Usually I don’t write product reviews. Usually I don’t like vegan cheese substitutes and the dishes that use them (the ones I’ve tried so far, at least). However, I enjoyed one vegan product so much I couldn’t resist.
Many vegan products have failed to satisfy my discerning taste buds. However, Road’s End Vegan Mac & Chreese definitely made the cut.
I admit, despite my love for cooking to sometimes look for a quick natural food fix. Sometimes this means making Macaroni and Cheese, sometimes even without milk (or butter) if they’re not on hand and I don’t have time to pick them up.
My Road’s End story is a tale of two experiences. With two boxes from my local Whole Foods Market in hand, I first ate one by simply cooking the noodles and then adding the “chreese” powder. I wasn’t very impressed, in fact I found it mildly unpleasant.
The next time I decided on a whim to actually try to be a bit better cook and add soymilk with the chreese powder. Oh what a world of difference it made! The resulting Mac and Chreese was delicious. The resulting dairy-free dish does manage to capture a bit of cheese taste, with a bit curry-ish spicier character than normal Mac and Cheese, and a hint of flour. It was quick, tasty, and filling.
With that in mind, I thoroughly recommend Mac and Chreese, with the suggestion of using unflavored soymilk to achieve that perfect flavor and consistency.