Product Type: Kraft Cheese
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I prefer the original...
Kraft Philadelphia Light
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Kraft Philadelphia Light
Advantages: Lighter so less fat is inside, still tasty
Disadvantages: Not as nice as the original
Philadelphia is and has always been one of my favourite brands of soft cheese available in the market, and some of my fondest memories have been tucking into a delicious creamy Philadelphia after a long, tiring day. I had seen the Philadelphia Light packages of soft cheese in supermarkets under the cheese section, but I had been too apprehensive to try it because- and it is painful for me to admit this- some full fat products are full fat for a reason.
However, when a supermarket put their Philadelphia Light on sale for one pound, I was prepared to give it a try and to give it its overall verdict. After all, I figured, could a product from the same manufacturer as the regular Philadelphia really be all that bad? The concept of it being what is considered as a light product was a little bit comforting, as I would be consuming less calories and fat from something that is meant to be something of a treat.
Also, though Philadelphia is not what would be called a high end luxury product, it is not exactly cheap either. Philadelphia tubs cost around two pounds in most supermarkets, so I would be saving myself about half of the price; as someone who is constantly trying to cut down on my shopping bill, I found this to be quite a bargain.
Philadelphia tubs are rounded and quite easy to open. It is made of a light plastic material, which I guess makes it easier to carry home from the supermarket. The design is similar to that of a regular Philadelphia tub, except it is obvious that they have tried to make the design look lighter.
I find that though the tubs are quite simple in design, they do stand out quite a bit on the soft cheese aisle, and you cannot fail to find it on your shopping trips. There is a foil covering with the Philadelphia logo stamped on iwhich is found under the lid. This is to maintain freshness before you open the contents and it can easily be peeled off and discarded.
So how about the taste? Well, I have to say that my first impression of it was that it tasted a little bit on the watered sown side; but this is probably because throughout the years I have grown so accustomed to the full out taste of the original type. The texture, too, I found to be not as delightful as the regular philadelphia; it was not as thick and creamy, which is, to me, what provied to Philadelphia its own unique character.
Having said that, I cannot honestly say that I find the taste to be absolutely disgusting. In fact, I find it to be still very tasy, and very nice if it is spread on pumpkin and sesame bagels for some reason! I cannot say that I am much disappointed by this product, as it is expected from any light or diet products; how can you expect it to be as good as the original if it is not as calorific? There is a reason why fat is added to recipes; it makes them taste nicer. In conclusion, I find this to be a good product, especially if you are on a diet, but I think I will be sticking to my original Philadelphia for now, perhaps eating it less frequently. I give this product 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: It is worth a try