Are you ready for football season? While I’m not a ritual football viewer, the sport holds a place in my heart. Every Thanksgiving, my father would have the TV on and would gather the men around to cheer and jeer. I know the sport mostly through osmosis and I associate it with the holidays.
Although I don’t take advantage of the product testing offers I receive, I was curious to try the new Shake ‘N Bake Crispy Buffalo mix when it was brought to my attention. Our household does not like saucy chicken wings but instead prefers dry rubs. The Shake ‘N Bake mix keeps the wings dry but also adds a lot of crunch!
I decided to recreate the football feeling by recording a football and throwing a casual game viewing with wings, nachos, and some sweet desserts. The Shake ‘N Bake mix lives up to its reputation for being a no-mess product. Simply dump the dry mix into a bag, add the chicken, shake, arrange chicken on a tray, then bake.
Kit includes Shake ‘N Bake buffalo mix, football serving plates, and $50 American Express gift card for party supplies! see details below
I must admit that the dry mix color what shocking at first. It’s a brightly colored orange-red reminiscent of buffalo wings (duh, of course this makes sense). I guess the color threw me off since the box picture didn’t really reflect the brightness of the actual color. Regardless, it smelled good right from the start.
The box recommended coating the wings with hot sauce first, then running through the dry mix. I happily applied my favorite hot sauce, Frank’s Hot Sauce, (with its famous tagline, “I put that sh*t on everything!”) before shaking with the dry mix.
The mix evenly coated the wings rather nicely so into the oven they went. Roughly 30 minutes later the wings were ready to dive into.
I enjoyed the ease of prep and the crispy texture on the wings. When I think of buffalo wings though, I think of fiery hot flavor. The mix provides the buffalo flavor minus the heat, so you’ll want to follow the use of your own hot sauce to reach your desired heat level.
I don’t buy Shake ‘N Bake often although it’s a product as near to my heart as football. My mother would buy it on occasion and it was considered a true treat. Shaking and baking this past weekend brought back lots of good memories. I liked this product for its ease of use and would consider purchasing when I need a quick, go-to party snack!
I noticed that the online site for Shake ‘N Bake currently has a printable $.75 coupon for its products!
Giveaway Winner Announced!
The contest is now over and I’m happy to announce Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) is the winner. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Review Notice: Thank you to Shake ‘N Bake who provided the free product samples for review purposes. My opinions expressed are my own and I have no further connection with this company. Shake’N Bake is not a sponsor of this giveaway.