I got to review the same treats with my family and we all really enjoyed them - even my dad, who has just started warming to chocolate in the past few years and really isn't much of a sweets guy!
|Clockwise from the upper left: Walnut, Peanut Butter, Apple Blondie, Espresso, Signature, Maple Toffee Crunch|
Next up is our collective favorite: the Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownie. It has a strong coffee flavor, but not overpoweringly so. If you like coffee, you'll love this! And for those of us (ahem, me) who aren't into the bitterness of coffee, the chocolatey brownie base is indulgent enough to sweeten that bitterness away!
I'm usually a huge fan of walnut brownies, but this walnut brownie wasn't my favorite of the bunch. Don't get me wrong, it was still delicious. But there just weren't enough walnuts! We divided the brownie up to try it and my dad said he didn't get any walnuts in his piece, at all! The chocolate definitely overpowered the walnut in this brownie and while that's not a bad thing (who doesn't love chocolate) I would have a liked a little more walnut action. What can I say? I'm a walnut-in-every-bite girl!
The Peanut Butter Brownie is in the front left of this picture - the Apple Blondie is the one white one, the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie is directly behind the Peanut Butter Brownie and the Walnut Brownie is behind it.
The peanut butter brownie had the peanut butter layer inside the brownie instead of on top of it, which I really liked. Flavor-wise, it was a really solid peanut butter brownie and we all enjoyed it. It wasn't, however, as special or unique as the Maple Toffee Crunch or Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownies - but it's a good, simple brownie and chocolate-peanut butter is a golden combination!
For anyone who isn't as chocolate crazy as me and my mom, the Apple Blondie is also a real treat (we enjoyed it, too, but we were so into the fudgy chocolate brownies that this one didn't pop quite as much for us). My dad really liked it and the apple flavor is nice and prominent. It's also not at all dry (all of these tasted super-fresh).
|Who wouldn't like to come home to a plate like that?|
And so that you can try these brownies yourself this holiday season (these are a perfect treat to enjoy by a cozy fire with a glass of milk or a mug of hot chocolate, if you really want to push the envelope on chocolatey goodness) here's a giveaway for a 6 brownie sampler pack!
This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada, and you have until December 10 to enter. Good luck!