Snack Jack plant-based jerky now available in the Good Bumblebee marketplace
Lewisville, Texas; October 20, 2019 – “We’ve got Snack Jack!” Those excited words came from Good Bumblebee president Gina Smith after opening a recently delivered package. “We are ecstatic about partnering with the Snack Jack team!” explained Gina. “Based right here in Texas, they have created a unique product for everyone – vegans and non-vegans alike!”
According to information provided by the Snack Jack team, their plant-based (jackfruit) jerkies are Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Whole30, Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB), and diabetic-friendly, top 8 allergen-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, oil-free, preservative-free, cholesterol-free, nearly fat-free, low carb, have no sugar added, and have a low glycemic index. Another important benefit is that jackfruit doesn't require pesticides, herbicides, or irrigation. It grows naturally and organically in abundance.
Gina continued, “The Snack Jack products are so versatile and fun. You can snack on them as you normally would jerky, and they are absolutely delicious! Or you can actually cook with them too! I made a vegan garlicky broccoli ‘beef’ using the cracked pepper jerky and served it over brown rice, and it was delicious! Surprisingly, it actually browns like real meat too! Sometimes I don’t want one of the fake meats for my recipes and would rather go with something more wholesome and less processed. This stuff fits the bill!”
Gina and team are constantly looking for innovative products and companies with purpose to feature on the Good Bumblebee marketplace. Snack Jack is a 1% for the Planet participant and gives back to the local community too. Five percent of the sale of every bag of jerky goes to Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit that takes food that would otherwise end up in a landfill (perfectly good, wholesome and nutritious food) from commercial kitchens and distributes it to charities that serve hungry people in need. Gina stated, “We at Good Bumblebee LOVE that they are involved with an organization that both reduces food waste AND feeds their hungry neighbors!”
About Snack Jack
Inspired on a kayaking trip in Austin in 2016, Diana Dussan decided she was going to invent a natural, plant-powered snack that would give back to the planet. Wanting to offer an alternative to the soy- and gluten-based, processed options on the market, Diana created a whole food jerky made from jackfruit that could be enjoyed by people of all diets.
Motivated by the realities and urgency she was facing as a soon-to-be single mom, and inspired to do more for the world, Diana overcame pregnancy-related blackouts and even worked 2 hours into labor to bring Snack Jack to fruition. In December of 2017, she teamed up with her brother Julian and launched at farmers markets in Austin, with plans to give back to their local community and ultimately be a positive influence on the world.
Exactly one year after launching at their first farmers market, they were approached by Whole Foods Market and named one of the “most buzz-worthy foods for 2019” by Food Network.
About Good Bumblebee
Good Bumblebee is a company dedicated to being a force for good in the world and a source of positive energy. Using a business partner selection process that begins with an evaluation of core goals focused on people, planet, and animals, the Good Bumblebee team seeks out good people, high-quality products, and companies with values that promote wholesomeness and sustainability.
Good Bumblebee provides:
A marketplace for consumers who want to support companies with purpose, companies who are actively working to create good vibes and positive energy
A community of people and businesses supporting each other with high-quality products, fair pricing, and honest business practices
A platform for promoting ideas, people, products, and actions that can improve the lives of others and make the world a better place
The Good Bumblebee online marketplace provides consumers with alternative choices to those found in large Fortune 1000 companies. Focusing primarily on small and cottage businesses, the Good Bumblebee team identifies notable companies, tells their stories, and helps them grow. For more information visit https://goodbumblebee.com.
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