Pleasantly surprised!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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~
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    I absolutely go bananas for Philadelphia cheese. Especially on celery stalks, but as you say it can be qite pricey. Unfortunately here in Greece there aren't many other brands to choose from, so we're pretty stuck for choice.

    Same is true for peanut butter. A small jar costs over 4 euro :( Every time my mum comes over to the UK she gets me a big jar and a jar of set honey, which we can't get over here, and I make my all time favourite breakfast. Peanut butter with honey on toast!!! Yummie!!!

    Good luck in all your goals xxx
    3389 days ago
    Yum, LOVE cream cheese, but I always feel far too guilty to actually use it. Maybe I'll have to look into this WW stuff :)
    So happy to see that you're pleasantly surprised. I'm excited to join you on this journey. I'm here anytime you need a food suggestion (Im in the US, not sure how different the availability of certain things is) or someone to listen.
    3392 days ago
    Oh wow I wonder where I could find some of that. garlic creamcheese sounds great!
    3393 days ago
    Great - I'm glad you've found one you like (Advertising or not)! If it's good it's probably worth a bit more cost (Sigh...)

    Keep on Sparking - and I hope you find lots more yummies out there...
    3393 days ago
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