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I love Alternative Baking Co.! Has anyone tried their cookies? If so, which flavors are your favorites?

I got home from work and saw a small package at my door. It looked to be from a friend, as my name and address were hand written with a lime green felt tip pen.

I was wonderfully suprised to read the return label from Alternative Baking Co.

I wrote to them last month after eating their cookies on a family trip in the mountains. I discovered their cookies when my mother, wishing to buy baked goods for the family, stopped by a coffeehouse/bakery there. I didn't think there would be anything for me. I was wrong. On the counter was a lovely assortment of Alternative Baking Co.'s cookies in 6 or 7 flavors. So I got two, and returned to buy another after falling in love with them.

The next day,  I wrote to the company online at www.alternativebaking.com to thank them for their fantastic 100% vegan cookies (a vegan logo proudly displayed on the front of their packaging, the answer to "Why vegan?" on the back.)

A representative from the company graciously wrote me back and asked if she could send me some samples. That was a no brainer.

So today I received four big Alternative Baking Co. cookies, with a handwritten card and sticker, in the mail.

Halleluljah!

They are:
Double Chocolate Decadence
Phenomenal Pumpkin Spice Cookie
Mac the Chip Cookie
Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with Walnuts

After this Sangria buzz wears off, I'll cleanse my palate and start sampling.

I'm curious to know if anyone has enjoyed these as well. If so, please share. 

We LOVE ABC cookies - our favorites are Double Chocolate Decadence then Snickerdoodle. We always cook the cookie in the microwave for about 25 seconds, with a moist towel over it, to make it soft and seem fresh out of the oven! The chocolate cookie is sooo divine, like  brownie. We always share one, which turns out to be ~200 calories and a perfect evening snack.

We've tried almost all of the flavors. The cranberry orange seasonal cookie that they had earlier this year was also good. We recently tried some SunFlour Baking Co cookies and those don't par up to ABC cookies. We definetely think that the ABC cookies are the best store-bought cookies ever! You can keep the cookies in the freezer and then just defrost in the microwave when you want one.

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i tried just the regular chocolate chip kind about 2 weeks ago and it was really good. i froze it and then microwaved it. is the mac the chip kind worth it? i may consider buying that next time.

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Mac the Chip is great. It's got coconut flakes rolled in the dough to give it a special sweetness not found in most chocolate chip cookies. I also highly recommend the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and the Double Chocolate Decadence flavors.

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Thanks for ginving the website! I totally entered their prize drawing for free cookies! I really hope my name gets picked *fingers crossed*http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u10/claire605209/xfingers.gif

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I love these cookies! They used to sell them at my school but then they stopped. :( But they do sell them at Whole Foods. I'll have to pick up a Mac the Chip sometime. My faves are all the chocolate ones. Even the carob chip one is good. I also like the Peanut Peanut Butter ones. Dang, now I want one!

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Are they the ones that make the little ginger, chocolate, and I think vanilla snaps that come in heart shapes? I love little cookies like that... with tea... mmm. I've never tried the brand though - and the other types of cookies your all talking about aren't available where I live.

Long live the ginger snap...

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We LOVE ABC cookies - our favorites are Double Chocolate Decadence then Snickerdoodle. We always cook the cookie in the microwave for about 25 seconds, with a moist towel over it, to make it soft and seem fresh out of the oven! The chocolate cookie is sooo divine, like  brownie. We always share one, which turns out to be ~200 calories and a perfect evening snack.

We've tried almost all of the flavors. The cranberry orange seasonal cookie that they had earlier this year was also good. We recently tried some SunFlour Baking Co cookies and those don't par up to ABC cookies. We definetely think that the ABC cookies are the best store-bought cookies ever! You can keep the cookies in the freezer and then just defrost in the microwave when you want one.
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The Sunflour Baking Companychocolate chip coookie where harder, thicker cookies that tasted rather bland.Not too generous iwth the chocolate chips either. ABC coookie are burstung with hit flavor, especilly the peanut butter chohcolate one.

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I really liked the espresso one, true not really a coffee like taste but still good.
Rather disappointed in the Snickerdoodle one though.

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Omg, I just had one of their cranberry orange (probably post-seasonal as it was on sale)
and it was heaven!! lol.  veery good!

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Personally, I like the plain vanilla- this came as a shock, because I'm a devout chocolate-lover. Still, the vanilla reigns supreme!

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BRINGING THIS BACK!!!

EVERY FLAVOR I HAVE TRIED HAS BEEN HEAVENLY!

YOU MUST TRY EVERY FLAVOR!!! I AM TYPING IN CAPS BECAUSE THEY ARE THAT GOOD!!!

ORGASM IN YOUR MOUTH NO JOKE

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The one I tried was not that great.  It was the peanut butter one and did not have a great peanut flavor.  It may be because I bake a lot and was expecting a really good cookie that just was not there. 

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The one I tried was not that great.  It was the peanut butter one and did not have a great peanut flavor.  It may be because I bake a lot and was expecting a really good cookie that just was not there. 

you are crazy dear child... you must eat cookies made by Jesus then

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I guess my palate has changed since this thread originated.  I can't stand these any more.  Way too sweet and oily.  Never fails to give me an upset stomach.  There is another vegan cookie company out of Wheeling, WV that I really like...

http://www.worldsbestcookie.net/

...the cookies are a little crumbly, but the flavor is better and they are much less processed.

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I'm SO jealous, Saskia!

I've had..
Colossal Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter Persuasion
Mac The Chip
Snicker Doodle

All freaking delicious. Haven't had one in a long time though.. Definitely getting one next time I go to the co-op. :)

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^ yep my twin speaks the truth <3

the only one i think is alright so far is the coconut chocolate one just cause i'm not the biggest coconut fan

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I love  :)>>> the pumpkin spice and clossal chocolate chip. Which are the only two I have found so far in Texas :'(. Because I Love them all.

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^ yep my twin speaks the truth <3

the only one i think is alright so far is the coconut chocolate one just cause i'm not the biggest coconut fan

Finally we agree on something!! Coconut is terrible and unedible. I just don't understand why anyone would want to eat it.

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personally, i like coconut (though the crappy quality shredded stuff is terrible), but i fondly recall a friend who hated coconut saying
"IT'S LIKE EATING HAIR."

it's true.

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i used to eat one of these cookies every single day and i somehow managed to lose weight... dont ask me how, ive no clue.  my faves are : mac the chip, pumpkin spice, double chocolate and espresso chocolate chip.. now i only have one every once in a while.  they are very rich and its pretty easy to eat half and save half for later. the other day i ate a whole pumpkin spice one and was like wow i coulda eaten half of that and been perfectly happy lol.

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