Caveman Bakery Caveman Cookies are one of my all-time favourite snacks. Out of all the cookies in the world, my favourites will always be the ones that are less artificially packed with sugar. Caveman Cookies are sweet and delicious, but they do it in their own paleo way. Instead of cane sugar, they’re sweetened with “True Source Honey” from Brazil. This makes for an altogether more wholesome flavour than regular cookies.
Caveman Cookies are a step forward for paleo dieters with a sweet tooth, and I was incredibly excited to try them for the first time. They’re soft and gooey, rather than crunchy like other dairy free cookies. So Caveman Cookies are a halfway hybrid between a cookie and a date & nut bar (like Nakd bars, Luna bars, Pulsin bars etc).
Each Caveman Cookie flavour is:
- 100% Natural
- Kosher Certified
- Sweetened with honey instead of sugar
- Only 65-75 calories per cookie
There are seven flavours. So let’s take a look!
Original: Raisin & Walnut
A paleo cookie version of the classic oatmeal and raising cookie. You’ll know it’s a Caveman Cookie by the signature dense and chewy texture. Each bite is interspersed with the warming flavours of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s almost a faint reminder of gingerbread!
The raisins are a perfect complement, adding a burst of softness and sweetness to each delicious mouthful. Some have said that this variety is too sweet for their taste, but if you want paleo cookies, it’s going to take honey to bind them! For me they’re just right; sweet and filling enough to be satisfied after just one or two.
Original Caveman Cookies Ingredients: honey, almond meal, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon.
New World: Pumpkin, Maple & Cranberry
These were the first Caveman Cookies I ever tasted and reviewed. There’s an awesome cinnamon and pecan flavour throughout, with a natural sweet balance from the combination of maple syrup and honey. Though all-natural, Caveman Cookies are definitely sweet treats, and the sugar rush is noticeable. A lovely maple flavour rings through and leaves a satisfying aftertaste – nothing artificial here!
It took me a while to notice the cranberries but once I found one it was a big burst of flavour. Pumpkin, Maple & Cranberry Caveman Cookies are softer than some of the other variants. The sweetness of maple with the zinginess of cranberry is great, though these are a soft cookie, without much crunch.
A bit sweeter and stronger tasting than the Original Raisin & Walnut flavour.
New World Caveman Cookies Ingredients: maple syrup, honey, almond meal, pecan meal, dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), pumpkin seeds, spices.
Mayan: Chocolate, Chilli & Chia
Mayan Caveman Cookies are a little different to the other flavours made by Caveman Bakery. They venture into a new realm with the inclusion of chilli. They are also the only Caveman Cookie containing chocolate! Don’t expect these to be too spicy – the chilli is the last ingredient on the list, and is balanced well with cinnamon. This changes the sensation from heat to warmth.
The ‘chocolate’ in Mayan Caveman Cookies is in the form of raw cacao powder, which contains a plethora of nutrients and antioxidants. I was sad to find out it wasn’t chocolate chips, so sadly they didn’t make my review of The Best Dairy-Free & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies . It’s tough to produce paleo chocolate chip cookies though so I’ll let them off!
Mayan Caveman Cookies Ingredients: honey, almond meal, raw cacao powder, cashews, chia seeds, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, chili powder.
Rainforest: Brazil Nut & Cherry
These aren’t too sweet, and the Brazil nut meal adds a different texture, compared to the other types of Caveman Cookie. The flavor is mostly nutty, and I found the same as most other reviews have said about this variety. This isn’t a bad thing, and I found the cookie delicious, but the cherries, nutmeg, and cayenne are awesome ingredients that don’t come through as much as I’d like.
Rainforest Caveman Cookies Ingredients: honey, almond meal, brazil nut meal, chopped almonds, dried cherries (cherries, sunflower oil), nutmeg, cayenne pepper.
Alpine: Hazelnut & Carob
Hazelnuts, Carob and Honey are the three flavours you’ll find in Alpine Caveman Cookies. The first bite will deliver sweetness, with a strong honey flavour. Then the hazelnut flavour comes through, which is an awesome twist on the regular almond meal base used in other varieties. Closing the flavour is carob, which adds an almost chocolatey taste to the mix.
These didn’t stand out as my favourite, but they are a simple and subtle mix of flavours that is very enjoyable.
Alpine Caveman Cookies Ingredients: honey, hazelnut meal, almond meal, toasted ground carob.
Tropical: Coconut & Macademia
These are quite easy to fall in love with. The coconut and macadamia flavours make for a creamy taste, with a strong coconut aftertaste. The nuttiness and texture reminds me of White Chocolate Macademia Nut Clif Bars! The almond meal base has a nice chewy texture, the same as the other varieties, while maintaining the warmth of ginger that is found in the Original Raisin and Walnut flavour.
If you love coconut, you’ll love these! All the coconut flavour you hope for, with the natural sweetness of True Source Honey.
Tropical Caveman Cookies Ingredients: almond meal, honey, unsulfured coconut, macadamia nuts, ginger.
North Pole: Chocolate & Peppermint
Okay, so I said that Mayan Caveman Cookies were the only ones containing chocolate…
North Pole is Caveman Bakery’s seasonal variety, and they’re flavoured with chocolate and peppermint! “Because Santa is tired of chocolate chip!” North Pole Caveman Cookies are released annually for a limited time, while stocks last. I’ve so far only seen them in the US so let me know if you find a source in UK!
Ingredients: organic honey, maple syrup, almond meal, unsulfured coconut, raw cacao powder, pure peppermint extract, cardamom
Caveman Bakery – Beyond the flavour…
So now you know about the varieties and flavours, here’s some more information from http://cavemancookies.com
How is the honey sourced?
Caveman Bakery uses Certified Brazilian “True Source Honey.” Read more about this certification process and its ethics at truesourcehoney.com
Are Caveman Cookies kosher?
Yep! Certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
Are Caveman Cookies peanut-free?
They produced in a completely peanut-free facility, and contain no peanut ingredients. So, yes!
Caveman Cookies are gluten-free, right?
Yes! All ingredients are gluten free. They are however produced in a facility that uses wheat. Caveman Bakery say they take care to protect against cross-contamination, with all machinery, conveyors and equipment sanitized between runs. So it’s up to you We also regularly test our cookies at an external laboratory to ensure that they fall well within federal regulations for gluten-free products.
Are Caveman Cookies GMO-free?
All Caveman Bakery cookies are GMO-free.
How long do they stay fresh?
All Caveman Cookies products have a shelf life of one year. Each one is individually wrapped for freshness. However, to keep your cookies chewy and delicious, store them in a dry location at room temperature.
How many calories are there in Caveman Cookies?
There are just 65 calories in each Original Caveman Cookie, 70 calories in each Tropical, Mayan and New World Caveman Cookie, and 75 calories in each Alpine and Rainforest Caveman Cookie. See nutritional information, for more information.
So where can I buy them?