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Established in 1981 by Cheryl Krueger and Caryl Walker, Cheryl’s Cookies has grown and expanded to be a part of the wonderful gifting empire of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands. Staying true to their original vision, this Ohio-based bakeshop continues their simple mission of providing customers with the highest-quality, fresh baked goodies and gourmet gifts.
An Ohio-based bakery crafting delicious gourmet brownies and baked goods for holidays and special occasions.
- Variety of traditional and unique flavors
- Fun, seasonal baked items
- Gluten-free, sugar-free and Kosher options
- Club membership option
- Not available for individual purchase
- No vegan options
- Brownies not available for special occasion packaging
Brownie Selections and Varieties: (Rating: 9/10)
Cheryl’s has 14 wonderful gourmet brownie flavors, which cover all of the classic favorites. Offerings include a festive frosted birthday brownie, fudge, toffee crunch and raspberry. Some of the bakeshop’s more unique varieties include pecan pie, frosted peanut butter and an oatmeal scotchie. They also offer a delicious sugar-free blondie and a gluten-free original brownie.
Since this bakery focuses on gourmet gifting, their brownies are not available for individual purchase; however, they have several sampler options available. Cheryl’s allows customers to create exactly what they are looking for with their Create your Own Brownie Box option, which includes sets of 10, 18 and 30. When selecting this option, customers can choose any of the vendor’s 14 decadent flavors to include in the gift set. Cheryl’s also offers an adorable Brownie Mini Bow Box set, which includes bite-sized blondies and fudge brownies. A special gift option available at Cheryl’s is their Brownie of the Month Club, which can be purchased for six or 12 month periods, and includes 10 delicious brownie creations in each shipment. Since Cheryl’s specializes in more than just brownies, they also have a wonderful Create your Own Cookie/Brownie Box, which customers can customize to include exactly what they want. They also have several seasonal gift set options, which will be discussed below.
Specialty Brownies: (Rating: 9/10)
The award-winning baked goods from Cheryl’s only include the highest-quality ingredients, are always baked fresh and contain no preservatives—ever. Cheryl’s has also been Certified-Kosher since 2008. They have also recently started offering sugar-free and gluten-free desserts and gifts, including their sugar-free blondie, mentioned above.
Cheryl’s is dedicated to making every season and event special, and accordingly have fun, seasonal treats. For the current season, they have a beautifully packaged Fall Brownie & Bar Gift Box and A Halloween Brownie Bar Box, which include festive, spooky wrapping and their new, seasonal pecan pie bar. They also offer two fun, Fall and Halloween cookie and brownie combination sets, which include seasonal brownie flavors and cookies decorated with Halloween and Fall-themed frosting.
Although Cheryl’s is Kosher-certified and have started delicious sugar-free and gluten-free lines of products, they still do not offer vegan baked goods.
Club Membership Option: (Rating: 10/10)
We were excited to see that Cheryl’s offers a brownie of the month club, and even more excited to see that is available for purchase for six or 12 options, as we all love choices! With this club, the subscriber gets ten brownies delivered to their doorstep during the first week of each month, with a new flavor for every delivery. The flavor schedule is listed below (from website):
Flavors: January – Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate, February – Buttercream Frosted Hot Cocoa, March – Cashew Chocolate Chip, April – Blondie Walnut, May – Buttercream Frosted Classic Vanilla Fudge, June – Raspberry Crumb, July – Oatmeal Scotchie, August – Fudge, September – Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter Fudge, October – Caramel Fudge, November – Toffee Almond Crunch, December – Buttercream Frosted Fudge Mint
Deliveries are available every month with the twelve-month option for $19.99/month, or every-other-month with the 6-month subscription, for $21.99/month. This club is well priced, making an excellent gift idea for someone special, or a perfect, self-indulgent treat for yourself.
Pricing: (Rating: 9/10)
As previously mentioned, Cheryl’s does not offer their brownies for individual purchase, but they do have a variety of purchase options and price ranges. Their most affordable gift set is $24.99 for their 25-piece set of brownie bites. The Create your Own Brownie Box ranges in price, starting at $34.99 for the set of ten, and topping off at $64.99 for the set of 30. The bakery’s Halloween and Fall-themed gift sets range in price from $32.99 for a ten-piece brownie and cookie set to $44.99 for a 20-piece cookie and brownie assortment. Cheryl’s Create your Own Cookie/Brownie Box, start at $32.99 for a 12-piece set, and top out at $134.99 for a deluxe set including 24 brownies and 64 cookies.
Shipping: (Rating: 9/10)
Experts in shipping delicate baked goods throughout the year, Cheryl’s always packages their products to ensure that they arrive perfectly intact and fresh, no matter what the season.
Since this is a large bakery that ships throughout the nation, Cheryl’s does not guarantee that their brownies are baked and shipped the same day; however, they guarantee that all products will arrive in the way they were meant to be enjoyed—fresh, which makes us confident in their methods.
Cheryl’s offers several shipping options, to ensure you receive your cookies when you want them. Shipping ranges from $6.99 to $21.99 for ground, $16.98 to $31.98 for two-day, $26.98 to $41.98 for overnight and $31.98 to $46.98 for Saturday delivery.
Gift Options: (Rating: 9/10)
Cheryl’s specializes in the art of gourmet gift giving, and all of their gift sets come beautifully packaged. Their Create your Own Brownie and Cookie/Brownie Boxes, Brownie Mini Bow Box and Brownie of the Month Club items all come elegantly-packaged in the bakery’s signature boxes with a festive red bow. They are not available to be customized for specific holidays or occasions, but Cheryl’s also offer seasonal gift options, which rotate depending on the current season and holidays. As previously discussed, the current Fall and Halloween gifts sets come in seasonal and holiday-themed packaging and contain seasonal flavors and varieties. Cheryl’s will offer festive holiday brownie options for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays as well.
This bakeshop also lets customers shop their gourmet baked goods by occasions including: Thank You, Sympathy, Birthday, Congratulations and more. Unfortunately, these themes are not available in their brownie gifts, but are all pre-made assortments including a diverse selection of their baked goods. This is perfect for individuals that don’t mind incorporating other baked goods into their assortments, but not ideal for those on the hunt for brownie only gift sets.
Cheryl’s also has an excellent corporate gift program, which includes business name and logo customization into their elegant packaging. They will also include business cards and other enclosures into the packaging—free of charge. Each corporate account has a dedicated customer service manager that will oversee the entire process, and assist customers in finding exactly what works for their business needs.
Customer Service: (Rating: 9/10)
According to their website, Cheryl’s boasts the best quality guarantee in the brownie business. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, they promise to “do what it takes to make it right.” This said, they have an excellent customer service team. Customer service can be reached via their toll-free number and questions, comment and concerns can also be submitted via a form on their website. They do not offer live chat assistance at this time. Orders can be placed securely through their easy-to-use website or if you prefer, by telephone, fax or mail. Their interactive website includes a throughout FAQs section which answers a wide range of questions. Cheryl’s user-friendly website also includes fun features like a blog, a shopping guide and useful nutritional information for their products.
Brownie Sets: start at $24.99 (set of 24 brownie bites)
Create your Own Brownie Boxes: range from $34.99 (10 count) to $64.99 (30 count)
Create your Own Brownie/Cookie Boxes: range from $32.99 (12 count) to $134.99 (90 count)
Seasonal Gift Boxes: range from $32.99 to $44.99
Brownie of the Month Club:
12-Month Subscription: Includes up to 12 shipments (arriving monthly) with special flavors selected for each month. Starts at $19.99/month.
6-Month Subscription: Includes up to six shipments (arriving monthly) with special flavors selected for each month. Starts at $21.99/month.
Price Range: $24.99-$134.99
Number of Varieties: 14
No Sugar Added Brownies
Corporate Gift Options
Private Gift Options
Brownie of the Month Club
Gift Wrap options
Brownie Sampler or Assortment Packs
Avg. Cost to Ship: $9.99
Who Would Enjoy Shopping Here?
With their delightful assortments, brownie of the month club and seasonal themes, Cheryl’s is a perfect destination for gift shopping. Cheryl’s has 14 flavors that cover the classics with a few one-of-a-kind varieties thrown in the mix, as well as a sugar-free and a gluten-free option. This should ensure you can find the perfect gift for even the pickiest individual on your gift list.
What We Like
We like that Cheryl’s has something for everyone with their selection of Kosher-certified, classic and unique flavors, as well as their gluten-free and sugar-free options. We like their emphasis on gifts, especially their build-your-own options, which gives customers the option to create exactly what they are looking for. We also love their seasonal packaging and varieties, which make every time of year special.
What We Don't Like
Although they have lovely gift packaging and options, we do not like that their occasion-themed wrapping options are not available for any of the brownie gift sets. Another drawback of this vendor, is that they do not allow brownies for individual purchase. We would also love to see a vegan option, as they expand their offerings for those with dietary restrictions.
This, now nationally-acclaimed, bakery stays true to its roots with the highest quality, gourmet baked goods and gifts. Their emphasis on elegantly-packaged baked goods for gifts, makes us confident that the recipient will love whatever we choose.