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Mr Flibble
Oct 15th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Does whoever imports Tofutti products into the UK have severe refridgeration problems, or is their icecream just naturally crap?

Virtually every tub of their icecream I've ever bought from a variety of shops across the UK has either had ice crystals or had a texture like it's been defrosted and refrozen.

Their 'rock and roll' cones (seriously the marketting guy who came up with that name needs kicking!) looked so promising, but when i first got them this time last year the cones were always soggy and rarely did the tops bare any resemblance to the picture (I remember from my non vegan days that most cornettos didn't look quite as good as the picture but at least bore some resemblance). I tried them a few times from different stores and it was the same. So, I stopped buying them for about 9 months, until today when I thought i'd give them another try. Silly me, they are the same/worse.

Has anyone else experienced this? I think it's a real shame, cause if they were any good (ie the icecream up to swedish glace standards, the chocolate to green and blacks, the cone non soggy) I think there's a chance they could be sold in a lot more places. I'm not sure whether I should be writting to Tofutti or the importers.

puffin
Oct 15th, 2005, 10:26 PM
I hate there ice cream. I only had it once so i cant really comment on the quality issue. It has a really nasty after taste that stayed in my mouth for hours after. I do remember though that it was more like sorbet than ice cream.

Kumem
Oct 15th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Will third what you two have said, it's vile.
We bought the mango ice cream and the strawberry one. It is more like sorbet, but not as fresh, refreshing or nice. When it melts it tastes and looks like liquid with badly melted sugar in it.
I can't stand Swedish Glace, but never liked ice cream and it does taste like dairy ice cream. My bf loves it.

Gliondrach
Oct 16th, 2005, 12:35 AM
So that's what Toffuti is. I've seen it mentioned on here but thought it was a cheese replacement. I've only had vegan ice cream once. It melted whilst in the fridge, even though it was in the freezer bit. It turned to sludge. Blooming 'orrible.

I might try to make my own one day. Or I might not.

sugarmouse
Oct 16th, 2005, 04:41 AM
tofutti is a brand i think-makes cheese,cream cheese etc and other replacemnts.i never cared for ice cream realy so i canot comment:(but i would write to tofutti.they may not even know their importers do not care well for their products?


i have heard some of their products are not vegan, is this true? :confused:

the_marmite_kid
Oct 16th, 2005, 12:59 PM
mr fibble i wont hear a bad word said about the rock and roll cones, they are flippin lovely. but i do know what you mean though, i've only just recently tried them this summer but the first one i had the cone was soggy, i was a little disappointed, then the second one was the same (second box) but once kept in the coldest part of the freezer for a while they were fine, i still manage to loose pretty much all the nuts off the top of the cone as i fight with the wrapper, i think they must have fine fishing line threaded through the paper as its always a challenge to get the wrapper off without throwing the whole thing on the floor or is that just me? and my clumsiness/eagerness to get at that lovely ice cream.

ive only ever tried the raspberry swedish glace, it was ok but tasted like a cup of tea to me (without milk) im not sold on that. are any other flavours better?

tipsy
Oct 16th, 2005, 06:59 PM
i really think it may be an importing problem, because thier stuff here is pure "rock & roll" (pun intended)

tofutti cuties used to be my greatest weakness... :o

as far as toffuti products that are NOT VEGAN :

9. Are all Tofutti products vegan?
No, not all of our products are totally vegan. Although all of our frozen dessert and cheese (except smoked salmon Better Than Cream Cheese) products are completely vegan, all of our frozen food entrees (except our Pizza Pizzaz) and all four of our cookies do contain egg whites. Of course, every product that uses egg whites will have it clearly listed in the ingredients. We never use whole eggs, as we are always cholesterol free.

^from http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp

i really dont like that answer....does the wording bother anyone else???

Mr Flibble
Oct 16th, 2005, 07:26 PM
ok, i shall write to them :)

I've never bought any of their products which don't have the word vegan on them. I had another cone today, and took a couple of pics. As usual the cone was soggy and it looked like it's been defrosted and refrozen:

http://media.offline.org.uk/files/pictures/tofutti/1.JPG
http://media.offline.org.uk/files/pictures/tofutti/2.JPG

tipsy
Oct 16th, 2005, 08:30 PM
ewww.... gross!

they definatly dont look like that here! :eek:

puffin
Oct 16th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Now that looks horrible. I hate soggy things. I thought cones were suppost to be crunchy.
I would just like to add that i love swedish glace :)

Tigerlily
Oct 16th, 2005, 10:40 PM
I like Soy Delicious but I don't think they make it in the UK.

Rice Dream is nasty, tastes like a bunch of chemicals.

the_marmite_kid
Oct 16th, 2005, 11:24 PM
mr flibble, they may have soggy cones but i see that didnt stop you eating it ;)

Mr Flibble
Oct 16th, 2005, 11:29 PM
well, it'd be wrong not to really :)

Won't be buying any more thou.

Gorilla
Oct 16th, 2005, 11:45 PM
i have a lot of trouble getting Tofutti in Brighton, i've seen their ice cream cones (i agree - dumb name!) and they're always soggy like you said Mr Flibble. i don't bother buying them anymore as they're too expensive for not very good quality.

Marrers
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:34 AM
I have had a few dodgy ice cream tubs (with crystals in - I'd presumed it was my health food shops poor storage) but must say on the whole I love Tofutti ice cream. I always go for vanilla choc fudge or chocolate cookies, can't bear strawberry or fruity flavours. I used to love Better Pecan though I always thought they should add a little more pecan swirl. The last few tubs I've tried had been overloaded with pecan swirl so I've stopped getting that now - can't win! Lol.

I have had the same trouble with the cones but tried again recently and got a fantastic batch. I thought they must have changed the recipe but reading what you guys say maybe it was just a one off stroke of luck.

I also tried the Tofutti individual portion pack (4 tiny tubs) but they were dreadful, tasted like plastic with the consistency of marshmallows, so I gave up on those.

I like Swedish Glace too - the chocolate and caramel flavours. Vanilla is okay too.

. . . not that I like ice cream or anything . . .

DoveInGreyClothing
Feb 2nd, 2006, 01:01 PM
Hmm I buy rock n roll cones from my local Holland and Barret and they've always been nice, maybe it is an importing problem.

Spiral
Feb 2nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
I gave up with the Rock and Roll cones as they started to be a funny shape as though thay had defrosted and full of ice crystals. Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla lollies (http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/330095.html) are nice.

RedWellies
Feb 2nd, 2006, 01:43 PM
Does whoever imports Tofutti products into the UK have severe refridgeration problems, or is their icecream just naturally crap?

It's crap! Although I like the Rock and Roll cones. I stick to Swedish Glace. (I once heated up Alpro choc custard and poured it over the vanilla ice-cream :D)

Marrers
Feb 2nd, 2006, 01:48 PM
No, Tofutti ice cream is not crap! It is lovely as long as it is stored properly. (You say you like Rock and Roll cones so you must like Tofutti ice cream!!)

All the Rock and Roll cones I've had recently have been great (from my local independent health food shop).

Gorilla
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:30 PM
i still don't think i've ever seen tubs of Tofutti ice ceam - just the cones.

"vanilla choc fudge or chocolate cookies" - i want those!!! :eek:

Spiral
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:40 PM
All the Rock and Roll cones I've had recently have been great (from my local independent health food shop).
When I first started buying them they were fine, but about a year ago wherever I bought them from they were an odd shape and looked as though they had been defrosted at some stage and were full of ice crystals. Perhaps it was just a problem with a few batches as you've had no problems with them. I'll have to try some again soon, they were pretty good.

Marrers
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:41 PM
It's in tubs like Ben and Jerrys, not like Swedish Glace. Don't they have it at Infinity?

Gorilla
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:44 PM
Infinity have never had any tubs of Tofutti when i've looked in there... they only seem to have the cones, and they don't always have those.

Mr Flibble
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:56 PM
"vanilla choc fudge or chocolate cookies" - i want those!!! :eek:

Don't get too excited, they're not very generous with the amount of stuff in their icecream. The titles sound better than they are - it's all marketting ;)

Gorilla
Feb 2nd, 2006, 05:58 PM
it's ok, i'm sure if i ever did find any, it'd be so ridiculously expensive i wouldn't bother anyway. :)