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Original Wheat & Gluten Free Cheesecake- Lean On Me Baking Company/ all natural/ no added sugar/ no trans fats

Posted on | November 27, 2007 | 4 Comments

gluten free cheesecake

Cheesecake used to be my favorite dessert. I wouldn’t have it very often, but when I did, it was a dessert I would savor. I say “used” to be my favorite because I haven’t had cheesecake in ages, and haven’t taken the time to figure out a yummy gluten free version. Lately I have been wanting to try though, so imagine my delight to find a single serving size gluten free version of cheesecake in the frozen foods section! I tossed the 3.5 ounce box into my cart and barely noticed the $2.99 price tag.

My first mistake: I thawed this Lean on Me gluten free cheesecake on the countertop, just like their carrot cake. Ummm, big no-no. Thirty minutes later I found a warmish pot of custard-like cheesecake. Back in to the freezer it went. Another 30 minutes later I have a firm but slightly icy dessert on my hands. Darn it! I should have read the box- it suggests to refrigerate or keep frozen. Oops.

gluten free cheesecake

I must tell you that this cheesecake does not have any type of crust- it is just the filling in a plastic bowl. The consistency resembled a creamy mousse and left me with a strange tangy aftertaste. It reminded me of the “fake” cheesecake dessert in a box mixes they used to make. I’m not a fan, I like a dense and flavorful cheesecake, so mixing cream cheese with cool whip or a packaged mix really isn’t what I prefer. However, this Lean On Me Cheesecake wasn’t even as good as the boxed mix.

However, I liked that the cheesecake wasn’t too sweet. This should not surpise me, though, since it boasts ” No added sugar- only 130 calories” on the box. The flavor also seemed bland to me as it only slightly resembled cheesecake; I was pretty disappointed. I have to say, that I am sure the watery residue and ice crystals at the edges did not help from my thawing and refreezing mistake. I think I’ll pass next time and make one of my own.

PROS: low in sugar and calories, single serving size is great

CONS: bland flavor, mousse like consistency

Rating:Â 1 1/2Â stars

Want to try this cheesecake anyway? Here’s where to shop:

Lean On Me Original Gluten-Free Cheesecake (Frozen - 0.25 Unit)

Gluten Free Lean On Me Original Gluten-Free Cheesecake (Frozen – 0.25 Unit)

Ingredients: Cream cheese, fat free cream cheese, light sour cream, half & half, maltitol, egg whites, eggs, natural vanilla

Read what the Jay at glutenfreepost com says about Lean on Me Original Cheesecake


4 Responses to “Original Wheat & Gluten Free Cheesecake- Lean On Me Baking Company/ all natural/ no added sugar/ no trans fats”

  1. Chef Mike
    March 20th, 2008 @ 3:07 am

    It really is hard to find a gluten-free cheesecake that tastes like the real thing, especially in texture. Cheesecake is actually not a cake at all, but is a custard. Depending on the filling ingredients, most of the gluten would be in the crust, so I think if you can find a gluten-free crust, that will be key.

  2. Carla
    February 9th, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    I have tried numberous desserts over the ten years since my diagnosis and I must say that “Lean on Me” makes awesome products.
    The Chocolate Mousse is to die for- and the cheescake very good as well

  3. Caleb Green
    July 12th, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    i just leave munching and eating cheesecakes, they are tasty and yummy’”~

  4. christina
    March 12th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I had a dessert craving on vacation and was so excited to find a chocolate, flourless mousse in a single serving @ Whole Foods in Margate FL. I ripped it open as soon as we got to the hotel and was amazed by the flavor and the texture of this dessert! I have tried dozens of GF, wheat free desserts in the last 10 years and this one by Lean On Me did not dissapoint. It did have a slight grainy texture though. I was very impressed by the nutrition label and will be asking my local health food store to order this brand. My friend who has no food allergies bought the carrot cake after I raved so much and he even enjoyed it and said it doesn’t taste overprocessed. Awesome product!!!

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