College students turned business owners, Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh, dropped out of the University of Oregon to get involved in the nut butter business, Wild Friends. These young entrepreneurs saw promise in their nut butter products they would make while in college–but as athletes and students, they had to make a choice between school and working on growing their business.
Tillotson and Welsh took the risk and dropped out of college, later appearing on the TV series Shark Tank, which gave them widespread recognition.
What is Wild Friends?
Wild Friends is a female-founded B-Corp (a certification of high performance) company with the goal to provide customers with quality from production to plate. They pride themselves on their healthy ingredients and leaving the planet better than they found it.
Wild Friends is known for their wildly creative peanut, almond, sunflower, and collagen nut butters, along with their oats and nut butter products. You can get anything from classic nut butters to chocolate to pumpkin spice. Wild Friends is currently the only nut butter company that is palm oil-free (which is typically an ingredient high in saturated fat). The company is also adamant about ensuring the public is fully aware of what exactly goes into each product, so they provide extensive allergy facts on their website.
Where can I buy them?
Wild Friends is available in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Wegmans, Publix, Kroger, and other supermarkets across the U.S. To locate a store near you, you can use the store locator map provided on their website.