Thursday, September 16, 2010
Since I’ve become a stay-at-home mom and we have moved into our new home with a decent size kitchen I have really enjoyed getting to cook and bake. It’s really became a labor of love and I try my best to make fresh treats for my husband and son on a weekly or every other day basis, and since we all like to experiment with different cooking foods, baking supplies and mixes I thought that it would be wonderful to try some of the products Namaste Foods offers, so when they said yes I was delighted!
About Namaste Foods (Taken From Website):
We are a small (but growing!) manufacturer of fine foods that contain no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. In business since 2000, we continue to strive to be the best at what we do so that you can enjoy all the foods you’ve known and loved all your life.
Our approach has always been very "grassroots" in nature. When we first started, we didn’t have the money to hire advertising firms, public relations people and expensive brokers like everyone else does so we just started reaching out to people through various support groups such as Celiac Support groups, Autism support groups, food allergy support groups and the like. We sent samples for their members to try and Voila! – people loved our products and started requesting us at their local store. And a company was born . . .
Today, we still don’t do those things the ‘big guys’ do (because that ends up costing YOU more) and we rely heavily on what got us to where we are today, good ‘ol word-of-mouth advertising. It’s the biggest compliment anyone can give us and we appreciate it more than you know.
So, what do we offer you in return for all the good word you spread for us? Well, four things come to mind:
Worry-free products – Our facility contains no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, peanuts or tree nuts. It is our attempt to try to eliminate any chance of cross-contamination so you can enjoy Namaste Foods products worry-free. We use NO genetically modified ingredients in any of our products and yes, all Namaste Food products are Kosher Certified. And last but not least (and we don’t mean to brag BUT) AIB International, a leader in performing audits for companies in the baking industry, has given our facility a ‘Superior’ rating – the highest rating possible.
A better value – We know that gluten-free products are expensive. In an effort to make them more affordable for you, we continue to strive to give you more for your hard earned dollar. You will find that most Namaste Foods mixes have a significantly higher yield than our competitors’. For instance, all our cake mixes make TWO rounds as opposed to one. (Who ever heard of a one-layer birthday cake anyway?!)
You deserve the best – in customer service. So, we invite and welcome your questions and comments about anything that is important to you. If you contact us, we promise to get back to you promptly and offer you outstanding customer service. In addition, your suggestions for new products are always welcome so we know what to be working on next!
Truly delicious food! - That goes without saying yet bears repeating. We work diligently to try to offer you products that make your mouth water and your face smile! We truly believe Namaste Foods products to be heads and shoulders above our competitors in taste and texture – because you’ve told us so!
I had the opportunity to pick a few products that we would like to review and I will be completely honest with you and say that with their selection of products it was hard to just choose a few but with the help of my hubby and little man we narrowed it down to the Chocolate Cake Mix, Toffee Vanilla Frosting and Taco Pasta Meal and we could not wait for them to arrive!
The first product we reviewed was the Chocolate Cake Mix, and I’ve tried gluten free products before and to tell the truth we didn’t care for them at all but this cake mix was different it baked up beautifully and it tasted great! It was unlike any other gluten free cake mix I have ever used before and I will continue to purchase this mix for all of my Chocolate Cake needs!
Next we were sent the Toffee Vanilla Frosting Mix and I decided to test this out on the chocolate cake for dinner one night and I’ve never mixed my own frosting and got it a bit to thin but it was delicious! I now know not to use so much water and I should have followed the directions better (that’s what they are there for) but I am planning on purchasing this again and I will be following the directions much more carefully this time! I can’t wait to try this frosting on some vanilla cupcakes and brownies!!
The last product we were sent to review was the Taco Pasta Meal and this was a huge hit with my son and the hubby! We all love Mexican type foods and this was just wonderful and you want to know the best part? Sure, you do it is extremely easy to make and for us make a perfect one skillet meal on a very busy night where my hubby was working the double shift and I had to run do errands that night so it was perfect!
I don’t think I could have chosen any other products that would have been more perfect for us, all three of the products were awesome! I love how easy each of the mixes was to fix even though I made the frosting a little thin, and everything turned out so delicious it made our taste buds dance and I’ve already got orders on what products to order next!
Thankfully none of us have any food allergies that cause us to have to be cautious about what we cook and eat but if we did I would defiantly be using Namaste Foods for all of my baking needs, because as I stated earlier that the cake mix tasted great and other gluten free cake mixes I’ve tried has been down right yucky!
If your looking for great taste and easy preparation look no farther than Namaste Foods! I truly recommend you checking out their products, they have lots to choose from so your sure to find something that will get your taste buds jumping and talking!
To purchase products from Namaste Foods visit their website!
Namaste Foods has offered one of my readers a prize pack that would contain a Namaste Tote with perhaps a pasta mix and a baking mix, coupons, literature and assorted goodies (similar to what is pictured below)!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Namaste Foods and tell me another product you would like to try other than the ones mentioned above! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)
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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Namaste Foods be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
Giveaway ends Sept 29, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 2:59 PM