Product Review: Extra White Gold Brownie Mix

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? No one I know.

I was blessed with a package of Extra White Gold Brownie Mix at the Nourished Festival.  I promptly made it and here’s how it stacked up.

White Gold offers several products, but I am only touching on the Gluten Free Brownie Mix, since I haven’t tried the others.

The brownie mix is free from all 8 allergens which is wonderful if you struggle with food allergies. Egg free is an option. They recommend replacing the eggs in the recipe with 1 3/4 containers of non-dairy yogurt. I haven’t tried that, so I can’t comment on how it works out. If you do, let us know how it turns out.

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The ingredients needed are oil, water and eggs. All things you already have at home. It says to use vegetable oil, but since I don’t use that anymore, I used avocado oil.

 

It makes a 8×8 or 9×9 size pan of brownies.

The batter was smooth and creamy. I didn’t think it needed to be topped with anything, although you could add a topping or even nuts to the batter.

 

It made a moist, soft, chocolaty, delicious brownie. Everyone loved it, even the gluten free haters that visit me. I didn’t tell them it was gluten free. The brownies didn’t last very long. They were gone in no time.

 

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Pros:

  • delicious
  • easy to make
  • certified gluten free
  • nut free
  • dairy free
  • kosher
  • vegan
  • no preservatives
  • egg free option

 

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Cons:

  • I didn’t find any stores it was available in.
  • Not organic
  • Higher in sugar, it is a brownie after all.  Be aware if you are watching your sugar intake.
  • Contains corn starch. Be aware if you’re sensitive to or avoid corn.
  • One ingredient did bother me, the partially hydrogenated oil. We know partially hydrogenated oils are bad for us*. Not sure why there wouldn’t be a better option. I sent an email inquiring about the use of the PHO, but as of yet I have not received a response. If I get a response, I will update this post.

 

This is a great tasting product. As far as the other issues, you need to decide for yourself which ones are important to you.

 

Availibility:

  • The White Gold website
  • Amazon

 

Other products they offer: (all gluten free)

  • All Purpose Flour (cup for cup)
  • Bread Flour Blend  (cup for cup)
  • Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • A variety of cookbooks

 

For more information, check out the Extra White Gold website

 

*The creation of partially hydrogenated oils artificially creates trans fats.  Learn more about hidden trans fat here.

**I strive to give an honest opinion and accurate information.  All information was accurate at the time of publishing.

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