Daiya Cream Cheese Gets a Big Thumbs Down









I was SUPER excited when I first heard that Daiya introduced cream cheese style spread to their collection of products. After all, I’m a fan of their shreds and wedges.

My friend tried it, and warned me against it. I wanted to sample it for myself, though. Mostly so I could review it here. 🙂

I picked up a tub of Daiya plain cream cheese style spread on the way home today. Not a fan. I found the texture to be very sticky, and it had a strange aftertaste. It tasted and felt very artificial. There’s an odd sweetness to it that might work in frosting. I’ll give it a try, since I have the rest of the container left, and report back. For now, I’m not planning on making a repeat purchase.

Do you have a favorite cream cheese alternative?


  1. I felt the same way! I bought it recently to try it on bagels in hopes of discovering a new fave. I also liked the fact that it didn’t have palm oil in it. The texture was strange and very crumbly (almost like they packed down a bunch of Daiya shreds). I’m hoping to use mine in a mac and cheeze or something, but not spreading it like cream cheese again. A big fail. Glad to know it just wasn’t a defective container.

    Comment by Tuxedo Cat (@TuxedoCatVegan) on September 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

  2. I love Tofutti cream cheese replacement. The texture and taste is so close to the real thing, you’ll never miss cream cheese again!

    Comment by Charleen Clark on September 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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