Blissful Brownies Review
After completing law school and beginning her career as an attorney, Ambler FitzSimons decided to do a complete 360 and follow her true passion of baking. With this decision, Blissful Brownies was born. Since then, the company has been dedicated to baking her original small-batch recipes while also creating new one-of-a-kind formulations.
A small-batch bakery committed to making the classic American brownie luxurious, gourmet experience.
- 12 classic and unique flavor options
- Two seasonal options
- Signature gift packaging
- No sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan or Kosher options
- No holiday-themed packaging options
- Only small-sized gift packaged and assortments
Brownie Selections and Varieties: (Rating: 8/10)
Blissful Brownies’ decadent brownies are available in 12 delightful flavors including classics like chocolate, chocolate pecan and chocolate peanut butter. Some of the bakery’s more unique offerings, which stay true to their high-quality standards, are s’more, chocolate coconut and peppermint candy. All of the vendor’s brownies are available for individual purchase in the larger five-ounce size, wrapped individually in cellophane and tied with a satin ribbon. Their brownies are also available in gift boxes of six or 12 smaller 2.5-ounce brownies, which are beautifully packaged in the vendor’s signature boxes. The six-pack includes one flavor of your choice, while the 12-pack can include two flavors of your choice. They also offer an individual gift box of 12 brownies, for which the customer can choose up to three flavors to include. Another creative gift option is their brownie bites, which are one-ounce brownies packaged in elegantly-boxed sets of 15. If you are looking for something special, Brownie Bites also offers artistic brownie cakes, which are available in 10 of their delightful flavors. Available in their three-inch “baby” size or their standard eight-inch offering, this cake comes intricately decorated with sugared pansies.
Despite their twelve wonderful flavors, available in 5 ounce brownies, 2.5 ounce brownies and their one-ounce bites, as well as in their two sizes of cakes, Blissful Brownies does not offer a sampler pack, featuring all of their flavor offerings. The closest thing to a sampler is their 12-pack box with three flavors. We would love to see sampler including more of their amazing flavors and varieties.
They also do not offer gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan or Kosher brownie options at this time.
Specialty Brownies: (Rating: 9/10)
All of Blissful Brownies’ scrumptious creations are crafted from the highest-quality ingredients in small batches to reflect the founder’s original childhood recipe. They are fudgy, not cake-style and are filled with chocolate chunks. Premium chocolate, such as Guittard, is the base for all of their delightful varieties.
As previously discussed, this vendor has 12 flavor combinations, covering more traditional flavors, as well as more unique formulations. Blissful Brownies’ wide selection of flavors includes two wonderful seasonal options. Perfect for Fall, their pumpkin spice brownie is crafted from nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and walnut to create the ideal Fall treat. Their peppermint candy brownie adds a festive touch of peppermint to their popular classic chocolate brownie, and comes with holiday-themed candy cane packaging.
Since this artisanal bakery is small in size and makes everything from scratch, they do not offer any gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free or Kosher options at this time, something we hope to see in the future!
Club Membership Option: (Rating: 0/10)
Again, due to their small, artisanal-nature, Blissful Brownies does not offer a club membership option. This is something we would love to see as this bakery expands so that we can enjoy their baked goods on a monthly basis.
Pricing: (Rating: 9/10)
All of Blissful Brownies’ delicious gourmet flavors are available for individual purchase in their decadent five-ounce size for $5.00. Their elegantly-packaged brownie boxes include a six-piece set of 2.5-ounce, individually-wrapped brownies for $25.00, while their larger 12-piece box of 2.5-ounce, individually-wrapped brownies is $37.00. A set of the vendor’s adorable brownie bites is $25 for the box of 15 bites. Their beautiful 8-inch brownie cake is $37.00, while the smaller 3-inch version is $20.00. Customers can also purchase the vendor’s individual gift box of 12 individually-packaged brownies which can include up to three flavors for $55.
This vendor does not offer their smaller-sized brownies for individual purchase, which would make a cheaper purchase option for those on a strict budget, but we do like that their gift boxes are not outrageously priced, and come in small, affordable gift sets.
Shipping: (Rating: 8/10)
Blissful Brownies wants to ensure your experience is as heavenly as their name implies, and will offer a refund or new shipment for any products that do not satisfy 100 percent. This said, they do not have any special protective packaging to prevent melting, breakage or damage. However, they say they have never had an issue with any of these problems, and their satisfaction guarantee makes us confident in their shipping methods.
This bakery bakes every batch to order; however, they do not bake and ship the same day because they want to allow the brownies to cool completely overnight.
All orders are shipped via FedEx Ground or FedEx 3-day, depending on which will be fastest based on the customer’s location. A flat rate of $8.95 applies to all smaller orders, including individual brownies, six packs or brownie bites. For larger items a flat rate of $12.95 is charged. They will also calculate a lower rate for you if you are ordering multiple packages. Orders can also be expedited with 2nd Day or Overnight for an additional fee.
Gift Options: (Rating: 7/10)
Any of Blissful Brownies elegantly-packaged sets of gourmet brownies make wonderful gift options. As previously discussed, they have boxed sets of six available for purchase, as well of sets of twelve which can include two or three flavors. Other pleasing brownie gift options include their brownie bites and cakes. All brownies are packaged in Blissful Brownies’ signature boxes and tied up with a lovely satin ribbon.
What better way to show your customers and clients that you care, than by sending them a decadent gift from Blissful Brownies? All of the previously mentioned gourmet brownie sets can be gifted as corporate gifts, and packaging can be personalized to include your company’s name and logo. Volume discounts are also available.
Aside from their special candy cane packaging for their peppermint brownie, Blissful Brownies’ does not offer special occasion or holiday-themed gift wrap options. Their gift boxes are delightful, but do not come with quantities larger than 12-pieces, that some customers may want for offices or crowds.
Customer Service: (Rating: 8/10)
Thanks to their satisfaction guarantee, you can be certain you will receive excellent customer service from Blissful Brownies. Your orders can be placed through the vendor’s secure website or via their toll-free phone number. Customer service can also be reached at their toll-free number with any questions or concerns. They do not have email support or live chat at this time. They also do not include a FAQs section on their website, but do have a brief section discussing shipping issues. Their easy-to-use website does include a blog with fun recipes.
Individual Brownies: available for $5.00
Brownie Sets: range from $25.00 to $55.00
Brownie Bites: available for $25.00
Brownie Cakes: range from $20.00 to $35.00
Price Range: $5.00-$55.00
Number of Varieties: 12
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Corporate Gift Options
Private Gift Options
Gift Wrap options
Brownie Sampler or Assortment Packs
Bake and Ship Same Day
Avg. Cost to Ship: $8.95
Who Would Enjoy Shopping Here?
Blissful Brownies is ideal for those looking to purchase brownies in small quantities. With individual purchase options and sets of six to 12 brownies, those that wish to purchase small, artistically-packaged gifts will find exactly what they are looking for! Those that want to purchase large sets and assortments may prefer a larger bakery with more options. If you love fudgy brownies, this is the place for you. Those that prefer cake-style brownies will want to look elsewhere. Finally, this bakery is not for those that that need vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or Kosher varieties.
What We Like
We love that this artisanal bakery stays true to its roots, with small-batch brownies based on the owner’s original childhood recipe. They offer a nice selection of both classic and one-of-a-kind brownie flavors, which should satisfy any chocolate lover. We also like their adorable, signature packaging, which makes every purchase feel special.
What We Don’t Like
We wish that Blissful Brownies offered a brownie of the month club as well as larger gift assortments and samplers. Another drawback of this vendor is that they do not have holiday-themed gift wrapping options, which we would like to see them incorporate. We also would like to see them offer varieties for those with food sensitivities and dietary restrictions.
The recipes from this artisan bakery will make you feel like you stepped into the owner’s personal kitchen. Their fudgy brownies come in a variety of classic and original flavor options, which will satisfy any brownie lover.