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to think that low fat Philadelphia, low fat Mayo, low fat butter etc are all really rank?

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Mintyy Mon 15-Jul-13 12:49:02

Had a tuna mayo sandwich made with Hellman's Light yesterday. Had the usual black pepper and squeeze of fresh lemon. But I could taste the difference (and I don't even use much mayo in tuna mayo)!


treas Mon 15-Jul-13 12:49:43


HeySoulSister Mon 15-Jul-13 12:50:37

that's why I love low carbing....we get to eat the real thing! smile

low fat products have so much crap put in them to try to re create the taste and appearance

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 15-Jul-13 12:50:45

Of course they're rank - and probably worse for you than the original (if the original were eaten, as intended, in moderation). Read up on how it is now becoming understood that fat in a diet is not the enemy at all - the real enemy is empty and useless carbs especially from the likes of High Fructose Corn Syrup which is used to give the 'mouthfeel' back to products advertised as - errrr - low fat.

poopyisapig Mon 15-Jul-13 12:51:23

It's horrible. And full of shit used to replace the fat.

Real fat isn't bad for you.

JamNan Mon 15-Jul-13 12:51:36


low fat butter = yuk yellow stuff with added water.

squoosh Mon 15-Jul-13 12:53:40


And Extra light mayonnaise is a whole other level of horror. Anaemic snot.

Fat is not the enemy. We've all been conned!

LostInWales Mon 15-Jul-13 12:56:04

I stopped all low/non fat products and switched to the full fat versions as well as anything with fake sugars and I have lost a ton of weight. And my food tastes an awful lot nicer.

Binkyridesagain Mon 15-Jul-13 12:56:13

I'm going to fence sit (a little) I only like low fat mayo, full fat is too creamy. The other stuff YANBU, the stuff they put in the stuff To reduce the fat content is worse than eating saturated fat.

Geordieminx Mon 15-Jul-13 12:57:09

The only one I think is nice is extra light lurpak... Which coming from
Someone who likes 1/2" of lurpak only on toast is saying something!

Damnautocorrect Mon 15-Jul-13 12:57:20

Cooking is science so they need to keep the balance some how, hence the nasties.
Just use less of the good stuff

Geordieminx Mon 15-Jul-13 12:57:46

Oh and the low fat Philly with sweet chilli is fab!

Thisisaeuphemism Mon 15-Jul-13 12:58:17

I agree- low fat stuff is unnatural crap

Mintyy Mon 15-Jul-13 12:58:57

I bought the low fat Philadelphia by mistake (packaging v similar).

Thought I'd give low fat Hellmans a try but shan't be doing that again in a hurry hmm.

I am very fat but don't eat much mayo or cream cheese so I'll stick with the full fat versions tyvm!

RobotBananas Mon 15-Jul-13 12:59:34

I don't eat low fat versions of anything except hellmans and Philadelphia (think its mostly bollicks), but full fat mayo is gross, and I just like the light Philly

Erato Mon 15-Jul-13 13:01:22

YANBU. If something is MADE from fat (mayo, butter etc) there is no such thing as a "low fat" version - there are things that in outward appearance are somewhat like the original but they aren't real - they're strange frankenstein concoctions from food science laboratories. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

IvanaCake Mon 15-Jul-13 13:16:27

I don't have low fat anything. It's not fat that's bad, it's sugar. I'm a low carb convert!

CHJR Mon 15-Jul-13 16:50:28

What slays me about all that "low fat" crap is it is very often HIGHER calorie! (Just check the labels -- I kid you not. "Fat" refers to risk to heart, not weight.)

twofingerstoGideon Mon 15-Jul-13 16:53:33

YANBU. It's as bad as 'low sugar' AKA aspartame. Just have a teensy bit of sugar FGS.

GreyTS Mon 15-Jul-13 16:54:08

God YANBU, can't bear low/no fat versions of food, no one in my family would ever eat them and not one of us is overweight. People need fat to feel properly full so v little point substituting real food with fake crap.

Meglet Mon 15-Jul-13 16:58:06

Yanbu. No low fat stuff in this house. And I'm thin.

peteypiranha Mon 15-Jul-13 17:00:31

Agreed also diet drinks are disgusting. Have no idea why you would eat either yuk.

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 17:08:08

half fat cheese is vile

I love cheese but I'd rather go without any.

Whothefuckfarted Mon 15-Jul-13 17:11:00

YANBU. I never buy diet stuff more than once. Diet coke - yuk, diet mayo - yuk, low fat Philly - ergh!

Mind you I don't even like skimmed/semi skimmed milk.. Blue top all the way smile

I'm thin too grin

NotYoMomma Mon 15-Jul-13 17:12:00

I agree apart from philli lighter. lightest is rank, lighter is lush

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