Augason Farms Review and Giveaway

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Augason Farms Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

**Update** This contest is now closed. Thank you to all of those that participated. Please scroll to the down for the winner.**

I am guessing we are alike, you and I.

Try to feed my family healthy, nutritious foods, most of the time. Sure you do, too.

Try to make most of my meals at home with natural ingredients. Sure you do, too.

Try to keep within a budget. Sure you do, too.

But, sometimes… it all goes out the window.

Sometimes, we just need something fast, convenient, and preferably with a bit of sweetness, if you know what I mean.

For example, the holiday luncheon party at the Little Man’s school, right before Christmas break. It was potluck. And, normally, I would make one of my muffin recipes made with almond flour. But a child joined his class that has a nut allergy.

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Augason Farms Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Well, muffins were out. I started racking my brain and scouring the internet trying to find a nut-free, gluten-free, dessert recipe for the kiddos. Then, I remembered. Not too long ago, I got a few products from Augason Farms to try out. (They were sent to me by Augason to try. I did not pay for them. Disclaimer done.) And, one of those lovely packages contained a chocolate cake mix. Chocolate cake mix can make awfully nice chocolate cupcakes, you know what I mean. And, since it was the holidays, it saved me a lot of time. I didn’t have to search for and try out a new recipe, hoping it would work. Chocolate cupcakes always work. In fact, as we were walking into the luncheon, one of the Little Man’s friends wouldn’t get out of his parents car. I mentioned I had chocolate cupcakes, and he couldn’t get out fast enough.

The chocolate cupcakes were perfect. Nice and moist. Tasted like their gluten-full counterparts, which is what most people want.

There is another time when fast, convenient, and sweetness is preferable. Teenagers! While my child is not quite two and a half, he has a couple of uncles and an aunt who are prime teen age. Thirteen, sixteen, and sixteen. These are the Big Man’s younger siblings, and when we go visit, I bribe my way into their hearts with sweets.

OK, they have known me most of their lives (The Big Man and I have been together 11 years, now.), and they love me just because I’m me. But I like making stuff for them to try. And they greatly appreciate it.

So, when I brought the Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix and the Blueberry Muffin Mix to try on one visit, they didn’t turn away. I think the conversation went like this…

“Do you want to help me try these mixes to see if they are any good?”

“Uh, sure.” Scarf, scarf, gobble, gulp, gulp.

“Yep. They are pretty good.”

Plate hoovered clean.

So, I guess that is a ringing endorsement for Augason Farms Gluten-Free mixes. From toddlers to teenagers. All are satisfied.

I also like the fact that they are GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Certified. Seeing that seal always makes me feel a bit safer. Another interesting fact is that Augason Farms products last. They are made to be stored a long time, but still taste good. They specialize in disaster preparedness. Most mixes come in 2 lb. bags. Something like that might come in handy if you live where you are being warned all of the time to keep an emergency preparedness kit with non-perishable food, and you need it to be gluten-free. Somewhere in earthquake territory.

Somewhere near San Francisco.

Somewhere like my backyard.

Just saying’.

So, you must be saying to yourself, “That’s fine and dandy, but how do I get these mixes?”

Well, you have two choices.

1. You can order online at the Augason Farms website. (They are not too expensive compared to other gluten-free products. Prices ranged from $4.50 – $6.00 for 2 – 2.5 pound bags. Those are big bags. And shipping is only $4.99 if your order is under $50.00)

2. Or, you can leave a comment below telling about your emergency preparedness plan… Just kidding. My plan is to… hope I won’t get caught in an earthquake. Good plan, huh?

Augason Farms Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin and Pancake Mix | glugleglutenfree.com
Augason Farms Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin and Pancake Mix

But, I do have two bags of mixes to give away to one of you beautiful people. The Blueberry Muffin mix and the Buttermilk Pancake mix. Just leave a comment below telling me a wonderful gluten-free dish that you made over the holidays. I know you have one and want to brag about it. Or even one that someone else made that you tried. Or, heck, you could make one up. How would I know?

I would love for one of you to try these mixes and let me know what you think.

Sorry, I didn’t have any chocolate ones left. Those got hoovered eaten in a calm and sophisticated fashion.

There are bonus entries, if you so choose.

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Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

PPS – **Update** This contest is now closed. Thank you to all of those that participated. The winner is Melissa Greenwood. (Chosen by using random.org. I did not count my comments in the numbering.) Congratulations, Melissa! I will be emailing you shortly for your address so you can receive you Augason Farms products.**

The giveaway for the Augason Farms Blueberry Muffin mix and Buttermilk Pancake mix ends January 16th, at midnight, PST. I will email the winner, and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn.

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36 Responses to “Augason Farms Review and Giveaway”

  1. I have a few pre-made mixes shoved in my pantry somewhere too. It’s resourceful!! I mean, if the zombies come, I want to make sure I have gluten-free cake in a hurry! ha

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      ZOMBIES! I forgot all about the zombies. Do you use the gf cake as a deterrent? Do they like it better than brains? Or is it to sustain you while you hide out?

  2. Melissa Greenwood

    I like the fact that these have an extended shelf/storage life! I keep a pantry (I do lots of veggie gardening/canning) and here in New Hampshire sometimes in the winter we get bombed with snow (makes for excellent baking days!) or an outrageous ice storm (2008) that left us without power for 12 days. ( We got the oil lamps out and played lots of board games and read books together and it was sort of fun in a way- humbling at the very least!) I will be ordering these mixes they look fab!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      I didn’t even think about that. I am so used to the extremely mild weather here that I forgot all about snow storms and not being able to get to a store. Good to have around.

  3. Over the holidays I made a gluten free green bean casserole; that doesn’t sound like much, but I actually found a great gluten free condensed soup from Pacific that I stocked up on, and I used it for casseroles too. One thing we always make is gluten free waffles when the kids come home for Christmas. We very rarely eat waffles any other time of the year ,so it’s a special thing for us. I did use a GF baking mix to make an apple spice cake too. It was awesome, even if the top usually caves in a bit. I was glad to see this link about products with extended shelf life. We live in Minnesota and already have had a few times when we didn’t leave the house for a week, so these would really come in handy. A lot of people are talking about stocking up on food in case of emergencies or disasters, and it’s nice to see some products that fit in with that.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Even though I joked about it. And I really don’t have a plan. I need one. But I often think about what would I do if there was a problem. Nice to have an alternative.

      And, I think it’s great that you made a green bean casserole. Condensed soups are hard to find gf. And, it’s nice to make foods that are comfort foods. People take it for granted until they can’t.

      Oh, and did you save me some of that apple spice cake? I love apple spice cake. ;)

  4. We seem to have a constant stream of house guests at my new place, so mixes are always good for breakfast!

  5. Rochelle Delain

    Gluten free yellow squash casserole. It was delicious.

  6. There is a time and a place for everything. And sometimes, you just need quick. These mixes sound perfect! Can’t wait to try them!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      I agree. As long as it isn’t all of the time, every once in a while is nice.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  7. I have not yet tried their mixes, but will eventually! I do love this post though. LOL And, I have no emergency plan. You knock the desert, my friend, but here in Scottsdale AZ we have no earthquakes, no hurricanes, no tornadoes (or rarely), no flooding, hmmmm… what else? Oh, and we occasionally get a dusting of snow in our yards and some mildly chilly temps but that is about it! And we can spend our entire summer in our pool.
    (Just trying to see if I can convince you of another good place to live even if you already poo-pooed the desert, LOL)
    xo
    k

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Although you have no earthquakes, you do have snakes, scorpions, and havalenas. I prefer to not be around those. But, having you around does make it tempting to deal with the others. ;)

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  8. Tara VanDenHeuvel

    Love the review on the mixes. My family does a different food theme every year at Christmas. We did Thai food this year and I made a rockin Chicken curry stir fry. Easy to get Gluten free soy sauce/ Tamari…and great spices. Simple but yummy. It was a big hit. Love your blog!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Thank you for the compliment, Tara. I appreciate it. I am wishing I knew about you theme this year and was close by. I love Asian food. And Thai is one of my favorites. I really like the idea of a different theme. That’s sounds so fun.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  9. Sherry Williams

    My husband made a blueberry pie with a gluten free crust. He was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March. We live in a small rural town without a big selection of gluten free options to select from. We spoke with a lady at our local grocery store. She was looking through her catalog and found a few items and started carrying them. She saw us walk in one day, and said, “I found a GF Pie crust mix and got for you guys to try. If you like it we will start carrying it!” It was the first piece of pie my husband has had since March.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      The lady at your grocery store sounds really nice and helpful. I like how she found you a pie crust. Especially since eyou husband hasn’t had one in so long. I am guessing he was a happy man with his blueberry pie. I think blueberry pie would make me happy too.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  10. Tia, your site looks amazing. I have run across it a couple of times now. :) The Augason Farms looks promising too. I am not going to spam your email box with comments, but I actually did all of the above extra things except twittering about it. I am on twitter, but really am there just to follow what everyone is up to. :)

    Oh and I noticed where you live from the email I got about subscribing. I lived for 8 years in Rohnert Park when I was a kid. Except for Oregon, that was the best place we ever lived. :)

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hi Tammy,

      It’s ok to “spam” my email box with comments. I want you to have as many chances to win as possible. And, thank you for all that you did.

      That’s funny that you lived in Rohnert Park since most people we come across aren’t from here. They move to here. ;) And, I understand about Oregon. I am actually from Portland. Lived there 29 years before moving to California. I miss it sometimes.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  11. Ohh, oops, I forgot what we made for the holidays. :) The absolute best thing we made were chocolate chip cookies that tasted and acted like the Betty Crocker ones we made for over 25 years! We haven’t had cookies in at least a year and these were amazing. I also made pie crust using Analise Roberts recipe and it turned out really good, we’ve had potpie numerous times since Thanksgiving and it turns out every time!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hi Tammy,

      That sounds wonderful. I was so happy when I finally figured out how to make cookies again. That took quite a while and quite a few mishaps. ;) Hmmmm. Potpie. I need to make one of those. My husband misses potpie.

      xoxo,
      Tia

  12. Just went and “Liked” you on Facebook and must say, I love your little glugely landing pad. Very nice touch! I’ve never heard of this mix, but being certified by GIG is a good sign. Those blueberry muffins look wonderful and it’s always nice to learn about the new products out there.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hello,

      I hadn’t heard of them either until I saw them at the Natural Foods Expo West. They have a lot of stuff, but I also really like that they are GIG certified.

      xoxo,
      Tia

  13. Thanks for your site! Two celiacs diagnosed in our family this last year, so we appreciate all the information we can find. Our hands down most exciting holiday gf recipe find was big delicious cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning breakfast, a tradition in our family that we didn’t want to lose! They are not something you whip up fast, but they were definitely a happy discovery and are well worth the effort!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hi Rita,

      Oh, cinnamon rolls. I was never a big cinnamon roll eater except on occasion, but I loved them when I did have them. I have only had them once since going gluten-free when I took a baking class. I have saved the recipe in a special place for those special occasions. Yummy! I am impressed that you were able to have them for Christmas morning.

      xoxo,
      Tia

  14. We make a yummy gluten free trifle using shortbread cookies instead of lady fingers. Our daughter (Celiac disease) loves it.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      What a great idea! That was ingenious. I’ll bet it made your daughter very happy. I like repurposing things to make them work. Do you have a picture? I’m sure it was beautiful.

      xoxo,
      Tia

  15. I made a GF apple pie cheesecake that was rather tasty for a first try.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hi Tanya,

      That cheesecake sounds wonderful. If my husband reads this, I think he will be requesting it. Two of his favorite desserts in one. ;)

      xoxo,
      Tia