Those who are familiar with tofu know that the firm variety is best used in cooking savory meals, while the soft type is best reserved for smoothies or dessert tofu dishes. But Bob Rees is an inventor who hopes that consumers will come to know tofu in an entirely different way as a sweet item.
Rees combined Jell-O, pudding mixes and store-bought soy milk to create prototypes for flavored dessert tofu that taste like strawberry, banana cream, orange and even pistachio. Just as there are many flavored pudding and yogurt products on the shelves of stores, these pre-flavored tofu products have the potential to introduce a new way to enjoy the Asian dessert.
One of the biggest challenges Rees acknowledges in bringing this product to market is that soy is widely regarded as a meat substitute rather than a dessert. Currently, he is seeking investors for his line of flavored tofu, which is set to be named 'Legends Soy and Tofu.'