Cool Cups Vegan Jello Review

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 Review

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!


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Best of Veggie Burger: Artichoke Burger

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Who says Vegans can’t have a great burger?

Lately I have gotten more into meat alternatives, maybe it is the summer heat and the urge to barbecue. This craving has led me into a trial of many different veggie burgers, and hot dogs! This week I wanted to share my favorite veggie burger I have tried (ever).  The Artichoke Burger by Five Star Foodies!

I found this baby in the frozen aisle at Whole Foods, they have a bunch of different flavors but I opted for the original artichoke burger. Boy was I not disappointed. So unbelievably delicious, this burger packs great flavor! I have been making them at least weekly for dinner with some french bread and a boatload of toppings. They have other flavors of course, I have also tried the french herb flavor which is delicious! I am always excited when I find a meat alternative that is first of all gluten-free and second soy-free! I don’t eat soy-free all the time but I prefer to avoid it as much as I can.

Before summer is over check out some of these burgers and get them on the grill! A wonderful meat alternative for anyone who is looking for a tasty burger made without gluten, and soy!!

Check out Five Star Foodies website here & where to buy!

Thanks for reading and hope you give these bad boys a try! Happy Grilling!


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