March 23, 2012

National Chip and Dip Day

"Dip is defined based on its ability to maintain contact with its transport mechanism over three feet of white carpet." - Alton Brown

It's National Chip and Dip Day!

Sponsored by: Chicago Vegan Foods Teese Vegan Cheese

It's a big risk for a company to make a statement like, "we promise to create delicious cruelty-free food products with taste and texture similar to their animal-based counterparts."

But it's one that not only does Chicago Vegan Foods make, they also over-deliver on!

I think it's safe to say that one of the biggest "let downs" in the vegan food world is cheese products. They either taste great, but the texture's entirely off-putting (slimy, waxy, sticky . . . none of these are adjectives that should be used to describe cheese). Or, the texture is spot-on, but it tastes like crap (okay, not actual crap; more like moldy cardboard).

Tonight, I got to try Chicago Vegan Food's spicy nacho style Teese, and I was absolutely blown away at how perfect it was. It tasted, acted, and felt like totally sinful gloppy, goopy, orangey cheese sauce. I don't often say this, but if I had a house full of omnivores and fed them this, I know they wouldn't have any idea at all that it was vegan. That's just how REALISTIC this stuff is.

And now I LOATHE my local stores for not carrying it.

Chicago Vegan Foods core values include: veganism, environmental responsibility, and commitment to customers including service, quality, trust. It is infrequent that I see companies use the word "trust" in their mission statements regarding their customers. This, in and of itself, makes me entirely love them because I feel like they have a vested interest in me personally.

If you have access to Chicago Vegan Food's spicy nacho style Teese - get it. I don't care if you're a vegan or an omni, I guarantee you're going to love diving in to it.

Happy National Chip and Dip Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission of company.