Send some fudge brownie love to those you love on Grandparents Day

"Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love." - Author Unknown

fudge brownies, grandparents dayIf you're lucky enough to live near your grandparents, let them know how special they are with a visit on Sunday, Grandparents Day. Depending on how active the grandparents are, your day could be as strenuous as listening to music on the living room couch, or playing football in the park.

Even if you don't live close to your grandparents, let them know you're thinking of them by sending a gourmet gift from Fairytale Brownies. What a treat it would be to receive a delicious batch of fudge brownies or a cookie gift from a loved one. Usually it's the Grandma that bakes the dessert!

I'm not a grandparent yet, but many friends and most of my siblings have been granted that honor. I've seen the love they have for their children and it doesn't compare to the love they have for the grandchildren. It's like someone sprinkled fairy dust on them and their "happy place" IS their...

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3 fun facts about gourmet cookies

gourmet cookiesIf you’re reading this blog, I’d guess there’s not much you don’t know about cookies. I mean, you’re not just here for the brownie gifts are you? Considering our six flavors of gourmet cookies, I’d certainly hope not!

Well, if you’re in the mood for some fun facts about one of our favorite food gifts, you’re in luck. The folks over at Epicurious recently uncovered five little-known facts about chocolate chip cookies on a tour of the headquarters of Nestlé's Toll House Cookies in Solon, Ohio.

You can read her full article of five fun facts here, or get three of our favorite highlights below.

  1. Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, Mass., baked the first chocolate chip cookie ever in the 1930s when she added pieces of a chocolate bar into her cookie batter. 
  2. Size didn’t matter with the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. It was roughly the size of a quarter. Fortunately, the standard size of chocolate chip cookies has increased a bit over the years.
  3. The chocolate chip cookie is America's most popular cookie...
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Gourmet cookies. Fudge brownies. Crackers and biscuits?

fudge browniesI spent this weekend camping in North Cascades National Park and rafting down the Skagit River in northern Washington. What an adventure!

One member of our party was an Englishwoman working as an au pair in Seattle. Now, this young lady loved her desserts, so she’d definitely have loved gourmet cookies and fudge brownies from Fairytale Brownies.

That said, she may have had trouble ordering them – even if we had found an Internet connection out in the wilderness.

As Irish writer George Bernard Shaw once said, “England and America are two countries divided by a common language.” This woman, like her English countrymen, have got their cookies and brownies all mixed up with their biscuits and crackers.

If you’re unclear where our two nations stand, here’s a rundown:

In England, a biscuit is a small baked product that an American would probably refer to either as a cookie (if it was sweet) or a cracker (if it was savory).

In England, the word cookie is used only to describe a chocolate chip cookie....

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How cookie gifts make or break football seasons

cookie giftWhen it comes to college football, a cookie gift can make or break your season. No, really!

In the case of the University of Southern California, a cookie can giveth. And, in the case of the University of South Carolina, a cookie can almost taketh away.

Last December, we told you about Southern Cal’s winning streak that coincided with interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s decision to reinstate dessert at team meals. As the New York Times put it, "His reasoning: If you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll want to block for you.”

And just last month, cookie gifts crept into college football again.

According to the Associated Press, South Carolina just reported seven NCAA rules infractions committed by its football team. One violation related to “impermissible iced decorations on a cookie cake” given to high school recruits.

We’ll admit that we have no idea what that means. But it sure sounds delicious!

Fortunately for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, it doesn’t look like the decision to order cookies will...

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Thank your vacation host or hostess with gourmet brownies!

Summer is winding down, and what a summer it has been! Wonderful thing about the world of social media, we get to see all the fun vacations our friends and loved ones took. I hope everyone got some sort of fun adventure in before fall begins. I am super excited to be going to Minnesota in a few days to visit friends and family. 

When I vacation, it usually means someone is kind enough to put me up for a week or two. Yes, it would sometimes be nice to stay in a luxurious hotel, but we can't always afford that. Plus I often vacation specifically to see people I love, so staying with them is always a fun part of it! However, I know it can be challenging to host someone for week, so make sure you thank those who helped you have such a wonderful vacation. 

Send your hosts or hostesses gourmet brownie gifts from Fairytale Brownies. We have made gifting very simple, just go online to brownies.com and order a brownie delivery! Your recipient will be delighted to receive gourmet brownies,...

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New Christmas and Holidays gifts full of delicious fudge brownies!

We have some new gourmet brownie gifts coming out this Fall/Holiday Season. Check out my last blog to learn about the new seasonal brownie flavor, and new gifts for Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

Right now, I want to focus on our new gifts for the Holiday season. Available for ordering starting this Fall we have our new Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas keepsake tin gifts. Holiday and Christmas memories are meant to be saved as well as savored. Our keepsake packaging and delicious product make an extraordinary combination. The Merry Christmas tin features a red and gold ornament adorned with poinsettias and a garland. The Happy Holidays tin features a wintry Fairytale snowflake. Whichever you choose, your friends and families will love the fudge brownies tucked inside!

We also have new Christmas and Holiday wish boxes. If you really want to impress, this packaging is the way to go. Our luxurious, brown wish boxes open to a flood of deep purple inside. Your recipients will be delighted by...

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New Gourmet Brownie Gifts for Fall!

We are busy right now at the Fairytale Bakery, gearing up for the busiest time of year: the Fall/Holiday Season. This has always been my favorite time of year. Probably because growing up in Phoenix, it means the temperature outside finally drops out of the 100s. But I also really love the colors and flavors of fall, the fun of Halloween, the delicious food of Thanksgiving, and of course all the festivities around the Holiday season!

We have some great new products coming out this Fall and Holiday season to help you celebrate and enjoy this great time of year! Starting with Fall, we have a new and amazing seasonal brownie flavor coming out: Pumpkin Spice. My colleague Alyssa was at a sampling of this flavor. Check out the response to this delicious new gourmet brownie.

We also have new favor gifts for Halloween and Thanksgiving! Go beyond the candy bowl with gourmet brownies packed in a purple and white favor box with a festive “Happy Halloween” on the lid. And in November, send brownies...

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New Seasonal Gourmet Brownie Flavor Popular at SAAC Show

Last week we were in Long Beach for the SAAC Show 2014 - an international trade show for distributors of promotional products. This was our second year exhibiting, and I have to say that we enjoy everything about the show - the people, the venue, the location.

This year, we introduced our new Pumpkin Spice Brownie to all SAAC Show attendees. Although the gourmet brownies will not be available for purchase until Sept. 2, we wanted to share our NEW flavor ahead of time for when it debuts. Because the Pumpkin Spice Brownie is seasonal, it will only be available for purchase between Sept. 2 and Dec. 31.

pumpkin, gourmet brownieThe Pumpkin Spice Brownie was a hit with show attendees. Even those who said they don't like pumpkin pie said they liked the brownie because the pumpkin flavor isn't overpowering. Our Pumpkin Spice brownie begins with a rich, Belgian dark chocolate base. Then we take sweet pumpkin puree and blend it with cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger, and swirl it into the brownie...

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Gourmet Brownie Gifts are great for all your Fall and Holiday gifting!

We are busy here at Fairytale Brownies, gearing up for the busiest time of year: the Fall and Holiday season! It is the most popular time to send Gourmet Brownie Gifts! Our gourmet brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery bars are a great gift to send to family and friends around the country. We have some exciting new products coming out this year as well!

Make sure you are signed up to receive our catalogs so you will be informed on all our new and best selling gifts! Our Senior Graphic Designer, Erin Kress, recently attended the press check at the Arandell Corporation in Menomonee Falls, WI where we print our catalogs. Let me tell you, there are some delicious looking treats in these books!

That is our new seasonal flavor that you see on the front catalog. Available for purchase beginning September 1 is our new Pumpkin Spice Brownie! I have gotten the chance to try these several times now, and they are my new favorite. If you like pumpkin, you are going to go crazy for these delectable...

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Send them to college with gourmet brownies!

It is almost that time again, back to school! For many people this means sending their bird from the nest, and off to college! It is a very exciting, but also a nerve racking time. For many freshmen, this will be their first time off on their own at a completely new place with all new people. When I was 18, I left my home of Phoenix, AZ and traveled to Seattle, WA to go to University of Washington where I knew no one. It was exciting, but also sometimes scary. I definitely got a little homesick at times!

Help comfort those brand spanking new freshman with a brownie gift basket from Fairytale Brownies! Ship brownies with them off to college and they will start making dorm friends instantly. No one can resist these fudgy bites of bliss, so it is a great ice-breaker for making new friends! The best part is you can send them brownie gifts all semester long. It is so easy to order online at brownies.com, and we have many occasions to choose from. Good Luck gifts are especially great...

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