Fun Brownie Facts - We Bet You Didn't Know

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Fun Brownie Facts

Brownies Make People Happy

Who doesn't love a warm, decadent, gooey brownie straight out of the oven? A brownie has the consistency between a cake and cookie and are one of life's most simple pleasures.

There are a few rumors of how the first brownie was actually a mistake. One of them is that a baker forgot to add baking powder to his cake mix, another is that a cook accidentally added chocolate to his biscuits!

Here are some other fun facts about brownies:

  • The "classic" brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs, and flour.

  • "Chewy" brownies consists of multiple kinds of chocolate and an extra egg to achieve that unique texture.

  • "Blondie" brownies are more cake-like and made with brown sugar, butter, eggs, but no chocolate.

  • National Brownie Day is on December 8.

  • Brownies made their first public appearance in 1893 in Chicago. The owner of the Palmer Hotel wanted a dessert that ladies could eat easily out of a boxed lunch.

  • No one knows for sure where the name "brownie" came from. Some say it was from a children's book. Eventually the term came to describe Girl Scouts, a Kodak camera, and the tasty treat.

  • The world's largest brownie debuted in 2001 in New York. It included 750 pounds of chocolate chips, 500 pounds of butter, 850 pounds of sugar, 3,500 eggs, and 500 pounds of flour. It weighed a whopping 3,000 pounds!

  • The term "brownie points" is a unique way of giving praise or approval for one's actions.

Whether you prefer original, fudge, chewy, or cake-like texture, brownies are one of the most popular baked goods.

Check out Sweet Day Gourmet for all of our decadent Brownie and Blondie mixes!