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jensterx Feb 10, 2010 01:59 PM

Been a while since I've lurked around the boards... but I find myself currently pregnant and craving BROWNIES. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, swirled with cream cheese, swirled with peanut butter, etc -- they all sound delightful right now.

I've tried searching previous posts, but haven't come up with many good places to try just yet. I do like the cream cheese/brownie swirl cupcake at Upper Crust, but I'm feeling the need to branch out and try more brownies!!

Any suggestions?

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    stephanieh RE: jensterx Feb 10, 2010 06:06 PM

    Have you had Miles of Chocolate? You can get it at most HEBs now.

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      dinaofdoom RE: stephanieh Feb 10, 2010 09:07 PM

      my local HEB (parmer/mcneil) keeps it in the section of the deli case where they have the cheese balls.

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        elizsafox RE: stephanieh Feb 11, 2010 04:14 AM

        I agree - miles of chocolate!! sold at Whole Foods too I believe

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          dinaofdoom RE: elizsafox Feb 15, 2010 08:00 AM

          if anyone cares, i saw the miles of chocolate out in the cheese section (next to the pasta and pre-made salads, etc.) at the parmer/mcneil HEB.
          they used to keep them behind the deli counter but i guess they wanted to encourage consumption for valentine's.

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        angusb RE: jensterx Feb 10, 2010 08:31 PM

        There are a couple of brownie/bar type things at Sugar Mama's that I like (on S. 1st, north of Oltorf). They have a s'mores bar and a pecan bar and a chocolate mint bar. All of them are great. Whole Foods sells a 4 pack of cream cheese brownies that I like. They are nice and moist, kind of fudgy. You can probably also buy them individually. Finally, Walton's has a brownie/butterscotch swirl thing. They have a goofy name for it, but I can't remember what it is at the moment. It's very rich...a bit too much for me, actually, but you might like it. I'm not sure if they offer it every day, but they usually have some type of brownie-like item available.

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          jensterx RE: angusb Feb 11, 2010 05:49 AM

          You may have just said the magic words - brownie and butterscotch! Is it bad that I want to head there now and I haven't even had breakfast? :-) I'll give them a call at lunch and see if it's available today!

          I'd forgotten about Miles of Chocolate... living around the corner from Central Market, that may be my 2nd choice today at lunch...

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          amiga74 RE: jensterx Feb 11, 2010 07:37 PM

          the ones at Whole Foods can be good, as long as they are not too dry

          1. chispa_c RE: jensterx Feb 12, 2010 10:52 AM

            Apple Annie's 1/2 lb. Volcano brownie with ganache center. Not for light weights.

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              jensterx RE: jensterx Feb 16, 2010 07:45 AM

              Thanks everyone... I think now that the Valentine's hooplah has ended, I'll start my quest and report back if I find anything worth mentioning!

              1. angthefoodie RE: jensterx Feb 16, 2010 10:14 AM

                I got a Love Puppies Brownie in my Greenling delivery, and it was pretty tasty. It had peanut butter cups along the bottom (Peanut Butter Nut Case). Does anyone know if any stores around town have them? You can order them online (www.lovepuppiesbrownies.com), but I was just curious. I didn't see on the website where they had a list of stores.

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                  TerryMtz RE: angthefoodie Feb 16, 2010 11:51 AM

                  I know they sell them at the Torchy's on Guadalupe. They're on the counter by the register.

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                  stephanieh RE: jensterx Jun 29, 2010 08:59 PM

                  The brownies at Bob & Mike's Chicken are shockingly good. The rest of the food is just ok.

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                    conquer RE: jensterx Jul 2, 2010 09:29 AM

                    Miles of Chocolate=overpriced, overrated

                    On the other hand, CM's dulce de leche brownies, and WF's triple chocolate brownies (though haven't seen them lately - anyone know what's up???), are both good. (I recommend warming the latter in the microwave for 10 seconds, and it'll become the most rich, decadent, dense, crumbly, gooey, chocolatey dessert you have ever had).

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                      bdush RE: jensterx Jul 2, 2010 01:34 PM

                      Tiff's Treats. Big, fresh, warm brownies delivered to your front door.

                      Tiff's Treats
                      1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

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                        familyof3 RE: bdush Jul 2, 2010 02:57 PM

                        Not brownies, but for amazing chocolate cake I highly reccomend Nothing Bundt Cakes in 1890 ranch, Cedar Park- too die for!!!

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                          brentwood RE: bdush Jul 2, 2010 05:07 PM

                          I second the Tiff's recommendation. They are super rich and gooey.

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                            RuthieBaby RE: bdush Jul 3, 2010 12:25 AM

                            Whoops, put this in the wrong place but . . .

                            Strangely enough, when I get Tiff's Treats brownies, instead of eating them right away when they're warm (though they're great that way too), I stick 'em in the fridge, leave them overnight and then munch on 'em, still cold, the next day. I discovered this completely by accident one time and really don't like any other brownies that way but, I dunno, to me, something magical happens to these when I do that. Mysterious . . .

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