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.
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.
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.
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.