Monday, November 18, 2013

A Critical Question..Brownies or Blondies?

As we become firmly entrenched in the great eating season of the year -- Halloween to Valentine's Day -- I have another critical question. We discussed candy at Halloween and now I'm posing the question about sweet preference, blondies or brownies. Which do you prefer? I've posed this on Facebook and Brownies seemed to have an edge, but only an edge. There was a large number of blondie fans represented among my Facebook buddies. I know this isn't a scientific poll, but it is a lot of fun.

Judging from the grocery shelves...



...there are brownie mixes -- top shelf -- but I found no comparable shelf of blondie mixes. I don't shop in the biggest grocery, but I expected at least one blondie mix. Again, this isn't scientific, but a gauge of respective popularity of sweets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

My preference...I like brownies, especially with nuts. Our choice growing up was the Duncan Hines brownie mix and they were good. But I've become less of a chocolate fan in the last few years and now blondies are my choice. I'm even thinking of baking a batch for Thanksgiving. I'm pretty sure we'll have pumpkin and apple pies, but I think a batch of blondies would be a good addition to the table.

What's your choice? Is it brownie, blondie or do you like both?  

I think today really was the last day of summer and I loved wearing my spring jacket on November 18. Tomorrow it's back to coats and gloves, but I'm happy for today. I'll take every sunny day I can get.

As always thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself. 

14 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

Blondie all the way.. I love White chocolate too. I am much like you, the older I get the harder chocolates seem to be on my tummy. Blondie all the way for me... Cool here today too. I have the heat on....Storms and tornado warnings and 70's a few days ago...40's and cold today....this weather is crazy. Blessings!

Stephanie said...

Oh this is hard....I like them both :) Pretty much anything sweet is good for me. Hugs to you!

Mary said...

It will always and forever be the blondie for me! :)

Lynn said...

up until a few years ago I'd of sold all of our pets for chocolate brownies but then the taste buds changed and I make Blondies for us and real chocolate brownies for friends who cannot understand Blonde B's. I have never actually tasted nor made brownies from a packaged mix.

Paula said...

I love brownies, but my new favorite is Lemonies, which has a brownie texture but lemon flavor. The recipe is on my Pinterest recipe board!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I like both. :-)

BJ PUP said...

Brownies. Then again I'm addicted to chocolate.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I really like brownies with walnuts. I like the chewy kind. Now I wish I had one with a big cup of coffee.:):) xoxox,Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do like both. We make our blondes with chocolate chips and walnuts in them...

TARYTERRE said...

I like both. But Blondies have the edge.

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm with you. I've also become much less of a chocolate fan over the years. I don't know that I've ever had a Blondie, but I'd love to try one--especially if it has nuts!

Nellie said...

Oh, my! Give me a good brownie any day!

Simply Linda said...

Both..but I love all sweets, no nuts though. Carol, here in upstate NY, it never got pass 33* today. Brrrrrrrrr. I guess that is expected though, lol. Blessings

Theresa said...

I am a brownie kinda gal:) Never had a blondie, perhaps I should give them a try! Have a blessed evening dear friend, HUGS!