Food Blog - Best Food Blogs - Gourmet Food Blog THE NIBBLE Blog » PRODUCT: Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Muffin Mix
THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm)
Send An e-Postcard
Enter The Gourmet Giveaway
Print This Page
Bookmark This Page
Contact Us
Sign Up For The Top Pick Of The Week
THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm) The Nibble on Twitter The Nibble on The Nibble on share this The Nibble  RSS Feed
THE NIBBLE’s Gourmet News & Views

Trends, Products & Items Of Note In The World Of Specialty Foods

This is the blog section of THE NIBBLE. Read all of our content on,
the online magazine about gourmet and specialty food.

PRODUCT: Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Muffin Mix


Muffin or cake? You be the judge. Photo
courtesy Duncan Hines.


New! 100% Whole Grain Triple Chocolate Chunk Premium Muffin Mix.

That message, on a box of Duncan Hines mix, caught our eye.

Sure, we all should add more whole grain to our diets (in this case whole wheat flour replaces the white flour). But are Triple Chocolate Chunk muffins the way to do it?

We used this question as an excuse to bake up a batch. We substituted butter for the oil in the recipe (butter always tastes better, except in a good Mediterranean olive oil cake).

Here’s what we found:

  • This muffin is an excellent substitute for chocolate cake. It’s a bit less sweet, but the batter could have been put in a loaf pan. We enjoyed our chocolate muffins with a side of Breyer’s No Sugar Added vanilla ice cream (hey, you have to save those calories somewhere).
  • The whole wheat flour blends in with the cocoa and chocolate chips. People who eschew whole wheat won’t know it’s there.
  • You could frost these muffins, serve them as “chocolate cupcakes,” and no one would know the difference. In actuality, cupcakes have a less dense crumb and more sugar. If you choose the “cupcake path,” feel free to toss in extra chocolate chips (or nuts for more protein).
  • In terms of psychology, we feel a lot better polishing off four muffins than four cupcakes. “Muffin” sounds healthier—with all that antioxidant chocolate and added nuts for protein and heart-healthy fats. (It isn’t healthier, of course. Caveat edax!*)
  • If you’re going to have chocolate muffins or cake anyway, this is a fine example of how to switch out the white flour and add more whole grain to your diet.
  • Find more of our favorite cakes in our Gourmet Cakes Section.
  • For bread, crackers and muffins, see Gourmet Breads.
  • Learn more about whole grains and how to add them to your diet.

  • Whole grain (and organic) breakfast cereals.
  • French Meadow Bakery whole grain (and organic) bagels (Top Pick Of The Week).
  • Rudi’s whole grain (and organic) breads.
  • Holly’s whole grain oatmeal (Top Pick Of The Week).
  • *Let the eater beware.

    Related Food Videos: For more food videos, check out The Nibble's Food Video Collection.

    Leave a Comment

    About Us
    Contact Us
    Privacy Policy
    Media Center
    Manufacturers & Retailers
    Facebook Auto Publish Powered By :