Vegan Caramel, Frozen Pizza, Sheese, And Hickory Spread
Last month I placed an order full of fun, new-to-me goodies from Vegan Essentials, and although I took photos, the goods are long consumed and I’ve yet to do any reviews. So I thought rather than make a bunch of little posts, I’d just make one big review-ish post!
I was drawn to the Vegan Caramel Sensation Bar because not only was I craving some good vegan caramel, I had a bad experience making my own. To sum up my thoughts, this was the best caramel I’ve ever had! Okay, that isn’t very helpful, and to be fair I haven’t tried any of the other most popular vegan caramels on the market, but it was firm, sweet, and “buttery” with a creamy thin chocolate coating. I’d definitely pick up another one of these sweet treats, and hey, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, quaintly wrapped chocolate-covered caramel is always far better than a glittery card.
I had been hearing rave reviews about Rossini’s gourmet vegan pizzas, too, so I finally bought one. Frozen pizza is just one of those things that makes me think, “Aww, I miss college,” and while they’re definitely delicious and convenient to have around, I can whip up a homemade pizza in just a little more time than the frozen, so I can’t say these are my thing. But if the phrase “whip up a homemade pizza” just made you groan, I would still recommend the Rossini’s frozen pizzas. You could even add your own vegetable toppings and call it semi-homemade!
Sheese was one of those “not what I expected, but not bad either” items. I ordered blue style and strong cheddar, and even though they say it can be sliced and eaten straight or on crackers, I wouldn’t suggest it. The cheddar is good, however, shredded for tacos or a pasta topping, and the blue style is fantastic in a salad! I can’t say I’ll be buying it again, but Sheese isn’t something I can find locally, so I’m glad I tried it out just for the sake of knowing.
Lastly, something I absolutely loved: We Can’t Say It’s Cheese Spread! I ordered the hickory, and it’s the only flavor I’ve tried, but I definitely want to try the others. This spread reminded me of cheeseballs or spreads my mom would put out as holiday appetizers when I was a kid. The texture was smooth and the flavor rich and smoky. I would put this cheeseless spread out at a party full of nonvegans without hesitation. In fact, this would be perfect for “the big game” this weekend. If We Can’t Say It’s Cheese is sold in your area, I’m jealous!
Wow, that’s a lot of processed vegan food for one post!
Have you tried any of the products I mentioned above? What were your thoughts?