A soft cream cheese-like plant-based spread from Costco that doesn’t taste dairy-free!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco dairy-free Boursin! I heard that this was available at Costco recently and asked my husband to pick up a container for me to try because I’ve been limiting my dairy intake recently.
Other dairy-free items that I like from Costco are the Costco Maison Riviera Coconut Milk Vegan Delight, Costco milkadamia Macadamia Beverage, Costco Leanfit Organic Plant Based Protein Powder and Costco Culinary Treasures Avocado Goddess Dressing.
Location in Store
You can find the dairy-free Boursin in the refrigerated deli section at Costco, near all the other cheeses. The item number is 1610333.
I absolutely love the Boursin dairy-free. The flavor is very mild, you can slightly taste a hint of herbs and a touch of garlic. It tastes like a plain cream cheese with a hint of extra added flavor. It’s not as strong as some garlic and herb-flavored cream cheeses I’ve had.
The best part about this Boursin dairy-free plant-based spread is that it tastes like a regular cream cheese spread! It’s smooth, rich, thick, creamy and addictive. Lastly, it doesn’t have any strange aftertaste that a lot of plant-based products do.
When I first tried this, I ate a ton of it on Mary’s Organic Crackers from Costco and I must admit that my tummy didn’t feel the greatest afterward. If you have a sensitive stomach like I do, maybe eat just a little before fully indulging!
I paid $11.99 Canadian for the 425-gram container, which isn’t super cheap, but it’s a good-sized container. I think it’s normal to pay a bit of a premium for plant-based products.
There are so many ways you can use this. In eggs, to make pasta, as a dip for vegetables for crackers, spread on a bagel or added to mashed potatoes are just a few ideas I have!
The Costco dairy-free Boursin needs to be kept refrigerated and the best before date is about two months from the date I purchased it.
Two tablespoons contains 90 calories, eight grams of fat, three grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, one gram of sugar, less than a gram of protein and 180 milligrams of sodium. I’m quite positive I ate at least four tablespoons when I first tried this, so that’s a lot of calories and fat! At least this is low in carbs for anyone who eats a ton like me or is following a low-carb diet!
This dairy-free cheese tastes amazing, but there aren’t really any nutritious ingredients in it. Basically, it’s just oil, spices, herbs and garlic. Most condiments don’t have lot of nutritional benefits though, so that’s not a major problem.
Nutrition: 1/10 (a point for being low carb)
If you’re a cream cheese lover but can’t eat dairy, buy this. If you’re someone who is following a plant-based diet or are just curious about trying dairy-free products, buy this too! It’s delicious.
Have you tried this? What did you think of it?
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