Product Review: Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Indulgence

Here is the description that the Kraft/Philadelphia website gives… “A luscious combination of semisweet, rich dark chocolate and creamy Philadelphia all ready to be spread, spooned or dipped into.”

I had purchased this product recently at Pick’n Save when they had it for $1.99 and there is a $1 off 1 coupon from the 2/26 SS. Normal price on this is around $3. It is a small container 8 oz. or 12 tablespoons according to the nutrition information. While the serving size says 2 tablespoons is 110 calories with 60 of those calories from fat, I don’t think one would tend to eat that much at one serving if they are dieting. It could make a good indulgence for a few strawberries, or pineapples.

I tried it a few evenings ago when I wanted some ice cream but didn’t have the calories for half a cup of ice cream. My thought was this could help with the sweet chocolate and cold craving without the 100 to 150 calories of my half cup of ice cream. So I instant messaged my husband who was upstairs if he wanted to dip some strawberries and when he said yes, I called my son in too. I set out some strawberries and some pineapple pieces and toothpicks and well my first dip, I lost the pineapple and broke the toothpick, as straight out of the refrigerator this stuff is a bit too thick. Maybe served room temperature or slightly microwaved it might be thin enough for dipping. Then we all abandoned the strawberries and pineapples and took a dull knife and slathered a small amount on a graham cracker, which my husband and I liked. My son didn’t like the chocolate on the graham cracker for some reason.

So overall, I did like the flavor, but it is too thick. IE I can’t serve this at a party with strawberries or pineapple for dipping. A slightly soft strawberry would be mushed and fingers would be in the dip trying to get their pineapples out that fell off the toothpick or broke the toothpick. For me, this product isn’t what I expected as it can’t be used as a dip, and that was what I expected. It can make a good slather on a cracker product, but not a dip.

I tried the Dark Chocolate flavor which, if I remember right, had a tad less sugar than the milk chocolate variety and well, my family doesn’t do white chocolate. White Chocolate just isn’t chocolate. Lastly, I was not paid to write this review, while I am a member of Kraft First Taste which sometimes supplies good coupons on their new products. Okay, some people get free coupons, I usually get $1 off 1, as I just printed off $1 off 1 Philadelphia Cooking Creme.


About skirnirh

I am a wife and mother of one who lives in San Jose, California. I enjoy couponing, walking/biking outside, financial matters, exercise, cooking and health news.
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