Our Palm Oil

We at Alternative Baking Company, Inc.® are proud to announce that starting  August 26, 2013, all our cookies are now being made with new palm oil. We have paired up with a company that supplies us with palm oil that is:

  • RSPO Certified/sustainable,
  • certified organic,
  • Fair Trade,
  • GMO-free, and
  • Kosher.

We have listened to our consumers’ concerns regarding our use of palm oil and are now striving to do our part in preserving the rainforests and nurturing the natural habitat of orangutans and other creatures; in preventing pollution, deforestation, and reduced biodiversity brought on by the destruction of plantations; and in respecting the land belonging to indigenous people.

This shift ensures that our company continues to provide gourmet-quality vegan cookies while also taking care of our environment. We hope you will continue to enjoy our cookies.


Online Orders Will Now Be Shipped Thru Fed-Ex

Starting tomorrow, September 4, 2013, orders placed online will no longer be shipped through USPS. We will be switching to mailing your orders through FedEx.

We have had problems with lost packages and the inability to provide tracking numbers. The solution we settled on is to make the switch. Unfortunately, this means we can no longer ship to P.O. boxes.

Packages with APO/FPO P.O. box addresses will still be mailed through USPS.


Shipping is still free within the US; we do not ship to Puerto Rico. We still charge a $15 fee to Canada.


We just learned that FedEx adds an extra charge upon the arrival of the delivery to Canada. Due to this, we will continue to ship to Canada using USPS.


Gluten-free cookies are now available online!

The long wait is finally over. We are proud to announce that our gluten-free line is now available for online purchase!

There is still a 3-pack/15-cookie minimum at a total of $40.50. Shipping is still free.

We ship our gluten-free cookies separate from the original line, and we do this because we do not want allergens co-mingling. This also means that we cannot mix totals for both lines. If you order from both lines, you will have to meet the 3-pack minimum for the original and the 3-pack minimum for gluten-free.

The gluten-free cookies have their own shopping cart HERE.

We have five flavors: Chocolate Explosion, Cinnamon Burst, Fudge Indulgence, Lemon Dream, and Pumpkin Delight.


2011 Veggie Awards: Favorite Vegan Cookie

Since 2003, 2004, and 2010, Alternative Baking Co., Inc. has been awarded Best Cookie/Best Vegan Cookie Company by VegNews, a premier vegan lifestyle magazine.

Once again, for 2011, our company nabbed the Favorite Vegan Cookie award. We are proud and honored to live up to our goal of baking the best cookie in the galaxy. To VegNews, our customers, and our consumers, thank you very much for your support.


Mentioned Around the Web

Here are just a few sites and blogs where Alternative Baking Co. has been mentioned:

Multicultural Cooking Network » Vegan: Alternative Baking Company
08/09/11: Crystal Johnson writes about our Colossal Chocolate Chip cookie.

Gluten Free Reviewer » Gluten Free Cookie: Alternative Baking Co. Coconut Fantasy Cookie
08/03/11:  A review of our gluten-free Coconut Fantasy cookie.

Caratunk Girl » COOKIES! I Mean, Alternative Baking Company Review
12/03/10: A review of our Phenomenal Pumpkin Spice, Simply Vanilla Bean, Lemon Poppyseed, and Double Chocolate Decadence cookies.

eat your chow. » What I Found Wednesday: Alternative Baking Company Cookies
10/10/10: Molly got through her dairy-free stint with the help of our cookies.

I Married an Omnivore » awesome alternative cookies
05/03/10: Jenny got her husband hooked on our cookies.

The Freckled Foodie » Alternative Baking Company!
02/11/10: Sami reviews our Luscious Lemon Poppyseed and Colossal Chocolate Chip cookies.

Vegan Family Style » Alternative Baking Company
08/05/09: Debra recommends our cookies.

The Runner’s Kitchen » Alternative Baking Company
07/19/09: Megan’s review of our Peanut Butter Persuasion, Colossal Chocolate Chip, and Coconut Macaroon cookies.

Jogging My Memory » Alternative Baking Company Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookie Review
07/13/09: A delicious review by Julia.

And Her Little Dog Too » Alternative Baking Company
06/05/09: Leslie’s review of our Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin with Walnuts and Explosive Espresso Chip cookies.

Vegan SweetTooth » TASTE TEST: Alternative Baking Company Cookies
06/02/09: Heather gives our cookies 4 out of 5 hearts.

The Chocolate Cult » Alternative Cookies
05/20/09: The Chocolate Priestess reviews our Colossal Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Decadence cookies.

Vegan for a Year » Alternative Baking Company
05/08/11: Bradley Wonder writes about our cookies.

Pixiepine Blog » Snacking
04/29/09: Leslie R praises our Explosive Espresso Chip cookie.

We also found a couple of video reviews by TheSweetestVegan on YouTube!
Alternative Baking Company Double Chocolate Decadence Cookie Review. She also did reviews for the Explosive Espresso Chip, Colossal Chocolate Chip, and Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin.

feedmeimcranky also has an interesting video review for our cookies. You can watch it here.

If you know of any blogs that has featured us, or if you have one and would like to be linked here, let us know in the comments. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

EDIT: 11/28/11

Becca’s LEGacy » Favorites
ABC cookies were this little girl’s favorites.


Soy-Free and Other Updates

We announced last August that we are now a soy-free facility. Since then, all the cookies with soy in stores have either been sold or have expired. We are proud to assure you that all of the cookies we produce are free of soy. In addition, we have updated the allergen information and nutrition facts on each cookie page.

We will also be adding information about our gluten-free line very soon.

And if you aren’t aware or haven’t yet, “Like” our Facebook page for a chance to win free 5-pack cookies and a cool t-shirt from Alternative Baking Co, Inc. Who knows, you could be the lucky winner for our December draw! Our page is easily accessible at