What is it?
This is Ghirardelli’s entry into the single serve mug mix category that already has Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, and Mrs. Butterworth’s as members. It’s a dark chocolate brownie mix that you make in the microwave with just four teaspoons of water.
Mix. Nuke. Done!
It doesn’t have a topping like the Betty Crocker ones but it does tout as being premium and made with REAL CHOCOLATE chips.
How is it?
For such a simple process and so few ingredients, this is a tasty dessert. It has a rich dark chocolate flavor that didn’t become too intense and I love that the chocolate chips were nearly liquified after cooking making them like ooey-gooey pockets of joy.
The actual brownie part did seem to be a little dried out even though I followed the directions accordingly, but having the melted chips in there definitely offset the texture that I wished was a bit softer and more moist.
Is there anything else I need to know?
I’ve tried nearly all the other mug mixes and thought most of them were nauseating sugar bombs so I was definitely hesitant for this one. Even though the sugar content is similar to the others it doesn’t come across that way on your tongue.
Also, it doesn’t say it on the box but I tried replacing the water with milk and the results were much improved. The brownie part turned out a lot better with a more pillow-like texture. In addition, if dark chocolate isn’t your thing then there are three other versions at the moment to try – Double Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.
A quick, easy, and decadent mug brownie that I would choose over the other brands any day of the week. Just don’t over nuke it and maybe replace the water with milk. Otherwise, cheers!
Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 2.3 oz single serve pouch (4 pack)
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 packet) 300 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 32 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.