Celebrate Spring with Gourmet Brownies!

Fairytale Brownies Spring 2014 Catalogs are in the mail! The cover shot features two delicious gourmet brownies served with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, surrounded by colorful Italian Sodas. Just looking at it makes my mouth water and gets me excited for Spring. But why just look, when we can taste! Let's recreate this delicious spread!

First, we need to make sure we have our gourmet brownies. If you do not yet receive our catalogs in the mail, then make sure to Request a Free Catalog. You can also order brownies online at brownies.com. Ordering is easy and gift options are numerous! The flavors of brownies in the catalog cover shot are White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl, so either purchase a gift with these flavors included, or you can also shop bulk and get a dozen of just one flavor. 

Once your brownie delivery has arrived, cut up fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Place them around the brownies on a plate. I don't know about you, but I love the...

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A Twenty Year Fairytale with Fairytale Brownies!

I never thought I'd still be here, but twenty years later here I am still working at Fairytale Brownies, and what a Fairytale it's been!

This "Fairytale Journey" (as I call it) began when I answered a want ad in the Arizona State University school paper.  At the time I was hired to sell our delicious gourmet Belgian chocolate brownies at street fairs, festivals and farmer's markets across the Valley.  I also helped out wherever I was needed - in a small entrepreneurial start-up, everyone does everything.  Some days that meant cracking eggs to help Mike (Eileen's husband and our first baker) and Ron (neighborhood friend, baker, band member) in the kitchen, delivering brownies to grocery stores, working our tiny retail shop, taking orders over the phone. . . the list goes on and on!  As the word got out and we attended more events, people began asking if we would ship Fairytale Brownies to family and friends, so we did, and that's how the mail order aspect of the business came to be.  Now...

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Delicious mail order blondies dress up nicely for special occasions

The next time you receive a mail order gift from Fairytale Brownies and Lemon Blondies are in the box, you might want to try this recipe and serve it at the next special dessert occasion.

mail order browniesLEMON COCONUT RASPBERRY PARFAIT

1 package (3.4 oz) coconut instant pudding

Raspberry preserves or spread

Flaked coconut

4 Fairytale Brownies Lemon Blondies

Whipped topping

Prepare pudding as directed and refrigerate. When ready to serve, cut one blondie into 8 small pieces. Place three pieces into a parfait dish. Spoon some pudding on top of the pieces. Add three more blondie pieces and spoon a little more pudding on top of them. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of raspberry preserves over the mixture. Put a dollop of whipped topping on top and the remaining two lemon pieces.Then sprinkle coconut flakes over the top. Serve. Makes 4 dishes.

(This recipe was tested on two very frank 20-year-olds and they approved.)

Of course, if parfaits aren't your thing, our Lemon Blondies are delicious all by themselves, right out of the...

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Spreading joy with mail order brownies

Here is a true Fairytale from our customer, Rosa, in Kentucky:

Once Upon a Time...

I ordered three dozen brownies last week, all going in a different direction. One dozen for myself, one dozen for our daughter Michelle and one dozen for our adopted daughter Carly. Our post office had been closed for one hour last Saturday when I realized my brownies were inside the post office. I squatted down, looked inside my post office box, heard a voice in the back and bribed the postman with the promise of a brownie if he would let me have my package, which he did. Today, Carly send me a video of our granddaughter Callan (14 months old) crying for one more bite of a Fairytale Brownie! She gave her a bite, threw the wrapper in the trash and the baby stood by the trash can crying.

Fairytale Brownies Dozen

Then I emailed Rosa, "May I share this story of spreading joy to your family through brownie deliveries, brownie bribes, little ones wanting more?" and "How did you first hear about us?"

She said...

Eileen, Yes you may share...

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Brownies Delivered - Worldwide!

We love to hear our customers' feedback after they've eaten or shared a Fairytale fudge brownie, chewy cookie or buttery bar. This message came from Megan S.:

brownies delivered"My mom sent a big box of brownies for me to share with my office at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. We work such long hours that we really need a boost from time to time, and getting mail is the most exciting part of our day (good excitment- there is plenty of bad excitment). We were all SO happy to get these brownies! People can't stop talking about how wonderful they are, and its been very distracting... one of our paralegals threatened to fall asleep at his desk since he ate three in a row and was full and happy and wanted a nap. Thanks for the great brownies, and thanks for making the extra effort to ship them all the way to Afghanistan."

Soon after I asked her if we could print her comment, she replied with another one:

"People keep coming to my desk today to ask me if I have more. (I only have a few left out of my big box, so I...

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Send Brownies to help "burn the midnight oil"

The summer months are huge for me as that's when I am tasked with planning and completing improvements to the brownies.com website. Starting in September, website traffic significantly increases because that's when our new Fall/Holiday catalogs drop in-home (if you're not on our mailing list, join here), and our new gift packaging and brownie/bar/cookie flavors become available. The new things happening this year are: New Fairytale Bar flavors: Lemon Blondie and Cinnamon Crumb, New Sparkling Towers, New Fairytale Towers, New Wish Box, New Celebrate The Season Band, and New Happy New Year Band. Click here for more info on our new products.

Aside of the new gifts becoming available, the marketing department brainstorms what kind of improvements we'd like to have for the website, and I have the summer months to manage those programming projects. Depending on the size of the project, I have several people that I work hand-in-hand with to get large functionality changes complete. I work...

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Printing Catalogs for Gourmet Brownie Gifts

I was fortunate enough to join my collegaue Erin on a trip to Minominee Falls, Wisconsin to check on the printing of our catalogs for the upcoming Fall/Holiday season! We spent time looking over each page of our delicous gourmet brownies, cookies, and bars and making sure our brownie gifts look as good as they taste. It is a good thing we brought some with us, because it is hard looking at so many pages of delicious treats and not wanting to eat some! 

If you want to send mail order brownies this holiday season, head over here to make sure your name is on our mailing list! 

Printer Control Panel with proofs of our catalogs

Thousands of Fairytale Brownies Catalogs go whizzing by...

... and up!!

A robot takes the printed stacks of catalogs and arranges them on a palete

Print Samples of the Fall/Holiday Season Catalogs

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Fairytale Brownies 2013 Fall/Holiday Catalogs Coming Soon!

It's almost that time . . . Fairytale Brownies 2013 Fall/Holiday Catalogs are coming to your mailbox soon! Erin, our graphic designer has been very busy putting together our holiday catalogs and will be sending the files to the printer in the next week. Before the catalog goes to print however, each of us in the Marketing Department gets a printout of the entire catalog covers, core, and back covers for proofing. The picture I snapped below is what my printout looked like, and this is one of the Christmas Gifts spreads.

This years catalog covers are deliciously appetizing -- there are 10 different covers in all. Depending whether you are a business buyer or a consumer buyer will depend on which catalog you receive. The picture below is what our consumer Holiday cover looks like; featuring a White Chocolate brownie and a Cream Cheese brownie gently swimming in rich pomegranate sauce. 

Fairytale Brownies also has a few new brownie gifts making their debut this Fall. We have dazzling new...

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Fairytale Brownies offers tours for corporate customers

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Most people ordering corporate or business gifts online never realize all the TLC and Fairytale magic put into those custom food gifts. For our corporate customers interested in getting to know us better, we open our doors and roll out the purple carpet for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fairytale Bakery.

The most recent VIP tour was given to the great people at Chicago Title in Chandler, Ariz. They watched firsthand as our fudge brownies, gourmet cookies and buttery bars were being baked, hand packed in our custom-designed packaging and shipped.

As a finale for our tours, we share our Custom Fairytale Gift line with the touring company. In this instance, Chicago Title experienced what their clients or employees will feel when receiving mail order brownies from them. We can print any color logo or photo directly onto a favor box or keepsake tin, onto a gift band for our classic boxes or onto a tower gift tag.

If your company is interested in buying brownie gifts from Fairytale Brownies...

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Happy Anniversary -- Celebrate with Brownie Gifts

Happy Anniversary Brownie GiftsLast week, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary; it's hard to believe it's been 5-years already. Seems like yesterday we were exchanging our vows and getting ready to start life as a married couple. Since we JUST bought a house last month, and we're still in the midst of unpacking, we decided to play our anniversary low key this year. Exchange small gifts, and the traditional celebration dinner.

I didn't hold up my end of the bargain on the small gift thing. My 'small' gift entailed of going to the nursery and buying him a new Citrus tree for the yard as well as a Rosemary plant for the deck. I also sent a Happy Anniversary Fairytale Brownies gift (Happy Anniversary Sprite Dozen) to his work. He is a choco-holic like myself, so he looks forward to the occasional brownie gift in the mail (I've cut down on bringing brownies home!). But we allow ourselves the occasional indulgence of gourmet treats when it's a special occasion.

Fairytale Brownies Happy Anniversary Gifts...

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