Spreadable cheese with garlic and herbs has so many uses to make a variety of dishes. First cheese on crackers, cheese on toast and cheese on bagels this is perfect for all that however I would avoid using this for breakfast as it does pact a punch of garlic! Today I used the Philadelphia to make a pasta sauce by heating it up with a pinch of milk such a time saver and suited the pasta very well! Another use chicken smoother this on a chicken breast and you have the perfect flavour and quick win recipe. The only disadvantage would be caking a lot of this on for a small bite kind of ruins the taste for me, defiantly one of the best Philadelphians out there though!
I recently bought this product after seeing an advert on tv (like many other people I'm sure) for a lemon and philadelphia chicken pasta recipe. My partner likes new things to sample for dinner so I thought that I'd give it a go.
Due to the advertising of this particular product there weren't many left in the supermarket, especially as there was also a special offer of the product for £1.00. This actually beat the supermarket's own version, which I was surprised about.
The product is packaged well to keep it fresh as under the main lid there is a peel-back foil lid. The product itself has got a lovely flavour to it - I thought it might have been a bit overpowering with the garlic and herb flavour to eat by itself on a cracker or bread, but while cooking I found myself dipping my finger into the tub for more! It would go extremely well with breadsticks for a yummy snack.
The recipe turned out well, which shows that this cream cheese is very versatile in what you can use it for. I think I'll definitely be keeping a tub in my fridge from now on. There is a wide range of recipes on Philadelphia's website and they all look quite simple and cheap-ish to make.
Philadelphia Light with Garlic and Herbs
I will be reviewing this product in its Dutch form, which is still exactly the same albeit 'Knoflook' will be garlic and 'bieslook' or 'kruiden'will be herbs.
I must admit I do prefer the normal Philadelphia than it 'Light' counterpart but in this cholesterol and fat obsessed world that we live in the light version is a slightly healthier option. I will point out that most people get the wrong end of the stick with 'Light' or 'Low fat' products. They are not healthy in most cases but are simply a way of getting you to buy the product by promising less of a fat intake. So they are not healthy in the sense of the word but just healthier than their fat loaded original.
In Holland the 185g tub is the equivalent of the 200g tub in the UK. It also comes in a 285g tub and is available in both the square and oval shapes.
The 185g tub offers a generous serving and providing you are not easting it for breakfast, lunch and dinner it should last you a good week or two. I would also advise you keeping an eye on it once it is opened as with all foods that are opened and then refrigerated.
The light version is a lot smoother than the original and this is good for spreading but for me it loses that crumbly consistency. I prefer the original because it breaks off in feta-like blocks when you stick the knife into it.
I like to spread my Philadelphia on wholegrain crackers or wholemeal biscuits and it goes down rather nicely on granary bread. It is also a good compliment to ham sandwiches.
My favourite way of eating Philadelphia is probably going to repulse most people but some of you may think 'Hmmmm, I might give that a go'. I like to get two celery sticks and fill one with peanut butter and one with Philadelphia. I then press them together into a peanut butter and Philadelphia sandwich; the celery being the bread substitute. The result for me is mind-numbingly scrumptious.
I like the smell of the garlic and herbs in Philadelphia Light, but like I mentioned earlier in the review for some reason the flavour is not as intense as the original version and this is another reason why I prefer the original to the light. Most people are put off by the smell; or I should say the people who don't like garlic in the main as the smell to them is repulsive.
Philadelphia and the light version is definitely one of the best soft cheese spreads on the market; if not the best. The makers, Kraft, have a good reputation and have been making good quality goods for a number of years.
There are some great variations of Philly around and a myriad of recipes that you can try out with it. You can actually go to the official Philadelphia website and sign up for a newsletter and some great recipes. Just type Philadelphia cheese into Google and the website will come up along with numerous other sites that show you good ways to use Philadelphia and Philadelphia Light.
A lot of the snacks come in the form of a little bit of Philadelphia in a tub with a helping of bread sticks or Ritz crackers to dip in. They are really handy for a quick bite or energy boost.
The flavours available now are quite varied and I still have to try some of them. You can get 'Sun dried tomato and Basil', 'Grilled Peppers', 'Sweet Chilli', 'Spring Onion and Black Pepper', 'Garlic and Herbs', 'Chives' and even 'Cadbury', which is obviously Philadelphia with chocolate added. These flavours are all available in the Philadelphia Light range.
One of my favourite things to do in summer is to get a plate of crackers and Philadelphia with a bowl of strawberries or various berries. It is yummy, especially if the berries are chilled from the fridge.
Philadelphia is also well known for creating amazing cheesecakes. I have yet to try but may do in the future as I can imagine they are rather tasty.
Philadelphia is also yummy on jacket potatoes and really good to mix into pasta dishes to give it that extra taste.
Nutritional Information and Ingredients
Made with pasteurised milk.
Garlic (1.3%), Stabilisers (locust bean Gum, Carrageenan), Herbs, Citric Acid.
Not a lot in there really is there? What is surprising is the lack of garlic, especially as it has such a Garlic strong smell.A 30g serving provides 197 Kcal of the 2000 daily requirement for the average female.
Protein 2.5g of the recommended 45g
Carbs 1.2g 0f the recommended 250g
Fat 3.5g of the recommended 70g
Saturates in the fat number 2.3g of the recommended 20g
Fibre 0.1g of the recommended 20g (not great in fibre content)
The sodium content is low at 0.1 of the daily recommended amount of 2.4gThe salt equivalent content is 0.3g of the recommended 6g
Philadelphia is a well-known product now but in the seventies and eighties when I was a youngster, my mother always used to do me Philadelphia snacks and sandwiches and I loved them. I always remember back then that you purchased it in a silver wrapper, a little like Lurpak.
I have always enjoyed Philadelphia but I do not eat it so often now. There is always some in our fridge, the light version, as my girlfriend likes it as a snack at work.
All in all I would recommend Philadelphia Light with garlic and Herbs but I am still a fan of the thicker original variety.
© Lee Billingham
Philadelphia is a well known Kraft brand of many years that makes soft cheese and has recently been revitalised by advert campaigns for cooking with the product. Coming in various flavours now there is much more to the basic cream cheese than once was.
Having not bought Philadelphia for probably a couple of years, I was surprised to see the variety that was available in a simple cream cheese. The version I am currently trying out is "Philadelphia light garlic and herbs".
What first caught my eye was the change of tub packaging. Instead of the slightly flimsily plastic pop off lid and foil peel back, comes a new more sturdy plastic lid similar to margarine tubs, but you still get the peel back foil. I don't mind this as at least I can be sure no one has been poking about in it before I buy it! This according to the company is part of there "stay fresh pack" design, and I think it does do the job better than the old.
The 200gram tub is predominantly coloured with blue and pictures of garlic and herb effects along with Philadelphia logos.
**INGREDIANTS AND NUTRIONAL INFORMATION**
Although this is advertised and marketed as a light Philadelphia, it is a medium fat soft cheese, which I have to say I find a little confusing. I just assumed, perhaps wrongly, that light = low fat. They do put on the front however that for each 30 gram serving you receive calories of 47, sugar of 1.2g, fat of 3.5g of which saturates are 2.4g and salt of 0.3g. This for weight watchers equals 1.5 points, which is not actually that bad, so they have me back in favour. They also give more detailed listings on the back along with the ingredients.
The ingredients are fairly simple - medium fat soft cheese, garlic, herbs, stabilisers (locust bean gum and carrageenan) citric acid and pasteurised milk.
*to note apparently (thanks to wikipedia) carrageen an is a stabilising agent derived from seaweed and used as an alternative to gelatine, making products more suitable for vegetarians etc.
**SO WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE**
On opening the pack you get an immediate waft of garlic followed by a subtle hint of herbs, this of course mixed with a soft cheese smell. The rich creamy texture of the soft cheese is apparent from the sight and it does taste like this too. This is what I prefer about Philadelphia to some other brands, as with some the taste can be somewhat rubbery and to mild; you defiantly don't get that with this product.
The green flecks of the herbs are in abundance throughout the cheese and are well mixed so you don't get bits everywhere. The garlic is quite strong, I like that but I do feel it may be a little overpowering for some people.
The taste itself doesn't linger in your mouth for to long which is nice when using it as part of a meal, but be warned the garlic may linger longer.
I tend to use mine on sandwiches or crackers, but as previously said there are many adverts for using it in cooking - something I am yet to try.
You can find reciepes at www.philadephia.co.uk
Avaliable in most supermarkets for around £1.70
I stumbled across this product whilst looking for a new cheese for my sandwich as I had become rather bored of low fat cheddar. I found it to be rather bland and tasteless as well as a little rubbery in Texture.
Looking at soft cheeses I found Philadelphia- a trusted brand I had heard of and tasted in the past. I decided to opt for a flavoured cheese over the extra light as I was looking for a bit more kick.
The product comes in 200g and 300g family size packs. I chose garlic and herbs out of the wide range (original, chives, spring onion and black pepper) purely because I adore garlic.
I love how need and tidy the packet is. It fits snugly in the fridge without taking up too much space. The packet is attractive with many bright colours that give a clear denotation of what flavours are waiting within. The packaging is also decided to keep the product fresher for longer with a new foil cover under the lid.
Around £1.20-40 for 200g, £1.80 ish for 300g depending on where you buy-it is available in most major supermarkets. Reasonable.
What a find! Just 47kcals per 40g serving and all the flavour and creaminess of "proper" soft cheese. One expects products low in calories to be tasteless but this was so yummy it felt indulgent more than anything and reading the nutrition label I felt totally guilt free. I couldn't fault it here at all.
(Shelf Life was a little disappointing as I found a small piece of mould in my 300g tub, although I think is my fault for removing the foil and using it too sparingly.)
Delicious- very filling and a generous amount of garlic and herbs in there too. The smell is sooo great as you peel back the foil you feel as if you are eating it already
This is my new soft cheese of choice (200g packs now so I don't throw any away) and I recommend it in meat sandwiches to avoid calorie overload, on rice cakes for the figure watchers in an dishes for you experimental spice lovers!
I'm a lazy cook sometimes, and one of the easiest dishes I have ever made is simply boiled pasta with cream cheese generously stirred in to make a nice creamy sauce. Ok, sometimes I add onions, peas, and bacon for a little extra flavour, but a lot of the time that simply seems like an awful lot of effort, and I opt for a cream cheese that already has some flavour in it . Enter Philadephia with Garlic and Herb, normally costing me about £1.45 for a 200g tub from my corner shop . I do rather suspect the corner shop of being a little pricey, so perhaps it costs less in supermarkets.
This comes in an oval tub, with a clear plastic lid with foil lid beneath . It's nice to have both a foil lid and a plastic one, as it keeps the cheese fresher after opening . The packaging has all the relevant nutritional info on it , as well as info about the ingredients. Common sense will tell you that this cheese contains milk, but just in case you didn't figure that out, the tub tells you too, in big scary CAPITAL LETTERS just to make sure!
It also tells us that each 30g serving contains Calories 47 ,Sugar 1.2g and Fat 3.5g. Not at all bad, but then it is a 'light' version .
The spread inside the tub looks a creamy white colour with a few green flecks in it. It's quite thick in texture, and has a rich yet delicate garlic smell, although I can't personally detect the smell of any other herbs.
This spreads easily on bread with a nice thick consistency, and taste's wonderfully thick and creamy, albeit with a slightly drier texture than many cheese spreads. - it certainly doesn't taste 'light'. I do enjoy this on toast, or spread generously over a slice of thick crusty bread. Most of the time though, I simply stir this through hot pasta until it melts, creating a rich and creamy sauce within a matter of minutes, and personally I think this kind of use is where it excels, as it already has plenty of garlic flavouring. In just a couple of stirs, plain pasta becomes a full meal, with minimal effort from me.
As a cream cheese, it's good . As something that can make pasta into a full dish in a couple of minutes, it's wonderful, hence the full 5 stars from me .
Philadelphia Light Garlic and Herb
This spread is absolutely delicious, perfect for any cheese lovers
The spread itself has a perfect balance of garlic and herbs which are not too over powering but refreshing and light.
As with all cheese spreads light or not they still contain a significant amount of fat but this spread only contains 3.5grams of fat per 30gram serving which is not to bad if you are only having this as an occasional snack.
This spread has a lot of uses, it can be used on sandwiches, homemade pizzas, crackers, salads and the list goes on.
It has a very creamy texture basically just like butter but with a hint of cheese, garlic and herbs which just melts in the mouth.
I had the spread on some crackers earlier today and the crunchy cracker with the soft cheese spread was a delight to taste and so I made some more.
The packaging for this spread is great as it is designed to give it a much longer life because it uses a plastic tub with a foil covering and an air tight seal lid
Some facts about Philadelphia Light garlic and herb:
Typical values Per 100g
Energy 646 kJ
kcal (calories) 155 kcal
Protein 8.2 g
Carbohydrate 3.9 g
of which Sugars 3.9 g
Fat 11.5 g
of which Saturates 7.9 g
Fibre 0.4 g
Sodium* 0.4 g
*Equivalent as Salt 1.0 g
I bought this spread from ASDA costing £1.48 for a 200g tub, if you don't shop at ASDA you will find this product in many high street shops or grocers.
Overall a delight to have for a snack and I will make sure I always have another tub before the current one runs out, the garlic taste is mild so even if you don't like garlic you will still be able to stomach this.
This product gets a 5/5 from me as there is no faults with it whatsoever.
Philadelphia Light With Garlic and Herbs......
I don't tend to buy this Philadelphia in the Garlic and Herb flavour and have always stuck to the original one as I find it more versatile. However on this occasion because Morrison's have them on offer for 60 pence for tub I decided to buy both the original flavour and this garlic and herb one to see what it was like.
The tubs come in various sizes but the one I have purchased was a 200 gram one and paying the 60 pence I do believe it was a half price offer so normally you would look at paying just over the £1 price for it. I think the half price deal is exceptionally good because these little tubs can really do a lot of lunches and indeed are worth the money.
The packaging of the Philadelphia is rather nice and instantly recognisable as the Philadelphia brand. The tub has an easy to pop off lid giving easy access to the spread inside but I have found that the lid will often be difficult to get back on. This however is not a major problem and it will eventually click back into place.
The spread inside the tub looks just as you would expect a cream cheese with herbs to look in the fact that it is a creamy white colour and speckled with green flecks of herb. The smell coming from the Philadelphia is rather nice in the fact that I can smell the cheese and the garlic combined with a mixture of light herbs. This smell is not overly strong and is just enough to make it smell appealing.
The cream is easy to spread and does have a nice thick consistency. This is much thicker than say Primula cheese spread and it stayed on my bagel today even though it was extremely thickly spread! The taste of the Philadelphia is rather nice. It is not like any other cream spread that I eat as Primula has a completely different taste and texture. Philadelphia has a far thicker and perhaps drier texture but this is still very tasty. The garlic and herbs work well with the mild taste of cheese. The whole flavour of the spread is not in the least strong or overpowering and this, for me, makes for a nice sandwich filler or bagel filler especially when a nice slice of tomato is added for a bit of extra juice.
I have also been told by my mother that she had a lovely bit of pasta the other night where for the sauce she heated up this Garlic and Herb Philadelphia and it turned to liquid form so she could easily use it as a sauce. This to me sounded delicious.
All in all I think for the half price deal that I got it for it was a total bargain. I have already used the original Philadelphia tub up to go on a topping for my courgette cake (the best cake in the world) and this garlic and herb flavour one has not got much left in it. It is very tasty and I shall have to get another tub or two before the offer ends.
I think a good score of 4/5 stars for this cheese spread and a good recommendation.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.
We had a couple of tubs of this Philadelphia Light with Garlic & Herbs very recently thanks to a good offer in Tesco. These tubs normally retail in Tesco for £1.82 for a 300g tub, but recently Tesco were offering them on buy one get one free, making them effectively less than £1 each. After trying them on offer, we've happily bought them at full price since as well.
I was really surprised by just how rich and creamy the cheese in this spread this. As this is a light spread, which has a lower fat and calories content than it's full fat counterpart does, I was expecting that to mean a loss in taste also. But there really isn't one with this stuff. The cheese is flavoursome, mild and very creamy.
The garlic and herbs are a subtle presence in this spread, which really appealed to me. I was a little unsure about whether I'd think much of garlic mixed with cheese, but I really found the combinations of flavours very pleasant. The garlic gives the spread a tiny edge to it, while the herbs really bring out the creamy flavour.
This stuff spreads easily, and it melts well into sauces or onto jacket potatoes as well. I have always liked the Philadelphia brand in general, and definitely think this is a welcome addition to the range. It's as spreadable, appetising and creamy as the normal stuff - but also lower in fat and calories, and with an extra flavoursome kick to it from the garlic and herbs as well. It goes particularly well in the wife's lasagne sauce.
A 30g serving of this spread contains 47 calories, 3.5g of fat, 1.2g of sugar and 0.3g of salt. Not the healthiest spread going then! But that's compared to a 30g portion of standard Philadelphia containing 74 calories and 7g of fat! This stuff is light for a cheese spread, but remember it is still cheese.
Philadelphia Light with Garlic & Herbs is a medium fat soft cheese. It is full of flavour, with a generous helping of both the garlic and the herbs.
It comes in an attractively designed, strong plastic tub and the cheese is sealed by foil. When the foil is peeled back it has the extra protection of an outer clear plastic lid, which prevents it from drying out.
When you open this tub of Philadelphia, the first thing you notice is quite a strong smell of garlic and you can clearly see small pieces of garlic through the cheese. Also very evident are the dark green herbs, dotted throughout. The cream cheese itself, has a lovely fresh smell, which makes it very appetising.
Philadelphia Light with Garlic & Herbs is so soft, smooth and creamy in texture. It is easily scooped out with a spoon or knife and spreads very easily. I love my Philadelphia on a bagel but there are so many other ways to use this versatile cheese.
As well as making an excellent topping for bagels and crackers, Philadelphia is also great in sandwiches. I love having Quorn smoked ham in a sandwich but by itself, it tastes quite bland. Add some lettuce, tomato and a thick spread of this cheese and you have an explosion of tastes instead. The other great way of using this is in a warm dish. It is gorgeous mixed in with warm mashed potato and even better used as a sauce with pasta. The heat of the pasta, softens the Philadelphia even more and it starts to melt and coat the pasta. I just add some fried Chicken Style Quorn Pieces, sweetcorn and peppers and it makes an excellent meal, that all the family enjoys.
Garlic, Herbs, Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Carragenan), Citric Acid.
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
*Nutritional Information Per 30g Serving*
Energy - 47 kcal
Protein - 2.5g
Carbohydrate - 1.2g
of which sugars - 1.2g
Fat - 3.5g
of which saturates - 2.4g
Fibre - 0.1g
Sodium* - 0.1g
*Salt Equivalent - 0.3g
Philadelphia Light Garlic & Herbs is available from Tesco in 2 sizes:
200g - £1.29
300g - £1.82
I will keep buying Philadelphia, because not only does it taste great but it is good value. A tub will go along way, as long as you're not putting it on an inch thick each time, that is!
It is also a versatile product, so it never goes to waste, then again, nothing ever does in my house!!!
Philadelphia Light with Garlic & Herbs has to be one of Kraft's better spreads. A seasoned cream cheese, it comes in full fat, medium fat, light and extra light variety, and aside from richness and fullness in texture, there really isn't much difference between any of them, particularly when we're talking about taste.
This spread, though unilaterally quite fattening, whatever the version, is exceptionally well balanced in terms of seasoning, and the ratio of garlic to herbs is just right every time. It is utterly delicious and goes great on any kind of crackers, on toast or in sandwiches, in mexican wraps, on top of baked or new potatoes, as a dipping dish for crisps or breadsticks, as a stuffing for chicken, or even just as an aesthetic addition to light salads.
It spreads very lightly and evenly on whatever you're putting it on and the taste is rich and very very pleasant. It has a lovely texture, even moreso than the standard unseasoned variety, and you can really taste the chives and garlic.
Despite all this though its still worth noting that this, like all cream cheeses and the like, is still really quite fattening and contains a lot of empty calories, so despite being a staple of the kitchen and a very nice treat, this is definitely not for the health or weight conscious of you all out there. I still recommend this cream cheese above any other though. Its relatively cheap and you get good value for your money. On certain salad dishes too, it really can look pretty damn swanky.
As a lover of cheese, Philadelphia is one of my favourite cheese spreads on the market. There are now even more flavours available such as the garlic with herbs making the cheese even more enjoyable than the original plain variety. It is also a very versatile cooking ingredient and can be used in a multitude of receipes from pasta dishes to jacket potato filling.
Philadelphia have a really useful website which lists some innovative recipe ideas and I have used some of these on several occasions when friends have come over for a bite to eat. This little gem can be found at: www.philadelphia.co.uk.
The spread can be enjoyed at anytime of the day and I always look forward to a nice piece of warm toast covered in Philadelphia at the end of the day, and even more so if it is accompanied by a nice glass of wine!
If you haven't already done so, I would recommend you try it.
I like to try various different items for lunch as sandwiches can become rather boring after a while. Lately I have had a notion for spreads and have just discovered Philadelphia. Yes I know that this product has been around for years however I have to confess that up until now I have never found cheese spread particularly appealing. It was actually a work colleague who introduced me to this product on one occasion when I rather stupidly had left my lunch in the fridge at home. Starving and not particularly enamoured with the items that were being offered in the NHS canteen I managed to scrounge a few crackers and some spreadable cheeses. One of the products that I tried was Philadelphia Light Choices Garlic and Herb Spreadable soft cheese.
I have since purchased this item from my local Waitrose store at a cost of £1.79 for a tub of 200g of product. I found this to be rather steep however it seemed to be on a par with some similar products in soft spreadable cheese. The tub is oval in shape and has a flip off lid. To keep the product extra fresh there is a peel back foil lid underneath. Bare in mind that Kraft the manufacturer of this product produce various different spread versions so be sure to pick up the correct flavour as some of the packaging is very similar. As it contains Garlic and Herbs you wont be surprised to find a picture of some garlic and herbs on the cover!!
The cheese spread as you would imagine is soft and spreadable on opening the container you are immediately greeted with the almost over-powering scent of garlic. The cheese itself is creamy white in colour with little green herbs throughout. Unfortunately there is nothing to tell you exactly what kind of herbs they are!!. The consistency of the product is thick and there is a little bit of moisture noticeable in the bottom of the tub. This product should be kept in the fridge to maintain freshness and should be consumed within one week of opening.
Each 30g serving contains
The taste test well I have consumed this product in several different ways most notably being on crackers at lunchtime. The spread is very creamy and smooth the garlic taste is prominent and the herbs give an added bit of zing to the taste. I believe that the elusive herbs are chives however I wouldn't stake my life on that guess. Overall it is very delicious and extremely moreish. I also stole a recipe shown recently on television where you slice a chicken breast and add a few scoops of creamy Philadelphia and wrap in Parma ham and simply bake in the centre of the oven for about twenty minutes. This I have to say was superb and a recipe which I will definitely be trying again. Overall I cant recommend this product enough as it tastes devine the only downside really is the price however worth it for a tasty treat from time to time.
Philadelphia Light with Garlic & Herbs
Description: Manufacturer: Kraft / Type: Cheese
It was actually Mr Siamese who first bought this cheese and I was a little sceptical because I tend to find a lot of these types of things too garlicy for my taste.
The 300g tub is made from plastic and is a silvery gray colour with green and blue on it. The cheese is sealed inside a pull off foil lid which ensures that it stays fresh until you open it. It is found in most supermarkets and should be kept in the fridge.
It costs around £1.85 per tub, but can often be found on special offers so it is worth looking for it in your local supermarket.
The cheese is very thick and white, with tiny flecks of green herbs through it. I have been pleasantly surprised by how mild the garlic flavour is, it is actually very tasty and not at all overpowering. The cheese is very creamy and despite being the light variety, tastes like it should be full of calories!
Nutritional details per 100g serving are as follows;
Energy 155 kcal
Protein 8.2 g
Carbohydrate 3.9 g
of which Sugars 3.9 g
Fat 11.5 g
of which Saturates 7.9 g
Fibre 0.4 g
Sodium 0.4 g
Equivalent as Salt 1.0 g
This cheese is great on bread, bagels and biscuits and because the garlic and herb taste is quite subtle, also works well on baked potatoes. It is a delicious way to eat cheese and still manage to be relatively healthy, and is so creamy that it still feels like a treat.
If you haven't already tried this flavour then I really recommend that you give it a go, you may be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
Kraft Philadelphia Light Garlic and Herbs is a medium fat soft cheese made in Germany. I like to taste cheese of different nations because cheese can taste very different.
Price and Package
This cheese comes in a white oval plastic tub which contains 300 g of soft cheese. The lid is silver coloured plastic. The tub can be opened and re-closed easily and keeps the cheese fresh. Naturally it has to be refrigerated. Its price is 1.82 pounds in Sainsbury's which is about average I think. Now (24 November 2009) it is on offer buy 1 and add 1 free.
Taste and texture
It is a white thick cheese that can be spread easily. There are small pieces of green herbs in it. The garlic cannot be observed as it has very mild taste but the herbs give the cheese a very nice taste. There is a secret mixture of herbs in it and none of them is dominating so it has a very pleasant taste.
Added Ingredients: Garlic, Herbs, Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Carragenan), Citric Acid. Contains milk.
I'm really interested what herbs are in it but it is not said nor on the tub nor on the www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk site. I recommend you visiting this site for nice recipe ideas with this cheese anyway.
Nutritional information per 100 g
Energy: 155 kcal
Protein: 8.2 g
Carbohydrate: 3.9 g
of which Sugars: 3.9 g
Fat: 11.5 g
of which Saturates: 7.9 g
Fibre: 0.4 g
Sodium*: 0.4 g
*Equivalent as Salt: 1.0 g
How to eat it
I prefer to spread on my home baked buns especially when they are still hot. If they are no I cut them into two and put them on the grill for a few minutes and make a toast of them.
You can spread on your bagel or baguette as well. My other favourite recipe is to buy a long baguette, cut into half so that you can put it in the oven. Before you put it in the oven cut the baguette as if you want to slice it into 1 cm wide slices but don't cut it over! Spread Philadelphia cheese between the slices then wrap it in silver foil. Put it in the preheated oven (180 C) for 10 minutes. Serve it with green salad.
I always liked Philadelphia cheese so trying this flavour was not a complete surprise for me. It is very similar to the original one just a few herbs in it. I have a few recipes where Philadelphia cheese is one of the ingredients but with the original one. I will share my favourite one in the review of the original version.