Tasters liked the "great chocolate flavor," noting that the brownies were very moist. Tasters also said that these brownies tasted homemade, making it "the supermodel of brownies." Volunteers also noted a dense texture and were divided on their opinions about it. While some found it to be too chewy, others found the texture to be "divine."
Betty Crocker takes the cake — well, brownie — again! Tasters agreed that this mix had the best ratio of chips-to-brownie. They also noted that these brownies had a "very chewy" texture. Volunteers loved the strong chocolate flavor, calling it the "quintessential brownie."
Tasters liked the "noticeable chunks” in this mix. They also enjoyed the chocolate flavor, writing that it was "tasty" and "really tasted like a brownie." Volunteers also agreed that these brownies had a "moist" texture, which they enjoyed.
Volunteers were in agreement that this mix had a subtler chocolate taste than others. Some tasters enjoyed the flavor, saying that it was "not too sweet," while others wished for a stronger chocolate presence. A few volunteers also reported that this mix produced brownies with a "cake-y" texture. Overall, for those who prefer a lighter, less chocolate-y brownie, this is the mix.
Many tasters found that this mix had a drier, more cake-like texture than they preferred. Volunteers also reported that the chocolate flavor was too mild. A few also complained that these brownies had an "artificial" taste to them.
While tasters were pleased with the "moist" and "chewy" texture of brownies from this mix, they were not fond of the flavor. Many described it as "artificial," and one volunteer even said she "wouldn't know it was a brownie if I closed my eyes." However, some tasters found the unique flavor to be "yummy," just not characteristic of a brownie.
Many volunteers found that brownies from this mix had a stronger chocolate flavor, as well as a "dense" and "fudgy" texture, which was what most tasters were looking for. However, a few were not pleased with what they described as its simple, "cheap" flavor.
Most volunteers were disappointed with the "bland" taste, saying that it had "no flavor” and "tasted like diet cake." Testers didn't mind the texture of this mix though, saying that it was "dry and moist at the same time."
Almost all testers found this mix to be "too dry," and "too much like cake, not a brownie." Volunteers also found the flavor "bland." Overall, this was the least popular of all the mixes tested.
The least popular of the bunch, this mix's flavor was described by volunteers to be "a bit odd," "like burnt chocolate." Tasters liked this mix’s chocolate chunks, but were put off by the flavor, writing "the chocolate chunks were good, but I did not particularly enjoy the cake."
Volunteers agreed that this middle-of-the-road contender had a "weak flavor" and "tasted fake." However, many also found that, despite having a mild chocolate flavor, the texture was very "fudgy."