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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default The low carb desserts were a bust!

    I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One was a
    chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon cheesecake.

    Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY creamy
    which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing that sort of
    slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's not quite the right
    description but good fudge has a texture that this stuff doesn't. It is very
    chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody ate more than a tiny bite.

    The cheesecake is very lemony and not at all sweet. I found it to be just
    okay but the flavor was too overwhelming to me. I think I further messed it
    up by putting some Amarena cherries on it. I found them to be just weird.
    I bought them for a baked apple recipe that I will probably make again, sans
    any sort of cherries or chocolate sauce. That to me was overkill. The
    cherries are in texture like Maraschino but they are a dark, almost blackish
    color and not very sweet. I know they are in a sugar syrup but it had a
    yucky medicinal taste to me. So I will likely just be dumping those out,
    even though they were expensive.

    Good try Costco, but... Fail!



  2. #2
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One was a
    >chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon cheesecake.
    >
    > Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY creamy
    > which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing that sort of
    > slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's not quite the
    > right description but good fudge has a texture that this stuff doesn't. It
    > is very chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody ate more than a tiny bite.
    >
    > The cheesecake is very lemony and not at all sweet. I found it to be just
    > okay but the flavor was too overwhelming to me. I think I further messed
    > it up by putting some Amarena cherries on it. I found them to be just
    > weird. I bought them for a baked apple recipe that I will probably make
    > again, sans any sort of cherries or chocolate sauce. That to me was
    > overkill. The cherries are in texture like Maraschino but they are a
    > dark, almost blackish color and not very sweet. I know they are in a
    > sugar syrup but it had a yucky medicinal taste to me. So I will likely
    > just be dumping those out, even though they were expensive.
    >
    > Good try Costco, but... Fail!


    Miserere! That's it. Good try but gone. Friday starts the
    clearance sale of all Costco merchandise. Julie
    Bovitch was unhappy, meae culpae, forgive us, oh Earth
    Goddess. May the Black Hole forgive God, who created
    those who caused Her and Her Delightful Angela angst.
    Mournful Mournful Mournful sound the dirge. Aaaggghhhh.

    pavane



  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!


    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jan270$r0e$[email protected]..
    >>I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One was a
    >>chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon cheesecake.
    >>
    >> Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY creamy
    >> which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing that sort of
    >> slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's not quite the
    >> right description but good fudge has a texture that this stuff doesn't.
    >> It is very chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody ate more than a tiny
    >> bite.
    >>
    >> The cheesecake is very lemony and not at all sweet. I found it to be
    >> just okay but the flavor was too overwhelming to me. I think I further
    >> messed it up by putting some Amarena cherries on it. I found them to be
    >> just weird. I bought them for a baked apple recipe that I will probably
    >> make again, sans any sort of cherries or chocolate sauce. That to me was
    >> overkill. The cherries are in texture like Maraschino but they are a
    >> dark, almost blackish color and not very sweet. I know they are in a
    >> sugar syrup but it had a yucky medicinal taste to me. So I will likely
    >> just be dumping those out, even though they were expensive.
    >>
    >> Good try Costco, but... Fail!

    >
    > Miserere! That's it. Good try but gone. Friday starts the
    > clearance sale of all Costco merchandise. Julie
    > Bovitch was unhappy, meae culpae, forgive us, oh Earth
    > Goddess. May the Black Hole forgive God, who created
    > those who caused Her and Her Delightful Angela angst.
    > Mournful Mournful Mournful sound the dirge. Aaaggghhhh.


    What is your problem? Costco doesn't put things on clearance tomorrow!



  4. #4
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    when i open your posts i expect something worthwhile, sad to say i was
    disappointed, Lee
    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jan270$r0e$[email protected]..
    >>I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One was a
    >>chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon cheesecake.
    >>
    >> Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY creamy
    >> which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing that sort of
    >> slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's not quite the
    >> right description but good fudge has a texture that this stuff doesn't.
    >> It is very chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody ate more than a tiny
    >> bite.
    >>
    >> The cheesecake is very lemony and not at all sweet. I found it to be
    >> just okay but the flavor was too overwhelming to me. I think I further
    >> messed it up by putting some Amarena cherries on it. I found them to be
    >> just weird. I bought them for a baked apple recipe that I will probably
    >> make again, sans any sort of cherries or chocolate sauce. That to me was
    >> overkill. The cherries are in texture like Maraschino but they are a
    >> dark, almost blackish color and not very sweet. I know they are in a
    >> sugar syrup but it had a yucky medicinal taste to me. So I will likely
    >> just be dumping those out, even though they were expensive.
    >>
    >> Good try Costco, but... Fail!

    >
    > Miserere! That's it. Good try but gone. Friday starts the
    > clearance sale of all Costco merchandise. Julie
    > Bovitch was unhappy, meae culpae, forgive us, oh Earth
    > Goddess. May the Black Hole forgive God, who created
    > those who caused Her and Her Delightful Angela angst.
    > Mournful Mournful Mournful sound the dirge. Aaaggghhhh.
    >
    > pavane
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    I think i might like the cheesecake, what does the label say, description so
    i can get dh to look for it, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jan270$r0e$[email protected]..
    >I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One was a
    >chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon cheesecake.
    >
    > Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY creamy
    > which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing that sort of
    > slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's not quite the
    > right description but good fudge has a texture that this stuff doesn't. It
    > is very chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody ate more than a tiny bite.
    >
    > The cheesecake is very lemony and not at all sweet. I found it to be just
    > okay but the flavor was too overwhelming to me. I think I further messed
    > it up by putting some Amarena cherries on it. I found them to be just
    > weird. I bought them for a baked apple recipe that I will probably make
    > again, sans any sort of cherries or chocolate sauce. That to me was
    > overkill. The cherries are in texture like Maraschino but they are a
    > dark, almost blackish color and not very sweet. I know they are in a
    > sugar syrup but it had a yucky medicinal taste to me. So I will likely
    > just be dumping those out, even though they were expensive.
    >
    > Good try Costco, but... Fail!
    >




  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I think i might like the cheesecake, what does the label say, description
    >so i can get dh to look for it, Lee


    Sorry, I don't have the label any more. Because of the way it was packaged,
    I had to throw out the label. It was just wrapped in plastic with a sticker
    on top. I think it said Buffalo Milk Lemon Cheesecake. It was small,
    somewhat flat, round, no crust.



  7. #7
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    good, where was it, bakery? deli? refrigerated? Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>I think i might like the cheesecake, what does the label say, description
    >>so i can get dh to look for it, Lee

    >
    > Sorry, I don't have the label any more. Because of the way it was
    > packaged, I had to throw out the label. It was just wrapped in plastic
    > with a sticker on top. I think it said Buffalo Milk Lemon Cheesecake. It
    > was small, somewhat flat, round, no crust.
    >




  8. #8
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > I bought two desserts at Costco. Thankfully they were small. One
    > was a chocolate cheese fudge. The other was a buffalo milk lemon
    > cheesecake.
    > Nobody liked the fudge. It doesn't taste like cheese. It is VERY
    > creamy which is perhaps one reason I don't like it. It is missing
    > that sort of slightly granular texture that a good fudge has. That's
    > not quite the right description but good fudge has a texture that
    > this stuff doesn't. It is very chocolately. TOO chocolatey. Nobody
    > ate more than a tiny bite.


    I know what you mean about the texture. It sounds more like a ganache
    texture than a fudge. But since it is the controlled crystalization of the
    sugar that give fudge its unique texture, I think it unlikely that it can be
    achieved with a sugar substitute. Too bad.



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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 11/25/2011 11:57 AM, Janet wrote:

    > I know what you mean about the texture. It sounds more like a ganache
    > texture than a fudge. But since it is the controlled crystalization of the
    > sugar that give fudge its unique texture, I think it unlikely that it can be
    > achieved with a sugar substitute. Too bad.
    >
    >


    Erythritol gets gritty/granular in creamy stuff. Unfortunately, it also
    tends to have an intense cooling effect in such recipes, too. I only
    blend it with other sweeteners for use in fruit cobblers, or non creamy
    applications.

    Susan

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > good, where was it, bakery? deli? refrigerated? Lee


    Sorry. Refrigerated on an end cap near the cheeses and meats.



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    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>I think i might like the cheesecake, what does the label say,
    >>description so i can get dh to look for it, Lee

    >
    > Sorry, I don't have the label any more. Because of the way it was
    > packaged, I had to throw out the label. It was just wrapped in
    > plastic with a sticker on top. I think it said Buffalo Milk Lemon
    > Cheesecake. It was small, somewhat flat, round, no crust.


    I don't like the crusts in those single serve cheesecakes anyway. They
    are just powdery, nothing to bind them and make a huge mess as well as
    not tasting good.


  12. #12
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    ok will have dh check that out we go again next week, thanks, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> good, where was it, bakery? deli? refrigerated? Lee

    >
    > Sorry. Refrigerated on an end cap near the cheeses and meats.
    >




  13. #13
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: The low carb desserts were a bust!

    On 11/25/2011 7:01 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:janpi7$7c5$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> I think i might like the cheesecake, what does the label say,
    >>> description so i can get dh to look for it, Lee

    >>
    >> Sorry, I don't have the label any more. Because of the way it was
    >> packaged, I had to throw out the label. It was just wrapped in plastic
    >> with a sticker on top. I think it said Buffalo Milk Lemon Cheesecake.
    >> It was small, somewhat flat, round, no crust.

    >
    > I don't like the crusts in those single serve cheesecakes anyway. They
    > are just powdery, nothing to bind them and make a huge mess as well as
    > not tasting good.


    Sounds like the reason why I eat the filling of single serve
    cheesecakes, but not the crust. I'd expect the crusts to have
    a significant amount of carbs, but not a significant amount of
    flavor.

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