Happy "Thanksgivukkah!" A special mashup of Holidays!

This year, American Jews will celebrate something that has never happened before . . . and will never happen again. The first day of Hanukkah 2013 starts at sunset on Wednesday November 27th the night before Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th.

Historically, Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November, meaning the latest it can be is November 28th. As it turns out, November 28th is the earliest Hanukkah can be. 

According to this source, The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19-year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7-year cycle, which you'd expect these two holidays to coincide every 133 years (19x7). So, the last time this would have happened would have been in 1861. However, Thanksgiving wasn't established until 1863. Furthermore, moving forward, the Jewish calendar is slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar (there's a long technical explanation for this which I'll spare you), so this colliding of holiday's will never happen again!

However you're celebrating this historic...

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Make an elegant impression with gourmet brownie gifts

The presentation of a gift can speak volumes, and Fairytale Brownies has always taken pride in our beautifully designed gift packaging. When people taste our delicious gourmet brownies, chewy cookies, and moist bars they are instantly fans, but they are also blown away by the beautifully crafted packaging. 
 
Make a truly elegant statement with our new Wish Box Gifts this season. This luxurious hinged box opens to a flood of deep purple and a plentiful offering of Fairytale treats. Your gift recipients will love the beautiful details in the embossing and silver foil stamping. When it comes to Gourmet Brownie Gifts, these Wish Box Gifts are top of the line. 
 
Check out our different assortments of Wish Box gifts at brownies.com. You can send a heartfelt thank you with the Thank You Wish Dozen. You can also make your gift truly unique with customization. Order a Photo Wish Sprite 24 and you can upload a photo that will be printed directly on to the wish box, making this a sweet and...
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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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Fairytale Brownies Holiday Prep in Full Swing!

Wow - it's Halloween, which makes me realize that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner!  We've been planning for the upcoming holidays at Fairytale Brownies for quite some time now and I can't believe it's almost here. . . .

It takes some time for us to get ready for the peak holidays, from testing scrumptious new Fairytale Brownies, Cookies and Bars, to preparing the catalog and website, to hiring all the wonderful staff we need to help us make it through our busiest time of year. 

If you haven't thought about it yet, it might be time to start thinking about your upcoming holiday gift orders - our fabulous customer service team is ready and waiting to help with whatever you need, and we have a beautiful line of gifts to choose from.  My new favorite gift box this season is our Wish Box. I just adore this luxurious new gift packaging!  All of our brownie gifts are custom designed and unique to Fairytale Brownies, so you know that your gift recipients are receiving...

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Fairytale Brownies has a food gift for every special occasion

birthday food gift

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.

 

food gift

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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Celebrate Milestones with Gourmet Brownie Gifts

Today is my one year anniversary working for Fairytale Brownies! I am really lucky to be part of the brownie team! I think it is important to celebrate the milestones and anniversaries in our lives, whether it be graduating, an anniversary with a loved one, or an anniversary at a job. Time can fly by so quickly so it's important to take a moment and celebrate these momentous occasions!
 
An easy way to do this is with gifts from Fairytale Brownies. We have a large selection of gifts for celebrating. If someone your know is celebrating an anniversary, like me, than check out our Happy Anniversary Gifts. Your gift recipients will be touched that you remembered their special day, and they will love the delicious fudgy brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery bars!
 
For other occasions worth celebrating I recommend our new Sparkling Tower Gifts. Your recipients will gasp at the beauty and impressive assortment of these gifts. Adorned in gold, silver and bronze, the tower bubbles with joy, and is...
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Order gourmet brownies to help kids on Universal Children’s Day

large gourmet gift basketEstablished by the United Nations in 1954 and held on November 20, Universal Children’s Day recognizes that “We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”

At Fairytale Brownies, we definitely share in this desire. That’s why we support KaBOOM!. KaBOOM is a national non-profit dedicated to creating great playspaces for America’s children.

Since 2001, you have helped Fairytale Brownies and our fundraising partners donate more than $100,000 – in addition to gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and time – to support the KaBOOM! goal of building a safe place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Our commitment is about more than cash. With help from our customers and fundraising partners, Fairytale Brownies was able to fund and build a 3,100-square-foot playground for homeless and transitional students at Children First Academy in...

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Buy Gourmet Gifts with Online Catalogs

Did you know you can browse and shop Fairytale Brownies catalogs online? At google.com/catalogs you can browse through our beautifully designed consumer and business catalogs. Browse each page of our catalog and discover a wide variety of brownie gifts to choose from.

Shopping our print catalog is a great way to see our featured gifts and new items, but with our goole catalog you can make a purchase on the spot. It's as easy as finding a gourmet gift you like, then click to purchase. It is a simple and easy way to browse and buy brownie gifts. So check out our catalogs online and buy some gourmet gifts for friends and family this holiday season. 

 

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Baking Gourmet Brownies, Cookies & Bars for the Holiday Season!

As I walked around the facility today, I noticed all the hustle and bustle happening that is all in preparation for the Holiday season - - which is almost upon us! For the last few months of the year, Fairytale Brownies brings on quite a few seasonal team members which include customer service team members, baking team members and shipping team members. When this influx of personnel happens, it gets me really pumped for the coming season. I also really enjoy watching these folks craft our decadent desserts. Brownie, cookie and bar baking is truly an art! Here are a few pics that were snapped in our baking kitchen and shipping warehouse with some of our regular, full-time team members and some of our seasonal team members too. 

Fairytale Brownies bakers making our moist, chewy Fairytale Cookies. We bake 6 flavors of these delicious gourmet cookies: Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate, Caramel Pecan, Coconut Walnut, Double Chocolate and Toffee Chocolate Chip.

Baking Gourmet Cookies

 

Silky chocolate batter being poured...

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Livin' La Vida Aloha!

Working for Fairytale Brownies has given me a much greater appreciation for the hard work that goes into making our delicious gourmet brownies. From the harvest of the cocoa bean to the sweet taste of chocolate, I’ve learned so much in my years working here and have taught many about chocolate and where it comes from. I’m very passionate, and love sharing my knowledge with others and especially love learning something new.

On a recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands, I toured Purdy’s All Natural Macadamia Nut Farm on the island of Molokai and learned so much about this little nut that has become my personal favorite!  Ever wonder why these nuts are so pricey? It takes seven years for the mac tree to bear fruit and cannot be harvested until the fruit falls, and then it is gathered by hand. Ninety percent of the world’s macadamia nuts are grown in Hawaii and Purdy’s Farm is one of the few that is family owned and all-natural. It was a great learning experience for me and I had a lots of fun...

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