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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:59 pm 
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I bought the provolone slices yesterday! Husband really disliked them (and he likes Daiya shreds) but I thought they were good! Kind of sharp tasting? I don't remember what provolone tastes like but I don't think this is similar at all. Anyway, they were awesome in a grilled cheese -- very melty and gooey!. I used three slices and my stomach got pretty upset, maybe from the richness, so I've settled on 2 slices per sandwich instead.

I'm sorta tempted to try the Swiss but I *hated* dairy Swiss so I'm afraid if there's even a hint of that flavor I'll have wasted my money.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Oh and I forking hate frozen pizzas that you have to cook just putting on your oven rack, I don't have anything to get that shiitake out of there and the middle fell through a little on this one. Nothing disastrous, but more of a mess than I wanted.


Use a baking sheet! They're perfect, as long as you have one that doesn't have a lip on all sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:42 am 
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These finally came to my town! Only the swiss though, it seems. Still, I used to love me some swiss, so I picked them up and have been making grilled cheeses with them. I like them a lot! They're pretty mild, but I do detect that back of the tongue slightly sweet tang that I remember swiss cheese having. But what I really want to use them for is a reuben pizza.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:05 am 
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I tried the provolone slices. I thought they tasted slightly too sweet, so I won't buy them again. Strangely, the one thing I found them to be delicious on was banana pecan waffles.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:34 pm 
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I got the swiss andI like them much better than I expected. A littletoo tangy but reasonably like swiss. Good on grilled cheese.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:37 pm 
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I bought swiss today, going to try it later. Also bought galaxy shreds for a pizza I'm making. I'm going to declare my like of galaxy over daiya officially for mozzarella shreds.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:09 am 
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I tried the swiss, not a fan but I expected to be disappointed. I used to eat swiss cold though, never melted. Once I realized it wasn't going to work as a good regular sandwich addition unmelted, I heated it to melt it in my sandwich. I don't think it tasted bad with everything else in my sandwich but I also don't think it really added anything. I'm not sure if I'll eat more of the pack or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I tried the provolone today. I don't love it but I don't hate it. Cold it is a weird texture. I thought it was okay melted on crackers with salsa on top (my favorite middle school days after school snack).

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Everything other than provolone was sold out at my WF, so I bought provolone. It was, as mentioned, fairly sweet, but when on a sammich with other toppings and some zesty mustard, it worked out well. I like it melted. It's not a favorite, but it is a nice option to have.

I still definitely want to try the other slices!

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:02 pm 
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The only daiya product I've really disliked before is the pepperjack, and I HATE the new slices. They taste kinda musty to me. And, no, they weren't spoiled.

I tried the plain cream cheese this week and it's ok. I don't have to run out and get another one right away. Plain, it's sharper than remember cream cheese being, but with a little jelly on it, it's pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:22 pm 
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I got provolone and I'm not looking forward to eating the other 9 slices in the package. I love the shreds and wedges, but this stuff is gloopy, drippy, overly sweet, and tastes kind of like strawberry cream cheese in a bad way.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:38 pm 
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I finally got my hands on the provolone slices thanks to my wonderful spouse. It's ok. It's not that good by itself. It's got a bit of an aftertaste, and yeah, it's too sweet. But it does add something on a sandwich with lots of other stuff. I won't have a problem working through the package, but the shreds and especially the wedges are much better. This is a step down for Daiya. I hope the other slices are better, or they plan on reformulating and coming out with a new and improved version of the slices.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:50 pm 
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I've got two packs of slices and they will expire soonish, but I'm afraid to try them. I make no sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:03 pm 
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You are afraid to try them? Why? They aren't great, but they aren't the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. I don't think they made it 30 seconds into my house before I tried them. Trying new things is the most fun, even when they turn out to be not that great. Try them first on something else and not just plain if you are really scared. Which flavor(s) do you have?

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Because I'm silly. I've got swiss and provolone.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:08 pm 
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I liked the swiss in a grilled cheese with tomato slices and some dijon mustard.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Lavawich, I guess you could line up something to spit into and a glass of water to swish with and a piece of chocolate to shove in your mouth to make it all ok if it is super nasty. Are you afraid it is going to be that gross (it really isn't. it's way less gross than lots of other vegan cheese.) or are you afraid of the disappointment if it isn't amazing? It's not amazing. Daiya has under done themselves. But it isn't going to poison you. It probably wont even traumatize you. And you have the Swiss and I don't. I soooooo wish I could try the Swiss right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
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I actually can't tell you why I'm being silly!

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Hmm. This is very interesting. Are you often cautious about trying new things? Or is this a special situation?

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:44 pm 
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No, I'm just silly sometimes. I actually usually like trying new things. There really isn't a rhyme or reason except maybe I've been feeling low for the past couple months and tend to retreat back to eating/doing the same things over and over. Actually, now that you've forced me into self analysis, that could be it! I think I've only eaten boca chikn sandwiches, edamame salad, and hummus quesadillas for the past month. And chocolate.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:20 pm 
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lavawitch wrote:
I actually can't tell you why I'm being silly!


I'm not sure why you're being silly, but know that you're not alone. Although I have tried the cheddar and provolone slices, I'm still too afraid to try the swiss! I don't get it. I mean, I've already taken the plunge with the other two flavors, and it was all good. Sure, they weren't perfect, but if you throw them in sandwiches with other stuff they're not too bad. But with the swiss, I dunno. Maybe it totally is the fear of being let down. I guess I have high hopes for the swiss.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:29 pm 
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I'm trying to remember what I did with actual swiss and am drawing a blank. As a kid, I loathed swiss cheese with every fiber of my being, then suddenly that switched off one day and it became my favorite cheese. I missed it madly for the first while of being vegan, but now can't even remember what I did with the stuff.

Funny how that happens.

I guess we need a plan! How thick are the slices? I've always preferred super thin slices.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:47 pm 
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I like the thin slices too. I don't know what the Daiya ones are like, but the provolone slices are decently thick, I think.

I think swiss always went well with quiche, so there's that. Also, isn't mushroom and swiss supposed to be a good combination? Like on a veggie burger, maybe? It sounds like it'd be good.

The main thing I remember doing with swiss was putting it on Monte Cristos. I love me a Monte Cristo. Maybe that'll be my gateway into the Daiya swiss. If I ever get over the irrational fear, that is.


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Oh that sounds good! Grilled portobello sliders with swiss and bbq sauce or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Slices!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:19 am 
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I mixed the swiss with some Boca crumbles, portobellas, onions, rice and some spices, then baked the whole mess. It was pretty good and really satisfied my craving for comfort food. My boy and I also scooped some of the 'shroom mixture off the rice and plopped it on a bun for a sloppy sandwich, and it was even better!


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