I first tried nutritional yeast approximately one year ago after hearing a lot about its wonderfully cheesy flavour. It is this special ingredient that gives body to Good Carma's range of vegan parmesan-style 'cheeses'.
Founded in 2013 by passionate foodie, Charlotte Bates, Good Carma's aim is to provide a healthy and nutritious alternative to dairy cheese. The Flavour Fusion range is made up of three main 'parmesan' flavours - Garlic, Chilli, and Original (with basil) - allowing you to flavour your food according to your mood :)
I was excited to receive all three to review and over the last few weeks, I have been able to carefully test each one in different ways. Both the chilli and original flavours were delicious sprinkled on pasta dishes (for pasta inspiration, browse through my recipe page), as well as on a hearty tomato soup I had for dinner one evening. They also work incredibly well sprinkled on home-made vegetable chips (video coming soon!). The garlic flavour gave the right amount of intensity to a 'cheesy' garlic bread recipe (see tutorial video below). Overall, I was pleased with each one - the original flavour being my absolute favourite of the 3! - although I would have liked the chilli flavour to carry more heat. A lot more heat!
As well as being dairy-free, there are several other reasons to give these 'cheesy' flavour fusions a try, including the fact that they contain NO artificial colours, flavours & preservatives; they are made using whole foods (nutritional yeast, ground almonds, himalayan pink salt...); they are a good source of B12, and they are wheat/gluten free for those who suffer from intolerances. There is nothing worse than over-processed food, and so I have to say that I really appreciate the company's effort to make these 'cheeses' as clean and natural as possible!
If, like me, you're a vegan who sometimes misses the taste and sensation of having grated cheese over certain foods, then this is definitely for you. Good news is that the Flavour Fusion range is now available online and in 47 Waitrose stores across the UK. In addition to that, you can get 10% off if you're signed up (for free) with the Vegan Lifestyle Association!
Hope you enjoy this quick & easy 'cheesy' vegan garlic bread recipe, featuring Good Carma's Garlic Flavour Fusion. It was a lot of fun to make, and a lot of fun to eat ;)
Note: This review has been organised by the VEGAN lifestyle ASSOCIATION. It has not been paid for and the products were sent free of charge. This is my genuine and unbiased review of the product.
Good Carma Foods are listed with the VLA and you can see their listing here.