These are not flat like candy bars or fluffy like a piece of cake. Very full chocolate flavor brought about using baker's unsweetened chocolate. "Neither fudgy or cakey but with a nice chew". That's how the recipe read in a magazine that published it from Cook's Illustrated (Erika Bruce). I tried it exactly as printed, then adjusted a couple things. Now they taste and chew as described and MY photo looks very much like their photo. Excellent for folks wanting a great texture and nice grownup chocolate flavor.