19 April 2007

Perfect Substitute #3: Brownie

It's been a long time since I last posted anything really significant about food, mainly because life has been predictable (good, just predictable) and Intuition and I haven't really tried anything that is cheap, good and worth blogging about. Also because I haven't taken good food shots in a long time :P

This time I have something to talk about and it's about brownies. I never really liked brownies because a.I find them too full of walnuts, b. they are too dry (read: NYDC's cardboard brownies that crumbles to dust as your fork pierces its innards...), c. they're supposed to be full of chocolate, but they're NOT. Three good reasons why I'm not a brownie fan.

Recently, we had a good reason to buy a 1kg crunchy-based chocolate cake from Choc.A.Bloc since it's my mother's birthday. At the 11th hour, plans got changed and her birthday party got scrapped for something better, but that's another story for another day. So anyways, I had to cancel my order of chocolate cake. Because Choc.A.Bloc is so near my workplace, I thought I'd pop by there one day anyways to see if I could buy a slice of their sinfully divine (haha.. geddit?? geddit? Sinful yet divine?? Evil and good?? nevermind...) for tea-break. Instead, I left with two slices of brownies and $8.50 less in my wallet. As I left, I was thinking "What the...! That's not exactly cheap for brownies! It's just 2 pieces!" but I decided to give it a shot anyways, afterall they are a reputable chocolate cake shop.

I've not looked back since. This block of chocolate addresses every wrong I've met in other brownies and heals my faith in this dessert like a soothing chocolate balm. It's very moist, extremely rich, superbly chocolatey and not so nutty. It's also VERY ACCESSIBLE to me, being a stone's throw away from my office!

Goodbye my wardrobe, I am letting you go for the love of a good brownie. Farewell, my jeans. I've known you for less than 6 months; perhaps we'll get reacquainted when my affair with the brownie is over. Oh, and Intuition? Great news, there's more of me to love now; ) (Except that my affection shall be divided between you and the brownie, but you wouldn't mind, would you?)

5 comments:

Singing Tigger said...

sigh... food. so desireable yet the consequence can be so harmful. even with lots of exercises... :p

i think that's how brownies should be... moist, chocolaty, yummy...

sigh... food...

3 entries a day, huh? :P

cool

Singing Tigger said...

oh ya... went with ey to middle road and tried out these really good pastries. the lady boss entertained us for a long time and we got to taste almost everything... except for the rum balls... darn... if we only talked longer. ha...

we bought their famous moonpies, giant golf-ball sized pineapple tarts, coffee cookies, and beancurd tarts. all very yummy... :D

need to go jogging tmr morning... -_-b

flab-u-loss said...

hear ye this msg of hellfire and brimstone with great fear and trembling, you sinful brownie lover! Indulge no longer in the fattiness of seductive wayward chocolate pastries but instead repent and exercise divine faith in exorcising the flabby wraps from thy thighs and tum!

msm|chellekwok said...

ooooooo that sounds like a truly delicious brownie!!! i had a fantastic brownie meself just a wk ago too - in Edinburgh. it was soooo good i tell you, rich n moist, and somewhat sticky chewy-ish *yumm* the best part was that it only cost 1.75! but pounds that is.

Quirkz said...

Singing tigger: Foooood... ^-^ Oh man, you gotta let me know where this pastry shop in Middle Road is... Or maybe you shouldn't, cos I'll absolutely balloon... but then, I would love to try their rum balls... oh no, i'm so conflicted!!

flab-u-loss: oh woe is me!! damned if i eat, damned if i don't! i want to repent, but the flesh is weak... and hungry :P

mich: mmmMMmmm... your brownie sounds really good too :D anyways, when you go France, you better eat lotsa bread / cheese / chocolates k??