I recently was asked to review Nasoya’s® Vegan Nayonaise and NayoWhipped products and was more than happy to do so since I spend several weeks (or more) on a vegan diet in the summer. (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Nasoya® company in any way.) Nasoya®, which is known for its tofu products, recently reformulated its line of vegan sandwich spreads and dressings to make them “smoother, creamier and more delicious than ever before.”
The Nayonaise and NayoWhipped use non-GMO ingredients and are free of preservatives. Both are a good source of Omega-3 ALA and Vitamin B12. Each has 40 calories per tablespoon, 3.5 grams of total fat and .5 grams of saturated fat. This is lower than my favorite brand of mayonnaise (Duke’s Light), which has 50 calories per tablespoon and 5 grams of total fat. Approximate retail price is $4.69 (15 oz.) and $6.99 (30 oz.), according to the information that was sent with the products.
Okay, on with the taste tests. I tried both products straight out of the jar and felt something was lacking, not necessarily in taste but in texture. I decided to place a couple of spoonfuls of each in a small bowl and stir them up until they were much creamier. Much better!
The NayoWhipped Sandwich Spread tasted pretty good straight and reminded me of other mayo-like dressings that have the word “Whip” in them. It is both tangy and sweet. I decided to use it to make some broccoli slaw and used a prepackaged slaw mix, the NayoWhipped Sandwich Spread, a little bit of apple cider vinegar, sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. I refrigerated it for about an hour. This turned out to be tasty!
The Nayonaise is sweeter than my usual Duke’s Light or similar mayonnaise, but not as sweet as the NayoWhipped. I tried it on a black bean burger with lettuce and tomato and it was good. I could see using it as a spread on a portabella burger as well.
Bottom line: I definitely will use both of these products when I’m on a vegan diet and am glad that I don’t have to stick with just mustard on my sandwiches, like I’ve done in the past. The NayoWhipped should work well in coleslaw and some of my pasta salad recipes. And the fact that it’s lower in calories and total fat is also a plus!
Eat, drink and be merry!
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