Founded in 2017 by sisters; Michelle, Shola, and Shantell , Mahogany Sweets is the physical embodiment of our family’s love for delicious food and family gatherings. In honor of fathers; the late James “Wood” Jones, Sr. and Horace Walker, who has been a wood smith for over 30 years, we chose the name Mahogany because of its warmth, strength, beauty, and history.
Reviving the space that formally housed Nettie’s Naturally in Historic Jackson Ward, Mahogany Sweets carries on the tradition of providing gluten-free and vegan bakery items at 100 W. Clay Street but brings more of a Southern flair to old favorites. Our Head Baker brings years of experience creating desserts for those of us with food allergies and intolerance, or those who are mindful of how our diet impacts our health and well-being.
The mission of Mahogany Sweets is to provide you and your family with desserts and savories that are health conscious AND delicious at the same time. We make our amazingly delicious treats from scratch and primarily use coconut sugar as a natural sweetener.
Why coconut sugar?
Coconut sugar is the boiled and dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar’s low glycemic impact, minimal amount of fructose, and earth friendly impact makes it a hot commodity in the health food world.
While many natural sweeteners have no nutritional value and are actually empty calories, coconut sugar does contain a variety of minerals and nutrients including Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium. Coconut sugar also contains inulin. Inulin has the ability to stimulate the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria, commonly found in probiotics, which can provide an overall boost to the immune system.
You may notice that our products have a distinct brown coloring. This is a result of the coconut sugar used in our products. While we can substitute coconut sugar for cane sugar in special orders (i.e., birthday, wedding cakes, etc.) we invite you to sample a slice of our heavenly Mahogany Cake and introduce your taste buds to coconut sugar.
You just may fall in love.