Modern Kitchen cream cheese is made with vegan whey protein produced by food-tech company, Perfect Day. I’ll review two varieties on sale at the Grocery Outlet and also profile the brand for sustainability – 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Category Archives: Vegan
Good Planet cheese – sustainability, review
A few kinds of Good Planet cheese can be found at the Grocery Outlet. I’ve tried the shredded mozzarella and hot pepper cheese slices – both decent. Good Planet cheese deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Luke’s Organic chips – sustainability, review
You can find Luke’s Organic chips regularly at the Grocery Outlet, and I’ve tried several varieties at this point. I’ll review the White Truffle & Sea Salt and the Ketchup with Mustard & Pickle varieties here. I think that Luke’s Organic deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Oatly ice cream – sustainability, review
You can find Oatly ice cream at the Grocery Outlet, for only $1.99 – it has a good texture, although the chocolate chips need improvement. I consider several factors (sustainability, packaging, Blackstone funding, ingredient sourcing, etc.) and think that Oatly deserves 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Miyoko’s cheese wheels – review and sustainability
You may find Miyoko’s cheese wheels at the Grocery Outlet, if you’re lucky. I liked the Smoked English Farmhouse but preferred the Black Ash – they exhibit a level of sophistication that has been lacking in vegan cheese. Miyoko’s Creamery gets 5/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Miyoko’s vegan butter– review & ethical rating
Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan Butter raised the bar in the vegan dairy space. In terms of taste and texture, it’s my favorite vegan butter. Miyoko’s Creamery gets a perfect score of 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Explore Cuisine pasta – sustainability and ethical review
Explore Cuisine makes a range of high-protein pastas from organic legumes and other sustainable ingredients like Spirulina. The three that I tried all had a great texture and flavor and I’d recommend them for anyone looking for sustainable protein sources and/or alternatives to wheat-based pasta. 4.5 stars for social and environmental impact.
Gardein turk’y roast – sustainability and ethical review
Gardein is a brand of vegan meat substitutes that is owned by Conagra Brands. I’ve previously evaluated Earth Balance, also owned by Conagra and it scored very poorly for sustainability. Gardein is better and although there’s room for improvement, it gets 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
NotMilk – sustainability and ethical review
NotMilk is a brand of pea-based, vegan milk that’s produced by the Chilean company, NotCo. Like Ripple milk, this is based mainly on pea protein and sunflower oil. I tested both products in tea, coffee and cereal. NotMilk gets 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact, with one easy way to improve to 4.5 stars.
Brave Robot ice cream – ethical review
Brave Robot vegan ice cream uses whey protein that’s produced in a fungus by Perfect Day. The vegan whey offers significant advantages from a sustainability perspective but Brave Robot falls short on some of the other ingredients. Room for improvement a score of 3.5/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.