Have your Cake and Eat it Too


 23 Nov, 2008 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

We're always on the lookout for gourmet treats which have a twist to it. Perhaps they're organic or they help an organization or they're made locally. We found just such an item this year at the Fancy Food Show - Do Goodies. These are individually packaged brownies manufactured locally, but not just your ordinary bake-sale kind. These are brownies made with unsweetened Belgian chocolate and are the same brownies that Ben & Jerry use in their ice creams! And best of all, 100% of the profits go to the Greyston Foundation which consists of entrepreneurial community development programs providing jobs, healthcare, childcare and community gardens. They help individuals and families become self-sufficient.

We carry 3 flavors - Chocolate Fudge, Walnut Fudge and Espresso Bean. My favorite is the Espresso Bean but I must say the Walnut Fudge is a close second. The organization was kind enough to send us samples and I have to confess, our employees at the Tea Room and the office sampled more than the customers did. Their tagline says it all: "We don't hire people to bake brownies. We bake brownies to hire people". So when you must indulge, you might as well gobble these up and help someone.

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