Oh man, this is the good stuff. Yes, it is more expensive than a box of Kraft Dinner but it is so worth it when you are craving those cheesy noodles.
You won’t feel like a total shitbag after indulging either cause guess what – these are made with brown rice noodles, they’re gluten free (if you’re into that), lower calorie than KD and you’ll get the same amount of calcium without any dairy. Amazing. Though let’s be honest it’s still not healthy.
Okay so Daiya isn’t for everyone but I really like this cheezy mac. I haven’t quite reached the level of making my own vegan cheese (yet) so this is perfect for me. The box comes with a bag of noodles and a squeezable package of gooey cheese mix. It can’t get any easier – you boil and drain the noodles and squeeze in the sauce and you’re good to go.
I threw in a spicy Mexican Chipotle flavoured Field Roast sausage and had myself a perfect lazy dinner.
I will totally be buying these Daiya Cheezy Macs again – I found these at the Sobeys in my neighbourhood, which was just revamped and now carries a lot of vegan snacks and products.
I know some people are put off by the ‘mouthfeel’ of Daiya cheese. To be honest, yes it can be slightly (and I do mean slightly) stickier-feeling. Yes, it’s not the EXACT same taste as dairy cheese – but to me that’s okay. You have to try it for yourself and see if you like it before judging it! I would definitely recommend it, but a person who is really specific about the texture of their food might not like it.
Why not give it a shot and see what vegan cheeses you like and don’t like? Personally I like this one for a dead-easy lazy dinner. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!