your friendly neighborhood supercarrot (supercarrot) wrote in vegancooking,
your friendly neighborhood supercarrot
supercarrot
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mozzarella cheese poll

i'm so sorry to be adding to the overabundance of cheese posts in this community, but i wanted a definitive answer to "what is the best vegan mozzarella cheese out there". besides, this approach is a little different.

[backstory] we went to this pizza place just outside of the grand canyon that touted a "pure vegan" pizza, and the cheeze was too cheezy, so i asked them what brand they use, and they replied "schreiber". after a quick web search and a night of gassiness/nausea, we determined the pizza we had just eaten wasn't vegan. so i'm going to contact them and let them know that their pizza isn't vegan, but i also want to provide them with alternatives so they can keep their "pure vegan" pizza on their menu.[/backstory]

i'm happy with follow your heart, but who knows, maybe there IS a better option out there than follow your heart. so i did a little digging and came up with the following. so if you can spend a little bit of your time and just do a quick vote, i (and the community i'm sure) would be ever appreciative. if you've never tried a particular brand, don't choose any numbers under it. only click in the fields of brands you've actually had and have an opinion of. i've made a little montage of the packaging to help you remember which is which. also if i've missed a brand, let me know, and what you think of it as well.

also, since cheeses vary within a single company, if you haven't tried the mozzarella from that particular company, don't vote for that company. (i've tried the cheddar veganrella and almost puked my brains out, but i haven't tried the mozzarella, so i have no place to give its mozzarella a 1, no matter how much i want to) thank you so much folksies!

p.s. if you voted for nutritional yeast sauce, if you can, please post the recipe or at least which cookbook it's in. (and of course keep it to mozzarellas or pizza place-suitable recipes)




(1=blah and 10=yum)

p.s. if you haven't tried any of them yet, you can click here to see what the answers are without voting:
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=614056&mode=results (and if you have already filled out the poll, but want to update your voting, click on "fill out poll" at that link to update your answers)

Poll #614056 mozzarella cheezes

home-made nutritional yeast sauces

Mean: 6.18 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.52
1
3(6.1%)
2
2(4.1%)
3
4(8.2%)
4
3(6.1%)
5
5(10.2%)
6
6(12.2%)
7
11(22.4%)
8
7(14.3%)
9
2(4.1%)
10
6(12.2%)

tofutti

Mean: 6.30 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.36
1
1(2.3%)
2
1(2.3%)
3
4(9.3%)
4
5(11.6%)
5
5(11.6%)
6
5(11.6%)
7
9(20.9%)
8
4(9.3%)
9
4(9.3%)
10
5(11.6%)

follow your heart/vegan gourmet/imearthkind

Mean: 7.93 Median: 8.5 Std. Dev 2.19
1
2(3.3%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(1.7%)
4
2(3.3%)
5
3(5.0%)
6
5(8.3%)
7
5(8.3%)
8
12(20.0%)
9
13(21.7%)
10
17(28.3%)

veganrella

Mean: 3.75 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.82
1
14(31.8%)
2
6(13.6%)
3
5(11.4%)
4
5(11.4%)
5
3(6.8%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
3(6.8%)
8
6(13.6%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(4.5%)

galaxy foods/soyco/soymage/VEGAN

Mean: 3.22 Median: 2 Std. Dev 2.30
1
12(37.5%)
2
5(15.6%)
3
1(3.1%)
4
2(6.2%)
5
8(25.0%)
6
1(3.1%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
3(9.4%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

vegi-kaas

Mean: 3.90 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.76
1
6(28.6%)
2
2(9.5%)
3
3(14.3%)
4
3(14.3%)
5
1(4.8%)
6
2(9.5%)
7
1(4.8%)
8
1(4.8%)
9
1(4.8%)
10
1(4.8%)

scheese

Mean: 4.55 Median: 5 Std. Dev 3.03
1
4(36.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(27.3%)
6
1(9.1%)
7
1(9.1%)
8
1(9.1%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(9.1%)

chreese

Mean: 4.06 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.57
1
9(28.1%)
2
2(6.2%)
3
4(12.5%)
4
3(9.4%)
5
3(9.4%)
6
3(9.4%)
7
6(18.8%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
2(6.2%)
10
0(0.0%)

redwood foods/cheezly

Mean: 4.67 Median: 5 Std. Dev 3.13
1
3(33.3%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(44.4%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(11.1%)
10
1(11.1%)


also, i may eventually make a giant poll of all cheeses and flavors within the companies, but now i'm only interested in the mozzarellas.
Tags: -product reviews-dairy products, substitutes-dairy-cheese
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