Saturday, April 5, 2008

Blech: Trader Joe's Gluten Free Brownie Mix

So I went into Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and saw their Gluten Free Brownie mix. I was intrigued and decided to buy some. The label not only said that it was gluten free, but that it was tree nut free, peanut free, milk& dairy free, soy free, and corn free.

And as my husband would say "flavor free!"

Turns out he was right. Considering cocoa is one of the 6 ingredients on the label, these things tasted like hockey pucks. Note that the label says 'Delicious' at the top. This, my friends, would be false advertising.

Would it have killed them to add a little vanilla? Cinnamon? More chocolate?

Eesh. Save your money folks.


April said...

That is so funny that you tried them. On my last trip to Trader Joe's I found them too and was excited to try them. I will make sure to add some things to it to help it along! What a bummer though!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

That's the joy of eating gluten free. It's totally hit or miss. Sorry about the miss, but thanks for the heads up :)

Allison said...

I haven't tried that mix, but I tried the peanut butter cookie dough and it was great! Also loved the little gluten free pancakes (both were in the frozen section). :)

Spring Musical said...

I was at a party last weekend and another guest brought some of these. She had added a lot of walnuts. I thought they were terrific! So did the other guests......and they weren't even gluten-free folk. I'm going to keep them on my shopping list (for when I made the trip to Trader Joe's) and see how they turn out when I make them. The woman who brought them to the party is from a family of bakers and she said she had rarely used a mix. Maybe she has a magic touch!

ClaireG said...

I just tried them and I agree....they are pretty bad.
Try Pamela's Products...expecially the chocolate chip cookies! YUM!