Oh. My. Word.
For the first time ever, I like a base brownie recipe better than my own. I know how conceited that sounds but when you have been making something for years, you know exactly how to tailor it to your specific tastes.
I was impressed from the get go- everything from the emails to the packaging had me thinking- this company is something special.
The more I read, the more I found to like.
You can read their story- from how they got started to where they are now here- it is impressive. A long time friendship, a family recipe and a passion for brownies along with a commitment to excellence and they are up to over 2.5 million brownies annually.
Their little mascot and spreader of joy is Brownie, a cheerful fairy of Celtic lore who delights in doing good deeds.
Fairytale Brownies are all natural, certified kosher and free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, preservatives and artificial colors.
Fairytale Brownies gives back- because it all started on a playground, Fairtyale Brownies supports KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that empowers communities to build playgrounds. They donate brownies and a portion of their profits- you can help too- at checkout you can choose to donate a dollar by clicking give the gift of play at checkout.
We received the Christmas Dozen to review, and it was one of those gifts that is a delight to unwrap- you know the presents that you just know something special is inside because of the care that went into presentation- that's what you get with your package from Fairytale Brownies.
It started with a decorated tissue-paper layer closed with an enjoy sticker.
After that was a cheerful Christmas gift band surrounding their classic box. Which makes a wonderful crown.
Inside, though, is where the magic happens.
A dozen tempting 3" by 3" brownies, each in a different flavor.
We started with the white chocolate and didn't stop til we were almost sick from eating so much! Yes, they were that good.
12 delicious flavors including caramel, chocolate chip, cream cheese, espresso nib, mint chocolate, original, peanut butter, pecan, raspberry swirl, toffee crunch, walnut and the aforementioned white chocolate.
Each was truly a delectable treat and all were excellent- a I've always said, quality ingredients and a passion for what you are doing makes all the difference.
Our personal favorites- espresso nib, toffee crunch, white chocolate and the caramel. There is not a bite of any of them left, and we didn't share with the dogs if that tells you anything- they got pepperoni so they were okay with it. ;-)
*From Geeky Mommy- please if you ever create a pumpkin or eggnog brownie, I want to be a taste tester.
As much as I wish I could toss in my brownie-making apron, I just can't justify ordering every time I get a brownie craving, however, I absolutely will be ordering them. They are very reasonably priced, and make an extremely impressive gift. In addition to the 3" x 3" Fairytale Brownies we received they have Fairytale Sprites 3" x 1.5" and Fairytale Magic Morsels 1.5" x 1.5".
You can shop by price and there are several options that would make fabulous teachers gifts or for those faraway loved ones. Your mail carrier- especially if you keep them hopping like I do with wins and such. Hostess gifts- I have been to many functions where it would have been perfectly acceptable and more than polite to bring a gift and if you bring Fairytale Brownies the host/hostess could choose to plate them up then or save them later to hog by themselves - yes, I'd probably do that. ;-)
There are several packaging options, including some with hot chocolate and *hint hint people who are buying me gifts, coffee* as well as truffles and... no, I won't tell you everything they have because I want you to go to the site to see all there is and tell me your fave for your main entry. Try not to drool on your keyboard.
That's right- Fairytale Brownies has generously offered one of our readers a chance to win the Christmas Dozen. I have to say we're wishing we could enter our own giveaway, they are so so so good!.
Can't wait? Use the code MOMBLOG at checkout for free shipping on orders of $30 or more. And add the new Candy Cane Truffles for your lovely Loonyverse hostesses. ;-) They look divine. Like everything else on the site.
THE GIVEAWAY- 1 winner will win their very own Christmas Dozen, a $37.90 value. US only 18+ up ends 12/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Daily entry.
Main entry- without this all others will be deleted. Go to Fairtyale Brownies and tell me what you would love to give or receive. There is a LOT to choose from, make sure you have your Christmas list in mind when you are looking and don't forget you can get free shipping with the code MOMBLOG on orders over $30. I know a lot of you don't know what to get for teachers and the mail carriers, delivery guys, really, I don't know anyone who wouldn't love this. They even have sugar free options. Your entry on subsequent days can be as simple as today's entry.
You can have two extra entries (1 each) by following Fairytale Brownies on Twitter and / or becoming their Facebook Fan. Just leave your user name in the comments.
Really want to win? Yeah, I would too. The main entry is all you need for a chance to win, but you can find out how to get additional entries into our giveaways here.
Good luck, everyone!