I had noo idea that a vegan cheese wedge already existed in stores so I was so pleasantly surprised coming across this in Sprouts today. I knew that companies like Babybel have been testing this product, but I didn’t know Good Planet just up and came out with this. I actually had never tried any Good Planet products before so I was super intrigued to see what’s up. It is such a good option so let me share my Good Planet Smoked Gouda Wedges Review.
Good Planet Gouda Wedges Review
Overall this was awesome! I’m so excited about this it’s so yummy I’m already craving another. But let me narrow in on a few finer details.
The consistency of the Good Planet Vegan Cheese Wedges is on point. It is so perfectly soft with just the right amount of give as you bite into it. The cheese also has a creamy mouthfeel and goes down the throat smooth. It is 100% exactly as I remember the consistency of snacking cheeses being and is sure to be beyond satisfying for any cheese lover. A+
The scent is very cheesy and the flavor of the Good Planet Smoked Gouda wedges was really prominent and robust in both a yummy cheesy way as well as a slightly off-putting way. I’m not sure if it was the smokey flavor that was slightly overpowering the experience for me, or if it’s something in the formulation of the cheese that is perhaps slightly artificial that was standing out. I’m not a big fan of “smoked” in general (though I love Gouda), so it is very possible that that was the issue for me. It wasn’t off-putting enough to dissuade me from wanting to eat it, but enough to make me want to opt for different flavors like Original or Pepper Jack in the future. People who love smokey flavors will really really like it though.
Good Planet Smoked Gouda Wedges Ingredients
Not crazy about these ingredients, especially the Palm Oil and there was no mention on the package that it is sustainably sourced. Definitely a “once-in-a-while” type of snack in my book because it’s pretty processed and not too ethically-sourced (despite the brand being called “Good Planet”).
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Modified Food Starch, Chickpea Protein, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Cane Sugar, Inactive Yeast, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Yeast Extract, Smoke Flavor, Nisin (Natural Preservative), Color Added
I found my Good Planet Vegan Cheese Wedges at Sprouts for $5.99, so it comes out to roughly $1 per wedge. I’d say it’s pretty worth it occasionally because it’s a really satisfying experience.
Love cheesy things? Check out this Upton’s Mac and Cheese review while you’re here.
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