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NOW CLOSED Want to try the new MU 100% Cheddar Sticks with your DCs? Be a tester and you could win £100 worth of shopping vouchers for adding your feedback

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Aug-12 10:50:21

We've been asked by the team at MU Cheese to find 100 Mumsnetters and their DC to try their new MU Sticks.

MU says "Our new MU Sticks are the perfect little treat to pop into your kids' lunchboxes, or even stash in the fridge as a delicious and healthy snack. Each stick is made from 100% Cheddar and contain the equivalent of one 210ml glass of milk. What's more, they are completely natural - each yummy chunk of smooth and creamy medium cheddar is just MU Cheddar, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives added."

We're looking for UK MNers with children aged up to 12 years old to take part in this test. If you're selected to take part you will be sent a voucher for two packs of MU Sticks worth £1.35 each (4 sticks per pack). You'll need to take the voucher along to a branch of Tesco to redeem it. Apologies on this occasion they can't send out the cheese directly due to refrigeration issues.

Please note that these products are - at the moment - only available in selected Tesco and Tesco Extra stores and also at Tesco Online - please only apply if you're able to get to one of these stores. The full list of stores where the product is available is listed in the sign up survey. Again sorry if this precludes you from the test.

If you're selected to test you will be sent the vouchers, asked to try the cheese and then to add your feedback to a thread on MN (you will be emailed the link). Everyone who is a tester and who adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one family will win £100 worth of Love2Shop vouchers.

If you'd like to take part please add your details here.

Thanks and good luck

Done. Clue is in the nn! grin

Tee2072 Tue 14-Aug-12 11:40:48

None in NI at all...

Tee2072 Tue 14-Aug-12 11:41:21

Sorry, take that back...just not Belfast...

Tee2072 Tue 14-Aug-12 11:43:25

Take it back again...just not ones I can get to...I'll stop complaining now...

janji Tue 14-Aug-12 11:44:13


toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Tue 14-Aug-12 12:13:38


That was an odd selection of shops though.

JockSprockPooPongMcPlop Tue 14-Aug-12 12:33:22

None anywhere near me. Didn't spot many on the south west at all.

LemarchandsBox Tue 14-Aug-12 12:44:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BiscuitNibbler Tue 14-Aug-12 12:53:50

Done - was amazed my local shop is on the list so it must be a sign!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Aug-12 12:53:54

Sorry if there aren't any stores near some of you - you can order on Tesco online though if that's any use to any of you!

All done - with a whole family of Cheese a'holics we're excited about this one smile

muddledsheep Tue 14-Aug-12 14:11:07

Would love to take part but none in North Devon that I can see sad

TaggieMandevilleBlack Tue 14-Aug-12 14:30:54

Why under 12s? Do people magically stop eating cheese or having a packed lunch for school past 12?

MadeleineAlright Tue 14-Aug-12 14:35:50

does the reasons why really make any difference? i think it doesnt

ClaimedByMe Tue 14-Aug-12 14:55:40

8 Tescos in Dundee yet we are not on the list....

LegoAcupuncture Tue 14-Aug-12 16:39:30

Newcastle not there either, despite having two huge ones,

goingtoofast Tue 14-Aug-12 18:31:23

None near me. Mu cheese is however very nice cheese, I won a months supply recently and really do love it!

Selky Tue 14-Aug-12 18:39:02

Oh, none near me.

But I'm thinking about cheese, now,

One near me, but it's huge. I'm guessing Tesco decided where to stock it.

All done and applied for.

Isitme1 Tue 14-Aug-12 20:22:17

All done I think.
Would love to get ds to copy dn to eat a healthy snack!

Done! Fingers crossed for cheesy goodness.

SirBoobAlot Tue 14-Aug-12 21:57:41

Damn nothing around Brighton. DS goes through snack cheese products at a rate of knots.

lucjam Tue 14-Aug-12 22:15:42

sirboob what about Shoreham Extra that's on the list?

SirBoobAlot Tue 14-Aug-12 22:46:26

Cheers Lucjam but am way over the other side! And as much as I love free cheese... wink

Dysgu Tue 14-Aug-12 22:48:32

Well that was a surprise. I fully expected to find that the one store on the island was not listed but it IS - so hopefully that is a sign. Bit of a trek to the other side of the island to buy but maybe a trip to the beach on the way would be a good idea.

Sorry. No store listed close enough to me.

Do it online? huh? Surely the online deliveries come from actual shops. Well, mine do anyway, and they arent on the list. confused

One store in the whole of the Birmingham/Midlands area? And it's in HODGE HILL?

rufus5 Wed 15-Aug-12 14:19:15


TheTempest Wed 15-Aug-12 14:24:03

all done smile

narkynorks Wed 15-Aug-12 14:34:16

Me please!

Oh dear, I filled in the form and when I started to fill in the reason why I wanted my daughter to try it, my big fat fingers pressed the send button sad

What should I do?

Have they got something against the north west? No stores up here stock it sad

ilovesprouts Wed 15-Aug-12 16:50:41

none by me too boo hoo !! wink

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Aug-12 17:22:35

SalagadooLamagicaboo PM what you want to say and I'll add it to your form.

Todaysagoodday Baguley's in the North West.

Thanks SpareTime, but I'm in the north west, My closest towns are Carlisle, Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick and Cockermouth (or Nob-a-gob as the locals call it grin). Baguley is hours away down south from here, but thanks anyway smile

Nagoo Wed 15-Aug-12 21:40:19

How much cheese is a month's worth?

hmm grin

Oooo, we could easily eat several kilos worth! DS and I are cheese monsters grin

ThisIsMummyPig Thu 16-Aug-12 04:21:51

What an odd selection of shops - the only one near me (Manchester) is in a store which is failing badly as it is so big the locals can't walk round it, and now go by bus to a competitor -maybe it's a ploy to get us into shops that aren't getting enough custom.

I use a different tesco, and 8 tubes of cheese ain't going to be worth the petrol.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 16-Aug-12 08:23:29

5 stores in Yorkshire, two of which are in that massive urban

LackaDAISYcal Thu 16-Aug-12 08:29:32

That massive urban metropolis, York, and one in Hull, the arse end of nowhere (no offense intended to the good citizens of Hull and its environs). Only one store in the whole of the hugely populated Leeds/Bradford conurbation?
Sorry, but it would take more than a few free bits of cheese to encourage me to use Tesco online.

I give my child cheese sticks in their lunch box, cut from a large block. We reckon it works out less than a quarter of the price of nonsense string cheese etc.

Snowfire Thu 16-Aug-12 10:07:41


shaztwins1 Thu 16-Aug-12 13:34:39

im north west too the only store that stocks it near me is an hour away !!!!! i like cheese but ot that much grin so looks like we cant apply

I'm a cheese lover. I really am. But cheese sticks? Really? This is the next big thing in cheese? Small sticks of cheese in yet more packaging? What's wrong with cutting a wedge of cheese off the one in the fridge, wrapping it in reusable tin foil, and lobbing in the DC's lunch boxes?

Having said that - if they want to give some away for free, then who are we to say no?

Done, I want this test, the dc love cheese grin

sparklystar Fri 17-Aug-12 14:00:58

Done we spend loads on cheese DD loves it

Pinot Fri 17-Aug-12 17:18:15

Diddly done done

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Sat 18-Aug-12 08:06:15

Done smile

IvanaNap Sat 18-Aug-12 19:08:04

Done smile

Doobydoo Sat 18-Aug-12 20:39:05


Done, kids are cheese mad so fingers crossed!

HannahLI Sun 19-Aug-12 20:58:55

Would have love to have done this but our local tescos don't seem to stock them! Gutted!

CoffeeGoneColdAgain Mon 20-Aug-12 13:30:15

Not driving from doncaster to sheffield for cheese grin

BiscuitNibbler Wed 22-Aug-12 17:08:04

Oh! I've been picked! Thank you!

MrsJohnDeere Wed 22-Aug-12 17:14:59

Me too - thank you!

I've been picked grin

Hurrah! Free cheese!

Will of course be a fascinating chance to give my feedback. (Yum)

IvanaNap Wed 22-Aug-12 19:32:44


We were picked too grin

I have a thing for cheese this pregnancy, do I have to share with the dcs?

OldBagWantsNewBag Wed 22-Aug-12 21:33:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I'm selected! Thank you!

lucjam Fri 24-Aug-12 20:28:29

I got a letter today from MU cheese saying thanks for taking part but there were no vouchers, I assume they meant to send the vouchers with the letter???

TheTempest Tue 28-Aug-12 09:18:28

I was picked too smile

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Aug-12 11:20:31

Hi lucjam I'm sorry about that, I'll let MU know and PM you when I've heard from them.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Aug-12 14:45:07

Feedback thread live now, when you are ready! thanks.

Pinot Tue 28-Aug-12 14:46:14

I was selected but haven't heard anything, Hope it's all OK?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Aug-12 14:48:31

yes - the vouchers are still being sent out - some folks will have already had theirs and some are still to arrive. Do let us know if by Monday you've not had anything.

Pinot Tue 28-Aug-12 14:50:02

Will do, Ann. Thanks smile

HappySunflower Sat 01-Sep-12 20:06:00

Just a quick note for all of you selected...

I found them in my local Tesco store today- which wasn't actually one of the branches listed.
They were not in the usual chilled cabinet with all the other cheese stick/string type products.
They were at the end of an aisle in a separate silver fridge thing, so it's definitely worth asking and looking around a bit more.

BiscuitNibbler Mon 03-Sep-12 10:31:09

Well I have looked for them in my local Tesco, which was on the list of shops where they were available and cannot find them. They had Mu blocks of cheese, Mu slices of cheese and Mu grated cheese, but not these.

I also looked in another huge Tesco nearby, not sure if it was on the list or not, but it had all the other products but not the cheddar sticks.

Is there a distribution problem? Will we be able to buy them soon?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Sep-12 10:56:42

Biscuit - we are making our client aware of this - thanks for letting us know - it's being looked into. thanks. We will update when we know more

HappySunflower Mon 03-Sep-12 11:41:22

Biscuit-did you ask a member of staff?
see my note below about them being in a separate fridge away from all the other MU products!

BiscuitNibbler Mon 03-Sep-12 12:24:18

Sunflower - I had seen your message so looked in every single fridge in the shop, and they weren't there. I asked and member of staff said "everything we have is out on the shelves". There were no gaps, and I even checked the shelf labels in case they were out of stock. sad

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