With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here are a few delicious holiday gift ideas from minority female small businesses in our Latinas in Business Inner Circle.
The season is known for food and family gatherings, so what better way than to celebrate with some sweet treats.
Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate founded by Tania Molina offers a variety of authentic, organic dark chocolate with ingredients sourced from Tania’s home country of Ecuador.
Tania’s passion for chocolate-making and experimenting with flavors came from her grandmother, Juana, who had a natural gift with seeds, plants, and herbs. Tania remembers fond memories and experiences with her grandmother and cacao: memories of eating the cacao seed pulp, toasting in the crock, and the cacao powder with the hot milk. These memories remind Tania of her grandmother’s kindness, her love for her grandchildren, and her respect for nature–virtues that Tania has embedded into her business.
“The chocolate and the heart of the business is and always will be Ecuadorian,” says Tania.
Check out a variety of unique flavors and gift boxes this holiday season and gift some quality chocolate to someone in your life! Shop Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate here.
If you have oat lovers in your family or someone who loves to bake, consider gifting them Pinole Chia Oatmeal and other products by The Pinole Project, a Mexican-American Food Company, founded by Maya Jacquez and her family as an homage to their abuela, Adela Jacquez, and her recipes.
Growing up, Maya would visit her grandparents’ humble ranch in Mexico where her grandmother made the family her Pinole Chia Oatmeal. This recipe inspired the company’s first product, inviting the world to their family table to share their heritage, culture, and history with others.
The Aztec Superfood is enjoyed all across Latin America and has a rich history in the region. Pinole is a grain made from dried heirloom corn that is then ground and mixed with spices, such as cinnamon. Sometimes chia seeds or sweeteners, such as piloncillo (unrefined whole cane sugar) are also added.
Pinole oatmeal makes for a great addition to holiday baking as well, and is easy to add into your favorite recipes. Shop The Pinole Project here
If you’re looking for beverages to bring to your Thanksgiving gathering try out Karviva Unwind, a line of alcohol-free wine replacement juice from Karuna Beverages. Founded by Dr. Angela Zeng , Karuna Beverages was inspired by her passion for natural healing that is rooted in her strong belief in traditional Chinese medicine and herbal sciences.
Powered with superfood fruits, Karviva Unwined is a wholesome Malbec-inspired wine replacement juice that perfectly pairs with any luxurious dishes! Full of health benefits combining traditional far eastern remedies with today’s modern science to concoct a super-juice packed with antioxidants and calming herbs.
Carefully blended with tart and powerhouse fruits, Karviva Unwined holds the look and texture of the well-loved Malbec, minus the alcohol. It pairs well with meat, fatty fish, dark meat poultry, and aged cheese.
This non-alcoholic wine replacement juice is made only from quality and whole plants to ensure its berry taste and smooth mouth-feel. It has no added sugar, gluten, preservatives, artificial flavors, sweeteners, Gmo, or colorants. This goodness is then packed in a Bpa-free bottle.
This non-alcoholic wine will make a great addition to your holiday meal for those who are alcohol-free but still craving the texture and flavor of a wine beverage. Shop Karviva Unwined and other Karuna Beverages here.
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