Gifts For Food + Drink Lovers

CREATED BY: Pam Harris, Miraya Rehman

Trade Eights Cocktails

Trade Eights is a bottled cocktail company from Seattle, WA.

Product: Our craft cocktails are made with real spirits, juices, botanicals and spices. There’s nothing to mix, measure or mess up. Sit back and enjoy a well-made drink on us!

Price: $17.99

Founder: Liane Chu Bennett, WG08



Sip LLC is a minority women (sisters)-owned microbusiness founded in 2021. Sip! partners with nonprofit organizations that provide meals to hungry children and work toward ending childhood hunger.

Product: Sip! Extraordinary Drinking Chocolate is an exclusive line of rich, creamy drinking chocolate mixes created by world-renowned pastry chef, En-Ming Hsu.

Price: $19.95

Founders: Yih-Ming Hsu, CAS 1991 and GSFA (now Stuart Weitzman School of Design) 1995, and En-Ming Hsu



WellSpices’ beautiful, safe, single serve packages of organic, fresh ground life and flavor enhancing spices are delivered direct to you. Go. Eat. Be. Well.

Product: Organic, fresh ground single serving packages of spices. Holiday gift packaging available and shipping is always free!

Price: $24.99 (discount code WAFFA20)

Founder: Gail Gilbert Ball W’79



Tohi is a female-founded, science-based wellness brand innovating performance and longevity-focused consumer products from Aronia Berries, an antioxidant-rich, sustainable specialty crop that is native to North America and grown in the Midwest. The future of food is functional! Plant-based phytonutrients and antioxidants are nature’s defense to help protect our bodies from stressors that lead to chronic disease, susceptibility to viruses, and premature aging. Tohi is meeting consumers where they are with an easy-to-understand value proposition: antioxidants support a healthy immune system and provide a whole body benefit.

Product: Tohi’s ready-to-drink beverages feature Midwest-grown Aronia Berries, an antioxidant-rich regenerative specialty crop. From farm to can, Tohi supports immune health, and all 4 delicious flavors are low-calorie, non-carbonated and packaged in 12 oz slim recyclable cans. Tohi has multi-generational appeal with today’s consumers seeking U.S.-grown and manufactured products with authentic and functional ingredients with health benefits.

Price: $28.99 per 12 pack case

Founder: Shari Coulter Ford 1993



Packed with Purpose is on a mission to create meaningful impact by changing the way companies and individuals give gifts. By discovering products made by social enterprises and purpose-driven companies, Packed with Purpose curates memorable gifts that wow recipients and create positive social change.

Product: Delightful gift box showcasing Black, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and women-owned purveyors. Features flavorful chips, crackers, sea salt popcorn, crispy cookies, dark chocolate and more. Helps reduce food waste, provides education to opportunity youth, and much more.

Price: $75 (discount code WAFFA for $5 off any purchase)

Founder: Leeatt Rothschild 2010


Askanya Chocolates

EMPOWER HATIAN WOMEN WITH ASKANYA CHOCOLATES These delicious all-natural chocolates are handcrafted by women in Haiti. Askanya Chocolates CEO and Co-Founder, Corinne Joachim-Sanon set out more than six years ago to create Haiti’s first premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. Askanya sources its all natural ingredients from a network of 3,000 Haitain Farmers, providing direct revenue opportunities to farmers located in very rural areas. Not only do these chocolates support a powerful cause, they’re also delicious.

Product: Chocolate Bars

Price: $7 – $65 (discount code WAFFA15 for 15% Off on order)

Founder: Corinne Joachim Sanon – WG11


Copina Co.

Copina Co. is dedicated to bringing the best of nature’s plant botanicals to all.

Product: Our herbalist-approved plant-based collagen boost creamers and lattes are delicious ways to boost your hair, skin, and nail health. Blend our 4 delicious flavors – Matcha, Cacao Calm, Vanilla, and Original, into your favorite drinks or breakfasts and enjoy the benefits of increased collagen levels from plants instead of animal products.

Price: $26.90 (discount code: PENNALUMNI for 15% off your first order)

Founder: Carolyn Vinnicombe Yachanin (Penn Class of 2013)



munchrooms is dedicated to making healthier snacking more achievable and sustainable with our meat-alternative 100% plant based mushroom jerky. We want to provide people more plant-based alternatives when it comes to meat snacks that are good for their body and the planet.

Product: munchrooms’ 100% sustainable plant-based jerky is made from whole, non-GMO shiitake mushrooms. Our handcrafted jerky has the subtle umami of mushrooms, the flavor of freshly ground spices, and a meaty, satisfying texture. Our jerky provides important nutrients such as selenium, potassium, vitamins B2 & B3, vitamin D, and more. With a healthy serving of fiber in each pack, munchrooms keep you full longer.

Price: $25 tasting kit

Fonder: Gina Shi WG’ 19


My Pain Center

My Pain Center: The CBD Headquarters provides reputable, tried-and-trusted CBD products to help with pain, anxiety, insomnia, and much more.

Service: When visiting My Pain Center, you will find a wide selection of CBD and Delta-8 products, including gummy bears, oils, creams, and more, all of which have been extensively researched to ensure we are offering the safest, most effective products.

Price: Various

Founder: Shereen Kassam WG’12



Guilt-free treats to keep you fueled and full!

Product: Vegan, gluten-free cookies made without added sugar or oil!

Price: $24 (box of 8) (discount code: WAFFA for 10% off)

Founder: Gayatri Karandikar, MBA 2019


BoCa Flavor

BoCa Flavor takes a modern approach to traditional Caribbean seasoning, fusing staple ingredients from the islands to curate everyday blends to liven up your kitchen.

Product: Made for everything, Taíno Spice is a Caribbean fusion all-purpose seasoning that can take anything up a notch from your meats to your vegetables. Indulge in our fragrant seasoning with a sweet-spicy kick crafted for you to experience the sweet essence of the Caribbean.

Price: $9.99

Founder: Jelece Morris (WG ’19)


Ninja Melk

Ninja Melk was created by YouTube phenom Ryan Higa and his two partners, Kathleen Hahn and Kyle Schroeder. Inspired by Ryan’s popular ninja videos and driven by his need for a “better-for-you” energy drink to fuel his long days of producing videos, the team set out to create a line of unique and delicious products that are made with premium ingredients and less sugar than leading energy drinks.

Product: Ninja Melk Lemon Iced Tea Energy Drink – Sugar-Free, Zero Calories, Dairy Free, Smooth & Delicious – 1 case (12 cans) SUGAR FREE, ZERO CALORIE & DAIRY FREE – enjoy every sip of this one-of-a-kind iced tea energy drink without the guilt TASTES AMAZING – Refresh and rejuvenate with Ninja Melk’s newest uniquely delicious, lightly carbonated energy drink INGREDIENTS GIVE YOU A BOOST – 120mg of Caffeine and 100mg of L-Theanine for jitter-free focus and performance

Price: $24.99

Founders: Kathleen Hahn, W’00 and Kyle Schroeder, W’00


ISOThrive Inc.

Microbiome products for human and animal health.

Product: ISOThrive is a gastroenterologist recommended fermented prebiotic that supports digestive health and relieves heartburn/acid reflux, constipation, gas and bloating. It is a lightly sweet nectar of non-digestible soluble fiber called MIMO (maltosyl-iso-malto-oligosaccharides) that feeds beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.

Price: $34.99 with Free Shipping!

Founder: Lyn Oswald – W80


Hometown Flavors

Vietnamese cookbook with 50 recipes.

Product: “Hometown Flavors” is a Vietnamese cookbook that shares the history of dish and steps to recreate it. Vi Tran (WG’21) shares her family’s history in escaping the Vietnam War and how they’ve preserved these 50 family recipes. While at Wharton, she hosted several Food Club dinners and classes to share with Wharton. Since 2019, Vi has sold 2,000 copies.

Price: $20

Founder: Vi Tran WG’21


Good King Snacking Cacao

Good King is a woman-owned, social purpose corporation partnering directly with cacao farming communities (primarily women) to multiply their income by creating cacao-based products in their local communities. It offers award-winning Snacking Cacao and unroasted, peeled cacao beans and cacao butter for small batch chocolate makers.

Product: Organic Snacking Cacao: irresistibly crunchy, extra-dark chocolatey, caramelized cacao snacks. Better for you and better for growing communities. Our snacks are Organic, Vegan, Nut-Free and Gluten-Free.

Price: variable

Founder: Kim Wilson, W’96



Changing the planet one soup at a time.

Product: We can tell you, in clear conscience, that our soups are very healthy. They are chock full of fresh, local veggies, grains, beans, and other wholesome goodness. All of our soups are vegan, kosher, and made with sustainably sourced ingredients. With nationwide shipping straight to your door (excluding Hawaii and Alaska), our soups make the perfect holiday gift!

Price: Starting at $70.99

Founder: Sara Polon, Penn 1999


Mansa Tea

Mansa Tea is a handcrafted aged tea company specializing in aged teas, tea experiences, and education to elevate tea for tea enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

Product: Limited Edition Jeju Tea Tasting Set which include 100% organic and handmade teas sourced directly from Jeju island. Including a digital magazine with details and analysis of each of the teas and a one-hour virtual tea tasting of Jeju Island Teas! (currently on pre-order phase. Will have all the photos ready by the time the product goes officially live on November 1.)

Price: $220 (discount code: WAFFA20 ($20 off Jeju Tea Tasting Set; valid until 12/31 midnight))

Founder: Ashley Lim, WG’18


Wholly Moly!

Wholly Moly! is a fast-growing health food group that innovates plant-based nutrition and promotes whole-grain diets for new generation of health-conscious consumers.

Product: Whole grains

Price: $5-10

Founder: Claire Fang, WG’14


The Winedown Shop

Wine Down is a hybrid retail business that sells all things wine. We provide guidance, expertise and wine education through our attentive customer service and our interesting and useful wine wares, home goods, and amazing gifts. With Wine Down you can shop wine accessories and curated luxury packages and receive them at your door. We are creating a community of people that want to wine down and enjoy life.

Product: Seasonally curated gift box of bar and wine ware accessories, books, and merchandise.

Price: $52 (FREE SHIPPING)

Founder: Jai Jai Ramsey Greenfield, W94.