Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Try-It-Tuesday Knockdown

Have you ever wondered if Duncan or Betty takes the cake? No? Well, I have. So just for fun, I decided to have a taste test. Hold on to your seats ladies and gentelmen; this is going to be a battle to the bitter end.

"Let's get ready to ruuuuuummmmmbbble!!!"


Entering the ring we see Duncan in his flashy look-at-me box on the left, with Betty quietly biding her time on the right.

Score: Duncan 1; Betty 0

After the mix up, Betty is looking smooth and a little flat in her pretty pink pan. Duncan's got some depth and and lots of little crunchy bits still hanging around.

Round two score: Duncan 2; Betty 0

Hmmmm....fairly even ground directly out of the oven.

Round three: Duncan 2; Betty 1

Note to the baker: Do NOT, I repeat, Do NOT think that brownies look a little undone and pop them back in the oven "for just a minute more" and then start making sloppy joes. Because if you do, you'll forget said brownies until you smell a slight char in the air and remember you forgot them. Then you'll want to swear or cry or maybe a little bit of both. (Thankfully, they only got a slight bit crispy on the top, nothing was burned or ruined.)

For the final round, gather your highly scientific team and lay Betty on a "Happy Birthday" napkin, and Duncan on a white napkin. Don't forget a glass of milk to cleanse the pallet in between.

The verdict???





Duncan may have won in appearances all around, but Betty had him beat by a mile in taste.

And served with a little hot fudge and ice cream, Betty never looked or tasted better! Way to go Betty!

19 comments:

Deanna said...

I {heart} Betty...

Could you just throw in there a side-by-side comparison of the nutrition facts label for me? :)

Seriously, that was great!

Dawnyel said...

Personally, BROWNIES ARE BROWNIES!! Just don't EVER do WinCo brand....ICK! :P
Nice to know...Betty you say??

Gina said...

Or Winco brand mac-n-cheese.

But, I don't love chocolate anyway....

Kat said...

I am starting Atkins tomorrow. So there will be no taste testing here. But...we like Pilsbury brownies. Made with the three eggs so that they are cake like rather than fudgy.

Alli said...

I, personally, was not a bit surprised :-). We've always liked Betty over here!

becky ward said...

you are funny! i love betty crocker brownies.

Jewelle said...

I knew as soon as you started that Betty would win out. We love those ones! We've been buying them for years!

Cherie said...

I have always loved Betty - The only thing better is homemade!

Also, I am on a diet so right now I am wishing I could climb through the computer screen and eat that ice cream/brownie yumminess!

Tonya said...

I would take either, but you are right the ice cream with fudge is a must!

Allisyn said...

hmmm I love brownies also.... on my blog you can find Artichoke Chicken

Wendy said...

What a cute post! Love the taste test. Your highly scientific panel was only too happy to help you in your experiment. Such good kids to sacrifice like that. LOL

I'll try to get over my miffed feelings at not being invited to participate...

;-)

Miki said...

You're just so funny....I just got done reading your comment to Jennifer too. lol....

What a fun post (and Kate still looks like a beauty queen).

hoLLy said...

haha-this post was awesome! thanks for sharing the results. i love betty crocker too(i also love teh ghirardelli brownies-ooh la la!)

Elena's mom said...

Looks like next time you need to compare Pillsbury and Ghirardelli, and I probably should be there to referee.

Lee Ann said...

I have always wondered....even though I only buy Betty. Thanks for doing this! And I'm with your mom...only I don't know that you can compare Pillsbury (I think that should go with your first category) and Ghirardelli. But, just in case you do....you could invite me to test. Oh wait....I can't. big bummer :-)

Brenda said...

You are not helping my diet! I am sooo craving brownies now! Thanks, I will at least know which one's to splurge on:)

Willy Happy Mama said...

Betty Crocker is our favorite! Yummy yum! My Gram used to think I made them from scratch and she was one fine chef..so there you have it!

Jennifer P. said...

hmmmm...I tend to like Duncan better. But maybe I just don't taste it that much slathered in ice cream and hot fudge :)

WishTrish said...

LOL. I already knew that. Done this myself! :)

I have a fabulous little fix-me-up for these. I'll post it soon, (I'm making it tomorrow for Shane's birthday. It's his favorite thing!) but first, you know me, I must shoot pictures!!!

It's good for all people who like a little peanut butter with their chocolate now and again!