I foresee many of these “brownie meets chocolate cupcake” treats in allergy-friendly lunch boxes across North America. Love how portable they are, and the brownie influence.
If the popularity of Lucy’s Cookies is any indication, then there is no doubt that Dr. Lucy’s new Gluten-Free Brownie Cakes will also be a huge hit for allergy-friendly lunch boxes. We sampled a package of these individually foil-wrapped treats (or I should say, I sampled one, and Tony devoured the rest), and were pleased with the gentle semi-sweet chocolate flavor that is easily suited to both chocoholics, and kids whose taste buds aren’t yet ready for rich, dark chocolate.
I loved the thin, but slightly crusty exterior of these gluten-free brownie cakes; something that is so often missing from egg-free brownies. The inside erred on the cake-like side, with just a slightly dense texture and coarse crumb, further indicating the brownie influence. The mellow flavor had a touch of richness, but I would have liked this amped up just a bit. My only complaint was that they were a touch dry, not quite as moist and tender as I prefer both brownies and cupcakes, but that didn’t stop both of us from enjoying every last bite!
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these gluten-free brownie cakes are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and generally allergy-friendly (see their website for info on their dedicated bakery). 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 Lucy’s website at www.drlucys.com.
Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.