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Taste Test: Boxed Fudge Brownie Mix

Whether you were a kid bringing in a sweet for a bakesale, or a college kid making a late-night study break, we've probably all had brownies made from a boxed mix. They're easy to make, most requiring just vegetable oil, eggs, and water, and typically take less than 30 minutes to bake. So when the moment comes that you too want a dump-and-bake treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, to which mix should you turn? More

Mixed Review: Spicy Maya Brownies

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to test out Chuao Chocolatier's Spicy Maya Brownies made with artisanal dark chocolate, pasilla chile, cayenne, and cinnamon. At $12.95 it's one pricey mix, so I decided to compare it to a regular supermarket mix (Duncan Hines, $2.99) with a few extra spices stirred in. Would the gourmet mix be worth the splurge? More

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