Whooo! It's been ages since I got these treats, and again, another huge and generous sorry from me to her. I was laid up in bed and gumming down Jell-O.
I got many things in this package. The idea with these treats is, they're made for sensitive stomachs, so all are wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, and dairy free. Oy. To best put these to the test, I actually ate some of them- well, swallowed some whole- while laid up during surgery, where I was told I may throw up. Sure sounds like a sensitive stomach to me!
I was sent a large assortment of treats in a huge package, delivered by none other than Mrs. S's HUBBY, whom I thank greatly for helping me out and going twenty minutes out of his way to drop a package at the house of a random stranger. So, in the box was a decadent chocolate cake, zany zucchini bread, two fudgey brownies, a chamomile lemon cake, and banana bread.
I tried the zucchini bread first. I can't believe this was free of so many ingredients. The zucchini pieces were delicately shredded, not chunky, and the bread was buttery, flavorful, and tasty. I ate the entire loaf in one sitting. I'm not even upset to say so, it was that good. The texture was crumbly, but stayed together, so the only place it crumbled was in my mouth. It was the perfect treat. If I had one criticism, it would be that it didn't take to spreading very well, like with margarine or cream cheese. But then again, those eating this bread probably aren't spreading it with rich toppings.
The next dessert to sink my teeth into were the brownies. They were good, but very crumbly. The chocolate flavor was intense, but to some, the texture might have been a little off-putting. Because of the lack of eggs, the brownies were fudgy, but somewhat dry. I personally enjoy a wetter brownie. To remedy this, I simply microwaved it. It was very tasty and, as promised, chocolatey good.
Next was the chamomile lemon cake. It was a good cake, again, improved by microwaving it. It wasn't very intense in the way of flavor. I couldn't taste any chamomile and not much lemon at all. There was a dusting of powdered sugar on top. This cake was good, but for flavor, somewhat bland. It almost had a meringue, hazelnutty taste to it, but from what, I do not know.
The texture of these baked goods is remarkable for foods that lack some of the ingredients we take for granted and consume on a daily basis. I still don't know how all of these hold together.
Again, I got another whole cake. I could not believe it. For ordering purposes, these are generous cakes for the prices you're getting them at. Very heavy, dense cakes, too.
This cake really hit the spot. The chocolate cake was a lot cakier than the brownies, and had a dense, rich ganache on top. I think that the frosting aspect of this was what made it really spectacular. It was a deep, dark chocolate flavor, very tasty, and microwaved, was gooey and rich. Rich. That's a good way to put it. It was a very rich cake. The chocolate flavor was consistent and the texture only improved with microwaving.
Best of all, they worked! They worked! My tummy wasn't burdened by any of the flavors, no matter how rich!
Last, but not least, was the banana walnut loaf. The banana taste was very natural and very subtle, a very buttery and fruity taste to it. The walnut chunks were a little too bit for my liking, but the flavor was good. The texture was that nice "wet" texture that banana breads get, the dense, yet wettish texture. You know what I mean, right? I'm not a crazy girl, right? Wet. Wetlicious? Great. Now the banana bread sounds like a porno.
Regardless, it was very tasty bread. Definitely dense enough to hold up to a spread, and sweet enough to hold its own.
Super treats, Mrs. S! And thanks again for your patience. :)
Mrs. S's Sensitive Treats
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