IT’S A DAIYA CHEEZECAKE PARTY! Ahem, sorry was that loud? I get excited about parties. I love them. And I especially love when I can invite beautiful friends over and have a taste-testing party over Daiya’s new line of cheezecakes. And yes, this is a sponsored post so sit back and enjoy. I’m here to bring you ONLY the tastiest products out there for all things allergy-friendly and would never review a product that doesn’t come with the Fork & Beans’ seal of approval. And spoiler alert: My Daiya cheezecake review is exceptional–these cheezecakes are incredibly good!
*Get a $1 off coupon at the bottom of the post or pick it up here!
This is a rather exciting review, actually (see? I told you I’m excited!) for a couple of reasons: 1). These cheezecakes are SOY, GLUTEN, and DAIRY-FREE. I know there are a ton of you out there that cannot tolerate nuts so most of the homemade vegan cheezecake recipes out there made with cashews are off limits*. And then there is another section who cannot have soy so any cheezecake made with tofu is out as well. What’s an allergen-friendly girl (or dude) to do? Well, that answer now comes from Daiya. And the second reason this is an exciting review?
*Do note that these cheezecakes have coconut in them, affecting a certain section of those with tree nut allergies.
2). These cheezecakes are good. Like, REALLY good. Like, everybody who was present at my party was neither gluten-free nor needed to avoid dairy (or any other allergen for that matter) and they still loved the taste. Which is always so relieving because sometimes I wonder if I just get used to certain flavors because it’s the world I’m immersed in, you know what I mean?
So here’s how the party went down. The tables were set with place settings on plates, adorned with decorations, and all four cheezecakes were set out for sampling. We ate. We laughed. We ate some more. And then we took another bite. Oh and we voted! Yup, parties at my house are serious and no one leaves until they state their mind.
I may or may not have forgotten to inform my party guests that the desserts they were sampling were actually allergen-free. That was the most exciting part–to watch everyone take bite after bite, enjoying themselves despite not knowing that these cheezecakes are made specifically for those of us with food allergies. Aaaahhh, sweet victory! Proof that it’s so deliciously rich and creamy, you will never know it’s dairy-free.
So without further ado, here were the contenders: The cheezecakes come plain and unadorned so in honor of my party, I wanted to spruce them up a little bit. I took the Chocolate Cheezecake, decorated it an outline of gluten free pretzel sticks and topped with chocolate-covered chia seeds. My guests described it as: Rich, Silky, Not-too-Sweet but Perfectly Chocolate-y.
The Key Lime Cheezecake was decorated with fresh lime slices, coconut whipped cream, and sliced almonds. We thought it had an ultra-creamy, tart yet slightly sweet bite. The key lime tasted a little artificial but not too off-putting.
The New York Cheezecake had a simple addition of fresh blackberries. We all stopped in our tracks: Smooth, Creamy, there was a lot of “Ooohhing and Aaaahhhing” and a ton of going back for seconds. You can really taste the flavor of the artisan gluten-free crust with this one, which tastes like delicious graham crackers. Trust.
And last but certainly not least, the Strawberry Cheezecake, which got an outline of freshly sliced strawberries and a topping of coconut whipped cream. Like the Key Lime, the Strawberry also had a somewhat artificial taste to it which wasn’t off-putting, just notable, but it didn’t stop us from continuing to sample. Soft, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Good.
After an hour of
nibbling devouring, I revealed the truth about the cheezecakes and everyone was shocked. No one saw the allergen-friendly truth! And once the shock wore off, the voting began…
We were all actually surprised by the results. It was UNANIMOUS!
Hands-down, the New York Cheezecake was the winner! It was a favorite for all five of us, which I think surprised us because we all thought prior to trying the cheezecakes we would have chosen a different one.
But science doesn’t lie. Sometimes simple really IS the way to go.
You can purchase Daiya’s new line of Cheezecakes at Whole Foods currently in the frozen dessert section
OR you can enter to win one. That’s right, the party is still going! I’m giving four lucky winners a free coupon to try a cheezecake of their choosing, all thanks to Daiya. Simple enter below to win. Can’t wait another week? Pick up your $1 off coupon here! You have until 12:00 am PST on April 23, 2015 to put your name in the drawing and have an opportunity to throw a party of your own. This is open to US Residents only.
This is a sponsored post paid by Daiya. Fork & Beans strives to bring you incredible allergen-friendly products and is supported by companies like Daiya to keep the online doors open over here. As a big thank you, get your $1 off coupon for a dairy-free cheezecake here.