What is comfort food to you?

Comfort foods.  We have all heard the term, and I am sure just reading it has put a specific food in your mind. I personally think of mashed potatoes and gravy, must be the Irish in me. But I also think of chocolate, like that found in our Belgian Chocolate Brownies.

The old psychology student in me got curious about our behavior with certain foods and why we find them so comforting. Many people turn to certain foods to positively impact their emotions. They choose foods that either trigger nostalgia or that let them indulge. For some people, comfort food is something that is convenient, while with others it is the actual physical comfort the food provides.

What are specific comfort foods? Well, it really comes down to personal preferences and of course culture plays a big role. A study did reveal some patterns in the United States. The study found that “Males preferred warm, hearty, meal-related comfort foods (such as steak, casseroles, and soup), while females instead preferred comfort...

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3 fun facts about gourmet cookies

gourmet cookiesIf you’re reading this blog, I’d guess there’s not much you don’t know about cookies. I mean, you’re not just here for the brownie gifts are you? Considering our six flavors of gourmet cookies, I’d certainly hope not!

Well, if you’re in the mood for some fun facts about one of our favorite food gifts, you’re in luck. The folks over at Epicurious recently uncovered five little-known facts about chocolate chip cookies on a tour of the headquarters of Nestlé's Toll House Cookies in Solon, Ohio.

You can read her full article of five fun facts here, or get three of our favorite highlights below.

  1. Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, Mass., baked the first chocolate chip cookie ever in the 1930s when she added pieces of a chocolate bar into her cookie batter. 
  2. Size didn’t matter with the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. It was roughly the size of a quarter. Fortunately, the standard size of chocolate chip cookies has increased a bit over the years.
  3. The chocolate chip cookie is America's most popular cookie...
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Love these fudge brownies!

BeeNcee from Oakland, CA reviewed the 8-Sprite Favor.
About Me: Personal Gift Giver

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies 8-Sprite Favor: The fudge brownies were a housewarming gift for a friend who moved recently. They arrived on time, and the response was wonderful. She was very happy and could not stop raving about how wonderful they were.
Pros: Nice Presentation, Memorable Gift
Best Uses: Personal Gift

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Gourmet brownies to celebrate 40 years of marriage!

My parents are celebrating their 40thwedding anniversary! They truly are an inspiration to the lovers out there.  They always filled our home with so much love, and my brother and I are lucky to have them as examples in our lives.

My parents always say, “Don’t get us anything!”  But special occasions like this one deserve recognition, so I had to send them some delicious gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies! My mom is a diabetic but thankfully we offer sugar free brownies! I sent them our Happy Anniversary Morsel 36 and opted to choose my own flavors! This is a great feature that allows me to customize the gift based on my parents’ needs and tastes. I made sure half of the delicious bite-size morsels were sugar-free so my mom can enjoy them, and chose non sugar free flavors, like caramel and chocolate chip, so my dad gets what he wants as well.

Delicious gourmet brownies hand-packed and wrapped in an elegant Happy Anniversary Band, delivered right to their door, what a...

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Perfectly timed brownie gifts.

Wayne from Scottsdale, AZ reviewed the Welcome Baby Sprite 48 Choose Your Own.
About Me: Business Gift Giver,Personal Gift Giver

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies Welcome Baby Sprite 48 Choose Your Own: My wife had gestational diabetes and couldn't have sweets during pregnancy. I bought a brownie gift for her to have in the hospital just after birth. She loved it and ate one as soon as they let her.
Pros: Flavor Assortment,Individually Wrapped,Memorable Gift,Delicious,Gourmet Taste,Freshness
Best Uses: Business Gift,Special Occasion,Personal Gift

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How cookie gifts make or break football seasons

cookie giftWhen it comes to college football, a cookie gift can make or break your season. No, really!

In the case of the University of Southern California, a cookie can giveth. And, in the case of the University of South Carolina, a cookie can almost taketh away.

Last December, we told you about Southern Cal’s winning streak that coincided with interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s decision to reinstate dessert at team meals. As the New York Times put it, "His reasoning: If you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll want to block for you.”

And just last month, cookie gifts crept into college football again.

According to the Associated Press, South Carolina just reported seven NCAA rules infractions committed by its football team. One violation related to “impermissible iced decorations on a cookie cake” given to high school recruits.

We’ll admit that we have no idea what that means. But it sure sounds delicious!

Fortunately for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, it doesn’t look like the decision to order cookies will...

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Yummy cookie delivery!!!

Beth C. from Lincolnton, NC reviewed the http://www.brownies.com.
About Me: Gift Recipient,Personal Gift Giver,Repeat Buyer,Chocolate Lover,Discerning Shopper,Business Gift Giver

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com: My cookie delivery was SO delicious!! The Chocolate Coconut Walnut cookies are unbelievably good! They taste like a Mounds candy bar. I especially liked the large chunks of coconut.
Pros: Delicious,Memorable Gift,Freshness,Gourmet Taste,Flavor Assortment,Good Value,Individually Wrapped
Best Uses: Crowd Pleaser,At-home Dessert,Special Occasion,Treat Yourself,Personal Gift,Business Gift,Holiday Gift

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Send some fudge brownie love to those you love on Grandparents Day

"Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love." - Author Unknown

fudge brownies, grandparents dayIf you're lucky enough to live near your grandparents, let them know how special they are with a visit on Sunday, Grandparents Day. Depending on how active the grandparents are, your day could be as strenuous as listening to music on the living room couch, or playing football in the park.

Even if you don't live close to your grandparents, let them know you're thinking of them by sending a gourmet gift from Fairytale Brownies. What a treat it would be to receive a delicious batch of fudge brownies or a cookie gift from a loved one. Usually it's the Grandma that bakes the dessert!

I'm not a grandparent yet, but many friends and most of my siblings have been granted that honor. I've seen the love they have for their children and it doesn't compare to the love they have for the grandchildren. It's like someone sprinkled fairy dust on them and their "happy place" IS their...

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Celebrate birthdays and other occasions with Pumpkin Spice Brownies!

It has finally arrived. Time for me to say farewell to my 20’s and hello 30’s! My birthday is in just a few short days. You know what I love about having a birthday in September, indulging in all those fall flavors! Yes, I am one of the many people who go crazy over pumpkin! Pumpkin latte, pumpkin beer, and now I am so excited to say… Pumpkin Brownies!

Yes, Fairytale Brownies new seasonal flavor this year is the Pumpkin Spice Brownie. Have any family or friends who have a birthday in September like me? Don't just send brownies, send them a Pumpkin Spice Brownie Gift! We have our new Birthday Pumpkin Spice Combo and new Birthday Pumpkin Spice Half-Dozen. Maybe your recipient enjoys pumpkin, but doesn’t go quite as nuts for it as me. That’s fine! Order them a Birthday Dozen Choose Your Own and throw in as many pumpkin brownies as you think will suffice.

Our Pumpkin Spice gifts come in many different occasions, so you have many different excuses to spread the joy of the pumpkin flavor! Your...

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Wonderful sugar-free gourmet brownies

01Parrot from Bozeman, MT reviewed the http://www.brownies.com.
About Me: Discerning Shopper,Repeat Buyer,Chocolate Lover

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com: You would never know these gourmet brownies are sugar free. They have a wonderful texture and true brownie flavor. The service was great and delivery was fast.
Pros: Delicious,Freshness,Sugar free,Gourmet Taste,Individually Wrapped
Best Uses: Treat Yourself,Personal Gift,At-home Dessert,Crowd Pleaser

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