Start Spreading the New Cream Cheeses!

Last month Galaxy Nutritional Foods sent me samples of their new vegan cream cheese spreads. I received two flavors: Classic Plain and Chive & Garlic (both are non-GMO, gluten-free, and non-hydrogenated).

My testing procedure was hardly unique. I simply walked a few blocks to the local bagel shop, purchased some fresh bagels, and headed home to make sandwiches. Clever, right? I figured a sandwich was more exciting than simply toasting a bagel and slathering it with cream cheese (although I eventually tried that method too!).

This particular sandwich consisted of the Chive & Garlic cream cheese spread, roasted red peppers, carrots, cucumber, and spinach. It was amazing! The savory cream cheese was a lovely addition. I think I would have preferred a stronger garlic flavor, but overall, this cream cheese was tip-top notch.

Next, I sampled the Classic Plain cream cheese spread on toasted bagels for breakfast. I rarely buy vegan specialty items like cream cheese since they taste pretty terrible (hello, Tofutti). However, Galaxy’s cream cheese is a whole different story. I definitely prefer it over Tofutti. The taste reminded me of dairy cream cheese, smooth with a slight tang and no weird aftertaste (or smell). I wanted to make a sweet cream cheese filling for some whoopie pies, but I never got around to experimenting. I think that is the true test for a vegan cream cheese.

My only complaint about Galaxy’s cream cheese spreads is that they spoil quickly. In less than two weeks both tubs were starting to mold. To be fair, the product recommends using within 10 days so I was warned in advance. I don’t think this would be much of an issue if you go through an 8-ounce tub of cream cheese with ease (making cream cheese frosting for a carrot cake would be a good example!). When the need for vegan cream cheese strikes, I will absolutely reach for Galaxy’s spreads. Thank you, Galaxy, for sending me samples!

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13 thoughts on “Start Spreading the New Cream Cheeses!

  1. I’ve been wishing for a better vegan cream cheese to come onto the market for a long time! I like the FYH cream cheese pretty well, but only one store in town carries it. I’m excited to try the Galaxy now!

    • Definitely try the Galaxy cream cheeses if you can find them where you live. I was using Tofutti for frosting too, but I always thought it tasted weird. I think Galaxy’s plain cream cheese would yield a better frosting!

  2. Uh oh, actually tasty vegan cream cheese sounds dangerous. I didn’t used to mind Tofutti but I feel like the taste has gotten worse. Also, nice that Galaxy’s are also non-hydrogenated! I MAY have to try this out. I love the savory flavor idea.

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  4. I love tofutti!! The non-hydrogenated version I think tastes wonderful on a Ezekial Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin… however if you are saying this stuff is better I might have to try it out… thanks :)

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