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Alternative Baking Company

A California baking company known for their vegan cookies.

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Best Cookies on Campus (And Earth)

  • May 26, 2010

I have a mean sweet tooth. It is absolutely impossible for me to go one day without eating some sort of sweet. Whether it's chocolate, ice cream, cookies or all of the above I am a sweet maniac. And of course the time that my sweet craving kicks in the most is when I am in class. One day I was in the bookstore in U-hall (my favorite place on campus) buying a pack of gum when I came across a colossal cookie in plastic wrap. With exciting packaging and delicious sounding flavors I purchased my first cookie from the Alternative Baking Company. 
I got the Explosive Espresso Chip. Not only is this cookie (as well as all of the cookies from the Alternative Baking Company) delicious and giant enough to be a meal it is completely 100% vegan! They offer every flavor possible including Colossal Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Persuasion, Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin, Double Chocolate Decadence and my all time favorite is the completely dairy and wheat free Snickerdoodle. Let's talk about the Snickerdoodle real quick. Now when most people think vegan or healthy they think "It doesn't taste as good". But I promise left and right that this is the best Snickerdoodle I have ever eaten in my entire life. It looks exactly like a Snickerdoodle should look, covered with sugar with those little cracks from being baked all over the top. However, it tastes BETTER than a Snickerdoodle should taste and this just goes to show that your body wants and accepts healthy, natural and unprocessed food, even if it is a giant cookie at 9 in the morning.

The bad thing: I can no longer go into the bookstore without buying one of these cookies, no matter what time of day it is. The good thing: They are healthy and vegan and don't leave you feeling like complete crap after you eat them. They don't spoil your next meal and actually give you the little kick of energy you need sometimes to get through the day. These are a terrific discovery I have made and I encourage everyone to go buy one and to enjoy! I give LMU mad props for stocking up on most of the flavors the Alternative Baking Company has to offer and for actually embracing a vegan lifestyle!

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January 17, 2011
sweet!! YUMMY!!
July 29, 2010
Vegan cookies, huh?! I guess I'll have to try one.
May 27, 2010
Mmmmmm, I love Alternative Baking Company, too! Thank goodness these were so easily accessible in the two cities that I went to college (SF and Berkeley!). I've never had Explosive Espresso Beans but it sounds like a little pick-me-up that's an excuse for picking up a cookie! :D
May 26, 2010
That bookstore in U-Hall has so many hidden gems. The candy selection alone is way better, there is NEVER a line, and the women that work there are hilarious and uplifting.
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Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
posted in Vegan Living
One of the tastiest vegan cookies I've ever had. I suggest Peanut Butter Persuasion!
Quick Tip by . May 26, 2010
Quick, cheap and healthy snack! Did I mention delicious too?
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Alternative Baking Company is a California Corporation, formed in 1995. We are dedicated to helping make the dairy and meat industries obsolete by providing gourmet quality, vegan alternatives to traditional baked goods. Oh, yes, and we're having fun in the process! 

Our cookies look and taste like the very best traditionally made cookies - no kidding! -- but contain no dairy, no eggs, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils, no cholesterol, no animal ingredients, no artificial ingredients, and no refined sugar. We also have a wheat-free line of cookies. We use ORGANIC FLOUR, ORGANIC SUGAR, as well as other premium, natural ingredients and make our cookies in small, handmade batches. The result is a soft and chewy cookie that is both decadently good and good for you. Our cookies are available in thousands of health food stores across the country and also in many mainstream grocery stores, convenience stores, and coffee shops. We are especially proud of our many mainstream customers since our success with them is, in our opinion, the best evidence that we are succeeding with our mission. We've included some comments we have received about our products...simply go to each cookie flavor to take a look. 

We figure it may take a few more years before our cookies are available in every store on the planet and the dairy/meat industry utterly (pun intended) capitulates. Until then, we've decided to let you order our products directly via the ...
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