Tofutti Better Pecan
Milk Free Premium Frozen Dessert
It really wasn't until a recent episode of The Nosh Show in which they were mentioned that I even had thought about their existence. The next day I found myself in the Niskayuna Co-Op and wouldn't you know it, they stock the majority of Tofutti's pint flavors. I easily opted to grab their Butter... I mean Better Pecan flavor for obvious reasons.
Being that there's no description, I really can't bash them for any of the usual things I find offensive when it comes to a Butter Pecan flavor. Removing the lid and things look actually pretty good. There are some pecans and what looks to be some sort of swirl. Digging in, this stuff is actually pretty good. To say I'm shocked right now would be an understatement.
The base flavor doesn't remind me of anything reminiscent of Butter Pecan or pecans in general. There's almost a whipped cream type flavor going on. That actually works fine because the texture is similar to cool whip as well. It's not creamy so to say but it's not frozen dairy dessert airy either. It's actually quite enjoyable to me.
Now on to that swirl I saw earlier. Well that's what really won me over actually. It's full of brown sugar and butter pecan flavor. Mixed with the cool whip like base, there's a pecan pie vibe here. I want to see other companies make a swirl like this because it's pretty awesome. The texture of it is hard to describe. It's kind of crunchy at times but gooey at others. Think of it as a runny but crunchy peanut butter if you will.
Add in the pecans that are already in the base and you get one of the better non dairy desserts I have ever had. All these years of avoiding Tofutti might have been for nothing. Looks like I'll be trying more of their pints out in the future!
Verdict? Pecan pie... for vegans... that's actually good!
Buy Again? After I try some other flavors.