Holiday and football parties are on the horizon, which means sour cream will be a staple on many menus. Luckily, Forager Project has launched a dairy-free sour cream that I think will please most picky consumers. Unlike other vegan sour cream alternatives, Forager Project Dairy-Free Sour Cream is cultured for a more authentic flavor, thicker consistency, and probiotic boost.
According to the company, this sour cream substitute can seamlessly cover every dip, potato, and Mexican food need. It’s reportedly rich, creamy, and tangy – just like the real deal. But you be the judge! Be sure to leave your own review and rating below when you try it.
Forager Project Dairy-Free Sour Cream is Tops for Probiotics
They only offer one variety of organic dairy-free sour cream, but you really only need one, right? Here are the nutritional details, including the live and active cultures.
Ingredients: coconut & cashewmilk (filtered water, coconut cream*, cashews*), tapioca starch*, sea salt, pectin, distilled vinegar*, lactic acid, locust bean gum*, tricalcium phosphate, agar, live active cultures (s. thermophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. acidophilus, bifidus, l. lactis, l. plantarum). *organic. Contains: coconut, cashews.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 30 calories, 2g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein*
Forager Project Cashew Sourcing
A Go Dairy Free reader recently expressed concerns about human rights violations in the cashew industry. I’m not an expert on this topic, but Forager has addressed their cashew sourcing.
Cashews are one of Forager Project’s key ingredients, and the company searched far and wide to find cashews that meet its strict standards: organic, ethically sourced, and sustainably farmed. Sourcing from Vietnam, Forager Project works with small farming cooperatives who care deeply about their workers and who produce the highest quality of cashews available
More Facts on Forager Project Dairy-Free Sour Cream
- Price: $3.99 per 12-ounce tub
- Availability: Forager Project Dairy-Free Sour Cream is available in the refrigerated section of grocers throughout the U.S. Look for them at mainstream supermarkets like Safeway, ShopRite, and Wegmans, natural food chains like Natural Grocers and Nugget Markets, and independent natural food stores.
- Certifications: Forager Project Drinkable Cashewgurt is Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Forager Project Dairy-Free Sour Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Forager Project website at foragerproject.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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Best vegan sour cream out there
5 out of 5 stars, 9.5 out of 10 for me. The taste is phenomenal!! It is rich, creamy, smooth and the ingredients are very simple and honest. It is not as thick as sour cream. This is my only minor gripe. I wish it was a bit thicker and not so loose. But that is a very minor textural issue.
Best vegan sour cream
The brands I’ve tried, including Tofutti, were disappointing. The taste of Tofutti is awful and the ingredients are hideous. Forager gets the flavor and texture right (mine was creamy and smooth, just like dairy) and the ingredients are clean. There is a hint of coconut, which makes it ideal for “sweet” recipes, but with the right spicing (pepper and onion for example) it satisfies with savory dishes – even on top of a baked potato. The live cultures create a wonderful sour cream tang because it’s the same cultures used in dairy sour cream. I’m very grateful for this delicious, healthy, vegan alternative.
Absolutely disgusting. Taking it back to the store as we speak
So sweet and slimy
I bought this on a whim, and was genuinely excited to put it on my chili last night… my husband opened the container and… ew. Its soooo coconut-y! Verging on sweet! And the consistency is terrible, it’s a gummy, thin, almost a stirred jello consistency. Nothing and I mean nothing about this screamed “sour cream” more like yogurt (which is probably how we’ll eat it). Might be good for stirring into Indian cuisine in place of coconut milk/yogurt. I won’t buy again and I’m super sad!
Coconut isn't a flavor that belongs in sour cream
This might be OK for a dessert ingredient, but the flavor of coconut was definitely out of place in my stroganoff.
I normally buy a different brand but this one was on sale so I thought why not give it a shot. Its absolutely disgusting. Why anyone would think to use coconut milk and cream as a base for a product that is NOT supposed to taste like coconut is beyond me. I want my money back.
So delicious , tastes like authentic sour cream but w/o the dairy ! The consistency is thick; which I appreciate!
Best Sour Cream Alternative
Of the other brands I’ve tried, including Tofutti, I was disappointed because of the lack of tang. Tofutti gets the texture right though the taste repulses me. Forager gets the flavor right. There is a slight hint of coconut and it’s of a thinner consistency, but the live cultures create a beautiful tang so similar to that of dairy sour cream.
Best plant Based Sour Cream
This is delicious in taste and texture. The only vegan sour cream I will will ever buy.
Best sour cream alternative I have tried
Vegan for over 3 years now, and this is my favorite sour cream by far. I recommend that it is stirred WELL before using. I do not taste a coconut flavor, just the tang of a sour “cream.” Cleaner ingredients than tofutti, which is important to me. Sure, it’s not as thick as the dairy option, but I find that it is less runny when mixed WELL. (I can’t stress that enough.)