I'm a big lover of Philadelphia ( www.philadelphia.co.uk
) cream cheese. Mum does great recipes with it from our Weight Watchers books, and it's just. Nummy.
But because we use it so often - I sometimes subsitute it for my mayonnaise, if I feel like being decadent - it gets kind of expensive. We can easily use 2 tubs in a week.
So I was trying out different brands - Asda's own, Tesco's own (both of which are TOO soft and watery) - and when we came back to Scotland, I found out that Weight Watchers actually make their own low-fat cream cheese! I pounced on the "roast onion and chive" flavour, but I've been putting it off and putting it off, to try it, afraid that I wouldn't like it.
Today, I bought Asda's soft cream cheese with pineapple, which tastes horrendous out of the tub, but lovely on a cinnamon and raisin bagel, and I thought, "I'll be having a bit of that WW stuff, too, on a plain bagel."
And so I did.
I was SO pleasantly surprised. The Asda stuff is VERY soft, despite being full fat (I KNOW, I KNOW, BUT IT IS CREAM CHEESE WITH PINEAPPLE and they don't do it in low-fat version) and, as I said, disgusting out of the tub, but lovely on the bagel.
The Weight Watchers stuff, on the other hand, is just. It's THICK and CREAMY and CHIVE-y, which I think it important, and it's very nice for a low-fat cream cheese. Very little liquid on top, too, and that's something I REALLY hate, is when there's a lot of liquid on my cream cheese.
Anyway, I'm not like, being paid for this blog post or anything, but MAN, it was nice to know that there's a different flavour (Philadelphia's is only chives, not GARLIC and chives) at a half-decent price (still more expensive than Asda's, but ah well) that I can enjoy for a nice change.
Now, to update my nutrition and fitness! ONWARD, HO~