A lot of buzz has surrounded Betty Crocker coming out with gluten free mixes available at most grocers. The question always is: Are they any good?
Betty Crocker contacted me and told me they wanted to send me a "prize pack" with all 4 new gluten free mixes and a reusable grocery bag. The best part about the deal was that I get to give away a "prize pack" to one of YOU! Read below for further details on that.
There are four mixes: brownies, chocolate chip cookies, yellow cake, and devil's food cake. I baked all four of them before this review.
The brownies were the first recipe that I attempted. I have to admit that I am not a baker; my sister is the baker of the family and whenever I visit her I'm sure to arrive to at least three gluten free treats. Since I'm a novice baker, I chose the brownies because the directions were simplest: mix butter, two eggs, and the Betty Crocker mix together, pour into a pan, and put the pan into the oven. That's it!
The brownies were extremely simple to make and even easier to eat. They were delicious! I've had other types of gluten free brownies before, and almost none of them were as good as these.
I had varying degrees of success with the other mixes. The chocolate chip cookies were good, but unfortunately most of them came out burned. I have a tiny oven in my apartment so I wasn't able to use a true cookie sheet and instead used the same pan that I had used for making the brownies. I had to bake the cookies four at a time! It was frustrating and perhaps why they did not cook as easily as the brownies.
I set the chocolate chip cookies out when I had people over to my apartment for my roommate's birthday, and they were a big hit. Most people didn't know they were gluten free and were surprised after I told them. I think that speaks to the quality of the Betty Crocker mixes.
Unfortunately I do have have photos of the other two mixes that I made. However my experience making them was similar to my experience making the brownies -- they were simple to prepare, baked well, and were delicious!
Perhaps the best part about these mixes is that they are located at almost every market. It isn't normally easy to walk into a Ralph's, Pavilions, or Vons and find gluten free mixes. At the Ralph's I visited the mixes were also reasonably priced at $3.99. While Trader Joe's provides a cheaper mix (there brownie mix is about $2.75), I had a much easier and enjoyable experience with the Betty Crocker mixes.
Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mix Locator
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Check out the prize pack you could win! It comes with all four mixes, a reusable grocery bag, a pad of paper and pen!
So here are the details: there are a few ways to enter into the drawing for the prize pack. First, you can leave a comment on this post with your favorite L.A. gluten free hotspot and why it is your favorite -- it doesn't have to be something I have written about in the past! Second, for those of you not in Los Angeles, leave a comment detailing your favorite Gluten Freeways post and why it is your favorite!
Please Note that at this time Betty Crocker can only ship to the contiguous 48 states. Also please note that I must approve comments because of an issue I had with a spammer, so do not be concerned if your comment does not show up automatically.
The deadline to submit your comment is July 31st. After that I will hold a random drawing. If you decide to enter the contest by leaving a comment, please make sure to leave some form of contact with your comment so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!