Best brownie? Of course! First brownies? Well, not so fast.

best browniesAt Fairytale Brownies, we’re confident that when you order brownies from us, you’ll receive the best brownies out there.

That said, we’ll readily admit that our brownies weren’t the first brownies out there. After all, we didn’t start baking brownies until 1992.

Mental Floss, a magazine dedicated to random facts and trivia, recently provided some of the back story on the world’s first brownies. Alas, identifying the inventor of any dessert dish can be a challenge. It’s not like patents are involved. So, the magazine offered up three scenarios:

1) An unknown chef was making biscuits and mixed in melted chocolate by accident. Either that or he was baking a cake and ran out of flour. We think the ambiguity alone is enough to discredit this theory.

2) A housewife in Bangor, Maine, was baking a chocolate cake and forgot to add baking powder. That seems a bit more plausible to us, but it doesn’t explain how brownies gained popularity outside her kitchen.

3) Chefs at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel...

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Get gourmet cookies delivered with your coffee – not in your coffee

gourmet cookies deliveredWould you rather have gourmet cookies delivered with your coffee or gourmet cookies delivered in your coffee?

It seems three of the world’s largest coffee retailers are trying to duplicate the success of the Pumpkin Spice Latte by following up that fall tradition with a new winter specialty: cookie-flavored coffee. According to the Boston Globe, there will be four new cookie coffees released by Caribou Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Starbucks.

Caribou Coffee recently released its Gingersnap Cookie Mocha which includes hints of ginger, allspice, and clove.

Starbucks’ new Chestnut Praline Latte is espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices topped off with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs. It’s the first new holiday drink from Starbucks in years.

Not to be outdone, Dunkin’ Donuts is releasing two cookie-flavored drinks. Topped with red and green sugar, the Sugar Cookie Latte emulates the taste of frosted cookies. Meanwhile, the Snickerdoodle Cookie Latte mixes...

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Ditch the guilt and share a fudgy chocolate brownie gift with a friend

fudgy chocolate brownie giftThe Journal of Consumer Research recently released a study that contains great news for lovers of fudgy chocolate brownies worldwide.

It turns out that when you ask a friend to share a dessert – as opposed to each of you picking your own – it reduces your friend’s guilt by removing the burden of choice. Or, in the words of technology magazine Ars Technica:

“Normally, people do not enjoy being forced to do something. People also do not enjoy the guilt that comes with doing something that is bad for them. Surprisingly, these two wrongs seem to make a right: when people are compelled to engage in vices, they feel better than when they freely choose the vice for themselves.”

Huzzah!

In honor of this new research, we’d like to remind you that we have three brownie gifts wrapped in wintry bands inscribed with seasonal messages that are fit for sharing this holiday season. Whether you want to say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or Celebrate the Season, Fairytale Brownies has you covered.

So, share a...

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Gourmet brownies with pumpkin for fans of fall

Growing up in the dry desert climate of metro Phoenix, I had little exposure to changing leaves. In fact, my understanding of fall color was pretty much limited to exterior shots of college football stadiums in the Midwest.

Well, late last month I ventured into the forests of northern Arizona to do a little leaf peeping. I loved what I found. Reds. Oranges. Golds. Ah yes. Fall was in the air!

If you’re as excited about fall as I was in that moment, then Fairytale Brownies has you covered with gourmet brownies with a fall theme.

We offer more than two dozen configurations of our gourmet brownies with fall-themed bands. Wrapped in a festive Happy Thanksgiving or golden fall gift band, these Belgian chocolate brownies are a great way to warm your loved one’s hearts and souls on cool autumn evenings.

Plus, for a limited time, we’re offering our seasonal Pumpkin Spice Brownie. Our newest creation combines sweet pumpkin puree with cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger to create the...

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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

To see what...

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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.

gourmet brownies

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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Don't stress over gifting this year, focus on the benefits!

We do it for people’s birthdays, when they are sick, around the holidays, and sometimes just because. Gifting is a huge part of our culture and steeped in tradition. With the holidays coming up I am sure many of you have gifting on your mind, and it can get a bit overwhelming. Before we start making our lists and getting caught up in the shopping frenzy, I’d like to take a moment to remind us all of the benefits of gift giving.

Start with this question: Why do you give gifts?

“I like to make someone else feel good,” is a common response. However, the benefits also extend to the giver and the relationship between them and their recipient. When you decide to give a gift to someone, you are thinking about them. You consider their likes and dislikes. The search for the gift itself can be an emotional lift and reinforce your relationship. You show an interest and appreciation toward another person and this strengthens the bond and it also helps to define the relationship.

According to Devin A....

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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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