Babybel is a French brand of snackable cheese, that has long been known for its individually red wax-wrapped portions. Within the last year, Babybel launched its first ever plant-based cheese made to mimic mozzarella. Plant-Based Babybel is wrapped in green wax, dawned with the Vegan Society’s trademark ensuring it is animal-free, and the vegan cheese wheels come in an 80% paper content bag rather than the usual plastic nets.
I tried my Plant-Based Babybel on its own and as a mini Caprese. First, let me say that the experience of opening a Babybel wheel is part of what makes this such a fun food. Unwrap, peel, unveil, and indulge! The flavor of mozzarella is prominent, touching on both salty and sour notes, and is packed with calcium and vitamin B-12. The flavor and consistency remind me of the string cheese I used to devour as a kid, even down to the somewhat waxy texture.
There have been mixed reviews regarding this new vegan cheese. I personally enjoyed it, and will be purchasing more. It is worth noting, however, that Babybel is partnering with food brand Superbrewed to enhance its cheeses in the future. Superbrewed uses a plant-based postbiotic protein that is made from fermentation, is allergy free, and loaded with nutrients. So if you weren’t necessarily a fan this time, stay tuned for future recipe modifications!
I found my Plant-Based BabyBel at Sprouts, but stores like Costco, Target, and O’Briens should have them in stock in the future. Did you know you can always request specific products be carried at your local stores? Some groceries have request forms ready for you to fill out at check out, you just have to ask! The more stores see we want plant-based, vegan, and dairy-free items, the more likely they are to carry them before we even ask.
How would you enjoy your Plant-Based Babybel? Have you already tried?
Ingredients: Water, modified food starch, coconut oil, calcium citrate, no more than 2% of each: salt, natural flavor, citric acid, beta-carotene (color), cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
Sprouts Location: 1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350
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