1. NEVER EVER BUY fat-free cheese. I think its an abomination to have fat-free cheese. Yeah sure it has no fat but it also has no FLAVOR. Today I bought a bag of FAT FREE mozzarella cheese to give it a try....BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...get me a bucket because I might vomit it's so nasty and tasteless.
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'd rather have a tiny amount of REAL cheese than any amount of substitute. You're right, cheese without fat is like a day without sunshine!

    I have had to learn to pick my battles where high-calorie foods are concerned, and so far I literally have been able to have my cake and eat it, too..........only in much smaller portions! For example, I've tried just about every fat-free salad dressing on the market, and there is just NO substitute for good old full-fat bleu cheese or 1000 Island. So I get the dressing on the side, dip the tines of my fork in it, then dive into the salad; this way I get ALL of the flavor and actually use very little dressing.

    Same principle applies with cheesecake---none of that fake stuff for me! Just give me a tiny sliver of the full-fat (and full-flavor) kind, and I'm happy; I just cut out something else to save calories or simply don't eat any sweets the next day.
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    I made the mistake of buying fat-free cream cheese to make Oreo truffles....once. Blech.

    I don't buy fat-free dairy ANYTHING except milk.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    And then I went and OD'd on Mexican food two nights ago.....somebody brought in some chicken fajitas, guacamole, rice and beans, and homemade salsa, and I didn't even realize how hungry I was until I was up to my elbows in it. Like a pig at the trough!!

    I'm still paying for it, I'm bloated and burpy, and now I know why I don't eat like that anymore...........
  6. by   compassion1
    Any low or fat free anything stinks. Give me the real thing. I splurged tonight. Fortunately I can't afford this very often, money or weight wise. Even if it was only $3.99. I got me a Steak and Shake angus burger with cheese, bacon and the works on it. And I topped it off with shoestring fries. My tummy's very content right about now.