Happy Wednesday Everyone!
So, I am sure if you are plant-based/vegan you know that jello is completely off limits. Jello is made out of gelatin, gelatin is made up of the boiled cartilage, bone and skin from animals. Not vegan, for sure. Even though it isn’t vegan, it was a favorite of mine before I realized what went into it. I adored jello, my grandma makes a slammin cream jello mold for every family get together. So, you can imagine how surprised and excited I was to find vegan jello at the grocery store! This post today is all about a review on this jello I found or “gels” as they called it. Let’s get into it!
The brand I found was Cool Cups, they are vegan, gluten-free, you know all the good stuff! They had a range of flavors but I opted for the cherry, seemed the most similar to what jello flavor I would pick as a kid. It comes in the classic four pack we all know and love. I couldn’t wait to get one open and try one. But, when the time came to try it I was a little confused by the texture. When you open up the cool cups there is a lot of liquid at the top, that didn’t surprise me, jello and gels have flaws right! Then, I dug my spoon into the cup and quickly realized that these were not jello like but definitely lean towards gel. The texture is hard and can come apart in your mouth in pieces instead of the classic smoothness of jello. I was not a fan of the texture at all but Mitch, didn’t mind it and kept eating.
Now, onto the flavor! This is where I would have to say Cool Cups got it right! They are pretty sweet but I prefer that and the cherry flavor is exactly how I remember it. If you lean towards being a flavor person other texture I would definitely try these out.
Overall I would rank these gel cups a 5/10 wonderful classic jello taste gone vegan but the texture needs some work (at least in my opinion). I love that a company has made it their mission to make vegan gels cups, we need more of them! Thanks for stopping by and remember there is always a vegan option!