Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread (also known as “Cream Cheeze”) comes in Plain, Chive & Onion, Garden Vegetable, and Strawberry. Each variety is top food allergy-friendly, but the Plain is the most readily available option. It’s even sold as an option at Einstein Bagels.
Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread is Available in Four Varieties
Daiya Cream Cheeze Style Spreads are a touch softer than “the real deal”, but that does make spreading easy, even on non-heated items. When sampled atop an English muffin, the flavor of the Plain Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread was quite pronounced. It was much tangier than expected with lightly sweet undertones. We highly recommend it for sweet recipes – like cheesecakes and frostings – even if it isn’t your favorite on bagels.
But you be the judge! Leave your own rating and review below and tell us which varieties of Daiya Cream Cheese you’ve tried.
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, tapioca starch, coconut cream, non-gmo expeller pressed safflower oil, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, sea salt, cane sugar, xanthan gum, potato protein isolate, lactic acid (vegan), vegan enzyme, lemon juice concentrate, guar gum, locust bean gum. Contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 80 calories, 7g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein.*
Chive & Onion
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, tapioca starch, coconut cream, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, sea salt, chives, white onion, xanthan gum, potato protein isolate, lactic acid (vegan), vegan enzyme, lemon juice concentrate, guar gum, locust bean gum. Contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 80 calories, 5g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, tapioca starch, coconut cream, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, sea salt, red bell pepper, carrot, green bell pepper, cucumber, white onion, xanthan gum, potato protein isolate, lactic acid (vegan), lemon juice concentrate, vegan enzyme, guar gum, locust bean gum. Contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 60 calories, 5g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut cream, coconut oil, cane sugar, tapioca starch, strawberries, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, sea salt, xanthan gum, lactic acid (vegan), potato protein isolate, lemon juice concentrate, vanilla extract, vegan enzyme, guar gum, locust bean gum, fruit and/or vegetable juice (for color). Contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 70 calories, 4.5g fat, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
According to the company, Daiya Cream Cheeze Style Spread is made in their own dedicated production facility, which is free of dairy ingredients and products.
More Facts on Daiya Cream Cheeze Style Spreads
Price: $3.49 per 8-ounce tub
Availability: The plain variety is widely available at grocers in the U.S. and Canada. The flavors of Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread are more readily available at natural food stores.
Certifications: Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spreads are Certified Kosher Pareve. They are labeled as vegan and made without gluten, but did not show certifications for these at our time of review.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spreads are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, 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 website at www.daiyafoods.com.
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I was shocked to see the reviews about how disgusting people thought this product was. I have been gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soy free due to allergies for 9 years and I thought this was delicious. If you have recently changed over, then I may be able to see where it wouldn’t taste like regular cream cheese. Let’s be honest, when you have so many food allergies and haven’t been able to eat that stuff in a long time, this becomes a treat. It could even take a little while for you taste buds to readjust, but in my opinion, this was delicious and I absolutely love daiya products because I am able to have some similar treats other than boring chicken and vegetables all of the time!
I was really excited to buy the garden vegetable cream cheese, I have recently gone dairy free and miss having bagels with cream cheese. This spread was so disgusting, I couldn’t take more than one bite. It doesn’t even taste like cream cheese, it tastes like old smelly cheese. It’s like they really tried to overcompensate for being a dairy free cheese product.
Tastes Like Plastic
Daiya can do so much better and I feel so let down by this “cream cheese”. Firstly, it tastes like plastic and honestly tastes worse than I remember cheese-whiz tasting. Secondly, it smells so bad that even if the flavor were okay, the journey to the mouth leaves me heaving before I’ve even taken a bite. Finally, the texture is more reminiscent of conditioner than it is of traditional cream cheese. I would rate the mouthfeel at a measly 2/5 at best. If I could leave less than one star on this review, I would.
This cream cheese is disgusting. It’s overly sweet and leaves a taste that lingers in my mouth. It’s definitely not reminiscent of cream cheese. And covering the overtly sweet taste is difficult, even with the smallest amount spread on a bagel with avocado and bagel seasoning leaves the bagel with the gross taste. The Trader Joe’s brand vegan cream cheese is superior in taste, this just reminds me of why people used to not go vegan.
Works well in recipes
Daiya gets definite props for creating cheese alternatives like this one without any top allergens, in their dedicated facility. But the Plain falls a little short as a mimic – it is softer (but very spreadable) than traditional cream cheese with a tangy flavor that is sharper and takes a bit getting used to. That said, we’ve found that it works quite well in recipes (such as “cream cheese” frosting and even “stuffed” savories) – in fact, it might offer more punch than dairy.