In honor of Black History Month, we want to shine light on the black-owned brands which we proudly carry. From sweet treats to bold coffee, you can support black-owned brands while enjoying delicious snacks and beverages.
Denise Woodard, founder and CEO of Partake, felt a responsibility to not only run a successful company, but to help other people of color do the same. As a Black & Asian American woman, Denise is passionate about raising awareness of Black and female entrepreneurship and increasing opportunities for underrepresented people seeking careers in the food and beverage industry. In 2020, Denise founded Black Futures in Food & Beverage, an annual fellowship program that mentors HBCU students and helps them secure internships and jobs at the program’s end. Try Partake’s delicious vegan cookies!
- Partake Birthday Cake Cookies (1oz)- SKU 87696
- Partake Chocolate Chip Cookies (1oz)- SKU 87695
- Partake Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (1oz)- SKU 92429
Me & The Bees
Me & the Bees Lemonade is a social good lemonade company started by ‘Kidpreneur’, Mikaila Ulmer. You might remember seeing Mikaila on Shark Tank as an impressive 9-year old where she struck a deal with Daymond John! Me & the Bees is a premium bottled lemonade made with flaxseed and sweetened with honey. Their delicious lemonade provides a fun twist on a classic beverage with flavors like Prickly Pear and Ginger. With 10% of the profits shared with organizations fighting hard to save the honeybees, Me & the Bees encourages everyone to “Buy a Bottle… Save the Bees”!
- Me & The Bees Classic Lemonade (12oz)- SKU 88386
- Me & The Bees Lemonade with Ginger (12oz)- SKU 92419
- Me & The Bees Lemonade with Prickly Pear (12oz)- SKU 42980
Berry Bissap’s founder, Akua Nettey, grew up in a Ghanan household and stayed true to her roots when creating her refreshing teas. Bissap is a refreshing, popular West African spiced hibiscus tea that originated from Senegal, but is now a staple in all of West Africa. At Berry Bissap, they honor and preserve the traditional recipe with their own twist. Their ingredients are all natural, plant based, caffeine free, ethically sourced and free from chemicals, artificial coloring and other toxic stuff we cannot pronounce. Their teas are infused with organic fruit is also pesticide free!
- Berry Bissap Cinnamon Citrus Spiced Hibiscus Tea (12oz)- SKU 92421
- Berry Bissap Mixed Berry Spiced Hibiscus Tea (12oz)- SKU 92422
- Berry Bissap Original Spiced Hibiscus Tea (12oz)- SKU 92420
BLK & BOLD
BLK & BOLD founders, Pernell & Rod, created BLK & Bold with a desire to make purpose popular. They welcome the obligation to equip young people with tools to live their best lives and overcome familiar unfortunate circumstances by turning a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee & tea, into a means of giving back. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
- BLK & BOLD Blk & Bold Whole Bean (5lb)- SKU 86247
- BLK & BOLD Rise & Grnd Whole Bean (5lb)- SKU 86246
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