My first exposure to Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites was at a food allergy conference. Dozens of those two-bite chocolate cups were piled on the dessert table. My friend Alexa took one, and immediately exclaimed, “these are really good!” She went back for a second, but I held off since there wasn’t a sign with the ingredients, a dairy-free label, or any 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.
Tasting Notes for Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites
As you can see in my photo above, 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 that makes itself known in the texture of baked goods. 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 texture that’s often a giveaway for brown rice flour.
That said, we had no problem devouring every last morsel from our package of Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites. Even the leftover crumbles were salvaged as topping for dairy-free ice cream.
As a side note, I 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.
Ingredients: cane sugar, water, brown rice flour, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), tapioca flour, contains less than 2% of: natural flavor, sea salt, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, potato flour, monocalcium phosphate), xanthan gum.
Nutrition (per brownie): 110 calories, 7g fat, 11g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein.*
The Facts on Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites
Price: $4.99 per 6.35-ounce package
Availability: Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites are sold at Target, Albertsons stores, Kroger stores, Sprouts, and many other grocers throughout the U.S. Look for them in the bakery section.
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, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Canyon Bakehouse website at canyonglutenfree.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Brownies! What's not to like?
Sized like mini-muffins but with a pure fudgy, cakey dessert taste, these two-bite treats offer delicious, decadent, free-from satisfaction. When served at room temperature, I could detect a slight gluten-free difference, but they are still quite tasty. I was surprised to see that they are egg-free too!