Saturday, June 21, 2008

Namaste Brownie Mix - Gluten-free brownies!

Continuing my quest for a good brownie mix, I purchased a Namaste brownie mix at Fred Meyer for over $6. The 2 pound mix does make a 9x13 pan full and the brownies were a good thickness.

Texture and flavor were better than Bob's Red Mill. Only negative was a little chalky residue in my mouth, which bothered me at first but doesn't really now. I also like their allergen free facility.

Update- I like these even more now. I cut the 9x13 pan of brownies into about 32 pieces and froze them. I just pull one out here and there. I really like this brownie mix. I have one more brand waiting in my pantry to try - Trader Joes.

Bob's Ingredients:Evaporated Cane Juice, Ghirardelli® cocoa, potato starch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, corn flour, sea salt,baking powder, xanthan gum.

Namaste Ingredients:Organic evaporated cane juice, sweet brown rice flour, Dutch cocoa, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, salt, and xanthan gum.

Interesting to review the ingredients - they use a completely different mix of flour. In looking at the Trader Joe's Gluten-free brownie package, they use the same basic ingredients as Namaste.


Alison @ Pennythoughts said...

I was about to recommend Pamela's brownie mix as the best gluten- and diary-free mix around, but I noticed that it has a smidge of soy in it (non-GMO lecithin). :-( You poor thing! I'm glad the ones you tried worked out for you. It is *so* hard when you have multiple food allergies.

Tamara said...

Thanks so much for your comment. It has been really eye-opening to see all the soy everywhere!

Gluten free in Wichita said...

I think that Namaste and trader Joe's are actually the same ones! Which is awesome since we don't live near a trader Joe's