Namaste Foods — Review and Giveaway (5/12) — CLOSED

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Are these not the prettiest gluten free chocolate cupcakes you ever saw? OK, so they’re not fancy, cause we’re not fancy, but they surely were a hit! :) This one is sponsored by Namaste Foods, whose products contain no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, casein, tree nuts or peanuts.

And, I tried not to be swayed by the fact that they are based in beautiful Couer d’ Alene, ID — grew up right over the border in Spokane!

The review

Namaste Foods sent over gluten free cake mix and frosting mix for review. Their cake mixes give you enough to make two layers, but we made ours into gluten free chocolate cupcakes rather than cake, since we had an impending bake sale. This made 27 good-sized cupcakes, and only some of them went to the bake sale… others went into Mr. 9 and Mr. 5! It’s nice that their mixes are larger — gluten free products can be expensive, and larger bags give you more bang for your buck.

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The frosting mix called just for water and margarine or butter. We used Earth Balance coconut spread, in order to keep these dairy and casein free. It turned out super sweet — somewhat too sweet for my grown-up taste buds, but a huge hit with the kids.

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The chocolate-y-ness of the cupcakes, though, was right on. My two small taste testers quite approved, and I’d buy this again. Namaste Foods products are made in a dedicated facility — and are also non-GMO and Kosher.

On to the giveaway

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One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a grocery tote of Namaste gluten free products! (Specific products included may vary from those shown above — this photo is of the tote I received.) To enter, pop over to the Namaste Foods website and let me know which product you’d most like to try.

Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 5/12/12. One entry/comment per person, and U.S. residents only, please; no PO Boxes. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Namaste Foods…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter.

Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Namaste Foods provided the information and prizing for this giveaway. I received products for my own review; however, all thoughts and opinions here are my own. The winner will be chosen on or around 5/13/12 through random number generation at random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification; Mashup Mom reserves the right to choose a runner-up if no response is received.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited.

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Comments

  1. Helen says

    I’d love to try the same chocolate cake mix you got! We aren’t GF, but currently DFCF.

  2. Kristin says

    We would love to try any of their products! We are gluten free and these cupcakes look like they’d be a big hit around here. I think my hubby would like to try the cookie mix.

  3. Connie says

    Sounds interesting! Would love to try the vanilla cake mix (not a huge chocolate cake fan).

  4. says

    I would love to try any of the trios, I am a big fan of keeping things exciting with lots of options. I would love to have a dinner party with a trio of pastas to serve to my friends and introduce them to Gluten Free!

  5. says

    My family and I are anxious to go totally gluten free. We are at about the 50% mark. Would love to try this . . . hope we win.

  6. CouponMe says

    Mmmmm! Their site makes me hungry! I’d love to try their Pasta Pisavera–looks like non GMO, gluten-free Suddenly Salad.

  7. Cindy says

    I would like to try the pizza crust for my son. He is allergic to almost everything. I do want to add that I do find it somewhat frustrating that the allergy free mixes usually require you to add an allergy product such as butter, which is easy to substitute or egg, which is not so easy.

  8. Bonnie says

    The blondie mix looks good!! Sometimes you just need something non-chocolate to go with the chocolate!

  9. Allison says

    My family is in the beginning stages of moving into more gluten-free products. The Namaste Pizza Crust Mix looks like something we would love to try!

  10. Katie says

    My friend has 4 kids that are all gluten free. She would love to get this from me!!!

  11. Demry says

    My 7 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Her birthday is in 3 weeks so the chocolate cake mix looks perfect for her!

  12. C E says

    I’d like to try the Cheezy Pasta. My doctor wants me to go dairy free. Yikes! Maybe this would help. (Hey I spent a few years growing up in Moscow, Idaho. I remember Spokane and Couer d’ Alene)

  13. Andi says

    I’d love to try anything, though the toffee frosting looks really yummy! I am hoping to win to gift this to my sister, soon moving back to IL and eating GF!!

  14. Val says

    I just recently started eating GF after some months of stomach problems. I feel great now that I’m eating GF but there are lots of things I’m missing..two particulars that caught my eye…the GF pizza crust and the chocolate cake mix!

  15. Megan says

    Thanks for sharing this find! We have been trying to incorporate more gluten-free and dairy-free foods in our home due to my fiance’s intolerance, and the “Say Cheese Pasta Meal” really caught my eye– it looks delicious!

  16. Dana says

    I’m pregnant…..anything sweet is a winner in my book! Oh, I’m sure my kids will help me eat some too!

  17. jen says

    I’m looking for gluten free dessert ideas for my sisters baby shower. I will check the site out and definitely recommend it to her too. I figure if the guest of honor is GF, so are the guests ;)

  18. Louise says

    I’d like to try the brownie mix! Been trying to find a good GF brownie mix.

  19. Jackie B says

    I would love this. My little one’s first birthday is coming up, he is allergic to everything…I could happily bake him a cake with these!