When it comes to the world of vegan cheese, Daiya tends to dominate. The company’s products are a fridge staple for lots of dairy-free eaters, and on restaurant menus nationwide (including chains, like Mellow Mushroom).
In keeping with a commitment to dairy-free deliciousness, Daiya recently introduced new recipes for its block and shreds products. The blocks have reportedly received lots of positive buzz, but the shreds haven’t been as enthusiastically received. So, the company is reverting back to the original, award-winning recipe that’s won over so many cheese fiends.
According to a Daiya spokesperson, ” … although we worked tirelessly to improve both the taste and texture of the product, the reception to the new Shred products wasn’t warm, so we made a company decision to cease producing the new Shreds formulation and return to our original award winning formula. Since the decision was made, the original formulation is back in production and already flowing through to retailer shelves.”
If the product has an “award winning original product” sticker on it, you’re dealing with the back-to-normal shreds.
The shreds recipe change was hotly debated in the vegan world, with folks coming down on both sides of the aisle. Considering the popularity of the original product, however, lots of people will likely be thrilled to see their favorite cheese has returned to its roots.