Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Some Organic, Vegetarian Product Reviews

Product Reviews:

Whole Soy and Co. Soy Yogurt - recently discovered this at the store. Overall a good alternative to yogurt, which is what is currently restricting us from going vegan. They don't have too many flavor choices, but we've tried the blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla flavors and they are better than other soy yogurt brands we've tried. The vanilla so far is our least favorite, as it was kind of tangy, and the blueberry is our current top choice, which is surprising since we usually are prone to strawberry and not fond of blueberry flavored foods.

Blue Diamond Original Almond Milk - very light and nutty! It's interesting, because some cereals it tastes very good and nutty, while some cereals mask the flavor of the milk...otherwise it is so tasty and our favorite non-soy milk drink! (Although we haven't tried hemp milk yet because we can't find the brand that VeggieGirl raves about)

Amy's Tuscan Rice Soup - With brown rice, carrots, beans, celery, onions, and spinach, it was a tasty minestrone type soup, although slightly high in sodium. Good for a quick and easy meal, but would be awesome when we recreate it at home with fresh ingredients.

Kozlowski Apple Butter, no sugar added- we've tried their pumpkin butter before, and both the apple and pumpkin are so creamy, nicely spiced, and natural. We use the apple butter on English muffins, Tofurky sandwiches, rice cakes, and a lot of great snacks!

Weetabix Crispy Flakes by Barbara's Bakery - Barbara's is one of our favorite cereal brands, and this cereal is as great as the others. It is way better than Wheaties flakes, which are so thin and crumbly and get soggy fast. These are hearty, thick, and give a nice crunch.

Good Health Natural Foods, Inc. "Low Sodium Quilts crackers" - A healthy wheat cracker that isn't salty. Good with cheese alternatives or bean dip or hummus or avocado or salsa, etc! A nice choice when in the mood for healthy "triskets".

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes - these are a nice alternative to Quaker's sugar rice cakes, and they have the fiber, too! They are good as a sweet treat, for example, when spread with nut butter and apple butter. They would also be good with avocado or nutritional yeast for a savory twist.

Country Choice Oatmeal Squares- we definitely want to find out how to make these on our own! They are hearty, chewy, and good for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dessert, etc!


VeggieGirl said...

I only use WholeSoy's vanilla soy-yogurt in baking, since, on its own (as you mentioned), it IS quite "tangy." Have you tried the Pacific Foods brand of almond-milk?? It's by far my favorite brand of almond-milk out there. Ahh, I wish you could find hempmilk!! Keep looking!! haha. Or you can order it online, at www.livingharvest.com

Great product reviews!

VeggieGirl said...

P.S. - I'm OBSESSED with the Weetabix Crispy Flakes n' Fiber cereal (way more fiber and nutrients that the Weetabix Crispy Flakes!); and the Weetabix biscuit cereal