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 Post subject: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:00 am 
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I didn't see a thread already, so...
I found it at my Whole Foods today! Got the chive & onion. So far, pretty happy with it. Texture is good, onion flavor is pretty mild. At first there is a slight sweetness to it that I didn't love, but after a few bites of my bagel I didn't notice it.
Will definitely try the other flavors. Happy to have a non-soy option to buy!


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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Oh that sounds promising! I don't really like the toffutti or galaxy kind, and I love bagels and cream cheese.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:49 pm 
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I tried the plain this weekend and to me it tasted like a spreadable version of their jack cheese. While not what I was expecting, it is still yummy and a new step for vegan cream cheeses!
I plan on trying the other flavors soon


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:06 pm 
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So does it taste cream cheesey? At least to me, tofutti tastes a little like cream cheese. I guess my question is, did you think it's better than tofutti?

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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Yes, better than tofutti!


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Intriguing!

I tried the Strawberry Galaxy at VVC and was surprised how much I liked it. I had tried the TJ's re-branded stuff in the past and meh.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:15 pm 
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blackfrancis wrote:
I tried the plain this weekend and to me it tasted like a spreadable version of their jack cheese. While not what I was expecting, it is still yummy and a new step for vegan cream cheeses!
I plan on trying the other flavors soon

I agree! I wasn't expecting it to taste like that, but it is pretty yummy.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:24 am 
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I've tried the onion and chive, and I was not crazy about it. The taste was very cheesy, not as mellow as I remember cream cheese, and I thought the consistency was just a bit too thick and sticky. It wasn't bad, and I would easily buy it again if it were my only option, but I didn't love it. I preferred it over Tofutti, but I'm still in the FYH Vegan Gourmet camp. I want to try the plain and strawberry varieties before I come to a solid conclusion.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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Did you find this at the Washtenaw or Eisenhower location? I'm going to be in Ann Arbor this weekend, but don't think I'll have time to swing by both stores to check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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It sounds like it's definitely worth a taste! We finally got the shreds here, so I'm hoping we get the cream cheese by the end of this decade...


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 am 
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gaia13 wrote:
Did you find this at the Washtenaw or Eisenhower location? I'm going to be in Ann Arbor this weekend, but don't think I'll have time to swing by both stores to check it out.

Eisenhower.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:52 am 
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Does it taste like Daiya? Like sweet dirty feet?


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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vijita wrote:
Does it taste like Daiya? Like sweet dirty feet?


I don't mind the Daiya shreds but I picked up the chive cream cheese and found your description of the flavor unfortunately spot-on. I hated the consistency - very sticky and pasty. Trying to put it on crackers resulted in a lot of broken crackers.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:13 pm 
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I had a little bit leftover of the plain today and decided to use it in cream cheese frosting.
I don't think it will be my go-to cream cheese for frosting, as it had more of an unpleasant, pungent, cheesy taste to it, rather than a sweet cheesy frosting.

Not sure if that really made sense, but basically I wouldn't recommend it for frosting, maybe it would be better in cheesecake though!


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:31 pm 
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I bought the plain, and I like it. The very first taste reminded me of cream cheese frosting, probably because there is agave syrup in it, but that sensation went away quickly and it tasted just like dirty feet the way cream cheese is supposed to. ;)

I like it better than Toffutti as a spread, for sure. It tastes more like real cream cheese to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:37 pm 
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can anyone vouch for the strawberry? i was a huge fan of strawberry dairy cream cheese.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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biorobotics wrote:
can anyone vouch for the strawberry? i was a huge fan of strawberry dairy cream cheese.



It's good! My whole family tried it, even my omni mom, and everybody thought it was great. The texture is a bit thicker and less easy to spread than dairy cream cheese, but the taste is right on.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:42 pm 
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I tried the plain today -- it tasted buttery to me, and not tangy at all. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't what I was hoping for.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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the strawberry has come into my possession, and it's pretty alright. i wouldn't buy it regularly, but my sister-in-law bought some for our day at the beach a few days ago, and gave me the rest. it doesn't taste like dairy strawberry cream cheese (a bit more sweet and strawberry-y than cream cheese-y), but it's different and good in its own way. worth trying.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:16 am 
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I definitely like Tofutti better. The Daiya is a bit too thick and sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:22 am 
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I was so excited to find new cheeses at the store the other day!

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The Nutty Cow (glad my husband is deployed and can't make sarcastic comments about the purchase of 'nut cheese'!) also came in ricotta style and some savory herb type one I forgot. It's essentially cashew ricotta with sweet rather than savory flavors. I like it, but I also feel like I could make my own with ingredients around the house in about five minutes.

The Daiya strawberry was interesting to behold:

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At first I thought I'd gotten a moldy batch because of the weird greenish flecks in it (and daiya shreds are notorious among..me...for getting moldy unless I store them in the freezer), but they don't taste moldy, and they're all through the stuff, so I think it's supposed to be that way. It was a bit sweet, did not capture the tartness of strawberries, but what I really think will keep me from buying it again is the texture. I just like the tofutti better.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
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i am sad that this cream cheese isn't getting better reviews. I really don't like Tofutti. I remember cream cheese being really tart and almost sour and Tofutti is just too sweet. So, if this stuff is even sweeter, that is no bueno!

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:30 pm 
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In general I would say most dairy alternatives tend to be too forking sweet for my taste. It's frustrating. This is why I still buy Follow Your Heart mozz for a lot of applications - I find the mellowly sour taste so much nicer than the Daiya.


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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:10 pm 
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This just tasted chemically to me! The texture wasn't really creamy or fluffy enough, either. I prefer Tofutti and even Galaxy to this CC. I didn't try the strawberry, though, just the other two.

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 Post subject: Re: Daiya Cream Cheese
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I just had the chive one on a bagel, and I pretty much hated every bite. (But I still ate the whole thing).

I love Tofutti, though, and this is nothing like Tofutti, if that helps anyone. Thick, sticky, and leaves a slimy aftertaste in your mouth. Yes, that's what she said.

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