A wedge of yum…
I don’t typically eat a great deal of cheese – or cheese products, but every so often I do get a craving for some creamy, cheesy goodness. For the last couple of days, I have also been eyeing one of the new flavors from the the Laughing Cow cheese line of products….the new light blue cheese wedges, and so this seemed like the perfect time to give them a try…
Totally. Loved. It. Yum. And can I say YUM again?!!! I was in blue-cheesy heaven eating this – spread on a veggie burger wrap…and then had to have some more just spread on some crackers with slices of tomato. I used to really like the light creamy Swiss, and light garlic and herb flavors, but this is by far my new favorite flavor out of their line of products – (though to be fair, I haven’t yet tried their other two new flavors: light mozzarella and sun-dried tomato and basil, and light queso fresco and chipotle). Nevertheless, this flavor is definitely worth trying if you are a fan of creamy, spreadable cheeses and blue cheese itself. It has a very creamy texture, and a delicate blue cheese flavor that is not overpowering at all (so don’t be put off by the thought of an intense, pungent blast of blue cheese when you open the wrapping!)
Nutritionally – it probably wouldn’t be marketed as a “health” product with a myriad of benefits, but it’s also not really loaded with a large amount of saturated fat or cholesterol at all. One wedge has 35 calories, 1.5g of fat (1g of which is saturated fat), 5 mg of cholesterol, 2g of protein and 6% of the recommended daily calcium needs based on a 2000 calorie diet. So all in all, it’s a nice treat that adds some great flavor to any sandwich, salad or appetizer…and a couple of these blue cheese wedges wouldn’t put you over the limit for your daily fat allowance! 🙂 One wedge does have 230mg of sodium (10% of a 2000 calorie diet), and so individuals who are watching their sodium intake might want to take note of this if/when indulging in these bites of deliciousness.
So why am I glorifying this cream cheese product which isn’t your typical “nutritional powerhouse?” Well quite simply…because I REALLY liked it 🙂 True – it doesn’t come with a laundry list of vitamins and minerals – but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be part of a well-balanced diet. It tastes great (in my opinion!) and adds so much flavor for very few calories that I think it’s a great treat. As with all things…moderation and balance are best…though at the moment, it’s a test of willpower to refrain from eating the remaining wedges in one go 🙂
Try ‘em…you will probably like them…and then fight the same battle of will power as I am right now….