Sprelly won the “Crowd Favorite” award in an auditorium of 200 people, and that was enough to convince Adrian to pursue his entrepreneurial passion. Soon after the business plan contest, Adrian said to Casey, “I think I want to make peanut butter for a living”. So, he borrowed money from his parents to purchase a nut grinder and then they taught themselves how to make different peanut and almond butters in their home.
Starting in the summer of 2014, Sprelly was at local farmers markets selling tubs of various flavored gourmet nut butter spreads and introducing itself to the community! The following year, Sprelly expanded to more local markets, events, and festivals stretching from Washington, DC to Richmond, Virginia. By 2016, the Silversmiths opened a sandwich shop in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia that was dedicated to all things PB+J.