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Wholesome Chow Offers Organic Gluten Free & Vegan Baking Mixes at Whole Foods Markets in Southern California
Los Osos, California — August 28, 2012 — Wholesome Chow, an innovative Organic Gluten Free & Vegan Baking Mix company, today announced they will be offering three of their baking mix products at 37 Whole Foods Markets in Southern California starting September 5, 2012.
“We are excited to introduce our products to Whole Foods Market shoppers in Southern California. Our artisan handmade allergy-friendly baking mixes are perfectly suited for the Whole Foods shopper,” announced Wholesome Chow. “Wholesome Chow was started on the basis that all beings should be well fed. By offering our products in the leading natural-food supermarket chain, we are showing our continued commitment to offering healthy, allergy-friendly and vegan products on a larger, mainstream scale. This is a very exciting step for us and our family-owned company.”
Wholesome Chow will be offering their Chocolate Cake Mix, Chai Spice Cake Mix and Vanilla Cake Mix at 37 Whole Foods locations in Southern California. Read More >
Wholesome Chow offers Organic Gluten Free & Vegan Baking Mixes at HomeGoods
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The Beauty Bean - Gluten Free Desserts: 9 Essentials for Gluten Free Baking
Ask any celiac or gluten sensitive person you know, and they’ll surely tell you that indulging in dessert is challenging, at best, since lots of treats and goodies are filled with wheat ingredients. And, well, since we pretty much think of dessert as a fundamental human right, we decided to do the dirty work (aka taste lots of delicious gluten free desserts… Read the rest here >
Vegan! Sprouted! Organic! Gluten-free! These are generally not words that people think of when they think of “delicious pancakes.” They think of words more like buttery, fluffy — and side of bacon. And while I’ll be the first to admit that my love of protein and health hippie food is at an all-time gluten-free high, even I didn’t expect Wholesome Chow’s Hi-Protein Pancake Mix to be that good. I’ll admit it. It looks like health food. And not in the good way.
But the nutritionals were enough to make me stop in my Fit Bottomed tracks. This is some power-house kinda stuff here. A two- to three-pancake serving has 290 calories, 12+ grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 10+ percent of your iron needs for the day. For pancakes, that’s not too shabby. And the ingredients. Well, look at ‘em! (Note the Wholesome Chow logo, too — yep, that’s a woman riding a strawberry. I think I dig it.) Made with all-natural ingredients, the high-protein pancake mix is certified USDA organic, Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, kosher and vegan (more on that in a sec). Click here to read more >
Remember when I hated baking? If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably remember. I don’t like to measure when I cook and I have limited patience but I keep at it because I’m stubborn. And truth be told, the more I bake, the less I hate it. I’m getting better at it, even the dreaded gluten-free baking!! AACK!!
Well, gluten-free baking just got a little easier. Wholesome Chow Baking Mixes are the answer to my baking prayers. Wholesome Chow, founded by Jeffrey Bailey, offers a line of vegan, gluten-free and organic baking mixes that make it so easy to have delicious, vegan, gluten-free treats. Click here to read more >
Okay, here’s the deal you guys: I’m not the biggest sweets fan. In fact, sometimes when I eat too much sugar, my skin gets red, puffy and really warm.* This just happened at my birthday party, and freaked out my entire family. I finished my cake anyway, but everyone kept touching my red, blotchy arm as if I were a science experiment.
Being the incredibly talented (as well as good-looking, charismatic and hilarious) professional pastry chef that I am, people are often quite confused that I don’t really eat sweets anymore. I’m like, “good thing you guys, this way at the end of my shift there’s actually prouduct available for the public to buy!” I mean, makes perfect sense to me—I go home and gorge on pizza, so everyone wins.
Cutting to chase here, I usually pass up on dessert samples for Vegansaurus. However, because of my success with, and complete admiration for, Wholesome Chow’s products in the past, I was not willing to give up the opportunity to try their gluten-free brownies! I was expecting to get a dry mix in the mail that I would then bake, so imagine my delight when I opened a package with three BIG brownies encased. I mean, I’m excited just reminiscing about that evening. Click here to read the full review! >
We are always looking for great ways to add protein to our diet, especially for breakfast!
Thankfully Wholesome Chow has just come out with the world’s first and only Organic Gluten Free Vegan Hi-Protein Pancake Mix! And they sent us some to sample! Made with all natural ingredients and 12 grams of protein per serving, this pancake mix makes it to easy to whip up moist, fluffy and healthy pancakes in less than 5 minutes!
This product is also Certified: USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher and Vegan Verified! No eggs or dairy are required (but can be used!) to prepare these delicious high protein pancakes, just add Non-Dairy Milk and Cider Vinegar! No artificial flavors, colors or ingredients and absolutely 100% natural ingredients. > Click here to read the whole review!
As can probably tell from seeing all the protein pancake recipes I have uploaded at Protein Pow, I LOVE protein pancakes. I love making them, I love flipping them, I love eating them (aaaand I love licking the plate). Protein pancakes are one of my favorite foods to have for breakfast or after a good workout. Why? Because, besides being delicious, they're incredibly easy to make and they take no time at all! Which makes them perfect for those times you get home from the gym and just want to get fed - NOW. I've created quite a few different recipes for protein pancakes (check out pages 16-21 of my cookbook for some of my all-time favorite) but what I've also done quite a lot is try ready-made pancake mixes. I tried a bunch when I was in the US last month and there's been some that have been OK, a few that have been atrocious, and only a couple that have well and truly impressed me. One of them is Wholesome Chow's :-) > Read the full review!
I was very excited when I was offered the opportunity to sample some of the Wholesome Chow products! Immediately I knew that I HAD to try the lemon poppy muffins and the chocolate lavender cake. The products are all gluten free, vegan and allergy friendly. The products do not contain any peanuts or tree nuts. All products are made in a dedicated allergy free facility! I have been reading so many recipes with lavender in them, but I had not tried any. I was SUPER excited to be able to try this chocolate lavender cake mix! The mix smelled wonderful as I was baking it and it tasted great. What a grown up sweet taste! It passed the test of both my kids and the neighbors (who eat gluten and all the other allergens we avoid). Its always a GREAT sign when it passes the test of those who do not eat allergen free. You want products to be GOOD, not just “good for gluten free.” These products are GOOD! The frosting mix was.... > Click here to read the full review!
Learning to Eat Allergy-Free Blog: A New Product Find - Wholesome Chow Baking Mixes
That's Glutarded Blog: Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes Click here to read article >
Candy's Clean Cooking Blog: Wholesome Chow's Brownie Mix Click here to read article >
HELLO & HAPPY FRIDAY!! I wanted to share with you a cute little company called Wholesome Chow!! THIS BRAND SPECIALIZES IN PREMADE VEGAN BAKING MIXES FOR EVERYTHING FROM BROWNIES TO MUFFINS TO THE CLASSIC PANCAKES!! Wholesome Chow’s entire line of Organic Gluten Free & Vegan Baking Mixes is happily produced by hand in a 100% dedicated facility free from: Gluten, Wheat, Eggs, Dairy, Casein, Soy, Peanuts & Tree Nuts. They take pride in offering truly delicious and allergy friendly products the whole family can enjoy Click here to read more >
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A package of pancake mix arrived in the mail and I was asked to try them out and review them. So, here it is: my perspective on Wholesome Chow’s Organic High-Protein Pancakes.
Disclaimer: I was given a free sample of this pancake mix. I was not paid for this review and I am not an affiliate of Wholesome Chow. This is my unbiased opinion. I hope you agree.
I’m not gluten intolerant myself, but GF is growing in popularity and often, with those just those trying to eat less wheat. I’m always down with testing out vegan goods so when Wholesome Chow contacted me, I happily accepted some products to review. I was sent the new GF Brownie Mix and the Chai Spice Cake mix. And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect- they arrived on the same day I was having some gluten intolerant friends over for a night of Zelda: Skyward Sword and snacking.
The Chai Spice cake couldn’t have been easier or take less time to make, in 15 minutes I had it in the oven baking. I left the cake to bake and went about setting the house up for a night of gaming. Extra batteries for the Wii remote? Check. Extra comfy pillows and chairs placed just so for proper view of the screen? Check. Drinks? Check. Extra large batches of raw pizza kale chips for when we get hungry after beating bosses? Double check.
I checked on the cake at the end of it’s prescribed baking time and found that it needed some more time- 25 minutes more to be precise. No matter, the extra time gave more time to enjoy the scent of chai spiced goodness floating around the house. I’d almost bake this cake for the scent alone, it’s divine. When the cake was done and cooled, I topped it with a quick orange glaze I had thrown together. The sweetly spiced cake was soft, moist, and fluffy- which I heard could be an issue with GF baking. Not so with this cake. Quick, easy, moist, fluffy, and tasty? I’ll take it. So did my friends, the cake was gone by the next day.
A week later I tested the brownie mix. Upon opening the bag of the chocolaty mix, I was pleasantly surprised. Choco dust floated through the air as it was emptied into the mixing bowl. Chocolate dust makes a great air freshener and stimulates the appetite.
Like the cake, this brownie mix is organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and of course, vegan. After adding a bit of..... Read More >
Triumph Dining Blog: Wholesome Chow Gluten-Free Baking Mixes
Baking your own gluten-free creation from scratch can be fun when you have the time but sometimes what you need is a quick way to bake a delicious gluten-free cake.
Whether you want a gluten-free cake for a friend’s birthday, a holiday celebration or simply because you fancy treating yourself, Wholesome Chowbaking mixes are a great choice for gluten-free folks.
The entire line is certified organic, gluten free and vegan. Flavors include All-Purpose Baking Mix, Vanilla Cake Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, Lavender Cake Mix, Chai Spice Cake Mix, Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix and Vanilla Frosting Mix. Read more >
Product: The Big Yummy Double Chocolate Brownie
Company: Wholesome Chow
The Experience: These giant, soft, gluten-free brownie squares live up to their name. We couldn’t get enough of the ultra-fudgy flavor and the chocolate chips dotted throughout. Top it with your favorite ice cream and some hot fudge and you’ve got the best brownie à la mode.
Staff Says: “This brownie is so chocolaty and full of gooey goodness.”—Online Editor Anna Peraino
Always on the look out for exciting new products for my store, Perelandra Natural Foods, I came upon Wholesome Chow products when reading a blog post on Vegansaurus, a vegan lifestyle blog. I contacted the company, was impressed with the quality of their ingredients as learned more about their products, and ended up ordering the whole line for my store. As soon as we got them in, I brought home a bag of the Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake Mix. They have a variety of flavors, including chai spice, chocolate lavender, vanilla lavender, chocolate, vanilla, vanilla frosting mix and a baking mix, too. As a nutritionist, I strongly suggest limiting sugars and processed carbohydrates as much as possible. However, a small and occasional indulgence has it's place in a healthy diet, too, especially when it means not feeling alienated at birthday parties because you can eat a slice of cake. It is also important to note that even though it contains "no refined sugar" as the label indicates, evaporated cane juice is still a sweetener, and like all sweeteners, needs to be consumed in moderation. A number of my clients are on gluten-free diets and I was excited to try a products that could bridge the gap between "delicious food" and "gluten-free food". I am VERY pleased to report that this Wholesome Chow baking mix did just that! It was super easy to make, taking me less than 5 minutes to throw it together and have it in the oven. You only need to add dairy or non-dairy milk and oil. I chose to add... Read the full story here >
Holy smoly, someone actually did it, they are everything free! Yup, Wholesome Chow is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, corn free, GMO free, wheat free, casein free, they have no refined sugars, no pesticides, no preservatives and, to top it off, they are organic, vegan and fair trade. Yikes, I wonder if there is going to be anything in the bag!
Normally I would have made the chocolate cake mix right away but I happened to be making my famous zucchini fritters, which, by the way, are awesome and I thought why not try Wholesome Chow's Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. It worked great and I actually think I needed less of the Wholesome Chow than the gluten free flour I usually use. It mixed very well, wasn't lumpy and tasted great. Next I made the chocolate cake followed by the chai spice and then the lavender with vanilla frosting. I loved them all. Actually, everybody in the house loved them even my spouse, the official junk food junkie.
The cake mixes were not as sweet as other gluten free cake mixes, but I actually prefer that, especially if you are going to add frosting. My daughter absolutely loved them and she has the final say on all sweets in the house.
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Quick n Easy is right! I was blown away by how simple this cake came together and it baked PERFECTLY. The flavor was amazing. I was worried the chocolate might overpower the lavender but it didn’t. Even with a dark chocolate fudge frosting, the herb rang through beautifully.
The birthday girl loved it, and so did everyone else! Her husband and daughter both went back for multiple pieces, it was actually pretty funny to see them devour it so quickly.
I liked it too. I liked it a lot. I know it’s wrong to say because I made it myself but it is by far one of the best gluten free cakes I’ve ever tasted. This mix is the bomb! Everyone was gushing about how great it was, I started to feel a little guilty like I was hiding a secret. So LET IT BE KNOWN! Wholesome Chow is an incredible product! I immediately went online and ordered some more of their flavors and I honestly am dying try them.
You can order Wholesome Chow mixes for both cakes and frosting directly from their online store. I’ve seen it available in Lunardi’s market, and there is a list of other stores you can find it at. I simply can’t recommend it enough. Who needs gluten?!
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Wholesome chow’s vanilla cake mix is organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, and vegan. um, hello!?! that’s quite a list of buzz words. i was worried the mix would be too dense or dry, or wouldn’t taste like a normal cupcake. but i took the leap of faith and followed the package directions, and they came out beautifully — gluten-free baked goods are a little denser than gluten-containing ones, but in this case the moistness and richness made that totally OK. and they also rose nicely; when they were cooling in the cupcake pan, each individual cake had a perfectly domed top and a nice crisp outer edge. i chose the vanilla flavor as a canvas for the beautiful summer flavor of fresh-picked berries (i got the blackberries at kelder’s farm in kerhonkson, NY), but it had enough of a vanilla punch that it could stand on its own (or serve as the backdrop for other seasonal creations — maple-pear comes to mind for fall!). i would definitely buy this again, especially as the number of gluten-intolerant friends in my circle continues to grow! Read more >
Last weekend, I baked with Wholesome Chow’s chocolate bake mix and that’s it; I’m throwing in the towel on ever making my own mix from scratch again. There’s no point! This Wholesome Chow mix amazing. I can’t even tell it’s gluten-free! Love, love love! As with the last time, I followed the instructions on the back, adding a non-dairy milk and oil. I used full-fat canned coconut milk, which I find gives my cakes and extra degree of moistness and also makes the baking process a little more forgiving. You see, I’m prone to over-baking. It’s a curse! But luckily, coconut milk and I have found each other, so all is well over here.
I don’t have much more to say—this is an exceptional product. I’ve actually bought out every SF store that stocks the chocolate mix. So, there’s that. Actions speak louder than words, and I’ve snatched all the convenience away from you, city-dwellers. But you can buy the mixes online! Then they’ll come straight to your doorstep! Win win! Also, because I bought Rainbow and Other Avenues out, I had the opportunity to try the lavender chocolate mix, which is also very tasty. Much like the vanilla lavender, there is only a hint of lavender flavor, which adds a fruitiness as a opposed to a potpourri-ness.
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Wholesome Chow sent me a box of their gluten-free, organic, vegan cake mixes to bake and review. Being a professional vegan baker myself, I was so excited to play with their product! Gluten-free baking is not an easy venture. Wholesome Chow sent me their seven-mix variety pack, which includes lavender, chocolate, vanilla, and chai spice cake mixes, an all-purpose baking mix, and a vanilla frosting mix. Being surrounded by baked goods all day at work, I don’t bake too much at home, so I decided to review each one for you as I make them.
I started with the lavender cake mix, because that is the one I was most iffy about. I usually don’t like lavender baked goods; they tend to taste like soap. However, Wholesome Chow has figured out the perfect vanilla-to-lavender taste ratio! The lavender gave the cake a fruitier flavor, as opposed to soap. Of course I had two of my trusty, non-vegan taste-testers with me, Britney and Dan. Neither of them were turned off by the lavender taste either!
Even though I bake for a living, I get really nervous to bake at home sometimes. What if my oven temperature is off? What if I overfill the cupcake tins? WHAT IF I BURN IT, THUS RENDERING MY REVIEW USELESS?! Happily, I can say that Wholesome Chow is Jenny-proof and Jenny-approved. All you have to do is add a non-dairy milk, vinegar, and oil. Then you mix, let sit for a few minutes, and bake! Read more >
I should probably warn you ahead of time that this post is going to be a lot of gushing about cake. If I could share the cake with you all, I would do so in a heartbeat. It is that good! Last summer I was able to sample the Chocolate Cake Mix and ended up fighting Jon for the leftovers. I was thrilled to learn Wholesome Chow made a Lavender Cake and even more thrilled when I won their “Pin It to Win It” contest and received the cake mix as part of my package!
The cake mix was super-easy to mix and bake. The mix required 1 1/4 cups of milk, 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup of oil. The kitchen smelled heavenly and I knew that dessert would be a wonderful treat! After the cake was done baking and cooled down, I mixed the frosting. I used almond milk (mainly because I ran out of skim milk) and butter for the frosting. The frosting had a thick, creamy texture and was just the right amount to frost the cake. Read more >
It was just over a week ago that I shared my review of the Wholesome Chow Lavender Cake mix. I promised that I would share my thoughts on the chocolate cake mix once I made it and I am here to hold true to my promise.
Once again, the instructions were very clear and this cake was super-easy to bake. I simply added milk and oil, mixed in a bowl and tossed into my oven. I added cow’s milk, but if you wanted to keep the cake vegan, any non-dairy milk should work. The package called for the use of a 9-inch or cupcake pan. I only have an 8-inch pan and that worked just fine. Read more >
The One Green Planet Verdict: It’s hard to believe these mixes are gluten-free and vegan! When we first pulled our baked goods out of the oven and bit into them, our mouths were greeted with a moist, fluffy cake that stands up next to some great traditional cake mixes out there! Here’s the skinny on all seven mixes:
With an excellent texture and traditional flavor, the vanilla and chocolate mixes are sure to be crowd favorites. The chai spice mix is slightly more exotic, with an awesome, sweet and spicy flavor. We loved it!
The lavender mix has a strong but refreshing lavender flavor, while the chocolate lavender mix has equal notes of both flavors. If you like a sweet pairing, the vanilla frosting works well on any of the cake mixes. Sliced fruit also makes a delicious topping.
We tried the all-purpose baking mix in a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe with excellent results! Read more >
Pancakes are a breakfast favorite that just got easier for vegan families. Wholesome Chow’s Organic Gluten Free All Purpose Mix gets pancakes from skillet to table in minutes. No measuring egg substitutes or worrying about mixing gluten-free flours — Wholesome Chow has you covered for breakfast and any other sweet-tooth satisfying baking needs. Read more >
GF Consumer - Wholesome Chow: Scored an "A Rating!" and Seal of Approval
Wholesome Chow has a great line of baking mixes. Most of their mixes can be made without dairy and eggs as well. This is a great benefit to those with multiple food allergies. These mixes are simple to use and there are suggestions on how to vary the recipe if needed. The mixes where filled with unique touches of flavor. One of our favorites was the chai spiced cake. It had wonderful tones of chai tea in the final cake. The vanilla had strong tones of vanilla wafting through the end product.
Our team was impressed with the smoothness and creaminess the cakes where without the use of dairy or eggs. Wholesome Chow’s mixes are made with all organic and non-gmo ingredients. They have been certified to be gluten free, vegan, and nut free. You can tell when you use their products they care about their ingredients and the final product.
The end product has a moist and smooth feel. The cake will hold up to being on a napkin. The price point is right in line with other major baking mixes. If there is a choice we would suggest Wholesome Chow. We would highly recommend that you have Wholesome Chow in your pantry.
After Mr. 9 was diagnosed with food allergies a few months ago, a lot of habits had to change. The weekly ritual of going out for Sunday pancakes, for instance, has been replaced by wheat-free dairy-free pancakes (and Zaycon Foods bacon!) at home.
We’ve tried a number of mixes with varying results, and everyone’s favorite is this gluten free vegan all purpose & pancake mix from Wholesome Chow, which I’ve been picking up from Abe’s Market when they have a sale... Read more!
This morning I woke up bright and early at 6:15 in a great mood! Why is it that I can never sleep in on my days off, but when I have to get up early to make it to the gym before work I feel like I could sleep for hours?!
I have a busy day planned for today, which includes... Read more!
Wholesome Chow. Awesome name, right? Cakes & pancakes, that is what they make. Not only are their mixes gluten-free, but vegan, too!
I was offered samples of the chocolate cake & all purpose baking... Read more!
Wholesome Chow is a relatively new line of baking mixes we’ve seen hitting shelves, and while all of their mixes are organic and vegan — with fairly-sourced and high-quality ingredients — a handful of these mixes are also gluten free. Twofer! The first product we wanted to test was the Wholesome Chow Gluten-Free All-Purpose & Pancake Mix. We heart Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix, especially in a cookie-craving pinch, but it contains powdered dairy, which isn’t always convenient we’re cooking for our vegan friends. The Wholesome Chow mix performed adequately in its most basic form — the pancake... Read more!
I usually make my own baking mixes but when I heard Wholesome Chow was going to offer a mix without sugar I got excited to try their all organic, fair-trade, vegan, sugar-free, allergy-free baking mix. I like supporting ethical, vegan companies, especially when they are started by adorable vegan couples wanting to make a difference in the world. The first thing I made were the above pancakes...
Baking almost anything without eggs in a dry, high altitude climate is a trial, but due to my husband’s love for cake, I thought I’d chance reviewing the Wholesome Chow Cake Mixes.Of course, I wondered, “How wholesome can cake be?” These mixes are made with organic ingredients... Read more!