Coming Soon . . . NEW Brownies.com mobile site!

One of the big projects that I've been working on this year is to get a mobile version of brownies.com up and running for our customers. I've been working on this project for over a year, and I am very happy to report that we are very close to launching a mobile version of brownies.com that will work on any mobile device you have. This will be very helpful to our many customers who are subscribed to our email promotions (also newly mobile optimized!) and receive shipping or percent off email offers (if you're not signed up for email promotions, click here to join). They can now click through their email and go directly to our mobile site for a quick purchase!

Additionally, customers who visit brownies.com by finding us through thier mobile devices web search can click on the returned search link and visit the mobile store for easy quick shop. For the past few years I've been watching statistics on the percentage of consumers use their mobile devices to shop online and that number keeps...

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Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches

Now that summer has "un"officially started (here in AZ it's been record temps all week, 110and above), it's time to break out the ice cream recipes to cool off! Fairytale Brownies Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect fudgy chocolate brownies mixed with cool, vanilla bean ice cream smothered in the middle to refresh yourself after a hot afternoon. Here's the recipe:

  • 12 Fairytale Brownies (of any flavor). Pick brownies up at your local retailer (see locations here), or visit brownies.com and order brownies online for delivery. 
  • 1 1/2 quart premium Vanilla Bean ice cream (we used Alden's premium organic ice cream)
  • Wax paper and twine for wrapping

Directions: Refrigerate the brownies for 30 minutes or longer. Unwrap the brownies and slice in half by carefully placing them on their sides and slowly pressing a knife through each one. Place about three heaping tablespoons of ice cream on the bottom slice. Smooth out the ice cream and place on the top half. Wrap each brownie ice cream sandwich...

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Graduates: Send fudge brownies to those who helped you get through

So many of us have family and friends who will be graduating from high school and fudge browniescollege this month. Ceremonies and parties to attend, gifts to purchase. As they leave behind the past and ready for the future, I believe they should thank those who encouraged them during the challenging times with fudge brownies.

Whether it's a teacher, friend, relative, or co-worker - a sweet treat for all of the times they made life a little sweeter is a fitting gift.

 

 

My son will be graduating from dental school next week, and of course, I am extremely proud of him. He has worked so hard to achieve his goal. Although these past four years have been the craziest roller coaster ride he's ever experienced, the one thing we noticed is the same mentors, friends and associates who always are by his side ready to help him through.

Theirs a lasting bond, and should be celebrated. My son has placed his order and the gourmet brownie gifts will ship in time for graduation on Friday.

I hope he ordered a little...

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Send a thank you food gift for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner. If dads are good at one thing, it’s dishing out fatherly advice.

thank you food gift for dadA thank you food gift from Fairytale Brownies is the ideal way to show you appreciate your old man’s wisdom. This Father’s Day, you can send gourmet brownies or cookies by mail wrapped in handsome Father’s Day gift bands.

Speaking of fatherly advice, BuzzSugar compiled a great list of quotes from movie dads – including George Banks of Father of the Bride, Mac MacGuff of Juno, and Jim Baker of Sixteen Candles. You can see the full list here, but these are three of our favorites:

  • "I'm only brave when I have to be, Simba. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble." ~ Mufasa, the Lion King
  • "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." ~ Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." ~ Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

How will...

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Fudge brownie gifts that double as architectural marvels

North Country Public Radio in northern New York recently reported on an interesting trend. Cookie architects like Rebecca Weld of Potsdam, N.Y., are constructing miniature buildings out of cookies and then posting the photos online.

fudge brownie gifts in a towerYou can see one of Rebecca’s creations hereHow fun is that?!

At Fairytale Brownies, we’re big fans of stacking sweets. Have you seen our collection of fudge brownie gift towers? Nestled inside these splendid pillars are fudge brownies, gourmet cookies, and buttery bars that are revealed one layer of the tower at a time.

Our top-selling stack of sweets is our Regal Tower, which includes 30 fudge brownies in three different sizes, eight gourmet cookies, and three buttery bars. No wonder it weighs in at over six pounds!

Here’s what Ginger from Atlanta had to say about the Regal Tower: “The variety gave us an opportunity to try new products and to sample some new flavors and we've loved them all so far. I love the packaging - it was in the shipping box as 4...

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Capturing the Deliciousness of Gourmet Brownies Through Photography

Most of Fairytale Brownies business is done through mail order. Many people order brownies, cookies and bars online at brownies.com or through a catalog before they even taste them. So it's really important that we have excellent photos of our gourmet desserts. Since you can’t taste the treats, we need to convey just how yummy they are through visuals!

Twice a year, my team and I spend one to two weeks with a professional photographer and food stylists to create the most delicious looking photography that we can. When your brownie delivery arrives, you can tell just by looking at them how great they are going to be, but capturing that in an image takes a lot of time and work. However, it is also a lot of fun!

Our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars really are the stars of the shoot. We spend time making sure each treat looks its best! Of course with all those gourmet brownies around, it is impossible not to treat ourselves to some sweets. After making them look so irresistible how can I not...

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Rich, Callebuat Belgian chocolate vs. Spicy Mexican Chocolate

Having traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico recently, I noticed many delicious confections made with Mexican chocolate that I was dying to try. This got me wondering what exactly Mexican chocolate was and how did it differ from the rich, dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate that Fairytale Brownies uses to bake our decadent treats. Here's what I found:

Mexican chocolate is made from dark, bitter chocolate mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes nuts. The end result is a grainy, less smooth chocolate. It is frequently bought in disks, though you can also purchase the chocolate in bar and syrup form. The traditional uses for Mexican chocolate are hot drinks such as Atole (served with tamales), Champurrado (served as a dessert with churros or a sweet bread called Pan Dulce) and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Mexican Chocolate

Other popular uses for Mexican chocolate are in Tejate (a cold drink made of dark chocolate, corn masa, cocoa flowers, then marinated and frothed), and Mole (a sauce filled with spices, tomato and...

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Remember your favorite service person with Patriotic brownies for Memorial Day

send browniesMy son has always wanted to be a pilot. Except for an obsession with cooking shows, and my pots and pans when he was 2, he's always loved everything about flight, planes, jets, and the military.

Although I'm extremely proud of all that he's accomplished, and thankful for his service to our country (U.S. Air Force), like any Mom, I miss him terribly. Because he's stationed 6,000 miles away, I can't just hop on a plane and pop in for a visit. So we Facetime and email, and I send brownie care packages whenever the mood strikes.

brownie care packagesMemorial Day weekend is coming up. Whether you remember your favorite military person with a Patriotic gift from Fairytale Brownies, or order brownies for the party you're having in the back yard, we've got Memorial Day covered.

Fairytale makes it easy to send brownies - we ship to APO/FPO addresses.

But don't forget to send extras. They WILL share.

 

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Cinnamon Crumb Blondie Bars

My favorite gourmet treat that Fairytale Brownies bakes is the Cinnamon Crumb Blondie Bar. I am absolutely in love with it. I was reminded of my love for this tasty treat when I walked into work today and the fragrant aroma of spicy cinnamon mixed with crunchy walnuts wafted through the air. Lucky for me, today was my day for quality assurance. You see, in addition to my job duties as Web Designer and Marketer, I am also on the Quality Assurance Team. This means that once a week, I visit the baking department and taste what delicious treats they've baked that day. I score the product on Appearance, Taste, Texture, Smell, Aroma, and an overall Pass/Hold score. This is a very formal process that involves forms, score sheets, etc. But all of that formality aside, I can't wait to sink my teeth into freshly baked brownies, moist and chewy cookies and especially my favorite, sweet and buttery bars once a week. It's my treat for having the self-control to not indulge every day. Working at...

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Welcome New Employees to the Team with Brownie Gifts

Starting a new job is an exciting venture, but for some, it can be a stressful experience. Some of our business buyers hope to ease those new job jitters by sending employees "welcome to the team" brownie gifts.

brownie giftsI received a Fairytale Dozen the week before I started working for Fairytale Brownies. I was so surprised by the brownie delivery - I felt beyond special! When my first day finally arrived, I felt as though I was already a part of the team.

Credit unions, banks, employment agencies, gourmet brownie companies. Some places of busniess just know how to make a new employee feel a part of the team before they even start working there! Why not be one of them?

 

 

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