While I was there I happened to stumble upon these:
Have a Tremendous Thursday y'all!!
I don't usually shop at Ingles . . . mostly because I tend to find better deals on Gluten Free Items at other stores, but last night after Bible Study we had a quick errand to run, and stopped into Ingles to pick up the couple things on our list.
While I was there I happened to stumble upon these:
If y'all know anything about Ingles, you know that Laura Lynn is their store brand, which usually makes things a bit cheaper. For example, these were $2.99 for 10! Which isn't bad. They smell like fresh waffle comes when their cooking, which is kind of fun. I think their tasty, and may do a review later this week. But, I just wanted y'all to know these were available, because it was news to me. :)
Have a Tremendous Thursday y'all!!
Have y'all been to Big Lots lately? We went the other day, and discovered that they have ALL kinds of awesome Gluten Free Items. Including my new favorite Gluten Free Pretzels from Snyder's of Hanover. And Krusteaz mixes!
Where have y'all unexpectedly found Gluten Free Products recently? Let me know in the comments!
Have a Terrific Thursday!
I've been hearing rave reviews of Pillsbury's Gluten Free Funfetti Cake Mix, but until this week I couldn't find it in a store near me. Sad, I know. Anyway, I found the Gluten Free Funfetti mix at my local Walmart the other day, and thought I'd share my take on it with y'all! My sister made the mix into cupcakes and topped them with almond buttercream . . . (think delectable wedding cake, y'all!!)
Now, we'll split this review into three parts (per usual) Flavor, Texture, and Price. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Awesome. These taste exactly like what I remember of the glutenous version of Funfetti cupcakes. I'd do a side by side comparison for y'all because I'm pretty sure that they're exactly the same, but I won't be doing that because . . . Gluten! Lol. They are simply delicious with no weird aftertaste like some Gluten Free mixes give you. I'd declare the flavor of these a ten out of ten! :)
Perfect. There's no dryness or grittiness whatsoever. My favorite part, however, is they are light and airy with no denseness at all. In fact, texturally, these may be the very best cupcakes I've had since going Gluten Free. I'd give the texture a ten out of ten.
Not bad at all. This mix is $2.98 at my Walmart versus around $4.00 for other similar Gluten Free Cake Mixes I have purchased. They're still more expensive than the glutenous version, but that's on par for almost all Gluten Free products. I wasn't shocked or disappointed. I'm giving the price a ten out of ten, because it's more reasonable than any other Gluten Free Cake mixes I've tried.
I think this mix is absolutely fantastic, the taste is fantastic, they're light and airy and more cost effective than other Gluten Free Cake Mixes I've seen. I'm very excited about this product, and I would definitely recommend it to y'all as well as buying it again myself!! So go out and get one for the weekend, bake it up into cupcakes or another fun application, come back here and post your creation so we can all see how fun the "funfetti" can be!!
As usual, all opinions expressed within this review are mine and mine alone. Pillsbury doesn't have a clue who I am.
Have a Fantastic Friday, y'all!!
BIG NEWS Y'all!! There are FIVE new Gluten Free products coming from General Mills in July!
Wanna guess what they are? Check out the picture below:
Yep, that's right!! :D Cheerios are going Gluten Free!
You can find out more in depth information about the upcoming Gluten Free Cheerios here and here.
Five Cheerio flavors will be made Gluten Free: Original Cheerios, Honey Nut, Multi-Grain, Apple Cinnamon and Frosted.
What do y'all think of these upcoming products? I'm pretty excited. Especially about the Honey Nut Cheerios.
What's your favorite flavor of Cheerios? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Okay y'all, Girl Scout Cookie Season is upon us, and I felt the need to inform you that you CAN participate in Girl Scout Cookie mania. I say this with full confidence because the Girl Scouts have released yet ANOTHER Gluten Free Cookie flavor! You see, they introduced Trios a couple of years ago in select markets. These cookies are comprised of "Chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie."
Additionally, this year they've added another Gluten Free cookie option within select markets called the Toffee-tastic. These cookies are described as being, "Rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor."
Okay y'all, I picked up a variety pack of Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal at Kroger the other day, and thought I'd tell y'all what I thought of this new product!
Ease of use:
Super Simple. Pour Oatmeal into bowl, Boil water, Pour water over oats, Stir, Enjoy. 5/5 Stars, because it seriously couldn't be simpler.
Fantastic! Just in case y'all hadn't noticed yet, I'm a big fan of oatmeal, and I eat it fairly regularly. My favorite flavor out of these was the Maple Brown Sugar. It's super yummy. Flavor gets 5/5 Stars.
So many instant oatmeal packets give you close to no oatmeal, these are different. The packaging touts that they're hearty servings, and I would completely agree! (picture below) 5/5 Stars.
These are awesome products. The flavor is great, they're quick and easy for breakfast on the go, and they have decent portion size. I'd give Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal a 5/5. I TOTALLY recommend it.
As usual, all opinions are my own, and Chex has NO clue who I am!
Have an awesome day y'all!
Today I'm going to talk about the Krusteaz Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix! Here's some information on it:
And here are the instructions:
Here's what my cornbread looked like once I cooked it:
(Yes, it's in a cast iron skillet)
So, we'll go about this in the usual fashion here at Livie's Gone Gluten Free by discussing the product in categories and then ranking those categories with stars!
It's a touch on the crumbly side, which is really strange because it is moist. Yet it crumbles SUPER easily. (Just a hint though, this problem can be significantly decreased by a sizable dollop of butter). I'm giving the texture 3/5 stars.
GREAT! I thought the flavor was fantastic. It has a far more authentic cornbread taste than other cornbread mixes I have purchased -- a pleasant surprise. I think it tastes delicious. I'm giving the flavor 5/5 stars.
Not terrible. The price I paid at Walmart is pretty much on par with all the other Gluten Free Cornbread Mixes I can get locally. I'd give the price a solid 4/5 stars.
I think it's a great product, and I will most likely buy it again. It's got a great corny cornbread taste that is superior to others I've tried. My only issue is that it crumbles VERY easily. If it weren't for that, this product would get 5/5 stars. However, because of the crumbliness; it gets a 4/5.
Hope y'all found this review helpful!!
As usual, ALL opinions in this post are mine and mine alone. Krusteaz has NO IDEA who I am.
If you've tried this product, please let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!!
Have an awesome Saturday, Y'all!
Okay y'all, I don't know if you packed lunches for school growing up, but if you did . . . I'm sure at one point you might have had these or something like them:
Usually these were reserved for special occasions in my house. But on the days I'd find a pack in my lunch box, I'd feel pretty stinking cool. These were the snacks of playground royalty in my day--almost like having gum in middle school. INSTANT POPULARITY. Lol. Now, those adorable little brownies above are NOT Gluten Free. Wanna know what are though? Walmart's new Gluten Free Brownie Bites! Like an idiot I didn't take pictures and chose to just gobble them up with my mama and sister at the store (I did pay for the package though), but you can see what they look like here. As usual, we'll review these based on the star system with five stars being the best.
Fantastic. Just like I remember the Little Bites tasting. Great chocolate flavor without being overly rich. 5/5 Stars.
Great! Perfectly hydrated without being squishy. It still has some substance to it, but isn't dry and crumbly. 5/5 Stars.
These are awesome, and I TOTALLY recommend them!! 5/5 Stars.
Let me know if you've tried these and if you liked them in the comments below!
Have a great day, y'all!
Okay y'all! Here comes the post you've waited for ALL DAY LONG! The winners of the Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dog Giveaway!
First off, I'd like to thank ALL the great folks who entered! We had 320 entries for this giveaway, and I'm grateful to all of y'all who took the time to enter!
Just as a reminder, the winners will receive a coupon for One (1) FREE box of Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs! These are available for purchase at the following stores:
Now, onto the winners!!!
I've sent out an email to y'all. As soon as you respond to that, we'll get you set up to receive your winnings!!
So, there you have it . . . the Foster Farms Giveaway Winners!
If you're a winner, please respond to my email as soon as possible!
Have an AWESOME day, y'all!
Alrighty y'all, I went to Sam's Club today and found a new Gluten Free Product from Krusteaz (which I searched for and couldn't find on their website), and I thought I'd share it with y'all!! It's Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour!!
We paid $9.98 for five pounds of it at Sam's today, and I'm SUPER excited to try it out!!
Here are a couple of cool factoids about it:
I'm SO excited to try this over the next few days and will DEFINITELY be letting y'all know EXACTLY what I think of it!
I hope y'all have a fantastic rest of your day!
I'm a sinner saved by grace, a lover of color, a sweet tea drinker, an animal lover, a crafter, a traveler, a Maltipoo owner, an advocate of orphan care, a yoga lover, and that white girl in the back of a Zumba class with no rhythm. Haha. Oh, and my body hates gluten.