I am a foodie. I think that is VERY clear from much of the content on this blog. I love food and everything about it: from the smell, the taste, the way it looks, the entire eating experience is something that I seriously enjoy!
With that being said, I would like to think that I have developed a somewhat ‘mature’ palette over the years (largely thanks to my husbands influence) and I am willing to try just about anything. And truth be told, I like most foods. I’m not a picky eater and I am usually willing to try anything, at least once (except that time in Bogota, Colombia when I just couldn’t try cow udder. You gotta draw the line somewhere).
But there is one food that I have never really liked, since a very young age. And that is cottage cheese. I feel like cottage cheese is something you either love or hate. My mom loved it and would eat it often while we were growing up. She would put her homemade strawberry jam on it and would often have that for breakfast. Even with the jam though, I couldn’t do it. For me, it was the texture. That wet, lumpy texture. No thanks. Can’t do it.
So when I recently found out about Gay Lea’s Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese, I was instantly intrigued. Available in three flavors: salted caramel. lemon and vanilla bean. They come in their own individual 100g containers that make it great for taking to work or school. And with 10g of protein and only 110 calories, this really does make the perfect snack.
But would it taste like regular cottage cheese??? I was curious and wanted to put my husband and daughter up to the test. Check out their response!
I will be 100% honest in saying that I was SHOCKED, as was my husband, to know that this was cottage cheese that I was eating. The new smooth cottage cheese is just as it states: SMOOTH! So creamy and flavorful, our entire family loved it. It has all the same benefits as regular cottage cheese but without the lumpy texture and now, with delicious flavors! It’s a totally guilt-free snack when you are on the run or even after a workout. You could also serve this as a fruit dip/topping at your next party and I’m sure it will shock your guests when they find out it’s cottage cheese!
Do yourself a favor and make sure to pick up a package next time your at the grocery store. And why not do your own taste test with your family and friends at home?! Make sure to let me know what their reaction was!
Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Note: This item is only currently available in Ontario, Canada, at major grocery stores.