Try it Tuesday: Duncan Hines Mugs

This post contains affiliate links for Duncan Hines Mugs. For more information, check out the disclaimer on my Shameless Self Proton Page. 

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.

Check out my affiliate links in the meantime.



  1. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, as well as the content!

  2. I enjoy you because of your whole effort on this web page. Kate loves conducting internet research and it is easy to understand why. We hear all regarding the compelling ways you create effective thoughts on this web blog and in addition encourage contribution from the others about this concept and our favorite daughter is without a doubt discovering a lot of things. Take advantage of the rest of the new year. You are carrying out a fantastic job.

  3. I simply wished to thank you so much yet again. I am not sure what I might have undertaken in the absence of these ideas shared by you relating to such area. It was before an absolute frustrating matter in my position, but noticing your well-written strategy you dealt with that made me to cry over gladness. Now i am happier for this guidance and then hope that you are aware of a great job you are always providing instructing men and women by way of a site. Most likely you haven’t encountered all of us.

  4. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I in finding It
    truly helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to
    present one thing again and help others like you helped me.

  5. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this
    site before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to
    me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  6. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However
    I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody else having the same RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond?

  7. You are so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read anything like this
    before. So nice to find someone with original thoughts on this issue.

    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some

  8. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  9. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
    My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and
    my visitors would truly benefit from a lot of the information you
    provide here. Please let me know if this ok
    with you. Thanks a lot!

  10. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot
    often inside case you shield this hike.

  11. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed
    reading it, you might be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back later in life.

    I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great
    job, have a nice weekend!

  12. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    could be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come
    back later on. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great job,
    have a nice day!

  13. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to
    say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so
    people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  14. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you
    can be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog
    and may come back in the foreseeable future.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great writing, have a nice weekend!

  15. I don’t even understand how I ended up here, however I believed this submit was great.

    I do not recognise who you’re but certainly you’re going
    to a well-known blogger if you happen to are not already.

  16. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How lengthy have
    you ever been running a blog for? you make blogging look
    easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic,
    as neatly as the content material!

  17. An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I do think that you ought to write more on this topic,
    it might not be a taboo subject but typically people don’t discuss these issues.
    To the next! All the best!!

  18. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but,
    I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to
    seeing it expand over time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *