I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for good quality baking mixes, I almost always turn to Betty Crocker. I’ve used cake mixes, muffin mixes, cookie mixes, corn bread mixes, any many more! I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed. Betty Crocker is a brand that I’ve come to know and trust. (I also love the Betty Crocker cookbooks!)
A few weeks ago, while Ashley and I were on our shopping run to a local grocery store chain, I saw some interesting muffin mixes on the shelf. Not long later, I was offered the chance to review the new Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes, inspired by Big G cereal favorites Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese´s Puffs. I wasn’t about to pass up the opportunity!
I got the neatest gift package of goodies in the mail, including:
• a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal muffins
• a box of Cocoa Puffs cereal muffins
• a box of Reese´s Puffs cereal muffins
• a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apron
• a Cocoa Puffs Tumbler
• a red Betty Crocker Spoon
• a Reese’s Puffs Therm O Snack
At my house, when these fun surprise packages come in the mail, we all stand around with anticipation, waiting to see what’s inside. It’s like Christmas! Ashley grabbed the apron right away – she’s been wanting one of her own. And everyone else ooh’d and ahh’d over the muffin mixes.
Of the 3 varieties, we all like the Reese’s Puffs Cereal the best, so we decided to try those muffins first. The muffins are very easy to make – with just adding a few simple ingredients that you’re sure to already have on hand. They bake up fairly quickly and look delicious! I must admit that we weren’t as crazy about these particular muffins as we expected to be. I think because both Gracie and I love chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, and these weren’t that – they are most definitely a MUFFIN, not a cupcake. The topping is crunchy.
Next, we decided to try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch muffins. In recent years, despite my love of cinnamon, I’ve developed a sensitivity to it; so I was anxious to see how these muffins would be for me. “Delicious” would be a good description. They are very much like mini coffee cakes, and would be a great thing to serve friends for brunch, with coffee. I will most definitely be purchasing these again, as we all enjoyed them.
We have yet to try the Cocoa Puffs muffins, so I can’t speak for them. I’m guessing they will fall somewhere in the middle of the above two, as far as our assessment of them.
I’m so happy because I get to give away one gift pack, just like the one that I received (pictured above). If you would like to win, simply follow the Rafflecopter entries below:
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Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.