Fairytale Brownies Co-founders David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny, friends since kindergarten, began their business in 1992 armed with an old family brownie recipe, the desire to create a brand, be their own bosses and do something fun.
They wanted to be the Ben & Jerry's of brownies. So, with no baking skills, but an awesome brownie recipe, they did it! They learned and listened, and now Fairytale bakes 7 million brownies a year, and is still growing. (Read the full Fairytale Brownies story!)
Fairytale Brownies celebrates 24 years in business this week, and I have to say - I'm so glad that David and Eileen learned how to bake brownies and chose to share them with the world.
And boy, have they've been sharing! From our humble beginnings and samplings at farmer's markets and local street festivals, to our presentations at the Cannes Film Festival, Fairytale Brownies has become a favorite mail order gift among brownie lovers, dessert lovers and chocolate lovers alike.
Although many people know about our gourmet treats, our work is not finished. Fairytale Brownies' mission is to spread joy and make the world a sweeter place!
Speaking of sweet... One quarter of Fairytale Brownies workforce has been with the company for more than 10 years. Our Operations Team Leader has worked here for 23 years!
I am also one of those who have been here for more than 10 years and I can say that the joy truly begins at the bakery, and then we share it with our customers, family and friends through brownies, cookies and bars.
We also love giving back. For the past 15 years, we have worked with KaBOOM! to build safe play spaces across America.
Customers often ask if we ever get tired of eating our product. I don't, and Eileen just shared with me the other day that she was driving home from a trade show and popped a couple of leftover Toffee Crunch samples in her mouth. "They're always just so delicious," she said.
Happy 24th, Fairytale Brownies!
P.S. Don't forget to join us at next week's Fairytale Brownies Open House!