BizRate Platinum "Circle of Excellence" 2014 Winners

Every year BizRate Insights (a division of Connexity and one of the largest sources of consumer-generated reviews of online retailers in the United States) recognizes retailers who receive outstanding online customer satisfaction scores throughout a one-year period as rated by millions of verified online buyers. Fairytale Brownies has won this prestigious award for the past twelve consecutive years. What makes this award so special is that it is based on real customer feedback. Additionally, this year (2014) Fairytale Brownies placed in the Platinum Award category. The Platinum Award in awarded to retailers that not only achieve winner status, but also earn a score of at least 9 out of 10 in all seven key satisfaction areas reviewed for the award. Among the factors taking into consideration to be named a BizRate Circle of Excellence winner are:

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Product Selection
  • Ease of Finding
  • Repurchase Intent
  • On-time Delivery
  • Product Met Expectations
  • Customer Support

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Sweet Treats Are a Must at Every Wedding Reception

There's something about a wedding. Whether an extravagant affair or a simple civil ceremony, the romance of it all warms my heart.

gourmet browniesAlthough the celebration after the vows also can be extravagant or simple, one fact remains:. Something sweet ALWAYS is served. Cake, cupcakes, pie, candy, cookies, fudge brownies - as the official dessert or a gift favor takeaway, a sweet treat is required.

A good friend of mine in the Midwest was married this past summer.

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Although I couldn't make it to her bridal shower, I sent her a gift and some fudge brownies with her engagement photo on it to use as a keepsake box.

After receiving the gift, she remembered that our bite-sized Magic Morsels are wrapped in purple foil - the color of her bridesmaids' dresses! The Morsels would be a perfect fit as table favors for her reception.

She ordered them in bulk in a variety of flavors.

The Magic Morsels gourmet brownies were such a hit, that several people approached the mother of the bride with news that they spotted...

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Is the Dunkin’ Buddy the best cookie gift ever?

It’s rare, but it happens. Some transcendent innovations are just destined to change life as we know it. The wheel. The cotton gin. Sliced bread. You get it.

And, now, we can add the Dunkin’ Buddy to that short list … at least among those who believe that the best cookies are dunked cookies.

Gizmodo summed it up perfectly: “The Dunkin' Buddy is a simple tool that lets you completely submerge a couple of cookies in milk, without soaking your fingers. Using a magnet, it connects a cookie-holding tray to a handle on the outside of the glass, so your hands stay dry while you dunk.”

Brilliant!

According to their website, the Dunkin’ Buddy team is still working out the logistics of manufacturing for their patent-pending innovation. That’s too bad, because we think it’d be the perfect holiday pairing with cookie gifts from Fairytale Brownies.

In fact, with Cyber Monday upon us, we could see folks pairing the Dunkin’ Buddy with cookie gifts in Christmas bands or Holiday bands this year.

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5 ways we make ordering custom gifts easy

At Fairytale Brownies our goal is to "simplify gift giving and spread joy through gourmet chocolate brownies." For each one of the business services we create, we ask ourselves, "will this feature make the ordering process easier for the customer?" Especially when it comes to corporate gift giving and business gift giving. We understand that the business world is very hectic and the last thing that we have time for these days is to figure out how to send holiday gifts, or say thank you to referrals, clients and business associates alike.

Here are a few of the business services that Fairytale Brownies has implemented to ease the strain of ordering corporate gifts or business gifts for the holidays or for year-round incentive programs.

1) Custom logo gifts: Fairytale Brownies features delicious brownies, cookies and bars with distinctive packaging which can be personalized with your full-color logo or photo. Simply upload your high resolution logo or photo in .jpg format to order online....

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Great "Thinking of You" gourmet gift

Cindy from Gilbert, AZ reviewed the http://www.brownies.com.
About Me: Repeat Buyer,Discerning Shopper,Chocolate Lover,Personal Gift Giver

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com: I sent this gourmet gift to my best friends Dad who was just diagnosed with Cancer. I sent him a small gift of Fairytale Brownies last year for his Birthday and he loved them, so I decied to send Cookies this time to let him know I was thinking of him. He called to say, "Thank you", and to let me know that he loved the cookies.
Pros: Freshness,Good Value,Nice Presentation,Flavor Assortment,Delicious,Individually Wrapped,Gourmet Taste
Best Uses: Personal Gift

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Generous Customers Support KaBOOM! at Fairytale Open House

fudge browniesFairytale Brownies was prepared with plenty of $1 rejects for customers to purchase at last week's Open House, and our customers didn't disappoint. Generous "promoters of play" donated $2,000 to the national nonprofit KaBOOM! in just three hours!

Fairytale Brownies and KaBOOM! have been play partners since 2001. Since that time, we have contributed more than $100,000, along with brownies, cookies and countless volunteer hours working toward building safe places for children to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Fairytale Brownies customers help us promote play by donating funds at the end of their online purchases. We match ever dollar donated, up to $5,000 at the end of the year. Visit here to learn more about giving the gift of play.

A big thank you to all though who came by to purchase rejects, sample product and say hello to the Fairytale crew. It was so nice to chat with all of you!

Here are some other photos from our Open House last week:

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Send brownies as a branded office food gift

office food giftOn a recent visit to a client’s office, I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of snacks and sweets lying around. The kitchen was fully stocked with every munchies imaginable – from oatmeal to potato chips. And there was chocolate everywhere!

I must admit though. It wasn’t the best chocolate. I’m talking about those Halloween candy mixes. Meh.

I know exactly how I’ll thank that chocolate-loving client for their business moving forward. I’ll send brownie gift baskets with my logo on them! The next time you’re in the market for office food gifts, turn to Fairytale Brownies for a range of memorable options.

If your budget is limited, you can send a Custom Gift Favor for as little as $13.95. Small in size, but bountiful in taste, these brownie gift baskets delight your clients while building your brand.

If you really want to blow away your client, a Custom Gift Tower is the way to go. Our Majestic Tower is a soaring five-box tower with three sizes of brownies, classic Fairytale Cookies and buttery...

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Fairytale Brownies Wedding Gift Favors are a Hit!

So as I've mentioned before, sometimes I'll post customer comments that have been sent to us via our website contact-us form. This really cute comment came in last night and it was too enjoyable not to share! Below is a comment sent to us regarding our brownie gift favors being a hit at her daughters wedding:

"My daughter was trying to decide on favors for her wedding that weren't going to be left behind or stuffed in drawers when people got home. Their theme was kind of fantasy (think Tolkein) and obviously Fairytale Brownies were a great tie-in. Everyone got a dark purple take out food box with a cookie, sprite or bar and two magic morsels, which was a perfect fit! The wedding was Saturday. Then it got a little weird! I came to a table and found seven grown-ups playing "I'll trade you a..." which then extended to the table next to them. At another table, by the time we were coming in for introductions, the boxes were empty with just the wrappers to show for them. . . before dinner! No...

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10 amazing facts about brownies!

Sometimes at work with most of my focus on design, development and marketing, I sometimes forget that it's supposed to be a fun and lighthearted thing I'm doing. I mean we are talking about baking brownies, right? That's why I wanted to write about something fun today - so I decided to research fun facts about brownies. I was surprised at some of the facts I found, especially how the brownie was created. Who knew?! Hope you enjoy :)

  1. brownies There are three myths about the creation of brownies. #1, a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. #2, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And #3 and most popular, a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to service these "flattened" cakes to them. 
  2. The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. Unsweetened chocolate is normally used so more sugar is required to balance the bitterness.
  3. Fudgy brownies have minimum...
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Fall in Love with Pumpkin Spice Brownies at Fairytale's Anniversary Open House

Twenty-two years ago, David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny began their entrepreneurial adventure to bake the best gourmet brownies by co-founding the mail order company Fairytale Brownies. Today, their business not only bakes delicious fudge brownies, the duo has added chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars to the menu... all of which rival their delicious gourmet brownies.

For the past several years we've celebrated Fairytale Brownies' anniversary month with an Open House - sharing new packaging and new products, sampling all of our product flavors, and selling our "reject" brownies for $1. All proceeds from the sale of the rejects go to our national nonprofit partner KaBOOM!

fudge brownies, gourmet brownies, anniversaryThis year's Open House will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at our bakery on Cotton Center Blvd. (48th St. & Broadway Rd.). Because we are introducing our new Pumpkin Spice Brownie, the party has taken on a "fall" theme. We will serve apple cider, water, coffee, and all of the Fairytale Brownies cookie,...

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