Who would think that a product made from millet, lima beans, rice, and oats could look or taste anything remotely like chocolate pudding? The folks at Wayfare did – and they created a line of vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy foods around ideas like that one!
I was lucky enough to receive a box of samples from Wayfare to try, which means (drumroll…) product review time!
They sent me three puddings – the usual suspects – chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch. Guess which I decided to try first?
The chocolate pudding looks as creamy and luscious as any traditional pudding would. Wayfare’s non-dairy version contains water, millet, lima beans, rice, oat bran, oats, evaporated cane juice, safflower oil, coconut oil, natural cocoa powder, tapioca, natural vanilla flavor, sea salt, locust bean gum, calcium carbonate, and cultured dextrose. All of the ingredients are vegan, dairy-free, and soy-free. All of the oats are certified gluten-free. Yippee!!
While I was impressed by the ingredients list, I couldn’t imagine that this combination could taste like chocolate. I was truly pleasantly surprised by the chocolate pudding. (Keep in mind that I am very picky about my chocolate.) It was smooth and creamy, and – while not the richest chocolate taste – definitely satisfying.
Wayfare’s mission statement is: To work unselfishly for the benefit of all people by creating simple, delicious, healthful, plant-based foods, that will promote life and not bring disease.
Gotta love it.
In addition to the puddings, Wayfare sent me some non-dairy cheeses and sour cream to try. I’m busy dreaming up something to make with those!