Who We Are
Way back in 1998, Earth Balance® started out as a little company with one product: our non-GMO, expeller-pressed Original Buttery Spread. It wasn't long before people started paying attention. Like vegans, for example, who assumed they'd never taste anything buttery again. Then all of a sudden, right out of the blue, craveable, meltable, buttery goodness was back on the menu.
We added more flavors and varieties to our line of spreads. Then we came up with delicious snacks, baking products, even Mac & Cheese. More Plant-Made variety in the grocery store–just for you.
Earth Balance was born in Boulder, Colorado, where fresh mountain air inspired us to start spreading a conscious, rewarding way of living. With everything from baking sticks and nut butters to snacks and more, we're committed to food that's not just good for cooking, baking, snacking, and spreading, it's made with the Earth in mind. Oh, and it's pretty delicious, too.
Plant-Made. Basically, it means we make things from plants. But it means other things, too, like integrity, mindfulness, and making a positive impact. Everything we make is vegan and free of animal products. Plant-based diets are recognized as having a reduced carbon footprint compared to animal-based diets1. We're committed to that kind of stuff and we know you are, too.
Many of our products are Non-GMO Project Verified. Palm oil is a non-GMO, non-hydrogenated oil we use to minimize separation in some of our products. Any palm oil used in Earth Balance products comes from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) member organizations, committed to environmentally and socially responsible palm oil production. Our spreads are certified to the RSPO Mass Balance certification system2.
Vegan? Cool. Just trying to incorporate more plant-based goodness into your life? That's pretty awesome, too. Earth Balance is really for anyone. So go ahead, spread some on. It's Ethically Plant-Made.
1Willett W., Rockström J., et al. “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.” (2019 January 16) Lancet; 393(10170):447-492. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4. & Sabaté J, Soret S. Sustainability of plant-based diets: back to the future.” (2014 July). Am J Clin Nutr. 100 Suppl 1:476S-82S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.071522.
2Conagra Brands began sourcing to the RSPO Mass Balance standards for spreads as of July 1, 2019.