My first exposure to Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites was at a food allergy conference. Dozens of those two-bite chocolate cups were a highlight on the dessert table.
A friend exclaimed surprise upon first bite, “these are really good”. She went back for a second, but I held off at that time as their wasn’t a sign for the ingredients or a note that they were dairy-free, and no staff was around to ask.
Fast forward several months, when Canyon Bakehouse reached out to me to try their breads, and to let me know that all of their gluten-free products are dairy-free and nut-free! A sampler shipment arrived, and fortunately, it included a package of Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites.
As you can see below, they are moist, tender, and cakey, but a little fudgy. All-in-all, they are delightfully brownie. I loved the mini-muffin cup sizing (having two or three treats always seems so much more satisfying than one!).
The only caveats were a slightly notable gluten-free texture and their unfortunate demise in the packaging. Left to rattle around inside a container, my Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites arrived smooshed and stuck together. The ones shown in my picture are the prettiest I could salvage! And there is something about brown rice flour. Even though it isn’t the dominant flour in Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites, its mere presence is made known just a bit in the texture. Mind you, I think these chocolaty gems could slide by many taste buds, unaware that they are gluten-free. But when served at room temperature (rather than chilled or heated), I could detect the slightly dry, less cohesive textural vibe.
That said, we had no problem devouring every last morsel from our package of Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites – any crumbles were salvaged as the perfect topper for dairy-free ice cream. To note, I also think the suggested retail price on this dessert is quite respectable. It’s surprisingly affordable for free-from needs with enough in the package to satisfy several chocoholic adults.
Certifications: Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites are Certified Gluten Free and Certified Kosher Parve. They are also labeled as non-GMO, but we didn’t note a certification for this.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Canyon Bakehouse website at canyonglutenfree.com.