Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Trader Joe's Sliced Lite Provolone Cheese
I bought this at the same time as the regular sliced provolone so that I could compare them side by side. I did so over the course of about six evening snacks.
Which is better? It's a close call. The regular has a slightly nicer, softer texture. It definitely has more flavor, but, as an accompanying down side, has a lot more of that bitter edge that I found unpleasant. The light version doesn't have that problem, but its down side is that it possesses so little flavor that I ended up doubling up the slices on my crackers just to get any meaningful cheese taste at all. That more than offsets any dietary advantage of the lower fat content.
The fact is, neither is good enough to join the ranks of my favorites. They're not even serious contenders for that class.
Will I buy it again?