I probably did this review before, in fact I know I did - but it was so long ago, perhaps before this reincarnation of the blog.
I picked up a bag of Just The Cheese Crunchy Baked Cheese Snacks today, something I haven't had in quite a while, since, well, you don't see this stuff in the regular mainstream grocery stores.
I remembered the cheese rounds as being SUPER SALTY and dry, and that's probably why I hadn't bought any more.
This time, I found a bag that was labeled - "lower salt." I was intrigued - seeing as I thought they were sorta like licking a salt-lick before. I tore into the bag, and I'm pleasantly surprised. These little cheese rounds are dry, crunchy, salty bits of baked cheese - and that's exactly what they taste like. If you dig that burnt piece of cheese on the pan when you make a grilled cheese - this is for you.
It's a very low carbohydrate food - because, it's cheese. The ingredients? Semi-soft cheese. It's been baked to a crisp. It's not something you can over-do, or really over-indulge in, because of it's saltiness and intense flavor.
I've been poking around online at other people's opinions of the product, and overall - it's bad reviews. Folks don't like dry crunchy cheese. I do - considering my nutritional needs and dietary issues - dry crunchy cheese is SO on my plan. I live on cheese, much of the time and so do many of my peers. Just The Cheese fits in a WLS'ers diet, because it has no carbohydrates and is unlikely to cause distress from dumping or in a growing number of us - unlikely to help cause reactive hypoglycemic issues.
The cheeses vary in caloric content by package/variety and there are flavors, like, white cheddar and pizza - but the pack I have here is 75 calories per serving and 6.5 grams of fat. I can easily eat two servings in a sitting - so it's 150 calories and 13 grams of fat. Just The Cheese has lots of protein, 5 grams per serving and calcium too, 16% DV per serving. I sometimes "dump" on fat - but cheese apparently does not cause a reaction.
I made my husband try a piece, he's super-picky and very reluctant to try anything new. He said, "it's cheese, so?" That's your review right there, eh?
A 2.0 ounce bag cost me $3.49 at a health food store, but online it would have cost me $2.00-$2.50 per bag. Just The Cheese = Pouch-worthy. I'd totally buy it again, but online in a pack of twelve, to save money. You can click on the bag of cheese to check it out yourself. This is an unpaid review, just something I bought for myself.