A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to sample some cookies from Caveman Bakery. Caveman Bakery is run by Stephanie Lester, a paleoist and former attorney. After several years of suffering in the legal world, Stephanie decided to follow her heart and her taste buds. She left the legal world, opened Caveman Bakery and started producing tasty paleo treats. She produces two great products, Cavemen Cookies and Tropical Cavemen Cookies. Stephanie was kind enough to send me 6 of each. She bakes, she gives, she can draft my will…..Stephanie is a keeper in my book! Ok, on to the cookies.
The cookies were shipped quickly and arrived housed in an unassuming “natural” looking brown bag. Inside the bag was all killer, and no filler. The cookies themselves were of a good size, with a very “unmanufactured” look. The ingredients: simple and to the point. The Original Cavemen Cookies are made with honey, almond flour, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The Tropical Cavemen Cookies are made with almond flour, honey, unsulfured coconut, macadamia nuts, and ginger.
Both versions are delicious. I actually thought the two different versions tasted pretty similar, with the taste of the Tropical seeming to be dominated slightly more by the honey. If I have a criticism of the cookies it would be to create more of a differentiation between the flavors. That small crumble aside, I knocked out both bags in a couple days. Even though each cookie only has 60-65 calories, they are quite filling. This is probably due to the texture of the cookies, which I would describe as just short of sticky.
What I loved most about the cookies was that I could throw them in my bag, and no matter where I was during the day I could dip into my pocket for a tasty paleo treat. Never under estimate the value of a portable paleo treat. “Portable Paleo”….hmmmm. That sounds like a good name for a company. You heard it here first!
In conclusion, if you are looking for a sweet little somethin-somethin to have for dessert, or as a go-to treat on the road, check out CavmanBakery.com. The cookies are delicious, they are paleo, and they are clearly made with love and attention. Stephanie is super cool as well. It takes a lot of guts to quit an established career to follow your heart. As a paleo wannabe, I’m very glad she did.