NEW VEGAN DELIVERY BOX LAUNCHES TO HELP SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
The all-vegan food box features cookies, energy bars, cocktail syrup, granola, seasoned beans, and pretzel snack packs—all produced by Black entrepreneurs.
Published on VegNews.com, August 2020
A new vegan Discovery Box was recently launched by Good Food Brands to highlight Black-owned food and beverage entrepreneurs during National Black Business Month. Curated by Jordan Buckner, founder of superfood energy bar company TeaSquares, the box aims to highlight Black-owned businesses so that people across the country will support them by buying their products on a regular basis. “As a Black food founder myself, I want to highlight other Black-owned food and beverage entrepreneurs who ventured out to start their own business and created amazingly delicious and healthy products,” Buckner told VegNews...
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Meet The Makers
A Dozen Cousins - Soulfully Seasoned Beans
A Dozen Cousins is a natural food brand 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.
Bio: Ibraheem Basir is the founder and CEO of A Dozen Cousins. Growing up in Brooklyn, his kitchen was a melting pot of his mother's Southern cooking and the recipes that she picked up from their Caribbean and Latin American neighbors. After spending years working in the natural food industry, he started A Dozen Cousins so that he could share some of his family's favorite dishes using authentic recipes and real wholesome ingredients.
Amani - Cold Brew Coffee
Claude Bambi is co-founder of Amani Coffee Company. Claude is a dual citizen of the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Amani was founded with a simple plan - to open trade between the US and DRC in an effort to create peace through economic development. The overwhelmingly positive nature of the farmers and their desire to create a better life inspired Claude and his co-founder to make a difference.
Amani Coffee Company created its own cooperative of 2200+ farmers (850 of which are women). We pay all our farmers above market and equal wages, as well as donate a percentage of our profits back to a charity we established in Eastern Congo to build roads, schools, and water supply.
Amani Coffee is direct trade coffee. Straight from our cooperative in DR Congo to our facilities in Chicago where we roast, pack, and distribute. All our coffee is organic, sustainably farmed, and specialty grade. We're including our delicious ready to drink cans of cold brew in this box.
Paradise Snax - Gluten-Free Pretzels and Icing Dip
Emily D. 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 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. We created Paradise Snax Pax to be shared at home with your family and loved ones or for the busy on the go individual.
Partake Foods - Deliciously Crunchy Allergen-Free Cookies
Food allergies were never top-of-mind for us, but when our daughter, Vivienne, began eating solid foods, it suddenly became clear she had several. And just as suddenly, our lives began to change. We set out to find the healthy, allergy-friendly snacks we'd need to fuel our active lifestyle, but came away from stores frustrated and mystified. So we set out to create our own. Making allergy-friendly, healthy snacks for my daughter was hard work, but I refused to give up or give in – and Partake Foods was born. Our products are deliciously made for just about everyone - from those with restrictions to those who simply want to eat more healthfully.
Today, Partake Foods is a mom-run, minority-owned company that makes delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies designed to provide peace of mind to those with dietary restrictions and simple enjoyment to those without. Our cookies are made with simple, whole food ingredients like organic ancient grain flours, fruits/veggies, and minimal sugar.
Symphony - 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.
Symphony chips are gluten-free, vegan, and made with all-natural ingredients.
Pipcorn - 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.
Pipcorn offers four lines, Heirloom Popcorn, Heirloom Cheese Balls, Heirloom Corn Dippers, and Heirloom Crackers, all of which are gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified. All of these snacks are inspired by childhood favorites and reimagined with heirloom corn to create better-for-everyone, modern alternatives. Pipcorn’s key ingredient, the heirloom corn kernel, is delicate, tasty, and easy to digest.
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About Good Food Brands
Good Food Brands is a Black-Owned business that helps you recognize your teams and clients in a way that supports your values.
All of our products adhere to our philosophy of:
Good For Your Taste Buds: We believe that food should be delicious and enjoyable and select snacks that taste great.
Good For Your Health: We believe that food should be nourishing to the body and mind. Everything in our boxes are made with natural and healthier ingredients.
Good For Your Community: We believe that good business should be good for our community, and we work with businesses that strive to have a social or environmental impact.