Foods I Love Vs Foods I Hate
Today I decided to talk about something we all love- food! I talk a lot about foods I love, foods I make on regular basis, recipes I love and what I eat in a day. So I thought I would do a bit more of that and talk about five foods that I absolutely love and I thought to make things a bit interesting I would also talk about five foods that I hate!
I am pretty open to new foods and it is quite rare that I don’t like something but there are some foods that I just would never eat because every time I put them in my mouth my taste buds are just like nope. On the other hand, there are certain foods that I absolutely love and could probably eat every day without getting sick of them.
For today’s post I decided to stick with brands that I love and brands that I try to avoid as much as humanly possible. I decided that I would do this in two or three parts and write about specific foods I love and hate later on in the next post. The products that I mention will of course be vegan but the companies or brands may not be.
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Foods I Love
Image source: https://www.potatopro.com/companies/alexia-foods
I am such a huge fan of Alexia products especially their onion rings. Alexia has a number of vegan frozen foods like fries, onion rings and more. I like that their products are super easy to make and although I rarely eat them as I try to avoid eating too much frozen foods I do always enjoy it when I do make them.
I think they’re great to eat when you make something like burgers or pizza because these would be the perfect thing to eat along with it. I also like that they don’t have that gross frozen food taste that some frozen foods have. I don’t know if I’m just weird but I feel like some frozen foods have a distinct taste that makes it taste a bit off.
Image source: https://silk.com/plant-based-products/almondmilk/original-almondmilk/
Silk is one of the very few vegan milk brands that I love! I loved milk before going vegan so I can be a bit picky about milk substitutes. I know a lot of people who drink Silk milk will agree that they have the creamiest, most delicious milk. Their almond milk is my go-to and I drink it almost every single day especially before when I had in-school classes. I would usually just drink some almond milk or make something like a smoothie with the almond milk.
Image source: https://enjoylifefoods.com/
I’m not going to lie- I like my junk food lol! I do try to avoid eating too much junk food because obviously it’s not great for you but I love eating something sweet once in a while and honestly Enjoy Life has the best vegan cookies and brownies ever.
They taste so much like non-vegan ones that the first time I had one of their mini-brownies I had to look for the wrapper and make sure it’s vegan. My sister who is not vegan also eats them all the time and loves them. This is definitely my favourite brand when it comes to sweet snacks or desserts.
Image source: http://yvesveggie.com/en/
This is one brand that I have a weird love and hate relationship with. I love some of their products like the crumbles or the tenders and I do buy them once in a while when I want to make something with it. I also really like that the products are super easy to cook and you can find them at pretty much every store.
Image source: https://www.ishopindian.com/deep-punjabi-style-samosa-jumbo-8-pcs-frozen-pr-26166/
I don’t eat a lot of Indian food and I especially avoid frozen Indian food because it’s super easy for me to just make them at home most of the time and I feel like it’s a waste to buy something frozen when you can make it at home. The reason I don’t eat a lot of ready-made or frozen Indian food is because sometimes the taste is a bit too spicy or too bland for me. Not going to lie, it’s probably more of a personal thing because I am so used to eating Indian food that tastes a certain way (thanks mum!).
But for me Deep is the perfect amount of spicy and is super delicious. I was so happy when I found this brand because I finally felt like I was eating a home cooked meal. It’s also super easy to make and they have quite a few vegan options.
Foods I Hate
Image source: https://daiyafoods.com/our-foods/shreds/mozzarella-cutting-board-shreds/
Here’s the problem I have with Daiya. It has this distinct Daiya taste that I just hate. I don’t know what that taste it or why only Daiya products have it but it’s super gross. In particular, I really dislike their cheeses and their Mac n’ Cheese. It just has a really disgusting after taste that I can not make peace with.
I also think that it’s kind of tasteless. My theory is that it tastes off because it’s gluten free. I have tried a lot of gluten free products and it’s very difficult to get the taste just right when you make something gluten free. A lot of bands don’t get it right and their food ends up being super tasteless or weird tasting.
I do want to say that Daiya’s dressings and pizza is really good though!
Image source: https://drpraegers.com/our-food/california-veggie-burgers/
Dr. Praegers in general is not awful. In fact, it’s quite good it’s just not for me. I know a lot of people enjoy this brand and I can totally understand why. I have tried a few of their patties and they were not bad I just did not think they were that good- especially for the price.
They were really small and tiny, they tasted pretty bland compared to something like beyond patties or the field roast patties and the texture was pretty off. I get that it’s a vegetable patty but I feel like they didn’t really even try to make it more appealing.
My sister actually LOVES their patties so I don’t know I guess it depends on personal taste.
Image source: https://www.amys.com/our-foods/cheese-pizza-gluten-free
Amy’s is a brand that I have a serious love-hate relationship with. On the one hand the products of theirs which I love I seriously LOVE them so much. I love their burger patties, their frozen vegan pizza, their vegan burrito and a lot of their frozen vegan meals.
On the other hand, some of their products are seriously a miss and I would literally never buy them ever again. I tried their gluten free pizza before I went vegan (it had non-vegan cheese in it) and I hated it so much. I also really disliked some of their frozen meals.
I will say that in defense of Amy’s the majority of their products are really good. I’ve tried quite a few of the vegetarian ones before going vegan and some of the vegan ones too and they are very good. I think it they tweak the pizza in particular just a little bit it will be really good as well.
Image source: http://yvesveggie.com/en/
I had to add this to my foods I hate list as well because I really do not like some of their products. However, I don’t think their products are the problem- I think I’m the problem. The things is that I really hate meat substitutes because I’ve never eaten meat and I don’t like that meaty taste that vegan meat substitute products have.
I am not a fan of their vegan sausages and vegan bacon because it taste too “meaty.” However, if you are looking for that taste I would totally recommend Yves!
Image source: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/blue-diamond-almond-breeze-unsweetened-vanilla-beverage/6000107232591
I know a lot of vegans love this brand so don’t hate me lol! I tried their almond milk once when the store did not have the Silk one I like but I just was not really a fan. I felt like it tasted kind of like a watered down version of Silk to be honest.
I like my milk a bit thicker/creamy and this just did not have the right consistency for me. It didn’t taste bad it just tasted a bit blend.
I just wanted to say that the brands I listed in those that I love are just very few of the brands I love. I tried to pick my absolute favourites but to be honest I could have easily listed like 10-15 more. I also wanted to add that the brands I hate are not necessarily bad- they’re just not for me.
What brands do you guys love? What brands do you hate? Have you tried any of the brands I’ve listed above? What are some of your favourite vegan brands? What are some of your least favourite vegan brands? Is there any brand that you totally avoid eating?
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