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.
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.
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.
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 www.naturesbakery.com.
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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
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.