Which probably comes as no surprise to anyone. I was at Whole Foods earlier this week picking up a couple things when I came across Leigh Oliver’s Skinny Pimento Cheese. Oliver lives in Tyler, Texas, so I thought I would give it a shot to support a local (ish) person. Here it is on the left, with the celery and crackers I ate it with.
This is probably just one of those items that should never be low-fat. Right off the bat I had problems with the texture. I love pimento cheese’ softness, but this skinny version was very grainy. It was also very salty and garlicky, though I’m not sure if there was garlic in it at all (I can’t find a website with ingredients listed). Overall it really didn’t taste like pimento cheese at all to me. Is it worth it for the saved fat and cals (skinny version: 35 cals, 2 g fat, 2 g carbs per serving, regular version: I don’t wanna know)? Maybe if it was billed as “low-fat garlic cheddar dip” instead of pimento, then yes.