Tuesday, April 10, 2012

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Brownie Review and Giveaway

I have done several reviews and giveaways in the past for GourmetGiftBaskets.com. As you know, I love their products. Did you know that GourmetGiftBaskets.com also has baked goods? They sent me one of each of their brownies to try.

I received: 

Belgian Chocolate Chunk
White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde
Butterscotch Blonde
Peanut Butter
Fudge Walnut 

I was a little worried about how these brownies would arrive since I live in Florida and we have been having weather in the high 80's. Plus, I have never had brownies shipped before. They arrived in great shape. Each brownie was individually wrapped. These brownies are huge too! my first thought was "How on earth am I going to eat all of these for a review?". Of course, the Hubby was all too happy to help me taste test. My plan was to eat a small bite of each one and then get back to them later. Well, that didn't quite work because they were so delicious. 

Butterscotch Blonde from the side

Butterscotch Blonde from the top
I started with the Butterscotch Blonde because I am a HUGE Butterscotch fan. After one bite I knew that I would not be able to put it down. It kind of tasted like the best cookie I have ever had, only better because it was thick. It was slightly gooey on the inside (not in the undercooked way, in the ummm...perfect way). The Butterscotch flavor was evident, but not overpowering. I think this one was my favorite out of all the brownies (although I am still a little unsure because the competition was delicious).

Fudge Walnut brownie

While I finished off my Butterscotch Blonde, Hubby attacked the Fudge Walnut brownie. After one bite he said, "Ohh My Gosh, you have to try this!". So, I took one bite and this one was definitely in the running for a favorite. It was so good! I generally prefer my brownies without nuts, but this one was what the perfect brownie should taste like. The nuts complimented the brownie perfectly.

The third brownie that is in the running for my favorite from this sampler is the White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde. I sadly forgot to take a picture of this one. It looks similar to the Butterscotch Blonde. I split this one with the Hubby (even though I didn't want to, it was SO yummy!). Once again the best way to describe it is that it tasted like the perfect White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie, only better. It was slightly crunchy on the outside and slightly gooey on the inside.

Picture of the Cheesecake Brownie borrowed from GourmetGiftBaskets.com

Next I tried the Cheesecake Brownie. I didn't get a picture of this one because it was slightly stuck to the package when I opened it. I borrowed the picture from GourmetGiftBaskets.com because it shows you what the brownie is like. It has a dark chocolate brownie layer on the bottom and a cheesecake layer on the top covered in chocolate drizzle. I liked this brownie quite a bit, but it wasn't my favorite. This is probably due to my personal preference. I am not a fan of dark chocolate. I keep trying it because it is healthier, but I am a milk chocolate girl. I still enjoyed this brownie though. Cheesecake fans will love it.

The Belgian Chocolate Chunk brownie was Hubby's to tackle. He gave me a bite and we both agreed that while it was good, it was not as good as some of the other brownies. It is more a traditional brownie with chunks of chocolate in it. Great by homemade standards, but at this point GourmetGiftBaskets.com had us setting our bar high.

Peanut Butter Brownie

The Peanut Butter Brownie was my least favorite. When I hear "Peanut Butter Brownie" I think of either an all peanut butter square or at least a peanut butter mixed with chocolate brownie. GourmentGiftBaskets.com has a chocolate brownie with peanut butter morsels on top for their Peanut Butter brownie. I tried to be open-minded even though I was disappointed with the look of this brownie. It didn't do it for me flavor wise though either. You can verily taste any peanut butter. I think GourmetGiftBaskets.com needs to revamp this one. It does not taste bad, but it is not up to the quality of the others.

You can purchase a Brownie Sampler which includes 2 of each of these brownies (12 total) for $34.99. If brownies are not your thing, they also have cookies, Gourmet Carrot Cake, a Whoopie Pie sampler and more. These would also make great gifts for Mother's or Father's Day which are coming up soon. 


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Disclaimer: I received the item(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% my own.


saturdaynightfever said...

I like the Bella Italiana - Italian Gift Basket!


Melissa said...

i love the wine gift basket!