Yes. Cheese. Specifically Cream Cheese. Just work with me here…
To me, cream cheese is typically in the All-American household. We obviously are known for loving bagels and we all know that bagels are just NO BUENO without a big old glob of cream cheese on it. Besides the bagel situation, I was always a big cream cheese and jelly fan (mom can attest to that!) Its good for cooking as well. Some use it in sauces to thicken it and make it creamy and of course we can’t forget my birthday cake, chocolate chip cheesecake!!!
I actually don’t even know why I’m talking about this when I’m doing this special diet that does NOT allow any kind of cream cheese.
In Germany, cream cheese, known as frischkäse, is used as a spread on sandwiches among a few other things. I used to LOVE picking out a new flavor at the grocery store. There is just this mass amount of options it was amazing! I noticed here in the States it’s lacking in options which is weird considering we are the cream cheese capital of the world! The differences of course are that here in the US the flavors are strawberry, honey, and other sweeter options.
In Germany, it was option after option of tasty cream cheeses! Yes, so much that it means I need to write a blog post about this. People, we need to come together and ask Kraft Philadelphia to give us the SAME cream cheese options and rights as the Germans! Our palettes deserve a bit more variety!!
Check out these amazing options…brace yourself…there are definitely way more than is offered here. But it definitely is interesting to see how they offer different options for the different demographics!
From top left to right
1. Regular – Light (Low Fat)
2. Regular – Balance
3. Regular – Double Cream (Extra Creamy)
4. Regular – Lactose Free
5. Regular – Yogurt
6. Herbs – Balance
7. Herbs – Double Cream (Extra Creamy)
8. Herbs – Light (Low Fat)
11. Feta and Cucumber
12. Spring Onion and pepper
13. Pepper Chili
14. Sweet Chili
15. Grilled pepper
16. Smoked Salmon with Dill
17. Milka (chocolate in Germany like Hershey’s is for us.)
18. Milka with Hazelnut
So they are missing another one from this list that I always saw: ham…lol..ham flavored cream cheese. Awesome.
As you can see there are only 3 sweet options. The Milka one I will say tastes EXACTLY like chocolate chip cheesecake. It’s a diet KILLER! Only had it once but it was the very best thing ever.
I tried to find a similar picture of the American versions but unsuccessful. However, I compiled a quick list for comparison:
3. Garden Vegetable
4. Chive & Onion
7. Brown sugar and Cinnamon
8. Milk Chocolate
9. Dark Chocolate
10. Honey Pecan
11. Smoked Salmon
There is a limited edition I know they have which is pumpkin and cinnamon too. I’m sure there are others. But Pineapple? Thats just gross. You can see there are 7 sweet options as opposed to the 3 that Germany has. America….work with me here. We need more options!!! Too much sugar goin round!
What do you think? Would you try all the options that are available in Germany? Which ones are strange to you? What would you like to see here in the US?
Until next time, Readers!!!! xoxoxoxoxo
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