7.7.12

Food Heaven Dairy Free Cheesecake

Yesterday I purchased a lemon dairy free cheesecake at Tesco.  It received a lot of attention when I tweeted about it so I decided to write a blog post.


The company behind this dairy free cheesecake is Food Heaven (website link) in association with Swedish Glace.  It is made with a soya based non dairy soft cheese alternative. I did find the packaging a little confusing at first as I spotted the words "free from lactose" before I read "dairy free" as you know you can have one without the other.  This dessert is also free from gluten and cholesterol.  The Vegetarian Society logo is visible on the outer packaging.

My allergies were diagnosed as a child so I have not eaten cheesecake in a very long time, 25 years to be precise.  Lemon was the only flavour available but the website does list two alternative flavours - summer fruits and mango.  If I had the choice I would have opted for mango over lemon.


The 'cheese' part of the cake is soft and smooth.  It is a good dupe for the real thing.  My boyfriend who can eat regular cheesecake insists that he did enjoy eating this.  There is plenty of flavour from the lemon, a nice tang but not overpowering. For me the base is the disappointing part and I know why.  It caters to the gluten free crowd and lets face it gluten free biscuits are not the best.  It is a little soggy.  For me the base should be thick, crunchy and taste of digestive biscuits.

I can certainly see why this cheesecake was a 2012 Free From Food Award Winner.  If you see it in Tesco then give it a try.  I thought the price was reasonable considering the mark up that exists on Free From foods (£2.99 for 375g). The website lists Waitrose as a stockists and there is a dairy free Tiramisu.


9 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic, I'm really hungry now! I see what you mean on the labeling, the dairy free & lactose free parts are confusing. It would be easier if they lined it all up in one? I'm wondering how easy something like this would be to make? Only if you could get the biscuit part the way you like it ;) x

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    1. Over the years I have seen dairy free cheesecakes using Silken Tofu but I am too lazy to try for myself. This one is interesting because it uses a soya cheese substitute. In theory it should be easy to make, since I don't have a problem with gluten I should be able to get the base how I like it :)

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  2. Ooh this looks fab! I'm not truly allergic but I avoid dairy due to ibs. Looks like a good alernative!

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    1. It's the first alternative I have ever come across and it's a good offering.

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  3. Sounds good. Its good that there is more things becoming available for people with allergies. xx

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    1. slowly we are getting there, the stuff exists it's just trying to get the space on the shelves in supermarkets :)

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  4. As a nearly-vegan I am looking forward to trying this! Haven't looked for it in Tesco yet but they do the lemon and summer fruits in my local health food shop and I'm planning to try it next week, I'll let you know what I think of it! xx

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  5. It looks delicious! Shame about the crust/base though as that's always been my favorite part. :)

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    1. Unfortunately I never find gluten free to be the best in terms of texture. I always feel frustrated that dairy free foods will also be gluten free, it is not something I need to cut out of my diet

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