We were asked to review some Betty Crocker cake mixes, so we did. We were sent Salted Caramel Brownies, Velvety Vanilla Cake, Fudge Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yesterday I made the Salted Caramel Brownies so that’s what we’ll be reviewing today.
Simple is an understatement when it come to these mixes. I don’t think the Salted Caramel was overly good, so its a good thing you could barley taste it in the finished product. The brownie itself was nice but I think everyone agrees that our homemade ones are better. I spent I don’t know how long working out prices, but I’ve got them now, £2.19 to make the same amount (including homemade caramel) homemade. But, including the extra ingredients it tells you to add, the Betty Crocker totals £3-£3.10 (depending on what supermarket you get it from).
But its great for parents who don’t have time to bake and want something quick to shove in the kids mouths to gag them for a few minutes of peace. Having said that, I personally don’t mind them and if we see them on offer I would get them, 3.5/5. But here are a few other opinions:
Jess, my Sister:
I think there should be more mix because I loved them so I give them a 4.5 out of 5
Personally I like them the’re a nice texture and the’re tasty enough though not in a caramel way so because of that fact I would only give them a 4 out of 5 (need more caramel)
When I first tried them I assumed that Abbie had either changed her mind and made the fudge brownies instead or forgotten to add the salted caramel to the mixture as there was no caramel taste. That wasn’t an issue though for me as i really liked them as they were. I still prefer the homemade brownies but if I was in a rush or had a lot to make I would definitely use this mix again. 4 out of 5