Nutrition is out the window on this one. I just tried Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Indulgence. I don’t want to know if it’s good for me or bad for me – I just know it is delicious!
I wasn’t even looking for it. As a matter of fact, now I don’t remember what I was looking for…but I saw this yummy cream cheese spread (along with milk chocolate and white chocolate flavors) nestled in the cooler at the grocery story somewhere between the cheese slices and the cans of biscuits and knew I had to give it a try. At $1.99 for an eight ounce tub, it seemed like a steal. A fifty cent off coupon sealed the deal.
Apparently, this new product has a fan (short for FANATIC!!) following. I was at the self checkout when the clerk actually RAN over to me to ask if I’d ever tried the tub-o-chocolate lusciousness before and, after I said no, proceeded to sing the praises of the white chocolate version paired with strawberries the entire time I was ringing up my groceries.
I was so intrigued by her exuberant praises that I could barely wait to get home and give it a try. Fortunately, I had a bunch of ripe bananas ready to carry the bliss to my taste buds – and bliss it was. The sweet (but not cloying) chocolate paired nicely with the tang of the cream cheese. It reminded me of chocolate cheese cake (which I love dearly – not a fan of regular, though) but was far lighter in taste and texture. It spreads easily and is fit for a snack - salty or sweet (pretzels dipped in it are to die for). I even put a light smear on my breakfast pancake this morning. Wow.
Will I buy it again? Most likely. Will I try the other flavors? Maybe. Should you get some for yourself? Definitely!
(PS – I only has a handful more calories than regular cream cheese, no more fat, a little more sugar but half the cholesterol and less sodium. Here’s how they compare per 2T serving: Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Indulgence – 7g fat, 110 calories (60 from fat), 10g sugars, 10g cholesterol, 75mg sodium. Regular Philly Cream Cheese – 7g fat, 80 calories (70 from fat), 1g sugar, 20g cholesterol, 125mg sodium)