This little brownie was part of my goody bag at the recent Divine Chocolate cocktail evening in Marylebone. As you might expect, it’s using Divine chocolate (their 85% dark chocolate and their milk chocolate), along with lots of organic goodness.
I can’t say I’d ever heard of Blue Basil Brownies before, but they seem similar in size and style to my current favourite brownie from Brownie Points. These have an added bit of decoration on the top in the form of some nice swirls of Divine chocolate.
Texture-wise, they’re quite similar too. They’re quite dense, but moist and light enough that it’s just a little too easy to eat the whole thing in one go. Once again, they’re similar to the Brownie Points brownies in that respect.
The flavour is good and chocolatey, and the Divine chocolate works really well. I’m not the world’s biggest fan of the African beans that Divine use, but for the purposes of brownie making, it works really well.
Having said that, I’d have to just give the edge to the Brownie Points brownie over Blue Basil. They flavour is just that little bit richer and the presentation a touch more stylish. But I still thoroughly enjoyed my Blue Basil brownie and would happily recommend them.