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If you’re a fan of Netflix’s hit TV series “Queer Eye” (which recently won an Emmy), chances are you’re also a fan of cast members Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski. Both are known for their incredible talents on television and in real life. Van Ness, a grooming expert who owns JVN Hair, and Porowski, a food expert who owns the Village Den restaurant in New York, have undoubtedly made their mark. But did you know that in addition to hair and food, these two friends also have a passion for animals? To improve the lives of dogs and cats, the couple officially teamed up to launch a gourmet pet mix brand called Yummers.
The friends-turned-business partners both have pets and found they were talking about the needs of their own animals. “If you have animals that have different health needs, different ages, different temperaments, whatever, they just need different things, and that doesn’t necessarily come in their main diet,” Van Ness says.
Yummers offers functional blends that help with digestion, skin and coat, and your pet’s heart. The brand also offers a handful of gourmet mixes that sweeten your pet’s food. “We felt like it was an immediate need and a bigger space that could impact change, because it’s annoying to have to do such separate things for your animals if you want to. do it yourself, or having to get prescribed these probiotics,” says Van Ness. .
Beyond their love of pets, food, and hair, the two have a plethora of other interests (like products) that we were curious to find out more about. We sat down with the “Queer Eye” stars to learn all about their current must-have products — from an affordable glass water bottle that keeps Van Ness hydrated to the timeless Porowski sneakers he’s owned for years. And of course, we learned their favorite Yummers mix-ins. Keep reading to find out which must-have products these two friends are looking for the most.