Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gourmet Gift Baskets Review - Brownies... Yum!

You all know that Gourmet Gift Baskets has some amazing gift baskets available to fit any person, any event, and any need, right?  But did you also know that they have a great selection of Baked Goods?

I recently had the honor (and I do use the word "honor" here!) to try out a sampler of Gourmet Gift Basket's amazingly delicious Brownies!

I cannot even begin to tell you what a joy it was to be able to sample this amazing variety of delicious brownies.  As many of you know, I am allergic to chocolate, but even those of us with lovely cocoa allergies can enjoy the Gourmet Gift Basket Brownie Sampler.  If you have others in your family who are not allergic to chocolate I am sure they will be honored and grateful to help you eat your sampler, just as my husband was!

First, my reviews of these brownies.  I was only able to eat two of them, but they are probably the most delicious brownies I've ever tried!

White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde: Where to start.  White chocolate is NOT chocolate, FYI, so I happily munched on my Blonde and it was amazing.  They seem to have found just the right amount of nuttiness to go with the white chocolate.  It's a hard balance to find and Gourmet Gift Baskets found it.

Butterscotch Blonde: My favorite!  I savored that brownie like there would never be another like it!  My husband actually brought it to me the day after I got home from the hospital.  I was still stuck in bed and feeling a little down about being so sick, and even though I wasn't supposed to be eating sugar he decided I needed to make an exception.  A brownie that can lift a sick person's spirits is a great brownie.  And the Butterscotch Blonde is a GREAT brownie!  I can't even describe it, but if you like butterscotch you will love this one!

The hubby tried the rest and had great fun being analytical about each brownie he ate.  He gave me a whole write-up of each one but I'll spare you from spending the next week reading it and sum it up like this:

His Favorite-
Peanut Butter: He describes it as rich and delicious.  I think he reacted to the Peanut Butter Brownie similar to how I reacted to the Butterscotch Blondie.  A lot of "mmms" while he ate!  My husband is not a huge fan of sweets, but asked if we could get more of those which says a lot about the brownies.

His Least Favorite (because he's CRAZY!)-
Cheesecake: This made me sad because I looooove cheesecake and was hoping the cheesecake brownie did not have chocolate, but, alas, it did.  Since the hubby is not a bit sweets person he found the cheesecake brownie to be far too rich for his liking.  He has also found ever slice of cheesecake he's ever had to be "too rich" for him.  We were able to find a small chocolate-less sample for me to try and I thought it was amazing!  So, don't listen to my husband!

The others he found to be "good, but rich".  So perhaps the Brownies would make a great gift for a friend or family member with a sweet tooth, and a good gift for a friend or family without a sweet tooth.  Either way, I can't imagine getting a Brownie Sampler and NOT enjoying it!  I know when I was feeling sick and low in spirits it made me feel great!

Pick up your Brownie Sampler Bakery Gift today and receive 12 brownies, two of each flavor, for just $34.99!  Then head over to the Baked Goods section and see all of the other mouth watering deliciousness offered by Gourmet Gift Baskets!


Autumn Beck said...

I wish they had gluten free brownies! I ordered some from a place in Texas and they were delish. Maybe they'll add gf to their lineup soon ;)

loveherb said...

Looks yummy!