Basement.org since its inception has rarely strayed from it’s usual sphere of subject matter: technology, design and such. So today’s post is something of a landmark (or something).
I want to discover the best tasting brownie in the world.
So how do we come upon such a discovery? Well, the criteria is pretty straightforward. You tell me about a particular brand of brownie. I will order some (or if possible purchase some on foot). Then I will eat them. Once I’ve eaten them, I will make a judgment. Yes, this all sounds very unscientific and subjective. I’m OK with that. There will be one judge assisting me. He is a friend of mine named Larry Becker. He loves chocolate…very much.
There is one other criteria worth mentioning: the brownies can’t be flavored. No orange zest. No chiles or peppers. No raspberry or fruit. I’ll confess I’m something of a chocolate purist. I don’t even want nuts in my brownie (TWSS). They…how shall I say…corrupt the experience.
So let it begin. Please email me or leave a comment below recommending what you believe to be the world’s best-tasting brownie.
I’ll start things off: The first purchase I’ll be making will be from Mari’s of New York. They tout "luxuriously rich, artisanal fudgy brownies." We’ll see about that. I’ve ordered the classic box of 6. $25 including shipping. Ouch.
Stay tuned. This is the real Olympics. The Brownie Olympics.