For vegans missing cheese...
- pikawicca Apr 19, 2012 01:52 PM
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.
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. http://laist.com/2007/01/12/taran_noa...
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.
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: http://www.earthlygourmet.com/product...
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...
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: http://fatgoblin.com/A_Queso_Comparis...
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.
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.