|Organic Coconut Brownie Brittle, Sheila G's|
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle is an attempt to make a snack based on what most people say is the best part of a brownie... the crunchy corners. It definitely meets that criteria.
When I opened the bag and sniff, I couldn't quite identify what it is that I smelled. A little sweet but no overwhelming chocolate or coconut scent. I was worried. The sniff test is one of the senses I rely on most and this wasn't cutting it. The pieces are thin and the coconut is very obvious. I bit off a small corner and got a nice crunch; far more so than any brownie corner I've ever made. Chocolate was the predominant flavor. The coconut adds a nice bit of texture but not as much flavor. Chewing it is definitely a crunchy delight.
The package says a serving size is one ounce but since the pieces are not all the same size, it can be hard to determine exactly how much you're eating unless you have a good food scale. I determined that five of the largest pieces available the bag come up to 1.25 ounces. For that you get 16 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber and 5 grams of fat and the serving comes in at 150 calories. I mention this because it's easy to blow through an entire bag without realizing how much you've eaten. I know this from experience.
Also to be aware of, there is a non-organic version of this treat on the market. I had some many months ago and I didn't think this tasted much different but to be certain, a friend helped me do a blind taste-test. I couldn't tell the difference. I like the product and the only thing I can say that I'd change would be to make the coconut flavor a little stronger.
Have you tried the Organic Chocolate and Toasted Coconut version of Brownie Brittle? If so, leave us a comment and let us know if you agree with Lisa's assessment.