This page will be dedicated to rating and reviewing products, foods, etc. I will give my uncensored opinion on whether you should spend your hard earned money, or pull those purse strings tight.
Great Value: Dried Berry Sensation:
After a comment about the high price of dried blueberries, used in Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars, I was on the hunt for a more affordable alternative. This berry mix has cranberries, cherries and blueberries, some of the berries were quite large so I simply chopped them before adding them to the cookie dough. One bag was slightly more than called for in the recipe, but I threw the whole bag in anyways. The cookie bars were just as delicious as the originals. I came across this dried berry mix at Walmart, and while I still prefer the pure dried blueberries, this is a great alternative for the cost conscious at $4.57/bag.
Where to buy: Walmart
Gluten Free Pantry: Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix
This is a boxed brownie mix, and though I don't normally advocate or recommend baking out of a box, when you need to make a gluten free dessert it is so much easier. I have a couple of lovely people in my life who can not tolerate gluten. I have been told that gluten free baking is very finicky and very unpredictable. One day I hope to tackle the art, but not right now. These brownies are rich chocolaty, chewy and moist. They honestly taste like a regular old brownie. The texture is perfect the taste is great. I don't think anyone would ever be able to tell they are gluten free.
Check out Glutino's site for more product information and online ordering:
Where to Buy: The Dalhousie Safeway in NW Calgary ( FYI they have a pretty decent gluten free section)