Friday, January 29, 2010

Gluten Free Chicken Veggie Soup review and a Giveaway!!

When I was contacted by Mixes from the Heartland to review some of their Gluten Free products, I of coarse said YES!! Since my 2 year old is now on a gluten free diet, I was happy to try out some of their mixes.

More about Mixes from the Heartland:
Located in the panhandle of Texas, Amarillo is the home of Mixes From The Heartland, Inc. (MFTH) and the birthplace of an entirely new line of Gluten Free Mixes - Food products. MFTH will soon explode onto the market where we will have a revolutionary new line of Gluten Free Mixes and Sugar Free Mixes /Gluten Free Mixes -Food products.

I love that this is a local company as I live in El Paso, TX. Okay maybe not so local, but at least in the same state. HaHa It makes me feel great that there is a place right here in Texas that takes special care and offers such a wide variety of Gluten Free products.

I received a box with a mix of products, including Chicken Veggie Soup, Banana bread, Strawberry pound cake, and a few others. First on my list to try was the chicken veggie soup. I have always heard that pasta made to be gluten free has an odd taste, so I was not sure what to expect. What I had heard was proven wrong with the first bite of this soup. The pasta is wonderful!! I did use some chicken broth as it stated on the package that you can replace 2 cups water with 2 cups chicken broth for a richer flavor. It is really hard to get every member of my family to eat the same thing for dinner, but to my surprise EVERYONE cleared their bowls. My husband thought that it needed celery, but other than that he actually liked it. I loved how easy it was to provide a great meal for my family. All I had to add to the mix was water and chicken. Well that and the chicken broth that I added!

A Little More about the Factory:
Allergen Facts

No eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, oats, barley, rye, or wheat in the factory.
No bean flours are used in any products.
Factory is allergen controlled.
Eliza Testing
Every raw product that enters the factory must be certified by the producer that it can pass an Eliza Test.
This means products in our plant test 5 parts per million or less for wheat.
The University of Nebraska does our Eliza Testing. All reports are sent to the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)
Mixes From The Heartland Inc. is CSA certified and we are very proud to say that all our products carry the CSA seal.
Product Summary
All natural, no preservatives, most products are low sodium, cholesterol-free, and low calorie.
Beans and fruit are all freeze dried and contain no preservatives. Makes cooking soups and meals easier.
What makes Mixes from the Heartland, Inc. different?
MFTH Inc. has many products not currently in institutional and bulk sizing.
MFTH Inc. offers the largest amount of bulk mixes available in ten pound bags with zip seal.
MFTH Inc. has announced the new Sugar Free/Gluten Free mixes is the leader in the area.
MFTH Inc. produces over 45 soup mixes and 25 meals. Our competitor only has four instant soups.
MFTH Inc. is the one stop shop for retailers across the USA.
MFTH Inc. will dominate the market because we test less than 5 parts per million.
MFTH Inc. testing makes the consumer’s life easier with great taste as well.
MFTH Inc. has the ability to private label both in bulk and consumer lines.

You can buy Mixes from the Heartland Here

You can win 3 products from Mixes from the Heartland right here.

The winner of this giveaway will receive 1 Strawberry Angel Food Cake Mix, 1 Microwave Brownie Mix, and 1 Tex Mex Spaghetti Meal. This giveaway will close on Feb 19th. Please remember to leave your email address in your comment so I have a way to get a hold of you should you be the winner. Leave a separate comment per entry.

Mandatory Entry: Must be done before the other entries will count!
Head over to Mixes from the Heartland and tell me of another mix or meal that you would like to try. (Must be different from any named above)

Extra Entries:
Become a follower of this blog and tell me in a comment or let me know you already follow.

Tell me if you will be using the mixes yourself or if you are trying to win them for someone else.

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Make an order from Mixes from the Heartland and come back and let me know (5 entries)

I received a box with a mix of products for me to use in my review and to offer a giveaway to my readers free of charge. No other compensation was offered or accepted. The above opinions are my own and I know not everyone will agree.


  1. Gluten Free Impossible Coconut Pie Mix

  2. i will be using the mix for the family. we love chicken noddle soup!

  3. I would love to try the Gluten Free Country Pancake Mix.

  4. I am seriously considering going gluten free to see if it helps with my son's behavioral issues. So, any mix I won would be used for the family!

  5. I would like to try the country dumpling mix! wrestlermom2 at yahoo dot com