Nov 26, 2012

Vermont Brownie Company Review and Giveaway!

Today's giveaway in the 25 Days of Giveaways is a 6 brownie sampler pack from Vermont Brownie Company! They come in a cute box, so while they make a lovely treat for you they also make a great gift!
 

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
I'll start with the Signature Brownie, off of which all of the others (with the exception of the Apple Blondie) are based. It's rich, indulgent, decadent, and delicious. It's not caky or dry at all, it's fudgy, stick-to-your-teeth goodness! I recommend enjoying it warmed for just a few seconds in the microwave and with a glass of frosty milk on the side :)

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!


Another one that we all really loved was the Maple Toffee Crunch. Who would have thought that maple and chocolate go together well? But they do! We also really liked the toffee crunch topping, because the different textures made this bar really fun to eat!

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?
When natural and preservative-free gourmet brownies taste this fresh, there's no need for any other kind!

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!

85 comments:

  1. I love BROWNIES, especially ones with peanut butter or chocolate chips. I hope you had a very fine thanksgiving!

    thank you

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  2. Oh my - the Apple Blondie sounds fabulous! Thank you so much!

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  3. Apple blondies and peanut butter brownies?? Done.

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  4. Honestly - I want to try them all! The Maple Toffee Crunch makes my mouth water!
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  5. They all sound so good, but that peanut butter one is really tempting!

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  6. Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie sound and look beyond delicious.

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  7. What a lovely giveaway! I want to try everything of theres, so maybe a sampler pack is the way to go! Wishing you a warm and happy holiday,


    d a n i e l l e | daniellewu.com

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  8. I would like to try the Apple Blondie brownies !

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  9. These all sound so delicious and I'd love to try the Peanut butter brownie.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I'd love to try the sample pack to taste them all :) Thanks for the giveaway! hyperactive0gal@gmail.com

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  11. I'd like to try the walnut chunk one.... I love walnut brownies so much!

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  12. White Chocolate Raspberry~ Sounds awesome!

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  13. Peanut butter!! Toffee!! Drooling over here.

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  14. I'd love to try the mint pattie brownie.

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  15. I would love to try the maple toffee crunch, oh my:)

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  16. OH wow, this giveaway looks good too. I'm seriously all about winning all of your giveaways LOL. You know I'm edging to try the Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownie. Coffee for the win!

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  17. the apple blondie looks amazing! i love blondies!!

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  18. Everything looks so wonderful! I would love to try the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie! Thanks!

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  19. My family loves brownies! I would love to try the Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownie or Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie they sound so delicious!

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  20. I want to try all of them!!! Lol, but I think my favorite would be the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownies! I'm drooling just looking at them!!

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  21. White Chocolate Raspberry would be divine!
    Georgiana

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  22. There is so many great flavours -- I think that I would love the Brownie of the Month Club to get something different every month!!!

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  23. I would like to try Vermont Brownie Company's White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  24. 11/27 tweeted: https://twitter.com/greenhome1/status/273540217527484416

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  25. I want to try the Peanut Butter brownie!

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  26. I'd like to try this: White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie.
    Actually I would try them all! Yumm.
    Rafflecopter name: Dreena

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  27. The Apple Blondies look delicious!!!!
    tammykd at live dot com

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  28. Would love the classic blondies!!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  29. I'd love to try the Walnut Chunk Brownie

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  30. I like the ultimate sampler gift set. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

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  31. All these brownies loos extremely decadent! How is a girl supposed to choose just one? I'd have to nibble on each one first - and then decide which one is my favorite :P

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  32. I want to try the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie.

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  33. MUST HAVE THAT PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE ONE.

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  34. I so want to try the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie

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  35. All of their brownies looks delicious! However, the Espresso Dulce de Leche looks especially fantastic - it has Green Mountain Coffee as an ingredient and is topped with espresso beans - wow!

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  36. Would love to try the Peanut Butter Brownie

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  37. The Walnut Chunk Brownie sounds delicious.

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  38. I am drooling over the Espresso Dolche De Leche brownie. I want one right now!

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  39. I SO want the Walnut Chunk Brownie

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  40. I would really want to try the white chocolate raspberry (but that's a seasonal favorite)....so my next favorite would be Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie

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  41. Peanut Butter Brownies - I am In !
    emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

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  42. We have a serious weakness for brownies in my house. :)

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  43. We have a serious weakness for brownies in my house...the gooey ones go FAST!

    thechattymomAThotmailDOTcom

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  44. MAPLE TOffee Crunch !!! and peanut butter.

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  45. O my! I want to try them all!!!

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  46. 4 boys would eat this up so fast!! I'd hide the espresso one from them!

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  47. They all sound amazing!!! The Mint Chocolate Brownie is calling my name!

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  48. Love the sound of the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie

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  49. I think the Dark Chocolate Chevre would be my favorite@!

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  50. The Maple Toffee Crunch brownie sounds so good!!! Thanks!!!

    Francofamily4@aol.com

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  51. I want to try the Peanut Butter!

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  52. who wouldn't love to serve these during the holidays. I have lots of parties to go to!

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  53. The mint chocolate brownie!

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  54. They all look delicious. I'd love to try them.

    lindahl at rogers dot com

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  55. Those look delicious! I'd like to try the Expresso Dulce de Leche. Yummy!

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  56. Peanut Butter Brownies look awesome!

    diane(dot)wortman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Mmmmmm the apple blondie sounds amazing!!!

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  58. Hands down the peanut butter brownie. Yum!

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  59. Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownie, you sold me!

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

    Alyce Poalillo

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  60. I'm 6.5 months pregnant.. i think this giveaways was made for me! lol I would love to try the Maple Toffee Crunch Brownie, the Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownie, and the Brondies:)

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  61. I'd like to try the White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie

    sweepymummy at yahoo dot com

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  62. I'd love to try to Espresso!

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  63. They look very special! Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  64. Well, they all look so delicious, but I really want to try the "Dark Chocolate Chevre"! The chocolatier the better!

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  65. These look amazing: http://www.vermontbrowniecompany.com/espresso-dulce-de-leche.html

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  66. I'd love to try the Dark Chocolate Chevre.

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  67. I'd like to try the Peanut Butter brownies.

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  68. I would like to try the White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie.

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  69. They all sounds delish, but Maple Toffee Crunch really has my attention!

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  70. peanut butter for me please

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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