Daiya Plain Cream Cheese

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Daiya Plain Cream Cheese

Daiya Plain Cream Cheese

Deliciously dairy free
New to the Daiya family is a line of soy-free vegan cream cheese. With it’s cute and attractive packaging, Daiya cream cheese spread is a great new non-dairy cream cheese alternative. I have not had the chance to bake with it yet, but I’m sure it would do well in a cheese cake or especially in cream cheese icing. I find that Daiya cream cheese is less sweet than Yoso cream cheese, which makes it great to use in more savory dishes. It also has no pesky soy flavour like other non-dairy cream cheese which gives it a leg up on the competition. Welcome to the occasional purchase rotation Daiya cream cheese, it’s nice to have you here.

soy free
peanut free

Made in a plant free of animal ingredients, milk, egg, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts (excluding coconut)
$6.42 in Whitehorse, Yukon

Have you ever made your own vegan cream cheese?

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My name is Dana Hart. I am an anthropology student and traveller. Veganism is a passion I have discovered in the past few years, and the more I learn, the more I love. While I prefer to make vegan creations in my kitchen, I am often busy with school or traveling across the country and need food on the road. What Vegans Eat is my project to share my passion for vegan food with other vegans and the world.

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  1. Suzanne

    I usually only eat cream cheese substitute when halving salmon and capers with bagels. This is NOT the choice for that. The tapioca has a hint of sweet that is not paired well with smoked salmon.
    For lox and bagels I heartily suggest Tofutti brand which is the perfect consistency and the right flavour.

    1. Post author
      What Vegans Eat

      Thanks for your comment Suzanne! I’ve never tried vegan cream cheese on salmon, but that is good to know for other readers. Did you find that the Tofutti brand was better than the Daiya brand on salmon?

  2. Mara

    I bought the chive flavor, and was NOT a fan. I had to throw away the pack after one use. I found that it was too sweet, and there was just something that tasted off. I much prefer the Vegan Gourmet brand, which I have often on a bagel with tomato and cucumber for lunch 🙂

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      Dana Hart

      Thanks for sharing! I like the Tofutti and Daiya cream cheeses, but they can be too sweet. I’ll have to try the Vegan Gourmet brand! Sometimes I think that cream cheese was made just for bagels and cucumber…

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