February 28, 2024

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10 LGBTQ+-Owned Food Brands To Upgrade Your Snacking Game

Mario Esparza founded The PB Love Company in Denver, Colorado, in 2015. It’s an all-natural brand that sells peanut and almond butter. Esparza’s main mission is to “feed people, be sustainable, be real, make profits, and most importantly, make people happy,” per the brand’s “about” page on its website.

A 2019 Pride Month post on the brand’s Facebook page thanked the Denver community for its support: “As an LGBT owned business here in the great Mile High City, we want to send our gratitude and love to our community who has shown us great support since day one,” the post read, adding, “Our ability to connect with the many walks of life through our food is one of the things that continues to inspire and motivate us.”

Customers can choose from Classic Crunchy, Classic Creamy, Classic Creamy with Sea Salt, and Salty Peanut for the peanut butter to a Smooth or Cinnamon Almond almond butter. There are also plenty of buying options — you can buy a trio set, or single jars, or enroll in a subscription of three, six, or 12 months. For those outside of Denver, Colorado, buying online is the only option. But if you live locally, The PB Love Company sells its nut butters at select boutique and specialty stores, as well as at local farmers markets and events.