Good Carma – ‘Flavour Fusion’ review

Ahhh, the life of a vegan product reviewer is a tough one; you get sent lovely items to try out, and then write about them. It’s a hard life.

Oh alright, it isn’t; it’s a wonderful way to try out products you wouldn’t necessarily buy, or even see in some stores. Good Carma’s Flavour Fusion was one of those pleasant surprises. I’d not heard of them, or theirFlavour Fusion range of dairy free Parmesan style cheese.

Good Carma Flavour Fusion
Good Carma Flavour Fusion

This isn’t a solid cheese, it isn’t a smooth cheese. It’s a powder that comes in a tube. You can sprinkle it on your cooking creations. It’s made from ground almonds, yeast flakes, and Himalayan pink mineral salt. It’s currently available in three flavours:

  • Original
  • Garlic
  • Chilli

They’ve got plans to add more flavours to the range in future too. There are also plans to create a smooth spreadable cheese, so keep your eye out for them.

When it arrived I had a think about what I could use it for. It’s been over thirty years since I’d eaten Parmesan and all I could think of was pasta. So, I made spaghetti with a bean and aubergine sauce. I added some of both the chilli and garlic Flavour Fusion to it. It tasted great.

Spaghetti with Garlic Flavour Fusion.
Spaghetti with Bean, Aubergine & Tomato sauce. Topped with Chilli and Garlic Flavour Fusion.

 

I have to admit that it tasted so good that I went on-line and ordered a few more; I knew that the taster samples wouldn’t hang around for long on the shelves in this household. Each flavour comes in 100g tubes and if you’re quick you can save 20% if you order before the end of January. The offer has been available as part of Veganuary.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been adding the topping to other dishes, and in some of the contents of my Vegan Laptop Lunchbox. It’s been added to pasta, gnocchi, lasagna, and even on salads. Have a look at some of the photographs on my Tumblr and you’ll see how versatile it is.

Original Flavour Fusion topped gnocchi.
Original Flavour Fusion topped gnocchi.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped salad.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped salad.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped Rice and sweetcorn.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped Rice and sweetcorn.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped pasta and sauce.
Garlic Flavour Fusion topped pasta and sauce.

Good Carma (“not Karma”? I hear you say) are based in Carmarthenshire and I love that they’ve managed to choose a name that means so much to them.

It was founded by Charlotte Bates in 2013 under some rather sad circumstances, the death of her mother Lynne, who died from bowel cancer earlier that year.

“I wanted to help her by offering an alternative to dairy cheese without sacrificing flavour but using healthy ingredients as well. Good Carma’s cheese style products are now enjoyed by both vegans and non-vegans alike”

The aim and rationale of the business is to nutritionally help all people hence why the name “Good Carma” was chosen. Business policy includes ethical practices and the use of non GM soya.

What a fabulous way to celebrate, and remember your mother.

 

Polite note: This review has been organised by the VEGAN lifestyle ASSOCIATION. It has not been paid for and the products were sent free of charge. This is my genuine and unbiased review of the product.

GoodCarma Foods arelisted with the VLA and you can see their listing here.

GoodCarma website: goodcarmafoods.com
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