Kick those cravings to the curb with Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares. Several Earth Balance snacks have come and sadly gone, but these copycat crackers have stood the test of time. And they are surprisingly close to the dairy-laden version.
Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares are Like Dairy-Free Cheez Its
My first impression was “good”, but I’m not a cheez-it fanatic, so I turned to my niece for her opinion. She adores Cheez-its and said that the flavor of Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares was just like them. “If you didn’t tell me, I may not have known they were different!” she proclaimed. But with knowledge in hand, she did say that the texture was just a touch different – the traditional are a little flakier / crisper, while these have more of an earthy cracker consistency. Tell us what you thought in the reviews and rating below!
Ingredients: unbleached pastry flour, enriched unbleached wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, canola oil, corn starch, seasoning (maltodextrin, yeast extract, gum acacia, natural flavor) palm oil, sunflower lecithin, salt, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate, ammonium bicarbonate, sugar, paprika oleoresin color, yeast extract, annatto extract (water, annatto), lactic acid, dehydrated toasted onion, garlic powder. Contains: wheat.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce (35 crackers) serving): 100 calories, 4.5g fat, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein.*
The Facts on Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares
Price: $4.49 per 6-ounce box
Availability: Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares are sold at natural food stores and several mainstream grocers in the U.S. But since they’re shelf stable, they are also easy to order online.
Certifications: Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares are Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Earth Balance website at www.earthbalancenatural.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Great to have for child when others are eating cheese it’s at day care.
Seriously close to Cheez-Its
While they aren’t going to be in my cupboard (I’m not a cheesy cracker consumer) this dairy-free alternative definitely got top marks from our resident Cheez-It loving taste-tester, who was hard-pressed to tell the difference. I like that they are also made with all-natural ingredients (unlike the originals).