Wild Squirrel works to bring you unique, tasty, and natural peanut butters without a laundry list of ingredients, and never any preservatives or additives!
One day, at their apartment in Eugene, Oregon, University sophomores Keeley and Erika were scraping the bottom of yet another jar of peanut butter. With no more peanut butter and a surplus of celery, they were faced with a familiar conundrum.
Luckily, they had a bag of raw peanuts, a brand new food processor, and two squirrelly little minds. It didn't take long before they had created a delicious batch of homemade peanut butter.
However, their creativity now sparked, Keeley and Erika were no longer content with the plain peanut butter they had created. So they set to adding every conceivable ingredient they had on their shelves. They sprinkled in cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips, coffee, coconut... the list goes on. They tried them all.
After extensive sampling, Erika and Keeley decided their product was simply too good to keep to themselves, and they set to educating the world about all that peanut butter is capable of! On this fateful day, the first batches of Wild Squirrel Peanut Butter were born.
Before making the commitment to be on store shelves, we dedicated ourselves to finding a way to continue to produce our peanut butter on a larger scale, while maintaing our high standards -- if we wouldn't eat it, we won't sell it! (And trust us, when it comes to our peanut butter, we're picky eaters!)
Though we no longer jar, cap and label each jar by hand, we oversee all production. We do not use any preservatives, additives, high fructose corn syrup or processed sugar. Lots of peanut butter claims to be all-natural... we try our best to make sure that we are. We are constantly looking for better, more local and more natural ingredients, as well as more sustainable packaging. (Our PCT plastic jars are 100% recyclable).
We originally made this peanut butter for ourselves -- and we want to pass on the goodness to you! We are constantly working away at new delicious flavors, so add us on Facebook or Twitter for updates or to pass on some of your great ideas! We love suggestions as to how we can make our delicious peanut butter even better.