Gourmet Gifts Make Work Fun!

Not only is April 1st April Fool’s Day, but it's also International Have Fun at Work Day. I think it may be because people have fun fooling their coworkers that day, but none the less, it is a day dedicated to enjoying work.  We got started a little bit early on this holiday here at Fairytale Brownies. On March 26, we had our companywide Spring Fling Event!   

At Fairytale Brownies, it is important that we enjoy what we do. We send brownies and other treats worldwide, and bring smiles to people’s faces. How could we not have fun doing that?!  But as an extra treat for our team, we enjoyed a lunch from the Grilled Cheese Truck, and we did some group painting with the Social Canvas!

Even if your work doesn’t do anything extra special for International Have Fun at Work Day, you can still make it fun. Surprise coworkers with some gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies! You will be amazed at how something as small as a brownie can make a big impact. There is just something special about...

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Invite Fudgy Chocolate Brownies to a Picnic

It is almost Spring time! The weather warms up and the plants are in bloom. It is time to get outside and enjoy it! One way to enjoy the great outdoors is with a picnic! Taking time to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings, while feasting on some delicious food! What could be better? Of course, make sure you bring fudgy chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies for dessert. 

Picnics are really all about three things: choosing the right location, bringing the right supplies, and preparing a delicious menu. It is really up to you to create a great picnic, so here are some tips!

Location. Choosing where you picnic is really half the fun. Choose a place with beautiful scenery that appeals to all your senses. You can search online for picnic spots in your area or maybe you prefer something as simple as your backyard. It is really up to you. Check out Travel and Leisure's article on America's Best Picnic Spots for inspiration. 

Supplies. Once you have your location chosen, you can start...

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Bake Chocolate Mint Brownies, or buy online!

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner so it's time to start thinking green . . . and minty! 

Personally, I am a huge fan of the chocolate and mint flavor combination; these two flavors baked together in brownie form is simply divine. So, I went on the hunt for the most mouthwatering Chocolate Mint Brownie recipe I could find (to satisfy those home bakers), and boy did I luck out. Think York Peppermint Patty combined with fudgy chocolate brownie batter. Hello delicious. 

With repost permission, here is a Chocolate Mint Brownie recipe I found from The Brown Eyed Baker for you to enjoy. Photo credit: The Brown Eyed Baker. Recipe used with permission from The Brown Eyed Baker.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

 

Of course if you don't want to bake your own Chocolate Mint Brownies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you can always order fudgy chocolate mint brownies online from Fairytale Brownies. Imagine cool mint hand-drizzled over rich Callebaut Belgian Chocolate. Or, try Fairytale Brownies Mint Chocolate Cookies. Imagine...

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Invite Belgian Chocolate Brownies to your next party

I have many hostess friends out there, that just love throwing parties and get togethers. It is just so fun to bring friends and family together, and to remember the important things in life. Of course, we like to show off a bit and get creative as well, especially with food! I know people who have put out quite and impressive spread at their parties, sometimes they cook it themselves, but other times they either don't have the time or prefer to serve something they know will be a hit. Like Belgian Chocolate Brownies, moist cookies, and chewy bars from Fairytale Brownies.

You're guests will not be able to resist our amazingly delicious gourmet treats! We have a lot of different options to choose from! I will layout some of my top suggestions!

Crowd Pleasers- These assortments are large enough to go around and you can choose whether you want just brownies, or an assortment with cookies and bars as well. I suggest the Cookie & Sprite Extravaganza. 48 snack-size Fairytale Sprites are...

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5 Reasons to Give Corporate Food Gifts Year Round

The days of giving corporate food gifts just during the holidays have long gone. Businesses send gifts for a variety of reasons and at various times throughout the year. Here are five reasons to use Fairytale Brownies corporate food gifts throughout the year:

corporate food gifts1. Welcome New Employees - You've recruited, interviewed and hired those new employees. Now it's time to welcome them to the team. Surprise them with a branded gourmet brownie gift sent to their home. They'll feel a part of the team before they even start their first day at work.

2. Reward Existing Employees - They're hard working, loyal and willing to go the extra mile. Show your employees a little appreciation for a job well done with a gourmet gift of fudge brownies, cookies or bars. Any time of year is the right time to say, "thank you."

corporate food gifts3. Attract New Clients - Send prospective clients a little food gift customized with your full-color logo. Include a personalized gift message offering your services. They'll enjoy the delicious...

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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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Brownies & Beer Pairings - Perfect for a unique Valentine's Day Treat

Ever thought about a mouthwatering pairing such as delicious, gourmet brownies and hoppy, brewery beer? Or, how about fudgy brownies paired with a sweet, Moscato dessert wine? Hello... delicious much?! What a fantastic surprise your loved one will experience when you present them with this unique treat! They are sure to love this sweet surprise.

In 2012, Fairytale Brownies teamed up with Sleepy Dog Brewery to raise money for a local playground build in the Phoenix area. Below are the experts at Sleepy Dog and Fairytale Brownies recommendations for perfect brownie and beer pairings. 

  • White Chocolate Fairytale Brownie - recommended with "Light American Lager" (crisp, light purposefully sweet).
  • Walnut Fairytale Brownie - recommended with "Spring Marzen Seasonal" (copper lager with characteristic dryness; pleasant finish).
  • Peanut Butter Fairytale Brownie - recommended with "Hefeweizen" (light, unfiltered German wheat-style ale; citrus, banana and clove).
  • Toffee Crunch Fairytale Brownie -...
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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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