Review and Giveaway: Bluebasil Brownies By Post

These chocolate brownies really ought to come with a warning on them. They are slightly addictive.  I bake regularly and I can rustle up a pretty good brownie myself. But inside this little box lies pure decadence. I reviewed Bluebasil Brownies once before and in fact, it came to be one of my popular posts and giveaways. This time, my parcel had a festive feel, containing Bluebasil’s Christmas concoctions. Since trying them for myself the first time, I’ve sent many packages of these brownies as gifts, to friends and family. They are always met with sheer delight and they are always welcome on my doormat, too.

BlueBasil Brownies

Bluebasil Gourmet Brownies are delivered throughout the UK every working day. The company is run by Nikki Taylor and the brownies are hand-baked in a professional kitchen on a farm in the Cotswolds. I want to go there!

Bluebasil use local, organic eggs, organic flour and butter from the Upper Norton Jersey Cream Company. The chocolate used is of excellent quality too, with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids. They also use Divine chocolate as the chocolate chunks in some of their flavours. The order process is very simple, you can phone up, or place an order online, chosing either 9, 12 or 16 pieces in a gift box. The best part of the process is chosing your flavours; the Classic Chocolate Chunk is the first one I always go for along with two or three others, such as Chocwork Orange, Banoffi or Hazlenut.  

BlueBasil Brownies

From 30th November 2012, Bluebasil are launching a selection of special edition Christmas flavours and they really are too good to miss.

The Dark Orange and Ginger, for me, was a clear winner. I savoured every little bite. Imagine sinking your teeth into a slab of the finest quality chocolate truffle you’ve ever eaten; rich and so smooth that they melt in your mouth. There were lots of layers of flavour going on in my perfectly formed square of delight. Alongside the organic eggs, flour and Jersey butter, Bluebasil have incorporated dark chocolate and ginger chocolate, along with natural ginger flavour, notes of Fairtrade vanilla, orange blossom water and a further pinch of ground ginger.

Rudolph’s Rumnut came a close second, with big chunks of Brasil nuts, raisins, dark rum and mixed spice. All the flavours you would want for Christmas. Eaten slowly whilst sipping a dark rum flavoured liqueuer coffee at home, it was a moment of pure pre-Christmas bliss.

The third Christmas flavour was Coffee and Irish Cream, again, very moreish, with Irish cream, extra cream, alcohol and coffee. These were my friend Monika’s favourite flavour. Yes, I did share them.  

BlueBasil Brownies

Luckily, arriving home after a busy day at school, the children got to nibble on the fourth flavour in my box, the Classic Chunky Chocolate, with a nice sip of organic whole milk to go with them. There were quite a lot of happy people around on that day!

BlueBasil Brownies

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending these brownies as a treat to send to a friend or a loved one, to cheer them up, to let them know you are thinking about them from afar. My poor friend Laura had a car accident over the summer, so I sent her a package of these and they temporarily made her feel better. I definitely think they helped with the shock. I’ve also sent them as a birthday gift to a friend in Devon and as a thank you gift to a lady in Surrey. You can personalise your message card, too. There are also gluten free alternatives in some flavours and every package comes with a full list of ingredients.  

BlueBasil Brownies

So, now I’ve got my fix, I’m very happy to be able offer one of my readers the chance to win a box of 9 chocolate brownies – to include the new range of special edition Christmas flavours. There will be a fight for these – be lucky!

With many thanks to Nikki and Laura for asking me to review the Christmas flavours and for organising a second box as a prize. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, based on the very happy sampling, and in addition, my own experience of buying Bluebasil Brownies.  

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  1. Emma J Lowe says:

    chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

  2. Hannah Whitling says:

    Chocolate and caramel

  3. Sally Peevor says:

    It has to be chocolate and orange for me.

  4. Michelle Hughes says:

    Excuse me why I wipe away the dribble they all looky scrumptious I love chocolate orange so I would love to taste those, Happy Christmas x

  5. jackierushton103@hotmail.com says:

    Chocolate and walnut

  6. Christine Reid says:

    Chocolate and orange

  7. Nikko turner says:

    mmm yummy chocolate chunky tastyness

  8. ahem with white chocolate – durr, forgot to put that bit! So that’s cherry and almond and white chocolate yummm

  9. Clare Walshe says:

    It has to be chocolate and caramel x

  10. Vicky Louise Robinson says:

    Milk & white chocolate together

  11. Chistopher Nicholl says:

    Classic Chunky Chocolate

  12. marianne lester-george says:

    White chocolate and raspberry
    Or chocolate and chili.

  13. ROS Thompson says:

    Classic Chunky chocolate

  14. Sue Jackson says:

    chocolate and coffee!

  15. Rennene Hartland says:

    Chocolate and orange 🙂

  16. jackie curran says:

    chocolate praline, yummy

  17. shelagh milne says:

    Dark orange and ginger sounds fab

  18. natalee gosiewski says:

    mmmmmmmm chocolate is heaven plus walnuts perfect

  19. Andrew Halliwell says:

    Dark chocolate and mint

  20. Chocolate and Chilli – mmmmmmmmm

  21. Shelley Jessup says:

    Chocolate & orange sends my taste buds into over drive, so heavenly!

  22. Chocolate with caramel, love it.

  23. Fran Douglas says:

    My favourite combination is chocolate and mint.

  24. Dominique says:

    Chocolate and Chilli ! 🙂

  25. Susan hoggett says:

    chocolate and peanut brittle

  26. Dark chocolate & coconut – yum

  27. Natalie White says:

    I love chocolate and honeycomb 🙂

  28. Chocolate and marzipan

  29. paul jackson says:

    chocolate and caramel or mint

  30. Kay Perry says:

    Chocolate and orange

  31. Petra Hora says:

    I love white chocolate!

  32. abi rolfe says:

    white choc with ANYTHING!

  33. Juanita Powers says:

    white chocolate and coconut

  34. rachael marsden says:

    got to be mint and chocolate

  35. Mike Bull says:

    Chocolate and raisins

  36. Michelle Rayner says:

    mint and chocolate

  37. Anthea Holloway says:

    I love dark chocolate with ginger

  38. justine meyer says:

    chocolate and mint yummy

  39. melanie crumpton says:

    chocolate and nuts

  40. Ann Williams says:

    Love dark chocolate with cherry.

  41. Sarah Lee says:

    chocolate and orange

  42. Garry Ashworth says:

    Chocolate with nuts in.

  43. Renee Armstrong says:

    White Chocolate

  44. Kerry Kilmister says:

    Chocolate and cherry

  45. Christine Caple says:

    Chocolate and mint

  46. Allison Sherwood says:

    Chocolate and Cherry

  47. David Price says:

    Chocolate and hazelnut

  48. Sheri Darby says:

    Dark chocolate and ginger

  49. michele omalley says:

    Dark Chocolate and Orange

  50. Chocolate and orange

  51. Fiona Matters says:

    Chocolate and pecan. Mmmmm

  52. Choc with seasalt – amazing!

  53. hayley acton says:

    chocolate and orange

  54. I love orange & chocolate!!

  55. Jill Garratt says:

    Chocolate & caramel – yummy!

  56. Chocolate and ginger

  57. Tracey Belcher says:

    Chocolate Truffle or Chocolate and Mint

  58. Milk Chocolate with BIG mint bits

  59. Christine Sunter says:

    Dark Chocolate and Ginger.

  60. EMMA CELLA says:

    Chocolate and caramel

  61. Aaah, so glad you are running the giveaway too so that I get a chance to enter (I suspect that entering my OWN brownie giveaway would be seen as bad form LOL!) Chocolate & coffee works all the way for me 🙂

  62. Rebecca C Austerberry says:

    Love chocolate and marshmellow – or turkish delight if im fancying a change!!

  63. Laura Pritchard says:

    I love dark chocolate with citrus flavours like orange or lemon.

  64. Mark Allen says:

    Chocolate and toffee or caramel

  65. miss kerry adamowicz says:

    Chocolate & Mint

  66. just ordered some of this as an xmas present for my mother in law – thanks for the tip!

  67. Barbara Webster says:

    Chocolate and Raisins 🙂

  68. Chocolate and fruit = preferably strawberry

  69. Janet Bagnall says:

    Milk chocolate with any nut, preferably hazelnut

  70. Dark chocolate with rum soaked raisins

  71. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    Milk Chocolate with Pistachio

  72. Sheila Reeves says:

    Chocolate & raspberries 🙂

  73. I love white chocolate and cardamom but for “proper” chocolate I am currently in love with dark choc and pecan.

  74. Nia Wyn Roberts says:

    chocolate, caramel and shortbread!

  75. Lyndsey Brett says:

    Milk Chocolate and orange… or White chocolate and strawberry

  76. Ali Thorpe says:

    Dark chocolate and orange … or dark chocolate and raspberry … or chocolate and nuts!

  77. george Spedding says:

    Chocolate and nuts

  78. Zoe Howarth says:

    Orange and chocolate

  79. Sarah Nagle says:

    Chocolate and cherry is a wonderful combination.

  80. Janice Papworth says:

    my favourite is chocolate with any sort of nuts.

  81. Emma Chippendale says:

    Dark chocolate and ginger

  82. Elizabeth Smith says:

    milk chocolate and white chocolate

  83. If I hadn’t already tried these, I’d be sold anyway by your review Ren. Chocolate and cardamom is a firm favourite.

  84. Pat Stubbs says:

    chocolate and coconut are my fav flavours

  85. Kate Webster says:

    Chocolate and nuts

  86. elaine stokes says:

    marzipan and milk chocolate

  87. Julie booth says:

    milk chocolate with marzipan. Nuts figure highly too.

  88. Sally Smith says:

    chocolate and orange

  89. Kevin Honey says:

    Chocolate and Chili… mmmm

  90. claire woods says:

    Chocolate and mint – a must at Christmas.

  91. Katie Kingsbury says:

    White chocolate and raspberry

  92. Isabel O'Brien says:

    Chocolate and mint or chocolate and orange. I can almost taste the brownies just looking at them!

  93. laura banks says:

    chocolate and hazelnuts

  94. I love chocolate mint

  95. Amanda Steel says:

    Chocolate and mint

  96. Sue McCarthy says:

    Milk chocolate although if its chocolatey I’ll eat anything!

  97. Catherine Thomas says:

    Love chocolate & honeycomb mmmm

  98. Paul Walshaw says:

    Chocolate and orange

  99. lorraine dunne says:

    just plain old chocolate for me

  100. John Taggart says:

    Chocolate and caramel

  101. Mel Briscoe says:

    Chocolate and caramel

  102. Lucy J Morgan says:

    I love white chocolate!

  103. Kim Howard says:

    I love half milk chocolate with half white chocolate ^_^

  104. Iain Green says:

    Chocolate with chilli

  105. milk chocolate with caramel

  106. chocolate, fruit and nut

  107. olivia kirby says:

    chcocolate and peanut butter

    1. olivia kirby says:

      *Chocolate* even!!

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