Celebrate Black Canadian excellence with these mouthwatering products from Black-owned Canadian businesses. From ice cream to coffee to hot sauce, adding these items to your grocery list is a simple way to support the Black community, today and always. Consider this list just a starting point for the wide-range of Black-owned foods you can add to your fridge and pantry.
Manba Haitian-Inspired Peanut Butter
Take your peanut butter to the next level with this spicy Haitian take on the classic spread. Priced at $12 per jar and available in Classic, Spicy and Extra-Spicy flavours, it’s all-natural and made in Montreal. We love the idea of swirling it into your next bowl of ramen, using it as the base of a savoury toast, or even adding it to baked goods. The opportunities are endless!
Plori Noir Coffee
This Black-owned, female-led business is committed to providing unique coffee from top quality small coffee bean farmers around the world. They offer single origin coffees, coffee blends, and even a coffee subscription so you never have to run out of beans. Plus, a portion of all sales will go toward creating start-up grants for female small business owners who identify as BIPOC.
One More Cocoa Gourmet Chocolate Bars
These beautifully packaged chocolate bars are as gorgeous as they are delicious. One More Cocoa blends nostalgic flavours with Jamaican influences to produce their bars, resulting in drool-worthy flavours like Coconut Cream, Cereal Bowl, Caramel + Popcorn and more.
Cup of Té Teas and Teaware
This luxe tea brand made it onto Oprah’s famous Favorite Things List in 2020, so you know it has to be good. When CEO and founder Taylor Lindsay-Noel, an aspiring Olympic gymnast, suffered a devastating accident while in training that left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she decided to turn her challenge into triumph by launching Cup of Té in 2018 with the goal of providing the world’s finest loose leaf organic teas and teaware. Clearly, she succeeded.
Yawdi's Marinades and Pepper Jellies
Made with all-natural, premium ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours, Yawdi’s was started by a busy wife and mother of two on a mission to find quick, healthy meal options for her family. Thus, her Jerk Marinade was born, and the range of pepper jellies followed quickly after. If you’re looking to give your weeknight meals an extra hit of flavour, look no further.
Tropix Coconut Drops
This classic Jamaican snack is made with fresh, diced coconut for a seriously delicious plant-based snack. Available in Classic Coconut, Ginger Coconut, Chocolate Coconut, Cranberry Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Coconut, these tasty morsels can be enjoyed on their own, over a smoothie bowl, in a salad or even as a sweet addition to a cheese board — the options are endless!
AnGel Moss Sea Moss Gel
ICYMI, sea moss gel is the hottest health food right now thanks to TikTok. It’s been suggested that sea moss may have healing properties and can be added to smoothies, juice, dips or be made into a face or hair mask. If you’re looking to add it into your diet in 2023, AnGel Moss is sourced from the pristine coasts and clear waters of Grenada to St. Lucia. Their premium sea moss is 100% natural and does not contain any additives or preservatives.
Neale's Sweet N' Nice Ice Cream
Originally founded in Trinidad in the 1940s, today Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice Ice Cream is an all-natural premium ice cream that uses 100% Canadian Dairy and real fruit. With flavours like Guava-Passion Fruit, Pineapple Coconut, Rum and Raisin, Mango and Coconut, Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice Ice Cream brings a taste of the Caribbean to Canadians. Find their ice cream at Metro, Freshco, Loblaws, Sobeys, No Frills, Longos, Walmart, and other major grocers.
The Abibiman Project African Pantry Items
The Abibiman Project is a non-profit educational African culinary initiative focused on celebrating the diverse cultures and cuisines from the African continent and Black diaspora. They offer a variety of African pantry essentials, including spices, chocolates, sauces, curries and more.
Mojo Jojo Pickles
This Edmonton, Alberta-based canning company offers handmade pickles, relishes, chutneys, jellies, shrubs and more available to ship Canada-wide. If you’re in the area, they also offer classes on pickling vegetables, preserving lemon and making sauerkraut.
Nerpy's Pepper Sauces and Seasonings
Founded in 2008 in Richmond Hill, Nerpy’s produces award winning hot peppersauces, seasoning rubs and marinades. All of their sauces are made using Scotch bonnet peppers and all-natural ingredients with no added food colouring, gels, bonding agents or fillers.