I love Publix. As their motto states, shopping is truly a pleasure. However, some products are just expensive. I have started buying Publix brand items instead of the name brand options and have found a few great buys. Let's talk about cream cheese.
Normally, I buy Philadelphia cream cheese blocks, which run about $2 each. Sometimes I find them on sale for $1.50 each. Publix brand cream cheese is normally priced at 89 cents for the same amount - very tempting! I tried both on a bagel (buy one, get one bagel package free deal!) the other day and was thrilled to learn that I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Both have a delicious flavor and smooth, creamy texture. I have had some off brand cream cheeses that had a grainy texture, but Publix is definitely not on that list.
Has anyone tried using Publix cream cheese in baking or for frosting? I have not tried it yet, but I would imagine that since the flavor and texture are the same as the more expensive option, it would not produce disappointing results.
***We are not sponsored by Publix. The only communication I have with the company is when I complain on their Facebook Page, which is a very effective way to get better service in your local store.***