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Ice cream sandwiches: Tofutti vs. So Delicious

Published September 27, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I’ve developed a serious liking for Tofutti Cuties Cookies n Cream, and wondered if there was a healthier alternative. I found the So Delicious brand coconut milk ones hanging out right next to these, and noticed that not only were they agave sweetened, but they were lower in fat and calories than their corn syrup sweetened sisters.

The first thing I noticed out of the box was the wrappers. Tofutti uses the familiar paper wrapper of the classic that you have to carefully peel as you go, and admittedly will sometimes get really stuck on parts. SD uses plastic wrappers, which I wasn’t thrilled about, and are obviously not as biodegradable as paper, but don’t stick to the product and keep your hands clean. The SD one is also ever so slightly larger.

As far as taste and texture go, I like the Tofutti ones better. Not tons better,  just a teeny little bit. Maybe it’s the corn syrup, but the Tofutti version really is a perfect replica of the classic ice cream sandwich, both in the wafer and the filling. The SD is a little different in both aspects, with the wafer being a bit thicker and firmer, and the ice cream having the coconut milk undertone in the flavors, not necessarily a bad thing. The SD banana split flavors did contrast nicely with the chocolate.

So really, a pretty close battle. And to be fair, not identical flavors. I’m not sure if SD makes cookies n cream, but I’d sure like to find out if they do! I’m willing to keep, um, testing these from both brands! : ) The good news is really no matter which one you buy, you win! Enjoy! 🙂

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