Brownie Points is a London-based brownie maker with a wonderful name and equally wonderful brownies. They don’t have an extensive range – in fact, they only produce a single variety of brownie. But that’s part of their charm. They make a single product and do it very well.
As you can see, the packaging is simple but elegant. A card box tied with ribbon and the brownies carefully wrapped in cloth. Everything about it is just right. It’s the perfect balance of professional and stylish while retaining a home-made feel.
We’ve looked at our fair share of brownies over the years, and if one thing is clear it’s that the definition of what makes a brownie is open to interpretation. The basic recipe may be similar, but the final product can vary immensely.
These brownies are roughly 5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm with a slightly crispy top and a dense, moist centre. They’re made with 72% dark chocolate and have a wonderful flavour, but they also contain a lot of nuts. That not only gives them a distinctive flavour of their own, but also helps break up the texture and give the brownie a little crunch.
Of course when you’re talking about brownies, you inevitably end up comparing them to Paul A. Young’s monster masterpiece. Paul’s brownies are so large, dense and rich that legend has it that eating more than a single brownie in the space of a week will kill you.
Brownie Points brownies don’t have that problem. They may not be as out-and-out indulgent as Paul Young’s offering, but they do have the benefit that you don’t feel like you’re going to die if you eat more than one.
At £10.99 plus delivery for six, they’re not cheap. But they are good value and would make an awesome gift. And as it says on the box, it’s always good to get brownie points.