Friday, April 23, 2010

Naturally Nora Review & Giveaway



I'm not the biggest fan of cake because of the SWEET frosting. 
I had the chance to review products from Naturally Nora and I couldn't have been more excited to try them!

I received a BIG box of products

Only downfall is I didn't have a cake pan :(
So first I made brownies. The Double Fudgy to be exact, and they were so GOOD! Very fudgy and moist. 

Then I talked to another PR company and they sent me a heart shaped silicone cake pan (review coming soon) So I was finally able to make a cake!

The night before Jon's birthday I made the Alot'a dots cake and frosting mix. 
These are SUPER easy to make. The cake just needed 2 eggs, some oil and some milk (I think) and it mixed up super easy. It's enough for a 9" 2 layer cake OR 24 cupcakes. Well I made the heart shape and I made 2 big cupcakes (minus liners, so they were more like muffins)

It was good!! The frosting was easy to make as well, and it wasn't super sweet.
It's funny because the frosting by itself tasted kind of funny, but with the cake it was REALLY good!

And then the frosting mix came with sprinkles so when you were done frosting the cake you just sprinkled them on. They were weird because they were soft, not crunchy!

The thing with Naturally Nora products is they are completely NATURAL!
 
ALL food should be good food.
There's no reason dessert has to be full of artificial ingredients or things that are bad for you.
We think that great tasting food should be created in a kitchen, not a laboratory. Unlike most food companies, that is what we do. We pride ourselves on partnering with leading natural ingredient suppliers, use environmentally-friendly packaging, and produce our products in facilities certified to be among the best in the country. This ensures that we provide the highest-quality, all-natural products on the market. 

And that's awesome! I love that they are natural and not full of sweeteners!
Avery really enjoyed the cake and brownies as well!

Price: On Amazon a pack of 6, cake mixes OR frostings is $22! I think this is a VERY decent deal. Just under $4 a box. Not much more than Betty Crocker, but is MUCH healthier!

Overall: **** We are very happy with these products and can't wait to try out more!
I will be making the Vanilla with Vanilla frosting cupcakes for Avery's party as the cake being made only feeds 10 and I think there will be a few more than that here!


 *Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*


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NN doesn't use any hydrogenated oils - that mean no artificial trans fats.

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I learned that you could use Margarine or Shortening instead of butter in the frosting.
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you can sometimes use applesauce instead of eggs in baking.


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I learned that Frosting can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week before use.


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I learned they have videos like A CHEF'S TABLE-WHAT IT TAKES TO BE TOP CHEF
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Their "Cookie Cookie" cake mix looks yummy!


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ONCE UPON A TIME my children went to parties where there were cakes covered in heaps of yummy looking frosting. They especially loved the ones with the colorful confetti dots. Like a good mom, I made the mixes too. Curious about the little colored things in the cake, I read the label. Was I ever surprised! I didn't recognize most of the ingredients- lots of artificial stuff. I wanted something better. So I set out to create delicious cakes that my family would love and I could feel good about.

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Since all great cakes need great frosting, I created what I believe are the quickest and easiest all-natural frosting mixes available. The secret? I use real egg whites to make them whip up light and fluffy. My frosting is ready-to-spread in under five minutes whether whipped by hand or mixer.


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I learned that you could use applesauce for eggs. Who knew?


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