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It’s time to try something new, and tonight it is Duncan Hines Mug! This is a one serving sweet treat made in a mug. I have tried these before on my own, but have never tried a pre-made package. This was on sale at Kroger for $2.99 for a package four in one box. I believe the normal price is about $4.00 so I thought it would be a good time to try this out. I have also tried out many Duncan Hines’ products before so I was excited to try this out. There were several options such as brownies, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, and the kind I tried which was chocolate muffin.
The process is very easy and it doesn’t require anymore than the mix, and water, so you won’t have use eggs or any sort of oil. That is really nice because if you are doing a DIY version, then you will need to have to use an egg and I feel for one mug desert, that is kind of a waste. The directions called for dumping the contents into a mug. and adding 3 teaspoons of water. These alternative directions say to try tea instead, but I stuck with water. The directions say to make sure you scrape the bottom and I recommend cleaning off the sides before placing in the microwave. Those small parts can burn easily, so it is worth it to clean it off.
The directions for the Duncan Hines Mug also call for you to microwave the product for a minute, or up to a minute and ten seconds. Of course, it varies by your microwave. I tried a minute but when I looked, the at the muffin, it was still kind of runny. I put it in for another 10 seconds, and it had gotten better, but it looked like it needed more time. After another ten seconds, it looked ready to go. I waited at least a full minute to eat because I know how hot these mugs can be sometimes. I then tried the muffin and here is what I thought of the product.
I made sure that the Duncan Hines Mug was cooled before attempting to eat it. I did not need a burned lip today! It smelled like a baked good, but I couldn’t distinguish an exact smell. I saw lots of mini chocolate chips, but I couldn’t taste them. What I tasted was an overwhelming amount of sweetness. It wasn’t flavored, just very sweet. I tried several more spoon fulls to see if it I was missing something. I actually started to get pretty thirsty because this muffin is very, very dry. I stopped and got a drink of water, and went back to trying the Duncan Hines Mug again. After another attempt, the muffin started to crumble a lot, and it was too much for me. It was way to sweet and had too little taste for me to like this product. I followed the directions on the box, so I don’t think I did anything wrong on my end. I am willing to try another, but this one is going into the trash. I am only going to try it to make sure that I didn’t make a mistake. However, I am skeptical about this product.
I am going to give Duncan Hines Mug a 1.5 out of 5 stars. The ease of making this product is what got the positive points. The taste was not good. The sweetness was too much, and I couldn’t taste any chocolate chips even though they were there. If this was a good product, then it wouldn’t cost too much per package to make at home. However, I would skip on this product and buy a different mix, purchase a muffin from a shop, or do the one mug muffin by using your own recipe. I was so thirty eating this muffin that I couldn’t enjoy the product at all. I am willing to try it again, but only because I want to make sure I did everything correctly.
What do you think? Have you tried Duncan Hines Mug before. Leave your comments below.
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