By now you guys have heard how much I love Wholesome Chow – the organic, gluten-free vegan company that makes amazing cupcakes that are my new go-to party treat. You can read about my experiences with their cupcakes here.
Since then I’ve had a chance to buy and try many MANY of their products. They had a deal going with Fab.com and I bought way too much. And by way too much I mean not enough because although at first I was overwhelmed with endless bags of product – I’m all out and wishing I bought more now! I make these guys for EVERYTHING – every party or gathering. They’re vegan and gluten-free, so it’s nice to knock out two “picky” eater groups at once! Plus, I like eating vegan every now and then and I admire a company that believes in making vegan baking simple! Enough of my love affair of Wholesome Chow.
I used their organic all-purpose flour to make vegan maple pecan scones. Since they were vegan – I used all the subs that I could – nut milk, and “buttery spread.” it was awesome to not use any eggs or milk! It also makes it easier when you realize that you never have eggs on hand (I never do).
I was a little scared when I put it in the oven because I had never made scones before. But they smelled so amazing!
They came out PERFECT. Non-GFBF brought them to his office to show off to his vegan friends. They really liked them too! I felt like such a champion – I made vegan things that didn’t suck! I would highly recommend this all-purpose gluten-free flour!
Up next I made both the chocolate lavender and the regular lavender cupcakes. I know I know, you’re probably saying, “seriously a lavender cupcake?” I like lavender when I’m trying to relax in a bubble bath, but in a cupcake? But, I gave it a try – and I really liked them! They tasted so gourmet – so high-end! You don’t see lavender vegan cupcakes just every day. But how did they hold up to the “average” party guest? They liked them too! The lavender isn’t too overpowering, and it’s such a new awesome flavor. I like the chocolate a bit better than the vanilla lavender. Especially because there’s actually lavender flakes INSIDE the cupcake, which you can’t tell in the dark chocolate batter. It just weirded me out to have purple things floating in the batter. I also made the spice cake batter as well for a party and liked it too. The spice was very subtle – much like the lavender. I really enjoyed them all – but liked the chocolate and the spice mix the best.
I love you, Wholesome Chow! <3 I hope you learn to love Wholesome Chow too. Below you can enter to win one of three bags of their awesome vegan all-purpose gluten-free baking mixes.
HOW TO WIN DAY #9 & #10′S PRIZES:
For this contest, Wholesome Chow is giving away a bag of Wholesome Chow all-purpose baking mix to three lucky winners.
3 winners, each picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. YOU CAN ONLY WIN ONCE DURING THE 12 DAYS OF CELIAC GIVEAWAY. If your name comes up twice, I will re-draw to find another name.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each person can be entered into this Wholesome Chow contest TWICE!
- YOUR ONE ENTRY: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us why you want to win a mix from Wholesome Chow. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
- SECOND ENTRY: “Like” Wholesome Chow on Facebook here and write on their wall that Celiac and the Beast told you about Wholesome Chow! Leave a comment on this post SEPARATE FROM THE ONE YOU WROTE EARLIER and tell me that you’re their Facebook fan. Already their fan? Just write me a comment telling me that you’re already their fan.
Friday December 21st at 5pm PST.