REVIEW: Gluten-Free Pantry Brownie Mix
Gluten-Free Pantry Brownie Mix Delights
One day while I was at Wal-Mart, I noticed a boxes of "The Gluten-Free Pantry Brownie Mix Delights" on the shelf. Honestly, it took me a second to recognize the brand because it did not look like this:
Instead of the triangular package, it was packaged in a regular brownie box, like Duncan Hines:
I plunked a few boxes into my cart and off I went.
When I got around to testing the brownies, the first thing I noticed was how easy the directions were to follow. They had little graphics on the back of the box representing the ingredients. This made the easy task of making brownies even easier!
It has been a long since I used a mix. It was kind of odd not to measure out my dry ingredients. All I needed to do was melt 7 Tablespoons of butter (Stop it! I know you are thinking, "That is a lot of butter!" Yes, yes it is a lot of butter. But these are brownies we are talking about. Yummy, decadent, chocolaty brownies!) Where was I? Oh, yes. I added 7 tablespoons of butter and 2 large eggs.
I followed the directions to the letter. I whipped the eggs for two minutes, added the brownie mix and then added the melted butter. I did not add nuts because I am allergic.
As soon as I added the dry mix to the whipped eggs, I noticed the mix was "chunky." This made me nervous. I was afraid that Wal-Mart had failed me and bugs (all together now: eewwwwwwww!) had gotten into my dry mix. Thank goodness I was wrong! The chunks were not bugs but chocolate chips!
I did not have a problem with chocolate chips in my brownies. However, I know that some people are really purists about their brownies. I thought it was odd that nowhere on the box did it mention that the brownie mix contained chocolate chips. This is a little thing, I know, but I want you to know that this mix has chocolate chips right in the mix. They are not packaged in a separate bag inside the mix. If you don't like chocolate chips in your brownies, I would avoid this mix.
Not liking chocolate chips in your brownies is the only reason to avoid this mix! They were wonderful! The brownies were dense, dark and super tasty. I don't think anyone would ever guess these brownies are gluten-free. I would say that this mix tasted better than some wheat brownies I have had the misfortune of eating. The Gluten-Free Pantry brownies tastes just like Duncan Hines brownies.
If you are looking for a yummy brownie mix, I would heartily recommend this mix. And if your local Wal-Mart doesn't carry it, you can always pick up a box of "Gluten-Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownies." This is the same mix as the Wal-Mart mix, only with a different name and box.
Summary: Great brownie mix. Affordable price. Easy-to-follow directions.