Over the past year, B.C. businesses - including the food and beverage industry - have been hit hard by Covid-19. In response to the pandemic, BCFB industry partners, and IT solution company, DTEC, created a nourishment campaign, an initiative created to give back to the community. As a part of this campaign, DTEC has kindly gifted 12 BC Food & Beverage, 1-year memberships, to new emerging BC food and beverage companies. From a vegan Korean kimchi company, gluten-free flour blend company, to a meal prep company – 12 BC food businesses were gifted a BCFB membership. We would like to sincerely thank DTEC for the ginormous generosity and we hope this sets an example to others to give back when possible!
One of the 12 businesses to be gifted a BCFB member was Panela Lemon, a vegan stuffed cookie company based in Vancouver BC. Their cookies are made with 100% natural and plant-based ingredients, free from any preservatives and artificial dyes and flavours. While all their cookies are vegan, they also offer some gluten-free options! With the tagline of “snacks you can trust,” Panela Lemon aims to create products that their consumers can enjoy, without feeling guilty.
In 5 years, Panela Lemon envisions their business with a solid distribution plan for wholesale and direct sales, and with better machinery and suppliers. On the topic of giving back, in the future they would like to share their experience with other new business owners, and when possible, sponsor someone new to the food industry. Panela Lemon is happy to now be a part of the BCFB community and looking forward to gaining access to information about the industry including suppliers and distribution channels. They are also excited to interact with other business owners and expand their network.
We had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Panela Lemon, Marilyn Cordoba, at the From The Ground Up Trade Show where Panela Lemon won the 2021 Silver Outstanding Product of the Year Award! We got to try some of their cookies and wow… they were incredible.
For more information about Panela Lemon and their delicious cookies visit: www.panelalemon.com