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Apr 19, 2012 01:52 PM

For vegans missing cheese...

Try Nacho Mom's nacho sauces (3 varieties). No soy, no weird ingredients, and very tasty. I like to nuke a small bowl of it to dip pretzels in. It's also great heated up with a can of Rotel tomatoes for a spicy dip or pasta sauce.

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  1. Sounds good! Do you find it in local stores or mail-order it?

    I tried to Google it and couldn't find it at first. Turns out it's really "Nacho Mom's". Might want to edit your post so people can find it more easily.

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    1. re: chompy

      I ordered it online, then took it to the person who manages our co-op to taste. The co-op now stocks it. (Thanks for the heads-up on the misspelling.)

    2. I'm sad that "Play Food" (run by some friends of a former roommate, who later split up) seems to be defunct, and at least isn't widely available.

      They had the best cheese for both nachos and for grilled cheese. It was a squeeze bottle type cheese, made with raw cashews and some seasonings, and they really nailed the flavor.

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      1. re: will47

        Playfood was fabulous. some guy doing a demo at Erewhon one day insisted that i try every flavor, and basically fed me my lunch in samples :) i ended up buying two different kinds, and i was hooked. so sad when it disappeared.

        BUT, i did find this:

        i wonder if they really do still carry it in bulk - perhaps a few people can go in on an order. heck, i'll gladly do it when i get back to LA! might be worth an e-mail...

      2. Vegans missing cheese could also try Daiya, which is not soy-based.

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        1. re: JanetG

          I love Daiya! It's really good for grilled cheese, as well as pizza.

          1. re: marietinn

            Yeah, Daiya is delicious. There is a place by me that makes a fantastic vegan meatball parm with lots of gooey daiya - I'm not even a vegetarian - and I can eat the hell out of that thing.

            1. re: prunefeet

              Where is this place and what is it called?

        2. I appreciate that you refer to the Nacho Mom's products as "sauces," as I find their use of the word, "queso," which of course is the word for "cheese," to be not only deceptive to non-label readers - there are still many people who do not - but insulting, as well, and rather cheeky given their fine, but ironic advice to read labels:
          It's all right, then, to call your product cheese when it is not cheese?

          The product may well be delicious, but the company should call it a "sauce," or some such, as you have done.

          1. Good to know! Thanks for the tip. I love Vegan Gourmet's nacho cheese flavor (rice cheese) but can never find it. I'll have to see if our local co-op has Nacho Mom's sauces.