Taste Test: Brownies

June 18, 2010 2:05 pm by

The Five Spice brownie is not for the faint of heart.

Trafford House, 6 Prescot Road, Fort. Tel: 2205 1449
Price: Rs90 per piece
The Verdict: A dessert counter in an antique furniture store, Sleight of Hand specialises in more than a dozen varieties of brownies. We tried their DarkSide brownie—a dense dark chocolate confection with a hint of rum and cinnamon. Firm without being excessively gooey, it is the perfect accompaniment to a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. ★★★1/2

Shop 24, Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway. Tel: 2288 0101
Price: Rs65 per piece
Verdict: The best-selling Millionaire brownie, as the name suggests, is super rich and could prove fatal for diabetics. The brownie has a blanket of gooey chocolate caramel, and a buttery base which you can distinctly taste if you let it linger on the palate. Our only complaint? Its sheer richness made it impossible to take more than a few bites. ★★★☆☆

Off Carter Road, near Cafe Coffee Day, next to Amore, Union Park, Khar (West). Tel: 98202 91196
Price: Rs95 per piece
Verdict: This little kiosk packs its brownies with layers of decadent chocolate like Lindt, Twix, Ferrero Rocher, and Toblerone. The Belgian chocolate version we tried had the consistency of chocolate fudge and an intense cocoa bite, but lacked the velvety finish of true Belgian chocolate . ★★★☆☆

3/4 Dheeraj Pali Arcade, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pali Naka, Bandra (West). Tel: 2642 1941/ 1943
Price: Rs100 per piece
Verdict: Amazingly, this Chinese restaurant serving not-very-memorable food, has a super-size brownie that’s a meal in itself. With a thick layer of chocolate sauce, chunks of walnut, and a generous portion of brownie cake, this whopper of a brownie is rich and crumbly with the right levels of sugar and chocolate. ★★★★☆