The Brownie Pioneers Continue Innovation
This year, Australia's Brownie Pioneers, Dello Mano have launched a Vegan Brownie heart for lovers celebrating Valentines Day.
The company who sparked the Brownie revolution back in 2006, are well known for not only their delicious Luxury Brownies but for also being Brownie trend setters. Long before Gluten Free Brownies and sweets were fashionable, Dello Mano launched a Wheat Free Brownie alternative back in 2007. Following on with that same tradition, mid 2016, the business launched their Vegan Brownie Chocolate Gift Box. This Valentines Day, Vegans can rejoice with Brownie Hearts available in beautifully packaged gift boxes making a perfect gift.
" We were the first to launch a Gluten Free Brownie and we did so back then, really to address an issue a recently diagnosed family member was experiencing. Following the finding of her being a Coeliac, it was almost impossible for her to sit with friends and enjoy the weekly coffee get togethers she'd been having with friends for many years. So much so that in the end she would pay to bring her own Gluten Free sandwich and treat along to the cafe for them to serve it on a plate and allow her to feel part of her tribe. That sparked our thoughts and we decided back then to lead with a beautiful Gluten Free Brownie treat that could be enjoyed like our other Brownies. For similar reasons, with friends recently becoming Vegan, we heard the same call and went into development mode to launch something that would be a great treat" said Deborah Peralta.
Deborah is no stranger to Vegan and Vegetarianism having spent 10 years at Sanitarium researching and developing meat free products and business concepts. Deborah during her time at Sanitarium, created and launched one of the first Wholefood Cafes in Brisbane and is passionate about the role of vegetables, fruits and grains in food. Although in launching Dello Mano, I returned to chocolate where I had began my Food Science career, the many years at Sanitarium and the extent of my research left a very definitive mark and I was always keen to follow it up with more Vegan and Vegetarian options" says Deborah.
"It's always a challenge launching a new Dello Mano Luxury Brownie" says Deborah Peralta who co- founded the pioneering Brownie business with her husband in 2006. "We spent years developing our original Luxury Brownie Recipe and so any development we do now requires lots of time and persistence to make sure it is amazing. Whether it be a Gluten Free or Vegan Brownie that we craft, it must be the best and most luxurious we can develop using the ingredients available" she continued.
The new Vegan Brownie Heart is indeed a real treat. Packed with dark Belgian Chocolate, the Brownie is dairy free and yet delivers a wonderful rich chocolate experience. The frosting is a simple Nutlex frosting mix and the Brownie Heart is beautifully finished with edible rose petals and luxurious gold dust.
Each brownie heart is perfectly gift wrapped in corsage style making it the perfect Valentine Treat for Vegans.
Vegan Brownie Hearts for Valentines Day
Available in store an online - each brownie heart is handmade so be sure to order in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dello Mano Vegan Luxury Brownie gift boxes are available all year round and can be sent Australia Wide.
Call 1300 661 682 or online to reserve your Brownie heart.
The Dello Mano Valentines Cake 2017
Looking for something a little different this Valentines Day? Then checkout the new Valentines Day Cake, Dello Mano is offering as a sweet temptation for lovers this coming February 14th.
Valentine Day evolved in the 18th Century to a time that lovers would express their love by presenting flowers,confectionery and greeting cards known as "Valentines" (no Brownies or Brownie Hearts back then!).
"Cake is such an important part of all celebrations. It seemed really natural for us to develop something a little special and very pink in the form of this Valentines Day Cake" said Bien Peralta who with his wife, Deb pioneered the Australian Brownie Market. " We have always offered Brownies and Brownie Hearts for Valentines Day, but this year we thought we'd take our cake expertise and offer a special Valentines Cake to celebrate the occasion" continued Bien.
The Dello Mano Valentines cake is a light, fluffy vanilla cake, smothered in pink butter cream frosting and decorated with handmade marbled Belgian Chocolate hearts.
The Dello Mano Brownie Cake is available online or in store - order ahead to avoid disappointment.
www.dellomano.com.au or call 1300 661 682
Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie Valentine Gift Boxes
Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie Pioneers
Dello Mano first launched the Luxury Brownie Heart way back now in 2007. The company itself set course in the twilight months of 2006 and although just freshly out of the blocks, it wasn't long before they were innovating again and launching the ground breaking Gluten Free Brownie.
"Not long after our business launch, we found out one of our relatives was diagnosed after 40 years with Ceoliac's Disease. Back in those days, she was forced to bring her own Gluten Free Sandwich and treat to her favourite cafe where she had been meeting and lunching with her friends for the previous 15 years" tells Deborah Peralta, co - founder of Dello Mano. " We set out to make a Gluten Free Brownie shortly thereafter, with the view to making it a no compromise at all in taste or texture. It was essential that our Gluten Free Brownie deliver the fudgy, chocolatey texture known and loved in our Classic Luxury Brownie. We included real Belgian Chocolate into our Gluten Free Brownie heart recipe and with some work created a beautiful chocolate gift " she continued.
Now some 10 years later, the Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie is alive and doing better than ever. We pioneered the Brownie market and we pioneered the Gluten Free brownie really as a response to our family experience however as it turned out, the Gluten Free Brownie was to have a life of its own" chimed in Bien who co-founded the business with his wife Deborah. " We have clients that always buy Gluten Free Brownies for dietary reasons and then we have clients that buy our Gluten Free brownies just because they prefer the flavour" said Bien.
The 2017 Gluten Free Brownie Valentine Gift
Each year Dello Mano celebrates each festivity with a new Brownie Heart. " We launch Brownie Hearts, firstly to celebrate the occasion and secondly it's a chance to be creative and do something a little different" said Deb.
The Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie Heart, 2017
This year in 2017, the Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie Heart is a gorgeous prototype of the Classic Brownie Heart also launched this Valentines Day. " Brownie Hearts are popular all year as the quality of our produce always makes for a wonderful handmade brownie gift. Valentines Day Brownie Hearts are especially popular. Our Brownie recipe is filled with chocolate and chocolate always makes for a great Valentine gift" smiles Bien.
This year the Gluten Free Brownie Heart is neatly doused with soft pink Butter Cream Frosting, edible rose petals and a whimsical White Belgian Chocolate Curl. Each Brownie Heart comes beautifully packaged in corsage style gift packaging, set to delight any Valentine.
Dello Mano Gluten Free Brownie gifts are available now for those looking for a Valentines Day chocolate gift with a difference.
Buy in stores, order in store or by phone 1300 661 682 or order online www.dellomano.com.au
Brownie Heart Creativity Since 2007
Dello Mano Luxury Brownie Heart 2017
The Dello Mano Luxury hand decorated brownie heart was first launched in 2007. Loved by many, the delicious Brownie Hearts created by Australia's Brownie Pioneers, Dello Mano have continued to evolve each year with new and creative designs. Each decadent brownie is crafted by hand using farm fresh eggs and butter and real Belgian chocolate. "We offer something different and creative with our Brownie Hearts at each celebration event though the constant is that they are always a delicious and decadent treat" says Deborah Peralta, co founder of the Brisbane based Dello Mano Brownie business.
Dello Mano Brownie Hearts 2017
Deborah & Bien Peralta started the Australian Brownie Revolution back in 2006. They launched their now famous Dello Mano Luxury Brownies with a then ground breaking concept of raising the humble brownie to luxury status. "It was a totally new and totally us idea - we didn't Google or look to copy anyone or anything" tells Bien. " We simply took the idea that the brownie was an ignored treat across Australia and decided that with our chocolate backgrounds we could make them very special. The idea of a brownie gift in beautiful elegant packaging was an innovation and has since spawned a whole brownie market" said Bien.
The Dello Mano Luxury Brownie Gift Box - sparked the Australian Brownie Revolution
The Peralta's launched their Luxury Brownie Chocolate Gift in the summer of 2006 and with an impending Valentines Day, decided to innovate and create the Brownie Heart for Valentines Day of 2007. "We had so much heart for Brownies that it seemed like a natural extension to the idea and perfect way to share our brownie recipe as a Valentines Chocolate Gift" said Deborah.
Innovation and creativity drive the Dello Mano brand. Over the years Dello Mano has consistently launched new Brownie Heart concepts at each celebratory occasion across the year. This year is no exception with Dello Mano rolling out several Brownie Heart Valentines Day Gift offers - the Classic Style, Be Mine and I love you Brownie Hearts.
Dello Mano innovated Brownie Hearts - A collage of brownie hearts since 2007
Delivery for these delectable Choocolate Valentines Day Gifts is available or alternatively the Luxury Brownie hearts can be picked up at any of the Dello Mano Brisbane stores including Teneriffe, Tatts Arcade and Merthyr Village, New Farm Stores.
Available in store and online
BROWNIE HEARTS ARE VERY DELICATE SO BRISBANE DELIVERY ONLY
Dello Mano first pioneered the Australian Brownie Market in 2006. Now a decade on, they continue to lead with exciting new brownies and flavours. Carrying on a now 9 year Brownie Heart tradition, the team at Dello Mano continue to celebrate every festive occasion with a new Luxury Brownie Heart.
"For the Christmas of 2016, we've crafted a lovely traditional heart' said Deb Peralta who co- founded Dello Mano with her husband Bien Peralta . "We started a Brownie business when no one was taking notice of Brownies and we've continued to lead the market and drive with new and interesting Brownie novelties ever since" said Deb.
Each Dello Mano Brownie Heart is hand decorated symbolising the particular festive event as well as celebrating the art of the handmade. "We first started crafting Brownie Hearts as a novelty for our first Valentines Day back in 2007" said Bien Peralta, co founder of Dello Mano. "Since then we've crafted a new and creative take on the Brownie Heart for every occasion".
The Dello Mano Luxury Brownie is famous for its worldwide appeal having been enjoyed now by celebrities, world leaders and of course Brownie aficionados across the globe. "Brownies are our part of our family" says Bien. And with Deb's background in Multinational New Product Development with companies like Cadbury and Arnott's, there is no doubt the Brownie innovation will continue.
Dello Mano Brownie Hearts are available at Teneriffe, Merthyr Village - New Farm and their showcase store in the historic Tattersalls Arcade in the Brisbane CBD.
Paul Hollywood, star of The Great British Bake Off travels the world tasting all things baked. While he has made no official plans to travel to Australia, SBS magazine writers Lauren Sams and Max Veenhuyzen have sent an irresistible call for an Australian visit with a tempting list of recommended Best Bakes in Australia. Proudly, Dello Mano Brownies, the Australian Brownie Pioneers are featured as Brisbane's Best Bake.
Having started the Australian Brownie revolution back in 2006, Dello Mano, a family owned business is committed to their little "morsels of chocolatey goodness". " Back in 2006, husband and wife team Deborah and Bien Peralta and their two children sparked the brownie revolution when they took the dry cookie/cake hybrid that was the Australian Brownie and morphed it to a chocolate packed delight. "No one cared about brownies back then and looking for an idea, I decided to use my Food Science background to redevelop the brownie into something that was more a chocolate/brownie hybrid. After a year of recipe testing at nights after work, we finally had something that was uniquely our own brownie recipe and it sparked the revolution" says Deborah.
Now a decade on, the Peralta's continued Brownie quest, has witnessed their Brownie, enjoyed across the world by the likes of Hollywood Super Stars, World Presidents, and chocolate loving brownie eaters everywhere.
Dello Mano pioneered Brownie Gifts in 2006
"It was a little crazy back in those days to do something that was completely counter to the market place, But as Australia was consumed by cup cakes and macrons at the time, we wanted to do something that was unique and different. I had been Product Development Manager at Cadbury and with my experience and love of chocolate we really felt like the Brownie had lots more potential" says Deborah.
"Looking back our Brownie vision has irreversibly changed the plight for all Australian Brownies" laughs Bien.
Dello Mano has two stores in Brisbane - CBD Queen St Mall in the Tattersalls Arcade and the other at 29 Doggett St. Teneriffe. Open 7 days, both shops offer Brownie Chocolate Gifts, Cakes and other hand made delectables.
A heart for brownies was the seed that lead Dello Mano, founders Deborah & Bien Peralta to defy the market and pioneer their Brownie chocolatey goodness back in 2006. When the market was clearly saying cupcakes and macrons, these entrepreneurs had only brownie hearts.
A Heart for Brownies led to Brownie Hearts
"Back in 2006, Brownies were simply ignored in the Australian chocolate and dessert market" said Deborah Peralta. " We had many years of experience in Chocolate food science and new product development and so decided to take the then very forgotten brownie and launch it into super stardom" chipped in Bien Peralta.
"From the beginning our hearts were in brownies,so it wasn't long after launching, we developed the first heart brownie for the Valentines Day of 2007. Brownies as chocolate gifts and heart brownies were so new to the market at that point. Our first Valentines Day was crazy. We had no idea how to deliver our heart brownie so we hired two little trucks and drove all over Brisbane with my parents as co -pilots. They are both from Melbourne, so it's safe to assume the day was a day of hairy navigation!" laughs Deborah. One by one though those brownie hearts were delivered though bringing both joy to the recipients and sparking a now ten year tradition of Brownie Hearts by Dello Mano.
Brownie Hearts a Decade On
The tradition of Brownie hearts has continued through thick and thin as the Peraltas continued their quest to reinvent their ground breaking chocolate desserts. " We look back now and think how adventurous it was to take on brownies, given their forgotten position in the market however our unique brownie recipe, chocolate gift box concept and brownie hearts were taken up by loyal market customers, movie stars and even world Presidents" said Deborah." We continue to develop our brownie hearts showcasing brownies in our food is art theme. Launched this Spring our rainbow decorated brownie heart finished with a hand made white chocolate rose is a fabulous chocolate gift. Each rose on top of the brownie heart is finished with gold dust, conjuring thoughts of our original magic brownie dream." laments Bien.
Dello Mano continues to lead the way in brownie innovation and creativity with their brownie heart gifts. Available in a clear corsage style showcase gift, the food and art brownie heart is the perfect chocolate gift. Available at both Dello Mano stores in Brisbane CBD Tattersalls Acrade and the Teneriffe Store.
The Spring Rainbow Brownie Hearts are limited edition, handmade from the finest ingredients and always with the Original Dello Mano Brownie recipe.
Deborah and Bien Peralta celebrate a decade of hearts filled with brownies later this year.
Call Dello Mano and ask for Bien on 1300 661 682 for more information.