Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Brownie Mix

I love trying new things, sometimes they are keepers, sometimes not so much. I thought that as I try out new stuff, I would evaluate it for you and let you know if you need to get right in the car to rush out and get it or if you can save your money and add it to the Rainy Day fund. (Sadly, these opinions are totally unsolicited and nobody is paying me to share them with you.)

The Product: Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Brownies

The Pitch: FAT FREE Brownies, do I need to say more? Just add 2/3 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt to mix, bake and enjoy guilt free.

The Verdict: These brownies are super moist and have a very chocolatey favor--not too sweet. And I didn't miss the fat, that is for sure. The price was about average for a box of brownie mix ($2.29), perhaps less when you factor in the lack of eggs and oil that you usually add to the mix. As a bonus, if you want to be really good, there are instructions on the box that will allow you to make a single brownie at a time. In my opinion, the only downside was that the mix is very stiff and you really have to work to get the yogurt incorporated. But overall, a great product. Definitely a thumbs up!

Now a survey, I prefer the corner and outside edges of brownies, for that chewy edge part. This is totally opposite my preference on sheet cake, where I want a middle piece, so I don't get all of the extra side icing. What about you? Leave me a comment and let me know!


The Nester said...

Girl, your blog looks amazing--I totally trust your judgement on the brownies, but I'm the opposite, corner on the cake, middle on the brownines.

Anonymous said...

Brownies are not my favorite. But when I eat them I always look for a corner or edge piece, just as I do with cake.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh, I'm a middle girl ALL the way! Cakes, brownies, any sheet like dessert...give me a middle piece!

I wish we had a TRader Joes. I would sooo buy this mix!


teresa said...

fun survey. i love the middle for bars and cakes. except when it is an iced sheet cake, then i want an edge or corner with lots of icing.