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‘I compared Tesco, M&S and Starbucks brownies and one was so horrible’

Is there anything better than a brownie?

A baked chocolate confection that can satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.

Of course nothing can really beat brownies which are warm, gooey and fresh out of the oven, but supermarkets and coffee shops do offer great options.

So I decided to test out the brownies in the two biggest British supermarkets and of the world’s most well-known coffee shops.

And let’s just say, the results were certainly shocking. Many might not think it’s actually possible for a brownie to taste bad – but one of them certainly did.

So here’s what I made of these chocolatey treats.

Tesco Chocolate Brownie Bites

The Tesco twenty pack was the cheapest option at £1.80

The Tesco packaging wrote: ‘Soft baked with dark chocolate chunks for a rich, gooey brownie.’

The description definitely met the reality of the product but the brownie was nothing special.

It is in a good bite-sized piece which does not have an overpowering taste. The texture was soft, gooey and smooth.

I would definitely re-purchase this box, because it is great value for money, but it didn’t tantalise the taste buds.

And there was one brownie option that was so much better than the Tesco equivalent.

Starbucks Cookies and Cream Brownie

The Starbucks option cost £2.19
The Starbucks option cost £2.19

Now onto the (sickly) Starbucks brownie.

I purchased the brownie this morning and it looked quite nice in the coffee shop.

But once I tasted it, I immediately regretted my decision. The brownie had a nice texture but the taste was disappointing.

The brownie is described on the Starbucks website: ‘Chocolate brownie with swirls of cheesecake topped with mini cookies.’

I can only assume it was the addition of the cheesecake which made me want to stop eating the brownie. It had too many flavours which ruined the product.

The Oreo in the middle also did nothing for me.

I would not purchase this brownie again and I think Starbucks needs to do everyone a favour and discontinue the product.

Now moving on to the star of the show…

M&S Utterly Choctastic Brownies

The M&S brownie was the best option
The M&S brownie was the best option

These brownies were incredible.

Although some would say the brownies are too chocolatey, I would argue you cannot get enough of the chocolate goodness.

This brownie was the most indulgent by far and had the richest flavour.

M&S described the product: ‘Richly rewarding brownie squares loaded with dark chocolate chunks, decadent chocolate fudge, white and dark chocolate curls and topped with melted milk chocolate.’

And the description certainly matched the reality of the product.

Although the brownie tasted similar to a cake, it was the best option by far.

So there you have it, M&S has been crowned the champion – in my books – of brownies.

You might want to pop in store and grab a few because they really were *chef’s kiss*


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