When Coppenrath & Wiese asked if I wanted to try out one of their Lemon Swirl Cheesecakes I jumped at the opportunity. Never one to say no to cheesecake (well..hardly ever unless I am really ill!), this particular request had me more intrigued than anything as the cheesecake in question is frozen. GASP! yes…frozen.
I did make the mistake on thinking ‘ooh we have cheesecake in the freezer let’s have some’ and then discovering that it needs to be defrosted in order to be enjoyed properly. So, popped it in the fridge overnight and tried it the next evening. There are other options for defrosting, but this was the easiest for us.
There are mixed reviews in our house. My supportive husband liked it. A lot! He reckoned it was lemony (like the box said it was lemon swirl), the biscuit base with crunchy (even after being defrosted) and the part that he loved the most was that it was easier on his weight watchers points than he thought. His portion came to around 5 points when he was expecting 8. He would definitely choose it again.
I, on the other hand, am undecided. I found it to be more lemony than I expected. I liked the crunchy base and that my palate felt clean after eating it. I am a chocolate girl at heart and so decided that I didn’t give it enough of a chance. A couple more bites in and taking my supportive husband’s comments on board – I could see what he meant. But – I think if I were to try another one – I would maybe go for the Chocolate Cheesecake