I was chosen for a BzzCampaing by BzzAgent to test and write a review about these little desserts. I chose a Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie and a Chocolate Ganache Cake.
I was really excited to be a part of this campaign. Who doesn't love
dessert, right? I have a pretty high opinion of Private Selection, I
think they make some really good things! Well I chose two of these
desserts to try and to share with my family. The first thing I noticed
when I went to the store was that some of the lids were loose and some
of the jars were sticky, but I was able to find two that were clean and
the lids were tight. When we got home, another thing I noticed was that
there was a clear, thin, plastic layer between the lid/ring and the
dessert, but that was the only protective layer. There was nothing to
peel back, no actual seal to break. I really am not a germaphobe, but that
bothered me a little. Especially since some of the lids were loose and
some of the jars were sticky at the store. It was a bit of a turn off.
I went ahead and tried the first dessert, which was the Peanut Butter
Chocolate Brownie. I love chocolate and peanut butter! This one
sounded really good to me and I was really looking forward to it, but I
have to be honest, I wasn't all that impressed. Sure, it tasted good,
but it was very dry and crumbly. I tend to think of brownies as more
moist and almost fudgy. This was not like that. In fact, the top
peanut butter layer was more like a cookie than a brownie. My husband
even agreed that it was really dry and crumbly. Not what we expected
from a brownie. Of course the kids liked it all!
The next one I tried
was the Chocolate Ganache Cake. This one was much better and way more
moist! My kids really enjoyed this one a lot!
All in all I really
enjoyed this as my first BzzCampaign, but I probably wouldn't buy these
again. They are cute and fun to eat, I love the little Mason Jars, but
they just weren't quite as good as I was hoping. I could see maybe
buying these as a special treat for the kids since they loved them so
much, but for the price I'd rather just make a pan of brownies and call