Now you can enjoy Ina Garten's favorite desserts at home. Product of USA.
When indulging in chocolate cake it should always be the best. These cupcakes are one of Ina Garten’s favorites, especially with the buttery smooth chocolate frosting swirled on top. Simply scrumptious!
I had made the Barefoot Contessa chocolate cupcakes before and liked them, despite the tremendous amount of butter in the frosting and the denseness of the cake. I have enjoyed Barefoot Contessa products, the cookbooks and show, for many years now so when deciding to get a cupcake mix, I decided specifically to get the Barefoot Contessa mix at Sur La Table and made a special trip to pick them up there. We came home to make the cupcakes and thought there was a strange plastic/chemical smell when we opened up the cupcake mix. Thinking it may just be my imagination, we went through the whole process of baking the cupcakes. When they came out of the oven, instead of warming the kitchen with the fragrance of chocolate cupcakes, we smelled the plastic/chemical smell even more strongly. I took a small bite and you could taste it too. Needless to say, we threw the whole batch out. I contacted Stonewall Kitchen several weeks ago to let them know and no one ever got back to me. Oh well. Maybe it's good that I need to take the Barefoot Contessa mixes off my shopping list? :
My wife received this cupcake mix as a gift from a friend (who bought the mix at Sur La Table). Just as the other reviewer has stated, we could smell the chemical/pastic aroma as well, although we only made it to mixing stage of the recipe. Both of us could taste the chemical smell and threw out the batter.
We may go a step further and contact Ina by way of food network or her company website