Ricemellow Creme and other things I would never have eaten

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Here’s a question for you veg*ns out there: since you ditched meat/dairy/eggs, have you tried any of the substitutes for things that you never ate when you were omni?

For instance, I always turned up my nose at tuna. Yet, I bought Tuno because it intrigued me. Actually, I’ve bought it a few times and even made tuna salad with it, which would have grossed out a 20-year-old version of me.

And when my wife and I were in New York and had lunch at Red Bamboo, we ordered their calamari. I’ve never had calamari in my life, but tried the vegan version and enjoyed it (so did the wife).

Most recently—yesterday to be exact—I bought some Ricemellow Creme and made a fluffernutter for lunch. I think I’ve had one fluffernutter in my life previous to this, but how could I pass up a product like vegan marshmallow fluff? I mean, just by the very fact it exists, I was forced to try it.

(By the way, Ricemellow Creme is so good. Don’t tell anyone, but I was dipping my fingers into it last night and eating it plain. And it’s not even that bad for you… 2 tablespoons contain 40 calories, no fat, no sodium, no nothing, except for a little sugar. It’s made out of only rice nectar, soy protein, natural gums, and natural flavor.)

10 Responses to “Ricemellow Creme and other things I would never have eaten”

  1. pleather

    I too would have never bought marshmallow fluff as an omni, but I recently bought a container of ricemellow. It rocks. We ate it with some strawberries the other night.

    We also bought some Tofurky bratwurst (but haven’t made it yet, since after buying it we realized how high in fat it was). I never bought funky sausage things as an omni either.

  2. Heidi

    Ryan,
    Can you tell if the soy in the ricemallow fluff is organic?

  3. Ryan

    Heidi — I’m not sure. I’ve written to them to ask, so check back and I’ll post when I get a response.

    I did find out that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, even after it’s opened.

  4. girl least likely to

    dangit! i was standing in vegan essentials yesterday with a tub of ricemellow creme in my hand, and i just couldn’t decide if it would be good or not. for the record, i have looooved marshmallow creme forevah, and have enjoyed many a fluffernutter. anyhow, it’s good to know that ricemellow creme is tasty! i’ll pick it up next time, for sure.

  5. Isa

    The thought of tuno makes me gag. I like to mash up chickpeas and hikiji to get a tuna-y taste, though.

  6. Nathaniel

    As far as meat substitutes, I find most of Yves stuff pretty good, especially the stuff like pepperoni – in fact I fed that to a staunch meat-eating friend of mine a few years back and he still doesn’t know it wasn’t real pepperoni!

    Another excellent tasting product is Tofurky’s sausages. Maybe a bit high in the fat department, but delicious. Again, you could fool any meat eater with them.

  7. Heidi

    Thanks Ryan, I’ll stay tuned.

  8. Jon

    We had our friendly house-painter over doing some work around lunchtime and my girlfriend offered him a “bologna sandwich”. He accepted and happily ate half of it before he remembered we were vegetarian. He warily looked over at her and said “this isn’t bologna is it?”

    Soy cheese, fake bologna, and Nayonaise…mmmm! He ate the rest of it and says it was pretty good.

  9. HenryF

    Bought Vegan fish cakes once for some reason even though I hate that fish smell. Anyways one smell and I could not eat it. So I guess its not that its vegan but also if you like the taste/smell that counts as well.

  10. Hannah

    I know this is an ancient post, but I was wondering if you could tell me one thing about Ricemellow Creme – Do you have any idea if it would brown or toast if it was nuked under a broiler? My thought is it would just melt, but I’ve been trying to think up ways to recreate the feeling of toasted marshmellow… Thanks for your help!

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