Friday, 25 April 2014

The Brownie Bar Newcastle

I've finally got to try out the Brownie Bar in Newcastle thanks to my recent addiction to the deal website, Living Social (if any of you have never heard of it please let me know and I might do a separate post on it another time because it really is worth telling you about). I tend to find new deals that I want to try on a weekly basis and quite often get so over excited I book them without consulting Simon and then have to confess all to him at a later date.  I just can't resist a good bargain, especially when it means I get to try somewhere new from my list.

When a deal popped up for the Brownie Bar I didn't even hesitate buying it, I've been wanting to try their goodies for ages.  The deal was a hot drink and two brownies each for £6.00.
 
The Brownie Bar bake the most amazing brownies which they serve at various markets in the area, from their counter in Fenwick and most recently from their very own little store in Eldon Square shopping centre.    The store offers a fully stocked counter of brownies and a few bar stools if you want to eat in so if you're quick enough you can grab yourself a lovely hot drink and chill out with some seriously tasty treats.

As we're getting old and enjoy a good sit down Simon and I ensured we got to Eldon Square early enough on Bank Holiday Monday to nab a stool and promptly ordered our two brownies and a latte each.

Being a nut allergy sufferer I checked with the Brownie Bar a while back that their base ingredients don't contain nuts and I was so happy when they confirmed that they don't.  I usually have to avoid brownies as I have to be very wary of people adding hazelnuts to the mixture.   The Brownie Bar clearly label all of the brownies that contain nuts so I was able to pick out exactly what was safe for me to eat.

Brownie Bar Newcastle


We chose two to eat there and two to take home in a paper bag for later.    The choice is absolutely amazing, think of a flavour combination and the chances are that the Brownie Bar make it - Chocolate Baileys, Malteser, Oreo, Mint Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Lemon Meringue .... (I could sit here all day doing this!)

Brownie Bar Newcastle

Brownie Bar Newcastle


I chose a Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Brownie and a Chocolate Orange Brownie whilst Simon also opted for Chocolate Orange along with a Millionaire Brownie.

I wolfed my first one down, it was absolutely amazing, so rich and gooey with huge chunks of raspberry.   I then immediately had my eye on Simon's and as soon as I saw some caramel oozing out of his Millionaire Brownie my fork was attacking his treat before he had a chance to stop me.



As you can imagine our second brownies didn't make it home in their paper bags, they were on our plate and in our bellies before you could say "oooopsie!"   So yes, we had two brownies in a row and yep we did feel a little bit greedy and full afterwards.

Brownie Bar Newcastle






Brownie Bar Newcastle


As well as all of the lovely flavoured Brownies on a plate, the Brownie Bar also serve them up with ice-cream if that takes your fancy, or if you're feeling rather clever you can buy a jar of ingredients to "make your own".

I'm now a massive fan of the Brownie Bar and I'm not sure how I'll ever make it out of Eldon Square without a paper bag full of chocolate goodies each time I go shopping.

36 comments:

  1. Mmmm I do love a brownie! In fact I'm making a batch as I write - but sadly not for me, or a client. There might be one or two left over though... :)

    Caroline x
    www.cocktailsandcaroline.com

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    1. I forget how good they are because I so often have to avoid them! Are brownies easy to make? I don't know why I'm asking you this because you are the goddess of baking and I can barely turn the oven on!

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  2. I am not sure how Living Social had passed me by but just had a sneak peak looks great. I love brownies make them regularly but to have a shop dedicated to them yummy. My choices would definitely be the malteser and choclate orange. Wishing you a lovely weekend x

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    1. OMG it is amazing! I keep telling Simon I wont buy any more deals but then another appears and I just have to get it! Quite often my favourite places or places I've been dying to try appear and the deals are such good value! We have four booked at the moment to use up (dinner in an Italian, our favourite cupcake shop, a coffee place I've been wanting to try and somewhere for brunch that looks so lovely!)

      I might try the Malteser brownie next time!

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  3. This sounds like my ideal place! I love the sound of apple strudel - quite an alternative flavour right there - but think I'd probably be unadventurous and stick to classic chocolate! Because you can never go wrong with classic chocolate x x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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    1. Yes, apple strudel would be an interesting one, I'm like you though, wanted to stick to something safe :D

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  4. Sounds really yummy...think I'll have to give it a visit. I think I've tried them at the Quayside market before...the bake your own looks familiar. Anyways...not my mouth is watering ha! xx

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure they are on the Quayside Market so you may well have seen them. I can't believe I've been living here 11 months without trying them :o

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  5. You had me at apple strudel blondie (actually you had me at Brownie Bar if I'm being honest!)
    Glorious!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. HA HA ... I thought brownies would get a few people in :D

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  6. WHAT IS THIS?! They have bars devoted to brownies now?! I'm so happy I think I could cry.

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    1. SO good .. well worth a visit up to the North East!

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  7. they all look so good!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a little $100 jewellery giveaway on my blog if you fancy a look! Click here.

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  8. This sounds like heaven! My kind of shop. I bake brownies anyway but I bar dedicated to them .. well that's something else. I really like the sound of the raspberry and dark choc. Why don't I live a little closer?
    Kate xx
    http://appreciatetheday45.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Everyone seems to be baking brownies, maybe I should give it a go :D

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  9. This sounds AMAZING! And respectable prices too!
    Noticed the doggy bag and wondered if you'd mention it in your post! ha! :p
    I think I need to write my own lost of these places you've fond and blogged about, so when I visit you can take me.lol

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. Definitely, pick out your favourite then head up this way and we can go to Primark and then eat cake :D

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  10. woah, now this sounds like just my kind of place!! what a deal too. so glad i got to discover your blog Chloe! xx

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    1. :D Have to try and resist going again tomorrow! x

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  11. A bar dedicated to brownies?! Talk about heaven, everything looks so adorable and extremely yummy. Sold! ;) x

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  12. A brownie bar? How delicious, I do love me a brownie! Not surprised the second ones didn't make it home.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  13. I went to Newcastle just for this and somehow I missed the bar and went to Fennicks! :| fail!

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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    1. Ah no! Did you get them from the little Brownie Bar counter in the Fenwick Food Hall though? This post has been rather popular :) Kloe went off to get some this afternoon after the bloggers event :D

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  14. Oh my gooddddddddd, this place looks amazing! I don't blame you AT ALL for eating two brownies in a row. I'm craving them now! xx

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    1. Me too! Everyone always says my posts make them hungry but when I look back through them I get hungry too!

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  15. I was so happy I found this yesterday! I'm going to get so obese if I go everytime I go to Newcastle! Haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. HA HA! I'm so glad you managed to find them OK, felt a bit bad leaving you to get lost when I promised to take you there :s

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  16. Well this place sounds (and looks) like total and utter heaven! I'd definitely be interested in hearing more about Living Social - I've never heard of it and it sounds AMAZING!!!

    Steph
    Lay It Bare

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    1. I think I will do a post on Living Social, it is really really good! x

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  17. This looks so yummy, I wish we had a Brownie Bar round here.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  18. salted caramel and banana ermergerrrrd x

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    1. I wish I got the whole salted caramel thing but I just don't get it :(

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  19. I WANT TO GO HERE! salted caramel anything and i'm there! x

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    1. Jump on a train .... the North East is where it's happening :p

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  20. Oh...I just wish I wasn't so far away! This looks incredible!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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