We recently found the Good Foods Plant-Based Queso Style Dip in our local Costco. We were really excited to find it, but also a bit hesitant to purchase it for two reasons:
- large party-sized container
- cauliflower is the first ingredient listed, and my husband is not a big fan of cauliflower
Despite being a bit unsure, our curiosity and excitement at finding the product far outweighed our hesitation. So, we decided to go ahead and give it a try!
Please note: This is NOT sponsored content. We are not sponsored. We purchased this item with our own money and all opinions are our own.
Quite a while ago, I heard good things about the Good Foods Queso from Brian and Jessica from Krocks in the Kitchen. More recently, Derek from Simnett Nutrition mentioned it as well, and we were thrilled to find it locally to try it out for ourselves!
The queso has a smooth texture and a thick consistency. It is great as a dip for veggies and chips, and tasty on top of refried beans, zesty beans, vegan chili, and nachos. We even tested it as a cheesy pasta sauce, and thoroughly enjoyed it that way too! My son also tried it as a spread with guacamole and tomatoes on toast and he loved it that way as well. We love the versatility of this queso, and surprisingly have been going through it really quickly! It turns out that we didn’t need to be concerned about the large party-sized container after all. Everyone in the family gives this product two big thumbs up!
Potential Pros and Cons
Pros and cons will differ depending on your perspective, but here are our pros and potential cons of the Good Foods Plant-Based Queso.
- Plant-Based ingredients (all simple, pronounceable, familiar ingredients)
- No added oils or sugar
- Gluten free
- Non GMO
- Smooth texture
- Thick consistency (neither drippy, nor pasty-just right)
- Versatile-use as a dip, topping, spread
- Delicious flavour-cheesy, spicy
- Large container-we thought this might be a con, but we ended up going through it really quickly!
- Contains almonds-not safe for those with an almond allergy & not school safe because of nut allergies
- Contains sea salt-not high in sodium, but may be a concern for those avoiding salt or limiting salt intake
- Difficult to find-we have only seen it at Costco, and the last time we tried to purchase, they were sold out
- Large container-this wasn’t a con for us, but could be if you don’t go through it as quickly as we did.
We highly recommend trying out the Good Foods Plant-Based Queso Style Dip. If you’re unable to find it, or would prefer to make your own, you could try the recipe by Derek from Simnett Nutrition. We haven’t tried it out yet, but it looks delicious!
We hope this review was helpful. Let us know what you think of this queso or if there are other commercial plant-based queso dips (or queso recipes) we should check out.