Mix Review: Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies

Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies

I picked up a box of Ina’s brownie mix during our recent travels. I had been wanting to try out a brownie mix for a while. I also had been wanting to give Ina a try in an attempt to get over my anti-Ina-ness. Seeing this box on the shelf seemed a bit like fate. Well, probably not, but I bought it anyway.

I’ve made a few brownie mixes over the years, mostly in my younger days. Never being anywhere near impressed with any of them, I didn’t expect much from this one. I will admit, though, that these brownies are actually not bad. They have almost a cake-like texture and lots of chocolate flavor. I shared these with my co-workers, and they loved them. I am far too honest to take full credit, and they were surprised to hear that I had used a mix. Overall, I would say that these are surprisingly good and would certainly do in a tight. Maybe that Ina knows what she’s doing after all.