Thursday, May 20, 2010
"Wine"ing for Chocolate
There is something about wine country that makes me crave a rich chocolate dessert. But chocolate and dessert usually mean a high calorie investment. However when I was down in Paso Robles this past weekend, while dining at the fabulous Farmstand 46, I happened upon a super rich chocolate brownie that I just HAD to tell you about!
The wine brownies made by Marché Noir foods pack a powerful punch. This 2.2 ounce brownie was rich enough to divide between three people and still satisfy our sweet tooth. Using flour made out of the skins of the grapes, their Web site says "We'll just sneak out the back with the leftovers - "you never saw us 'cause we were never here". But don't think of it as recycling, think of it as rediscovering something of great value that has always been there, right under our noses." The flour is high in iron, fiber, and Res-V as well as antioxidants which means this brownie is probably also pretty good for you :o)
In addition to selling brownies, the company also sells the flour online. I may be checking this out to make some wine cookies for my next party!
Cabernet Brownie: 265 calories/13 grams of fat/4 grams of fiber/3 grams of protein
I get asked by readers if I am being paid to push products. The simple answer is no. In fact, most of the products I write about are ones I have found and purchased during my trips to the grocery store or on the road. Occasionally, a company will send a sample my way and if I believe the product will serve a need for my readers and I would buy the product myself, then I will share it with you. Sometimes I will write to a company after reading about it, if I believe it will help us lead healthier lifestyles. But even then, if the product doesn't pass my scrutiny, it won't make the screen of Uncovering Food. You can trust that every product or recipe posted here has passed through my lips, and that I wouldn't blog about it if it wasn't worthy of you... my favorite readers.