Wednesday 10 February 2021

Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Flavour Block Review

 Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Today, I thought I would talk to you about an amazing product that I found in Aldi during January when I was trying to be a little bit more Vegan and Lacto free friendly to myself. 

A square dark blue packet containing a square block of yellow and white cheese with epic mature in light blue font with violin in white cursive bold font on a bright background

If you have followed me for a while, then you will probably know that I have suffered with being lactose intolerant for a fair while now. It has even gotten to the point that my friends will joke about me carrying so many lactase tablets around with me no matter what the occasion is. I had heard that Aldi had released a Vegan Cheese that tasted exactly like Cheddar and I knew that I had to try it and tell you all what I thought about it. 

So with most of my other food reviews, I will start off by discussing the texture of this product. I had to spend some time trying this Cheese and decide on my opinion of the texture, as my experience of Vegan products having the correct texture for me has been disappointing within the past. I was very surprised by this product as it was firm just like Cheese. Even though it was firm on the outside, it was slightly too creamy for me as I remember Cheddar being more firm than creamy on the interior, However, I can forgive the creaminess of the interior as this product was made with Coconut Oil and I thought that the interior was this particular texture due to this particular ingredient being included within the promising product. When it came to melting, the creaminess actually helped as it helped it melt easier. The best way that I can describe the texture post melted, is that, it was melted but thick, just like a béchamel sauce. I instantly thought, that due to this post melted texture, this Cheese would be great for Nachos! 

The taste of this product was impeccable. I've tried other Vegan products in the past, and honestly, they tasted of smoky Cardboard sometimes so getting a Vegan product that didn't taste like that was great to me. The creaminess of this Cheese flooded my mouth like a Vegan lake of goodness. This product tasted of what Cheddar normally tastes like. Creamy excellence with a kiss of tartness. I honestly would replace the dairy Cheddar that I have used within the past for several meals that I make for this!

Would I buy this again? As mentioned above, I definitely would. If Aldi was a little bit more closer to me then I would definitely incorporate this into my normal shopping routine. This product cost around £2 I believe but with the amount of meals I was incorporating this into whilst reviewing it, it is definitely worth the price. 

Have you tried it? What are your favourite Vegan or Lactose free products? Let me know down below! 

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Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

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