It's a big weekend for both college football fans and art festival fans in Arizona. Arizona State University will play Stanford on Saturday to see which team will go to the 100th Rose Bowl, and thousands will attend the 45th Annual Tempe Festival of the Arts along Mill Avenue.
Fairytale Brownies is partial to both events for several reasons.
1. Co-founders Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz used to sell gourmet brownies at street fairs and festivals - specifically at the Tempe Festival of the Arts - when they first began the Fairytale Brownies business 21 years ago.
2. David Kravetz graduated from Stanford University.
3. Many Fairytale Brownies team members (several of us in the Marketing Department and our Operations Team Leader) graduated from Arizona State University.
4. Eileen Spitalny is a member of the Creative Impact Board for the ASU Art Museum.
5. Fairytale Brownies was a finalist for the ASU Spirit of Enterprise Award.
6. Our Senior Web Designer Hilary Lee teaches at ASU.
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Officially added to the national calendar in 2012, #GivingTuesday "is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activites that support nonprofit organizations." Source.
As an individual, there are many things you can do to participate! #GivingTuesday makes it very easy for you to get involved. According to their website, here's how:
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The holiday season is a magical time … and a busy one at Fairytale Brownies. We ship brownie gifts by the truckload during the holidays. Many are shipped as Christmas gifts. But, of course, many are shipped for other reasons.
That’s why we have four beautiful and unique gift bands that are perfect for brownies shipped in December. What message do you want to send this holiday season?
Are you ready to ship brownies as holiday gifts this December? If not, check out this comment from Dehlia B. of Georgia who ordered brownies to try before Christmas shopping:
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700 Cans of Food Donated by Fairytale Brownies!
Fairytale Brownies participated in the Valley's largest canned food drive, "The Million Can Crusade" hosted by 102.5 KNIX. The goal each year is to raise one million cans and I just received word that the goal has been exceeded! This wonderful charity event benefits St. Vincent de Paul to help feed needy families and end hunger. I am so pleased to announce that I collected 700 cans of food that were donated by our generous team members here at Fairytale Brownies!
Here is a picture of me with "Barrel Boy" from KNIX as he graciously accepted the donation of canned goods. I thanked him for his hard work and gave him a gift of Fairytale Brownies! This was a perfect ending to a perfect day.
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As we approach the month of December and the upcoming holidays, I find myself reminiscing about the one season we actually ran out of brownies, believe it or not!!!
It was 1997 and we were a few years into the business when we had an unexpected rush on brownies for the holidays, so mid-December we actually ran out of some of our brownie flavors. We were unable to bake anymore of the delectable Belgian chocolate brownies because our very tiny commercial kitchen had been transformed into a shipping department. We only had a limited selection of brownie flavors available, so we made due with what we had. . . . Needless to say, we've never forgotten "the season we ran out of brownies". We've definitely come a long way since then and now occupy a large production facility with plenty of space for baking and shipping, so we plan to never have that problem again!
If you've been a fan of Fairytale Brownies for a while you know that we no longer just carry our famous brownies, but over the...Read More »
Today, on Peanut Butter Fudge Day, I remember my first Fairytale Brownie. Even though it was eight years ago, I remember the delicious experience because it was right after my first interview at the Fairytale Brownies bakery.
I didn't eat breakfast before the job interview, so as I eyed the refrigerated display of 12 flavors of fudge brownies, my stomach roared a loud growl of hunger...
I always seem to make the best first impressions!
I quickly chose the Peanut Butter fudge brownie. I figured if I spent any more time thinking about the other available flavors, who knew what else my stomach would decide to "say."
When I returned to my car and finally unwrapped the brownie, I tasted pure enchantment. I couldn't believe such chocolaty goodness could be found in a packaged brownie. I was hooked and couldn't wait to try the other 11 flavors.
Of course, after eight years I've tried all of the flavors many times and my favorites have changed as well. But because it was my first, the Peanut Butter...Read More »
Instead of sending holiday gifts to clients in December, many businesses are opting to ship their brownie gifts in November.
That seems logical, since November is the month of Thanksgiving. Businesses generally send food gifts to thank customers and clients for their business, referrals, or loyalty.
Sending a Fairytale Brownies gift early is a good idea because you’ll beat the influx of other holiday treats. That means more time to savor the fudge brownies, soft and chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars!
Right now, you can save 20% on all of Fairytale Brownies Thank You gifts. Purchase any Thank You gift through Nov. 18, using the source code ML643, and the discount will be applied. The gift does NOT need to ship by the 18th, so you can plan ahead and still save 20%.
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This year, American Jews will celebrate something that has never happened before . . . and will never happen again. The first day of Hanukkah 2013 starts at sunset on Wednesday November 27th the night before Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th.
Historically, Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November, meaning the latest it can be is November 28th. As it turns out, November 28th is the earliest Hanukkah can be.
According to this source, The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19-year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7-year cycle, which you'd expect these two holidays to coincide every 133 years (19x7). So, the last time this would have happened would have been in 1861. However, Thanksgiving wasn't established until 1863. Furthermore, moving forward, the Jewish calendar is slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar (there's a long technical explanation for this which I'll spare you), so this colliding of holiday's will never happen again!
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