600lb Gorillas!

Cookie Dough to Ice Cream!

There’s a 600 lb Gorilla in the FREEZER for everyone!

New Look!

New Look!

SAME GREAT RECIPE

Bake Just One or the Whole Batch!

Bake Just One or the Whole Batch!

Perfect for the toaster oven!

Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Always in the freezer section!

Cake Batter Ice Cream Cookies

Cake Batter Ice Cream Cookies

Ice cream with sugar cookies and blue frosting swirl

Ready to Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough with White Chocolate Chunks!

Ready to Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough with White Chocolate Chunks!

18 Amazing Cookies in Every Box!

Premium All Natural Products

Premium All Natural Products

No Hydrogenated Oils or Preservatives!

The Ultimate Crowd Pleaser!

The Ultimate Crowd Pleaser!

Great for Team Parties!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!

Why "600lb Gorillas?"

It all started about 16 years ago…we spent many nights brainstorming potential business ideas over evening dessert, often ready-to-bake cookies.

Then the light bulb went off and we thought “these cookies really aren’t that good and there isn’t any other option - why not just make a high quality read- to-bake cookie. We can do for cookies what Ben & Jerry’s did for ice cream” The first box of cookie dough was sold in 2000 and we have been selling ever since! A few years later at the request of one our retail buyers, we created our super premium ice cream sandwiches. He said “Nobody can seem to get the cookies right for an ice cream sandwich. But you guys, you’re cookie people, bet you could make a great ice cream sandwich” Boy was he right, we sold the first box of ice cream sandwiches in 2008 and have never looked back!

As for the popular question, "where did the name come from", here’s the scoop. As a small, unknown brand, we had to have something that was memorable, catchy and fun!! After tossing around a number of zany and off-the-wall ideas we went with the name that was most appropriate. The one that was an ironic twist on both our diminutive size and our relative place among the cookie giants that would be our competitors...600 lb gorillas, what else???

“OK, OK, I'll "bite." Rarely does one get to comment on the excellent quality of a store bought product. We bought the large box of chocolate chip cookies as the ingredients looked far healthier than the norm. When tasted, these cookies have equaled anything I've tasted that was homemade. Thanks for such a great product! Keep it up!”

Bill - Durham, NH

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Where to Find 600lb Gorillas

Our all-natural cookie dough is in the FREEZER with the frozen pies and cakes, just a few doors down from the Ice Cream...

It is not in the refrigerated section with the other cookie dough like you might expect. If your store is listed and you are still having trouble finding it be sure to ask for help from someone who works in the FREEZER aisle. We are still a pretty small company so often personnel from outside the FREEZER department automatically look with the other cookie dough and when they don’t see it there they may incorrectly assume it is not available.

Awareness is something we are working on everyday and hope one day everyone will know what a 600 lb gorilla really is! If you still can’t find it, shoot me an email Paula@600lbgorillas.com and I will personally contact your store manager to resolve the issue.

“Oh where have you been all these years! Having just discovered your chocolate chip cookies (May 2006), I will never, I tell you never, be without at least 2 boxes in my freezer. So delicious, so easy, so "healthy!" Finally a prepared dough cookie I'm proud to serve and can do so with a clear conscience. Now, the search begins for the Oatmeal Raisin...”

- Pamela Troy, La Plata, MD

Gorillas in the news

How 600lb Gorillas had a BIG start!

Chris and Paula White, co-founders of 600lbs Gorillas, share how they started their ready-to-bake cookie dough business, and got into 200 stores within the first two months!

Real Simple: Cookie Dough Bake Off

Cookie Dough Bakeoff - 600lb. Gorillas Chocolate Chip

The closest to made-from-scratch, hands down. The rich buttery flavor and soft, chewy consistency - even when the cookies were cool—drew raves. Unlike most brands, this one has no trans fats or preservatives.

Washington Post Taste Test

Cookie Dough That Makes the Cut

Our favorite: 600lb. Gorillas.  Chewy and moist with an exceptional real-butter flavor. Chunks, not chips, of chocolate make for a grown-up appearance. No trans fats or bad aftertaste.

Allergy Information

600 lb gorillas are produced in a facility and on equipment that may contain traces of Peanuts and Tree Nuts.

We use two plants to produce our ice cream sandwiches, one to make and bake the cookies and the other to put together the cookies with the ice cream. The plant that makes and bakes the cookies is nut free. As for the dry ingredients for this cookie, the suppliers for the Sugar, Flour etc do not label there product as nut free. The lines used to produce our Ice cream sandwich products are used to occasionally produce peanut and tree nut products. The chocolate we use is Blommer, which claims to be nut free. The ice cream mix comes straight from the dairy so that too is nut free. Of course an extra intense cleaning is done after each run.

The cookie dough is made in a different plant. Again they do use peanuts and tree nuts in the building and occasionally on the line. An intense cleaning is done after nuts are run on the line.

it was my goal to label our product as “nut free” but with the severity of peanut allergens associated with minute amounts of peanut protein capable of producing an allergic reaction it is nearly impossible to find suppliers that will allow “nut free” labeling. I know they exist, but due to the cost associated with using such suppliers, we were unable to do so. It is something we will continue to consider as new options become available.

I do want to share on a personal note, we have several close friends and relatives who have severe peanut/nut allergies, but always eat our products without any reaction. It is clearly a decision that needs to be made on a case by case basis.

Sincerely,

Paula White