I had a reader ask me to compare these two products. As a occasional eater of Vegenaise, I was curious myself. First I will look at the Vegenaise. I happen to have a small jar in my fridge. The jar I have says it’s made from grapeseed oil. It also has a non GMO verified label. That is a good thing. Let’s look at the ingredients.
These don’t look too bad. Soy protein is one that could concern me, but I know it doesn’t contain GMOs because it has been verified. It also has only one gram of saturated fat. That’s pretty good. Now let’s look at the mayo.
Well I am already skeptical of this because it is owned by Kraft. They oppose GMO labeling. Now let’s move to the label.
Right off the bat, I see there are a lot more ingredients in this mayo. There are some scary ones too. Canola oil (possible GMO), soybean oil (possible GMO), modified food starch (can cause reactions in those who are sensitive to MSG) and natural flavor (you all know how I feel about that.) I would stay away from this product. Let’s also look at the nutrition facts.
There may be less fat in this, but there are too many chemicals in here for me to say it’s okay.
To summarize, I say if you need a mayo type spread, Vegenaise is a better choice. You can also try my White Bean Pesto which makes a delicious sandwich spread! One other thing that makes a great sandwich spread is avocado. Just spread a little on your bread. It’s delicious!