Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bisquick review and GIVEAWAY!!!

So, the cool people at MyBlogSpark.com sent me this awesome pancake party set!! I've already done one review of Bisquick: http://cocoasglutenfreeplace.blogspot.com/2010/09/everybodys-doin-it-gf-bisquick-review.html
BUT since I was given a second chance to try it for free, I figured - why not?

So, to make it interesting and fun, I invited the fam over for a pancake tasting party! The rules were simple, eat a strawberry, eat a pancake, repeat and tell me what you think.
*please note, these are our personal preferences, the results may have been skewed by burning or non-burning of the pancakes/amount of butter & syrup applied and residual pancake flavor from the previous contender and that I used Almond Milk, which definitely varies the taste*

Alright, disclaimers out of the way - hang in there until the end when I tell you how to get your own FREE pancake party pack!!!
The Contenders:

I gave them each a number, which corresponded to a # on each plate, to make it a blind taste test.
#1. Bob's Red Mill Pancake mix
#2. GF Bisquick
#3. Pamela's Baking and Pancake mix

The Mixes:

You can see that Pamela's mix is a little lumpier and has dark flecks of almond meal in it. Bisquick is the white, silky smooth mix and Bob's is a smooth beige color. Each type has different ingredients that make it taste and feel unique.

The Pancakes:


It's hard to tell by the pic, but each brand looked different too! Bob's were flat and didn't puff up too much, Pamelas and Bisquick looked pretty similar though.

The Results:

Bisquick, the star of today's post, were the sweetest tasting. Since this was the first time any of us had tried Bisquick pancakes, we didn't know what to expect. When cooking them, the batter was thicker and didn't bubble on the top to indicate preferred flipping time, something to get used to, for me! These pancakes were described as sweet and reminding one taster of Kix cereal.
Overall we really enjoyed them and I must note that the required ingredients and prep time were the same among all pancake recipes.

Bob's has been a favorite of ours for 3+ years now, described as having a buckwheat flavor. This morning we all had our sweet tooth on though, so it came in as least preferred.

Finally, Pamela's Mix was also a winner. We have always enjoyed the nutty flavor of her mix in everything from pancakes to muffins. These pancakes were light and fluffy and we really enjoyed them as well.

So, compared to my last review, in which I was disappointed in the performance of Bisquick as a pizza crust, but pleased in it for flat bread, I have to say I'd definitely add this to my pancake mix rotation! They were tasty and light. The price per box is comparable to the other pancake mixes at my store and once I got the hang of cook time they went quick. 3 positive stars on this review.

Now for the funnest part!


1 lucky winner will get a FREE pancake prize pack from MyBlogSpark!

Enter to win by either:
1. Leaving a comment on this post, including your email address or twitter handle so I can contact you and what you'd like to try with Bisquick mix or what you though of this review
2. Tweeting about this post adding @cocoauno to your tweet

Also, you can go here for a $1 coupon off Bisquick: http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/8b49/
and try it now.
For recipe ideas go here: www.bisquick.com/glutenfree.

15 comments:

  1. What!! I didn't know bisquick had a gluten free version...thats awesome. I would love to try to make scones with that mix. angeladenae07@gmail.com

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  2. Loved your review, very nicely done!! Love the pics involved. You seemed to put a lot of effort into this review. Kudos! :) I would love to make some Biscuits and of course Pancakes! :) Thanks for the chance to win. purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  3. That was an ambitious review: doing 3 different ones at one time. We looove pancakes. I will have to look for these next trip. :-)
    ~K http://scr.im/nerak

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  4. I love Bisquick. I can't wait to try this new mix. Love the review!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to make some pancakes.

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  6. I would love to try this since I haven't been able to locate the Gluten Free Bisquick anywhere near me. My daughter is the one with Celiac's and she tells me she misses good pancakes, and strawberry shortcake so that is what I would love to make if I ever get my hands on a box. Also with holidays around the corner there are a bunch of goodies we could make

    Dancingkender@aim.com

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  7. I would love to try out the GF Bisquick mix. I would make some bisquits out of it first. It's been forever since I've had a bisquit since having to switch to GF eating!! :)

    I enjoyed reading your review of the 3 different mixes and how they all tasted.

    limegreenvw@yahoo.com

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  8. Brand new to GF living and haven't yet had the courage to make pancakes because I loved them sooo much when I ate gluten and I'm afraid of being disappointed. However, I'd love one of these pancake makers and the pancake pen because I've heard they're super cool and I do plan to start making them eventually. I have both Bisquick GF mix and some of the Pamela's...not to start using them.

    Twitter: surlygirl19

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  9. not = now :)
    That's how nervous I am about pancakes these days...

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  10. Wow! The pancakes were that good? May have to try that, then!! Thank you!
    dbquad1993@verizon.net

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  11. I tweeted about it!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MrsAwwsum/status/27919559107

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  12. Great review! I would definately like to try the Garlic biscuits.

    niv_exe@hotmail.com

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  13. Pancakes of course.

    @GFtwinsmommy

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