Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso had been
I have my own tried and true method for preparing multi-layered, baked vegan nachos that I adore, but I was anxious to get back into the old school swing of things with simple chips and queso. And, once the cheesy smell started permeating the air, members of the esteemed tasting panel started coming out of the woodwork.
Let's start with Food for Lovers Vegan Queso. I hate the name. Ok, perhaps it's cute that the creators love animals, food, health, the planet, and each other...but it's cheesy. Maybe that was the point? It could just be me, but who gets all swoony about love when thinking about cheese? I get swoony about cheese when thinking about cheese. Besides that, the term "lover" just conjures up a different kind of love that has nothing to do with my cheese life. But that's just one person's opinion and, admittedly, has nothing whatsoever to do with the taste.
- FFLVQ poured easily out of the jar into my microwave-safe bowl.
- For some reason, the color became significantly more appealing out of the confines of the container.
- It heated up nicely and quickly, with only a few breaks for stirring.
Onto Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso. The packaging is adorbs, but
- NMUVQ needed lots of prodding from various spatulas in order to be released from the jar. When it finally did so, it was with an unappetizing plop.
- The color seemed more appealingly cheesy within the jar; once out it came across as more artificial.
- It required a lot of heating time and the gelatinous texture made it difficult to stir easily.
At first I thought I liked FFLVQ much better (the creaminess is hard to resist), but as I
The bottom line is, the more vegan queso on the market the better. Heck, the more vegan products on the market the better. Everytime an omnivore eats something vegan they're not eating something cruel. Try them both for yourself; go ahead and share.