Awani Review

Complete News World

Cheese fondue put to the test

Cheese fondue put to the test

How comforting this cheese fondue is after a lovely day out! Having lived in Switzerland, I can say that this was my favorite meal after a great day of skiing. If you share my taste for this dish, here I offer my analysis of ready-to-cook commercial cheese fondue. It's time for the test bench!

Our analysis

6 cheese fondue selections were the subject of our analysis.

The serving size is standardized to be 60 g (about 60 ml or 1/4 cup). Each serving provides:

  • Between 120 and 180 calories
  • Between 9 and 14 grams of fat, including 5 to 9 grams of saturated fat
  • Between 8 and 11 grams of protein
  • Between 270 and 440 mg of sodium
  • Between 250 and 350 mg of calcium

It becomes difficult to make a list of the best and worst options, considering that the fattier fondue is often the less salty, and vice versa. Between salt and fat, who wins?

Less fat

Authentic fondue fromalbe I got the best overall score. It is among the lowest-fat options (9 g) and contains less saturated fat (6 g) and sodium (320 mg) than average. It wins in terms of moderation in total fat, saturated fat, and sodium. However, it is among the least protein-rich types of fondue (8 g). Provides 300 mg of calcium. Sodium phosphate is found in the ingredients list.



“Photo courtesy of Isabelle Hutt”

BC Cheese Fondue It is among the options with the lowest fat content (9 g). They also contain less saturated fat (6g) and more protein (10g) than average. Its sodium content (340 mg) is slightly above average. Provides 300 mg of calcium. The ingredients list shows only one additive, sodium phosphate.

Amy's Original Cheese Fondue It is one of the options that contains the lowest percentage of fat (9 g). It also provides less saturated fat (6g) and more protein (10g) than average. However, its sodium content (360 mg) is higher than average. Its calcium content is similar to the previous options. Sodium phosphate is the only food additive mentioned in the ingredients list.



Cheese fondue with snacks on gray background

“Photo courtesy of Isabelle Hutt”

Swiss cheese fondue Les Réserves du Château It is also characterized by its moderate boldness. It is among the least rich in fat (9 g) and saturated fat (5 g). Its protein content (9 g) is similar to average. However, it contains more sodium (350 mg) than average. Like the previous choices, it provides 300 mg of calcium. Sodium phosphate is the only additive found on the ingredients list.



Cheese fondue with snacks on gray background

Photo courtesy of Isabelle Huot

Gourmet Provencal fondue with fine herbs from Fromalbe It contains less fat (10 g) and saturated fat (6 g), as well as more protein (10 g) than average. Its sodium content (340 mg) is slightly above average and it also provides 300 mg of calcium. Additives on the ingredient list include sodium phosphate and sodium hexametaphosphate.



Cheese fondue with snacks on gray background

Photo courtesy of Isabelle Huot

The original fondue of the Swiss knight It is considered one of the products least rich in saturated fats (5.3 g). It also provides less fat (9.5 g) and more calcium (316 mg) than average. On the other hand, it contains less protein (8.4 g) and more sodium (379 mg) than average. The ingredient list contains an additive: sodium phosphate.

More fat but less salt

Three Cheese Fondue from L'Isle-aux-Grues from 1001 Fondues Rich in fat (14 g) and saturated fat (9 g). Since fat provides more calories than other macronutrients, it is the most caloric type of fondue, containing 180 calories per serving. However, it is also among the richest in protein (11 g) and provides less sodium (290 mg) than the others. Other products from the same brand have similar nutritional values: richer in fat and saturated fat, but lower in sodium and richer in protein and calcium than average. All products of the brand contain the same additive, which is calcium chloride.



Cheese fondue with snacks on gray background

“Photo courtesy of Isabelle Hutt”

The saltiest

Delicious creamy fondue from Fromalbe It is richest in sodium (440 mg) and least rich in protein (8 g) and calcium (250 mg). However, it is also one of the options that is lower in fat (9g) and saturated fat (5g). We note the presence of sodium phosphate in the list of ingredients.



Cheese fondue with snacks on gray background

“Photo courtesy of Isabelle Hutt”

Swiss Appenzeller Fondue It is one of the lesser options rich in protein (8 g) and calcium (250 mg). It is also the second richest in sodium (400 mg). However, it is lower in fat (10 grams) and saturated fat (6 grams) than average. In addition, it contains sodium phosphate as the only additive.

♦ To boost the nutritional value of this cheesy meal, consider adding vegetables that will be delicious covered in melted cheese (cauliflower, broccoli, and potatoes in particular).

♦ For more nutritional tips, visit: isabellehuot.com