Back-to-school tip: Send brownies as a student care package

Back-to-school season is an exciting time around Fairytale Brownies. That’s partially because we’re only a few miles down the road from Arizona State University. It’s so fun to see the students return to town! student care package brownies

It’s also exciting because we’re so busy. It seems families have caught onto the tip that brownies make a great student care package. I mean, no one wants to move back into the dorms on an empty stomach. Right?

So, a tip for the families of college students: Send brownies or cookie baskets. And here are five tips for college students as they return to campus this month.

1. Get to know your campus. Most colleges offer study areas, computer labs, tutoring services, and more. It’s up to you to find these resources and take advantage of them. After all, that’s what they’re there for!

2. Don’t schedule back-to-back classes. There are few things more exhausting than sitting through back-to-back lectures.  

3. Take a break … but keep it short. After every hour or so of studying, take a...

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Sweet apartments for cookie-loving football fans

We recently stumbled across a news item that made us hungry for cookie baskets … and a little football! cookie baskets for football fans

According to Mark Holmberg of WTVR in Richmond, Va., a long-abandoned cookie factory is being converted into high-end apartments. Just another real estate deal? Hardly!

The cookie factory-turned-apartment complex is right next door to the Washington Redskins' brand new practice facility. Once the renovation is complete, tenants will be treated to freeway access, a gym, a swimming pool, plenty of parking … and an overlook of Redskins training camp for three weeks every summer.

That’s quite a selling point in a football-crazed country. Of course, the cookie factory was already a pretty sweet hunk of real estate. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) The historic building opened as the Southern Biscuit Works in 1899. It was most recently known as the FFV Interbake Cookie and Cracker Factory.

Brian McNeal, a member of the partnership of developers transforming the factory into an apartment complex,...

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Gourmet brownies are perfect for the royal baby in your family

Boy, gourmet brownies Everyone loves a fairytale. And when the story includes a baby, well, we women love it even more!

A new little prince was born to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William yesterday and the world rejoiced. Most of us only know the couple from a distance via the media, but that didn't stop us from sharing their baby news with everyone yesterday: It's a Boy!

Now we wait to catch a glimpse of his beautiful face, hear his name and watch him live happily ever after.

At Fairytale Brownies, two mamas, two grandmas, and a great aunt (me!) are still waiting for our own "royal" babies to be born. With each birth announcement, we are so filled with joy for the family. The births may not make the world news, but each one is royal news in our world.

Of course we'll celebrate the births with gourmet brownies, gift baskets of cookies and food gifts galore. With so many varieties of Fairytale treats, even the most disinterested relative will enjoy visiting the new addition to the family.

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It's a Girl! Custom Label Cookies Make a Great Baby Shower Favor

 

I recently hosted a baby shower for my daughter Jen who is pregnant with her first child. Needless to say, I'm thrilled at the mere thought of becoming a Grammy as I've waited a very long time! Planning the baby shower was so much fun especially selecting the favor to give each guest. We wanted to give something special, unique, and memorable that every guest would enjoy. The first gift that came to mind was Fairytale Custom Label Cookies!

 We worked with our Custom Order Department here at Fairytale Brownies to customize the cookie labels and we were so happy with the end result! The labels were designed with the shower theme, name, date, and signature colors of the baby's room, green & pink! (Did I mention it's a girl??) We selected our four favorite flavors of Fairytale Cookies: Caramel Pecan, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Coconut Walnut; each topped with a custom label. The oohs and aahs of the guests as they reached into the basket to get their treats certainly made us...

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Thank you food gifts for soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors

patriotic brownies as thank you food giftsMemorial Day is a time to remember and honor the many men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

At Fairytale Brownies, we respect and appreciate the sacrifice of our military members. In addition to offering our brownie gifts and cookie baskets in patriotic red, white, and blue packaging, we send 10 thank you food gifts to U.S. soldiers deployed worldwide every month.

This initiative is conducted through Soldiers' Angels, which is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families.

Soldiers’ Angels was founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers. Today, hundreds of thousands of "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of ways.

We’re proud to do our part to support our brave military personnel. Thank you for all you do.

It’s easy for you to send patriotic...

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Kitchen catastrophe? Next time order brownie gifts or cookie baskets

If baking brownies, cookies, and other gourmet desserts was easy, we’d all do it. Right? Well, most of us certainly try. And most of us succeed. At least most of the time.

And then some times, we don’t. Instead, we’re left with no other option but to laugh at ourselves and our cringe-worthy kitchen catastrophes. In these moments, we probably wonder why we didn’t just order brownie gifts or cookie baskets instead.  

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these pictures of ultimate baking failures are worth a thousand laughs.

(Thank you to good-natured Reddit users for posting their embarrassing photos and to Huffington Post for collecting 14 of the best into an article entitled: Cookie Fail: Reasons You Should Be Easier On Yourself When You Mess Up.)

We’ve included two of our favorite cookie fails in this post. For example, check out the picture above of peanut butter cookies that were so hard that they broke the spatula. Or, enjoy the photo below of chocolate chip cookies that seem...

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Pinterest is a sweet addiction for Fairytale Brownies

pinterest, fudge brownie, Fairytale BrowniesFor those who haven't discovered Pinterest, you're missing out. The content sharing service is as addicting as a fudgy brownie from Fairytale Brownies.

Pinterest is the site where people "pin" images or videos onto a board organized by topic. Whatever your interest, you can create a board to chronicle it. I am the pinner for Fairytale Brownies' Pinterest boards and I think I like Fairytale's boards better than my own!

Some of the topics we pin include: Recipes, Enchantment, The Magic of Purple, We Believe in Play, and In a Word. You could expect to see inspiring quotes, children at play, recipes using brownies, the color purple, and anything related to Fairytale's brand.

As our fan base grows, look for Pinterest contests to win brownie gifts and cookie baskets.

Know someone who's having a birthday? In addition to Fairytale Brownies birthday gifts, our Birthday Favorites board includes DIY ideas to make the party extra special.

Need a clever way to celebrate a summer's day? Of...

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Brownie Gift Baskets

Brownie Gift BasketsAre you looking for a delicious, gourmet brownie gift basket? Fairytale Brownies has been baking and shipping gourmet brownie gifts worldwide since 1992. Fairytale Brownies are baked from scratch using fine ingredients like imported Callebaut Belgian chocolate, premium grade AA butter and farm fresh eggs. The fudgy brownies, chewy cookies and buttery bars are individually wrapped , hand packed in attractive packaging and shipped worldwide. All brownies, cookies and bars are certified kosher.

There are many gift baskets to choose from, which include special occasion gifts such as Happy Birthday, Thank you,Thinking of You and Get Well. To find out more information about Fairytale Brownies, visit our story. To order brownies online, visit brownies.com. We also have 24-hour customer service which can be reached at 800.FAIRYTALE. 

Pictured right: Fairytale Medley $29.95: They'll experience every flavor (Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream Cheese, Espresso Nib, Mint Chocolate, Original, Peanut...

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Brownie baskets and cookie gifts for the tree-hugger in your life

April is a big month for tree-huggin’ hippies like me across America and around the globe.

On Monday April 22, environmentally-concerned citizens worldwide will celebrate Earth Day. And on Friday April 26, tree-loving Americans will celebrate Arbor Day.

Since its inception in Nebraska way back in 1872, Arbor Day has spread to every continent although it’s held on various days throughout the year.

So, how do you celebrate with the tree-hugger in your life? Perhaps you’ll consider sending cookie gifts or a brownie gift basket wrapped in our festive and flowery springtime bands.

Now, at Fairytale Brownies, we love our cookies. They taste amazing and look darn good too.

However, we can’t match the artistry of Japan’s 23-year-old wunderkind Risa Hirai, who uses colored icing to paint intricate bonsai trees onto vanilla cookies. Her work has become so famous that it was recently displayed at Gallery Tokyo Humanité.

There’s only one downside. You can’t look at them after you’ve eaten them.

“I often...

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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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