Custom Photo Brownie Gift for the Graduate!

This December was very exciting as my family initiated another Sun Devil alumni into the family! My niece Ashley (middle in the pic below) graduated on December 19th from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Arizona State University. This marks the 7th member of my family to become an ASU alumni. Very exciting!

I wanted to mark this occasion by giving her a special keepsake to commemorate the event. I ordered a custom photo brownie gift from Fairytale Brownies and uploaded a high resolution ASU logo along with a personalized gift message to be printed on the lid. This way, once the yummy brownies inside were gobbled up, she could store her college memories, such as her mortar board tassel, commencement invitations, pictures, etc...

Earlier this year, I wrote about another Fairytale Brownies employee who had the same custom keepsake gift tin idea. Except he ordered 9 different keepsake tins to send to each one of his daughters...

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Cookie baskets for the obsessed Cookie Clicker in your life

When we see cookies and obsession in the same sentence, we think the writer is talking about our cookie baskets. In one recent article, however, the author wasn’t even talking about real cookies.

Brian Crecente recently wrote about the “obsessive, increasingly large fan following” for the game Cookie Clicker on the gaming website Polygon. Here’s his brief overview of Cookie Clicker.

“Players have to click on a cookie to produce a cookie. Those cookies can, in turn, be used to increase cookie production through the purchase of virtual grandmas, farms, time machines and the like. There is no goal in the game beyond producing cookies at an ever increasing rate. My game, for instance, currently produces a smidge more than 28 billion cookies a second.” (You can read his full story here.)

peanut butter cookie gift

Now, we understand a cookie obsession. But 28 billion cookies per second? Yikes!

Besides, those cookies aren’t even real! You may be better off with our Cookie Extravaganza which includes 72 cookies in your...

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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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Gourmet brownies and Crossroads Guitar Festival music combine for a holiday gift package

Although I know of some highly organized individuals who have managed to finish their holiday shopping, I’m not one of them. If you’re like me and are still considering gift options, you might be interested in this week’s Fairytale Brownies giveaway.

gourmet browniesFairytale Brownies was proud to be a part of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 held at New York’s Madison Square Garden this past spring. Musicians were treated to gourmet brownies during the festival, and from what we can tell by the video clips, the brownies did their job. Energy was high!

Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival brings the world’s greatest musicians together to perform and raise funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a chemical dependency treatment and education facility founded by Eric Clapton.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was recorded and is available on two Blu-ray discs or as two DVDs. Audio highlights from the festival have been released as a 2-CD set featuring...

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A Peak Inside Fairytale Brownies Holiday Rush

As the holidays approach, it's getting busier and busier at Fairytale Brownies and the annual brownie scramble is on! The crews are working overtime to make sure every gourmet brownie gift is packed and ready to ship to chocolate lovers around the world. There is still plenty of time to order your goodies, just check out www.brownies.com. We have something to please everyone on your gift list - from fudgy brownies, to yummy cookies and scrumptious bars!

Pallets and pallets of Fairytale Brownies Gifts.

 

The warehouse dock prepped for loading the UPS trailers.

 

UPS trailer almost fully loaded and ready to pull.

 

 

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Gourmet Cookie S'mores

One of my favorite things about winter is cozying up next to a warm fire! This year I was a little more adventurous and went winter camping. Of course here in Arizona, it didn't get below freezing, but I did appreciate that camp fire. A great past time around the fire is roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Yum! This time, however, I decided to give it a Fairytale Brownies twist by making Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores. It was simple, fun, and delicious! Follow this recipe and instructions to make your own gourmet cookie s'mores!
 
You will need:
Fairytale Brownies' Peanut Butter Cookies- Two for each s'more you would like to make. Simply visit our website at brownies.com and order yourself a cookie delivery! You can buy in bulk and save, or order a cookie gift. I recommend the Peanut Butter Cookies, but try experimenting with other flavors as well!
Large Marshmallows
Chocolate Bar- I used Hershey
A metal wire or stick for roasting
 
Directions:
Start by laying your ingredients out at the...
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Fear the fork or fear the tree; but tailgate with Fairytale Brownies

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.

gourmet browniesFairytale 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.

We couldn't...

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Dec 3rd is #GivingTuesday -- Join In!

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:

  • Share what inspires you about #GivingTuesday across your social networks.  Click here to join as a social media ambassador.
  • Share your #GivingTuesday and #unslefie today! Take a "selfie" with a caption explainging how or why you and/or your friends are "giving" this year. Don't forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #unselfie and post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter - share with friends! See examples here.
  • Share your story here by submitting your past, current or future #GivingTuesday moment.

 

As an organization, Fairytale Brownies supports St. Vincent De Paul...

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12 holiday recipes for fudgy chocolate brownies, gourmet cookies, and more

holiday brownie and cookie giftsThe holiday season is a season for treats. One easy way to deliver is to order fudgy chocolate brownies and gourmet cookies from Fairytale Brownies. Baking treats yourself is another option.

The Associated Press compiled a list of 12 fruit-inspired cookie recipes perfect for the holiday season. You can see the recipes at MassLive.com of Western Massachusetts.

The list includes honeyed apricot tassies, cherry lime brownies, oatmeal blues drop cookies, strawberry pistachio icebox cookies, no-bake cranberry coconut bites, mango marshmallow bars, apple-orange spice drops, peanut butter and jelly cookies, ice cream cone caramel date bars, sweet-and-salty kitchen sink cookies, brown butter fig thumbprint cookies, and tropical almond macaroons.

We’re particularly interested in the oatmeal blues drop cookie, which the Associated Press described as:

“Everyone loves a basic oatmeal cookie. But these are no ordinary oatmeal cookies. In addition to studding them with chewy, sweet dried blueberries,...

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Gourmet brownies for office meetings, family parties, or the USC football team

large gourmet brownie gift basketThe University of Southern California football team has been on a roll since firing Lane Kiffin and promoting Ed Orgeron to head coach.

According to the New York Times, one of Orgeron’s first decisions was to reinstate dessert at team meals. To quote the Times: "His reasoning: If you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll want to block for you.”

That seems like sound logic to us!

It’s unlikely that you have a locker room full of hungry college students to feed. But you may need to order brownies – lots of brownies! – for an office meeting or family party. Here are two selections from our crowd pleasers menu for big gatherings.

Weighing in at over 18 pounds, Extravaganza Delights is the ultimate gourmet brownie sampler! It includes an assortment of 12 Fairytale Brownies, 60 Fairytale Sprites, 18 Magic Morsels, 48 Fairytale Cookies and 9 Fairytale Bars.

While not quite as large as the Extravaganza Delights, our Morsel Extravaganza offers a wealth of variety in small samples. The gift includes a...

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