Sweet Loren’s cookies – that’s what up

I have a pretty significant sweet tooth.

Anything sweet is my weakness, honestly.

I’ve made some pretty significant strides toward reducing the amount of sugar I eat overall because, let’s be real, I’m not trying to contract diabetes anytime soon.

That being said, I’m still eating sweets. Reducing? Sure. Fully abstaining? Never.

I’ve been expanding the items on my go-to sweets lists with the intention of being healthier sweets. Which, I know, sounds like an oxymoron, but I swear it’s not. I’m not the kind of person who has the willpower or desire to just up and never eat sweet things ever again. Applause to those of you who are, I admire your abilities, but that’s just not me. I’m a cookie lover to my core and if I could have a cookie for every meal of the day, I honestly would.

There’s something about cookies that just gets me right in the core of my being. I absolutely love them. So, like I mentioned, I’ve been trying to venture out and, while maintaining the things I love in life, finding ways to make them healthier.

Welp guys, I found Sweet Loren’s cookies and found exactly what I was looking for.

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The first ones I tried were the Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk, pictured above, and I have to say – they are awesome! They hit all the buzz-worthy phrases of 100% whole grain, vegan, nut free, dairy free, gluten free, and non-GMO. Trendy words that are important to consider on a journey towards healthy living.

My personal favorite though is the Chocolate Chunk.

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These bad boys hit a pretty similar tune as far as health-focused materials. Also 100% whole grain, non-dairy, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no transfat.

You guys, they’re amazing. But besides their deliciousness and healthier ingredients than most – Sweet Loren’s has a wonderful story to it’s founding that, as a conscious consumer, I think is important to be aware of.

If you check out the “Our Story” page on Sweet Loren’s website, you’ll find that it was founded after Loren beat cancer at a young age and became aware of what ingredients she was putting into her body. A girl after my own heart, she found a way to make cookies healthier and wholesome. Doesn’t get much better than that.

I love knowing the stories behind why companies are started. Sweet Loren’s is nearly exclusively the cookie brand I buy now. (I have a cookie addiction and Sweet Loren’s doesn’t yet have a sugar cookie flavors okay!)

So for anyone out there who, like me, wants to make moves toward health without sacrificing all the good things in life, Sweet Loren’s cookies are completely worth a try.


THAT’S WHAT’S UP IS A SERIES HERE THAT ENCOMPASSES A WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS I ENCOUNTER IN MY DAY TO DAY EXISTENCE WHICH MAKE ME STOP AND GO “DAMN, THAT’S WHAT’S UP!” IDEAS SUCH AS RECYCLABLES, BIODEGRADABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, MOVING AWAY FROM ANIMAL TESTING AND BY-PRODUCTS, AND JUST BETTERING THE PLANET AND HUMANITY OVERALL, ETC. I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THE LITTLE BITS OF GOODNESS I FIND ALONG MY WAY AND I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THEM TOO. FEEDBACK, CRITIQUES, AND OTHER IDEAS TO INCLUDE IN THIS SERIES ARE MORE THAN WELCOME
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5 comments on “Sweet Loren’s cookies – that’s what up”
  1. kat says:

    So going to have to find these. My whole family loves cookies, but we definitely don’t need all the sugar!

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    1. That was my main motivator in trying new cookie brands. I love sweets but there is sugar in everything these days!

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  2. alexxis392 says:

    Oooo Jordan, I’m so glad you tried these! I might pick some up at the store today. Cookies that are gluten-free make me nervous. The only vegan, gluten-free cookie I have ever liked was a peanut butter one from the old vegan cafe I use to manage.

    If you ever get the chance you should make these coconut-date balls! We made them at the cafe and they’re gluten free and vegan as well. They’re naturally super sweet from the dates and coconut! I think you’ll like them 🙂

    *1/3 cup of cashews, but any nut will suffice 🙂 OR just leave them out and add more coconut!
    *10 dates, pits removed
    *1/2 cup of shredded coconut
    *1 tbsp of coconut oil
    *1 tbsp of water

    1. chop/or food process nuts (or just leave out and add more coconut)
    2. chop pitted dates or throw them into the food processor with 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, the coconut oil and water
    3. If you don’t have a food process stir together all the ingredients
    4. Take like one tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball
    5. Cover the balls in the remaining coconut flakes
    6. Refrigerate an hour before eating! Leave in the fridge too 🙂

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    1. GIRL! Strangely enough, I’ve been looking for a recipe for something similar to this, you are reading my mind!! 😍 I just need to get dates and cashews and I will try it!

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      1. alexxis392 says:

        Yesss you must post it when you do!!

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