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Mark Cuban isn’t giving sugary cakes and cookies in his gift baskets this year.

Instead, he told CNBC, he’ll be including healthy snacks in the gifts.

The Preston Hollow neighbor and Dallas Mavericks owner became a vegetarian in 2019 and told the publication then that, “people get so much junk food [at the holidays]. They need something tasty, low-cal and healthy.”

Here are five of Cuban’s holiday snacks. And, fair warning, many of these are also in his investment portfolio:


The founder of this vegan pork rinds company appeared on “Shark Tank” in October 2019, and Cuban offered Samy Kobrosly $250,000 in exchange for a 5% share of the company and 5% in advisory stakes to grow his business.

A one-ounce bag is 80 calories. A package of six bags costs $12.99. They come in several flavors, such as barbecue, nacho and cinnamon churro.

Alyssa’s Cookies 

This Florida-based company doesn’t use hydrogenated oils, margarine, additives or preservatives. Cuban invested in the business in 2012 after its founder sent him a box of cookies and a note asking for $50,000 in exchange for 25% of the business.

A package of eight oatmeal bite-size cookies costs $5.95.

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky 

This company, which also received an investment from Cuban through a “Shark Tank” appearance, offers vegan mushroom-based jerkies.

A 2.2-ounce bag costs $9.

Wanna Date? spreads 

The New York-based company sells sweet spreads and doughs made from dates. They’re vegan, paleo, low-calorie, allergy-friendly and have no added sugar.

Cuban also invested in this company on “Shark Tank.”

A 10.5-ounce jar costs $12.

Pulp Pantry 

These chips are made from the pulp of vegetables. They’re grain-free, gluten-free, vegan, have five grams of fiber per serving and are under 150 calories.

Flavors include salt ‘n’ vinegar, jalapeño lime, sea salt and spicy barbecue.

A pack of four bags costs $20.

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