Earlier this year, Philadelphia brand ironically launched their first plant-based cream cheese alternative in the U.K. Well, I’m happy to say that Philadelphia dairy-free cream cheese has come home, and is now available in the U.S. However, it’s quite different from the version across the pond. The packaging looks similar, but the shmear on the inside has a recipe all its own. Thanks to Knoxville Vegan Grocery for posting this!
Photo from Knoxville Vegan Grocery.
Philadelphia Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is Spreading Across the U.S.
This information is from the packaging, and based on local sightings of Philadelphia dairy-free cream cheese. The product hasn’t “officially” been released, but it is already popping up on various grocery store shelves across the United States.
Ingredients: water, coconut oil, modified potato starch, faba bean protein, contains less than 2% of salt, xanthan gum, carob bean gum, guar gum, lactic acid, sorbic acid as a preservative, citric acid, natural flavor.
UK Version of Philadelphia Plant-Based Cream Cheese
In the United Kingdom, it contains the following ingredients: almond and oat preparation (water, almond protein 6%, gluten-free oat bran 3%), coconut oil, salt, stabiliser (locust bean gum), vegan culture.
More Facts on Philadelphia Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative
- Price: TBA per 8-ounce tub
- Availability: Philadelphia Dairy-Free Cream Cheese has launched at Kroger stores in the U.S.
- Certifications: Philadelphia Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is Certified Kosher Pareve.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Philadelphia Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Philadelphia brand at www.myfoodandfamily.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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Always on the lookout for a dairy sub, this lab substance is not palatable. As previously noted: too salty (and i’m a salt hound), followed by a chemical taste (natural flavors, which no one will ever tell you what that exactly is) and then gummy stiff. What a complete waste!
Hi, I just bought this in Florida at publix…this one looks different than the Uk one. Does anybody know for sursure this is vegan? I called company and even they did not know! I am just worried about the natural flavor. Sometimes it comes from both animal and plant, and cannot be deciphered. Does anybody know? Thank you so much and God bless.
Response from Go Dairy Free
If the company doesn’t know, then I wouldn’t rely on an answer from someone outside of the company. Only the company truly knows the exact sources of their ingredients. The product does not contain milk, and the company has indicated that it is vegan. But if concerned, I would escalate your inquiry with the company.
Come on Philadelphia, why release the shit version in the US? It’s worse than diaya! Taste like coconut garbage. I was so excited to see it because you guys make the best cream cheese. Threw the whole thing away. Guess im sticking to kitehill…Please do better.
Tastes like pure chemicals and as the other reviewer said, way too salty. If you’ve tried the vegan Babybel cheese it tastes similar to that but just… more chemically. Wish these companies would stop making cream cheese out of oil. Threw the whole container away.
The consistency of the cream cheese is exactly like the omni version. However, it is salty! Since when is cream cheese salty? Won’t buy it again until they change the recipe.