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
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,Â 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! IÂ 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.
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 aÂ 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, IÂ liked that the cheesecake wasn’t too sweet. This should not surpise me, though,Â since it boasts ” No added sugar- only 130 calories” on the box. The flavor also seemed bland to me as it only slightlyÂ 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
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Ingredients: Cream cheese, fat free cream cheese, light sour cream, half & half, maltitol, egg whites, eggs, natural vanilla
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