The Brownie Gourmet Review
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After growing up with a love of baking and years of compliments on her incredible brownies and baked goods, the founder of this lovely bakery finally decided to share her magical gift with the world, and The Brownie Gourmet was born. With over 45 brownie options, including traditional classics and seasonal varieties The Brownie Gourmet is certain to delight!
A Michigan bakery helping us celebrate all of life’s events with delicious, gourmet brownies and gifts.
- Wide selection of flavors
- Flexible in creation of gift assortments
- Elegant packaging
- No vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or Kosher options
- No holiday-themed gift wrap options
Brownie Selections and Varieties: (Rating: 9/10)
We were excited to see that The Brownie Gourmet offers over 45 varieties of gourmet brownies, which rotate to include fun, seasonal varieties. No matter what time of year, The Brownie Gourmet promises to always have your favorite childhood classics available. Some of their popular, traditional flavors include blondies, caramel pecan and their “classic”— crafted of cocoa, chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate ganache. One-of-a-kind creations from this bakeshop include their decadent peanut butter Oreo overload, caramel apple pie and caramel corn pecan.
The Brownie Gourmets diverse collection of brownies (3” squares) are available for gift purchase in a variety of samples and sets, ranging from their Picture Perfect Pair (two signature brownies) to their Amazing Dozen (of 12 signature brownies). If you are not shopping for a gift, they still have something for you. The bakery’s delectable creations are available for individual purchase, as well as in dozens. Their petite size (1 3/4” round x 2” tall) brownies can also be purchased in sets of four, and their brownie nibs are available in bags of six with assorted flavors.
They do not offer vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or Kosher options at this time.
Specialty Brownies: (Rating: 9/10)
Sticking to tradition, The Brownie Gourmet bakes all of their products from scratch each day with only the best ingredients. Fresh eggs, real dairy products, unbleached flour and fine chocolate are the basis to these incredible creations. All specialty ingredients are sourced from the finest producers, which means walnuts from California, Pecans from Georgia and other high-quality ingredients.
In addition to their classic flavors, The Brownie Gourmet always keeps things festive with seasonal flavors to celebrate the holiday season and other events and occasions throughout the year. This Fall, be sure to try their pecan and nut brownies as well as caramel apple pie and s’mores, which will transport you to a campfire.
Unfortunately, this bakery does not offer vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or Kosher brownie options at this time.
Club Membership Option: (Rating: 0/10)
The Brownie Gourmet does not offer a brownie of the month membership, a subscription we would love to try with their fun, seasonal varieties throughout the year.
Pricing: (Rating: 10/10)
In addition to their lovely gift sets and samplers, The Brownie Gourmet also offers their brownies for individual purchase. Their classic brownies are $4.00 each, premium brownies are $4.50 and petite brownies are $2.00. These can all be purchased by the dozen to save on the per brownie cost. A classic dozen is $45.00 (saves you $3.00), while a premium dozen is $48 (saves you $6.00). The petite brownies can be purchased in a set of four, for $7.50 and in a dozen for $22.00 (saves you $.50). A pack of assorted brownie nibs (six pieces) is $12.50.
Premium gift sets, with special packaging are available in sets of two, four, six and a dozen. The Amazing Dozen is $56.00, the Surprising Six is $30.00, The Gourmet Sampler (four pieces) is $22.00 and the Perfect Pair (two pieces) is $13.00. Three sizes of gift baskets are also available for purchase, starting at $35.00.
The Brownie Gourmet loves choice and flexibility, allowing customers to put together the exact combination of classic and premium brownie flavors to create a one-of-a-kind gift, perfect for any occasion! All sets can be customized, although the price may vary slightly depending on the brownie varieties selected.
Shipping: (Rating: 10/10)
All brownies are baked and shipped daily, and this bakeshop never uses preservatives in their baked goods. To ensure you delicious purchase arrives intact, The Brownie Gourmet heat seals each and every brownie to ensure freshness. Once sealed in the preserving and insulating packaging, each brownie is placed into the vendor’s signature boxes and then into shipping packaging. This process ensures customers will never be disappointed when their fresh-baked goodies arrive.
All of The Brownie Gourmet’s brownies are shipped two-day via UPS of U.S. Postal Service. They ship on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (only USPS on this day). For an additional charge, next day shipping is also an available option. Shipping rates vary depending on the location of the delivery, and is calculated at checkout; however, the average cost to ship is approximately $7.00 per box.
Gift Options: (Rating: 8/10)
With their beautiful gift wrapping and delightful gourmet brownies, anything from The Brownie Gourmet is certain to satisfy the recipient. Individual brownies for gifts are placed into the vendor’s signature, cello gift bags and tied up with a ribbon. These adorably packaged treats can be purchased by the dozen as gifts for several individuals or as favors for an event. As previously mentioned, their gift boxes come in sets of two, four, six and a dozen, and customers can select the exact flavors and varieties that they want included in their assortment. Once you have chosen your preferred flavors, the brownies are elegantly-packaged in the bakeshop’s lovely pistachio and chocolate gift boxes with a complimentary gift card and tied up with a coordinating ribbon. They also have three sizes of gift baskets available for customers to customize into their perfect assortment.
The Brownie Gourmet strives to be flexible in order to provide exactly what the customer needs, which means they can customize exactly what you need for corporate gifts or events. Even better, they also offer a discount on corporate and event purchases made by the dozen.
Although this bakeshop has a wide variety of customizable gift options with beautiful packaging, they do not offer any holiday-specific packaging or wrapping options. They also do not customize corporate gifts with logos or business names. These are two small features we would love to see incorporated into their, otherwise wonderful, gift options.
Customer Service: (Rating: 8/10)
All orders from this bakeshop can be placed conveniently through their secure website or via telephone or fax. Their telephone service is not available 24-hours, but is available Monday through Friday during business hours, from 9:00 to 5:00. Their helpful customer service team can be contacted with questions or concerns via email through a form on their website or by telephone during the previously listed business hours. Their website also has a helpful FAQs section, which should assist in answering questions about shipping, packaging and pricing. Their website does not include a blog or other interactive features at the moment, something we hope to see.
Brownie Bars: range from $2.00 (petite) to $4.50 (premium)
Brownie Samplers (Everyday Purchase): range from $7.50 (four petite brownies) to $48.00 (dozen premium brownies)
Brownie Samplers (Gifts): range from $13 (two-piece set) to $56 (a dozen)
Price Range: $2.00-$56.00
Number of Varieties: 45
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Corporate Gift Options
Private Gift Options
Gift Wrap options
Brownie Sampler or Assortment Packs
Bake and Ship Same Day
Avg. Cost to Ship: $7.00
Who Would Enjoy Shopping Here?
This charming bakery is perfect for anyone that loves variety and choices, and it has something for pretty much everyone. Their selection of 45 flavors, with festive, seasonal options and unique variations that we have not seen before are certain to satisfy the adventurous eaters among us, while their classic standbys are perfect for those that prefer traditional formulations. With their variety of customizable gift options, this is also an ideal vendor for anyone shopping for the perfect gift.
What We Like
We love the variety that this bakery has to offer. They have perfected the basics, but give us new and unique flavors to try as well as seasonal selections. We also like their commitment to flexibility and customization when creating gifts, ensuring that we can find exactly the gift we are shopping for.
What We Don't Like
We do not like that this bakery does not have any sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan or Kosher varieties. With so many options, we had hoped to find these variations. Another drawback of this vendor is that they do not offer holiday-specific gift wrapping options or business logo customization.
This small, Michigan-based bakery is committed to crafting the delicious classic brownies that we know and love, while also creating new and exciting formulations. Their wide variety of traditional and unique flavors makes this an excellent destination for any lover of sweets.