Which Brownie Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Which Brownie Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

From Caramel to Raspberry Swirl, we bake 12 scrumptious brownie flavors here at Fairytale. Classic flavors, nutty flavors, adventurous flavors… a little something for everyone!

Now, we know the question has been burning at you forever: “Which brownie is most like me? Which brownie faithfully encompasses the deepest nuances of my personality?”

Wonder no longer! We’ve figured it all out so you can finally rest easy knowing which brownie you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries- Espresso Nib

Espresso Nib Brownie

Aries

March 21 – April 19

Bold. Confident. Energetic. This is the core of an Aries’s personality—and an accurate description of a strong, flavorful Espresso Nib brownie!

Aries are known for their passion and honesty. With enthusiasm and endless optimism, they like to be first in everything—and they’re determined enough to make it happen. Sounds like the warm, caffeine-enhanced flavor of espresso, doesn’t it?

All that energy and (admittedly, sometimes abrasive) arrogance can make an Aries come off as turbulent and unpredictable. Just like the crunchy cocoa nibs sprinkled on an Espresso Nib brownie, these rough spots might turn some people away. But those who can accept Aries for all they are know that this sign is full of passion, warmth, and loyalty for those they love most.

Taurus

Chocolate Chip Brownie

Taurus

April 20 – May 20

True to its element as an Earth sign, Taurus values tradition and stability. They’re practical, well-grounded, and one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac. It’s fitting that they gravitate toward a tried-and-true brownie flavor like Chocolate Chip.

That’s not to say Taurus are boring. Rather, they’re devoted and steadfast in their affections. Those born under Taurus know what they love, and they’ll stand their ground to prove it. They know they love chocolate, so that’s what they want in a brownie: more chocolate!

Love is a powerful motivator for Taurus. They’re deeply in touch with their sensual side, and they appreciate love and beauty in all its forms. And love is an extra indulgence of rich, decadent Belgian chocolate baked into each Chocolate Chip brownie.

Gemini

Toffee Crunch Brownie

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

Adventurous and always quick to adapt to change, those born under Gemini are motivated by endless curiosity and excitement about the world. They’re a warm, excitable, fun-loving sign—just like a warm, flavorful burst of buttery, crunchy toffee.

Contrary to what people think, Geminis aren’t two-faced in a dishonest sense. They’re just so expressive and quick-witted that they can bounce between ideas or emotions before everyone else can catch up.

It’s fairer to call them versatile or adaptable—just like the versatile flavor of a Toffee Crunch brownie. Sometimes you just bite brownie, sometimes you get a small corner of toffee, and sometimes you get a full toffee experience. And variety is the spice of life that the ever-changing Geminis love most!

Cancer

Cream Cheese Brownie

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

Sweet, comforting, and reassuring, Cancers tend to be nurturers who are loyal and empathetic to those they love most. It’s a perfect match to the creamy, smooth flavor of a Cream Cheese brownie!

Because of their gentle nature, Cancers often play the role of peacemaker. Just like their brownie’s harmonic swirl of cream cheese and chocolate, this sign values harmony and balance. They’re quick to avoid conflict and will search for a solution that leaves everyone satisfied.

That said, at the end of the day, don’t assume Cancers will be a pushover. Those born under Cancer can be incredibly tenacious when their emotions take over. Cream Cheese may be subtle compared to some flashier brownies, but it’s steadfast and bursting with warm, enveloping flavor!

Leo

Cinnamon Cocoa Brownie

Leo

July 23 – Aug 22

No brownie fits the fiery Leo sign better than Cinnamon Cocoa. Self-confident and compelling, Leos have a charismatic nature that makes them difficult to ignore—just like the irresistible allure of cinnamon.

Like the other fire signs of the zodiac, Leos are bursting with passion and warmth. Leos are so in love with life that others can’t help but be drawn into their aura. They’re dynamic. They’re creative. They’re the star of the show!

As natural-born leaders, Leos have an uncanny ability to unite those around them. It’s not too different than how the cinnamon, pecans, and chocolate combine their distinct flavors into a perfectly balanced Cinnamon Cocoa brownie.

Virgo

Walnut Brownie

Virgo

Aug 23 – Sept 22

Virgos are all about precision and organization. They strive for perfection, and that means taking a conservative, practical approach to life. There’s beauty and power in simplicity. Matching them to a classic Walnut brownie just makes sense!

Because of their keen attention to detail and their careful, methodical mindset, Virgos are often seen as the “control freaks” of the zodiac. They want nothing left to chance, and they won’t settle for anything less than perfect.

Walnut is a dependable, traditional brownie flavor that still requires careful attention to detail. You can’t have too many walnuts, or too few—it needs to be just right! Virgo’s practical side might even appreciate how walnuts on a brownie add a pinch of protein to their snack.

Libra

Pecan Brownie

Libra

Sept 23 – Oct 22

Ever notice the perfect symmetry of a pecan? Or the perfect balance between soft and crunchy in a Pecan brownie?

Cooperative and diplomatic, Libras are all about balance. They appreciate the best of both worlds, and they firmly believe in gestalt—that the balanced, organized whole is more valuable than its individual parts.

That said, Libras can be quite indecisive! When faced with multiple options, fair-minded Libras can see the value in all sides and struggle to settle on which one is best. They’d appreciate a flavor like Pecan, which is a healthy blend of all worlds. Flavorful but not overwhelming. A sensible blend of fudgy and crunchy. Not wildly exotic, but also far from plain. Something just right!

Scorpio

Caramel Brownie

Scorpio

Oct 23 – Nov 21

Caramel and Scorpio—what do they have in common? They’re both strong, passionate, and will stick to you like glue!

On the surface, Scorpios often seem calm, cool, and collected. But if you’re familiar with Scorpios, appearances are often misleading! Just like a Caramel brownie contains a hidden layer of rich, powerful caramel at the center, Scorpios at their heart are fiercely assertive, emotional, and passionate.

Scorpios are also notoriously stubborn. They’re not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. In friendships, that makes them incredibly loyal—a true friend and ally who will stay by your side through thick and thin.

Sagittarius

Raspberry Swirl Brownie

Sagittarius

Nov 22 – Dec 21

True to a fire element, those born under Sagittarius burn bright and energize those around them. They have boundless passion for freedom and life—just like the bold, tangy burst of puree in a Raspberry Swirl brownie.

Sagittarius are also known as adventurers and world travelers, driven by their intense curiosity and free spirit. They’d definitely be the type to appreciate the strong, sweet-and-tart flavor combo of raspberry and rich dark chocolate. And did you know our raspberry puree is imported all the way from Italy?

Truthfully, all that idealistic enthusiasm combined with their honest nature can make a Sagittarius impatient and blunt—just as some might find a tart raspberry too sharp to enjoy. But when Sagittarius learn to properly express themselves, they’re an endless source of motivation and generosity for everyone in their circle.

Capricorn

Original Brownie

Capricorn

Dec 22 – Jan 19

Capricorns are all about tradition and discipline, making them the epitome of an Original brownie. Responsible and sometimes a bit serious, Capricorns are a sign of comfort and stability. They’re the ones you can count on when all else fails!

Capricorns don’t hold themselves to rules arbitrarily. They simply hold a lot of value in the experience that’s been gained and perfected over time. They learn from their past mistakes, and each failure makes them much stronger in the end.

That said, we think Capricorns would appreciate the 60+ years of tradition behind our cherished family brownie recipe.

Aquarius

Mint Chocolate Brownie

Aquarius

Jan 20 – Feb 18

Just as mint can be a subtle flavor, so too is Aquarius seen as the shy, quiet sign of the zodiac. Deep thinkers and problem solvers, Aquarius spend a lot of time in their own heads!

Unfortunately, people tend to misinterpret an Aquarius’s withdrawn personality as insensitive or standoffish. Cold, like peppermint. But that’s not necessarily true! This is just how Aquarius protects themselves against premature familiarity.

Just as an eccentric Aquarius will thrive in the right environment, mint can too. Think about it—mojitos, lamb with mint sauce, Mint Chocolate brownies. With the right blend and a healthy dose of creative freedom, mint (and by extension, an Aquarius) can provide warmth, energy, and innovative flavor!

Pisces

White Chocolate Brownie

Pisces

Feb 19 – March 20

Pisces are kind, selfless, and often considered the most tolerant of the signs. As a water sign, Pisces are often led by their hearts—that is to say, their compassion, empathy, and generosity.

That gentle, friendly disposition common to Pisces perfectly mirrors the delicate flavor and silky texture of a White Chocolate brownie! Smooth and creamy, high-quality white chocolate complements and highlights the flavors around it without being overwhelming.

Pisces are also known to have an artistic side, just as white chocolate is a beloved decoration in baking. Isn’t that icing drizzled over a brownie just gorgeous?

5 Tips to Impress with Corporate Gifts During COVID-19

5 Tips to Impress with Corporate Gifts During COVID-19

Staying in touch matters — not just in our current quarantine times, but always. Forward-thinking companies are looking to the holiday season as a time to reconnect with partners, clients, and staff. And what better way to send cheer and well wishes than with a special corporate gift for the holidays?

But we can’t deny that times have changed. Following the same gift-giving routine that you’ve followed in the past may end up hurting more than helping.

The rules are different when sending gifts during COVID-19. With inventory shortages and work from home situations, there’s more to consider before ordering!

If you want your corporate gift to stand out and really make your brand shine, follow these easy tips.

1. Order Gifts Early

If you think it’s too soon to shop for holiday gifts, think again. Tons of retail businesses—especially in ecommerce—are dealing with pandemic-related inventory shortages. Experts predict it’ll only get worse as the holiday season approaches.

Save yourself the headache. Don’t settle for something lesser because the best gifts are out of stock. Plan ahead and get your order in before everyone else!

For best results, aim to place your order in November. The earlier, the better. Some companies will let you schedule later gift delivery, so you don’t have to worry about your gifts arriving too early.

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2. Don’t Send Gifts Related to COVID-19

Right now, a pandemic-related gift might sound relevant and clever. In fact, it’s not as clever a strategy as you might think.

If you send something like a branded mask, your recipient will always associate your company with the COVID-19 crisis. You don’t want that kind of negative association.

Besides, COVID-19 has affected a lot of lives. By using it as a marketing push, you risk leaving a bad taste in your recipients’ mouths.

Instead, brainstorm gift ideas that will genuinely brighten your recipient’s day. Whether it’s a hobby-related gift to fill their time at home or a delicious food gift (like brownies!) that lets them indulge, remember to keep your gift positive!

3. Include a Personalized Note

No matter what’s going on in the world, including a personalized gift message is always a good idea. When we’re so busy collaborating and working with our professional network, sometimes we forget to stop and tell clients and partners how much we appreciate them!

Let your recipient know how much they matter to you. Especially in a time where meeting face-to-face just can’t happen, every bit of personal connection matters.

All Fairytale Brownies gifts include a personalized card printed with your message. Add your logo, too – no extra charge!

4. Don’t Send to an Empty Office

Are your recipients working from home?

Some companies have returned to the office, while others are still operating under work from home quarantine. Check with everyone on your holiday gift list!

It’s as simple as a phone call. Ask if your recipient can receive gifts and which address would be best. If you’re questioned, be honest—let them know you’re compiling a holiday gift list.

Don’t worry about ruining the surprise. You don’t have to say what the gift is. There’s still anticipation in waiting for it to arrive!

Besides, a not-so-surprise gift is still better than a gift that never reaches the right address. Plus, some companies will reject unexpected packages. Letting them know there’s a gift on the way is the best way to make sure the gift arrives where it needs to go.

 

Tips for Accurate, On-time Delivery

  1. Call ahead of time to make sure your recipient can accept packages.
  2. Don’t forget to include a suite, office, or apartment number, if applicable.
  3. Provide your recipient’s phone number. During the hectic holiday season, this helps drivers deliver your gift to the right place!

5. Choose an Early Arrival Date

When shopping for holiday gifts, a lot of companies want their gift to arrive as close to December 24 as possible. After all, Christmas Eve is the day for receiving gifts. It feels like a tradition we can’t help but follow.

But think again! While the 24th might be ideal for your friends and family, corporate gifting is another matter. Instead, aim for the first or second week of December.

You’ll be the FIRST gift to arrive at their office.

Your recipient might be getting tons of holiday gifts from their professional network. By sending early, your gift will arrive first and stand out from the crowd.

You’ll increase the chances they’re there to enjoy it.

Work from home aside, a lot of professionals take time off for the holidays. Send early in December to catch your recipients before they’re out of the office on vacation.

You’ll make sure your gift doesn’t arrive late.

During the holiday season, the postal service gets flooded with gifts. By choosing an earlier delivery date, you buy your gift some buffer time to account for any possible delays.

You can blame the shipping company, but it won’t stop your gift from arriving late. And “late” isn’t a good look for your company. Be proactive and plan ahead!

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Times may have changed, but the importance of staying in touch with those we care about never will. In fact, the time spent apart makes us appreciate our time together so much more.

No matter how you choose to reach out to your clients, partners, friends, and family, you’re sure to bring a smile to their day. Even a simple card or email lets them know they’re on your mind.

But a gift is something special. It’s sweet, thoughtful, and can leave a positive impression on your lucky recipient for years to come. It’s a sure way to boost customer loyalty, strengthen partnerships, and be the year’s holiday hero. Maybe you’ll even get something sweet in the mail in return!

28 Fun Facts about Fairytale Brownies

28 Fun Facts about Fairytale Brownies

Up for some Fairytale trivia? To celebrate 28 years of brownie magic, we’ve put together 28 fun, weird, and surprising fun facts about Fairytale Brownies.

Some you might already know, but we bet many of these tantalizing tidbits will come as a surprise!

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  1. Our founders, David and Eileen, have been best friends since kindergarten! They met on the school playground in 1971.
  2. Our award-winning brownie recipe actually belongs to David’s mom. Mom retired from baking brownies when we started the business. According to her, Fairytale Brownies taste even better because we use Belgian chocolate.
  3. We owe a lot to parents, friends, and loved ones for those early years! Eileen’s husband (boyfriend at the time) was our first baker. A trio of moms, who were in charge of wrapping brownies by hand, called themselves the Fairytale “wrap group.” Fairytale Brownies even started off in a friend’s catering kitchen! Many a band member in Tempe helped us with our start in the early ’90s.
  4. In the early days, we sold brownies one-by-one at street fairs, farmers’ markets, and coffee shops. When winter visitors started asking us to ship brownies to them back home, we introduced our first “catalog” — a one-page photocopied order form.
  5. The company was originally going to be called “My Mom’s Brownies.” But when we looked up the definition of a brownie, we discovered it’s also the name for a good-natured elf in Celtic folklore. “Fairytale Brownies” fit the elf theme and made for a good pun, and our name was born!
  6. We chose purple on a whim when we printed our very first brownie labels. The printer asked what color and we decided on the spot. Now we have a trademark for the color purple for selling brownies.
  7. In 1995, we acquired the brownies.com URL. At the time, we saw it as a kind of consolation prize since what we really wanted was 1-800-BROWNIES. Today, we own over 200 URLs that all point to brownies.com.

Baking by the Numbers

  1. We were cracking over 600 eggs a day BY HAND before we started purchasing pre-cracked eggs.
  2. In 2019, we baked through 26.5 tons of chocolate. That’s more than the weight of 8 large SUVs!
  3. We’re brownie millionaires! In 2019, we baked a grand total of 5,179,093 individually wrapped Brownies, Sprites, and Morsels.
  4. Fifty-four percent of all gifts are shipped in December. We send out more brownies in December than in the rest of the year combined.
  5. For most of the year, we have a full-time workforce of 45. During the holidays, our season workforce approaches 200.
  6. Currently, our record for packages shipped in a single day is 12,752. On our busiest day in December, we ship more packages than an entire month during the summer.

Flavor Fantastic

  1. The original Fairytale Brownies flavor lineup included Original, Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter made with Reese’s peanut butter cups, Mint Chocolate with Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and Pecan.
  2. Over the years, we’ve retired a few flavors: Amaretto Brownie, Coconut Brownie, Peanut Butter Brownie, and Peanut Butter Cookie.
  3. We’ve dabbled in TONS of different treats and extras over the last 28 years, including cashews, cocoa, locally roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, caramels, jelly beans, chocolate covered espresso beans (called Wish Beans), chocolate covered Magic Morsels (called Fairytale Truffles) and dipping sauces in chocolate and caramel. For a time, you could even order a stuffed bear or bunny!
  4. We introduced Fairytale Cookies in 2010 with flavors based on our most popular brownies. We wanted to be creative with ingredients we already had in the kitchen, leading to flavors like Toffee Chocolate Chip, Caramel Pecan, and Coconut Walnut.
  5. Fairytale Blondies (originally known as Fairytale Bars) came onto the scene in 2012 as a special way to celebrate 20 years of business.
  6. Pure peppermint extract is notoriously strong. We can’t bake any other flavors alongside our Mint Chocolate Brownie or Mint Chocolate Cookie, or else the mint flavor will seep into the other treats. In fact, peppermint extract is so concentrated it takes us an entire year to go through a single 25lb canister.
  7. When we say, “The best ingredients sourced from around the world,” we mean it. We import Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate all the way from Belgium—and we’ve been using it since day 1!

Assorted Brownie Bits

  1. We’re Arizona locals through and through. Not only was Fairytale Brownies founded in Arizona, but both our founders were born and raised in AZ, too. Our headquarters have moved around between Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler, but we’ve always been based locally.
  2. In 28 years, we’ve never named the cute little sprite in our logo. We just call him “the brownie guy.”
  3. Although we don’t use it much anymore, we created an adorable fairytale jingle for our brownie guy.

    In the wee hours of night,
    The Fairytale Brownie gleams with delight.
    With his magic spoon in hand,
    He creates the greatest brownies in all of Fairyland!

  4. Fairytale Brownies have been included in the gift bags at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards and in Hollywood. We have some celebrity fans… but can’t divulge who!
  5. Giving back has always been near and dear to our hearts. Since 2001, we’ve donated $475,000 and sponsored two playground builds with our nonprofit partner, KABOOM!. Eileen even did a playground build with Michelle Obama in Washington DC!
  6. We have a Quality Control team that taste tests nearly every batch of treats. That’s right—we get paid to eat brownies.
  7. Fairytale Brownies has been featured on The Food Network three times. Once on “Food Finds” in 2008 and twice on “Unwrapped” in 2009 and 2011. We’ve also appeared on QVC to represent Arizona in a series called 50 in 50. You can watch clips on our YouTube channel!
  8. Fairytale Brownies have flown on the Concorde, gone scuba diving underwater, climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and been delivered via USPS to the Mt. Everest base camp.

And there we have it—fun factoids to share with your friends and family on trivia night. Which one surprised you most?

It’s been a long 28 years, filled with Fairytale memories, flavors, and fun! We can’t wait to see what the next 28 years have in store.

7 Fun Facts about Cookies

7 Fun Facts about Cookies

Cookies are one of the dessert staples that you just can’t imagine a world without.

But how much do you know about the history of the cookie? Who invented such a delicious and classic treat? Where did the cookie get its current name?

We love cookies almost as much as we love brownies, so we’ve compiled a short list of fun facts about cookies so we can all learn more about this favorite all-American baked good.

(Or, read our related article: 10 Amazing Facts About Brownies)!

Cookie Fact #1

It’s believed the first cookies date back to 7th century AD Persia when sugar became commonly available in the region. The cookie craze spread throughout Europe and by the 14th century, they were a commonly enjoyed treat.

Cookie Fact #2

Early on, one of the most popular cookies was called a “jumble.” The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch word koekje, meaning “small cake.” In the 19th century, the British started calling them biscuits.

Cookie Fact #3

It’s commonly believed that the first chocolate chip cookie was created by accident. According to the story, in the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, added pieces of a chocolate bar into her cookie batter, thinking the chocolate would melt. When it didn’t, chocolate chip cookies were born!

Not everyone believes this story, though! Wakefield was an expert baker with a household arts college degree, after all. According to one interview, the chocolate chip cookie was invented after much testing and experimenting during one of Wakefield’s college food-chemistry classes.

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Cookie Fact #4

Size didn’t matter with the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. It was roughly the size of a quarter. Fortunately, the standard size of chocolate chip cookies has increased a bit over the years.

Cookie Fact #5

The chocolate chip cookie is America’s most popular cookie with 53% of Americans naming it the top gun. The peanut butter cookie (16%) and oatmeal cookie (15%) are second and third.

Cookie Fact #6

National Cookie Day is December 4th. Just in time for the holidays, which makes a lot of sense if you ask us.

Cookie Fact #7

Here at Fairytale Brownies, we have six different types of cookies, all based on combinations of our most popular brownie flavors! It’s how we came up with tasty temptations like Caramel Pecan and Toffee Chocolate Chip.

Want More Facts About Cookies?

With a history that dates back so far, we’re sure there are plenty more facts about cookies not listed here. We didn’t even get into facts about sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies or any of the other unique flavors and varieties that have come to exist over the years.

If you want to learn more fun facts and trivia about cookies, here are some of the sources we used.

 

More Cookie Facts:

We don’t know about you, but all this talk about soft, chewy cookies makes us hungry! If you’re feeling the cookie craving too, you can get your favorite Fairytale Cookies in Bulk and save. Or surprise someone sweet with a tasty bakery-fresh cookie dessert gift, delivered free to anywhere in the US!

14 Unique and Creative Brownie Recipes

14 Unique and Creative Brownie Recipes

With the blogosphere cranking out so many amazing recipes on a daily basis, it’s hard to keep up.

Of course, you can skip the hassle of scouring the Internet for recipes by ordering fresh and delicious brownies from us.

However, if you also like to roll up your sleeves and get to work in the kitchen, then you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most creative and unusual brownie recipes out there!

From the unusual ones like black beans and zucchini to the creative ones that involve various types of candy or fruit, there’s sure to be something here you’ll enjoy giving a test run in the kitchen.

After all, everyone should get to enjoy the warm, gooey, indulgent bite of a rich chocolate brownie. Unusual brownie recipes like these let you bake at home despite any allergies or dietary restrictions you have. Gluten-free, dairy-free, butterless, low-fat… you name it, there’s a brownie recipe for it.

Other creative brownie recipes, like chili chocolate brownies or s’more brownies, let you have fun in the kitchen and enhance an already delicious dessert classic.

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Creative Brownie Recipes

Bake your brownies with just a little extra pizzazz! Whether it’s some kind of candy or fruit, these creative brownie recipes turn an already delicious baked good into a truly decadent dessert.

  1. Blackberry Cheesecake Swirl brownies – Kick your recipe up a level with warm, rich brownies swirled with tart blackberries and smooth cream cheese.
  2. Chili Chocolate Brownies – Gooey and decadent, these brownies have just the right amount of spicy bite to them!
  3. S’more Brownies – For fans of the classic s’more, this recipe features fudgy double chocolate brownies topped with crunchy, salty pretzels and gooey melted marshmallows.
  4. Praline Brownies – Top your favorite brownie recipe with indulgent praline icing and salted, toasted pecans. Delicious!
  5. Red Velvet Brownies – Fluffy, delicate red velvet cake, reimagined as a dense and fudgy brownie!
  6. Strawberries & Cream Brownies – Balance the fudgy richness of chocolate brownies with sweet, refreshing strawberries and cream.
  7. Mud Hen Brownies – Gooey marshmallows, crunchy nuts, toasty brown sugar meringue topping combined with rich, melty brownies.

Unique Brownie Recipes

Feeling adventurous? Need to replace specific ingredients for health or dietary reasons? Look no farther! The ingredients in these unique brownie recipes may sound odd, but the result is still delicious brownie bliss!

  1. Low Fat Zucchini Brownies – These brownies made with zucchinis, bananas, and applesauce turn out chocolaty, moist, and dense!
  2. Breakfast Brownies – The true breakfast of champions! These brownies contain chocolate, espresso, and bacon.
  3. Dairy-Free Brownies – All the fudgy, chocolaty goodness of brownies, without any dairy. You won’t be able to taste the difference!
  4. Zucchini Butterfinger brownies – This recipe results in the moist, dense texture of zucchini brownies with a perfect candy coating to finish it off!
  5. Black Bean Brownies – A delicious flourless brownie recipe that doesn’t taste like beans. It turns out incredibly rich, so enjoy with ice cream!
  6. Vegan Apple Brownies – No chocolate in this one, but it’s still a sweet cinnamon apple blondie brownie recipe that’s completely vegan!
  7. Avocado Brownies – Surprising and scrumptious! Slather with avocado buttercream frosting for best results.

Okay, now we’re hungry.

If you are too, you have options. Get to the grocery store and then get in the kitchen!

Or, if you don’t feel like cooking after all, order a brownie gift basket delivered fresh from our bakery. You can even unwrap the brownies and tell your guests that you baked them yourself. We won’t tell!

10 Amazing Facts About Brownies

10 Amazing Facts About Brownies

As experts on brownies, we should probably have a page about brownie facts!

Cookies and cake might be more popular among American desserts, but we think these rich, luxurious treats deserve a bit more love and attention. Whether you make your brownies from scratch, buy a boxed brownie mix, or order gourmet brownie delivery from a place like Fairytale Brownies, who doesn’t love a delicious, decadent taste of chocolate goodness?

Brownies are a staple of home-baked goods that any kitchen worth its salt has attempted at least once! But how much have you thought about where these irresistible chocolate squares came from? Or why the texture of your brownies ends up fudgy sometimes, cake-like other times?

And so we bring you… fun facts about brownies!

10 Fun Facts about Brownies:

1. No one really knows where brownies first came from.

There are three theories about the invention of brownies:

  • A chef accidentally added melted chocolate into biscuit dough.
  • A cook forgot to add flour to the batter while baking cake.
  • The most popular theory: A housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. According to the story, she was baking for guests and decided to serve these “flattened” cakes to them.

2. The classic brownie recipe consists of just 5 ingredients.

The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs, and flour. Bakers typically use unsweetened chocolate, so more sugar is required to balance out the bitterness.

3. Why do some brownie batches turn out fudgy?

Fudgy brownies have minimal amounts of flour and no baking powder at all. Melting the butter rather than creaming it yields a denser, fudgier outcome.

4. Why do some brownie batches turn out cake-like?

Cake-like brownies contain less butter and more flour than fudgy brownies, as well as a little baking powder. Softened butter is creamed with sugar rather than melted with chocolate. Creaming incorporates air into the mixture which causes the brownies to rise higher.

5. Why do some brownie batches turn out chewy?

Chewy brownies get their chewiness from adding in extra eggs and a combination of different chocolates (semi-sweet and unsweetened). Put the two together with cocoa powder and the result is a rich, chewy brownie.

Fairytale Blondies

6. You can bake chocolate-free brownies!

They’re called “blondies,” probably for their golden-brown color. Blondie brownies are made with brown sugar, vanilla, butter, and eggs… but no chocolate! These typically have a cake-like texture.

Explore our blondie flavors!

7. Brownies are a “comfort food.”

Brownies are considered a “comfort food” where, when eaten, traditionally provides a nostalgic or sometimes sentimental feeling to the person eating it. It must be that chocolate! Or that comforting, home-baked feel.

8. How else can you make brownies?

These days, there are a million different takes on the brownie recipe. Flourless brownies, butterless brownies, low-fat brownies, you name it! There’s even a recipe for zucchini brownies out there.

Browse a few variations in these links:

9. Brownies have their own holiday!

National Brownie Day takes place annually on December 8th. A day worth celebrating, if you ask us (with brownies)!

10. There’s a mythical creature called a “Brownie”!

Most people know the most common definition of the word “brownie” – a chocolate baked good. But did you know there’s also a mythical creature called a “brownie”? Brownies are tiny, fanciful, good-natured elves who secretly help out and do good deeds at night. (That’s also where Fairytale Brownies got its name!)

We hope you’ve enjoyed these fun and amazing facts about brownies!

The first few really go to show that baking is more of a science than most people think. Simply changing up the ingredients or switching between melted or creamy butter can have a huge impact on the outcome of your brownies. The type of chocolate can make a big difference, too!

Our own brownie recipe is a secret family recipe passed down for over 50 years! The mom of one of our founders, David Kravetz, baked it for David and our other founder, Eileen Spitalny, while they were growing up (Our founders David & Eileen were friends in kindergarten!).

We’re still using her recipe, but we’ve made a few improvements. Like importing authentic Callebaut Belgian chocolate and baking in a one-of-a-kind brownie oven, customized to create the ultimate rich, fudgy texture in every brownie we bake. Read our full story!

Did we miss any brownie facts?

Get in touch if you discover anything else cool about brownies, their history, or fun facts about them. We’re always excited to talk about brownies!

Treat Spotlight – Fairytale Blondies

Treat Spotlight – Fairytale Blondies

Our brownies are usually the star of the show around here. They’re delicious, gourmet, and the perfect gift for any occasion. We get why people love talking about them so much. We do too.

But we have a whole line of incredible treats that deserve just as much love.

That’s why, today, we’ve got an entire post dedicated to our soft, buttery, completely addicting Fairytale Blondies.

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When we started baking our blondies back in 2012, we wanted to try something different. We wanted to be able to give people more flavors to add even more variety to their favorite gifts. Thankfully, our expert bakers were up to the challenge! They worked together to create an instant favorite.

Blondies are soft and fluffy, baked with dark brown sugar and pure vanilla extract. Unlike our dense and decadently fudgy Belgian chocolate brownies, Fairytale Blondies are light and almost cake-like.

If you haven’t tried one of our Fairytale Blondies yet, we suggest starting with the classic Chocolate Chip Blondie. It’s got just the right blend of brown sugar and semi-sweet chocolate that you love about blondies — but with the gourmet twist you’d expect from Fairytale Brownies. Think of it like a chocolate chip cookie cake that’s moist, buttery, and baked to golden-brown perfection.

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For more adventurous flavor fans, we think you’ll love our Raspberry White Chocolate Blondie. Light, delicate white chocolate chips swirled with sweet and tangy raspberry puree combine into an elegant, harmonious blend of irresistible flavors.

Our other flavors include:

  • Cheesecake Swirl – Cake-like brown sugar blondie swirled with tangy cream cheese
  • Lemon – Soft and light blondie drizzled with zesty lemon icing
  • Cinnamon Crumb – Buttery blondie crowned with cinnamon and walnut crumble
  • Pecan – Moist, chewy blondie topped with crunchy pecan halves

Fairytale Blondies are available in many of our combo gifts, so your loved ones can get a taste without having to give up the brownies. Once you find the blondie you can’t stand to share, you can stock up on your favorite blondies in bulk!

No matter how you try them, just be warned, they’re super addicting!

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3 Easy Holiday Treat Ideas for Brownie Lovers

3 Easy Holiday Treat Ideas for Brownie Lovers

Every good host knows the key to an unforgettable holiday party is in the details. Anyone can bring people together for free food and drink, but an exceptional host knows that blowing people away takes a few important details done right.

We don’t think every detail has to be perfect since that takes the fun out of bringing people together! But we have learned over the years that as long as the desserts are perfect, everything else just falls into place.

So if you’re looking to host an incredible holiday party this year, here are our suggestions for easy holiday treat ideas to upgrade everyone’s time.

Easy brownie favors

1. Craft Brownie Favors

We’re starting with our personal favorite. It’s personal, it’s portable, and it’s a pretty easy holiday treat to put together. For this holiday treat idea, we recommend that you stock up on your favorite Fairytale Sprite and Magic Morsel flavors. Since they’re individually wrapped, they’re easy for exact portion control without making a mess. (Buy brownies in bulk to save!)

Instructions:

  1. Roll rectangles of craft paper into a cone shape. Tape the edges together.
  2. Fill with delicious brownies or another mix of treats.
  3. Make it look extra adorable by tying a bow around or adding a name tag!< /li>
Hand these favors out as they walk in the door, pile them up on the refreshments table, or use them as place settings. Your guests will love that you were thoughtful enough to give them a way to keep their brownies with them all night.
Easy brownie christmas tree treats

2. Brownie Christmas Trees

Half decoration, half addicting brownie dessert. These adorable holiday treats are easy to make and perfect for a Christmas party! They’re bright, fun, and loved by kids and adults alike. Again, we recommend you order a dozen full-size Fairytale Brownies to make this holiday treat. Each brownie is perfectly cut into 3” x 3” squares, making it easy to size all your brownie trees the same. Plus, they’re the dense, fudgy type of brownies so they cut cleanly and don’t make a mess!

Instructions:

  1. Make two cuts diagonally from the bottom edge of the brownie to create the tree shape.
  2. Drizzle green frosting from the top of the tree to the base. Decorate with your choice of holiday sprinkles!
  3. Stick a mini candy cane in the bottom of each tree for the trunk.
And you’re all done! Beautiful and tasty. If you have a lot of kids at your party, this is an easy holiday treat to turn into an engaging “make your own Christmas tree” activity. Just set out bowls of various sprinkle types and let everyone decorate their own!
Mini Morsel Bites holiday treats

3. Mini Morsel Bites

You know when a dessert is so delicious that you want to eat half of it all by yourself? But then you stop yourself because that would be weird and probably unfair to the rest of the party guests?

With this holiday treat idea, your problem is solved.

Mini brownie bites are an easy holiday treat that come in individual portions, so guests can treat themselves as often as they want.

Our bite-size Magic Morsel brownies are a perfect size.

  1. Drizzle each brownie bite in chocolate sauce. Top with vanilla frosting.
  2. Add in your favorite sliced fruit for garnish.

Voila! The perfect individual holiday dessert. It’s the easiest one on the list!

Again, this one is easy to turn into a “make your own brownie bite” activity. Order a party-sized box of 48 Magic Morsels, which includes an assortment of six unique brownie flavors. Set out a variety of topping options and then everyone can create their own mini brownie bite of dreams.

Operation Perfect Holiday Party: Success!

There you have it! Beautiful and easy holiday treats guaranteed to make any of your winter parties a success.

Of course, you could pull off the perfect party just as easily by using a gorgeous and stunning gift tower of chocolate treats as your table centerpiece and calling it a day. We support that decision too. But if you feel like getting crafty, these are our favorite holiday treat ideas that are easy to put together.

Let us know which ones you make and how they turn out! Tag us on Facebook and Instagram. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hungry for more easy treats to make at home? We have some awesome Thanksgiving dessert ideas and easy Halloween treat ideas — and they all involve brownies, of course!

Holiday Gift Ideas: Guide to the Year’s Must-Haves

Holiday Gift Ideas: Guide to the Year’s Must-Haves

The holidays tend to sneak up out of nowhere. Sure, most of them take place at around the same time every year. But time always seems to move faster in those months between Halloween and the New Year.

To save you some time on picking out holiday and Christmas gifts, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a helpful holiday gift guide for 2017 filled with delightful and bright food gifts for everyone on your list.

Spoiler alert: they’re all going to be Fairytale Brownie gifts. But you knew that already.

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Holiday & Christmas Treat Towers

A tower of delicious chocolaty treats is the peak of holiday gifting. Quality really doesn’t reach higher heights than this!

Holiday towers will always be at the top of our holiday gift guide because they’re the perfect holiday gift of surprise, delight, and delicious food.

What Is It?

For the people you want to impress most, our treat tower gifts have a surprise at every level. Amaze them with a scrumptious spread of fudgy Belgian chocolate brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery blondies.

Holiday towers are available in 2-box, 3-box, or 4-box varieties, so you can pick a piece count depending on your recipient’s craving or family size.

Holiday Gift Idea For:

1. Long-distance families.

Don’t ruin their holiday by making them fight over their favorite brownie. Any family of 3+ people needs something big enough to share, with enough flavor, and variety to fit every taste preference.

2. You, for your holiday party centerpiece.

When you want to add holiday magic to your evening, we’ve found that a tower of irresistible mouthwatering treats does the trick.

Our towers are stunning, gorgeously themed for the holiday, and wrapped in a snow-white ribbon. Whether you get one for your own holiday party or gift it to the host of a holiday party you’re attending, edible centerpieces are always the biggest hit at parties.

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Christmas Wooden Box

If you’ve ever seen a child open a gift, you know one thing is universally true — no matter how cool the gift on the inside is, they’re always going to prefer the box it came in. We’re not exactly sure why this happens, but it happens all the time.

Think of this keepsake wooden box gift as the grown-up version of that.

What Is It?

Luxury and refinement all in one. Build with smooth, quality wood and a sliding lid, the keepsake wooden boxes are basically two gifts for the price of one. Not only are they getting an assortment of gourmet, mouthwatering brownies that they’re going to obsess over, but they’re also getting a deluxe wooden box they can keep forever.

Holiday Gift Idea For:

1. Mom & Dad.

Your parents deserve something a little extra. Especially if you’ve moved out and you don’t see them as often as they’d like, a holiday gift idea like this keeps you on their minds and lets them know that you miss them, too. It’s perfect for holding jewelry, keys, coins, spare parts, or whatever other knick-knacks your parents like to collect.

You can upgrade to a personalized wooden box, too. Just upload any photo or image, and we’ll laser print it on the wooden box lid with smudge-free vibrant colors!

2. Scrapbookers and arts & crafts types.

Some people will always appreciate a useful storage gift. Wooden box gifts are perfect for storing photos, craft supplies, buttons, and whatever other odds and ends they need to keep organized. The only catch is that first, they have to eat all the fudgy, decadent Belgian chocolate brownies tucked inside.

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Holiday Keepsake Photo Tin

Similar to the luxe wooden box, our custom keepsake tin gifts come in a container that lasts way longer than the actual brownies do. The difference is this holiday gift idea is a chic metallic square perfect for anyone who has a particular look they’re going for.

What Is It?

When you give this holiday gift, you’re letting someone know that you know they have a certain quality standard they want from their life and you are trying to help them achieve that — while still splurging on some seriously addicting brownies.

What’s even better is you can customize your holiday gift with a full-color logo, or a picture from your favorite memory this year.

Holiday Gift Idea For:

1. Your significant other.

The holiday season is a time of making memories! Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth Christmas with that special someone, a holiday gift that you can appreciate and remember for years to come is always the right choice.

Pick any memory, and we’ll laser print it on a keepsake tin filled with brownies. It’s an easy way to celebrate old memories and create new ones at the same time!

2. Sentimental friends & family.

You know that friend or family member who has framed photos all over their house? For those who like to celebrate their favorite people and memories, a one-of-a-kind gift is just the thing.

Upload any image or photo, and we’ll print it on your tin lid in stunning full color.

Who Are We Forgetting?

Trust us, brownies are the answer to everything.

Our entire business is dedicated to brownies, so we can say with confidence that we offer a lot of different brownie gift options. From small displays of affection to huge displays of chocolate extravagance, we have a holiday gift idea that will show your lucky recipient exactly how you feel.

No matter what gift you go for this year, we can guarantee they’ll be getting a taste of the best brownies they’ve ever had and they’ll be forever thankful for you for sending them.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us or shoot us a message on live chat. We’re always here to help you pick out the perfect holiday gift!

How to Be A Holiday Hero with Custom Business Gifts

How to Be A Holiday Hero with Custom Business Gifts

One of the most rewarding parts of Fairytale Brownies is getting to collaborate with businesses across the country to make fully customized corporate gifts. Professionals come to us in need of a professional yet personal gift that they can give to their clients, colleagues, and co-workers that is impressive and fun. And we’re always on board for making the office a bit more fun.

These are thoughtful people who don’t want to have to send another mug or lunch bag. They want to give a gift that makes an impression, filled with something the recipient would actually want. As we’re sure you know, it’s impossible not to want luxuriously decadent Belgian chocolate brownies!

If you’re looking for ways to become this year’s holiday hero, we put together a few reasons why a custom holiday business gift filled to the brim with brownies is the best gift ever.

Spread Holiday Cheer

Brownies invoke that heartfelt, home-baked feel of licking batter off the spoon in Mom’s kitchen. It’s a cozy comfort food with “happiness” and “love” as the main ingredients. If you want to send holiday business gifts to valued clients that speak from the heart, there’s no better way.

Brownies are also perfect for sharing — even with large groups! Each Fairytale Brownie is individually wrapped for freshness and portion control, so everyone can just pick their favorite flavor and enjoy. No need to worry about how many hands touched every single treat in the box before you got there.

Cozy comfort feel + easy sharing = Holiday cheer throughout the entire office.

It’s part of what the holiday season is all about — spreading joy and sharing brownies! Plus, since you can get a company logo or photo printed right on the brownie box lid, everyone will know exactly who sent the treats and appreciate your generosity.

Trust us, “the company that sent those really good brownies” is exactly the kind of reputation you want to have.

Give Thanks

As the year winds down, we start to recognize and celebrate the year’s accomplishments and all the people who made those accomplishments possible. What’s a sweeter way to say thank you for being part of our year than with premium, gourmet brownies hand-packed in a gorgeous corporate thank you gift box?

Customer loyalty is a powerful thing. After you go through the effort to attract brand new clients, it makes sense to keep them around. A unique and personalized holiday business gift of thanks reminds your professional associates that you care about them and appreciate all their hard work.

Besides, maybe they’ll send you a thank you gift of brownies in return. That’s the kind of never-ending brownie cycle that we all need in our lives.

Build Relationships for the Future

It’s never too late to start building a better relationship with your corporate connections! The holiday season of giving and warm wishes is a perfect chance to start fresh with new client-building practices.

For the corporate partners you work with, for the clients and contacts who send you referrals, and for the staff who work hard all year to make the business a success, they all deserve a treat of delicious brownies.

Sweeten the deal with new prospects or remind longstanding partners of the great perks of working with you. No matter the reason, brownies branded with your logo are always a guaranteed way to make them smile and improve their feelings toward you.

They’re going to be showered with different gifts all season long, but with a completely personalized holiday business gift, yours will stand out and be remembered long after the new year.

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We Make it Easy for You!

From corporate thank you gifts for referrals to birthday presents for your valued employees, we have an entire line of branded corporate gifts to emblazon with your company logo.

We think holiday business gifting should be easy, so there are no surprises at checkout. All our custom gifts have NO minimums or set-up fees. We deliver worldwide and ship gifts for free to anywhere in the United States.

Got a big order coming up? As always, our customer service team is happy to help! Plus, we have volume discounts and incentives available to reward you for being such a generous gift-giver.

We want to make gift-giving as easy and fun as possible for you. We’ll do whatever it takes to make your Fairytale Brownies Experience perfect. And that’s a promise!