Kokada is a woman-owned, minority-owned company that believes whole, natural foods are the best foods, and that food should be good for both you and your community.
For years, Kokada’s founder, Breanna Atkinson, had been looking for healthy snacks that would satisfy her sweet tooth. While traveling for work and looking in local markets, she eventually discovered overseas a coconut product that she fell in love with. Unfortunately, she could not find anything like it back in the United States, so Breanna decided to make her own version.
After eight months of trial and error, Kokada was born. Inspired by Breanna’s Jamaican culture and Sri Lankan cuisine, Kokada is high quality, health conscious, and delicious, made using only trustworthy natural ingredients like coconut treacle, a traditional Sri Lankan ingredient discovered during her travels, and dried coconut.
The Kokada folks believe that food is an opportunity to create shared experiences, bridge divides, and build stronger communities. They live this idea every day, through their products, by ethically sourcing ingredients directly from farmers to ensure fair pay, and committing a percentage of their proceeds to community building projects in both North Carolina and Sri Lanka.
Kokada began as a culinary experiment–An experiment that allowed Breanna to take a lifelong passion and love for authentic food and share it with the world.