Company Overview

Established:
2011
Description:
Wildly delicious nut and seed butters, made with healthful ingredients and no palm oil
Founders:
Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh
Head Office:
Portland, Oregon
Industry:
Food & Drink

About

Keeley and Erika started Wild Friends in their college kitchen with a dream to make food friendlier and a belief that when you eat friendly, you feel friendly! We use the best ingredients from nature to make wildly delicious and nutritious foods that will keep you fueled and feeling your best.

How Wild Friends lives their mission:
– Healthful, simple ingredients
– Delicious taste for joyful eating and sharing
– Socially responsible business practices
– Giving back to empower girls to be smart, strong and bold

Wild Friends is known for making nut and seed butters that taste wildly good and are made with friendly ingredients to keep you feeling your best. Available in a variety of flavors from Classic Creamy Peanut Butter to Chocolate Almond Butter to Honey Sunflower, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Wild Friends has also created innovative Super Butter blends made with honey, chia, and flax as well as a line of Collagen Nut Butters, in partnership with Vital Proteins. Most recently, Wild Friends brought the benefits of nut butter to hot cereal with their new Oats and Nut Butter cups line for an easy, all-in-one breakfast boosted with delicious nutty protein.

How do they make it so good? Trusted farmers grow Georgia peanuts and California almonds that are double ground to create a uniquely creamy, velvety texture. Making the best-tasting nut butters on the shelf is Wild Friends’ top priority, which means leaving out unnecessary sweeteners and oils like palm oil, which decreases flavor and can harm the environment.

Wild Friends gives back to their community through initiatives with Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest and other local nonprofits in order to empower the next generation of girls to be smart, strong and bold.


Founders

Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh

One rainy day at the University of Oregon, we were in our college apartment, scraping the bottom of yet another empty jar of peanut butter. As hungry college students and athletes, we ate a lot of peanut butter, and we were seeking healthier, more delicious options than what we could find at the store. So, we decided to try making our own! That day, Wild Friends was born.

Less than a year later, we left our college lives behind to pursue our peanut butter dreams. Since starting Wild Friends in 2011, we’ve launched a wide variety of nut and seed butters that are sold in thousands of stores across the country. Through all these changes, one thing has stayed the same: Our passion for delicious products made with the healthiest wholesome ingredients we can find.

We’re on a mission to make the world a friendlier place, one bite at a time.


Contact Information

Address:
1001 SE Water Ave Suite 430 Portland
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Press Articles

How 2 teenagers’ passion project became Wild Friends Foods
New Hope Network

From a food processor, a blog recipe and an empty peanut butter jar, two University of Oregon students unintentionally started a business.

Four Years After Shark Tank, 23-Year-Old, Her Best Friend And Her Dad Build A $7M Nut Butter Company
Forbes

Back in 2011, Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh were college roommates at the University of Oregon who loved peanut butter.

25 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Bag, Car, or Desk and Enjoy All Summer
Popsugar

Although we all love having packed schedules of weddings, BBQs, and other outdoor activities, Summer can also be super busy and stressful.

Make healthy, back-to-school lunches with these supermarket food picks
Today

Looking for healthy lunch items at the supermarket can be pretty difficult these days.

30 Under 30, Food And Drink
Forbes

If 2015 was a year of burgeoning culinary dichotomies, 2016 was the year that those dichotomies became more entrenched.

Wild Squirrel Update- What Happened After Shark Tank
Gazette Review

If there’s one thing (other than money) that can convince a skeptical investor, it’s a good story. If there’s one story (other than fantastic sales) that can convince them, it’s one from an underdog.


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