Send Brownies to help "burn the midnight oil"

The summer months are huge for me as that's when I am tasked with planning and completing improvements to the brownies.com website. Starting in September, website traffic significantly increases because that's when our new Fall/Holiday catalogs drop in-home (if you're not on our mailing list, join here), and our new gift packaging and brownie/bar/cookie flavors become available. The new things happening this year are: New Fairytale Bar flavors: Lemon Blondie and Cinnamon Crumb, New Sparkling Towers, New Fairytale Towers, New Wish Box, New Celebrate The Season Band, and New Happy New Year Band. Click here for more info on our new products.

Aside of the new gifts becoming available, the marketing department brainstorms what kind of improvements we'd like to have for the website, and I have the summer months to manage those programming projects. Depending on the size of the project, I have several people that I work hand-in-hand with to get large functionality changes complete. I work...

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Melissa’s Q&A: I’d send brownies to my husband’s godmother

Melissa Eisenstein is a customer service team member at Fairytale Brownies. When Fairytale fans like you have a question about an order, she’s the one at the other end of the line. We asked her which of our delicious gourmet brownies was her favorite and who she’d most like to send brownies or cookie gifts to. Here are her answers:

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Q: Why do you love working at Fairytale Brownies?

MelissaA: My job here is very fulfilling! I get to make someone’s day by sending them a gift of gourmet goodies and providing the best customer service I possibly can. It’s wonderful to go above and beyond to please our customers.

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: I enjoy swimming, hanging out with friends, cooking, baking, and taking vacations to new destinations or old favorites!

Q: Which of our gourmet gifts is your favorite?

A:  My current favorite is our Peanut Butter Cookie. I’m a HUGE peanut butter lover, and the Peanut...

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Brownie Care Package for Any Occasion!

Our gourmet brownie gifts are really popular during major holidays (Mother's and Father's day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day), but any time of year is a good time to send delicious gourmet brownies. We have a great assortment of Thank You and Thinking of You Gifts to remind people that you care about them year round.

If you are one of those people that like having an excuse to send gifts then turn to the internet. It turns out that almost everyday is assigned some sort of celebration or theme. Just in the month of August there is Book Lover's Day (9th), Middle Child's Day (12th), Be and Angel Day (22nd), and Kiss and Make Up Day (25th). So now you have an excuse to send a brownie care package to that book worm you know, or some deserved recognition to the middle children of the world. Be hailed as heavenly, or reach out to a person you had a spat with. There are as many reasons to send brownies as there are days in the year, but no matter the occasion Fairytale Brownies has the...

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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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Brownie Gifts for the US Military & families

Send Brownies to Soldiers

 

In support of our military, Fairytale Brownies sends 10 monthly brownie gifts to deployed soldiers worldwide through Soldiers' Angels - Ladies of Liberty. Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit with thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the US Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families (source: www.soldiersangels.org).

Below is some of the great feedback we've received from our troops who have received brownie gifts abroad. Makes us to happy to bring smiles to their faces. Thank you to ALL of our military men and women sacrificing their lives everyday. 

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"You cannot possibly know how much your delicious brownie gifts meant to the soldiers! Is was such a kind gesture to send such an assortment of chocolatey goodness. The brownies arrived wonderfully intact and were devoured almost immediately. These brownies really made our day. It was just the boost we needed. Thank you so...

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Back-to-school tip: Send brownies as a student care package

Back-to-school season is an exciting time around Fairytale Brownies. That’s partially because we’re only a few miles down the road from Arizona State University. It’s so fun to see the students return to town! student care package brownies

It’s also exciting because we’re so busy. It seems families have caught onto the tip that brownies make a great student care package. I mean, no one wants to move back into the dorms on an empty stomach. Right?

So, a tip for the families of college students: Send brownies or cookie baskets. And here are five tips for college students as they return to campus this month.

1. Get to know your campus. Most colleges offer study areas, computer labs, tutoring services, and more. It’s up to you to find these resources and take advantage of them. After all, that’s what they’re there for!

2. Don’t schedule back-to-back classes. There are few things more exhausting than sitting through back-to-back lectures.  

3. Take a break … but keep it short. After every hour or so of studying, take a...

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Hunter’s Q&A: I’d send brownies to Kevin Costner

Hunter Kreie is the Information Technology Team Leader at Fairytale Brownies. Hunter is responsible for network administration, database management, and application development. When a computer stops working, he reboots it (kind of an inside joke here at Fairytale Brownies ;)

We asked Hunter which of our delicious gourmet brownies was his favorite and who he’d most like to send brownies or cookie gifts to. Here are his answers:

Q: Why do you love working at Fairytale Brownies?

A: I love working at Fairytale Brownies because the people here are really great. It’s a benevolent enterprise. We spread joy and happiness through brownies.

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: I like hanging out with friends and family, playing racquetball, and exploring Arizona’s back roads on a dual-sport motorcycle.

Q: Which of our fudgy chocolate brownies is your favorite?

A: Right now, I’m really liking our new Lemon Blondie Bars. Our website says they “combine a touch of tart and a bite of sweet, (and are) topped...

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Fairytale Offers Businesses New Custom Food Gift Options

food gifts, gourmet browniesWe are excited to offer businesses some new options this fall in both packaging and flavors, and because we also offer an early order incentive program, we want to make sure you're just as excited.

We have designed a gorgeous  premium keepsake box for our customers who prefer to print their logo on their food gifts. The hinged lid to this rich brown Wish box opens to a flood of deep purple inside, along with a variety of individually wrapped gourmet brownies, cookies or Magic Morsels. I know this box is going to be a new favorite among our business customers. Like our other premium gifts, our sophisticated Wish box sends a professional message.

Another beautiful new gift is our Sparkling Tower. Sold as a 4-box or 3-box gift, this gold, silver and bronze tower is adorned with bubbles and sparkles to simulate any celebration worth remembering. The tower can be customized with a logo on the hang tag. The gift includes three sizes of fudge brownies, chewy cookies and buttery bars.

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Gourmet brownies are perfect for the royal baby in your family

Boy, gourmet brownies Everyone loves a fairytale. And when the story includes a baby, well, we women love it even more!

A new little prince was born to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William yesterday and the world rejoiced. Most of us only know the couple from a distance via the media, but that didn't stop us from sharing their baby news with everyone yesterday: It's a Boy!

Now we wait to catch a glimpse of his beautiful face, hear his name and watch him live happily ever after.

At Fairytale Brownies, two mamas, two grandmas, and a great aunt (me!) are still waiting for our own "royal" babies to be born. With each birth announcement, we are so filled with joy for the family. The births may not make the world news, but each one is royal news in our world.

Of course we'll celebrate the births with gourmet brownies, gift baskets of cookies and food gifts galore. With so many varieties of Fairytale treats, even the most disinterested relative will enjoy visiting the new addition to the family.

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No fudgy chocolate brownies? Send cheesecake gourmet gifts!

One of my favorite backup desserts – when there are no fudgy chocolate brownies around – is cheesecake. So, July 30 is a big day for me because it’s National Cheesecake Day! cheesecake swirl fairytale bar

If you’re ready to celebrate National Cheesecake Day, Fairytale Brownies has the perfect gourmet gift for you. Our Cheesecake Swirl Fairytale Bar is fine cake flour, organic vanilla extract, pure creamery butter and a swirl of sweetened cream cheese.

In honor of National Cheesecake Day and courtesy of Wikipedia, here are four fun facts about cheesecake:

  • Cheesecake dates back at least to ancient Rome. An even older form of cheesecake may have been popular in ancient Greece.
  • The cheesecake Americans know and love came about after New Yorker William Lawrence invented cream cheese in 1872.
  • There are two main types of cheesecake in America. Philadelphia cheesecake is lighter in texture and richer in flavor than New York cheesecake.
  • While cream cheese is the base for cheesecakes in the U.S., Italian cheesecakes feature...
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