Philadelphia Extra Light Cream Cheese Reviews
Product Type: Kraft Cheese
Description:Brand: Kraft / Cheese spread
Newest Review: ... as it turns out - it's not! At the beginning of this review, I made a list of my favourite ways to use this spread, it's ... more
by - written on 08/04/08 (Very useful, 1416 readings)
Introduction (ooo how I yearn for the full fat!): Now, call me a traditionalist, but I like my cream cheese full fat. In the past I have thought, what's the point of a light version, why sacrifice the gorgeous taste, for the sake of saving a few calories? I adore Philadelphia and it is probably my favourite of all cheeses (although Brie does come a close second). I could eat Philadelphia on it's own, I find it that yummy. On toast, crackers, apples, burgers, steaks, with chips, a dip with veggies, anything! One day, I decided to start a health kick, and came to the (quite obvious) conclusion that it would be worth trying the lesser fat options. So, I tried ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/10/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
I always hear people telling me that they don't like 'extra light' versions of food because the flavour tastes so different; and not in a good way. I don't agree with this opinion. I tried this version of the popular soft cheese because It has 33 calories per 30g serving, which is less than half the calories in the regular Philadelphia. This cheese is great because you can spread it in sandwiches or on bagels or ryvita. It's a great addition with extra toppings like ham or cucumber or salmon, and it still remains a healthy option. Another great use i've found is to use the cheese for baking, for example using it to make the icing for a carrot cake is so handy ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/09/09 (Very useful, 77 readings)
Philadelphia Extra Light is a lighter version of the low-soft cream cheese which is a market leader in the UK. There are some interesting varieties including dip tubs with breadsticks, some with chives, basil and herbs and plain Philadelphia Extra Light. 100g provides 110 calories, to be fair, you should only need around 25-30g of cream cheese for bread, crackers or on potatoes, the only time you would need more is as a topping for cheesecake or something similar. Its actually pretty healthy as a decent dollop takes less than 3% of your daily calorie requirement. At the moment you can buy a tub for £1.32 in Tesco for 200g, prices ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/08/09 (Very useful, 40 readings)
It has been quite a while since I dipped into Philadelphia, but when I do I am always reminded what a sheer treat it is. For those who have never had this cheese before, I will attempt to provide an insight into what is like. Who makes it: Kraft make it, from the same people who brought you Dairylea. This is thankfully, not as repellent as Dairylea. I like to feel Philadelphia is for a more discerning cheese critic. Packaging: For as long as I can recall, the cheese has always come in those little pots, with the removable plastic lid. You then have to peel back a thin layer of foil. The two layers keep it fresh for about two ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/07/09 (Very useful, 148 readings)
Being on the weight watchers plan I am forever trying to find ways to reduce my points intake on old favourites and find new and interesting things to snack on during the day. Cream cheese is one item I do miss but then Philadelphia introduced the 'extra light' version to their range. Available in either a 200g tub for around £1.30 or a set of 4 x 35g mini tubs for around the same price, this variety has a lot less saturated fat in it with only 1.1g per 35g serving (or mini tub) compared with 4.1g in the same amount of the full fat variety. I use this for all sorts of things on my weight watchers plan, per mini tub there is only 38calories and ... Read the complete review
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