My wife and I were at Aldi the other day picking up some food necessities. Among the things we were after were items we could send to school with our oldest daughter either as part of her lunch or as something for her to eat during snack time.
One of the things we ended up buying was a box of fudge brownies from the brand Baker’s Treat. At the time we purchased these, we thought they were the perfect item for her. This is both because a pack of brownies was just the right size for her and because we have had other items from this brand and thought their quality exceeded our expectations.
Unfortunately, that was not the case with these brownies.
My wife apparently put a pack of these in my daughter’s lunch this morning and, because she was a bit hungry a little after dropping our daughter off from school, she decided to try one for herself. She wasn’t even able to eat one pack of these and, when I got home for lunch, she told me she doubted our daughter would be able to eat them either.
Out of curiosity (and because my wife and I usually have different opinions about food), I decided to try these brownies for myself after having lunch. After my first couple of bites, I honestly could not help but agree with her.
The biggest reason for this is the fact these brownies are very tough and chewy. A lot of brownies are like that, but these were easily the hardest to chew. I ended up having to eat my brownie in small bites and, even with doing that, I just was not able to finish it.
To be fair, taste wise, they weren’t terrible. I don’t know if I would put them in the same class as Little Debbie or some of the other more popular (and expensive) brands. But, they did have a nice, sweet taste to them that, unlike many other cheap brands, actually tasted like fudge (I have had a few that were like eating a spoonful of sugar). I also liked the chocolate chips that were on these since they complimented the fudge taste.
Overall, however, I do feel this product did not live up to our expectations. Because they were cheaper, I wasn’t expecting a lot. But, the quality wasn’t what we have come to expect from this brand.