We tried 3 brands of cream cheese this week: Philadelphia ($1.97 regular price), Kroger ($1.87 regular price) and Great Value ($1.78 regular price). They were all 1/3 less fat.
Two of the cream cheese packages look exactly alike. The other has the Kraft name brand on it. The Kraft brand opens from the middle; the other two open from the side.
The Great Value brand was the top choice of two people; Kroger was the top choice of one. Philadelphia Cream cheese came in LAST place. I have been a die hard Philadelphia cream cheese fan for years. What a shock. I am not going to be spending extra money on that brand any more!
In case you are wondering what I will do with all this cream cheese, I will probably make some homemade bagels or my favorite Carrot cake found here