Cheesecake is a highly delectable, but it is laden with fat and calories. This is why many dieters choose to set it aside during desert time. Fortunately, there is now an interesting alternative. Enter Jello Cheesecake snacks, a new type of desert that Jello has added to their pudding cup line.
According to DietFacts.com, Jello Cheesecake snacks have 130 calories and 2 grams of fat in each cup, (which is considered one serving). It also has 22 grams of sugar. At these stats, the snacks can be considered low-fat. Such a distinction is rare in the cheesecake world, where the calories often quadruple this amount.
In terms of appearance, Jello Cheesecake snacks have two distinct parts. The first portion consists of the strawberry coating. It is bright red, but contains no pieces of fruit. Meanwhile, the bottom portion contains the cheesecake. Its consistency is similar to hummus, making it firmer and grittier than pudding. However, it is not as firm as a regular cheesecake.
What about the taste? Well, having tried Jello Cheesecake snacks, I can say that they are absolutely delicious. This is especially the case if the strawberry topping is thoroughly mixed in. If this is done, the cheesecake will still remain the prominent flavor, but you will also get a strawberry aftertaste. True, there is a slightly sour component with this aftertaste, but it is not major enough to interfere with the snack’s delectability.
The best thing I like about these snacks is that they really do taste like cheesecake. Such is not the case with many puddings claiming to have cheesecake flavor. Often times they have the same taste and texture as vanilla pudding, as the cheesecake component is barely detectable. But with Jello Cheesecake snacks, you get a sample of the real thing. Granted, for many cheesecake lovers it won’t serve as a complete replacement, but it is still a great alternative for those wanting to keep an eye on their figure.
“Jell-O Nutrition Facts.” DietFacts.