Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tofutti Premium Milk Free
Frozen Dessert - Vanilla

It's been a long time since I've had the misfortune to try a non-dairy dessert, but for the good of all the people who can't have dairy, I offer up my horribly biased opinion of Tofutti.

That's right my fellow ice cream lovers, there is Tofutti in my freezer. As the name implies, there is Tofu in this treat, but don't fret just yet. The dessert is actually water, sugar, corn oil, corn syrup solids, soy protein, TOFU, cocoa butter, etc etc. So tofu is just part of the equation and not the whole thing. The good news here is there is no brown rice syrup and no tapioca syrup.

Now there are 6 flavors in all, though the Shaws I went to this morning only had the Vanilla flavor. We cracked open the container this afternoon and it looks kinda weird. It's a little disconcerting but no matter, we need to investigate.

I took a big spoon and tried a bite. Hmmm. I took a second bite. Hmmmm. I dumped a few small spoonfuls into a tiny bowl and began to dig in. It's weird, very weird, but it's way better than that So Delicious junk. It has a very potent smell, but it matches the taste. The best way I can describe it is that it tastes like frozen vanilla cake batter. And it's not mild either, it's a full on, full tilt, full throttle, pedal to the metal, batter flavor that is assaulting my senses.

Hmmmm, maybe that is the Tofutti plan. You are so thrown off by the flavor that it's hard to focus on texture and creaminess. It makes sense really. At least they are trying, and that's always appreciated.

It's no ice cream, but I'm curious to see how a few bites will taste after I've had more time to reflect on what I've tried. We'll leave the final verdict to the second scoop.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

When I was younger my Mom started buying this and I assumed it was just a new type of ice cream and would happily eat it whenever it was around. I never really thought about where it got its name and I was not yet at the age where I even noticed nutrition facts or ingredients. One day she made the mistake of mentioning that this was "healthy" because it was made with Tofu instead of milk. After that I refused to eat it anymore and while I actually enjoy Tofu now, I still have not had any Tofutti since I was a kid.