A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 22, 2020
“You should be able to redeem brownie points for actual brownies”

"Brownie points” usually cannot be collected to earn brownies (a food), but many people wish that this would be the definition of the term.

“FWIW, my kids were bitterly disappointed when they learned ‘brownie points’ could not be redeemed for actual brownies” was posted on Twitter by Theme Park Insider on April 14, 2009. “You should be able to redeem brownie points for actual brownies” was posted on Twitter by American comedian and actor Rob Delaney on July 15, 2011, and again on Twitter on January 22, 2012.

“Brownie points should be real points you can redeem at the end of the day to reward yourself with actual brownies” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 30, 2016. “People would take ‘brownie points’ more seriously if they resulted in actual brownies” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on December 22, 2020.


Wikipedia: Brownie points
Brownie points in modern usage are an imaginary social currency, which can be acquired by doing good deeds or earning favor in the eyes of another, often one’s spouse.

Wikipedia: Chocolate brownie
A chocolate brownie or simply a brownie is a square or rectangular chocolate baked confection. Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. They may include nuts, frosting, cream cheese, chocolate chips, or other ingredients. A variation made with brown sugar and vanilla rather than chocolate in the batter is called a blond brownie or blondie.

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Theme Park Insider
@ThemePark
FWIW, my kids were bitterly disappointed when they learned ‘brownie points’ could not be redeemed for actual brownies.
1:29 PM · Apr 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Rob Delaney
@robdelaney
You should be able to redeem brownie points for actual brownies.
1:10 PM · Jul 15, 2011·Twitter for Android

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Dan Connaughton
@danstronaut
You should be able to redeem brownie points for actual brownies.  #stolenjokes
10:18 PM · Jul 15, 2011·Twitter for Android

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Rob Delaney
@robdelaney
You should be able to redeem brownie points for actual brownies.
12:57 PM · Jan 22, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

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Amelia Beamer
@amelia_beamer
Can you redeem brownie points for actual brownies??
8:50 AM · May 28, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Nick Rellihan
@Rellihan51
Everyone always talks about brownie points....when do I get to exchange them for the actual brownies?? #hungry #lotssavedup
10:55 PM · Feb 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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misswayward
@misswayward
They shouldn’t be called brownie points unless you can redeem them for actual brownies.
6:09 AM · Sep 21, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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HannahSilkChampagne
@hsilkchampagne
can I cash in brownie points for any actual brownies?
9:40 PM · Oct 16, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn
@XplodingUnicorn
Apparently I can’t cash in brownie points for actual brownies, so now I’m just going to be a dick to everyone.
3:03 PM · May 1, 2014·Hootsuite

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George Wallace
@MrGeorgeWallace
What the hell are “brownie points” and can I trade that shit in for actual brownies?
3:39 AM · Jul 24, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Vanilla Cupcake
@Vanilla_cupcak
I bet more people would try to earn brownie points if actual brownies were involved
MmmmmOhMaiGod #YumAF
12:36 PM · Sep 26, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/cjohn4043 June 30, 2016
Brownie points should be real points you can redeem at the end of the day to reward yourself with actual brownies.

Twitter
Robert Oler
@BoBoe53
Has anyone ever been able to successfully convert brownie points into actual brownies?
3:31 AM · May 20, 2017·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Sam Bradley is feeling annoyed.
December 4, 2020 at 8:24 AM ·
When someone tells me I’ve earned brownie points with them, I expect to be rewarded with actual brownies.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/PinkSteven December 22, 2020
People would take “brownie points” more seriously if they resulted in actual brownies.

Twitter
Shower Thoughts
@5howerthoughts
people would take “brownie points” more seriously if they resulted in actual brownies. #showerthoughts
1:03 AM · Dec 22, 2020·Twitter For Shower

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