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Has anyone here ever tried the new Kraft Cooking Creme? It SOUNDS like it wojld be the same as Cream Cheese, only flavored.
Am I right?
It seems to me it is just cream cheese, and it comes in a few flavors or plain, but it says it's easier to spoon, so I don't know if they add something to "soften" it a bit or what gives it that quality. There was a thread on here awhile back about it, some liked it but a lot didn't, I know a recurring comment was it was very salty.
Yes, it is very salty, so I use little salt in the other ingredients I put in the dish, but think the Santa Fe flavored one is QUITE GOOD. I've bought four or five of them. Also tried the garlic/herb and it was okay. Just watch how much salt you put in the pasta or meat you add. The thickness is between cream cheese and sour cream. When added to other hot ingredients it forms a nice sauce.....actually, more like an Alfredo AFTER it is stirred. Give it a try once and judge for yourself. After all, EVERYONE has a different opinion based on their personal preferences....you won't know til you try for YOURSELF.
This cheapskate would not buy it. Seems like you could experiment and with little trouble make your own.
Start with 1/2 or one cup of room temp cream cheese, add some lukewarm water, a bit of lecithin (liquid or granules) as an emulsifier to prevent curdling, some sour cream or plain yogurt and whisk or stir. Stir in your flavors.
I have no problems making my own cream sauces from scratch for much less $ but may experiment with the above to use as a cold sauce/dressing/dip.
Have not seen it in either one of our 2 stores but I have not looked for it; there may not be a market for it in this community.
I've seen a similiar post like this some time back and no one liked it. So I haven't looked for it in our area.
Kraft Foods produces all the Philadelphia Cream Chees products... So, I think you are talking about their cooking creme... All their other products have proven to be big successes, but this one is horrible.
First it contains something like 20% sodium (I don't have a product that I can look at so this is from memory), but I can tell you that, secondly, it tastes like chalk with garlic, or chalk with chives... whatever. It is a waste of money. When I wrote to Kraft they sent me not one, but four times the amount I spent on the product in coupons as compensation. I would not be surprised if it is pulled off the market soon.
This company has too much invested in the confidence of cooks everywhere to waste it on a bad product. The other Philly products have all been proven to be good investments. Not this one.
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I think I'll stick with making my own cream sauces...;-)
Exactly ! I have a few cream sauces that are made with cream cheese, and they are all 150% better than this product. I don't know what they were thinking when they introduced this version of a salty chalky creamy mess. Sorry, I am not usualy so vindictive but this product is really BAD.
Hope you were able to snatch one.... Kraft products are generally quite good and there are many good recipes using Kraft products that my family loves. Over the years, they may have improved the cooking creme, but as far as I know it is still heavy on the salt. The best bet, tho, is to make your flavored cheese sauces so you control how much of any ingredient is used.
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