A Twenty Year Fairytale with Fairytale Brownies!

I never thought I'd still be here, but twenty years later here I am still working at Fairytale Brownies, and what a Fairytale it's been!

This "Fairytale Journey" (as I call it) began when I answered a want ad in the Arizona State University school paper.  At the time I was hired to sell our delicious gourmet Belgian chocolate brownies at street fairs, festivals and farmer's markets across the Valley.  I also helped out wherever I was needed - in a small entrepreneurial start-up, everyone does everything.  Some days that meant cracking eggs to help Mike (Eileen's husband and our first baker) and Ron (neighborhood friend, baker, band member) in the kitchen, delivering brownies to grocery stores, working our tiny retail shop, taking orders over the phone. . . the list goes on and on!  As the word got out and we attended more events, people began asking if we would ship Fairytale Brownies to family and friends, so we did, and that's how the mail order aspect of the business came to be.  Now...

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Send Fudgy Chocolate Brownies for the Chinese New Year!

Did you know that January 31st is the Chinese New Year? It is a major holiday in the Chinese culture, where families get together to celebrate good fortune and happiness for the coming new year. Each year is presided over by an animal zodiac, and this year is the year of the horse! 
 
If you or someone you know celebrate the Chinese New Year, then make sure to wish them happiness and good fortune by sending them a Chinese New Year's brownie gift from Fairytale Brownies. As one of the graphic designers here, I got to design the messaging for these new gourmet gifts. In keeping with Chinese traditions, the gift band has a joyful red and yellow message of Happy New Year, and is accompanied by a dragon, a legendary and important animal in the Chinese culture. There are also Chinese lanterns representing the Lantern Festival, a celebration full of lights, firecrackers, and food!
 
So make sure to wish your friends and loved ones a Happy New Year with a Chinese New Year gift. Simply visit brownie...
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Fudgy brownie-gourmet cookie combo turns heads in Pennsylvania

72 gourmet cookiesIf you were in Pennsylvania this summer, you may have stopped by the Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers Cookie Challenge at the Great Allentown Fair. Well, we would have anyway!

If we love anything as much as fudgy chocolate brownies, it’s gourmet cookies – whether they’re homemade or baked by hand here at Fairytale Brownies.

The contest featured 19 original cookie creations judged on appearance, taste, and texture. Deb Gruber of Slatington, Penn., won the top $100 prize with a Hawaiian cookie filled with whipped topping and covered with coconut, chopped nuts, and pineapple.

Our interest was piqued by Sara Kurtz of Emmaus, Penn., and her Chocolate Chip Nutella Bar. The treat was described by Kelly Huth of the Express-Times of Pennsylvania:

“There was a fudgy brownie-cookie mash-up with walnuts and fudge and caramel and every other possible bad-for-you-thing they could throw in a cookie. Holy mackerel, that was good. I gave that one a full score.”

We would’ve given it a full score too! It...

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Dec 3rd is #GivingTuesday -- Join In!

Officially added to the national calendar in 2012, #GivingTuesday "is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activites that support nonprofit organizations." Source.

As an individual, there are many things you can do to participate! #GivingTuesday makes it very easy for you to get involved. According to their website, here's how:

  • Share what inspires you about #GivingTuesday across your social networks.  Click here to join as a social media ambassador.
  • Share your #GivingTuesday and #unslefie today! Take a "selfie" with a caption explainging how or why you and/or your friends are "giving" this year. Don't forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #unselfie and post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter - share with friends! See examples here.
  • Share your story here by submitting your past, current or future #GivingTuesday moment.

 

As an organization, Fairytale Brownies supports St. Vincent De Paul...

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Turkey Tuesday at Fairytale Brownies!

700 Cans of Food Donated by Fairytale Brownies! 

Fairytale Brownies participated in the Valley's largest canned food drive, "The Million Can Crusade" hosted by 102.5 KNIX. The goal each year is to raise one million cans and I just received word that the goal has been exceeded! This wonderful charity event benefits St. Vincent de Paul to help feed needy families and end hunger. I am so pleased to announce that  I collected 700 cans of food that were donated by our generous team members here at Fairytale Brownies!

Here is a picture of me with "Barrel Boy" from KNIX as he graciously accepted the donation of canned goods. I thanked him for his hard work and gave him a gift of Fairytale Brownies!  This was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

 

 

   

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Thank the host with gourmet brownies!

The holidays are upon us and it is the season for gathering with friends and family. I know for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year I always end up going to someone else's for the festivities. It is nice to be able to relax and not run around the kitchen preparing, but it is important to thank those who put in the time and work so everyone can enjoy food and fun! 
 
A simple and great way to thank your host of hostess is with Fairytale Brownies! No matter the occasion we have a gift that will express your sentiments. You can be specific with Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year's, or Thank You Gifts. Or simply express your joy for the season with our Happy Holidays, and Celebrate the Season Gifts. If you know your host likes to share then I definitely recommend our different assortment of Crowd Pleaser gifts. There will be plenty to go around, and your host and their guests will be overwhelmed by your generosity.
 
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Give thanks now and save 20%!

Instead of sending holiday gifts to clients in December, many businesses are opting to ship their brownie gifts in November.

brownie giftsThat seems logical, since November is the month of Thanksgiving. Businesses generally send food gifts to thank customers and clients for their business, referrals, or loyalty.

Sending a Fairytale Brownies gift early is a good idea because you’ll beat the influx of other holiday treats. That means more time to savor the fudge brownies, soft and chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars!

Right now, you can save 20% on all of Fairytale Brownies Thank You gifts. Purchase any Thank You gift through Nov. 18, using the source code ML643, and the discount will be applied. The gift does NOT need to ship by the 18th, so you can plan ahead and still save 20%.

You’re welcome!

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Fudge brownies served at 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival

If you live in Arizona, get a head start on your holiday shopping this Saturday at Local First Arizona's 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival.

fudge browniesMore than 100 vendors will sell gifts and services, and sample foods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland Parkway (10 W. Portland St.), Phoenix. There is no cost for entry.

Plenty of Fairytale Brownies samples will be served at the Duck & Decanter booth, and individual fudge brownies will be sold as well.

Many vendors have donated raffle prizes that will be awarded throughout the day. One lucky person will win a Fall Sprite 24.

Live musical entertainment is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids and families will be held throughout the day as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fairytale Brownies has a food gift for every special occasion

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November is coming, and in MY family, this month marks the beginning of a nonstop three-month celebration. There are 13 immediate family birthdays, five friend birthdays, my wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It all ends with my husband's birthday in January. I'm glad Fairytale Brownies has plenty of special occasion bands to help me through my "season of partying."

Birthday brownies to the family members and friends.

Anniversary treats to the husband...

Thanksgiving sweets to the family out of town...

Of course, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Celebrate the Season for all of the December occasions.

 

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But my new go-to food gift this year is going to be Fairytale Brownies' Sparkling Tower. It is sold in a 2-Box, 3-Box or 4-Box Tower option and includes gourmet brownies,chewy cookies, and buttery blondie bars.

I love the bubbly box! It reminds me of champagne, fireworks and all things happy. I might have to buy a tower gift for myself NOW to start the festivities off right.

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Say 'thank you' to clients with Fairytale food gifts

Fairytale Brownies offers many delicious and attractive ways to say, “Thank You,” any time of year.

But during this season of thanksgiving, show your appreciation to clients, vendors and those who deserve thanks with a food gift of Fairytale Brownies. Our Thank You Gifts speak volumes and get results.

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Send a tower of thanks with our Thank You 3-Box Tower. Or a customer favorite, the Thank You Dozen:

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Our Thank You Keepsake Tin Bar, Sprite & Cookie Combo is perfect for those who like to re-purpose containers. The high-quality silver and purple tin is perfect for small treasures.

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Although smaller than the other gifts, our Thank You 8-Sprite Gift Favor will still say thank you in a big way.

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