Benevolent Brownies

Sinfully rich, these sweet baked treats have a saintly mission: to help people escape poverty.
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Greyston Bakery

$35.00

Greyston Bakery created by

Greyston Bakery

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Guilty pleasures? Not these brownies. Sure, they're sinfully rich: classic chocolate fudge, vegan fudge, brown sugar blondie with chocolate chips, and snickerdoodle. But go ahead and treat yourself: every bite helps a baker's dozen of social programs flourish.

Founded by a Buddhist in 1982, Greyston Bakery, a fellow B Corp, hires workers who typically wouldn't be hired by most companies because of their past or present circumstances—with no questions asked. Employees, instead, prove themselves on the job. A range of resources, including child care, community gardens, workforce development, and sustainability programs, helps support their efforts. The chance to have a stable income while developing their knowledge and skills has transformed many employees' lives, and helped alleviate some of the poverty of the Yonkers community. Of course, none of this would work if people didn't crave their baked goods like crazy—which they (and we) do. (They baked our founder's wedding cake.) But don't just take it from us: Ben & Jerry"s (another fellow B Corp) uses only these brownies in its ice cream. Baked with love in New York State.

We visited Greyston Bakery and spoke with two of their dazzling bakers, Cece and Raymond. Step inside and read their stories on our blog.

Greyston Bakery

created by

Greyston Bakery

location

New York

created by

Greyston Bakery

location

New York

Founded by a Brooklyn-born Zen Master in 1982, Greyston Bakery has been making its customers and employees lives sweeter for over 30 years. A fellow B Corp, it has long been an influential leader of social enterprise. The organization’s spiritually rooted philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential, using entrepreneurship to address the issues of generational poverty in low-income communities. Their motto: “We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people.” Its unique Open Hiring™ model embraces an individual’s potential regardless of background or work history. Providing a range of resources, including child care, community gardens, workforce development, and sustainability programs, helps support people as they transform their lives.

We visited Greyston Bakery and spoke with two of their dazzling bakers, Cece and Raymond. Step inside and read their stories on our blog.

Made in the USA
Measurements
Packaging: 7" L x 7" W x 2.5" H; Contains 12 2.5 oz brownies/blondies
Ingredients
Item ID
46648

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Vegan Brownie is Unreal

5

I don't normally write reviews for this sort of thing, but a friend of mine sent me these as a birthday gift and so far I've tried them all and the vegan brownie might just be the best brownie I've ever had. I would buy a box solely of the vegan brownies. Never thought I'd say that... but man, these are next level!!

Montana

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Handy Snack

3

My favorite brownie surprised me as it was the Vegan Brownie. It had the most flavor even over the Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I like Brown Sugar but this brownie needed more butter for flavor. Snickerdoodle did have the cookie taste, but didn't match the Vegan for flavor and taste. I'm not Vegan, so that's not why I preferred it over the others!

Oakland, CA

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