Philadelphia cream cheese- one of a kind
No matter how hard they try, Israel does not have a replacement for cheam cheese. “Gvinat shamenet” just doesn’t cut it. Cheesecake here is a sorry affair, too wet and not nearly as firm as it should be. Holy Bagel carries “gvinat shamenet” and “gvinat philadelphia”. Once a year for Shavuot I suck it up and buy it- I don’t usually ask visitors to bring perishable items.
Yisrael HaYom confirmed today what we all knew- another outrageous price. For a 226 grams package, you will pay:
United States- 9.2 shekels
England- 7.9 shekels
Israel- 19 shekels