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Adventures of a recipe tinkerer and food explorer

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Vegan cream cheese (Tofutti vs Wayfare vs Miyoko’s)


Product: Wayfare Vegan Cream Cheese

Found At: Lucky’s
Buy again: Yes
Recommend to friends: Yes.

  • Tastes good
  • Good texture

There are certain cream cheeses that I’m familiar with on the west coast and on a visit to the east coast I was faced with a sea of unfamiliar cream cheeses. So I picked up Wayfare cream cheese and was pleasantly surprised. It was more on the tart side than any other vegan cream cheese I’ve tried.

Wayfare on a NY bagel (non-gluten free)


Product: Tofutti Vegan Cream Cheese

Found At: Safeway
Buy again: Yes
Recommend to friends: Yes.

  • Tastes good
  • Good texture

Tofutti on a BFree bagel (gluten free)


Product: Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese

Found At: Sprouts
Buy again: No.
Recommend to friends: No.

Not good. Couldn’t finish it. The texture was weird and the flavor was off. People online seem to like it through.

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Wow Chocolate Brownie (Gluten Free)

The best gluten free brownies I’ve found have been the ones I make at home because the pre-packaged ones just fall a little short. The Wow brand chocolate brownies are no exception.

Product: Wow Chocolate Brownie (Wheat Free and Gluten Free)
What I paid: $2.99 @ New Leaf Market
Buy again: Maybe
Recommend to friends: Yes, if they don’t want to make their own

  •  These have chocolate chips inside
  • A little grainy
  • Good amount of chocolate so would satisfy the chocolate cravings
  • Not dairy free
  • Good portion size

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Earth Balance Buttery Vegan Flavor Popcorn


One thing that’s difficult to find is a dairy free buttery popcorn. Earth Balance makes a butter substitute which has good taste, so it’s no surprise that their popcorn is a good alternative to real butter popcorn.

Product: Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Flavor Popcorn
Price: $??
Buy again: Yes
Recommend to friends: Yes

  • Light
  • Buttery
  • Not “drenched” in oil/butter like theater popcorn
  • Didn’t go stale after opening the package
  • Dairy free!



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All But Gluten – Gluten Free Brownies

All But Gluten – A New Brand of Gluten Free Products

There is a new brand of gluten free products in the grocery stores. This Indiana brand has made it’s mark and it’s way all the way to the west coast.

20140129-080554.jpgProduct: Gluten Free Brownies by All But Gluten
What I paid: $5.79
Buy again: Yes and I’d like to try there other products
Recommend to friends: Yes

  • North American made
  • Chocolaty
  • Comparable to the brownie bites other brands make
  • They are on the dryer side of the brownie spectrum
  • They crumble easily (see photo below) – great as a chocolate crumble over fresh strawberries
  • The texture is has a slight grainy feel but can be chalked up to dryness and not the ingredients

Crumbles easily


Made in Indiana and Canada

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Sunflourbaking Gluten Free Gingerbread Boy

Sunflourbaking Gluten Free Gingerbread BoyProduct: Sunflourbaking Gluten Free Gingerbread Boy
What I paid: $??
Buy again: Yes
Recommend to friends: Yes

This gingerbread cookie from sunflourbaking was a random purchase in a local shop in Carmel, CA along Ocean Ave.

  • Comes in a sealed package
  • Moist, even two days after purchase
  • Large portion!
  • A little crumbly but that’s to be expected from a GF cookie
  • Great flavors
  • Was not in the shape of a gingerbread man but just a large thick round cookie

I’m curious about which ingredients in the cookie makes it a complete protein.

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Synder’s Gluten Free Pretzels

Product: Synder’s Gluten Free Pretzels
What I paid: $5 @ Farm Fresh To You in the Ferry Building, $3 @ Nob Hill Foods
Buy again: Yes
Recommend to friends: Yes

Wow. These are worth the $5 for an 8oz bag. They have the taste and texture of gluten-filled pretzels. And they have that Snyder’s characteristic taste. Great plain and would be great with peanut butter or dipped in chocolate.

It’s wonderful to be able to eat pretzels again!

[Edit: I found these for $3 via Google Shopping Express and Nob Hill Foods]