Introducing Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese
When we had the chance to review the new Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese, I was excited. I’m a huge fan of regular cottage cheese but my kids aren’t. My eldest however does love yogurt, but only if there are no chunks. This is a very clear statement.
Given how much protein is in the new smooth cottage cheese (10 grams in each 100 gram serving!), I thought it would be a nice treat as an after school snack. The kids always come home very hungry, no matter how much I pack them in their lunch. From time to time I buy drinkable yogurts as a sweet treat for after school, and, as with all dairy products with added sugar, I am mindful of the sweetness. Even with the sugar added to the Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheeses, (in salted caramel, lemon and vanilla bean flavours) the protein was the winning feature for me, outside of the delicious taste.
So what did my kids think? I filmed them and shared it on Instagram. In particular, you will hear the reaction from my youngest, who doesn’t typically like yogurt or pudding.
At first, they were cautious, and I paused filming and told them if they don’t like it, they don’t have to eat it. The response…well, they were thrilled. My son is always hesitant because he insists on smooth textures only for his yogurt so this was a nice surprise. I don’t think most people would believe this was cottage cheese (although, in fairness, I still love the regular, chunky stuff!)
They liked them so much so that they came home the next day and had another one, and continue to look for them. The lemon hasn’t been as popular with them, but who says these need to be snacks for the kids only? I enjoy having one in the mid-morning. The salted caramel is their favourite. I’m able to send it to school and in fact, now that we’ve run out of the salted caramel, my daughter asked me today after school when I can get more!
As with all snacks, a healthy, balanced diet is key, but when this smooth cottage cheese has 25% more protein than typical Greek yogurt (which I usually buy), it makes for a tasty addition to our snacking options.
Tip: I think adding sliced bananas to the salted caramel would be delicious!
Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese Campaign and I receive special perks and compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own, as always. I truly do love regular cottage cheese!