Read Vanilla Cupcake Mix (YesYouCan) product review after the About section of YesYouCan – SalDoce Fine Foods.
About YesYouCan – SalDoce Fine Foods
History of SalDoce Fine Foods
SalDoce Fine Foods mean sweet and savoury in Portuguese. Likewise, SalDoce is an innovator in the production of gluten free and allergy friendly foods. Besides, SalDoce Fine Foods is a family-owned Australian Company. Likewise, Cristina and Martin Talacko created the Sydney based company in 2000. Besides, a gluten free cheese bread made with tapioca and cheese was their first product. A Brazilian delicacy under the Frevos brand named Pão de Queijo, . It was a winner not only amongst coeliac disease sufferers, but popular with kids and caterers as well.
Since the company’s inception, they have launched numerous baking mixes under the brand name of YesYouCan, in Australia and globally. In addition, SalDoce is a multi-award winning company. And they recently received the Award for Excellence 2019 from the NSW Business Chamber. In addition, SalDoce was the winner of Premier’s New South Wales Export Awards for 2016 and 2018.
SalDoce Fine Foods Today
Today, SalDoce sells greater than 30 products to various supermarket stores and individual retailers in Australia as well as globally. Moreover, their worldwide export markets include China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. As well as Middle East, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. In addition, YesYouCan Products are now available on www.ocado.com, an online store established in the United Kingdom.
Furthermore, SalDoce has their own online store on their website selling all of their products and delivers worldwide. They tailored their range of products are for people on restricted diets. Specifically those with food allergy and food intolerance to gluten, dairy, egg and nut, for diabetics, vegans and vegetarians. As well as for weight management, low sugar diet and even for those who are just concerned with healthy eating.
Range of Gluten Free Products
SalDoce’s range of products include YesYouCan Classic Mixes Range and YesYouCan Reduced Sugar Range.
This gluten free product range are super easy to make at home without any compromise in taste or texture. Besides, these traditional mixes include:
- Banana and Multigrain bread mixes;
- Chocolate Mud Cake (chocolate buttons for rich chocolate ganache included);
- Pancakes with lovely flavours of buttermilk, buckwheat, blueberry and chocolate chip;
- Savoury Snack and
- Pizza & Focaccia Bread mixes.
Other Products in Classic Mixes
Plain Flour and Self-raising Flour are also available in this range for everyday home baking.
Also these products in the classic mixes are the finest. And most scrumptious gluten free bread, cakes and pancakes mixes available on the retail shelves.
Vegan & Gluten Free Mixes
These mixes will suit the health aware and vegans who are also gluten free. Moreover, these products include decadent Red Velvet Mix and Vanilla Cupcake Mix from their classic mixes. That are ideal for kids’ parties, tea parties and during special celebrations. Including their new products, namely Falafel & Burger and Vegan Protein Burger.
YesYouCan Gluten Free & Vegan Egg Replacer is made with organic chia and brown rice protein. Likewise, making them suitable for vegans and people with egg allergy.
Reduced Sugar, Vegan & Gluten Free Mixes (Reduced Sugar Range)
The products in this Reduced Sugar range are vegan, low sodium, dairy free, and egg free. As well as a superb source of fibre. In addition, these are guilt free treats, scrumptious and cater for a healthful diet.
The broad range of products in this range are:
- Single ingredient flour like Buckwheat Flour, Sorghum Flour and Besan Flour, allowing you to bake from scratch;
- Apple and Cinnamon Muffin;
- Chocolate & Orange Cake;
- Raspberry & Coconut Bread; and
- Ancient Grain Pancake.
Vegan Protein Shake Mixes
These Vegan Protein Shake Mixes are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Soy Free. And has No Added Sugar and No Artificial Colours and Flavours. Furthermore, they formulated these vegan protein shake mixes with pea isolate and organically grown brown rice protein. As well as vastly enriched with vitamins and useful ingredients, deriving in a healthy plant based mixture for easy absorption. Overall, there are 4 delightful flavours available:
- Vanilla Toffee Flavour;
- Very Berry Flavour;
- Cacao & Macadamia Flavour; and
- Coconut Ice Cream Flavour.
Health & Quality of YesYouCan Products
Consumers today have more health knowledge, are more involved and put more importance on the nutritional values. Plus diversities, appearance, taste and flavours of gluten free food. In addition, all YesYouCan products are Gluten Free, Nut Free, GMO Free, has No Artificial Flavours or Colours.
Moreover, they are also Soy Free except for Chocolate Mud Cake and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Also Egg Free except for Pancakes (chocolate chip, buttermilk, buckwheat and blueberry). They are Low FODMAPs except for Multi Grain Bread, Falafel & Burger, Vegan Protein Burger, and Protein Shakes. And they are Dairy Free except for Multi Grain Bread, Chocolate Mud Cake, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes, Savoury Snacks and Pizza & Foccacia Bread. Check YesYouCan Allergy Statement here.
High Quality and Natural Ingredients
YesYouCan products are all made from high quality and natural ingredients and reduced sugar (25% less than similar products). Plus low in sodium (AWASH criteria – less than 120mg per 100g) and lesser amount of fats. Furthermore, they manufacture 100% of their product in Australia, certified Kosher and Halal with a Health Star Rating of 3.5. In addition, Coeliac Australia has endorsed their full range of products.
Note that Australia has very high standards for gluten free products. Note that Australia food guidelines have very high standards for gluten free products. They only allow products with the Gluten Free Label to have up to 5 parts of gluten detected per million. Whereas in the United States and other countries, regulation permits up to 5 times more gluten detected.
Reduced Sugar Range (YesYouCan) Product Quality
YesYouCan make their Reduced Sugar Range from fresh and finest quality ingredients. Likewise, their products are low sodium, dairy free, egg free and reduced sugar (50% less sugar). Manufacturers make unrefined and unprocessed rapadura sugar from evaporating raw cane juice. Similarly, YesYouCan use rapadura sugar in their Reduced Sugar recipes. Resulting in more nutrients, vitamins and minerals in these products. They also have a gorgeous tasting caramel flavour and rich golden colour.
In addition, YesYouCan Reduced Sugar recipes offer a beneficial source of fibre frequently deficient when on a gluten free diet. Besides, they make these fibres from ancient grains and supergrains like quinoa, sorghum and buckwheat. Plus real fruits, apple fibre and coconut flour. Moreover, the cardboard packaging for the Reduced Sugar Range indicates hand crafted artisan features. And care for the environment as it is 100% recyclable.
Taste and Texture of Reduced Sugar Range Products
Noteworthy is the distinctly better taste and texture in their gluten free, allergy friendly and healthier YesYouCan Reduced Sugar Range of products, the difference is in stark contrast to the regular mass produced supermarket range of gluten free baking products. With so much time, care, expertise, quality and details in bringing these products to market, it is no wonder they are the pacesetters in the gluten free market and this is their proudest achievement yet. And YesYouCan gluten free Reduced Sugar Range is the only product range that is available in this niche category.
YesYouCan Products Review
SalDoce Fine Foods has sent me 4 of their products to try and write about my feedback. All in all, the products are:
- Vanilla Cupcakes Mix from their Classic Range (see product review below),
- Chocolate & Orange Cake Mix from their Classic Mixes Range;
- Raspberry & Coconut Bread Mix from their Reduced Sugar Range; and
- Vegan Protein Shake Mixes in 2 flavours, namely Coconut Ice Cream Flavour and Vanilla Toffee Flavour.
YesYouCan Vanilla Cupcake Mix – Classic Mixed Range
Vanilla Cupcake Mix is an all-time favourite cupcake flavour with rainbow sprinkles especially for kids’ birthday parties. This traditional and timeless Vanilla Cupcakes are not only Gluten Free. But also Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, GMO Free and Low FODMAP.
I opened up their Classic packaging and unsealed the cupcake mix. It has a really lovely and aromatic smell of vanilla. Moreover, the cupcake mixture has fine texture. Very straightforward and so easy to prepare, merely by following the instructions clearly stated on the back of the packaging. Preparation time is 10 minutes and baking time is 25 minutes. During baking, the creamy and mouth-watering scent of vanilla filled my house. The cupcakes batter raised well and did not collapse when removed from the oven to cool.
What you will need (per packaging)
For the Cupcakes:
- 2 Eggs or Vegan Egg Replacer
- 160ml Water (I used 160ml unsweetened rice milk)
- 60g (2.1oz) Melted Margarine (Dairy Free) [I used 60g (2.1oz) Melted Vegan Butter]
- 1 x 12 Cupcake Tray
For the Icing:
- 50g (1.8oz) Melted Margarine (Dairy Free) [I used 150g (5.3oz) Melted Vegan Butter]
I used extra vegan butter (150g/5.3oz) than recommended on the packaging. As I find that 50g/1.8oz is too sweet and not sufficient icing for all 12 cupcakes. With 150g/5.3oz, I have just enough to pipe some floral shape icing for each cupcake. And the sweetness of the icing is just right without adding any additional icing. Other than what is provided with the packaging. Also, adding more butter is optional.
Dainty, soft and fluffy vanilla cupcakes that are almost effortless to make at home. Plus they do not taste like its gluten free. Besides, they resemble more like a sponge or chiffon cupcake texture, taste sensational, full of flavour and are extremely addictive. Most of us will have fond memories of vanilla frosting. Especially as a kid when helping out with holiday baking in the kitchen. And piping these vanilla cupcakes brought back sentiments that are so incredibly nostalgic.
When you plan for a kids’ or even adults’ birthdays or tea parties or any other special occasions. You will sure to make vanilla cupcakes that will definitely be a crowd pleaser amongst your family and friends. They will definitely enjoy and feel spoilt with these gastronomic treats.
The retail price of $5.50 is highly competitive with the mass-produced supermarket gluten free vanilla cupcake mixes. But of course the quality and taste is not comparable at all, but much healthier and tastier.
Where to buy YesYouCan Vanilla Cupcake Mix
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Disclaimer: SalDoce Fine Foods has provided their YesYouCan Vanilla Cupcake Mix. From their gluten free and allergy friendly Classic Mixes Range. For me to try this product and write about my opinion.