Get the deliciousness of Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe at home!I was provided product in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
If you are lucky enough to live in Phoenix, Arizona, then perhaps you have had the luxury of visiting Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe, an all gluten free restaurant. I have spent more time than I care to admit drooling over their pictures on Instagram. Everything from gluten free waffles and fried chicken, to donuts and eclairs, I dream of one day eating there.
I haven’t yet made it out to Arizona, but fortunately I didn’t have to. Jewel’s has now taken some of their most popular baked goods and turned them into easy to make at home mixes. I was beyond excited to try them out. In addition to the chocolate chip cookie, cornbread, brownie, pancake, and all purpose flour mixes, I was also sent this cookie:
This cookie was almost enough to make me visit Arizona. White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut. It was to die for. After trying the cookie, I couldn’t wait to try the mixes. For this review I’m going to be covering the chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and cornbread. I’m saving the pancake mix and all purpose flour for a special post, so stay tuned!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
We are chocolate chip cookie lovers at this house. I love them fresh out of the oven, my hubby likes them frozen, but we can both agree that chocolate chip cookies are one of our favorite! These chocolate chip cookies are one of the best I have had. The mix was so easy to use, the only issue I had was when I tried to pull out the chocolate chips I accidentally opened the package, but they held up well to being mixed. The cookies were amazing, perfect balance between crisp and chewy. Nice amount of chocolate chips. I took them with me to the Gluten Free South Florida Support Group and the received rave reviews. These cookies are a winner.
Brownies are a dessert that we eat a lot. I have my own recipe (found HERE), that I love, but these were different than mine. Thick, slightly fudgy and made with dark chocolate, not so much sweet as they were rich. The brownies begged to be the foundation of a Brownie Sunday, so of course I made a trip to the grocery store for some ice cream. I had one very happy husband. I shared some with my parents and they were thoroughly impressed. Absolutely no way anyone could tell that these are gluten free.
The cornbread is definitely more of a traditional southern cornbread. It reminded me of the one my great-grandmother used to make. Slight sweetness, and a bit on the denser side. If you are looking for northern cornbread (or corn cake as we like to refer to it in the south), this is not it. However, it was pretty tasty and it paired well with the lentil stew we had for dinner. Next time I think I will cook it in my cast iron skillet so it is a bit thinner.
Of these three products, the cornbread was my least favorite. While I really enjoyed it, the cookies and brownies were absolutely amazing.
Overall I am really impressed with the quality of Jewel’s Bakery Products. I’m looking forward to trying the Pancake Mix in an upcoming Gluten Free Pancake Bake Off and really excited to try out the all purpose flour next time I make a batch of Banana Bread. If you are in Phoenix, definitely swing by and check out Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe, if your not, find out more about Jewel’s and how you can their products here:
Happy gluten free eating!