Taking convenience and allergy-friendly to the next level, Daiya Cheezy Mac comes with everything you need inside (the sauce is fully prepared in a shelf-stable packet) and is not only dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, but free of the top allergens.
I received a box of Cheddar-Style Daiya Cheezy Mac at the Food Allergy Blogger Conference, which ended up being the perfect quick meal after a full, early morning of travel (read: no interest in cooking or chopping veggies for lunch!). And it couldn’t have been easier to prepare – boil the noodles, squeeze the Velveeta-like sauce on and stir. I added peas to mine (it doesn’t come with it) and chicken for Tony (he was hungry) and even with the additions, I would say it serves 2 adults, but you can probably get the full 3 servings as noted on the box if making Daiya Cheezy Mac for kids.
Tony liked it and said it tasted very close to other dairy-full boxes of mac and cheese (mind you, he hasn’t had any of them in decades), and we both agreed that the Cheddar-Style Daiya Cheezy Mac is very kid-friendly. The sauce is smooth and a little sticky, but in a good way – it clings to and fully covers those noodles for a truly creamy pasta.
I thought it was pleasant, with a subdued but notable cheesy flavor and a slight tang. It didn’t quite hit the spot for homemade appeal or guilty comfort food cravings, but I certainly wouldn’t turn a bowl away and think that it could be very popular with little ones. I also like that it is relatively nutritious with gluten-free brown rice pasta, plant-based protein, and calcium fortified (20% of the RDA per serving).
Certifications: Daiya Cheezy Mac is Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Certified Gluten Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Daiya Cheezy Mac is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Daiya Foods website at daiyafoods.com.