When Sue Kakuk discovered her daughter and collegiate cycling teammates were stopping at "Fast Food" for donuts and breakfast before their races, she started baking "Breakfast Cookies".
“I wanted to bake something that was packed with energy, nutrition and wholesome ingredients; a good pre or post race snack and certainly a better breakfast option than fast food or a bowl of cereal.”
That was the beginning. After several years preparing meals and baking cookies while hosting cycling teams and Training Camps for the Nature Valley Grand Prix and North Star Bicycle Festival, Sue revised her original recipe to meet the individual dietary requests (Gluten friendly, dairy free, vegan, low added sugar) of many of the racers.
Comfortable with the challenges of developing recipes (a two time Pillsbury Bake Off finalist), Sue’s goal remained the same as the first breakfast cookie and that was to create:
- A cookie (not another snack/energy bar) that sustains energy
- Out of the ordinary flavors (not another chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin)
- Appeal to anyone regardless of age or dietary restrictions
- Portable, individually packaged cookies available where active people need it most