1/30/14

2013 Reflections

If there is one word I could use to describe 2013 it would be BUSY!

We traveled all over the country sampling in stores, meeting buyers and attending trade shows.  We visited California, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut...possibly more, it was such a whirlwind!


We had the awesome experience of being on QVC where we sold out of product in under 20 minutes!

We were thrilled to get our products on shelves at the Northwest Whole Foods locations!

While in California we got to tour Facebook Headquarters thanks to our friend Hannah who works there!  It was SO awesome to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of how things work.

We also spent a lot of time in hairnets this year.  And by a lot, I mean almost every weekend from March-September.  Our products were in the Northwest Costcos so we spent most weekends sampling, selling and spreading the Wild Friends love to the good people of Oregon and Washington!  Costco almost felt like a 2nd home.  We ate lots of meals in their recliners.

We sold a lot of our Honey Pretzel Peanut Butter to happy customers like this girl!

When we weren't in Costcos we managed to take a little time off to celebrate holidays like Easter!  I know what you're thinking...don't they already spend enough time together ;-)  And of course we celebrated with our 2 little bunnies, I mean Westies ;-).

We got to speak to lots of students this year and share our entrepreneurial adventures!  Here is Keeley with some 5th graders at an elementary school in our hometown.  We love sharing our story with kids and inspiring them to follow their dream-whatever they may be!

Keeley ran the Eugene marathon and kicked some major bootay!  I jumped in at mile 19 and ran with her for moral support.  

We launched a new flavor of PB this year!  Sesame Cranberry Peanut Butter.  It will rock your socks off.

We tested lots of yummy recipes using our PB.  This one is a stack of whole wheat pancakes with our Sesame Cranberry peanut butter in the batter and drizzled on top.  Delish!

Even though we sample at stores all over the country, our most loyal fans are here in Portland.  Here I am with one of our biggest fans Lori!  She has been a believer since day one.

We hired some awesome brand ambassadors this year to help us with demos.  Here is the lovely Kelsey passing out samples to a cute new fan!

We got to combine work and play while in NYC and visit out dear friend Lily!  

Our Shark Tank clip re-aired which was absolutely awesome!

We attended a trade show in Baltimore where my sister joined us!

We made some new wild friends...


We ended the year in santa hats-full of appreciation for all of the amazing things that happened in 2013 and full of excitement for what our future has in store!

Thanks to all of your for supporting us throughout our wild and crazy peanut butter adventures.  It's been a magical journey and we couldn't do it without you rooting us on every step of the way!

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