I purchased Pamela’s brownie mix from my local food store for $5.99. The 16 ounce package makes an 8×8 pan of brownies.Â
The brownies were easy to mix, but much more challenging to spread in the pan. The batter is very thick and tends to stick toÂ my spatula when I spread it.These brownies also contain large chuncky bits of chocolate, which help make these brownies rich and chocolately.
Fresh from the oven, the brownies are very gooey and need to completely cool in order for them to holdÂ their shape when sliced. The flavor seems almost seperated-Â I could distinctly taste the rice flour, cocoa and molasses ( not too great). However, when completely cooled and let set for an hour or so, the flavors seemed more blended and the brownies were much easier to slice and remove from the pan. Also, these cooled brownies were not nearly as gooey and seemed almost dry and cake-like.Â The texture was just slightly grainy and crumbly. No wierd aftertaste was detected.
Â Overall, these brownies are OK, and taste best with some vanilla ice cream. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed, since Pamela’s pother products are usually amazing.
I found it interesting that this brownie mix also included recipes for cake and cookies ( both utilizing this mix) on the side panel. They may be worth a try!
Pros: great chocolate chunks, easy to prep, nice appearance
Cons: really sweet, rice flour flavor & textureÂ a bit strong
Rating: 3 stars
Ingredients: Molasses and honey, brown rice flour, natural process cocoa powder, white rice flour, organic chocolate chunks,(organic natural evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa paste, organic cocoa butter, non-GMO soy lecithin/emulsifier, organic vanilla. chunks may contain traces of milk protein due to manufacturing equiptment); tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, potato starch, natural flavor ( contains corn derivitive), sea salt; Xanthan Gum; Baking soda).