Bagels with cream cheese are a go-to breakfast for many college students. I’ve always loved bagels with cream cheese, and I even worked at a bagel shop for two years.
Sadly, dairy products, like cream cheese, are not the most sustainable choice. Click to learn more.
Luckily, there are quite a few pre-made vegan cream cheese products available. A few students, and myself tested one made by Tofutti.
Anna-Zoë Herr 8.75/10
- If Dining Services offered this I’d be really grateful and totally buy it! I’d eat this instead of real cream cheese because I don’t eat dairy products.”
Kiersten Sheehan 9/10
- “I’d eat this!”
Stephen Stuart 8.5/10
- “It’s pretty good! I’d go for it!”
Afton Leslie 10/10
- “There’s no milky, fatty aftertaste! I love it! Since I’m vegan I’d definitely choose this over normal cream cheese.”
Natalie Storm 8/10
- “It seems lighter than the dairy version. I’d go for it!”
The taste testers and myself all liked this product. The texture is exactly like traditional cream cheese and the taste is similar. You can tell it’s different, but not in a bad way. A vegan cream cheese would be an excellent addition to Prin’s Bagel Tuesday.
Although this alternative cream “cheese” is a step in the right direction, there’s one ingredient I have a problem with, and it’s palm oil. I did some research the company claims it’s sustainably sourced. Personally, I like to avoid products that contain this oil if possible.