Crispy Buffalo Wings Review & $50+ Giveaway!

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.

Enter the Giveway! (ends Oct. 27th)
One person will win a Shake ‘N Bake sample kit to throw their own tailgate party.

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.

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  • robin October 21, 2010, 8:48 am

    Sour cream & onion chips and A&W rootbeer. And of course chocolate. :o)

  • Darlene October 21, 2010, 9:03 am

    Pulled-pork sliders are my favorite. Only a few bites and it’s gone!

  • Ashlie October 21, 2010, 9:15 am

    It is a tie between sausage balls (a mixture of bisquick, spicy breakfast sauasge and cheese) and cheese dip (velvetta + rotelle in the crock pot) with tortilla chips. However, I recently developed an allergy/intolerance to dairy, so I won’t be having these this year. Maybe these hot wings will become my new fav :).

  • Alka October 21, 2010, 9:29 am

    Hot wings, chips and pigs in a blanket. Never used Shake and bake on wings but I am a fan of Shake and Bake otherwise.

  • Kacey October 21, 2010, 12:06 pm

    Spinach Artichoke Dip. No Wait! Nachos. No Wait! Beer!

  • Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) October 21, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Buffalo chicken dip! Or buffalo chicken balls- oh man delish!! Pretty much anything with HEAT!

  • Dawn October 21, 2010, 12:13 pm

    homemade pretzels with cheese sauce for dipping. The again, anytime I can make cheese sauce I am happy.

  • suji October 21, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Any and everything that tastes incredible, yet is so horribly bad for your health. Wings, wing dip, and crinkle chips with onion dip. Yum!

  • JehanP October 21, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Aside from Buffalo wings, my favorite snack has to be artichoke dip with chips!! I cannot get enough!

  • Justine October 21, 2010, 12:43 pm

    We love nachos!

  • Hannah October 21, 2010, 12:48 pm

    Everything nachos! Chili, sour cream, cheese, scallions, roasted corn nibblets, guac, salsa, cilantro, pickled jalapeños, ground beef, more cheese, bacon bits all on top of the best tortilla chips you can buy. Why not pair it with buffalo wings?! Yummm

  • Emily October 21, 2010, 12:57 pm

    I am such a hot wings fan! Who says these are only football fare? We eat wings year round in my house, they’re a special treat. A great companion to the wings is my jalapeno-cheddar-corn dip. Its an irresistible snack!

  • Jordan October 21, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Buffalo chicken wing dip. Ever tried it? made with ranch dressing, franks, cream cheese, chicken, and cheddar chese. It is delicious, tastes just like a hot wing.

  • Margaret October 21, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I love some good mozzarella sticks.

  • Nicole October 21, 2010, 2:20 pm

    little sausages in bbq sauce, chips and dip, chili, soda, veggie tray, and brownies…need I say more…yum..

  • Vicki Chester October 21, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I always make artichoke dip and serve with tortilla chips.

  • Chi Chi October 21, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Hello there!

    Seeing as how we are Chicago Bears fans and they haven’t had too much success (in past years, this season is starting out pretty nicely!)…we in turn have not much celebrated in the way of football. But when we do, we go all out with BBQ pulled pork sliders on sweet Hawaiian rolls, hot sweet onion dip, fudgy brownies, and butter pecan ice cream.

    YUM..GO BEARS!

  • Stephanie October 21, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I love mozzarella sticks, buffalo wings, cookies, chips, brownies, and nachos!

  • Samantha Long October 21, 2010, 3:10 pm

    bbq wings and some sort of chip and dip. in the winter though i like chili!

  • Stephen October 21, 2010, 3:11 pm

    I love crispy chicken wings of all types, they’re the perfect and classic football game snack! Pigs in a blanket are also always nice, and who doesn’t like all the various little appetizers you can pick up at Costco to serve too? (Mini quiche being one of my favorites!)

  • Jessica October 21, 2010, 3:18 pm

    Those look so good!!! My favorite football snack would have to be Salt and Pepper Ribs! But now I will have to try these

  • Mark Boxshus October 21, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Meatball sliders, buffalo wings, nachos and great dip, and onion wings battered in Shake ‘n Bake are the absolute must for any football party.

  • Esther Dush October 21, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Buffalo wings. Or any wings! Hands down!

  • MelodyJ October 21, 2010, 5:05 pm

    I like Hot Wings Honey BBQ Wings and chips.

  • Penny October 21, 2010, 6:03 pm

    Honey BBQ wings with a little spicy kick for sure. Nothing can beat wings;

  • Emily October 21, 2010, 6:20 pm

    I love homemade pretzels right out of the oven with honey mustard or pizza sauce to dip in. (Or with just butter and salt.)

  • Jenna October 21, 2010, 6:25 pm

    Sweet potato skins! and spicy buffalo wings!

  • Imwaytoobusy October 21, 2010, 6:37 pm

    My favorite tailgate snack would have to be buffalo chicken dip! Those wings look amazing!

  • Jenni October 21, 2010, 7:03 pm

    I loooove me some tortilla chips and warm and toasty pizza dip! Wings are definitely a close second, but only if it’s not at my house :) Sloppy wings make a mess everywhere! Dinner table, or sports bar – that’s it! There is no eating of wings in front of the TV (where you’d presumably want to be if there’s football on) wet or dry! My own fault for having an off white carpet :D

  • Susie D. October 21, 2010, 7:52 pm

    NACHOS!!

  • Theresa October 21, 2010, 8:13 pm

    I always make Buffalo Chicken Nachos- chips, chicken, blue cheese, Frank’s Buffalo Sauce and blue cheese dressing broiled for a few minutes and topped with chopped celery. It’s super easy and AMAZINGLY good.

  • Amanda October 21, 2010, 8:13 pm

    I love chips and onion dip! or clam dip! yum!

  • Queenie October 21, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Tortilla chips and salsa – plain and basic :0)

  • Jessie C. October 21, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Spicy wings are our favorite!

  • Anna October 21, 2010, 9:54 pm

    My fav is hummus with veggies. But the fav of everyone eles, my bacon wrapped lil smokies. They’re a hit everytime.

  • Bob T. October 21, 2010, 10:36 pm

    Nachos… always Nachos (with everything on them). :)

  • Sam October 22, 2010, 12:14 am

    has to be wings (specifically Buffalo Wild Wings, Asian Zing and Mango Habanero). side of beer and onion rings make it perfection though. ^.^

  • Caroline October 22, 2010, 7:14 am

    Multi-grain chips and homemade salsa….Mmmmm!

  • Angelina October 22, 2010, 8:41 am

    Spinach and Artichoke dip is my favorite snack!

  • Tupou October 22, 2010, 10:32 am

    Chicken wings with that awesome thick crunchy coating and ooey gooey sauce! And CALAMARI!!! YUM! YUM! YUM!!!

  • Tara October 22, 2010, 11:44 am

    all things buffalo win for sure. buffalo chicken dip is the definite fave though. my spinach & artichoke dip is a close second however.

  • Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) October 22, 2010, 12:02 pm

    Any kind of dip! I love roasted red pepper white bean dip with roasted garlic. On pita chips. Yum!

  • Merlincat October 22, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Homemade Chex Mix and popcorn balls.

  • Amy October 22, 2010, 4:39 pm

    I love buffalo chicken dip with bread or crackers.

  • katklaw777 October 23, 2010, 3:12 am

    We luv the old fashioned Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Hot Cream Cheese Crab dip and Chili Cheese dip..
    Great giveaway, thanks.

  • J. Willis October 23, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Hamburgers (I love any excuse to have a hamburger =) buffalo onion rings a coke and a smile.

  • Emily D. October 23, 2010, 4:35 pm

    Nachos! Easy and pleases everyone!

  • Rhonda October 23, 2010, 7:11 pm

    Jalapeno Poppers are my favorite!

  • Chris M. October 23, 2010, 7:34 pm

    My fav is chips and a chunky/spicy salsa. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Kristen October 23, 2010, 7:44 pm

    Hands down guacamole! I remember shake and bake as a kid…maybe it’s time to give it another shot.

  • jacquie October 23, 2010, 8:46 pm

    popcorn – plain and simple w/ a little salt. and one can’t go wrong w/ a side of chocolate chip cookies…..

  • Susan October 24, 2010, 10:05 am

    All-time favorite football food is home-made pizza. Made and ate this growing up with my family, and make and eat it today with my friends. Love!

  • Heidi in NYC October 24, 2010, 6:58 pm

    I love chicken wings and any dip.

  • Solomon October 25, 2010, 7:25 pm

    WOW, these look good. These would be perfect for my mom when she get home from surgery.

  • Sara October 25, 2010, 8:27 pm

    Chips and dips, of course! While I can totally get behind a complicated bean dip, I also really like the ordinary store bought sour cream and chives chip dip. Sometimes it’s the basics that work best.

  • Kevin October 25, 2010, 11:17 pm

    Gotta have a big pot of Gumbo watching football

  • Mami2jcn October 27, 2010, 7:29 am

    Chips and salsa are good snacks.

  • May October 27, 2010, 8:51 am

    Wings of course!

  • Brandon October 27, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Candy Corn Cookies and hotwings those are my favorite when watching football

  • Allen October 28, 2010, 9:42 am

    Thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway!

    I have randomly selected a winner from the entries and am happy to announce that Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) is the winner!!!

    Congratulations to Rebecca! Check out her blog to see some amazingly delicious baked goods: http://indecisivebaker.blogspot.com/

  • Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) October 28, 2010, 5:24 pm

    I’m super excited for this most awesome win! Thanks so much!

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