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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Printing Catalogs for Gourmet Brownie Gifts

I was fortunate enough to join my collegaue Erin on a trip to Minominee Falls, Wisconsin to check on the printing of our catalogs for the upcoming Fall/Holiday season! We spent time looking over each page of our delicous gourmet brownies, cookies, and bars and making sure our brownie gifts look as good as they taste. It is a good thing we brought some with us, because it is hard looking at so many pages of delicious treats and not wanting to eat some! 

If you want to send mail order brownies this holiday season, head over here to make sure your name is on our mailing list! 

Printer Control Panel with proofs of our catalogs

Thousands of Fairytale Brownies Catalogs go whizzing by...

... and up!!

A robot takes the printed stacks of catalogs and arranges them on a palete

Print Samples of the Fall/Holiday Season Catalogs

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Fairytale Brownies offers tours for corporate customers

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Most people ordering corporate or business gifts online never realize all the TLC and Fairytale magic put into those custom food gifts. For our corporate customers interested in getting to know us better, we open our doors and roll out the purple carpet for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fairytale Bakery.

The most recent VIP tour was given to the great people at Chicago Title in Chandler, Ariz. They watched firsthand as our fudge brownies, gourmet cookies and buttery bars were being baked, hand packed in our custom-designed packaging and shipped.

As a finale for our tours, we share our Custom Fairytale Gift line with the touring company. In this instance, Chicago Title experienced what their clients or employees will feel when receiving mail order brownies from them. We can print any color logo or photo directly onto a favor box or keepsake tin, onto a gift band for our classic boxes or onto a tower gift tag.

If your company is interested in buying brownie gifts from Fairytale Brownies...

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3 Ways to Celebrate Easter with Gourmet Brownies

magic morsel easter eggsI can't believe t's almost Easter already (the first of two in my house - my husband is Greek, so in a few more weeks we'll celebrate Greek Easter, too)! I have to admit, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays as a kid. I loved hunting for eggs, LOVED marshmallow Peeps (still do), and I've always loved the idea of new beginnings. I also loved spring in the Midwest, as the ground thawed and little signs of new life and budding plants were everywhere. I don't get that part in Phoenix this time of year (it's already 90 degrees), but I do still have that sense of new beginnings. And an urge to declutter! But I digress.

One thing I have grown to love in the nearly seven years I've worked here at Fairytale Brownies is finding ways to incorporate our fudgy chocolate brownies into our Easter celebrations. Here are three ways to celebrate Easter with our gourmet brownies:

  • Purchase mail order brownies to share with family and friends who join you for your Easter festivities. We have a wide...
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Send brownies or send cookies on Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Peanut butter cookie giftDid you know that March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day?

At Fairytale Brownies, we love peanut butter too! That’s why we’ve included peanut butter varieties of our mail order brownie and cookie gifts.

While you ponder whether you would send brownies or send cookies to the peanut butter lover in your life, here are some fun facts about peanut butter:

  • The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandhiches before graduating from high school.
  • Arms race! Although peanuts are native to Central America, the United States and China are the leading exporters of the yummy spread.
  • Ernest Hemingway added thick onion slices to his peanut butter sandwiches. Elvis Presley enjoyed sandwiches made with peanut butter, banana and bacon.
  • Peanut butter is helping to fight malnutrition in famine-stricken areas. Plumpy’nut contains 500 calories, doesn’t require refrigeration, and is ready to eat out of the package!
  • Got gum in your hair? Leave the scissors in the drawer! Peanut butter...
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Order brownies and savor these three chocolaty flicks

We love Oscar season at Fairytale Brownies. We love the glitz. We love the glamour. We love the fudgy chocolate brownies.

That’s right. We’re not opposed to sneaking out of the office with a few of our cookie gifts or fudge brownies packed away for Oscar night.

In the spirit of Oscar season, here are three of our favorite films featuring chocolate. None won Oscars, but each is fabulous.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Yes, we’re talking about the original 1971 version. A young boy wins the opportunity of a lifetime – a tour of the candy factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka.
  • Like Water for Chocolate. A young Mexican woman learns that her cooking has a magical impact on those around her. We hear her fudgy chocolate brownies were to die for!
  • Chocolat. Although we preferred Gene Wilder’s Wonka, Johnny Depp earns a spot in our list for teaming with a mysterious woman to host a chocolate festival in a charming French town.

If you’re hosting an Oscar party this Sunday, we can...

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Our 3 top-rated mail order brownie gifts for Valentine’s Day

mail order brownie gifts for Valentine's DayWe all love to spend Valentine’s Day with someone special, but that’s not always possible.

Maybe your loved one is overseas. Maybe he or she is away at school. Or maybe it’s a long-distance thing.

Have no fear! We offer a variety of mail order brownies and other gourmet gifts that are perfect for faraway loved ones.

Here are three top-rated items from our collection of Valentine’s Day gourmet gifts:

  • Valentine Keepsake Tin Dozen. Ship all 12 flavors of Fairytale Brownies in a festive tin that will remind them of your love long after the brownies are gone.
  • Valentine Cookie & Sprite Combo. Send 12 magical flavors of our snack-size Fairytale Sprites paired with all six rich Fairytale Cookies flavors.
  • 18-Piece Valentine Truffles. Spoil your loved ones and friends with a groumet gift of 18 Fairytale Truffles in all nine decadent flavors.  

Nothing says love like a perfect pairing. Right?

Well, our gourmet gifts offer many of the best pairings. Toffee and chocolate chips. Espresso and cocoa nibs....

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Send Fairytale Brownies from Google Catalogs

Is Valentine's Day really creeping up on us already? I can't believe it, but I have good news! Fairytale Brownies is here to make shopping for your Valentine quick and easy.

You can now shop our gourmet brownies, bars and cookie gifts catalog at Google Catalogs, which is available on your computer, iPad or Android device.This is a great way to see what mail order brownies and cookie baskets are new and featured in our Valentine's Day catalogs, and then purchase them safely and easily at brownies.com.

So get your list of loved ones together, and choose to have gourmet brownie gifts, bars and cookies delivered this February 14th. You can even order today and forget about it, until their gifts arrive to sweeten up the holiday. You're sure to earn brownie points with gifts from Fairytale Brownies. :)

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New Photo Brownie Gifts Add a Personal Touch!

If you've received our new Valentine's Day catalog or visited Fairytale Brownies on the web recently, you may have noticed our new Photo Gifts. We started with Photo Tins last fall, and got such great feedback from customers who sent them that we decided to expand the photo option to more brownie gifts this spring. Photo gifts are great for anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, Valentine gifts and anytime you want to send a truly personalized gift of mail order brownies. Ordering a photo gift is super simple. All you have to do is choose a gift, upload a special photo, and your personal brownie or cookie delivery will be on its way!

I love these gifts, and plan to send many boxes and tins of gourmet brownies adorned with pictures to friends and family all over the country. You can even see me and my daughter on this Photo Tin Morsel 24 on our website!

Photo Tin Morsel 24

 

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Fairytale Brownies: A Review & Great Gift Idea

Recently, Rita from Chi Town Cheapskate wrote a really cool review of Fairytale Brownies Gourmet Brownie Gifts. I thought it was such a nice review, I decided to repost! 

Via http://www.chitowncheapskate.com/

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I don't know about you but a nice chocolaty decadent brownie is my idea of the ultimate indulgence and an excellent stress reliever. The brownies from Fairytale Brownies certainly fit the bill!

For my review I was sent a Classic Tower with consisted of:

(6) Fairytale Brownies
(6) Fairytale Sprites
(6) Magic Morsels
(4) Fairytale Cookies
(4) Fairytale Bars

The package arrived in a very nice tower of boxes as pictured above.  When it arrived we were literally just headed out the door for a camping trip and I planned on bringing it along as a treat to share around the fire. It didn’t happen quite that way. My family insisted they could not wait and had to have a taste before we left. Much...

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