And Best Deal, Too!

There’s probably no way to categorically establish which Twin Cities brownie (store-bought, at least) is best.

brownieAnd, this is sure to rankle high-end, local bakeries such as Rustica and Turtle Bread — not to mention incite passions amongst especially opinionated brownie connoisseurs (I qualify).

But, my candidate for the best local brownie is the one sold in the baked goods case in the St. Louis Park Rainbow, in the West End retail complex.

Not only is their brownie the perfect combination of chewy & chocolatey (vs. “cakey” — blechh!), it’s the size of a record album cover (remember those?), for a measly $2.50.

Runner-up:  if you need brownies for a crowd (like a kid’s birthday party), hard to go wrong with the humongous brownie tray at Sam’s Club, for about $7.

See also, “Top Twin Cities Bakeries.”

Once you’ve . . . um, digested the foregoing, be sure to check out “Best Twin Cities Salad Bar(gain).”

P.S.:  The world’s best brownie?  That would be the one formerly sold by The Amish Market on Ninth Ave. in Manhattan.

Alas, when I went back there recently specifically for that purpose (the store, not the city), they’d inexplicably stopped selling them.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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