Bit Baking Co. is a local vegan and gluten-free cookie company.
He came to our meeting after school this past Thursday with an armload of cookies and a smile on his face. We were the first people to try his smaller cookies (2.2 oz .vs. 3.2 oz), and they were INCREDIBLE. We got to sample chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, double chocolate, and peanut butter chocolate chunk. All were great. However, I have a special spot in my stomach reserved for the double chocolate cookie.
Left: Veggie club members trying Bit cookies. Right: Bit’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Some of the best comments from veggie clubbers were…
- “I can’t believe this cookie is vegan!”
- “Best cookies ever!”
- “These are awesome!”
- “I love this [cookie]!”
I loved hearing JR speak because he was so interesting and passionate about his business! He shared with us how Bit Baking Co. started: he was developing gluten-free cookies for another company, but the company ended up using cheaper ingredients than JR wanted so JR created his own, healthier cookie. JR is also vegan, so he wanted his cookie to be vegan as well as gluten-free (*side note: here’s a long speech by Gary Yourofsky that JR said really influenced him to promote veganism*).
JR has been working on Bit cookies for more than three years, and this time commitment is evident based on the high quality of the cookie. JR uses quality ingredients like date paste (it acts as a binder in the cookie instead of egg), cane sugar, and real vanilla. This cookie is way better for you than any other pre-made cookie you can buy at the grocery store!
The cookies are gluten free, vegan, soy free, and absolutely delicious. Everyone can enjoy a Bit cookie, no matter their allergies or taste preferences. Well, those with peanut allergies can’t have the peanut butter cookies, but that’s different.
JR makes all the cookies by scratch in a small certified kitchen space. He bakes four times a week, and he does most of the baking all by himself! JR says he’s been lucky because his business has mostly spread through social media and word-of-mouth.
The cookies are sold at all the health food stores in the area (such as Harvest Health and the Health Hut), as well as at seven D&W branches and online at BitBaking.com. Seriously, go try out a cookie or five because they rock.
Thank you so much to JR for creating such delightful dairy-free cookies and for coming in to speak to veggie club! We love your cookies!