Fabe’s All Natural Bakery closed their doors. But you can still get some delicious bakery-style vegan cookies. Some of our favorites include Divvies Cookies, Fat Badger Bakery Cookies, and Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars.
I’ve known about Fabe’s All-Natural Bakery for years, but it wasn’t until a recent food conference that I had the opportunity to trial one of their products, the Mini Fruit & Nut Cake. Wow, it was so rich with flavor and incredibly addictive (yes, I went back five times for samples). After seeing my enthusiasm about their snacks, Fabe’s offered to send me an assortment of their cookies, and really, how could I refuse?
I received one of each 2.5 ounce cookie variety from Fabe’s, which included Chocolate Chip (pictured below), Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Organic Macaroon (gluten-free), Dark Chocolate (gluten-free), and Cranberry Orange (gluten-free). Several of their flavors come in both minis and 2.5 ounce cookies, which are generously-sized, almost jumbo cookies.
All of Fabe’s cookies are vegan (dairy-free and egg-free), and as noted above, half of the flavors are also certified gluten-free. The Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter are wheat-based, while the Oatmeal Raisin is barley-based. However, Fabe’s big claim to fame is that their baked goods are all sweetened with “fruit, veggies, and grains.” Rather than refined sweeteners, they use natural “sugars” like organic rice syrup, non-GMO beet syrup, palm sweetener, and organic white grape juice.
As expected, all of the Fabe’s cookies were excellent in quality with a naturally rich flavor …
The wheat- and barley-based cookies had a relatively wholesome taste. My husband and I liked them, but they weren’t quite “cookie sweet,” if you know what I mean. They were more like a wholesome afternoon treat with a slightly chewy snack bar texture.
Our two favorites were actually the Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cookie and the Gluten-Free Organic Macaroon Cookie (and we obviously aren’t gluten-free!). The Chocolate Cookie was a bit on the crumbly side, but boy was it heavenly. It was over-the-top brownie sweet, with a very fine, melt in-your-mouth texture. My husband and I split each cookie, but (confession) I actually hid most of the dark chocolate one for myself – it was just too good to share! The Organic Macaroon Cookie is definitely for coconut lovers only. It was rich, sweet, soft, and just a touch chewy. I liked the way they kept it unique as a cookie-macaroon hybrid rather than going full-out coconut with it. I would show you what I mean, but we ate the whole thing before I remembered to take a picture!