6 Black-Founded Products You Have to Try
For Black Business Month
Good Food Brands celebrates Black creators, leaders, and business owners. Below we highlight 6 companies, each has a unique story around why they created their products and the impact they’re making in the world.
Good Food Brands ourselves is a Black-owned company on a mission to curate uniquely delicious foods highlighting Black, minority, and woman-owned businesses.
A Dozen Cousins - Spanish Yellow Rice Cooked in Bone Broth
A Dozen Cousins is a natural food brand founded by Ibraheem Basir that makes convenient side dishes inspired by traditional Creole, Caribbean and Latin American foods. Their first product is a line of authentic regional beans that are seasoned with real vegetables and spices and cooked with nutrient-dense avocado oil. The brand is named after the founder's daughter and her 11 cousins.
From Virginia to Venezuela there are few foods loved more universally than a well-seasoned pot of rice. To keep that love alive, we slow simmer all of our recipes using real, wholesome ingredients and season them according to traditional recipes.
Junita's Jar - Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Junita found strength in baking recipes from her childhood after surviving domestic abuse. Her story is one of resilience and love. 5% of profits from her business are donated to support education and awareness initiatives dedicated to ending relationship violence.
This bite-size cookie goodness with a delicious crunch will remind you that anytime is cookie time.
Symphony - Balsamic Seasoned Potato Chips
Symphony Chips were developed by Andre Anderson, a retired Las Vegas Chef and his two daughters. While working on the infamous Las Vegas strip, he developed a 28 herb and spice blend that caught the attention of patrons and fellow chefs alike. It wasn't until he put it on homemade potato chips that people began to notice its unique flavor. Thus, Symphony Chips was born. A gourmet potato chip with a harmonious blend of flavors in every bite.
Balsamic-flavored Symphony Chips combine crisp, thin potato slices with our melodic arrangement of gourmet seasonings, giving these chips a unique flavor and taste we know you'll love.
BLK & BOLD - Lightly Sweetened Cold Brew Coffee
Co-founders, Pernell & Rod created this company with the desire to unite coffee and tea lovers worldwide through a common interest of investing in community, specifically for the youth. Pernell & Rod believe that if children are the future, then they should be equipped with resources to manifest their potential.
Sweet. Smooth. Bold. This lightly sweetened, highly flavored cold brew coffee with no milk or cream is guaranteed to exceed your taste expectations while lifting your energy. With 150 mg of caffeine, you can now replace those sugary energy drinks with a smooth offering that won't make you crash afterwards. Best enjoyed at room temperature or chilled.
Paradise Snax - Strawberry Icing and Pretzel Snack Packs
Emily Edwards is a former social worker in private practice turned Founder of Emily's Foods. During her own weight loss journey, she became frustrated with the lack of snacks, dips, and icings options that were healthy, contained less sugar, more plant protein, and were convenient for her busy lifestyle. So Emily started making plant-based icings: dips with pea protein powder to pair with her snacks in her kitchen and quickly realized that people who did not eat healthy icings and dips fell in love with them.
Paradise Snax Pax are convenient, organic better for you on-the-go snack packs. They come with gluten-free pretzels and a protein-rich strawberry icing dip. Perfect for a sweet treat.
Pipcorn - Sea Salt Heirloom Popcorn
Pipcorn is a family business that started when co-founder Jen Martin shared some recently-discovered heirloom popcorn with her brother, Jeff. His immediate reaction was “We have to sell this!” The shells were incredibly delicate and the flavor was like nothing Jeff ever had. After much thinking, strategizing, and snacking, Jeff, his wife Teresa, and sister Jen decided to go all-in and turn these special heirloom popcorn kernels into a family business.
This classic Sea Salt Popcorn is made with just three ingredients: popcorn, sunflower oil and sea salt so you can feel great about snacking on it nonstop! Plus 40% less fat and 20% fewer calories per serving compared with the leading salty popcorn!