Mondays are always busy, but I did manage to fit in a quick batch of “Chocolate Syrup Brownies”. I’m not going to bother posting the recipe yet because I’m not sure I love them. In fact, I shoved them in the refrigerator and pulled out my new box of “Vita Brownies“. Here’s my Vita Brownies review.
Vita Brownies are the dessert counterpart to Vita Muffins – high fiber, low calorie baked cakes. A 2 ounce Vita Brownie has only 100 calories, and I believe the muffin calorie count (ounce per ounce) is in the same ball park. I haven’t had a Vita-anything since I happened upon some Vita Muffins in a CT grocery store a few years ago. They were pretty good as far as diet food goes, and I was disappointed to find I’d have to mail-order them if I wanted them in Texas. I’m too lazy and immediate-gratification oriented for that, so I just kind of sat around waiting for them to appear in a local grocery store. They finally did this past weekend, however, in Vita-Brownie form.
I’m still trying to sort out my feelings toward the Vita Brownie. It definitely wasn’t as rich as real brownie, but it was satisfying in its own special, fibrously cakey way and I am not craving brownies anymore. I guess I liked it. Plus, the box made me laugh. “Better than an apple!” it says. There’s something in the juxtaposition of brownies and apples I find humorous….don’t know why.
I’ll report back on the chocolate syrup tomorrow. Like many brownies, they need time to age.