Daiya Cheezy Cheddar Mac – Tue-Review

Before I went vegan, mac and cheese was a fairly large part of my life. I should also mention that I didn’t have the best diet either (not that I have a perfect diet now!) I do eat cheese still from time to time (probably once a week max), but I only eat it on certain things. If I had to choose between vegan mac and cheese or vegan pizza (and having the other with cheese) I’d choose to have the mac and cheese vegan, and the pizza with cheese. Cheese pizza = my kryptonite. But I digress….

I have made my own mac and cheese in the past, and it was pretty darn good, but it required a lot of time and effort. I had seen a few different options at my local organic grocer, but none of them really jumped out at me.

I saw this daiya mac and cheese on instagram, and just a few short weeks later, I turned the corner and there it was. Before I knew what was happening, it was already in my hands. “I’ve GOTTA try this!” I thought – and promptly threw it in my cart. Without further ado, my thoughts…


Daiya Cheezy Cheddar Mac

Pros:

  • Easy to cook
  • Easily two servings, though the box states it’s 3.
  • Gluten-Free
  • “Cheeze” is already soft and ready to mix in, no powder or water required.
  • Pretty darn tasty! Very similar to what I remember Velveeta mac and cheese to be.
  • Three flavour options (cheddar, mozzarella/white, and cheddar with veg in it already).
  • My fiancé didn’t like it – which means more for me next time. 😛

Neutral:

  • About the same price as when compared with other vegan mac and cheese.

Cons:

  • A bit pricy when compared with non-vegan mac and cheese (for those of you who aren’t vegan)
  • My fiancé didn’t like it that much, he said it was too sticky and plastic-y.
  • If one were to go on a binge eat and eat this whole box, it’s NINE HUNDRED CALORIES! Even half the box is 450 calories, which is how much I ate. I don’t usually pay attention to the calories, but more to the overall nutrition (and most things I eat don’t have labels since they are whole foods), but I will say I certainly wouldn’t make a habit of eating this more than once in a while.
Verdict: 4 stars! A worthwhile try for both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Makes for a great splurge meal. 🙂

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Originally posted February 16/16.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Amber says:

    I’m not gonna lie, I love this for a once in a while comfort food option. I put a little garlic powder and some sea salt and I swear it’s better than I remember craft mac and cheese! (Okay, I haven’t had it in a while so I probably don’t remember it very well…) I’ve also had the Amy’s vegan macaroni and cheese which I liked and is much more nutritious, but doesn’t taste as much like “real” mac and cheese. Have you tried it?

    1. Sam says:

      I haven’t tried amy’s yet! It always looks good when I see it in the store – but I haven’t given it a chance just yet.
      That sounds amazing!!! 🙂 I like to add a lot of nutritional yeast to make things cheeeeesy. 😀

      1. Amber says:

        Oooo I’m gonna try adding more nutritional yeast and see how that goes!

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