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The Best Gourmet Brownie

VirgoBlue May 10, 2007 07:03 PM

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. Chris VR May 10, 2007 07:12 PM

    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
      Emme May 10, 2007 10:08 PM

      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
        VirgoBlue May 10, 2007 10:10 PM

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

        1. re: VirgoBlue
          Emme May 10, 2007 11:03 PM

          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
            Emme May 11, 2007 07:17 PM

            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. puppymomma May 11, 2007 01:51 PM

      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
        julesrules May 14, 2007 08:39 AM

        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.

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        Kelli2006 May 11, 2007 03:06 PM

        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
          mcel215 May 12, 2007 05:39 AM

          Dancing Deer brownies are amazingly delicious.

          Just google it, and I believe they are organic.

          1. re: Kelli2006
            madgreek Dec 2, 2008 08:07 AM

            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. jinet12 May 14, 2007 08:04 AM

            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...

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              dvramire Dec 2, 2008 07:06 AM

              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 -

              1. Soop Dec 2, 2008 07:11 AM

                Ooooo! I know the answer!

                Nigel slaters recipe. You can make it at home. Trust me.

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