Follow Your Heart is not a dating site, although it is a good name for that. It’s actually a wonderful vegan food company and they have released many tasty products, like veganaise in original and other flavors.
Recently, Follow Your Heart released a brand-new product, vegan feta crumbles. So, on top of sour cream, Parmesan, Cheddar, Provolone, Pepper Jack, and Mozzarella now they even have vegan feta cheese. Yummy!
This vegan feta cheese brand has coconut oil as its base and is made of only ten ingredients. It’s non-GMO, dairy and gluten-free, it has no soy or preservatives, and on top of that it tastes exactly like feta cheese.
Starting June 30th this product will be available at Sprouts stores in the US and also at Albertsons and Vons in Southern California. Hopefully soon, it will be added to other retailers.
Follow Your Heart sells its products in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, France, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Bermuda, Haiti, Malaysia, Israel, and Canada. So, we can only hope that the feta crumbles will be available internationally soon.
Besides the feta crumbles, what other products does Follow Your Heart offer?
There is the legendary veganaise, which is really good (I’ve tried different flavors). Then there is Parmesan, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Provolone, Pizzeria Blend Shreds, Smoked Gouda, and Gourmet Shreds.
Follow Your Heart has a wide selection and offers authentic, delicious flavors. I’m a big fan of their veganaise varieties.
Good News about Follow Your Heart
Products are gluten free and dairy free. They are also free of peanuts and tree nuts (except for coconuts). All of their products are certified kosher, except for the Balsamic dressings and sauces.
Many of their products are also organic or made with organic ingredients, and Follow Your Heart is non-GMO.
This is all excellent news, so far.
Some Doubts about Follow Your Heart?
What about canola oil? They use it in their products and canola oil is known not to be the healthiest oil. Here is Follow Your Heart’s reply (source, Follow Your Heart website).
“We take the quality of our ingredients very seriously and only use ingredients which are aligned with our mission to produce wholesome, pure foods. Canola oil is completely safe for human consumption, and the canola oil we use in our products, unlike most canola oil, is not genetically modified (GM). Health-conscious consumers should be aware that most of the canola oil currently on store shelves is modified to be herbicide resistant (herbicide-resistant GM canola or Roundup Ready Canola was introduced in 1995) and, unless the oil is verified non-GMO by a third party like the Non-GMO Project, an ingredient listing of “canola oil” or even “non-GMO canola oil” should be considered GM or possibly contaminated with GM material.”
Then there is also the question about palm oil, which had me a little worried, since I tend to avoid products that contain palm oil. Palm oil is linked to deforestation and loss of habitat for orangutangs and elephants.
Here is Follow Your Heart’s encouraging reply (also from their website): “We are very aware of the deforestation of thousands of acres of orangutan habitat in Southeast Asia for palm oil farms. We’re very mindful about where our Palm Oil comes from and only use palm oil from certified Rainforest Alliance (RA) farms (not to be confused with RSPO certified).
We source our Palm Oil from sustainable, family-owned cooperative farms in Central and South America, which are not orangutan habitats. We work with our suppliers and Rainforest Alliance to verify that the palm oil we use does not contribute to the suffering of any animals. We also make sure none of the farms we purchase from are contributing to deforestation. We are passionate about the ethical nature of our ingredients and devote resources to educating the public on palm oil farming.”
It would not make sense for a vegan company to obtain an ingredient from extreme animal suffering, so their explanation is reassuring.
Their products are also said to be “powered by the sun” which means that their facilities run on solar energy. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
All in all, this is a company that can be fully supported. Not only are their products non-GMO and allergen free, they are also dairy and gluten free and produced in installations that do not pollute the environment.
As for taste, I have tried several of their products and they have a rich flavor, highly recommended.
You can find more info on their website.
And you can try out some of their products here:
And of course, there’s the newly released feta cheese. It is not on Amazon yet, but you can also order it from their website. However, it should be available on Amazon soon. 🙂
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.