Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Gluten Free Bisquick Review and Prize Pack Giveaway
I received a “Prize Pack” from General Mills through MyBlogSpark that included one box of the new Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix, a cute little griddle with silver-dollar sized wells for making mini-pancakes, a pancake batter “pen” to make designs or initials on the pancakes, and a spatula. What fun!
First I made half a batch of pancakes using a non-stick skillet, since this is what I use when making pancakes for my family. I followed the directions on the box, which required adding egg, oil and milk.
The pancakes were evaluated by my family with the conclusion that they were OK. Not great, and not as good as the gluten free pancakes I usually make, but OK. They looked good, but were kind of stiff and didn’t have much flavor. On to the biscuits.
Would I purchase this product as-is? Probably not.
The main reason I would not buy this product is that, unlike the regular Bisquick, the shortening isn’t already in the mix. For me, this is part of why Bisquick is so convenient. If I’m going to measure and cut in shortening, I might as well just make biscuits from scratch. If the shortening were already in the mix, I probably would buy this mix for the convenience of being able to whip up a quick batch of gluten free biscuits.
I would also prefer that it contained some whole grain flour for increased nutrition and flavor. And a bigger box would be good too. Gluten free flours tend to be more expensive than regular wheat flour, so they might have been targeting a particular “price point” when determining package size, but I’m cooking for a family and that little box doesn’t go very far.
Still, it was worth trying, and I appreciate General Mills adding some gluten-free products to their line of mixes. OK, and the fun gifts in the pack from MyBlogSpark helped make it worth my while.
Would you like to receive a prize pack like mine? If so, please leave a comment here on my blog telling me what you would make with this Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix, or what you like to make with regular Bisquick Baking Mix. For additional chances to win the Prize Pack Giveaway, “Follow” my blog (or add me to your RSS Reader), or follow me on Twitter.
So, there are three ways to enter, and you can have three entries by doing all of them!
1. Leave a comment here.
2. Follow my blog (and tell me that you are following or already follow)
3. Follow me on Twitter @CindyTabacchi (and tell me that you are following or already follow)
That’s it! Easy Peasy.
And if you want to buy some Bisquick Gluten Free Baking Mix at the store, here’s a coupon.
UPDATE: October 23, 2010
Congratulations, Meaghan! You've won the prize pack.
Thank you to everyone for your comments, and for following my blog and following me on Twitter!
Posted by Cindy at 1:51 PM