With the holiday season around the corner, I thought it my duty to investigate some of the catalogue goodies that I see in my daily mail. Luckily, I had a William-Sonoma gift card, which made me feel less pathetic ordering treats for myself. It's what my aunt would have wanted me to buy with her generous gift… right?!
So far, only the "Blissful Brownies" have arrived, and while they're good, "Blissful" might be a stretch. The ingredients are your basic, traditional brownie items with an added dash of "Guitard Chocolate Liquor." This Liquor must be a "secret" ingredient of sorts. Unfortunately for this big hunk of uncut brownies, I just don't think they travel well. Perhaps they were "blissful" fresh out of the oven, but my biggest, and really only complaint, is the chalky texture… especially from the top crumbly layer. As you get deeper in, you do hit some sweet spots that are rich and smooth… but eeg, those chalky moments really besmirch the overall experience.
These brownies won't totally disappoint you, but they won't make you die and go to heaven either. With their natural ingredients and fantastic flavor, these brownies still garner a 3.5 cherry rating.