Thickened with potato starch and sweetened with raw cane sugar, Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes easily transform into thick, creamy, dairy-free and vegan pudding.
Above is the Vanilla flavor, which is quite sweet with a notable vanilla hit, but the beany taste of the tofu shines through just a little too much for our tastes. To add contrast, I spiked it with pure peppermint extract and used it as a layer in a Chocolate-Peppermint Pudding Pie. Our tasters loved the peppermint flavor, and thought it really worked in this pie, but one wasn’t too fond of the consistency.
As for the Chocolate pudding mix, the cacao intensity was a little lackluster when made as is – pretty good, and quite sweet, but not chocolaty enough by our tastes. I opted to blend in 1/4 cup of melted dark dairy-free chocolate chips, which took the flavor up a big level and made for a base pie filling that everyone enjoyed.
To note, you need two Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes to fill a 9-inch pie, which can get a little pricey! So I still recommend this product most as a pudding with potential, single layer in a pie, or creamy ingredient for baked goods, ice cream, and parfaits.
Certifications: Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes are Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Contact Morinaga via their website at www.morinu.com.