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.