Monday, September 27, 2010

Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso

Fat Goblin makes Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso. That's a simple enough way to start a post. But their website puts it another way. It boasts that Fat Goblin is the "Manufacturer of Mind-Blowing Vegan Queso That's Fat on Flavor But Wickedly Healthy." That's not only more colorful, it's also accurate. To back up the latter part of that proclamation, their home page includes a lengthy list of all of the things that Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso doesn't contain, like dairy or other animal ingredients, cholesterol, soy, nuts, sugar, or fat.

Wait a minute—queso without fat? Fat-free queso? Queso sin grasa? Isn't that an oxymoron? This stuff can't possibly taste good. I was a bit dubious about the "fat on flavor" part of their statement.


So what is in it that makes it taste like queso? Well, of course, the ingredient that gives it its "cheesy" flavor is nutritional yeast. It also contains tomatoes, green chiles, flour, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and other (unnamed) spices. I fully expected Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso to taste like little more than glorified nutritional yeast. But when I dipped my spoon in and took a small taste, my tongue and I were both surprised to discover that it tasted a lot like ... queso! The texture is smooth and creamy. And it's also a bit picante (at least for my palate), so I mixed it together with some milder Trader Joe's Smoky Peach Salsa and made a delicious dip for tortilla chips. I ate a whole bowlful along with a big green salad for lunch that day. I was sold on the flavor part!


The number of ways that Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso can be enjoyed is almost endless. The list includes such yummy ideas as using it to make a Southwestern style mac 'n cheese, grilled cheese, and guiltless cheese fries. (I can't wait to try the latter with baked sweet potato "fries.") Last night I decided to try Nacho Mom's with my Black Bean, Corn, and Rice Burritos, which I thought tasted pretty amazing already.


Wow! Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso took this meal to a whole new level of yumminess. It sure seemed like I was eating something "bad," because it tasted so good!

Thank you, Chef Alana, for creating a creamy, melty cheese that tastes so decadent, but is fat-free and McDougall-friendly. I love Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso so much, I'm actually considering getting this tattooed on my belly:

OK, maybe not. But Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso is so good, its flavor is forever tattooed on my tongue. Discover for yourself all the tasty ways to enjoy Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso. It's starting to pop up on natural food store shelves everywhere, but you don't have to wait to find it at a store near you. You can order a jar at any of these online vegan stores right now: Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe, Vegan Essentials, Food Fight Grocery, and Pangea.

14 comments:

Samantha said...

YUMMO! It's hard to believe that something that looks so indulgent could be fat free! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

I stumbled upon your blog last week, and just wanted to say I LOVE IT! I became a vegetarian about 6 months ago, but i'm slowly phasing out all animal products- which can be challenging on a students budget. Thanks for all of the great tips and products you feature on your blog. I'm definitely hooked! :)

Vegiegail said...

Thank you, Beth! And congratulations on your decision to adopt a healthier, more compassionate diet. Please don't hesitate to call upon me with any questions you may have about finding delicious vegan products or recipes.

VeganMarr said...

Encouraging you to continue, Beth! Best thing you can do--dropping dairy & eggs! :-) And it's so easy to do. As you see, there are already many great substitute products & more (like this one) coming out all the time!

avegangirl said...

Fat-free vegan queso? It almost sounds too good to be true! I'm looking forward to trying this. It really does look very creamy and delicious.

GiGi said...

Vegan cheez and TJ's peach salsa sounds like a great mix...and awesome tatoo.

Angel said...

Good lord! If this tastes half as good as it looks, I'll be in queso heaven! I'm already imagining fat-free Southwest baked potatoes, vegan chili-queso wraps, and enchiladas with red-chile queso.

Liliana said...

I've been following the McDougall diet for about 3 months, and so I really appreciate hearing about anything that is vegan, fat-free, and tastes good. Your burritos look insanely delicious. I am definitely going to make them and order myself a jar of that vegan queso.

Justine said...

Yay! I see vegan nachos in my future.

Sava said...

What a tattoo that would be!

I am an ex cheese-fiend, slowly trying to put the cheese back into my life (without actually using animal products) so this looks like something that I absolutely need to try!

Thanks :D

Tanya said...

I've heard great things about this. So when we were in Atlanta for a couple of days I stopped into Cosmos Vegan Shoppe and saw it...I picked up 2 jars, hoping I'd like it. Haven't tried it yet, but now I'm really excited about it!

Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA said...

Wow, I'm surprised that it's fat-free! I will keep an eye out for this.

Tim Riley said...

I've tried both this and their new Fire Roasted Queso. I love them both and I'm not even a vegetarian or a vegan. The Fire Roasted dip is spicier and is gluten free.

Vegiegail said...

I can't wait to try their Fire Roasted Queso, Tim! I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying Nacho Moms, too!