June 26, 2012

National Chocolate Pudding Day

"If you're an ant, and you're walking along across the top of a cup of pudding, you probably have no idea that the only thing between you and disaster is the strength of that pudding skin." - Jack Handy

It's National Chocolate Pudding Day!

Sponsored bySoyummi

Behind the scenes of this here food project you should know I actually eat a tremendous amount of chocolate pudding. My mom makes it for me from time to time. It's cold, creamy, and has a thick "skin" that makes my mouth water at the very thought of it.

And it's made with momma love, so what's not to enjoy?!

Today, however, I'm delighted to get the chance to try a vegan pudding called Soyummi. According to founder Joanne Hollander: "As a mother, I always made healthy, fresh, tasty meals from natural ingredients. Soyummi grew out of my determination to create these nutritious and delicious recipes for my family... and now yours. At Soyummi we are committed to protecting the natural balance of vitamins and minerals in our products, so they never have to be artificially enriched. Organic. Simple. Naturally crafted. No additives. And always great tasting. Enjoy!"

See! Mom's know totally know what they're doing when it comes to pudding.

I had no idea what to expect from Soyummi's dark chocolate pudding. Before I took a bite, I had geared myself up for that distinct soy taste that unfortunately seems to permeate a lot of dairy-free desserts that imitate dairy-based ones. However, I was pleasantly surprised at what I discovered! While there was undoubtedly a rich dark chocolate flavor to the pudding, there were also this unexpected undertone of fresh fruit... specifically like orange peel, for example. Which is odd, right?, since there's no fruit in the ingredients list.

Whatever magic Soyummi is casting on their pudding is working!

Soyummi is gluten, lactose, chemical, pesticide, and dairy free. It's naturally sweetened with no refined sugars or additives. It's low in calories, carbs, and fat; but serves up a healthy dose of both dietary fiber and protein (it's ALWAYS fun to find unique places a herbivore can get protein, since omnivore propaganda says we're severely lacking in it since we don't eat meat!). You can find them on both Facebook and Twitter.

Happy National Chocolate Pudding 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 from company.