Personally, I have always been a fan of Philadelphia cream cheese. So I wanted to try this spinach and artichoke cream cheese spread to see how well it carried on the tradition of Philadelphia cream cheese. But I was quite disappointed. I tried using it both as a topping for bagels and as a topping for crackers on a meat/cheese/cracker tray. It had a nice consistency and texture, very similar to regular cream cheese. It was easy to spread over the crackers and bagels. But both times, I was very disappointed in the taste. It just had an odd and unpleasant taste that also left a very bad aftertaste in the mouth. It didn't taste much like artichoke or spinach or a combination of the two. I could identify the normal cream cheese taste, but the other flavors mixed in did not provide a good mixture at all. When using something like cream cheese, I am looking to enjoy a good taste rather than find nutritional benefit, since it is not very healthy. So the one thing I was looking for was good taste, and this didn't measure up. I don't plan to buy it again.