Box of chocolate goodness
It was only the other day I was trying the Sweet Infinity brownie and today thanks to Deborah Peralta, the owner of Dello Mano, I received a well presented box of 16 mini chocolate brownies to sample. It arrived safely packaged in a thermal pack complete with ice packs to keep them chilled. Out of the 16 brownies one of the them was wrapped in gold foil which made you think it was very special, but in reality it was just the same as all the others — although it was the last to be eaten. I first read about Dello Mano on ksayerphotography and like Kristy I was pretty impressed with the brownies. Actually I shared them with over 15 work colleagues to gain a tasting consensus and they were all pretty impressed with the taste — some saying they were the best brownies they'd ever tasted. I found them more fudge like than cake like and the small pieces of chocolate chip in the base was a treat which added some texture to the bite.
I checked the online catalogue and they're worth $49.50 + delivery ($15 Brisbane, $20 Australia wide, Free pickup from kitchen) which works out to be about $3 for each small brownie without delivery which is seems pretty pricey in my books but they do use only real Belgian Chocolate (not cocoa) and other quality ingredients such as fresh free range eggs purchased directly from the farm and real butter plus a real handmade experience of hand cut, packed and wrapped brownies. I'm sure for corporate gifts and special occasions the expense might be justified for such a quality made and packaged item and for connoisseurs of fine food.
Other brownies tried:
• Dello Mano - 12 May 2010
• Sweet Infinity - 7 May 2010
• Bacco Pasticceria - 5 June 2009
PROS: Smooth chocolate taste, Nice presentation, Well protected delivery packaging, Hand crafted and no perservatives
CONS: Only available online or directly in Brisbane, Rather pricey
MUST TRY: Comparing to all other brownies
Thermal protective box and packaging
Hand crafted and no perservatives
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