The 3 Foods I Miss the Most as a Vegan

I've been vegan for six and half years now and I've never regretted my decision.

I chose to go vegan for all the precious creatures us humans share this world with, not for health reasons. I'm probably one of the least healthy vegans around, consuming Oreos (yes, Oreos are vegan!), pizza, burgers and all sorts of junk food on the regular.

Going vegan wasn't easy initially, but there are so many vegan versions of my favorite foods, making diet a little easier to keep up with.

There are, however, three foods that I've yet to find decent vegan substitutions. Scroll below to find out what they are!

Flamin' Hot Cheetos

I lived off of Flamin' Hot Cheetos for a large portion of my life.

Every morning after my parents dropped me off at middle school, I'd buy myself a bag from the cafeteria and gobble them down for breakfast. What a healthy habit!

When I realized I'd have to give them up when I went vegan, it was really tough at first. Eventually I sort of learned to forget about them, but every now and again, I find myself craving this spicy snack.

The worst part is in all my years of being vegan, I've yet to find a counterpart for these guys. A vegan version of just about every other food exists, but Flamin' Hot Cheetos have somehow slipped through the cracks.

If anyone knows of a vegan substitute for these, please let me know!


Costco Cake

I've had some fantastic vegan cakes in my life, but nothing will ever compare to the magic of a Costco Cake.

I'm a huge frosting fanatic. If you've ever had a Costco Cake, you know they don't mess around when it comes to slathering this sugary goodness all over their cakes. And the density of their cakes is perfect. It's not too dense, not too spongy. It's just right.

It will forever remain one of the greatest desserts I've ever had.

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

As I stated before, there's a vegan version for just about everything these days. And while there are vegan cream cheeses, they will never be as good as the classic Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

I will defend the deliciousness of vegan food like no other, but I cannot support vegan cream cheese. It's disgusting and I sincerely apologize to any of you who've ever tried it.

Philadelphia was smooth and creamy, while not being too sweet. They know what they're doing. Wish the same could be said for all those vegan cream cheeses out there—whomp, whomp.

At least it's forced me to get more creative with what I put on my bagels. I'm lying, I just put butter on them now.


You're probably wondering how I've survived being vegan all these years. If so, you can head over HERE to find out.