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Noochy Licious Nutritional Yeast Review

Noochy Licious is a new nutritional yeast product made by the folks at Gloriously Vegan. It's 100% natural, non-fortified, non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, organic and vegan. Do we recommend it? Read on for our review!

Quick reminder that none of the information in this article or this website should be taken as medical advice! This review contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

This bag was sent to me from Noochy Licious and my review is based on my experience alone. Please read the “Cons” section and “Review Summary” before making a decision on whether to purchase.

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Noochy Licious Nutritional Yeast bag

I'll be the first to admit, I've been behind the times on the nutritional yeast (a.k.a. “nooch”) trend.

While this is a vegetarian site, I eat vegan when I can, though I had never understood the obsession with nutritional yeast as a cheese replacement. Until now!

What is Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a common vegan substitute to use for adding a cheesy flavor without the actual cheese. It is sold as flakes or as a powder and is generally slightly “nutty” tasting also.

It is a “dead” yeast as opposed to active yeasts like the kind used for yeast breads. Naturally low in sodium, fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Some nutritional yeasts are fortified with synthetic nutrients that aren't naturally occurring in the food, but Noochy Licious is not fortified (no additives).

Noochy licious nutritional yeast photo in the bag

Noochy Licious Health Benefits

Nutritional yeast naturally contains protein and other trace minerals. 

On the topic of protein: Nutritional yeast is actually a COMPLETE protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids!

I'm not sure why Noochy Licious nutritional facts are displayed for each 100 grams instead of only one serving – but keep this in mind when you're reading the label! 

Note that this one is UNfortified, which means it does not have any additives or added B-12. 

The 54 grams of protein for the 100 grams is for almost 1/4 of a pound. Each tablespoon of Noochy Licious actually contains about 4.5 grams of protein.

Noochy Licious nutritional yeast bag of bag with nutritional facts

Noochy Licious is manufactured in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in small batches of several hundred at a time and come in 1-lb bags. 

What Can I Add Noochy-Licious to?

Sprinkle on top of popcorn, or replace for any dish that uses grated cheese (especially parmesan!). My favorite is on pasta, veggies and salads.

Not gonna lie, I've also just eaten Noochy Licious plain when I was taste-testing – I think it's THAT good.

This is personally my favorite nutritional yeast, taste-wise. Obviously this is subjective!

Even if you're not vegan, they have very interesting information on their website about why it's better for you and the environment than regular cheese.

Cons of Noochy Licious

  • While this is personally the best-tasting nutritional yeast I have tried (though I haven't tried every one out there), it is more expensive than buying from a bulk grocer.
  • Their nutritional facts are confusing as it is listed for the entire bag.
  • I've heard from many readers that their website is confusing and prompts them to buy more than they meant to order. Additionally, their customer service seems to be hard to get ahold of, based on your comments.

Review Summary of Noochy Licious Nutritional Yeast

Noochy Licious is the brand of nutritional yeast I personally use. That said, there are some issues with their ordering process.

I've received some comments that readers have accidentally signed up for a subscription, so please pay close attention to your chosen options when ordering. I'd recommend starting with a single bag if you haven't tried it before. 

Please note that since this review is based on my experience (and I am not the seller of this product), I welcome questions in the comments below that I can help answer but I will remove comments that are related to customer service. Their email is I understand that some of you have had slow responses from them, but I am not responsible for their customer support.

If you are ready to buy your own supply of Noochy Licious nutritional yeast, you can grab a bag from their website.

Noochy Licious nutritional yeast bags with some yeast flakes poured into a container

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Sunday 24th of May 2020

Yes! I thought I was ordering $17+ dollars worth, a starter pack, but ended up paying ~$85 for five packages. I received a communication from the co-owner, I believe, asking me to complete a survey. I asked for recipes (I’d gotten nothing but the packages of yeast), and said I’d provide feedback once I’d used it. I also told him about the problem ordering. He replied with a recipe link but did not address the problem with the order. It’s going to take me forever to use all the yeast that was sent (all powdered); because of that, and what I felt like was a tricky checkout-I placed the order still thinking it would be $17-I will not order from Noochy Licious again.

Wanda Jenkins

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I use nooch in my cooking ALL THE TIME, making seitan, vegan cheese, salad dressings, etc. I've bought from Whole Foods, Sprouts, and local health food stores. What makes yours so different and why should I pay double the price for your product? Do you have a sample pack? I'm in several FB groups where we all use nooch and I'd love to sing your praises if it so much better than what everyone else sells.


Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Hi Wanda, this is not my product! This is only a review. Please follow the links in the post or find the email in the comments above and contact the company directly (Gloriously Vegan) if you have any further questions. I personally really like this brand and it's sold in 1-lb bags which is why it's a little more expensive than some others. Best of luck!

Ann Southcombe

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

I have always thought nutritional yeast had to have vit B12 added, it is not naturally occuring. This product has no additives and doesn't list any Vit B's on the label. So, what is the truth? If it does have Vit B12, it should be listed.


Thursday 9th of January 2020

Hi Ann! Unfortified varieties of nutritional yeast still contain a moderate amount of B vitamins, which form naturally as the yeast grows. Any specific questions about Noochy Licious can be sent to their support email listed on their website :)

Eddy - Founder Noochy Licious

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi Karen,

It's Eddy here the co-founder of Gloriously Vegan. I am super sorry to hear you had an issue where you've found it hard to get in touch with us. We always aim to respond to requests sent in via email to within 24 hours.

We do have recurring programs but we make it super, super clear when that is the case. We have already sold out of Noochy Licious twice this year so we definitely don't need to dupe anyone into subscribing :-).

I can see it was a while ago that you posted this but if you need help with anything whatsoever please reach out on the email address above.

Sorry again and happy holidays.

Thanks, Eddy


Sunday 15th of September 2019

Do you know the contact info for this company? I purchased some and mistakenly put myself on the repeat ordering, which I do NOT want to do and have been very unsuccessful in contacting the company to stop that process. The whole situation has left a “bad taste” with me towards this company.


Sunday 15th of September 2019

I actually didn't know they had a recurring ordering program! Their email is