By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted the Choco Philly… should you put it in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
Please will you try this? No! Why? It sounds disgusting! Philadelphia is for spreading on toasted bagels then loaded with smoked salmon – end of! If you concur with the opinion of my twelve year old daughter then you’ll leave it on the shelf, but the below may just change your mind.
OK: Choco Philly or ‘Philadelphia Light Philly blended with Cadbury Milk Chocolate. As with Gordon’s Gin & Schweppes Tonic this is a combination of two very blue chip brands. However, unlike the tried and trusted combination of Gin & tonic this cream cheese and chocolate combination is a little ‘off the wall’! Or is it? Shoppers buy trolley loads of chocolate cheesecake without thinking it’s weird or disgusting. The shelves are loaded with milk and chocolate combinations – and that’s just what Choco Philly is. This chocolate cheese spread then is not so ‘off the wall’.
But what does it look and taste like? Pull off the lid and peel back the foil and you have a cheese spread that is the colour of milk chocolate. The taste is not cheese like, but more akin to a chocolate spread. Why include the cream cheese then? The main purpose of the cream cheese is not for its flavour, but for its ability to add spreadability and palate cleansing acidity to the chocolate.
Has it worked? Yes. Choco Philly is a well-crafted a silky smooth chocolate spread that tantalises your tastebuds with its creamy cocoa flavour and finely threaded acidity. It certainly has that ‘I must have another and another mouthful’ quality.
Can you eat it? It contains milk, lactose, Cocoa, whey and soya
Should you put it in the trolley? Love creamy chocolate – Put it in the trolley!
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Philadelphia Light Philly with Cadbury Milk Chocolate
Philadelphia & Cadbury are two of the benchmark brands on the dairy and confectionery shelves. The taste is more akin to a chocolate than a cream cheese spread. Love creamy chocolate? Put a tub in the trolley. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: Barcode: 7622300488345
Philadelphia Sweet Chilli Soft Cheese
Want a soft cheese with a chilli pepper lick? This is as good as you’ll find on the shelf. If the price, style and size fits put a pack in the trolley. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: Barcode: 5000136077339
Philadelphia Light Soft Cheese with Garlic & Herbs
Want a soft cheese with a integrated garlic and herb twist? This is as good as you’ll find on the shelf. Buy if the price, style and size fits. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 50224173
Philadelphia Soft Cheese
Philadelphia is one of the leading brands on the supermarket’s shelves. The market leader that all others are judged. If the price, style and size fits – put a pack in the trolley. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 5000136080223
Philadelphia Extra Light Soft Cheese
Philadelphia is one of the leading brands on the supermarket’s shelves. The market leader that all others are judged. Buy If the price, style and size fits. Tasted by Martin Isark