Parton and Duncan Hines revealed the exciting news with fans on Tuesday (Jan. 17), following the success of their initial partnership, which included Southern Style Coconut and Southern Style Banana Pudding, as well as two flavors of creamy buttercream frosting.
“I knew Duncan Hines and I were bringing something special to the baking aisle when we launched our partnership last year, and I’ve been thrilled by the response,” Parton shared. “I’m really excited to launch more baking mixes steeped in my Southern roots, like Cornbread and Biscuits. I think folks are really going to like them and hope they’ll bake up some special memories with family and friends.”
“With Dolly’s partnership and incredible star power behind us, Duncan Hines and IMG launched one of the most successful new innovations in baking in 2022,” said Audrey Ingersoll, Vice President of Sweet Treats at Conagra Brands. “We could not be more excited to continue to evolve this important partnership with the launch of four more baking mixes.”
The country music icon also took to social media to share the news.
“I’m so excited to launch my new @realduncanhines’ cornbread, biscuits, and brownie mixes. 🧁 Sign-up for a chance to be the first to try them! #duncanhinespartner http://shop.duncanhines.com,” Parton captioned the clip, which featured her inside the kitchen alongside the new baking items.
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The new products, which have begun to hit store shelves nationwide, include Dolly Parton’s Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, Dolly Parton’s Sweet Cornbread & Muffin Mix, Dolly Parton’s Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix, and Dolly Parton’s Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix. The baking mixes are listed at the suggested retail price of $3.49 for the Brownies and $3.29 for the Biscuits and Cornbread.
In addition to the individual products, the collection also features a Parton baking kit, which includes a Dolly-inspired, collectible tea towel and spatula and recipe cards, available exclusively in the kit. Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection can be purchased while supplies last for $40.00 (plus shipping and handling).
The kit includes:
Dolly Parton’s Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
Dolly Parton’s Sweet Cornbread & Muffin Mix
Dolly Parton’s Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix
Dolly Parton’s Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix
Collectible “What Would Dolly Do?” tea towel & spatula
Collectible recipe cards for some of Parton’s favorite recipes (all featured on pack as well):
Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Peanut Butter Brownie Skillet Sundae
The new baking mixes are available in stores nationwide now and on February 8 fans will be able to access the new products online via www.shop.duncanhines.com, while supplies last.
Members of the online Duncan Hines Baking community can also get a chance for early presale access beginning on February 1st. Individuals can join the Duncan Hines Baking community at https://www.duncanhines.com/.
Additionally, Dolly Parton recently released her Greatest Hits album, Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection.
Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection features 23 of her most successful songs spanning from 1971-2020, including the iconic tracks “9 to 5,” “Jolene,” and “I Will Always Love You,” among others. This marks the first time Parton has combined original recordings released for a Greatest Hits project.
Inspired by her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Parton is currently working on her first-ever rock project.
During an interview with her longtime friend Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Parton revealed that the title of the project will be Rock Star and will feature a collection of iconic rock covers.
She also teased that the album will include several collaborations with Rock and Pop icons, including P!nk, Pat Benatar, Steve Perry, and more.
Rock Star will feature original tunes as well as covers of classic rock hits such as Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” and more.
During the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Parton debuted the first tune from the project called “Rockin.”
“Well, I figured if I’m going to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I’m going to have to earn it,” Parton said with an electric guitar in hand. “And you thought I couldn’t rock!”
Throughout the song, Parton shouts out several Rock & Roll icons and admits that while she’s a country girl at heart, she’s been rockin’ ever since the day she was born.
“I grew up lovin’ Elvis, and wild-man Jerry Lee / Chuck Berry, Little Richard / They all cast a spell on me / Carl Perkins and those blue suede shoes had no place on the farm… I was just a child, but I went hog-wild / For the rhythm and the beat,” Parton sings on the chorus. “I’ve been rockin’, rockin’, rockin’ since the day I was born / I’ll be rockin’ till the day I’m gone / I still got rock ‘n’ roll down in my country soul / And I’ll be rockin’ till the cows come home.”
In the midst of working on her forthcoming rock album, Parton also wrote a new book. The children’s book, Dolly Parton’s Billy The Kid Makes It Big, was inspired by her God-dog, Billy The Kid. The Book is set to release on April 25, 2023.