Vegan Cream Cheese...divine!
Updated: Apr 14
When I was in middle school, my mother would often take me to breakfast at Blocks Bagels in Bexley! My order never changed...an everything bagel toasted with EXTRA cream cheese and pickles...mmmmmm...delicious! I wanted the cream cheese as thick as the employees would allow! I preferred to see my full teeth marks in the cream cheese while I was enjoying my breakfast...hehehehe! Back in the day, this was my favorite location to eat out! I've always been a cheap date!
Thirteen years ago, I went full on Dairy Free and you can read all about that here on my blog! I've missed the taste of Dairy ever since as it was previously my favorite food group!
Over the past thirteen years, I've fallen in love with a variety of Sweetened Milk Alternatives; almond, cashew, hazelnut, walnut, pecan, coconut, rice, hemp, and oat, to name a few! All of which I actually prefer over cows milk! In 2019, I fell in love with Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese, which I also prefer over cheese made from cows milk!
February & March 2020, marked my first experimentations with Vegan Cream Cheese products and I've been pleasantly surprised, to say the least!
Unfortunately, I can't bring back by favorite breakfast from back in the day. I've yet to find a wonderful New York Style, Gluten Free Bagel, that would compare to my Bexley Blocks experience! If you have any recommendations, please send them my way! I truly look forward to the day I get to experience a delicious New York Style, Gluten Free Bagel!
Thankfully, I do love crackers and there are wonderful Gluten Free Crackers on market!
Without further ado, let me introduce to you, my new favorite snack...
Vegan Cream Cheese & Jelly Crackers!
absolutely gluten free ORIGINAL flatbread + 100% Vegan ORIGINAL CREAM CHEESE by Violife + Bonne Maman INTENSE Strawberry Fruit Spread! I'm also looking forward to trying their INTENSE Apricot in the near future! All of these products can be found at Whole Foods, Publix, and Amazon if you prefer a personal shopper!
I also really enjoy EVERYTHING VEGAN CREAM CHEESE BY kite hill, which can be purchased at Meijer and on Amazon! I recently used this product when making Nube Bread! My all-time favorite bread recipe, which belongs to you!
IMPERIAL Peaches & Cardamom with Saffron & Candied Ginger FRUIT PRESERVES by BLACK RADISH CREAMERY, proudly made in Granville, Ohio, is also EPIC by my standards! Their FRUIT PRESERVES should be easy to find around Ohio and can also be ordered online for ease!
Now I know what you're thinking! Thirteen years is a very very long time to go without and maybe I don't really know what I'm talking about regarding appropriate substitutions to the original dairy based cream cheeses! Anticipating this reaction, I offered these vegan cream cheese products to six individuals who do consume dairy based cream cheeses regularly and they were all astonished at the natural appearance, texture, and flavor of my vegan cream cheese offerings! Additionally, noting that they planned on purchasing these vegan products moving forward in place of their regular cream cheeses made from cows milk! I rest my case here!
I hang my hat up to these companies for bring cream cheese back into my life! I salute the other individuals out there following a similar way of eating, which put a demand on companies to create such products! I would not be here enjoying my new favorite snack, if not for you!
May everything that touches your tongue be defined as divine!
Peace, Love, & Everlasting Protection!