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. You can see the ingredients for each cookie here on the Fabe’s website.
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!