Thursday, February 19, 2009

Naturally, I loved it.

My best friend called me last week, "I know you blogged about how much you loved it. But did you really? Love it?"

"Yes!" I screamed over the phone. "Head over stilettos LOVED it."

When my best friend questions my authenticity I begin to wonder. When I find something I love I want to shout out and let everyone in on the good news. The latest things I have stumbled across that I love: watching Netflix movies online (my husband sits *so* close to me), (our vacay was 30% cheaper on their site), J brand cigarette jeans (I could sleep in them), and Honest Tea (omg I could drink it all day long).

When Nora, from Naturally Nora, emailed me asking if I would like to try out her all-natural cake and frosting mixes I told her that we were "obsessed with baking and anything natural is worth a try." A week later my daughter, the self proclaimed family chef, screamed out loud when she opened up a FedEx box of cake/frosting mixes.

I did not tell my children that the products contained no hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients of any kind and are so natural that a kindergartner can actually read all the ingredients. What I did tell them was the truth: that someone on the dot com wants us to try them out and see what we think. I had all three children in on our baking project.

I explained that they needed to be brutally honest and let me know if the cupcakes were difficult to make, instructions hard to read, and whether or not the final product was deemed yummy.

Jay was the first to admit that the frosting was hard to mix. And Lola said that her arm was faster and it was fine for her. And Fifi licked the frosting spoon and said, "Yum, Yum, Yummy." We love to bake and I thought that the directions were easy to follow, fun to prepare, and a delight to eat.


People. These cupcakes are bakery quality. You need to give them a chance. They are delish... much better then my fancy organic grocery store brought ones I usually buy and try to pull off as my own at bake sales. I have a new brand of cake mixes I will use for upcoming bake sales and can now boast about the fact that they are much healthier then their competitors.

The cupcakes that we made were freaking fantastic. So fantastic that I took 30 minutes out of my day to let you in on this good news. You can find them at Whole Foods and here. And yes, BF "These are freaking fabulous. You have my word as always."

And. I would have included a final picture of the baked goods however they were all gone before I could take a picture. Seriously.


Elaine A. said...

I wonder if I can find this at Whole Foods, 'cause I am ALL about the baked goods. And natural is even better!!

Musings of a Housewife said...

We got that box o' goodness too! And I agree they taste divine, but I keep overcooking it and making the cake dry. I've made them 2x and both times, I set the timer for 5 minutes less than recommended, and it's dry. I need to remember to set it for 10 less. But I'd DEFINITELY purchase these again.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Those sound lovely!I am really saddened by the fact that we don't have a Whole Foods here, but glad to be able to get them somewhere else.

Crystal D said...

I will make sure I pick these up at my next Whole Foods trip. There isn't one where I live, but we do Trader Joe's and Whole Foods every time we visit my brother and I love picking up things that I already know I will be happy with. I have been buying Cherrybrook Kitchen's mixes in my store but they don't have nearly all the fun sounding cakes as Naturally Nora has in her selection.
Mmmmmmm cake.

Nicole said...

How on earth do you manage to bake so much and still maintain a girly figure. I have to avoid baking just to not GAIN weight!