Cheese dip isnt usually thought of as one of the building
blocks of a healthy diet. Then again, Jardines Queso
Amarillo is no ordinary cheese dip.
For a start, it isnt neon orange. And it doesnt taste like
liquified American cheese with some hot pepper flakes. One
dip and you know youre a long
way from Cheez Whiz and
Maybe its the diced tomatoes
and fresh onion or the combination
of cheddar and blue
cheese. Maybe its the roasted
poblano, jalapeño, and red and
green bell peppers.
Whatever the reason, you
wont be shy about serving
Jardines to your toughest-to-impress
friends. Surround it
with bell pepper strips, raw
broccoli, baked tortilla chips, or
other dippers. Spoon some over your baked potato or
Why not? Two tablespoons have only
2 1 /2 grams of fat-hardly any of it saturated.
Thats par for the low-fat or light
cheese sauce course. But Jardines 210
milligrams of sodium are less than youll
find in other cheese dips or sauces.
The hardest thing about eating
Jardines? Stopping at two tablespoons.
That should be your worst problem.
Jardine Foods: (800) 544-1880.
The next time you find yourself in the dairy aisle at your
supermarket, check out the cream cheese display. You may find a new inhabitant: Philadelphia
What the heck are snack bars doing in the dairy case? Theyve already taken over a good chunk of the cereal aisle (dressed up as granola and cereal bars). The way things are going, it wont be long before banana-flavored snack bars show up in the produce department.
Of course, these arent any ordinary snack bars. Theyre cheesecake in a convenient on-the-go package. With cream cheese as the first ingredient, each 200-calorie, 1.5-oz. bar has 13 grams of fat, five of them saturated. Attention, coronary arteries: Incoming!
And, unlike foods made of other (non-cream) cheeses, these bars have only two percent of a days worth of calcium and just two grams of protein.
Cheesecake used to be a rich, indulgent dessert reserved for special occasions. Its not clear why Kraft (Philadelphias
owner) thinks that Americans need indulgence on the go. Are we so short on indulgence that we need to keep a stash of it in the fridge?
Kraft: (800) 543-5335.