Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alecia Bakery Review

If you know me by now, you realize that I have a big sweet tooth. I would implement dessert into the food group pyramid if they would allow me! There's nothing like having a warm cookie that's freshly baked out of the oven on a cold, winter's day. Cookies and brownies and other yummies are comfort foods that are best shared with friends and family over warm and fun conversation.



Alecia Bakery is the collaboration of a passionate baker and businessman with an eye for quality. They are a NYC bakery that prides themselves on producing truly artisanal, all natural baked goods. Their treats are made in small batches and adhere to traditional methods and in-house created recipes. Using high-quality and unprocessed ingredients, hand-chopping chocolate, and toasting nuts to golden perfection, they produce incomparable sweets.

They honor the slow and local food movements and produce in a sustainable manner. Emphasizing local and seasonal produce in their house made purees, they look to Red Jacket Orchards, Jersey Fresh Farms and other NYC Greenmarket gems for the very best of every season. They use Ronnybook Farms butter and cream and Red Bee Honey to produce their rich, delicious toffees and caramels. When available, they choose organic over conventional ingredients.

If you're looking for classic favorites with a modern twist, I suggest Alecia Bakery.

What really caught my eye about the bakery is that they feel strongly about animals and truly believe in rescuing. A portion of their proceeds are donated to Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals organizations. This is wonderful because I am a big animal lover and I pride them on doing this.

I received a large package filled to the top with goodies! In that box were gorgeous dark chocolate with sea salt cookies, german chocolate brownies, an olive oil loafs, a chocolate loafs, a banana nut bread loaf, mint chocolate chip brownies, caramel and sea salt brownies, and more! Everything was packaged so nicely and I loved the pretty ribbons adorning each box of brownies or cookies. I was in awe of all of the fabulous treats and I of course couldn't wait to dig in!



The treats are very large, so I suggest sharing with a friend, or eating half and having the rest later. I first indulged in the dark chocolate with sea salt cookie, which I split with my boyfriend.


Look at this work of art. :)

I had heard for some time that sea salt in desserts really brings out the flavor and gives more personality. This is true! The cookie was absolutely beautiful and very large! It had big chunks of dark chocolate dotted throughout the cookie. Alecia Bakery did not skimp on the chocolate chunks! The round piece of heaven was not as soft as a normal cookie, and was a bit harder. It had a great flavor and each bite had an equal amount of chocolate in it. The sea salt was an interesting added bonus and definitely brought out the fantastic chocolate flavor! Even though the sea salt and chocolate were paired together, each had an equal balance. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the cookie and couldn't wait to try more Alecia treats.

The next day, I tried the mint chocolate brownie. I love when mint is added to chocolate and I knew that I had to try this. The fact that the brownie was sitting uneaten in my kitchen had to change! The round brownies are baked in 3" individual portions and they are very cute! I'm sorry that I forgot to take a picture of the brownie before I ate it. I am not sure if the camera could have handled its deliciousness though! The brownie was fantastic! It was soft with a wonderful, rich chocolate flavor throughout. The treat was fudgey and rich, just like how a brownie should be. The mint flavor was noticeably there, and each bite had an equal amount of chocolate richness and mint. Each bite was better than the first. I was sad when it was gone!

I froze the rest of the treats so I could indulge at later points. I know that they will be just as delicious as the treats that I've already tried. Alecia Bakery ships nationwide, why not indulge in some yummies today? http://www.aleciabakerynyc.com/shop/

*DISCLOSURE* I received these goodies in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.



5 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed the treats!

    We believe as you do, "Cookies and brownies and other yummies are comfort foods that are best shared with friends and family over warm and fun conversation," which partially explains why we purposely make our goodies larger than the typical commercial baked snacks. I mean, I don't know many single folks who would turn away the opportunity to share a cookie with a friendly gal/guy. Hmmm...do I sense the next "hot" pick-up line? "Would you like to share my cookie?" :)

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  2. Those look delicious, too bad they don't have it where I am from :( Dropping by from the weekend blog hop.

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  3. Ohhh those look amazing!!!! I might just have to give them a try!

    Lisa
    P.S. Thanks for linking up to the GTKY blog hop! :)

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