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 Carribean, 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 may be found in Whole Foods, and after blowing up on Shark Tank, continue to gain more and more popularity.
Oh-Mazing Original Granola
Founder Stephanie Williams started Oh-Mazing in response to not finding healthy granolas in the store. Their flavors include oatmeal raisin, lemon bar, and Carribean delight, among others. Just one scan will show you why this granola is a must-try. Oh-Mazing “does not just want to sell granola, [they] want to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.”
Me & the Bees Ginger Lemonade
Austin-based beverage company Me & the Bees was founded by Mikaila and driven by her passion to save the bees (check out her non-profit foundation here!) You can find Mikaila’s products in Whole Foods, World Market, and here on Amazon. Me & the Bees lemonade is made with honey and flaxseed, and come in a variety of delicious flavors, like this lemonade with ginger.
Partake Mini Cookies
A staple in our Trash Panda approved lists, Partake remains one of our favorite brands for their short ingredient list and deliciously sweet products. Their products give peace of mind to those with dietary restrictions - free from peanuts, egg, dairy, soy, artificial flavors, GMO’s, and more!
Founder Denise Woodard “is passionate about raising awareness of Black and female entrepreneurship and increasing opportunities for underrepresented people seeking careers in the food and beverage industry.” Partake’s high-quality products and philanthropic involvement makes this brand an obvious favorite.
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!