Sunday, April 13, 2008

Purely Decadent

Saturday I visited two stores in search of Tuffuti Chocolate Ice Cream. I hate switching brands once I have found something that works for us. But as I whispered "Damn it, damn it, damn it" when I realized that I was not to find Tuffuti Ice Cream on that day, I picked up a pint of Purely Decadent Dairy Free by Turtle Mountain. I read the label. It didn't contain any of our allergens. Underneath the ingredients was the 'Allergen Information'. I started scanning it figuring it had to be cross contaminated with something. This is what it says:

'Turtle Mountain applies strict quality control measures in an effort to prevent contamination by undeclared food allergens. To assure our preventative measures are effective, we sample test our products for the presence of gluten, dairy, peanut and almond allergens using state of the art testing methods. To lean more about our allergen prevention program visit us at www.purelydecadent.com. CONTAINS: SOY'

Wow! You guys are too good to be true! But do you really taste 'Purely Decadent'. Max and I bought a pint to take home for a taste test. Max's conclusion "Delicious!" and I concur. It really is good and it's available at our local Safeway.

8 comments:

Speedbump Kitchen said...

I agree with the Turtle Mountain products, they actually taste good! Tofutti is good if you're an allergic kid and that's all you've had, but it tastes pretty odd to me. The vanilla Tofutti tastes like frozen Duncan Hines frosting (also dairy free).... sooo sweet! I've enjoyed your blog, by the way, keep it up!

All Adither said...

I like that brand too. I still prefer Tofutti though. Though it's harder to find and probably more unhealthy. My mom found some Tofutti Cuties that were strawberry with vanilla wafers on the outside (so much less messy than the chocolate ones).

Angie (from AllAdither.com)

Carol Amie said...

I *loved* my Tiffuti Cuties and Purely Decadent indulgences when I was doing the dairy-free stuff but hadn't thought about other allergens. I was able to find it at safeway, giant and bloom if you want to check the stores near you for other flavor options. Also, I went to their website and signed up for coupons which made it an even less guilty indulgence. :)

Julie B said...

I LOVED the Turtle Mountain stuff when I had to be dairy-free for my eldest daughter....now my youngest has a soy allergy so its strictly Rice Cream for me :( I did love their chocolate/peanut butter kind...mmmm, it was so good!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

I was so happy to find the Vanilla/Strawberry Cuties for the same reason as Angie...the less mess factor! What on earth does Tofutti put into their chocolate wafers that makes them stick like brown super-glue to toddler fingers and under the fingernails!

1AllergyMom@gmail.com said...

Did you see their allergen page? Am I reading this wrong or are they really playing dirty tricks on us? Sorry I don't want to rain on this parade, but I remember seeing this brand in Wegman's and thought I'd found gold and I couldn't get it because it said "This product was produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts and dairy products."...which is on their OLD labeling and now their new labeling doesn't include this info, refers you to their website and they still share equipment. Be sure to read their allergen page online. Apparently this is under the optional labeling requirements. So basically they want us to buy it at the store and then find out later that it's produced on shared equipment...

mama o' the matrices said...

Sigh. My experience with Tofutti is that their ice cream has a nut-containing version, and they don't label for it. They don't even label (the last time I looked) for the peanut flavoring in their Tofutti Cuties, claiming (the last time I called)that there was no peanut proteins in it. Still, I've heard a report of a peanut allergic kid anaphylaxing after eating a peanut-flavored Cutie.

To top it off, we'd decided to avoid the Tofutti ice-creams and to stick with their cheeses and cream cheese, but we went to Hugh Sampson's clinic in NY - and there we were told that Tofutti has a history of turning up with dairy traces in it! So that's it for me, folks - I'm Tofutti'd out.

Arisce said...

Even though I'm a year late, Coconut Bliss is really good. My daughter is allergic to dairy and soy and I hate rice dream. So I do coconut milk yogurt and ice cream. :)