Charleston, SC — Michael & Latanya Allen, the founders and owners of Tastee Treats, have launched an online store allowing them to sell their historic Charleston Chews, jams, and jellies to customers nationally. The entrepreneurial couple originally started out selling their products at local festivals, county fairs, and farmers markets across the low country of South Carolina.
“This is unbelievable to us,” states Latanya as she highlights how their business started. “It seems like only yesterday we came up with the idea of selling our Charleston Chews, jams, and jellies to the public.” She credits the ladies in her life that influenced her with cooking, who are her mother Frances, and her Grandmother, Elizabeth. These two ladies taught her the fundaments of preparing historic Gullah cuisine.
Tastee Treats’ signature item, Charleston Chew has been passed down for three generations within Latanya’s family. In addition, the Gullah Geechee and West Africa’s influence in cooking and baking helped to solidify the rich taste of their products. Also, the Charleston Chews dates and cranberry bars are Tastee Treats premier product, and it is very flavorful and succulent. Customers not only can purchase the bar, but they can purchase the dry mix of the Charleston Chews and prepare it at home. Lastly, their famous jams and jellies have multiple uses, and are second to none in flavor are also sold on their website.
“Gullah Geechee culture and history are very important elements that are taught in Low Country African American homes,” says Michael. “The preparing and serving of food are how the Gullah/ Geechee people and communities demonstrate their love for family and friends.”
To learn more about Tastee Treats and its products, please visit their official website at TasteeTreats-SC.com