How was your weekend? I hope you got to relax too!
Have you seen the movie “We Bought a Zoo”? On Saturday, we were all feeling a bit smooshy. It was grey outside, and there was the threat of rain in the hovering clouds. I was feeling tired and wanted to just chill. Mr. Smith took Little A. for a long walk and while they were out, even though I was low on energy, I thought it was a good time to try out the Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix. As you know, this is my third out of four reviews for baking mixes from the Gluten Free Pantry line. You can read about the first two here.
It took under 10 minutes for me to prep, mix, spread and put into the oven. Sweet. Twenty five minutes later, it felt like my kitchen was transformed into a chocolate factory – it smelled sensational and definitely lifted my spirits. I knew it would be a nice treat for my husband (I had seen him eyeing the package in the cupboard during the week).
Oh, before I forget, the movie! We put Little A. down for his nap, and watched it together under a pile of blankets. We both loved it…. have you seen it? Relaxing and watching a good film was the perfect thing for our Saturday afternoon. We made chai tea and cut into the brownies. I got to tell you, those were some pretty decadent brownies; extra chocolaty, rich, and moist. I honestly could only have a small square. Don’t worry, my husband was more than happy to have enough for the both of us 😉
So, what’s the verdict? It’s a toss up… I give this mix a 4/5 but Mr. Smith gives it a 5/5. However, I’m the official reviewer, so these Chocolate Truffle Brownies are getting four out of five. They are absolutely delicious, there’s no doubt – I just find them a bit too sweet for me, so I docked a point. That said, are these the real deal? Yep, there is no weird gluten-free taste, they are easy peasy to make, they bake wonderfully and serve well too (no crumbling/sticking issues here). I’d have to say that if you are looking for a gluten-free brownie mix, this one is worth it.
To find out where to purchase the Gluten Free Pantry line by Glutino, click here.