Product Review: Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Single Serving Brownies

This brownie mix’s single-serving option caught my eye on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s.  Having only one brownie, rather than the temptation of a full pan, would be great!  I was dubious about the process and how the end product would taste, but it is a quick, easy dessert option for one.

You add 1 tablespoon of plain or vanilla fat-free yogurt to 2 tablespoons of the brownie mix.  The box says to stir until the mixture becomes “shiny,” which takes about 30 seconds.  You then microwave the mixture for 45 seconds, and, voila, brownie!

The brownie is definitely best warm.   It is sweet but lacks a deep chocolate flavor.  I have experimented with mixing mini chocolate chips into the mixture, which helps bring out a more chocolate-y goodness.  About 1 tablespoon of mini chips seems to be the right amount, although even if you add more, the brownie miraculously still cooks in 45 seconds.

I also recommend serving the brownie with a dollop of peanut butter.

Beware, however, that the bowl gets hot, and can be difficult to clean if you leave hardened brownie batter in it.  Be sure to fill it with water if you aren’t doing dishes right away.

In total, this is a great dessert staple to keep in your pantry in case of extreme brownie craving.

Product Grade: A

Note: This review was not suggested or endorsed by any company.  I paid full retail price for the brownie mix.

The brownie is not so pretty in the bowl, but it does satisfy chocolate cravings.

Top Photo from Recipes that Fit.



  1. totally gonna try this

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