Throwdown in Lewis Center - Bobby Flay Challenges Sugardaddy's

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There was a throwdown in Lewis Center, Ohio yesterday. Chef Bobby Flay of the Food Network arrived at the Sugardaddy's Factory store in Lewis Center, to challenge the creators of the Sumptuous Sweeties gourmet brownies and blondies to a Blondie cook-off. 

The Sugardaddy's team, lead by Co-Founders Tom Finney and Mark Ballard and assisted by Executive Chef  Mark Harkins, and Beth Rose, Director, TLC, kicked off the challenge by making their Sumptuous Tahitian Blondie - a wonderful concoction of toasted cashews, white and dark chocolate, pineapple and topped with toasted coconut.

Bobby Flay presented his own version of a Tahitian Blondie, incorporating milk chocolate instead of white and skipping the coconut. Flay's creation also looked like a traditional blondie, eschewing the circular shape that is the trademark of the Sumptuous Sweetie.

 Presentation was also a key element of the challenge as Sugardaddy's is known not only for its gourmet brownies but also its luxury packaging as well. With a wide variety options to choose from, team Sugardaddy went with its signature pink and brown silk gift bag. Flay again went with a more traditional presentation, choosing a blue and brown gift box.

The competition was fierce. Both blondies were delicious. The packaging was beautiful. Team Sugardaddy's was clearly the hometown favorite with the hundred plus crowd -most sporting pink and brown attire and blonde wigs -  cheering them on. Flay did have a few supporters but they were clearly outnumbered.

And the winner is......

For that you will have to tune into the Foodnetwork.

But for an absolutely fabulous brownie or blondie - visit the Sugardaddy's Factory store in Lewis Center, Ohio, right down the street from the GryphonUSA office. I guarantee you will come away a winner.

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Comments (12)

Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
How fun... I love sweets - I would have gained 10 lbs just being there
Aug 01, 2007 05:07 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH

Thesa, It was very fun. Fortunately or Unfortunately - SugarDaddy's is located right next door to my daughter's former day care. At one point they were an almost daily addiction. My diet has been much more successful since our daughter started preschool.

Aug 01, 2007 05:58 AM
Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH
Great writing Melissa.  I think you should send this article in to the SNP for printing.
Aug 02, 2007 12:04 AM

What a class act--Sugardaddy's and Food Network!  Congrats to all! 

Aug 02, 2007 01:46 PM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Susan - Thanks for stopping by. It was a wonderful event. Of course with Sugardaddy's brownies and blondies it had to be good.
Aug 02, 2007 01:49 PM
Maggie Griffin
Hamden, CT

I really enjoyed reading this post. 

Aug 13, 2007 11:27 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Thanks Maggie. It was such a fun event, I had to blog about it.
Aug 13, 2007 11:52 AM
Danielle V. Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
DDR Realty
I've watched Bobby Flay often enough on the Food Network, and read about him in "Runner's World." I wish I could have been there at this throwdown! It sounds superb. =).
Aug 13, 2007 02:33 PM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Danielle, I had watched Bobby Flay on the Foodnetwork as well, so it was very fun to see him in person. It was a great event overall, in large part because the SugarDaddy's folks are so great. We have been fans of their brownies since they opened. My daughter was one of their first customers.
Aug 13, 2007 02:40 PM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

How "Sweet it Is"!  That would have been a great event to attend.  Especially if you could sample the treats.  Nice post.

Aug 14, 2007 09:50 AM
Jason Smith
DreamDirt Auction - Mondamin, IA
I love Bobby Flay's Throwdowns.  It was a great idea for a show and Bobby is just plain good. 
Dec 14, 2007 02:59 AM

After ordering from site, these brownies truly are the best I've ever had.  I highly recommend for gift giving or a plain old chocolate craving obsession!  Simply Wonderful!

Apr 28, 2010 06:37 AM