Wild Squirrel Nut Butter To Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank Friday, May 11

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Two University of Oregon Students Jump Out Of The “Squirrels Nest” And Into The “Shark Tank”

Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh Co-Founders of Wild Squirrel Nut Butter

“We were nervous about presenting our company to five, self-made millionaires on national TV,” shares Keeley, co-president.

Two young entrepreneurs, Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh will appear on ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” on Friday, May 11, 2012 which airs from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time. The co-founders of Wild Squirrel Nut Butter will “swim with the sharks” as they debut their nut butter company to the world.

“We were nervous about presenting our company to five, self-made millionaires on national TV,” shares Keeley, co-president. “It’s hard to put your passion on a tray and hand it over for judgment, but that’s exactly what we did,” adds Erika, co-president.

In 2011, college roommates Keeley and Erika made their first batch of homemade peanut butter. Armed with raw peanuts and a new food processor, they began experimenting with cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips, coffee and coconut. Soon, a peanut butter revolution—and business—was born.

Life Since The Sharks? Sales, New Products, and Oprah
Since taping the Shark Tank episode, the company has enjoyed double-digit sales growth, added two new product lines and is expanding retail distribution. The Squirrels have also garnered national media attention including: being selected as a top pick in O, The Oprah magazine, named one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2012 and winning the Audience Favorite award at Angel Oregon, an investment competition.

Watch Wild Squirrel Nut Butter on Shark Tank
Wild Squirrel Nut Butter will appear on ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time. The sharks in episode #315 are Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary. For information on “Shark Tank,” visit ABC.com. Photography and video are available at http://www.abcmedianet.com and photography is available by calling (818) 460-6611.

About Wild Squirrel Nut Butter
Wild Squirrel Nut Butter is passionate about children’s health and nutrition and proudly makes all-natural peanut and almond butters. With five delicious flavors, there’s a nut butter to please every palate: Chocolate Coconut, Honey Pretzel, Cinnamon Raisin, Chocolate Sunflower Seed, and Vanilla Espresso.

Products can be purchased online at http://www.wildsquirrelnutbutter.com and at New Seasons, Market of Choice and other independent retailers in the Pacific Northwest. Join the Squirrel Revolution! Read about the Squirrels’ latest adventures on their blog or Facebook page.

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