Sweet, Vegan, and Healthful Treats from Black Owned Brands

A table with cakes, cupcakes and other snacks.
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As the holidays set in, you may be wondering about entertaining, or what treats to bring to events including family gatherings, office parties, and the like.  There are plenty of diverse offerings from black owned brands.  In this post, we identify these by type to include the following.

Companies with vegan and healthful points of interest about products (e.g., gluten free) are noted.  See the links below for more details about product offerings and shipping.

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  • Nunbelievable (advertisement) offers a selection of 6 and 12 pack cookies. Cookies are wrapped individually.
  • Pent Up Cookie Company (advertisement) offers a large selection of decorated cookies.
  • Finally Ginger offers an assortment of ginger cookies in many flavors (e.g., original ginger, chocolate) and flavor combinations.
  • Glassy Brown Cookies offers a variety of cookies (e.g., chocolate chip, oatmeal, and vegan) as well as cookie dough.  Cookie sandwiches are also offered.
  • Juanita’s Jar offers a selection of cookies in triple chocolate chip, peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin.
  • Mr. Cory’s Cookies offers a selection of cookies in chocolate chip and creamsicle.
  • Natalie’s Cakes and More offers a selection of cookies in many flavors.  Brownies in various flavors are also offered.
  • Partake Foods (advertisement) offers a selection of vegan and gluten free cookies. They are also available at Target (advertisement).

  • Sweet Dames offers a selection of gluten free coconut macaroons as well as a variety pack.
  • Tonya’s Cookies offers a variety of gluten free cookie selections, in tins, jars, and packages.
  • Way To Life Foods offers chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies that are vegan, and made with organic, unbleached whole wheat flour.
  • Yummy Brothers offers a selection of cookies, including several vegan options.


  • Cami Cakes offers a selection of regular- and mini-sized cupcakes.

Ice Cream/Creme

  • Cremalicious offers ice cream has a large and diverse selection of ice cream reflecting cultural favorites such as sweet potato pie. Check their website to find it at your local retail shops.


  • Happy Viking offers a selection of plant based protein shakes that are also available on Amazon (advertisement).

  • Vegan Smart offers a variety of plant based vegan protein shakes in various flavors (e.g., chocolate and vanilla) that are available on Amazon (Advertisement).


  • Trini Treats (advertisements) offers a variety of candied treats that are delicacies in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Chikas offers nuts (e.g., cashews, almonds, peanuts) in a variety of flavors. A selection of plantain crisps are also offered.  Several snakes are gluten free and vegan.
  • Detroit Friends Potato Chips offers a selection of chips in several flavors.  Individual, variety packs, and tins are sold. 
  • Garden of Coffee offers a selection of tefftastic  chips that are high in prebiotics, calcium, manganese, and iron. 
  • Kay’s Kettle Corn offers popcorn in a variety of sizes.
  • Oh-Mazing offers nut and wheat free granola snacks made with organic ingredients.  They are also available on Amazon (advertisement). 

  • Pittman’s Popcorn Shop offers a selection of gourmet popcorn in many flavors (e.g., caramel, birthday cake) and sizes.
  • Rap Snacks offers an assortment of snacks.  This includes chips in various flavors (e.g., New York deli cheddar and sour cream with a dab or ranch), hot cheese fries, and a selection of cheese puffs.  White cheddar popcorn is also available.
  • Rap Snacks on Amazon (advertisement)

  • Sha-Poppin Gourmet Popcorn offers a selection of gourmet and specialty popcorn in many flavors (e.g., extreme cheddar, pizza-licious) and sizes.
  • Soul Popped offers a selection of popcorn based on soul food flavors (e.g., chicken and waffles, Austin smoke barbecue).
  • South Central Farmer’s Cooperative offers organic kale chips that are sold individually or in a case of 20 bags.
  • Tru Pop offers a selection of non GMO popcorn, that is 35 or 40 calories per cup, and with zero sugars, trans fats, or cholesterol.  They are also available on Amazon (advertisement).

  • Way To Life Foods offers a a wide selection of all natural, organic and vegan granola, as well as endurance energy bars which are organic, vegan, wheat and dairy free.

In reviewing these companies and products I hope you find treats that work for you.

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