Follow Your Heart was one of the first food company’s to launch a dairy-free sour cream alternative. For years their “Vegan Gourmet” product battled it out with Tofutti for fridge space in dairy-free households. But a recent reformulation might break the tie. Their classic product has been rebranded as Follow Your Heart Sour Cream, and it’s now completely soy-free.
Follow Your Heart Sour Cream is Nacho Average Dairy-Free Alternative
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first coconut-based, soy-free, dairy-free sour cream alternative in the US market, and its long overdue! I made a dairy-free coconut sour cream recipe for the 2nd edition of my flagship book, Go Dairy Free, and it is beyond delicious. It’s become a house favorite and is so easy to make. Nonetheless, I’m excited to see this even more convenient option hit the shelves.
FYH Original Sour Cream Alternative
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut cream, expeller-pressed high-oleic safflower oil, organic coconut oil*, organic tapioca maltodextrin*, less than 2% of: tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors (plant sources), glucono delta lactone (plant source), gellan gum, organic lemon juice concentrate*, calcium phosphate, locust bean gum, lactic acid (plant source), calcium lactate (plant source), guar gum, sea salt, sodium alginate. Contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 90 calories, 9g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Follow Your Heart is straight forward allergens and manufacturing. According to their very specific allergen chart, their facility is free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut, which is not actually a tree nut), and wheat/gluten. See their website below for additional details.
More Facts on Follow Your Heart Sour Cream Alternative
Price: $5.99 per 16-ounce tub
Availability: Follow Your Heart Sour Cream Alternative is primarily sold at natural food stores like Natural Grocers, and smaller shops in the US. It is available at some larger grocery chains, like Vons. See their website below for a store locator. Look for it in the refrigerated section with the other dairy alternatives.
Certifications: Follow Your Heart Sour Cream Alternative is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Follow Your Heart Sour Cream Alternative is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free (except coconut by FDA’s inaccurate labeling guidelines), peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Follow Your Heart website at followyourheart.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.
It was too sweet and too thick, almost paste like.
It tastes almost sweet, not salty enough. Not enough bite to it like sour cream should have. The texture is too runny.
Fabulous non-dairy, soy-free sour cream
I love this sour cream. Tried it last night with our bean and daiya quesidillas. I avoid soy and so have been waiting for this product. It excelled my expectations. I can’t find any recipes or reviews online from people who have baked or cooked with it so I am trying a lentil spinach cannelonni tonight. I’ll use this sour cream in place of ricotta. The only critique I have is that it has a dessert like quality to it – as if it has just the faintest hint of sweet or vanilla. It’ll be perfect for recreating my Oma’s dutch apple pie which I haven’t been able to make in years.
Works for everything that you use sour cream for!
Found it at our local Earth Fare and Marc’s stores in Ohio. Works out great in every recipe calling for sour cream!! I also found FYH shredded parmesan that I love!!!