So this morning I was stuffing my face with that wickedly yummy Philadelphia cream cheese spread I bought yesterday, oh the creamy milky artery-clogging goodness!, when I noticed that the label said “60% less fat than butter and margarine”. Refer to visual aid:
“Fat chance!”, I thought, pun not intended, “Anything this delicious has got to be so outrageously fattening it’ll put your Double Big Mac to shame.” And I kid you not, one bite after another and I could SEE my flab growing by the minute!
But curiosity got the better of me and I instantly fished out my olive oil/butter spread tub just to prove them wrong. But lo and behold, they’re right! 24.3g of total fat per 100g of cream cheese compared to 70g per 100g of butter/olive oil spread. WOW. So it wasn’t just a marketing gimmick. It was true! A big bold advertising label told the truth! Pigs have definitely flown!
And this is wonderful news! Joyous news! “Make you stand up and do a little tap dance” news! Because since I normally spread an inch thick of butter on my toast, this means I can now scoop on a 3-inches-thick layer of cream cheese and will be only swallowing the same amount of grease. Oh to hell with the spreading & scooping, I’m just gonna eat it straight out of the tub with a finger. YAY!
Kraft has got to hire me as their ambassador. Seriously. I totally have the flab, oops I mean, the AB!, to flaunt. 🙂
PS: Also while I was at it, I checked our bag of mozzarella cheese and it’s got a 25g / 100g ratio. Also Extremely Wondrous News indeed.
PSS: 10pm and I just gobbled down half the tub of that sinfully delicious stuff, when I thought of checking the level of Saturated Fat (the BAD guy!) and it’s actually the same in both the cream cheese & the butter/olive oil spread, 17%. So practically 300g of cream cheese has the same Total Fat content as 100g of butter/olive oil spread, but 3 times the Saturated fat level. And if I don’t want to get my arteries all blocked up by the age of 40, I should steer clear of both. Back to Cholesterol-free olive oil spread from now on then. Not happy, Jan!