Barr Necessities: The Empowered Cookie

Who doesn’t love cookies?
Soft, chewy bites of lightly sweetened moments of joy.
That, is a how a cookie should taste and feel.

But most cookies are made with cheap, commodity crops that induce inflammation and cause damage to our health and vitality.

Choosing healthier options, we’re often disappointed:
We wanted a treat, not a piece of cardboard!

Enter: The Empowered Cookie.

A cookie that proves there is no conflict between deliciousness and nourishment. No compromise or sacrifice needed. Health and flavor both come from the same source: Premium, unprocessed and nutritious ingredients that are ethically grown, harvested and distributed with integrity.



Certified Products:

The Empowered Cookie: Raisin Walnut

Juicy flame raisins, walnuts and a dash of spice create a classic combination that tastes like your favorite childhood memory.

The Empowered Cookie: Lemon Lavender Poppyseed

Hints of lavender compliment the bright lemon zing of this light and chewy “fresh Spring morning” inspired cookie.

The Empowered Cookie: Double Chocolate Chunk

Chunks of 70% dark chocolate within a rich, chocolatey cookie, baked to soft and fluffy perfection. For the true chocolate lover.

The Empowered Cookie: Ginger Molasses

Sweet and spicy crystallized ginger melds into a chewy dough of molasses and warming Fall spices- the ultimate comfort cookie.

The Empowered Cookie: Chocolate Walnut

Our best seller. An irresistible blend of dark chocolate chips and walnuts with a touch of cinnamon. This classic helps make everything feel right in your world!

The Empowered Cookie: Chocolate Cherry

A bold flavor profile of dark chocolate, bing cherries, a hint of orange zest and pumpkin seeds give added crunch to our signature gourmet cookie.



On Food, Passion, and Purpose...

I’ve always been obsessed with food. From growing vegetables in my backyard, to cookie baking marathons, to having dreams of eating my way around the world. To me, food is a universal language that connects people to history and keeps traditions alive. Food tells stories and carries the soul of a culture.  It’s everything. And food has inspired me to tell my story.

Today, food is not just my art and my language, it’s also my calling. The Empowered Cookie is my contribution to improving America's food system. Healthy food saves lives and a responsible food system will heal this planet and its people. I’m on a mission: make the absolute best tasting cookie with the healthiest ingredients, and source from only ethical and sustainable supply chains. Because it’s possible. Because it’s delicious. And because it’s urgent.

The Empowered Cookie - Double Chocolate Chunk - Barr Necessities - Certified Paleo Friendly, PaleoVegan by the Paleo Foundation
The Empowered Cookie - Chocolate Walnut - Barr Necessities - Paleo Friendly by the Paleo Foundation
The Empowered Cookie - Chocolate Cherry - Barr Necessities - Paleo Friendly by the Paleo Foundation
The Empowered Cookie - Ginger Molasses - Barr Necessities - Certified Paleo Friendly, PaleoVegan by the Paleo Foundation
The Empowered Cookie - Lemon Lavender Poppy Seed - Barr Necessities - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation
The Empowered Cookie - Raisin Walnut - Barr Necessities - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.



100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 

Certified Paleo logo Certified Paleo:

Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.


Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 



Keto Certified LogoKeto Certified: 

The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.