If you eat gluten free (for health reasons OR healthy reasons), you know how it is when you find a great gluten free food item….. you want to dance, shout, hug the company, and laugh.
All at the same time.
For me, personally, you can add write gluten free food reviews on my recipe blog to the verblicious list. One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is bake – I’m just seldom happier than I am when surrounded by measuring cups, spoons, and pans. Sure, having to “go” gluten free threw a foreign spoon into the mix (see what I did there?) – but it’s all good. I was actually in the baking aisle at a local Wal-Mart gathering ingredients for a banana pudding when I decided to stroll down the baking aisle and “check up on” the gluten free items.
Thankfully it seems like each store I visit has new gluten free goodies nearly every week! Needless to say, this is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
When I saw that Pillsbury now has a line of gluten free mixes out, I think I let out a WHOOT. My youngest daughter’s used to that behavior, so she didn’t bat an eye, she just helped me throw things into the cart.
The first Pillsbury Gluten Free I chose to try was the Gluten Free Funfetti Cake Mix. It even looks like spring, so I knew I had to give it a whirl.
The first thing that I got excited about was the price – SO MUCH CHEAPER than other gluten free cake mixes! And get this – it doesn’t just make one 9′ cake or 12 cupcakes, it makes the exact same cake size as their other cake mixes – or 24 cupcakes.
Why some other brands pull a “half-hearted” number with their mixes (while charging about twice as much) is beyond me, but I hope Pillsbury will shake things up and make the “paying field” friendlier.
Naturally, none of that would matter if the mix wasn’t good. That’s why I was so thrilled to find that it’s delicious. It smells, looks, and tastes just like the traditional “Funfetti” type cakes we all know and love.
The non-gluten free members of my family agreed, there’s absolutely no difference at all.
I topped it off with a favorite Marshmallow Icing and am ashamed to say that we all dove in before I could get a finished product photograph.
I’m even more mortified to admit that this happens around here regularly.
Unfortunately, Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake mixes are proving to be a little tough to find – at least in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen a few Pillsbury Gluten Free cookie mixes in other stores (can’t wait to try those) but I’ve only seen the cake mix in one local Wal-Mart.
Next time I find it on the shelves, I’m buying them out!
Look for Pillsbury’s Gluten Free mixes in the baking aisle of your favorite store – I’m delighted to say that Pillsbury hasn’t just joined the Gluten Free game… they’ve stepped it up!