Brownie gifts and cookie baskets with toffee

If you didn’t get enough sweets during the holidays, you’re in luck! That’s because January 8 is National Toffee Day and, believe us, we’ve got your toffee cravings covered. We deliver brownie gifts and cookie baskets with toffee taking center stage.

We’ll tell you more about our toffee desserts in a bit. First, here are a few facts about toffee, courtesy of Wikipedia.

  • Toffee is made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter and (sometimes) flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature exceeds 300 degrees!
  • The Oxford English Dictionary traces the word “toffee” as far back as 1825. Apparently, it was used first as a variation of taffy. Makes sense to us!
  • The two most popular toffees in the U.S. are honeycomb toffee and English toffee. Interestingly, our English toffee is far different from the toffee enjoyed in England itself.

Toffee Crunch brownieSo, are you hungry for some toffee? Our Toffee Crunch Brownies have golden, buttery toffee pieces baked in for a delightful crunch. And our Toffee...

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The entrepreneurial dream behind our brownie gifts

order brownies from a small businessFairytale Brownies began like many businesses do. Before we were shipping brownie gifts and cookie baskets around the globe, we were just an entrepreneurial dream.  

In our case, childhood friends David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny launched Fairytale Brownies in the fall of 1992. They baked late at night in a friend’s catering kitchen. With the support of family, friends, and a secret family recipe, they built the successful business that Fairytale Brownies is today.

Our success took hard work, perseverance, and at least a little bit of luck.

That’s why we were struck by the story of Valorie Mitts of Oak Park, Ill. In 2008, Valerie was forced to close the Lil’ Red Wagon Coffee House.

Fortunately, Valerie refused to give up her dream.

According to the Forest Park Patch, she reopened the Lil’ Red Wagon Coffee House in April of this year and business is booming. The coffee shop sells sandwiches, wraps, soups, and muffins, but the focus is on Valerie’s unique cookie creations. She’s...

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Order a Cookie Delivery for National Cookie Month!

October is National Cookie Month! Grab a tall glass of milk and a plate of cookies, and indulge! Everyone loves Fairytale Brownie's Belgian chocolate brownies, but have you tried our moist and chewy gourmet cookies? If you haven't, October is the time to do so! 
 
Our soft chewy cookies come in six mouth-watering flavors: 
  • Toffe Chocolate Chip
  • Caramel Pecan
  • Double Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coconut Walnut
  • Mint Chocolate
 
Shop for cookie gifts online at brownies.com. If you are just trying to get a cookie fix, I recommend the Fairytale Cookie 16. It is a great sampling of all our delicious cookie flavors. We also have great brownie and cookie combination gift baskets to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. So order a cookie delivery in time for October to celebrate National Cookie Month. 
 
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Recipe contest winner would love a brownie gift with coffee flavor

espresso nib brownieWe think Amber Killmon would love our Espresso Nib Brownies delivered to her home. At least we hope so. After all, the stay-at-home mom from Chincoteague, Va., seems to have great taste in brownies.

Amber recently won the top prize in the desserts category of the Everything Tastes Better with Coffee recipe contest. Her winnings included $250 and a coffee plant.

Amber called her winning entry Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites. Here’s how she described her winning recipe, “These Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Brownie Bites combine everything I love: Chocolate (times 3), Espresso, Cheesecakes and Brownies. It’s the quartet of kitchen sins, and you don’t want to be without them – ever.”

Yum!

You can see the recipe on Amber’s blog on Parent Palace.

At Fairytale Brownies, we have our own coffee-and-cocoa concoction. Our Espresso Nib Brownies are filled with rich espresso flavor and sprinkled with crushed cocoa nibs.

Our Espresso Nib Brownies are available in a variety...

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Our biggest brownie gift basket is no match for Alabama’s behemoth

Extravagant Delights brownie gift basketDo you have a big brownie appetite? You might order gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies in a sizeable Extravagant Delights brownie gift basket.

Or, you might go really big like the folks in Daphne, Ala. Something Sweet Bake Shop just put Daphne on the map – and into the Guinness Book of World Records.

According to a report in Alabama’s Gulf Coast News, Something Sweet recently baked the world’s largest brownie. At its official weigh-in, the bake shop’s brownie tipped the scales at over 234 pounds. The previous record was 220 pounds, 7 ounces.

Not too shabby!

The effort to bake the world’s largest brownie supported a good cause. Slices of the brownie sold for $3 each with proceeds going to the Bay Area Food Bank’s backpack program, which provides take-home food to students on weekends when school cafeterias are closed.

The brownie produced nearly 1,200 slices. That’s over $3,000 for charity. Way to go, Something Sweet!

We’ll admit that we can’t come close to delivering 234 pounds...

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Ellie’s Q&A: I’d send brownies to a veteran

EllieEllie Perry is a customer service team member at Fairytale Brownies. We asked her which of our delicious gourmet brownies was her favorite and who she’d most like to send brownies or cookie gifts to. Here are her answers:

Q: Why do you love working at Fairytale Brownies?

A: Fairytale Brownies is a great place to work! David and Eileen, our co-founders, are the most generous people you’ll ever meet. They truly care about all team members. Fairytale Brownies team members work well together. It’s a fun, rewarding job. And we sell brownies. How cool is that!?

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: For fun I am a fused glass artist. You’ll be able to find my work on Etsy soon. Keep your eyes open for EPIC GLASS DESIGN.

Q: Which of our gourmet gifts is your favorite?

A: My favorite Fairytale Brownies product is the Peanut Butter Cookie. I love anything with peanut butter, and the peanut butter cookie is a classic-style cookie. Rich peanut butter flavor with just the right amount of crunch on the edge and...

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Have coconut cookies delivered for World Coconut Day

coconut walnut cookieIn the United States, September 2 is Labor Day. Around the world, as decreed by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), September 2 is World Coconut Day.

At Fairytale Brownies, we’re OK with doubling down on our holidays. After all, we love coconut! You can have Coconut Walnut Cookies delivered that include toasty walnuts, sweet coconut flakes, and rich chocolate cocoa form a blend of flavors with a velvety smooth finish.      

In honor of World Coconut Day and courtesy of the APCC, here are four juicy facts about the coconut:

  • The APCC’s 18 member countries produce over 90% of the world’s coconuts. Members include Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Coconuts are not really nuts. They are drupes. Drupes are fleshy fruits with a central stone that houses the seed. Young coconuts are used as fruits. Mature coconuts are used as seeds.
  • Nobody knows exactly when the first coconut popped out from a palm tree, but specialists say...
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Back-to-school tip: Send brownies as a student care package

Back-to-school season is an exciting time around Fairytale Brownies. That’s partially because we’re only a few miles down the road from Arizona State University. It’s so fun to see the students return to town! student care package brownies

It’s also exciting because we’re so busy. It seems families have caught onto the tip that brownies make a great student care package. I mean, no one wants to move back into the dorms on an empty stomach. Right?

So, a tip for the families of college students: Send brownies or cookie baskets. And here are five tips for college students as they return to campus this month.

1. Get to know your campus. Most colleges offer study areas, computer labs, tutoring services, and more. It’s up to you to find these resources and take advantage of them. After all, that’s what they’re there for!

2. Don’t schedule back-to-back classes. There are few things more exhausting than sitting through back-to-back lectures.  

3. Take a break … but keep it short. After every hour or so of studying, take a...

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Sweet apartments for cookie-loving football fans

We recently stumbled across a news item that made us hungry for cookie baskets … and a little football! cookie baskets for football fans

According to Mark Holmberg of WTVR in Richmond, Va., a long-abandoned cookie factory is being converted into high-end apartments. Just another real estate deal? Hardly!

The cookie factory-turned-apartment complex is right next door to the Washington Redskins' brand new practice facility. Once the renovation is complete, tenants will be treated to freeway access, a gym, a swimming pool, plenty of parking … and an overlook of Redskins training camp for three weeks every summer.

That’s quite a selling point in a football-crazed country. Of course, the cookie factory was already a pretty sweet hunk of real estate. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) The historic building opened as the Southern Biscuit Works in 1899. It was most recently known as the FFV Interbake Cookie and Cracker Factory.

Brian McNeal, a member of the partnership of developers transforming the factory into an apartment complex,...

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Gourmet brownies are perfect for the royal baby in your family

Boy, gourmet brownies Everyone loves a fairytale. And when the story includes a baby, well, we women love it even more!

A new little prince was born to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William yesterday and the world rejoiced. Most of us only know the couple from a distance via the media, but that didn't stop us from sharing their baby news with everyone yesterday: It's a Boy!

Now we wait to catch a glimpse of his beautiful face, hear his name and watch him live happily ever after.

At Fairytale Brownies, two mamas, two grandmas, and a great aunt (me!) are still waiting for our own "royal" babies to be born. With each birth announcement, we are so filled with joy for the family. The births may not make the world news, but each one is royal news in our world.

Of course we'll celebrate the births with gourmet brownies, gift baskets of cookies and food gifts galore. With so many varieties of Fairytale treats, even the most disinterested relative will enjoy visiting the new addition to the family.

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