What is Vegan?


We bake our vegan cookies with all natural, wholesome ingredients. But, what is vegan? The term "vegan" was first coined in the 1940s by the Vegan Society founded by Donald Watson. Simply put, vegan is a term for people who choose not to eat any animal products at all. Vegans avoid eggs, dairy products, and honey even though no animal has directly died for that food. By contrast, vegetarians do not consume animals, but will eat eggs, dairy products, and honey, which are products made by animals. Our vegan treats follow the highest standards. True vegan treats should not contain any ingredients that involve or have ever involved any animal product, by-product, or derivative. We understand how difficult it can be to not only find a vegan cookie, but a vegan cookie that tastes delicious. You can be certain that our vegan cookies contain no animal products, by-products, or any other product derived from animals. And, they always taste scrumptious.

Vegans have to be careful when choosing food products, as many processed foods often contain hidden animal by-products. Gelatin, which comes from the bones and hides of animals, is present in most marshmallows. Isinglass is a collagen substance from the swimbladders of fish (primarily sturgeon) that is used for the clarification of beer and wine. From these examples, you can see that finding vegan treats and other foods might be harder than it looks. Some other goods that are animal by-products avoided by vegans include lanolin, whey, casein, beeswax, and rennet. Vegans also don’t use silk, wool, fur, and leather, and cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products are also avoided.


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Why Follow a Vegan Lifestyle?

People become vegans for moral, health, environmental, spiritual or religious reasons. The thought that the eggs, milk and honey were intended for the animal’s own species is one of the moral arguments.

"That milk was meant for the calf."
"The honey produced by bees was meant for their offspring."

Veganism also debates the ethical question: it is right for humans to use and kill animals? People who practice veganism for moral reasons are strongly concerned with animal rights, such as animal testing and practices associated with factory farming. Individuals following the animal rights aspect to veganism view their diet as an ethical commitment or moral conviction.

A person may choose to follow a vegan diet for health reasons. There are many benefits. Cholesterol is found only in animal products, so when one is a vegan, no cholesterol is consumed. A vegan’s intake of saturated fats is also generally low. The risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases are reduced. If you are considering a vegan diet, do some research as certain vitamins and minerals may need to be added. Speak with a nutritionist or dietician who is experienced in vegetarian or vegan diets to help you get started. A vegan diet should be varied and include fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, leafy greens, legumes and whole grains. Be sure to include adequate protein in your diet from sources such as tofu and other soy products, lentils, chickpeas, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli, kale and other foods. For sweet cravings, try vegan treats, like a vegan cookie. For a great tasting healthier choice, try one of our varieties of vegan cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Our vegan treats include all natural ingredients such as rolled oats, dates, expeller pressed canola oil, unsweetened coconut, fruit juice, evaporated cane juice, and more. We only use the highest quality ingredients in our healthy vegan cookies – you won’t find the additive/preservative bisulfite in our coconut, and any soy we use is non-GMO. Each vegan cookie we make is watched over carefully in the bakery to ensure our customers receive a high quality product every time. We want you to savor the moist and chewy goodness in each and every vegan cookie. Bite into any of our healthy cookies and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy mouthwatering chocolate chips in our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip vegan cookie, explore the delectable decadence of our Xtreme Fudge, or reminisce of a time gone by while munching on Grandma’s Gingerbread. Our tasty vegan cookies will keep you coming back for more.

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