Daiya Cheezy Mac {Review}

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Did you know that there is a National Mac & Cheese day? Oh yes! People across the United States celebrated their beloved macaroni and cheese on July in all its cheesy glory. Those of us who can’t or don’t eat cheese  or gluten usually get the short end of the stick in the quick and easy food department.

There are a few gluten free options in the boxed mac & cheese aisle as well as some dairy free options but there haven’t been too many (if any) that are both. Canadian company Daiya has come up with a solution for this terrible problem. Rejoice vegans and Celiac’s, you now have a mac & cheese just for you!

Daiya has introduce not one but three varieties of Cheezy Mac which is not only gluten and dairy free but free of soy as well. When my pasta loving son saw the boxes that Daiya kindly sent over he repeatedly asked when we could have them for dinner. Because the Daiya Cheezy Mac comes with a squeeze-pouch of sauce rather than a powder, it was beyond simple to make. All I had to do was cook the pasta. This is my kind of dinner prep. I also appreciated that while this is 100% a convenience food, it is one that is whole grain and has 0 g of Trans-fats, 0 mg of cholesterol and 20% of an adults daily recommended B12.

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We started with the Deluxe Cheddar Style option and my kiddo was pretty thrilled with it. I am one of those rare vegans who happily gave up cheese as I never really liked it much anyways. This particular Daiya product wasn’t my favourite (I absolutely love their pizzas and cheesecake) but my son was definitely the more qualified judge. I am looking forward to trying the Alfredo and White Cheddar Veggie Style varieties and I think the the kid is too.
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Daiya Cheezy Mac is available at many US retailers and should be on Canadian shelves in October. Cheezy Mac has a MSRP of $4.99 which is very reasonable for an allergen-free meal that can be ready and on the table in less than ten minutes.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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15 responses to “Daiya Cheezy Mac {Review}”

  1. Laurie P — August 29, 2015 @ 8:58 am (#)

    I’m not a big fan of any mac & cheese…..but my guys are! Love learning about new brands, this one looks yummy! I’ll be looking for this brand come October!

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  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen — August 29, 2015 @ 6:31 pm (#)

    I think most children like macaroni and cheese. I didn’t know there was now a dairy free one, I learn something new every day.

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  3. kathy downey — August 31, 2015 @ 11:36 am (#)

    would love to try this one,looks delicious

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  4. mrdisco — September 1, 2015 @ 7:07 pm (#)

    for mac lovers this looks like a good product

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  5. Soozle — September 2, 2015 @ 3:57 am (#)

    I am a Mac and Cheese fan, but tend ton not buy it as I like to avoid the unhealthy foods; so this looks like a winning combo!

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  6. Melinda L. — September 3, 2015 @ 6:53 am (#)

    I could never ever give up on cheese. But good to know there’s gluten free and soy free mac and cheese out there

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  7. Laurie P — September 5, 2015 @ 7:46 am (#)

    curious about the white cheddar and veggie!

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  8. Kristina — September 5, 2015 @ 12:18 pm (#)

    WOuld love to try this. We don’t eat gluten in this house. Will have to find it!

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  9. loucheryl — October 1, 2015 @ 6:14 pm (#)

    I would love to try this. I just love mac and cheese!

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  10. salexis — October 23, 2015 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    I love Daiya – it is the BEST cheese alternative out there!!!!

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  11. kathy downey — January 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am (#)

    I would love to try this product

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  12. kathy downey — January 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am (#)

    I didn’t know there was now a dairy free one!

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  13. Treen Goodwin — April 17, 2016 @ 6:22 am (#)

    sounds delish , i have never heard of this before , i will have to look for it , thanks for sharing 🙂

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  14. Darlene W — July 29, 2016 @ 9:49 am (#)

    wonder if the grandkids would know the difference

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  15. Debbie White Beattie — August 21, 2016 @ 8:22 pm (#)

    I’ve never seen this brand before but it looks delicious

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