I was looking at cream cheeses in the grocery store and a fellow non-dairy eater said her preference is the Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese over Daiya Cream Cheese. I decided to do a side by side of Go Veggie! and Tofutti based on the fact that Go Veggie! makes a better cheese shred than Daiya.
[Update 10/21/15: Having now tried Daiya cream cheese, I can agree with that person’s assessment. It had a horrible taste and I ended up wiping it off my bagel, even after trying it twice just to be sure. Both Tofutti and Go Veggie! are much better than Daiya and in the future, I will refer to this post to remember to not buy it again! haha. ]
Let me preface this by saying I do not typically eat tofu and the only time tofu has tasted good to me has been in a tofu pumpkin pie where the tofu was hidden amoung other strong-flavored ingredients.
In a side by side comparison:
- The Go Veggie! Cream Cheese has flavor
- Not as much ‘bite’ as real cream cheese, but more than the Tofutti cream cheese
- Spreads nicely
- Has a little bit of watery layer after a few days opened in the fridge but that would happen with real cream cheese too
- Good consistency, similar to real cream cheese
- Diary free
- Gluten Free
I found the Tofutti to be the right consistency of cream cheese, but was bland in flavor and lacked the “bite” in typical cream cheeses.
On the Udi’s Gluten Free bagel, the two non-dairy cream cheeses were hard to differentiate. So if you are just looking for a product that is the consistency of real cream cheese, then either would be a viable option.