WHICH SOUR CREAMS ARE CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE WITH A LOOK AT TOFUTTI’S BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM?
SOUR CREAMS - CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™
Tofutti is a non-dairy based brand with a few different products including imitation Sour Creams >> Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream Guacamole. (Source: Tofutti Web site 1/18/19)
Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Creams are Far From Homemade™ as they contain numerous ingredients which are Not In Kitchen if we were at home making sour cream from scratch. Homemade sour cream is made from cream, or a combination of milk + cream, with added live active cultures which give it that characteristic zingy flavor.
TOFUTTI BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM IS PRIMARILY WATER + SOYBEANS + ADDED SUGARS + THICKENING AGENTS. The #1 ingredient in Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream is water. Ingredients are always listed in descending order of amount and water is listed as the first ingredient. Oils are the #2 ingredient in this sour cream replacement.
There are four thickening agents in this imitation Tofutti product which is the most amount ever seen by the Ingredient Inspector >> in order to meet consumers’ expectations for the texture + consistency of this product, apparently many gums are needed.
TOFUTTI BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM GUCAMOLE IS PRIMARILY WATER + SOYBEANS + THICKENING AGENTS + ADDED SUGARS + ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR + CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVE. The #1 ingredient in Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream Guacamole is also water. Trans Fats in the form of Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil are the #2 ingredient in this Tofutti product.
TOFUTTI BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM GUACAMOLE IS BANNED AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream Guacamole has three ingredients which Whole Foods cites as “unacceptable in food”. (Source: Whole Foods Web site 1/19) The three banned ingredients in Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream Guacamole are Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil (Trans Fats), Artificial Avocado Flavor, and the chemical artificial preservative, Potassium Sorbate.
According to the FDA 2019, 94% of all U.S. soybeans are genetically modified and the Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream includes genetically modified Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil and genetically modified Tofu.
TOFUTTI’S BETTER THAN PRODUCTS ALL CONTAIN ADDED SUGARS IN THE FORM OF ADDED (ORGANIC) SUGAR + MALTODEXTRIN. The Better Than Sour Cream has 24 grams of sugar in one container. There is no added sugar in homemade sour cream, cream cheese or ricotta.
Q: How are these Tofutti products “Better Than” their counterparts?
COMPARISON: IMITATION SOUR CREAM vs. SOUR CREAM. Let’s compare Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream to one of the Closest To Homemade™ brands, Straus Organic Sour Cream. (Source: Straus Web site 1/18/19)
WHEREAS THE TOFUTTI BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM IS FAR FRM HOMEMADE™, THE REAL SOUR CREAM IS CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™. The Straus Organic Sour Cream is Non-GMO Project Verified organic, pasture-fed milk + cream with live active cultures. This real sour cream has no added water, no added sugar, no chemical preservatives, no added gums and no added salt.
FROM A CALORIC PERSPECTIVE, TOFUTTI’S BETTER THAN SOUR CREAM CONTAINS MORE CALORIES THAN REAL SOUR CREAM. Two tablespoons (30g) of Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream has 85 calories vs. 70 calories for the same amount of Straus Organic Sour Cream.
Since the Tofutti product has added sugars, it is no surprise that the Tofutti product has more calories than real sour cream.
CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™ SOUR CREAMS include Wallaby Organic, Straus Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, Organic Valley, and Nancy’s Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. All of these real sour creams are made from organic dairy plus live active cultures with no added sugar, no chemical preservatives, no added gums and no added water.
IDEAL SOUR CREAM USAGE: Upon opening, stir the sour cream to fully mix in any naturally-occurring water which may have separated into a thin liquid layer at the top of the container. Do not pour out this liquid. When using, keep the lid off the sour cream for as short a time as possible to minimize its exposure to the air.