Celebrate Spring with Gourmet Brownies!

Fairytale Brownies Spring 2014 Catalogs are in the mail! The cover shot features two delicious gourmet brownies served with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, surrounded by colorful Italian Sodas. Just looking at it makes my mouth water and gets me excited for Spring. But why just look, when we can taste! Let's recreate this delicious spread!

First, we need to make sure we have our gourmet brownies. If you do not yet receive our catalogs in the mail, then make sure to Request a Free Catalog. You can also order brownies online at brownies.com. Ordering is easy and gift options are numerous! The flavors of brownies in the catalog cover shot are White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl, so either purchase a gift with these flavors included, or you can also shop bulk and get a dozen of just one flavor. 

Once your brownie delivery has arrived, cut up fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Place them around the brownies on a plate. I don't know about you, but I love the...

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Gourmet gift baskets with a lemon zest

If you live in Arizona like us, you know that spring time is citrus time. Maybe that’s why someone decided that March 29 should be National Lemon Chiffon Day. lemon blondie gourmet gift

At Fairytale Brownies, we don’t do lemon chiffon. But we do bake delicious Lemon Blondies. These treats combine a touch of tart and a bite of sweet and are topped with lemony icing for pure enjoyment. You can send Lemon Blondies as a single-flavor gourmet gift or in a mixed gift basket with other bar flavors.

In honor of national lemon chiffon cake day and courtesy of Sunkist, here are a few fun facts about lemons:

  • Although lemon cultivation started in the Mediterranean in the first century A.D., 95 percent of all lemons in the U.S. are grown in California and Arizona.
  • Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is known to ward off scurvy. As a result, lemons have spread through history thanks to the British navy, California gold miners (namesakes for the San Francisco 49ers), and more.
  • You probably won’t ever get scurvy. But you’ll almost...
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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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Potential employers meet ASU engineering students, sample fudge brownies

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For the past couple of years, I have had the pleasure of participating in the Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Fair. Twice a year, 2,500 engineering students have the opportunity to meet about 150 future employers from all over the country.

I bring plenty of fudge brownies and gourmet cookies to the fair for the students and visiting corporations. The fair is a great way for the students to learn what types career opportunities are available in either a full-time position or in paid or unpaid internships.

From Fairytale Brownies' viewpoint, the fair is an opportunity to be a part of the community and show attending corporations our gourmet brownie gifts and custom options.

We so enjoy collaborating with the folks at ASU School of Engineering. With each semester, our partnership strengthens and the business grows. Here's to a bright future with ASU!

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Win Fairytale fudge brownies with clever little Valentine poem

When I was a child, I remember hearing my aunt recite this silly poem to my uncle on Valentine's Day:

There are tulips in the garden,

There are tulips in the park.

But the two lips I like best are your two lips in the dark.

They laughed and then gave each other a smooch.

Those aren't lines from Shakespeare, but I love that little poem and the memory it brings.

Because I'm always thinking, "chocolate," I have another little poem for Fairytale's fudge brownie lovers:

Violets are purple and roses are red,

Flowers are beautiful, but send fudge brownies instead.

Yes. That one is silly as well. I know our Fairytale Brownies fans can write much better lines than mine! Dazzle me with your poetry skills and you could win a gourmet brownie gift. I'll send the winner a Fairytale Dozen.  Respond wherever this blog is posted.

I will monitor the responses, and then a few of us will choose our favorite one on Friday.

 

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Fudgy chocolate brownies and rich cream cheese. What a combo!

Rich cream cheese swirled into fudgy chocolate brownies. What’s not to love? Well, someone loved the idea that they pronounced February 10 as Cream Cheese Brownie Day. Sweet! fudgy chocolate brownies with cream cheese

We deliver two gourmet gifts with a cream cheese kick in our Cheesecake Swirl Bars and our Cream Cheese Brownies. More on those treats in a moment. First, here are three facts about cream cheese from Wikipedia.

Although we think of cream cheese as an American product, early versions were referenced in England as early as 1583 and in France as early as 1651.

William A. Lawrence of New York became the first person to produce cream cheese in mass when he purchased a Neufchatel factory and alteed production processes in 1873.

Cream cheese is versatile! It’s used in everything from gourmet gifts and creamy sauces to crab rangoons and certain western-style sushi rolls.

And, of course, it’s used in several gourmet gifts from Fairytale Brownies. Our Cheesecake Swirl Bar combines fine cake flour, organic vanilla extract, pure...

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Buy Brownies Online and Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! I personally think peanut butter is one of the greatest creations know to man. Filling, chalk full of protein, in a yummy, gooey spread: Who doesn't like Peanut Butter? Plus it goes with almost anything. What is childhood without those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I also love putting it on fruit like apples, and vegetables like celery. Yum! 
 
But of course, we can't forget peanut butter desserts! Here at Fairytale Brownies we bake some pretty amazing peanut butter treats. Velvety peanut butter and smooth dark chocolate compliment each other in our Peanut Butter Brownie. We also make a delicious Peanut Butter Cookie, baked with natural peanut butter and pure sugar cane, giving this cookie that classic peanut butter taste. 
 
Visit brownies.com and buy brownies online or order a cookie delivery. You can choose from a number of gourmet gifts, or if you get hooked on one flavor, like I often do, you can also buy in bulk and save! We offer...
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Free Shipping on Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

Are you looking to send a delicious and unique gift for a special occasion - but looking for a great deal you can't pass on? Fairytale Brownies has just the right deal for you. For a limited time, receive free standard shipping on select gifts, plus save an extra 20%! 

There are so many of life's landmark moments to celebrate, and we've got a large selection of gourmet brownie gifts to choose from - Valentine's Day Gifts, Happy Birthday Gifts, Thank You Gifts and more. 

Receive free shipping, plus save an extra 20% on our MOST POPULAR GIFT, the FAIRYTALE DOZEN regularly $36.95 + 8.95 shipping. Now just $29.56, Delivered!

Hurry, this sale won't last long, so order your brownie gifts online now!

Free shipping on gourmet brownie gifts

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Pair Gourmet Brownies with Blondie Bars for National Blonde Brownie Day

I love nontraditional, just for fun holidays, like the one on January 22nd: National Blonde Brownie Day! What is a blonde brownie, you may be asking. Where most brownies are baked with chocolate, or in the case of our gourmet brownies, dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate; blonde brownies are made with brown sugar. Here at Fairytale Brownies, our fudgy chocolate brownies may be the star, but if you haven't tried one of our blondie bars then you are missing out! 
 
Dark brown sugar and premium toppings make our six Fairytale Bars instant classics. Try the Cheesecake Swirl, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Crumb, Lemon, Pecan and Raspberry White Chocolate. Visit us online at brownies.com and check out our Brownie and Bar Combo Gifts. This way you can satisfy those gourmet brownie cravings and also try out the sweet, buttery bars! Plus, with January 22nd being Blonde Brownie Day, you have an excuse to eat to your hearts content, or you could also send bar and brownie gifts to friends. In any case,...
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Unique Thank You Gift Idea from Baby!

Erin, our graphic artist here at Fairytale Brownies recently had a baby, and friends from her husbands work gave them a few baby gifts. As a unique thank you gift idea, she created these custom wraps for our 3" x 3" gourmet brownies. At home on ordinary printer paper, she created this custom thank you graphic with personalized message, and measured them to wrap precisely around the brownie end to end. 

This idea would work for any large group or gathering. Wedding shower favors, baby shower favors, bachelorette party favors, birthday party favors, etc... Whatever message you wanted to say, you could do with this unique idea! The sky is the limit. 

Fairytale Brownies bulk brownies are perfect for this idea. One dozen gourmet, fudgy brownies are delivered at a discounted price because there is no gift packaging involved. Simply order brownies online, create your graphic on the computer, print out - cut - then wrap around the brownies. Very easy! 

If you didn't want to do all the work,...

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