Back to Nature Cookies Gives Us a Lot to Chew (and Crunch) On


For many years, Back to Nature used a small amount of milk in some of their cookies. But this year, the company went completely plant-based. They no longer use any dairy or animal-based ingredients (except honey in a few products), which means they discontinued some varieties, but now offer nearly 20 types of dairy-free Back to Nature Cookies.

Back to Nature Cookies - now all dairy-free, plant-based, and vegan friendly (some contain honey). Includes sandwich, crunchy, and bakery-style chewy cookies.

Back to Nature Goes Plant-Based for Crunchy & Chewy Cookie Fans

All of the Back to Nature Cookies are made with recipes that are as close as you can get to homemade in a box. For example, their Chocolate Chunk Cookies are made simply with flour, dairy-free chocolate chips, cane sugar, oil, leavener (like baking soda), brown rice syrup, and sea salt. They don’t use any additives or “questionable” ingredients.

Below is a quick list of the plant-based Back to Nature Cookies. They’re all wheat-based, and most contain soy lecithin. I’ve noted the ones which are soy-free. A couple contain peanuts (the obvious ones), but this line is primarily made without nuts. Plant-based means Back to Nature Cookies are now made without any eggs and dairy, but they do have ‘may contain’ statements for milk and other top allergens (see the packaging for details), since they are produced in a shared facility.

Chewy Cookies

Sandwich Creme Cookies

Other Crunchy Cookies

Back to Nature Cookies - now all dairy-free, plant-based, and vegan friendly (some contain honey). Includes sandwich, crunchy, and bakery-style chewy cookies.

More Facts on Back to Nature Cookies

Price: $3.99 per box

Availability: Back to Nature Cookies are sold at Whole Foods, Kroger stores, Walmart, and other grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada. You can also order them online from Amazon or Vitacost.

Certifications: Back to Nature Cookies are Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Back to Nature Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are made without peanuts or tree nuts, and some are soy-free.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Back to Nature website at

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2021

I tried the chocolate chunk and thought that these were the best plant based cookie that I have tried as of yet. I needed a cookie that was cholesterol free and hopefully tasty. This worked.


Love back to nature products!

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December 5, 2020

These cookies are a healthier choice for my family.
My question is are the gluten free?

Cheryl L Plourde

Response from Go Dairy Free

No, they are not gluten free.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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