I’ve seen Zen dairy free chocolate pudding in the store for quite some time. I don’t know why I don’t buy it… maybe it’s the sugar? Given the current back to school season, I thought it would be fun to review something that was very lunch box friendly.
Zen makes dairy free chocolate pudding in two forms: almond base and hazelnut base. We reached out to them to find out the status of the facility and equipment, but no one got back to us. With that in mind, we personally won’t purchase anymore and will leave the review here for you to enjoy. I’m currently working on a refined sugar free, dairy free chocolate pudding recipe to share with RAISE Members.
Zen Almond Chocolate Pudding
Kid Two: It’s really good. I like how thin it is. It’s not a thick pudding at all. I like it more with each bite. The almond to chocolate ratio is well done.
Kid Three: It smells like Jello Pudding! And it tastes like it too. This has the same texture as Jello chocolate pudding. I like how wobbly it is. This pudding has a sweet foretaste and a mild bitter aftertaste. The aftertaste makes you want to eat more so you can have more of the sweet foretaste in your mouth.
Kid Four: *agrees with Kid Three on the smell* It tastes like Jello Chocolate Pudding (note, I have NO idea when or where they ate Jello chocolate pudding…) I really like it. I’d so eat this all the time.
Zen Hazelnut Chocolate Pudding
Kid Two: I think I like the almond version better. This hazelnut chocolate pudding has a more rich chocolatey flavor. However, I naturally prefer almonds over hazelnuts. *eats more*. Now I’m not sure which one I like more.
Kid Three: You can really taste the hazelnuts, and I didn’t like that at all. With the almond version, I didn’t know it was nut based. I couldn’t taste the nuts and that’s the way I like it (uh huh uh huh) *he started singing…*
Kid Four: There’s a slightly nutty aftertaste that I don’t like, so I prefer the almond version over this one.