Round three of my Becky Crocker Gluten-Free Mix reviews includes a winner and a loser. The gluten-free brownie mix gets a BIG thumbs up. The gluten-free Devils Food Cake Mix, um, not so much.
So after purchasing six-packs from Amazon.com for the Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix and the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Betty Crocker, I received a sample pack from MyBlogSpark with all of the varieties. I had an invite to a dinner party last week and used that opportunity to get a broader group of gluten-gluttons to taste the brownies and chocolate cupcakes.
Just from my tasting before the dinner party, I knew the Devil’s Food cupcake were not up to muster. I tried smothering them in frosting (since at its best a cupcake is merely a frosting delivery device), but it wasn’t sufficient. I would expect a Devil’s Food Cake to be extra chocolate-y but I might have mistaken this for a banana muffin if you didn’t tell me it was chocolate beforehand.
The brownies on the other hand – I had a difficult time restraining myself to ensure there would be enough for everyone at the dinner party. My tastes proved to be a harbinger of the broader response. The gluten-free brownies were eagerly devoured, leaving only crumbs next to the hardly-touched Devils Food cupcakes. Luckily it seems that Kerrie at GF Shaolin has found a way to make the gluten-free Devils Food mix more palatable – since I know the Yellow Cake Mix can be salvaged, I may have to give the chocolate mix another chance. Though, anyone looking for gluten-free chocolate overload really needs to try my Flourless Chocolate Lust Cake.
Now comes the good part – the giveaway – one lucky reader will receive a Betty Crocker “Sweet Moments” prize pack that includes all four gluten-free mixes, and two free coupons for any of the varieties.
Since Betty Crocker seems to be listening to the gluten-free blogs, let’s give them an idea of what we want to see next. To be eligible for the gluten-free prize pack, leave a comment with your wish-list of gluten-free mixes/products. What else would you like to see Betty Crocker make for the gluten-free community? You must be a U.S. resident to be eligible, so post your comment before 9pm Eastern on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 to be part of the drawing.
Extra good news – even if you don’t win this prize pack – Betty Crocker is giving away free coupons for the gluten-free mixes – just call 1-800-446-1898 to request yours (one coupon per household).Tweet Pin It
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