Here’s yet another reason to love the country’s trendiest grocery chain. Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes have landed in the freezer section, and they are completely vegan. These dairy-free, egg-free desserts are ready-to-thaw and share. They’re single-serve sized, but come two to a box.
Photo from Trader Joe’s.
Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes Get Personal with Dairy-Free Dessert
This cheese-less treat has a custard-like filling from a strange, yet delicious and creamy, blend of lima beans, oats, coconut oil, an konjac. It sits atop a butter-less, wonderfully crumbly, graham cracker crust.
Ingredients: dairy free dessert base (water, lima beans, vegetable oil blend [coconut oil, safflower oil], gum arabic, sea salt, konjac gum, cultured dextrose, agave syrup, natural flavors, oats, calcium citrate, citric acid [acidifier], lactic acid, mixed tocopherols [to preserve], sunflower lecithin), cane sugar, graham crumb (unbleached enriched flour [wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], graham flour, cane sugar, sunflower oil, molasses), unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), palm shortening (palm oil, fractionated palm oil), maltodextrin, water, natural vanilla flavor, lemon juice, cornstarch, modified tapioca starch, salt. contains wheat, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 4.1-ounce cake): 300 calories, 14g fat, 44g carbs, 2g fiber, 26g sugars (includes 26g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Who Makes Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes?
If I had to guess, I’d say it they used Wayfare Cream Cheese Alternative to make this vegan cheesecake. But the final product is made in Canada and looks similar (but not identical) in ingredients to President’s Choice Vegan Cheesecake. Both of those products use the unique combination of lima beans, oats, and the other complementary ingredients.
More Facts on Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes
Price: $3.99 per 8-ounce box (2 personal-size vegan cheesecakes)
Availability: Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes are sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S. Look for them in the frozen dessert section.
Certifications: Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes are Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less Cheesecakes are are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Trader Joe’s website at www.traderjoes.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.
Quite pleased with these! (As a base)
I’m not vegan or dairy free but decided to give these a go as I love trying any individually wrapped desserts. Clearly you won’t be getting the same exact texture/taste as a traditional cheesecake but I was really pleased with these. My favorite thing to do with them is making a quick berry compote to pour over the top. I just put blueberries or raspberries (or both) in a small pan on the stove for 15 – 20 minutes and that poured over one of these little cheesecakes *chef’s kiss*. Very good.
Delicious! Tastes like real cheesecake. Love the individual cup.
Better off having the real thing
Dear TJ, y’all know y’all wrong for making a vegan snack that is full of carbs and doesn’t even taste good
Good but not the best
The product is good for a vegan product but not the best cheesecake, it’s not even healthy it has a lot of sugar just eat the real thing, it will have more protein and taste better.
I’m personally not vegan, but I do eat more plant based than not. I saw these on IG and had to try them. There are 2 individual cheesecakes in one box. It says to thaw for 2-2.5 hours. I could not wait for that, so I ate it frozen. It was delicious! The creamy-ness is spot on. The flavor, awesome. I taste the vanilla, but also citrus. The ingredients do say lemon juice. I feel like good vegan versions of desserts can often be so hit or miss, but again, this is 100% delicious! Thanks, TJ’s!