Product: Wholesome Chow
About Wholesome Chow: Wholesome Chow offers the world’s only Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free and Vegan Baking Mixes in decadent and exotic flavors such as Lavender Cake Mix, Chai Spice Cake Mix, and the always-popular All-Purpose Flour Baking Mix. Easy to prepare, just add Non-Dairy Milk and Oil. Mix, Bake and Serve! Absolutely no eggs or dairy required.
Wholesome Chow is a family owned business based on the belief that all beings should be well fed. Co-Founders Veronica Rains and Jeffrey Bailey created Wholesome Chow in 2010. Find their products in over 500 retail locations in the US (including Whole Foods Market!) and online at www.WholesomeChow.com.
The One Green Planet Verdict: It’s hard to believe these mixes are gluten-free and vegan! When we first pulled our baked goods out of the oven and bit into them, our mouths were greeted with a moist, fluffy cake that stands up next to some great traditional cake mixes out there! Here’s the skinny on all seven mixes:
With an excellent texture and traditional flavor, the vanilla and chocolate mixes are sure to be crowd favorites. The chai spice mix is slightly more exotic, with an awesome, sweet and spicy flavor. We loved it!
The lavender mix has a strong but refreshing lavender flavor, while the chocolate lavender mix has equal notes of both flavors. If you like a sweet pairing, the vanilla frosting works well on any of the cake mixes. Sliced fruit also makes a delicious topping.
We tried the all-purpose baking mix in a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe with excellent results! The end result was soft, fluffy, and delicious, and unlike many other gluten-free mixes, it rose perfectly! This mix would also be great for pancakes, waffles, and other baking needs.
CONTEST DETAILS: (Closed on July 30, 2012)
You know our verdict, now you decide! Wholesome Chow has generously offered to send a few lucky One Green Planet readers one package of cake or baking mix to try!** All you need to do is:
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Wholesome chow gluten-free chocolate lavender mix
I loved this mix! I am not a big fan of mixes and always bake from scratch as I feel baked goods taste better homemade. But this mix takes the "cake." I really enjoyed the chocolate lavender mix. I thought the lavender might be too strong and overwhelming but it wasn't. I was completely satisfied with the taste and texture. It was chocolaty with just the right hint of lavender. I totally recommend.
The All-Purpose Baking mix
I had left an earlier review about how awesome the Lavender cake is, but I was not as crazy about the all-purpose baking mix. Don't get me wrong, it isn't horrible, it was just a tad bit too salty for my taste. I made pancakes that were pleasantly soft, but I feel that this mix should be used for a dish that requires a more salty sense. Perhaps next time I will try something new and it will taste just fab! The sodium is about 640mg per serving in this all-purpose baking flour.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this cake mix. I received the Chocolate one to review, and I baked it for a dinner party I was having. I decided to use almond milk, and I kind of tweaked the baking times. Overall, the texture and the taste were both really nice (which is sometimes hard to find in vegan baked goods depending on the brand). Would definitely recommend to others.
REVIEW FOR WHOLESOME CHOW LAVENDER CAKE
Wholesome Chow’s Organic Lavender Cake is undoubtedly a delicious treat to experience. It is not only convenient to bake, but a joy to the senses! Imagine prepping in your kitchen while the Lavender fragrance makes you feel like you are in an exotic garden. The cake is perfectly moist, incredibly soft,and provides a taste of floral elegance. It can be enjoyed with a cup of tea on any occasion, small or big. The best part is that it is allergy-friendly and has zero cholesterol. This is certainly a royal treat for the health conscious and those with superior taste. It is the crown jewel for easy-to-prepare baking mixes.
By Neena Ravuth
yummy and moist!
i was pleasantly surprised by this mix -- while GF baked goods can be rather dense (and this is certainly not angelfood light!), it was very flavorful, not at all grainy, and pleasingly moist/rich. the vanilla flavor was a great backdrop for the summer berry and ginger combination i added to the cupcakes i baked, and i would definitely use this mix again. i would also like to try the other flavors!
my blog post on the cupcakes using this mix is at: http://bentozen.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/birthday-blackberry-ginger-cupcakes/