There were lots of people who didn’t know that Cheestrings and Yollies are part of the same family, so we want to make this clearer for everyone. We have a whole range of great tasting products, that answer all of your families snacking needs throughout the day. Our products are all about making the boring every day more fun!

Kids are imaginative little people: ingenious, inventive, making fun out of anything. Strings and Things are made to fuel their creativity, everything in our range makes snacktime playtime. So take a look at our full range, and if you find something new, give it a try, and let us know what you think. Strings and Things are good food made fun, and that’s why children and parents love them!

All of our snacks are perfect for lunchboxes, under 100 calories per portion a source of calcium and vitamin D, making our snacks the healthier snack for your kids!

All our products contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Are Cheestrings & Strings & Things the same brand?

Yes! Cheestrings has been around for 23 years, but now it has some friends in the range – like Yollies and Cheeshapes. So we have created Strings & Things to represent that we have much more than just Cheestrings to satisfy kids snacking needs throughout the day!

What are Cheestrings made of?

Real cheese and that’s it! There are no artificial flavourings, no artificial colours and no artificial preservatives. There’s no gluten, either. All Cheestrings are naturally tasty and the perfect snack to add to a balanced diet.

Why are they stringy?

It’s the gentle cooking process of the cheese that allows us to create the perfect stringy-ness, which makes Cheestrings so special!
We use milk from happy, grass-fed cows and turn it into cheese the natural way.
Then we heat the cheese before stretching it into a new shape – a long, stringy shape!
We cut the now peelable cheese into Cheestrings sized pieces – all ready for happy children to enjoy!

What is the difference between Cheestrings and other cheese?

There are so many types of cheese in the world – soft or hard, white or yellow, or even blue! It all depends on the milk the cheese is made from, how the cheese is made, how long it “matures” and many other factors. We like Cheestrings to be a mild cheese, as that’s what most children seem to prefer.

What are Cheeshapes made of?

Real cheese and that’s it! There are no artificial flavourings, no artificial colours and no artificial preservatives. There’s no gluten, either. Just like Cheestrings, they are naturally tasty and the perfect snack on the go.

How do you make the shapes?

We take milk from grass-fed cows, and turn it into cheese the natural way. Then we simply heat and mould the cheese into fun, bite size shapes – entertaining and delicious!

How did you select the random shapes?

All our shapes have been co created and designed with kids and moms, to ensure we had the best mixture of surprising and fun shapes in each pack.

Are Cheeshapes suitable for the lunchbox?

Yes, Cheeshapes is the perfect snack for the lunchbox. As with all dairy products, they should be kept in an insulated lunchbox to keep them cool and tasty until lunch!

What are Yollies made from?

Yollies are a dairy product. They are thickened yogurt containing all the typical ingredients found in yogurt.

How do they stay solid on the stick?

How we make Yollies is top secret, but they are simply made with all the typical ingredients found in yogurt.

Is there any cheese in Yollies?

The product is produced by the same company as Cheestrings but contain no cheese. They are thickened yogurt on a stick.

Are Yollies suitable for the lunchbox?

Yollies make an ideal lunchbox snack. As with all dairy products they should be kept in an insulated lunchbox to keep cool.

Can Yollies be frozen?

Yes, Yollies can be frozen and eaten just like an ice lolly.

Does Yollies contain artificial colours?

Yollies have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

How much sugar is in one Yollie?

Each Yollie contains 3.2g of sugar.

How much calcium is in one Yollie?

Each Yollie contains 65mg of Calcium and 0.4mg of Vitamin D. Two Yollies provide 16% of the NRV* for Calcium and Vitamin D.

Are Yollis okay for Coeliacs?

Yes, Yollies do not contain any wheat or gluten.

Does Yollies contain gelatin?

No, Yollies does not contain any gelatin

Why is Vitamin D important?

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps our bodies absorb calcium from food and drink. It is really important for maintaining healthy bones, especially in children. Vitamin D is sometimes known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because the body manufactures it through the action of sunlight on the skin. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine. That’s why it is a good idea to eat foods that are rich in Vitamin D. Both Cheestrings and Yollies are a rich source of Vitamin D – one Cheestring contains 25% of the NRV* for Vitamin D.
* NRV stands for Nutrient Reference Value and is a set of European recommendations of nutritional intake based on currently available scientific knowledge. NRV replaced Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) in 2014.

Why is calcium important?How can I make sure my child is eating enough calcium?

One Cheestring provides 156mg of calcium or 20% of the NRV for calcium in one go! Other calcium rich foods include all dairy food, green leafy vegetables (but not spinach), soya beans, nuts, bread made with fortified flour and fish where you eat the bones (such as sardines and pilchards). It may not surprise parents that some children don’t like some of those foods! So, Cheestrings can be a real help as a source of calcium as part of a balanced diet. Plus, they are fun to eat and taste great

Is the packaging recyclable?

We are working on making all of our packaging recyclable as soon as possible, but while we work, please check the back of your pack for recyclability information.

Where can you purchase Cheestrings, Yollies and Cheeshapes?

Our products are available in allof the major retailers, but do let us know if they’re not available in your local store, and we will do our best to help!

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