Happy Kosovo Independence Day! Now, let's bang! What's the matter? You don't find that sexy? I find it very sexy. There's nothing sexier, in fact, than a country adopting independence and separating from Serbia. I know you would have rather sampled this on February 14th, baby, Valentine's Day, but...well, it wasn't out then. Luckily, Philadelphia Kraft Indulgence in Milk, Dark, and White Chocolate will be available all year round, so now I guess I can plan for Valentine's Day in 2013. Planning ahead is very sexy, right?
Regardless of when you're eating this, it's quite the delicious combination. Kraft has been churning out new versions of its brands lately with wonderful gusto. I appreciate seeing new things like this in stores. While chocolate and cream cheese is a much-loved dessert combination I don't think I've seen it presented as a ready-to-eat spread before. Kraft sent over these three tubs for me to try this morning, so I ate them with my morning bagel.
The distinction in between the three varieties is strong- there's a distinct dark flavor in the dark chocolate similar to the Hershey Dark chocolate bar. It's not terribly nuanced and has a slightly grainy feel, but has a bittersweet, caramel-esque flavor with plenty of brown sugar and cocoa. Quite tasty, though a little too sweet for my taste, especially early in the morning, and with a gumminess similar to thick pudding, and it didn't really remind me of cream cheese as much as it reminded me of canned frosting with a little more heft.
The milk chocolate was definitely my favorite of the trio- it was very tangy and carried the natural flavor of the cream cheese the best while still imparting a pleasant, if generic, chocolatey flavor. It was very meltable and easy to eat an entire spoonful of, though I don't recommend doing so. The white chocolate was the real dark horse of the bunch. I don't think I've seen a white chocolate flavored spread before. White chocolate had the most gummy texture and chewiness. It was hard to melt atop a bagel, but was delightful to dip things in and had a tanginess similar to the milk chocolate, but a milkier flavor kissed with sweetness. This flavor showcased the flavor of Philadelphia cream cheese the best, but didn't really evoke white chocolate right off the bat.
Overall, these are definitely a fun way to enjoy breakfast, and have approximately half the fat and half the calories of Nutella. And while they have a nice, well-defined chocolate flavor, they're just laden with sugar. Half a bagel's worth, roughly two tablespoons, has 11-12 grams of sugar. Eat a whole bagel with this and you're consuming a candy bar's worth of sugar before you even start the morning. Personally, I found them a little too sweet as I'm not used to such a sugary assault so early in the day, but I'm guessing these will be well-liked by both breakfast lovers and chocoholics alike.
Labels: 6, breakfast, chocolate, dessert, dip