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May 10, 2007 07:03 PM

The Best Gourmet Brownie

I recently had the pleasure of trying "Fat Witch" brownies in Manhattan and loved them!

What do you think is the best brownie THAT YOU CAN ORDER FROM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY?

I'm not necessarily looking for neighborhood joints that I wouldn't be able to access. More like gourmet food stores or a boutique/gourmet food shop (like Fat Witch) that I could potentially order some from.

Maybe for birthday, holiday, or even business gifts...or just for myself! Any suggestions?

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  1. I didn't love Fat Witch when I got some via mail order. However, I really enjoyed Zingerman's Dulce de Leche brownies.

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    1. re: Chris VR

      Definitely thought Fat Witch was nothing special... even a devout chocoholic friend who sampled every flavor thought they were just sugary and nothing special flavorly.

      1. re: Emme

        I can respect that. But do you have another suggestion? That's what I'm looking for.

        1. re: VirgoBlue

          Sorry about that... brain freeze...

          My favorite is from The Farm of Beverly Hills, hands down.

          Brownie Points are great if you like fudgy, deep, and moist. Also, I'll toss a nod to Solomon's Cookies and Recchiuti.

          1. re: Emme

            Oh and not necessarily *gourmet,* but Koo Koo Roo makes a rich, fudgy yet oh so slightly cakey in the right way, deep chocolately morsel... and it's massive. Now I want one... NOW.

    2. I've never had a "gourmet" brownie. When you buy them through the mail are they really better than a fresh baked brownie? Is it worth it?

      Too bad the Zingerman's sounds so good. I used to live in Ann Arbor.

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      1. re: puppymomma

        I'm a brownie baker and I would never order brownies either, and very rarely buy them. But this thread did make me remember those rare times that I've had my brownies last longer than a few days, and I actually think brownies age very well, and possibly even taste better than fresh baked.

        So I guess they do make a good mail order, or care package, candidate. Still can't see ordering them myself.

      2. the West Point Market in Akron has a "killer brownie" that is quite famous. I have dissected them to get the recipe, but I cant give it out.

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        1. re: Kelli2006

          Dancing Deer brownies are amazingly delicious.

          Just google it, and I believe they are organic.

          1. re: Kelli2006

            I tried one of these over the summer, and did not like it at all. To be fair, I did pick it up right before they closed, and it tasted like it may have been a bit old, but if that were the case, they shouldn't have sold it to me. Also, it wasn't dense and "fudgy" enough for me. I think the price was $4 for one, which is just crazy. I could have bought a box mix for less, and enjoyed the results much more.

          2. Sorry that I don't have a suggestion for a good one, but I DO have a suggestion for one to stay away from, and that would be the ones from Williams Sonoma...terribly disappointing...think we ended up throwing them out...

            1. I live in the greater Washington DC area, and just before Thanksgiving I was at Dean & Deluca Georgetown. Had the best brownie ever - they were sampling new brownies and I think the one I had was white chocolate- hazelnut. Not sure if they make them there, but they were awesome! I hope to be in the neighborhood soon to get some, the flavor I wanted has out of stock -