Follow Your Heart, makers of the delicious Vegan Gourmet Cheese, have released Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese!
The new vegan cream cheese hit store shelves not long ago. I was shopping at PCC, my local co-op, a few days ago and noticed the container right next to Tofutti's Better Than Cream Cheese. Tofutti is in for some fierce competition!
Here's how they compare:
Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
Ingredients: Water, expeller processed natural oil blend (soybean, palm fruit and olive), maltodexterin, soy protein, tofu, nondairy lactic acid, organic sugar, blend of natural gums (locust bean, guar, cellulose, xanthan and carrageenan), vegetable mono and diglycerides, salt.
Price: ~ $3.50
Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese
Ingredients: Filtered water, org. palm fruit oil, org. soybean oil, inulin (chicory root extract), org. soybeans, soy protein, org. agave syrup, sea salt, org. soy protein, lactic acid, org. rice starch, org. lemon juice concentrate, natural flavor, org. locust bean gum, xanthan gum.
Price: ~ $3.50
Notice the organic ingredients in Follow Your Heart's product. The Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese is 76% organic.
The taste is very similar, though I think I may slightly prefer Tofutti because I've been eating it for years and am used to it.
Here are the reasons I'll be switching to Vegan Gourmet:
- Vegan company
- Organic ingredients
- No need to worry about hydrogenated oil (Tofutti currently sells one version with hydrogenated oil and one without...stupid)
- About the same cost
I highly recommend trying the new vegan cream cheese for yourself. Tofutti is not a vegan company and does not make the healthiest products.
If you can't find it in a store near you, you can buy it on their website.
I welcome Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese and will be using it as my cream cheese substitute from now on.