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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3 Ways to Celebrate Easter with Gourmet Brownies

magic morsel easter eggsI can't believe t's almost Easter already (the first of two in my house - my husband is Greek, so in a few more weeks we'll celebrate Greek Easter, too)! I have to admit, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays as a kid. I loved hunting for eggs, LOVED marshmallow Peeps (still do), and I've always loved the idea of new beginnings. I also loved spring in the Midwest, as the ground thawed and little signs of new life and budding plants were everywhere. I don't get that part in Phoenix this time of year (it's already 90 degrees), but I do still have that sense of new beginnings. And an urge to declutter! But I digress.

One thing I have grown to love in the nearly seven years I've worked here at Fairytale Brownies is finding ways to incorporate our fudgy chocolate brownies into our Easter celebrations. Here are three ways to celebrate Easter with our gourmet brownies:

  • Purchase mail order brownies to share with family and friends who join you for your Easter festivities. We have a wide...
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Vote for Fairytale Brownies in Goldbely's "Munch Madness!"

 

If you haven't yet heard of Goldbely, you're missing out. Goldbely is a team of food explorers who set out to discover the most unique and delicious gourmet foods and gifts in America and make them available to you, regardless of your location! They are based out of New York, NY, but you can visit them online at https://www.goldbely.com/ and order anything from Katz's legendary Pastrami on Rye sandwich to Cafe du Monde's world famous Beignets and coffee to be delivered right to your front door.

When Goldbely approached us in 2012 and asked if Fairytale Brownies would like to partner, we jumped at the chance. To be included with iconic brands such as Zabar's and Pat LaFrieda is exciting. We're not just talking about desserts here, Goldbely includes sweets, meats, seafoods and snacks in their lineup, the delicious possibilities are endless!

During March, Goldbely is promoting a Facebook Like contest called Munch Madness, where they've taken the gourmet purveyors featured on their site,...

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Creating Fairytale Brownies recipe video was a tasty experience

Fairytale Brownies Browned Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingWith each of our Spring/Summer catalog drops this year, the cover features a simple, yet delicious DIY recipe to enhance our gourmet Fairytale brownies, cookies and bars. Here is our Spring cover photo featuring the latest recipe, Fairytale Browned Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. David and I had a lot of fun making our latest recipe video -- This recipe is super yummy and only uses five ingredients.

I frosted fudge chocolate brownies and made sandwich cookies using several of our gourmet cookie flavors. Of course, we all sampled the creations when we were done, and my daughter took a few wrapped up to share with friends that day at the park.

If you would like to receive our Fairytale Brownies catalog, click here to get on the mailing list. For those with smart phones, we provide a QR code on page 2 of the catalog for quick reference to the recipe and video! 

 

 

 

 

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Drop your business card into the Fairytale fish bowl for a chance to win a dozen gourmet brownies

Chances are, if you've ever been inside our store at the Fairytale Brownies bakery, you've dropped a business card into our fish bowl for a chance to win a Fairytale Dozen. This month, your chances of winning are pretty good because there are only SIX entries in the bowl!

The sign says that those who put their card into the bowl not only will be entered in the monthly drawing, but they will be added to our mailing list for catalogs and email specials. This doesn't mean that you only can enter once. Each time you come into the bakery, you are allowed to drop a card in the bowl. Of course, we only put your name on our mailing list one time, so don't worry about receiving a zillion catalogs or emails if you enter more than once.

When you win, we will notify you via phone or email to schedule a pick up. If you are visiting from another state (not Arizona), we will ship the fudgy chocolate brownies to you.

While visiting the bakery, you might want to watch the bakers through our viewing...

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Send brownies or send cookies on Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Peanut butter cookie giftDid you know that March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day?

At Fairytale Brownies, we love peanut butter too! That’s why we’ve included peanut butter varieties of our mail order brownie and cookie gifts.

While you ponder whether you would send brownies or send cookies to the peanut butter lover in your life, here are some fun facts about peanut butter:

  • The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandhiches before graduating from high school.
  • Arms race! Although peanuts are native to Central America, the United States and China are the leading exporters of the yummy spread.
  • Ernest Hemingway added thick onion slices to his peanut butter sandwiches. Elvis Presley enjoyed sandwiches made with peanut butter, banana and bacon.
  • Peanut butter is helping to fight malnutrition in famine-stricken areas. Plumpy’nut contains 500 calories, doesn’t require refrigeration, and is ready to eat out of the package!
  • Got gum in your hair? Leave the scissors in the drawer! Peanut butter...
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