I was super excited when I saw this post about gluten-free products after discovering wheat/gluten is a major migraine trigger for me.
It's so reassuring to have them basically mix up a loaf of gluten-free bread for me (especially since I'm so new to this gluten-free thing!). So I was absolutely in love with the gluten-free bread mix. And that was before I even tasted it.
Now, I've tasted gluten-free bread (before it was a dietary requirement for me) and some has been good, while some has been awful---dry and chalky or overly crumbly. But when I tasted the bread mix loaf, I was so pleasantly surprised. I actually told Mr. Meaty that I like it better than wheat bread. It's light and sort of spongey with an eggy flavor (the box recipe DOES call for three eggs, so that likely explains that). The girls liked it and Mr. Meaty proclaimed it "OK" (this is sometimes a rousing endorsement for him for any untested food).
I had so much fun with the company back in November of last year for the awesome hamburger bun/mini pie tin and flour prize pack giveaway.
So I know this one's going to be awesome, too!
This time around, you'll have a chance to win a Gluten-Free Products Prize Pack, including:
One (1) NEW Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix, a quick mix for all kinds of GF baked goods
One (1) Gluten-Free Bread Mix, which makes a loaf of delicious gluten-free sandwich bread.
One (1) Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour, which you can sub in for flour in just about any recipe you can dream up!
You must live in the continental U.S. to be eligible to win the Gluten-Free Prize Pack.
The only required entry for the contest is a comment on which gluten-free product or recipe you're most excited about trying out in YOUR kitchen. But you can gain extra entries for signing up for enews, and/or following us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or Instagram.
And you can get an extra entry each day by tweeting about the contest!
I'll choose a single winner randomly from eligible entries after the contest ends on Monday, October 14. The winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good luck and I'm looking forward to your comments!
About the Company
It's is the oldest flour company in the U.S., opening in 1790 in Boston. It’s known now as a quality flour with many options for customers, like organic and gluten-free flours. For whole foodies, I think it's the most-often lauded major flour brand and for good reason, the selection and quality of flour, combined with its availability makes it a great packaged flour for whole food bakers. It is an employee-owned company.
How do the products fare?
I loved the bread mix loaf, especially fresh out of the bread machine. It gets a little crumbly and dry after a few days in the refrigerator, but I suppose that's true of most homemade breads. And having the freedom to substitute gluten-free flour (especially now when I'm still learning the ropes to gluten-free living), was great with both the baking mix and the flour mix. Someday I'm sure I'll be ready to mix my own custom gluten-free flours, but these are so easy.
The only major downside I saw to the products is the retail price. Most gluten-free products are a little steep (at least for my super-frugal brain), so it's in line with similar products from other brands. But the $6.95 MSRP for the bread mix means I'll only be able to enjoy it occasionally rather than as an every-week substitute. Thankfully, the company also sells starches and gluten-free flours separately that I can use to make my own mix. I'll opt for that in the future, but I will miss the convenience of the "loaf in a box" variety.
Giveaway Ends 1 A.M. EST MONDAY, OCTOBER 14. ENTER THROUGH THE PUNCHTAB WIDGET.
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