What is GoodenSweet?
The Story of The Cookie Man
That's Sean Gooden, Sr., owner of GoodenSweet. The Cookie Man. This is the story of how a 2nd Degree Black Belt from East Austin, Texas started a gourmet cookie company that looks like it sells cookies, but actually sells love in every bite.
Cookies and Kung Fu
Sean started baking and selling chocolate chip cookies, from scratch, in high school. He called them "Gooden Ready Cookies." His older brother, Anthony, called them, "World's Famous." Years later, Anthony and Sean both became martial artists who baked. Anthony studied a blended style, but later stopped training. He made amazing gourmet cheesecakes and they called him, 'The Cheesecake Man." Sean started in Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi, and eventually became a 2nd degree Black Belt. At his teacher's request and guidance, Sean opened his own Kung Fu & Tai Chi school. This inspired Anthony to restart his training. The brothers were in talks to start a business featuring Anthony's incredibly sophisticated and delicious cheesecakes when tragedy struck. In 2008, Anthony lost his life due to a sparring accident. The grief being too heavy a burden to carry caused Sean reluctantly to close his school. Those were difficult days. Though devastated beyond words, Sean prayed about it and decided to channel his grief into the business he and his brother had dreamed about. He started GoodenSweet in honor of his late brother, Anthony, a gentle giant who was unfailingly dedicated to God, his family and his friends. Anthony loved to love people. He was a "run into the fire to save whoever he could", kinda guy. A first responder. He was preparing to enter law enforcement at the time of his sudden transition. A real life superhero. In that same spirit of love, Sean dedicates GoodenSweet as a tribute to his ancestors, his Mother and Father, his younger brothers, his children/grandchildren, future generations, all of his cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and extended family and friends all across the country and around the world.
Love and Family
You can taste the love in every one of GoodenSweet's cookies. They are made with all natural ingredients, including real butter, premium chocolate, and the freshest nuts and fruits available. We hope they make you think of family, fun and good times. "Taking over the world...one cookie at a time!"
GoodenSweet is currently working to open the first of many storefronts to come.
Thanks for stopping by GoodenSweet! We'll always be All Natural. All Good.