Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the “caveman diet”?
The caveman diet is a holistic way of eating based on the principle that humans “grew up” on certain kinds of foods (e.g., meat, vegetables, fruit & nuts) and that our bodies are therefore best able to digest and enjoy these kinds of foods, rather than ones that have been recently introduced into the human diet (like grains and dairy).

2. What are the ingredients of Caveman Cookies? 
Original Caveman Cookies: honey, almond meal, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon.
Tropical Caveman Cookies: almond meal, honey, unsulfured coconut, macadamia nuts, ginger.
Alpine Caveman Cookies: honey, hazelnut meal, almond meal, toasted ground carob.
Rainforest Caveman Cookies: honey, almond meal, brazil nut meal, chopped almonds, dried cherries (cherries, sunflower oil), nutmeg, cayenne pepper.
New World Caveman Cookies: maple syrup, honey, almond meal, pecan meal, dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), pumpkin seeds, spices.
Mayan Caveman Cookies: honey, almond meal, raw cacao powder, cashews, chia seeds, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, chili powder.

3. Are those really ALL the ingredients in your cookies?  What about hidden ingredients such as stabilizers, sprays or baking aids? 
The ingredients listed above are absolutely all the ingredients we use to make our cookies.  There are no other "hidden" ingredients, period!

4. What kind of honey do you use?
We use organic honey from Brazil that is certified by "True Source Honey."  Read more about this certification process and why it is important to ensure your honey comes from reliable, ethical and quality sources at

5. Are your cookies kosher?
Yes!  Our products are certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

6. Are your cookies peanut-free?
Yes!  They are peanut-free and produced in a peanut-free facility. 

7. Are your cookies gluten-free?
Yes!  Our cookies are made entirely with gluten-free ingredients.  While our products are produced in a facility that uses wheat, we do take care to protect against cross-contamination.  All machinery is power-washed before use, and all conveyors and equipment are sanitized between runs.  We also regularly test our cookies at an external laboratory to ensure that they fall well within federal regulations for gluten-free products. 

8. Are your cookies GMO-free?
Yes!  Our cookies are GMO-free.

9.  Are there any allergen statements I should know about?
Our cookies are made in a facility that manufactures products that contain wheat, soy, eggs, and tree nuts.  Our cookies contain nuts!

10. Why do these cookies cost more than other cookies?
Caveman Cookies are made with paleo ingredients that are much more expensive than their traditional counterparts.  For example, regular cookies are made with flour and sugar, which can each be purchased at your local grocery store for about $0.50/lb.  Caveman Cookies are made with almond meal and organic honey, which each cost about $9/lb at your local store.  While we try to keep costs down as much as possible and pass along savings where we can, this difference in ingredient prices makes it impossible for us to sell our cookies at the same price as products made with cheaper ingredients.

11. How long will my cookies last?
Honey is a natural preservative, so our products have a shelf life of one year.  However, to keep your cookies chewy and delicious, we recommend that you store them at room-temperature and in a dry location.

12. How many calories are in your cookies?
There are just 65 calories in each Original Caveman Cookie, 70 calories in each Tropical, Mayan and New World Caveman Cookie, and 75 calories in each Alpine and Rainforest Caveman Cookie. See nutritional information, for more information.

13. What size are your cookies?
Original and Tropical Caveman Cookies are approximately half an ounce each, while Mayan, Alpine, Rainforest and New World Caveman Cookies are approximately 0.6oz each.  Their diameter varies between 2.25” to 2.75” depending on how they spread in the oven

14. Will these cookies help me lose weight?
Well, we’re not going to guarantee anything, but Caveman Cookies are an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also getting protein and fiber, which help you feel full. Best of all, protein and fiber are natural components of our cookies, and are not artificially added. Oh… and we also have it on good authority that cavemen and cavewomen had very attractive figures ;-)

15. There’s a lot of fat in your cookies – how can you claim that they’re actually healthy?
Great question! There are 3.5 grams of fat in each Original and Mayan Caveman Cookie, 4.5 grams of fat in each Alpine and New World Caveman Cookie, and 5 grams of fat in each Tropical and Rainforest Caveman Cookie. However, the majority of that fat is good fat — the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated kinds — which naturally exist in the nuts that we use to make Caveman Cookies!

16. What is the nutritional breakdown of your cookies?

17.  Tell me everything I need to know about shipping!
Orders ship out within one to two business days.  Standard shipping is a flat rate of $5 within the US, and FREE over $50.  If you live far away from us (looking at you Canada!) shipping will cost more, depending on the size of your order.  Please note that Standard Shipping is always free for orders shipping to military addresses.

18.  That wasn't everything I wanted to know!  What about express shipping or shipping to another country?
Two-day shipping is available within the contiguous US for a flat rate of $10.  Please be sure to order by noon, on a weekday, for same-day shipping; no shipments will be made on weekends or holidays.  For shipping outside the US or Canada, we would be happy to provide you with any shipping option you request.  The best and quickest way to reach us is to contact us by email.

19.  I'm shipping these cookies as a gift!  Can I include a message to the recipient?
Absolutely!  There is space to include a message for the recipient when you view your products at checkout.  If you do not add the note before you complete the order, just email us and let us know what message you would like us to include with your gift.  

20.  Do you sell Caveman Cookies in the UK?   
Yes! They are available at Whole Foods, Planet Organic and Nutricentre. You can also find them online at:

21.  Do you sell your cookies wholesale?   
Yes!  Please contact us for more information about US distribution. 
For UK inquiries, please contact our UK distributor Organico at 0118923 8767. 
For Canadian inquiries, please contact our Canadian distributor Newport Gourmet.
For Australian inquiries, please contact our Australian distributor Paleo Snacks.
For Scandinavian inquiries, please contact our Scandinavian distributor The Paleo Shop.

22. Return/Refund Policy
The Caveman Bakery is committed to providing you with unique, tasty, and high quality Paleolithic baked treats. If a product arrives to you damaged or in less than the highest quality, please contact us and we will promptly ship out a replacement.