I was recently sent some samples of the Laughing Cow light range cheese triangles in the newest flavors Emmenthal and Blue Cheese. Did I mention they are "light?" Yes, they are light, with there only being 25 calories in each triangle!
I have a confession to make. I am a Laughing Cow virgin. Yes, tis true. I have never eaten Laughing Cow triangles. I suppose because we don't have any children in the house, they are just not something I have ever bought, or even thought about buying. They just haven't been on my radar I guess.
I guess I am a bit of a cheese snob, which sounds really wierd coming from the mouth of a person who only ever ate Kraft Singles American Cheese or Velveeta the whole time I was growing up. Real cheese never passed my lips. I was afraid to even try it. I just thought I wouldn't like it. I was an adult before I tried real cheese and I have to say that once I tried it, I fell in love with it, and have been ever since.
I love Emmental cheese. It has a lovely nutty and fruity taste. I was intrigued at the thought of a Processed cheese triangle flavoured with Emmental . . . what would it taste like? Would it be close to the real thing? hmmm . . .
It tasted really good . . . and just like Emmental! Sweet and nutty!
I adore Blue Cheeses . . . Stilton, Danish, Gorgonzola . . . I love them all. Would the Laughing Cow Blue Cheese triangles measure up???
I was most pleasantly surprised. They most definitely did taste good and most definitely had the beautiful tang of a mild blue cheese. I enjoyed them.
Spreadable and a good source of calcium the new Laughing Cow triangles are available in grocery shops throughout the country, and at only 25 calories and 1.5g of fat per triangle they make a nice low fat snack! I think they would also be a great addition to children's lunch boxes and with picnic season here, they would be great in the picnic basket as well!
Knowing that they are spreadable I was really wanting something crisp and tasty to spread them on and so I thought this would be the perfect time to make my own crackers . . . well, for two reasons really . . . one: homemade always tastes better than store bought and two: I didn't want to ask Todd to pop down to the shops to get me any. Besides he never comes back with what I wanted him to get . . . it's a man thing I think.
It also gave me a chance to use my favourite cookie cutter . . .I love the little dimples it puts into things . . . so cute. I found the perfect recipe via the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Book. I love wheat thins, so wholesome and tasty. I thought I would give their recipe a try, never guessing that . . .
I would fall completely and utterly in love with them. Believe it or not these taste even BETTER than the original Wheat Thin crackers. Tis totally true. These are fabulous!
They were really, really tasty spread with both flavors of the Laughing Cow triangles! That's what Todd and I had for lunch today, and it was a really scrummy, light lunch . . . you get a lot of mileage out of one of those triangles I have to say. The flavor is so nice that a little goes a long way.
And those crackers . . . so crisp and tasty. Almost addictive to say the least. Do give them a try. Thank you King Arthur . . .
*Homemade Wheat Thins*
Makes about 3 dozen crackers
Makes about 3 dozen crackers
Many thanks to the people at Three Pipe (Charlotte) and The Laughing Cow for spreading the love and sending me these tasty samples!