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I gave you a tweet on a potential review of my favourite cake mix...http://www.dowdandrogers.com/products.html" rel="nofollow">Dowd & Rogers. It can be hard to find, but SO worth it. What makes it different is they use Italian Chestnut Flour, so rich...so delicious!! The Dark Vanilla tastes like Tastykakes Butterscotch Krimpets, if you are from Philly and you know what they are. It's just one of those lost pre-Celiac tastes I adore from my childhood. Cheers!http://twitter.com/ajasgarden/status/3558370595
You two are funny and entertaining and I am so jealous that you get to eat all those great foods. Whaaaaa! However, Another great job with lots of information. Wow should love you guys.
You two are like "The Car Guy's" of food. You might try 1-2-3 brand of cake mixes. It gives you lots of cake for the money about 7 or 8 dollars for a box.
I want to hear about Dowd & Rogers. That sounds interesting too.
Here's my suggestion for a possible review:I recently stumbled across Hans All Natural Chicken Sausages from Coleman Natural Foods. They are gluten-free. I tried the Spicy Andouille. Awesome. I found them at Whole Foods. Can't wait to try the other flavors.
I decided to watch them all from the beginning! Question (you may have answered this elsewhere): If a company sends you goodies and you don't like them...do you still make a video? It'd be so hard for me to give a bad review if the items had been gifted but I'd want to be honest with people at the same time!!
Wow, thanks for watching back from the beginning! To answer your question, we do video reviews of all products received, with rare exceptions. When a company sends us a product that isn't very good, we'll still review it--but we try not to bash it. Instead, we say what we don't like about it, and offer suggestions for improvement. The reason we do it this way is that we know that certain people like muffins really dry or really crumbly for example. So because we like ours right in the middle (not too dry, not too moist--but juuuuuust right!) we simply give our opinion, offer suggestions for improvement, and tell people where they can find out more about the company and where the product is sold.
One time (this is the "rare exception" part) we truly did receive a product that was absolutely disgusting. So bad, in fact, that we had to try a couple different varieties of it before we finally gave up and said that we couldn't give it a fair review, because there was basically nothing to like about the product. A pound of ground turkey and two chicken breasts were lost in the making of those two mixes we tried. They looked and sounded good, but when you followed the instructions (which tell you to make an entire bag that serves 6-8 people!), it turned to mush, had no flavor (literally, it tasted kinda stale) and it was just awful--and it wasn't one product out of the line--it was all of the samples we received!).
So, in that case, we inquired with the company to make sure we didn't get a bad batch or anything. They professed that other reviewers thought the product was just great, and then referred us to a video review of some lady who hadn't even eaten the food--she just held it up in the air and proclaimed "here's a good choice, it's (blah blah blah foods) product x." This video reviewer had no comments on the flavor, texture, smell--anything that indicated she had actually eaten the food herself. And if she did eat it, she surely wasn't saying anything about if she enjoyed it--just that it was available, and a great option if you're on the go.
Since we had absolutely nothing good to say about the product, we decided to pass on the review because the mission of the show is to serve up tasty gluten-free reviews and "make your GF life a little more tasty." A review of this product would have been a real downer and wouldn't have served our mission of introducing you to great tasting GF products.
Interestingly, their west coast packaging component of the same company (which goes by a different name) and the dessert mix they sent us was much better than the other dinner-oriented mixes they sent us... so Debbie wrote about it on her blog. Not all products we review make it to GFree TV. Debbie reviews a lot of products on her own just because it's part of her daily life working at Gluten Free Specialty in downtown Sacramento, and she writes reviews and lots of other stuff at her blog: http://sacgfgirl.blogspot.com
Enjoy the rest of GFree TV! We get a little more relaxed as time goes on. (Wasn't that first episode just so serious? LOL!)
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