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Let’s be honest, you can’t have a bagel without slabbing some cream cheese on it. Some may argue that butter is superior, but that’s just because they haven’t found the right cream cheese. Next time you’re at the grocery store and come across the cream cheese section you’ll see so many options from classic and whipped to dairy-free.
Depending on preferences and dietary needs, your cream cheese selection will vary. However, we’ve scoured through the shelves to find every cream cheese and rank them from worst to best in terms of nutritional value, so you can make the best choice possible.
PER 2 TBSP: 100 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 2 g protein, 50 mg calcium, 80 mg potassium
For original cream cheese, Tillamook is the worst in terms of nutrition with nearly 10 grams of fat and a low protein count.
PER 2 TBSP: 110 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein
This Publix-exclusive cream cheese has a lot of fat and saturated fat and more calories than other name brands.
PER 2 TBSP: 100 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein
Don’t let the word organic fool you. This cream cheese has 10 grams of fat per 1o-ounce serving so it’s not a low-fat item. Its sodium content isn’t too bad, which is something to consider.
PER 2 TBSP: 110 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 1 g…