New Dairy-Free Product Finds in January 2013


I wish that I had the time to review every product that I come across, but there are just too many great dairy-free foods these days! To address this issue, I’m starting a monthly post of our “new dairy-free product finds” for those foods that I want to share, but we aren’t able to do a full review for. Some will truly be brand new products, while some may just be new to me. Either way, I hope you find some tasty items that appeal to you.

Please note that this list isn’t a product endorsement and I haven’t trialed all of these products. If you have tried any of them, please feel free to comment on this post with your feedback!

Charm School Chocolates – Now this is one I HOPE to try in the future. This little dairy-free chocolatier churns out soymilk chocolate, white chocolate (swoon!), dark chocolate, and bon bons. Definitely worth a look, and oh yes, they are completely vegan, too. Gluten-free, Vegan

Charm School Vegan Chocolates

Trader Joe’s Canned Coconut Cream – Wow, is this stuff thick! The price point is great, and it definitely gives you more cream for your buck than canned coconut milk. In terms of quality, I didn’t think it was the best on the market, and still prefer some of the other coconut milk brands for their luxurious cream, but this one is great in a pinch. Gluten-free, Vegan, Allergy-Friendly* (if coconut is not a concern for you)

Trader Joe's Coconut Cream

Erewhon SuperGrains Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal – This is without a doubt a new favorite cereal in our house. I know the words “buckwheat” and “hemp” may not entice some of you, but I promise, this stuff is really tasty! Thus far, we’ve enjoyed the lightly sweet and uber-crispy flakes as breakfast cereal (this new treat actually made me want to have a bowl of cereal – something I hadn’t done in well over a year!), in bars, and ground for a crunchy coating in this Zucchini Fries Recipe. Most people don’t realize that Erewhon cereals are made in a dairy-free facility, too – another reason that I love them. Gluten-free, Vegan, Allergy-Friendly*

Erewhon Supergrains Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal

NuStevia Flavored Stevia Extract I know that I don’t talk about stevia a lot, but I do love NuNaturals stevia and use it often when my food needs just a little sweet hit and I’m not craving a sugar rush. Their latest deal is creating flavored stevia drops, including orange, lemon, chocolate and (yum!) peppermint. Gluten-free, Vegan, Allergy-Friendly*

Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-minute meals without gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesameCybele Pascal’s new cookbook delivers dozens of doable dinner recipes ranging from comfort food to easy gourmet. Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking is attractive and enticing, yet not intimidating in the least bit. A sampling of the recipes includes: Homemade Gnocchi; Roasted Chicken with Rosemary, Kalamata Olives, and Lemon; Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing; Garam Masala Lamb Chops with Cumin Quinoa; Fettucine Alfredo with Bacon; and Out-n-In Burgers. Gluten-free, Allergy-Friendly

Allergy Free & Easy Cookbook

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas – Available in three flavors (plain, spinach, and fiesta), these new tortillas are dairy-free, gluten-free, and perfect for Mexican food and lunchtime wraps. See Heather’s photos at Gluten-Free Cat for a demonstration of their bendy-ness. Gluten-free, Vegan, Allergy-Friendly*

Rudi's Gluten Free Tortillas

Popcorn Indiana All Natural Kettle Corn – This is more of a “new to me” product that we found at our local drugstore on sale. The ingredients of the cinnamon variety (the one we trialed) are simple (popcorn, sugar, canola oil, cinnamon, and salt); the kernals are light, fluffy, and crispy; and the flavor is just lightly sweet with generous hints of cinnamon. We expected more of a dessert-like rush, but it was good nonetheless. Gluten-free, Vegan, Allergy-Friendly*

Health Warrior Chia Bars – Even though I’m not a daily “bar” eater, I’m always intrigued by new ones on the market. This new product line comes in Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut, and Acai Berry flavors, thus far. They boast a good dose of omega 3’s from chia sees. In fact, the first ingredient is chia! Gluten-free, Vegan

Health Warrior Chia Bars

Elianni Veggie Cutlets – This meat replacement is made with soybean and pinto bean flours, and is touted as extremely versatile. Each serving contains a whopping 19 grams of protein, a definite plus for vegans! I did review the Elianni Veggie Rolls, which you can see here. Gluten-free, Vegan

Elianni Vegan Cutlets - Bean & Soy Based

Fig Food Soups – Riding the coattails of the plant-based movement, Fig Food has crafted a line of vegan, certified organic, kosher soups for healthy eating in a hurry. They offer both condensed and heat & eat soups with a strong focus on vegetables, beans, and whole grains. I don’t remember where I spotted these products, but I am intrigued! Vegan

Fig Food Vegan Soups

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*Note: Allergy-friendly refers to the top eight allergens, and on an ingredient basis only. ALWAYS consult the manufacturer to inquire on processes whenever cross-contamination of an allergen is a concern for you or a loved one. Also, ingredients are subject to change at any time. I’m providing this merely as baseline information, ALWAYS read the packaging and ingredients prior to consumption to ensure that the product is still suitable for your dietary needs.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Alisa, I have to comment about the DF Mavens Dairy Free Frozen Dessert. I always have to check ingredients because I have a lot of food allergies, and when I saw that this product contains maltodextrin, I was soooo disappointed! I cannot tolerate any of the artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols, so this is out for me. 🙁

    But I appreciate your sharing your new DF finds each month!


  2. LOVE your site and am always happy when I see you in my In Box, however, can you also designate which of these also contain soy and gluten? These are they three most common co-existing allergens I find people dealing with in their lives. Thank you SO much. BTW; Please note that Whole Foods now carries So Delicious yogurt in 16 oz. containers. I buy 3-4 of the Plain per month ($3.99 ea.) and .use them to down my smaller meds, use like sour cream (I mix a small amt with Allergen free Hellman’s Canola Mayo), or just pop some in my mouth to get my daily dose.
    The Amy’s Black Bean Burgers look yummy, but need to know if they have soy or gluten in them. Also, I really don’t understand the CocoNutz Fuel Energy Balls. Can you elaborate a bit more and also note the allergens I mentioned? Thanks.

    • Hi J’Marinde, Glad you enjoy! It does say in the post that the burgers contain soy and gluten, read on! I do note in the writing about common allergens, where applicable. Glad to hear that you are finding some dairy-free deals!!

  3. I am looking for breakfast ideas for someone who is allergic to: dairy, egg, nuts, gluten, & oatmeal. Any suggestions?

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