Pancake comparison

Let's Compare: Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Let's say you're at the grocery store, you need pancake/biscuit mix and you're in the gluten-free section looking at the ample varieties of boxes and bags, and each of them is calling for your attention. How do you decide which to buy?

Here is a list of all the things you should consider to get the best value in terms of quality and sustained energy :

  • nutrients
  • servings
  • serving size
  • ingredients, whole grains, types of sweeteners, etc.

That may seem like a lot of things to evaluate, but once you get the hang of it, comparing products will be a piece of cake (gluten-free, of course). Today we are comparing our own Voyaging Foods Gluten Free Tarocakes Pancake Mix and a popular brand we found at our local health food store. You can see where we have highlighted some important facts and differences. Take a look at the chart and then you can decide for yourself.

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GF Pancake Mix

Voyaging Foods Tarocakes Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Highlights

Wheat free, nut free, soy free

Wheat free, nut free, soy free, corn free, aluminum free, no refined sugars, no added flavoring

Weight

15oz (425grams)

10 oz

Price

$10.00

$16.00

Servings

16 four-inch pancakes

50 three-inch pancakes

Price per Pancake

$0.63

$0.32

Serving Size

53 grams or 2 pancakes

40 grams

Price per Serving

$1.26

$1.92

Organic ingredients

No

Yes

Certified Gluten Free

Yes

Yes-Celiac Sprue Association

Non-aluminated baking powder

Not specified

Yes

Corn-free

No

Yes

Fiber

1 gram per serving

9 grams per serving

Iron

4% Daily Value

6% Daily Value

Calcium

2% Daily Value

10% Daily Value

Protein

2 grams per serving

3 grams per serving

Sugar

4 grams per serving, unspecified

7 grams per serving, palm sugar (low-glycemic)

Ingredients

Whole grain brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, rice flour, sugar, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavors, salt, xanthan gum.

Organic gluten-free coconut flour, gluten-free Hawaiian Royal Ali’i taro powder (dried organic taro), organic palm sugar, non-alluminated baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, potato starch, potassium bicarbonate), Hawaiian sea salt.