Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies


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.

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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.

Tassting Notes for Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies

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


This 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 to the Chocolate, but the chocolaty filling is spiked with blueberry puree. I liked the concept, and thought it was pretty good. Although the flavors didn’t quite come together the way that I had hoped. Perhaps the amount of blueberry was just a little too much. 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

The Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownies

Price: $.99 per 2 brownie pack (2 ounces)

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

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Changed Ingredients

1.0 rating
March 10, 2020

I contacted the company that makes these after noticing a taste in difference. They tasted stale and chemically enhanced. I was told the alcohol ingredient had been removed. I purchased a new batch today and also noticed strange play-doh like texture. More shocking than the taste, the calories have gone up to a whopping 200 and the sugar has doubled! Disappointing…


Response from Go Dairy Free

As a heads up, the calorie count hasn’t changed. They just used to list a serving as 1 cookie, but now they list it as 1 package (2 cookies). That’s why the calorie count is now 200 instead of 100 – the serving size doubled.

Fig bars meet brownies

4.0 rating
November 8, 2019

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.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I also got the play-doh taste right off the bat and it didn’t get any better! so disappointing as I really like that these are allergy-friendly.

  2. I swear these things smell and taste like they have play-doh in them…. My 6yr old twins liked them, but they were just happy they were getting chocolate. My 14 yr old also agreed that they taste and smell like play-doh with mint and chocolate mixed in. Husband just said they tasted like dirt. Too bad, I was excited about these when I bought them. ?

    • Now that is bizarre. You are the second person to say this, and honestly, they were far from “play-doh” when we reviewed them. They must have changed the formula, or maybe there’s been a storage issue? I know many people love these bars, so I’ll have to look into this. Thanks Sara!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.