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Caveman Cookies?

by (255) Updated February 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM Created September 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Has anyone tried these? Acceptable cookie alternative?

http://www.cavemancookies.com/

The FAQ claims that they are consistent with the paleo diet, but I wanted to see if the community had an impression of them.

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7946 · September 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

"...made with honey, almond meal, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon."

You're not going to incorporate too many of them during a highly successful weight loss phase, and the huge proportion of nut derived ingredient is a whopping load of omega-6 fatty acids, which might aggravate any inflammation you may be experiencing.

If you mean "an alternative to those flour and sugar bombs which are likely to keep me fat and happy", then yes - they are an excellent alternative!

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265 · September 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I've tried them before and while they're certainly grain free, I found them excessively sweet. I have a sweet tooth, personally, but I think they went a bit overboard with the honey and the texture is a bit weird. Very chewy. Overall, they're okay, but I think you'd do well to make you're own at home with fewer sugars, as these are clearly not ideal for a low-carber.

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6140 · September 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

They seem ok, but I think I would do these (which are really good) instead Fudge Babies

But I like chocolate and I a don't need crisp, so it really depends on what you want in a cookie.

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809 · September 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM

They aren't that great but maybe ok for an occasional treat. You could home make them for a lot cheaper though.

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4067 · September 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM

I have tried them -both the tropical and original. I was fine with all the ingredients since I am not trying to lose weight. I had two problems -#1 They were too sticky to be practically portable. #2 Too sweet -I have a hard core sweet tooth -but they were over the top, even for me.

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12405 · September 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

WAY too sweet for me -- I've found that 1 egg, 1/4 c cashew butter or coconut butter, 2 tbsp chopped pecans, 1 tablespoons coconut flour, 1 scraped vanilla bean, and 2 ground dates makes a nice treat. Not so sickly sweet.

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55320 · September 15, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I tried them and they were really really really really sweet. I could only eat half of one. Hail Merry pies are ironically marketed as vegan, but as paleo occasional indulgences go, they are delicious, not too sweet, and don't have rancid fats (mostly raw nuts and coconut). They are expensive enough and bittersweet enough that they can't be overeaten.

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2543 · September 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM

they were fine...first paleo treat i had when i started paleo two years ago. i prefer my own baked goodies now :-)

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10 · September 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

If your looking for an alternative treat that is not as sticky or sweet as the caveman cookies try Paleonola.com They have grain-free granola in a few different flavors. Like other people have mentioned, treats or snacks are good but don't overdo it. If your trying to lose weight then maybe stay clear of any of them but if you're looking for something better than the traditional crap on the mainstream market try Paleonola. I've tasted them and like most of their flavors. Others I didn't care for but that's just my opinion.

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270 · September 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I don't really like them. I like the texture of Lara bars better.

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630 · September 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM

looks ok. I do a lot of baking paleo treats on my own. Coconut flour and almond flour recipes!!!

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0 · February 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM

Here's a video online by a Paleo/Bulletproof diet website called Modern Life Survivalist reviewing Caveman Cookies (and Krave): http://www.modernlifesurvivalist.com/review-of-paleo-caveman-cookies-krave-beef-jerky/

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0 · February 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM

Here's a video online by a Paleo/Bulletproof diet website called Modern Life Survivalist reviewing Caveman Cookies (and Krave): http://www.modernlifesurvivalist.com/review-of-paleo-caveman-cookies-krave-beef-jerky/

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