So last week I reviewed the eggplant cutlets from Dominex, this week I figured I’d share the Angel Meatballs made with eggplant. Mostly I want to share my disappointment. When I went to Sprouts to get these products there were only TWO Dominex products there and both clearly stated on the front of the box that they were VEGETARIAN/VEGAN. The eggplant cutlets I reviewed last week are indeed vegan however the meatballs above are NOT, even though the box CLEARLY states on the front that they are.
The meatballs contain parmesan cheese. I’m disappointed and angry because I ate a portion of these, believing them to be VEGAN. I’m angry at myself for not triple checking the ingredients like I normally would. Instead I believed the box when it said vegan. It seems that this is an old box though as the Dominex website has a meatball box that no longer states the product is vegan on the front. I really don’t know WHY these need parmesan cheese? You couldn’t taste the cheese in it, not did it add any flavor that cannot be found elsewhere from plants. In all a great product for vegetarians, but for vegans beware!
Have you tried Dominex products before?
We are currently in production of our new vegan meatball that will be hitting the store shelves soon. Unfortunately, the printer used the artwork for the new vegan meatball on our current vegetarian meatball packaging. While the current product is vegetarian we do declare the dairy in the ingredients panel and in the allergen statement on the back of the box. We sincerely apologize for the any inconvenience or confusion this mislabeling may have caused.
Thanks for clearing this up! Also really excited that there are plans for a vegan version 🙂