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Product Review: Galaxy Cheese Alternatives

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Updated April 16, 2014

Product Review: Galaxy Cheese Alternatives
Galaxy Foods Product Review: Galaxy Cheese Alternatives
Galaxy Foods Product Review: Galaxy Cheese Alternatives
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Galaxy Nutritional Foods offers a line of cheese alternatives that are perfect for anyone who needs to avoid cheese or wants to eat a healthier diet.

Veggie - Cheese Alternatives

Galaxy Nutritional Foods offers several varieties of soy-based cheese alternative shreds, slices and toppings including American, cheddar, pepper jack, swiss, smoked provolone and mozzarella. For this review, I sampled the Veggie Slices Pepper Jack Flavor.

I've tried vegetarian cheeses before and have always been disappointed with the flavor and texture, so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor of the Veggie Slices -- they tasted like cheese.

I found the cheese alternative was perfect for my favorite turkey sandwich. I put sliced turkey on two slices of whole grain bread, added the Veggie Slices on top and then placed them under the broiler. The cheese alternative doesn't melt exactly like cheese, but it gets nice and soft, not drippy . I added low fat mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and found that my sandwich was just as tasty with the cheese alternative.

Rice - Cheese Alternatives

The cheddar flavor Rice Slices worked just as well on my sandwiches as the Veggie Slices did. The cheddar flavored Rice Slices make a delicious and healthy "grilled cheese" sandwich.

The rice cheese alternatives are also available in shredded form or as a topping similar to Parmesan cheese. The rice cheese alternatives are soy-free, so they are perfect for anyone who wishes to avoid soy products in their diet.

Super Stix - Cheese Alternatives

I was skeptical about trying the Super Stix, which are made to replace string cheese. I didn't believe that a vegetarian cheese could match the texture or the taste.

I decided to enlist the help of my daughter, who is one of the pickiest eaters on the planet. She took one bite of the Super Stix and said it was good. I took a bite as well, and I was very pleased with the flavor and the texture. If you like string cheese, you'll enjoy the healthy Super Stix mozzarella flavored snacks.

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