After trying my fair share of plant-based snacks, I came to the conclusion that I could never, ever stick to a vegan diet. But now that I’ve tried Partake’s tasty cookies, I’m starting to reconsider that statement.
If you’re unfamiliar with Partake, it’s a Black woman-owned brand that creates non-GMO products, which are free from top allergens like wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish. Thanks to ingredients like cassava flour and gluten-free oats, all snacks are certified vegan and gluten-free, which makes them ideal alternatives for anyone with multiple food allergies. Still, I was suspicious, because safer, better-for-you snacks typically mean less flavor. But what really won me over was the inspiring story behind Partake’s brand.
It all started when the brand’s founder and CEO, Denise Woodard, discovered that her daughter Vivienne had severe food allergies. Woodard found it extremely difficult to get snacks that were not only safe for her daughter, but also tasty and nutritious. This inspired the mom and entrepreneur to leave her corporate job and launch Partake, a company that would produce a selection of allergy-friendly treats that also satisfy the taste buds, from baking mixes to cookies.
Given Woodard’s dedication to making safer snacks without sacrificing great taste, I just had to try out Partake’s cookies. I decided to test three popular flavors: Chocolate Chip (Crunchy), Birthday Cake (Crunchy) and Cookie Butter (Soft Baked). But do they all deliver in the taste department? Read on for my honest take on all three flavors.