As we enter the month of February - Black History Month, we at Trash Panda are celebrating Black Americans’ contributions to society by promoting some of our favorite brands and products. Our list includes a variety of snacks, beverages, desserts and beyond – all of which have Black owners and use real, clean ingredients.
One of the most direct ways you can show support for the Black community is to stock your pantry with these products. Keep reading to learn more about the brands and founders, and check out the links provided to purchase.
As always, if you give anything a scan or we missed your favorite pick, head on over to our Instagram page and let us know.
A Dozen Cousins Trini Chickpea Curry
A Dozen Cousins offers convenient products that are both authentic and healthy. Founder Ibraheem Basir was inspired by his childhood kitchen and Caribbean, Creole, and Latin American cooking. Take one look at the simple ingredients of this chickpea curry and see why we can’t say enough good things about A Dozen Cousins.
Mumgry Peanut Butter
Mumgry was founded by Lillian Umurungi-Jung , after noticing that there was a lack of snacks that considered dietary restrictions and needs of women during pregnancy. Their nut butters are handcrafted, ethically sourced, and naturally nutritious - scan and see for yourself! Additionally, Mumgry supports many organizations and gives back to frontline healthcare professionals, the environment, and beyond.
Pipcorn Chili Lab
Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks are tastier, cleaner versions of the classic snacks we all love. This popcorn - and all their products - are made with a short ingredient list and blows away common competitors. Pipcorn is female-owned, minority-owned, and a family business. Their products can be found in Whole Foods, and after blowing up on Shark Tank, continue to gain more and more popularity.
Really Raw Honey
The founders of Really Raw heard about a beekeeper who lived in upstate New York. This beekeeper presented his honey in its most natural form; raw and unstrained. It was solid and creamy; not liquid. It had bits of pollen and honeycomb in it, and it was delicious. Really Raw Honey supports family beekeeping operations. This honey is packed on-site at the beekeepers' homes and farms, straight from the hive!
Golde Matcha Turmeric Superfood Blend
Golde was born in Brooklyn in 2017 from a 1-bedroom apartment. Founder Trinity Mouzon Wofford teamed up with her partner, Issey, to launch Golde with a single product (the Original Turmeric Latte Blend!) They are on a mission to make wellness easy, accessible and fun for all. Their products (like this Matcha Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend) are a celebration of superfoods to effortlessly boost your daily routine, from morning smoothies to skincare!
Every Body Eats Cheese-Less Thins
The co-founders of Every Body Eat, Trish Thomas and Nichole Wilson, are two tenacious women who individually, along with their families, were faced with their own dietary restrictions and food sensitivities, so they set out to create delicious and clean snacking and meal options. They pride themselves in creating their food in an environment that is higher than the highest standards and free from the ingredients so many people struggle to avoid, just like these Cheese-less thins!
We hope you give these products a try and if you do, be sure to scan them in Trash Panda and let us know what you find - we think you’ll like them!