I'm usually too busy in the mornings to have breakfast, so I hit up Boko Bakery (on Elgin between Somerset and MacLaren) on my way to work. I'll usually grab a turnover or danish for breakfast, and maybe a butter roll for lunch.
Boko is a good neighbour and they provide goods for plenty of community events, as their wall of thank-you letters proudly indicate. When I organized blood donor clinics while attending Lisgar, Boko was kind enough to provide some goodies.
I am also a fan of their garlic baguettes, which I would eat it in one sitting while still fresh and warm. I haven't done that recently, though, and I'm sure my body thanks me for that.
Around eastertime, they make little buns shaped like bunnies, and even make a ring of eight bunnies to serve as a centrepiece for the dinner table.
Recently, they've featured a new product: "Ultimate Chocolate Brownies". The first couple of times I saw them, I could smell their chocolatey goodness from the counter, but I had a chocolate cake at home that I was bringing piece-by-piece into work.
Once I no longer had chocolate cake to bring in to work, I got one of the brownies.
Let's just say there is indeed nothing penultimate about these brownies! It was quite literally the best brownie I had ever tasted!
I savored it by slicing it with a knife, in order to preserve the vertical mix of flavours: the bottom has a cookie-like crunchy texture, and the centre is moist, spongey and tantalizingly chocolatey (though not too bitter). It's topped with a delectable white chocolate icing.
I don't usually endorse specific products, but here I have a vested interest: I want others (i.e. you) to buy these brownies so that Boko Bakery keeps making them!
Go on...try one!