It’s a bit misleading to call this a friday find when I’ve found myself eating dessert for a week straight now – and I’m still not done. But this is one of those little finds I really feel I must share with you. Particularly if you are finding yourself to be a little stressed out this Friday (as I am), and you need a little caloric injection to smooth out the rough edges. Enter Just One Bite.
Full disclosure – when I first read about my friend’s new venture I contacted her to purchase a few. She sent them to me, and refused payment as long as we 1. enjoyed them, and 2. we gave her feedback. I can do feedback (and will), and of course we’ve been enjoying. All week long. In a nutshell, she’s developed single serving decadent dessert mixes that you can very easily mix with a few simple wet ingredients, pop into the microwave, and be enjoying in front of Downton Abbey before the opening credit music comes to an end and that crystal chandelier has been dusted for the fourteenth time.
With an eye towards gluten free options (as well as dairy-free options) she really takes the package mix up a considerable notch. And if you aren’t interested in having an entire pan of brownies sitting around the house calling your name all week (or maybe you’re too interested in that for your own good), well, then, just one bite might be all you need.
My first bit of feedback: Just One Bite is a bit misleading. You’re going to fill a coffee mug or a nice sized ramekin with these desserts. It’s several very, very good bites. Now that I think about it, Just One Bite might be fitting since I made the S’more Brownie to share with E, and then after I tasted it, I told her she could have… just…one…bite.
Take a minute and jump over to her website here and she can more fully explain the thought and ingredients behind each flavor. I’ll stick to the packaging – because I love me some well designed packaging.
I’m going to have to call the Chocolate Lava Cake my favorite so far, with the S’more Brownie coming in at a close second. And here’s my thought (since I’m in back to school mode) – this is quite possibly the best teacher gift idea ever. I’d tie one of these adorable little wooden spoons to the bag and put one on the desk. Definite upgrade from the apple. A few of the mixes take an egg (which might not be handy in the breakroom fridge), but several just take water or butter. Also perfect for office mates – I think they’d be great to have a box of them on hand and put one on someone’s desk on their birthday or after a particularly stressful project comes to an end.
At E’s school we do back to school baskets and holiday baskets for the teachers and staff – these will most certainly be going in those holiday baskets. The packages are adorable, the instructions are witty, and the different ribbons are a really nice touch – I’m quite sure you could specify ribbons to match the holidays or a wedding or party or shower where these might be a really great favor idea.
I will find myself eating some more cake this Friday – and thought I’d share the idea with you, just in case your Friday’s in a bit of a need for cake as well.