Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies

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Version:
Original Chocolate, Mint, Raspberry, Blueberry
Price:
$.99 per 2 brownie pack (2 ounces)

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Rating:
4
On April 1, 2016
Last modified:April 1, 2016

Summary:

Think fig bars meet brownies and you have these new chocolate-throughout baked treats. The outer layer is like a tender whole wheat chocolate cookie while the filling is dense and fudgy - yet the two seem to merge into one cohesive flavor and textural experience. I enjoyed the original Chocolate, which just barely quelled my dessert cravings while leaving me a bit energized rather than over-sugared. The Blueberry was similar, but the taste wasn't quite as seamless, with chocolate and fruit battling for center stage.

I’m a long-time fan of Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars – a local company producing sweet wholesome versions of my favorite childhood cookie, all dairy-free and kosher pareve. Plus, they’re constantly innovating with new flavors and have now launched a line of Double Chocolate Brownies in their famous fig bar style.

Natures Bakery Brownies 2

Yes, I said dairy-free double chocolate brownies. They’re actually vegan and made without soy or nuts, too! But as mentioned, they are fig bar-style. Not quite an over-the-top dessert, but more like an indulgent snack-worthy treat.

Like their Fig Bars, the Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies come two per package and have a stone-ground whole wheat outer layer (no fluffy stuff here!) with a filling in the center. They’re also made from a simple list of wholesome ingredients. But unlike the Fig Bars, they’re completely chocolate throughout, and the denser filling uses dates instead of figs.

Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies - 4 Flavors, all dairy-free, kosher pareve, and vegan

I’ve only trialed two varieties of the double chocolate brownies thus far. The original Chocolate was a true pleasure with a pure fudgy flavor that was a bit less indulgent than sugary dessert brownies. It had a nice thick, tender consistency that beckons to a brownie, but with more of a brownie “bar” texture. And though the double chocolate brownies have a baked brownie outside with a fudgy middle, the two layers seemed to merge together into one cohesive bite.

The Blueberry was very similar in many ways to the Chocolate, but the chocolaty filling is spiked with blueberry puree. I liked the concept, and thought it was pretty good, but the flavors didn’t quite come together the way that I had hoped. Perhaps the amount of blueberry was just a little too much as it seemed to compete for top billing rather than merging into a seamless flavor experience.

Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies - 4 Flavors, all dairy-free, kosher pareve, and vegan

Certifications: Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies are Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, 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 Nature’s Bakery website at www.naturesbakery.com.

About Author

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.

5 Comments

  1. As a child I played with Play-Doh (clay), making cookies to spaghetti, and of course as a child I tasted my clay cookies. Maybe I didn’t mix the right colors to make a delicious cookie because they all tasted unpleasant (like clay). Well, to me, that is what nature’s bakery Double Chocolate Brownies remind me of from the first bite to trying them on different days. I even tried them warmed up (better, but…). The long after-taste is also lingering clay.

  2. Brownies, fig bars, and raspberry fig bars are favorites of mine. One of the few soy free treats available in WalMart—–maybe the only ones. I am so glad I tried them.

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