Stay Cool Through Dog Days of Summer With Gourmet Brownies

gourmet browniesAccording to the Old Farmer's Almanac, July 3 marks the beginning of the Dog Days of Summer because it coincides with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Although the rising of Sirius doesn't affect the weather, temperatures seem to climb as well as our cravings for frozen treats.

Our Fairytale Brownies buddy, Chuy, isn't concerned about the Dog Star or the weather. But he is serious about gourmet brownies... and buttery bars... and, of course, chewy "chuy" cookies.

Chuy recommends using Fairytale Brownies treats for all of your summer desserts. Store fudge brownies, cookies and bars in the freezer and thaw as needed. (Some customers enjoy our products frozen!) Serve Fairytale Brownies treats by themselves or as a part of a frozen confection like an Ice Cream Sandwich or Ice Cream Sundae. Or create a brownie trifle, a brownie parfait, or a brownie pie.

Keep cool through the Dog Days of Summer with gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies.

 

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Celebrate Chocolate Day with Belgian Chocolate Brownies

July 7th is Chocolate Day, and what better way to celebrate it than with some Belgian chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies? When you first take a bite of our rich, fudge brownies you will amaze at the decadent flavor. The reason our brownies taste so delicious is because we start with premium ingredients like farm-fresh eggs and real creamery butter. Of course the star ingredient is the chocolate, more specifically, imported Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate!

When you taste Fairytale Brownies the chocolate is sweet and oh so yummy, but did you know the chocolate you taste actually came from a vegetable? Yes, chocolate is produced from the exotic cocoa bean trees which grow in the warm and humid equatorial belt. The trees produce cocoa beans, and the seeds inside are harvested, dried, cleaned, and then roasted. The shell is then removed to produce cocoa nibs, which are then put into grinders so that they can first be ground coarsely, then to a super fine cocoa liquor. Cocoa butter...

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Order brownies to celebrate baseball season

order brownies for a baseball gameThis summer, much of the world’s attention has been on soccer and the World Cup. That’s fine by us, but let’s be honest about one thing.

In this country, summertime is all about baseball.

During baseball season, you might bring a gift basket of bite-size Magic Morsels to a celebration of your Little League team’s last game. Or you might order brownies by the half-dozen to sneak into a big league game with the family.

Or, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you could bake a gift basket full of baseball-themed treats.

The Gunny Sack blogger Tonia posted a fun recipe for baking cookie cups in the shape of baseball caps. We love the idea of letting the kids decorate the cookie cups in their team colors after they emerge from the oven.

Tonia explained the inspiration behind the cookies on her blog.

“The last time that I made cookie cups, a few of them overflowed in the mini muffin tin. When I popped them out once they were cool, I noticed that the when they were upside down, they looked like baseball...

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Buy cookies. Don’t steal them from Subway.

send cookies in summery packagingWhen it comes time to send cookies to loved ones, there are a few approaches available. You can buy cookies from Fairytale Brownies. Or, you can follow the lead of two criminals who recently stole cookies from Subway.

(Hopefully, you’ll choose the former.)

That’s right. Earlier this summer, two different men in two different states stole cookies from Subway. That’s two cookie thefts in one week! Stick that in the “what is this world coming to” file.

According to the Sun Sentinel of South Florida, detectives in Broward County were on the hunt for a man who hopped the counter of a Subway to grab cash from the register after becoming enraged by the cost of his cookie.

That same week, in our home state of Arizona, Tucson News Now reported that a man stole an entire rack of cookies from Subway before fleeing on foot. (As a Sun Devil, I’m obliged to report that the man was wearing a University of Arizona sweatshirt.)

Remember kids. Crime doesn’t pay. If you want your own desserts, buy cookies in...

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Fairytale Brownies offers free shipping on select special occasion gifts

It's officially summer! Although temperatures might not seem to be cooperating in your neck of the woods, here in Arizona, the sun is burnin' bright. Most of our Fairytale Brownies customers know that once our temps consistently reach 100, we charge an extra $2 to ship each gift with reusable ice packs and Styrofoam insulation. But for a limited time, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on select special occasion gifts.

Are you having a July 4th party next week? Order your gourmet brownies now. Is someone having a birthday? Send a brownie gift with free shipping. Need to thank someone or congratulate them? Free standard shipping.

It's important to plan accordingly. During the summer months we only ship Monday through Wednesday (standard delivery) so that brownie gifts won't sit in a un-airconditioned shipping warehouse over the weekend.

When you receive your fudge brownies, the ice packs will be melted and the brownies may be warm and soft. This is normal. Put the ice packs in the freezer and...

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New Happy Summer Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

I know for many of you it was a long, harsh winter. Even though it never really gets that cold here in Phoenix, I felt for my relatives and friends during that "winter vortex" that swept across much of the country. Just looking at the pictures on Facebook made me shiver. But it's time to forget the cold and enjoy this long awaited summer! What better way to do that than to wish all your friends a happy summer than with our new Happy Summer gourmet brownie gifts!

Your recipients will be delighted when they are greeted by a cheery Happy Summer Band wrapped around a box full of delicious fudge brownies, chewy cookies, and golden bars! Nothing brings a smile to the face like a surprise, 'just because' gift showing up on their doorstep. Fairytale treats are also great to bring to outdoor BBQ's and picnics! Each treat is individually wrapped so they stay fresh and can be easily stored. Bring a Summer Sprite 24 to your next summer party, and you will become the most popular person there. Or,...

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An American Creation - Mouthwatering Mail-Order Gourmet Brownies!

While Americans display their patriotism through service, song, and ceremony, Fairytale Brownies displays patriotism through the baking and shipping of our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars. For more than 21 years, our mail-order brownie company has baked and shipped gourmet treats right here in the great state of Arizona. We are very proud to bake locally and ship brownie gifts produced right here in the US. 

Our fudge brownies, chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars are baked with the finest ingredients - US grade AA farm fresh eggs and real creamery butter. Each treat is individually wrapped and then hand packed in whimsical gift packaging that is produced right here in the US. Our Classic gift box has a chocolate brown exterior with a purple and white-starred folding flap closure and matte-silver lined interior and is manufactured in the state of Utah, while our Enchanted gift box is a sturdy set-up design with a white base and purple lid lined with white magical stars is...

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Shop Brownies Gifts From Anywhere!

More and more people are viewing their emails and browsing the internet on mobile devises. These days you can really shop anywhere, and Fairytale Brownies wants to make it easy and convenient for you to shop for brownie gifts, wherever you are.

Coming this fall, Fairytale Brownies will be launching our mobile store! The design and layout is created specifically for mobile devices. This means a simpler shopping and checkout process, with larger buttons and easy browsing.  

You are running around town, shopping, taking the kids to practice, and then you suddenly remember that it is your favorite aunt’s birthday is a few days. No problem! Quickly order a brownie gift right from your phone! Just had a great meeting with a client? Order an impressive follow-up gift before you even leave the building! With our new mobile store you can send brownies from anywhere! 

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Coming Soon . . . NEW Brownies.com mobile site!

One of the big projects that I've been working on this year is to get a mobile version of brownies.com up and running for our customers. I've been working on this project for over a year, and I am very happy to report that we are very close to launching a mobile version of brownies.com that will work on any mobile device you have. This will be very helpful to our many customers who are subscribed to our email promotions (also newly mobile optimized!) and receive shipping or percent off email offers (if you're not signed up for email promotions, click here to join). They can now click through their email and go directly to our mobile site for a quick purchase!

Additionally, customers who visit brownies.com by finding us through thier mobile devices web search can click on the returned search link and visit the mobile store for easy quick shop. For the past few years I've been watching statistics on the percentage of consumers use their mobile devices to shop online and that number keeps...

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Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches

Now that summer has "un"officially started (here in AZ it's been record temps all week, 110o and above), it's time to break out the ice cream recipes to cool off! Fairytale Brownies Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect fudgy chocolate brownies mixed with cool, vanilla bean ice cream smothered in the middle to refresh yourself after a hot afternoon. Here's the recipe:

  • 12 Fairytale Brownies (of any flavor). Pick brownies up at your local retailer (see locations here), or visit brownies.com and order brownies online for delivery. 
  • 1 1/2 quart premium Vanilla Bean ice cream (we used Alden's premium organic ice cream)
  • Wax paper and twine for wrapping

Directions: Refrigerate the brownies for 30 minutes or longer. Unwrap the brownies and slice in half by carefully placing them on their sides and slowly pressing a knife through each one. Place about three heaping tablespoons of ice cream on the bottom slice. Smooth out the ice cream and place on the top half. Wrap each brownie ice cream sandwich...

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