I bought the box of 12 mini brownies at Whole Foods the night I bought ingredients for our mahi mahi dish. At $7.99 for twelve, they are not cheap to say the least (what do you expect from a place nicknamed "whole paycheck"?) - but they are a great value considering the taste of most gluten-free products. Find them in the Gluten-Free area of the bakery section. You can also sometimes find these brownies in the gluten free refrigerator section next to GF breads and bagels.
The chocolate treats are so good that Ernie will also eat them without hesitation. They taste just like the real thing! Texture is the most difficult thing to replicate when making GF products. But not for Nature's Divine Brownies! The texture is so soft and moist, with the top having the same slightly toasted consistency of a real brownie. Though rather expensive, these brownie bites are so much better than the GF brownie mix my sister bought when she hosted our Gluten-Free Thanksgiving dinner.
My sister bought the Trader Joe's Gluten Free Brownie Mix. The main ingredients are brown rice flour and evaporated cane juice. The mix also says it's free of wheat, nuts, dairy, soy and corn. I hate when companies/products try to be friendly for so many allergy-specific diets. This usually results in bad tasting products. This mix was easy, just adding in oil, egg and water.
I was first to taste and said that it was 'good, considering it's gluten-free.' The texture was the main issue here - they're nothing like real brownies. My sister then tried it and practically spit it out and said it was terrible! She sent me home with the rest of the batch which I quickly put into my freezer. They're still a good option for those times when I need to satisfy a chocolate brownie craving. Despite my sister's thoughtful attempt to make something I could eat, I felt bad that there wasn't a better dessert for everyone else at the table.