‘Shark Tank’ preview: Bottle Bright, Vestpakz, evRewares, Scratch and Grain Baking Co., Spy Escape and Evasion

Shark Tank -What is this? There’s a special “Shark Tank” on tomorrow? It’s crazy, but somehow still true. We really owe something to “Castle” tonight, since without it, we would admittedly have no clue that the show was coming on the air Tuesday. For the record, we hate it when ABC does this. We know that the show can generate big ratings elsewhere, but we like the Friday timeslot. It fares well there, so why move it.

Crazy as it is, we’re going to give this episode the same coverage that we give every one other. With that in mind, let’s go ahead and start this preview like we do every other one at CarterMatt, and that is with the official synopsis. For the record, we have every shark in this episode other than Daymond John:

“A dad from Live Oak, FL pitches a new twist to the common vest, a product inspired by his daughter’s sixth grade winning science project. Two moms from Tigard, OR pitch a healthier way to bake homemade cookies from scratch; two mountain-bike enthusiasts from Richmond, VT came up with a cleaning solution to remove stains and odors from water bottles, and two sisters and best friends from Raleigh, NC show how re-wearable fabric stickers can add instant fun to any occasion. Also, an update on former CIA Agent Jason Hanson from Cedar City, UT and his Spy Escape and Evasion course, in which Daymond John invested in during Season 5.”

Now, let’s get specific on the products.

Bottle Bright – This is an environmentally-friendly way to completely clean your bottles, that way to avoid any long-lasting stains or any hard-to-reach places in the dishwater. As someone who still does not use a dishwasher today and does everything by hand, this is probably not the product for us. The price isn’t terrible, so we could see there being a market for it still, and it’d be great on QVC.

evREwares – Hate the name, mostly because it says absolutely nothing about the product. The product itself is a novelty fabric sticker that you peel on, and it adds a touch of humor or fun to your life. The prices are good, and while it is compete silliness, it reminds us a lot of GameFace, or some of those other novelty products on the show over the years. With the right shark, this could easily make a ton of money.

Vestpakz – One of our least favorite things ever is when someone thinks it is cool or kitschy to stick a Z at the end of a product name where there should be an S. That’s just a minor complaint. This is a vest / backpack combo that was shown at the Smithsonian late last year, but there is not much information on the website at all.

Scratch and Grain Baking Co. – There’s a lot to like here. You have a smart name, an interesting product in easy baking mixes, wholesome and organic ingredients, and even some gluten-free options. The only thing we wonder is that since you still need butter and eggs, is this really worth it? We’re a pretty frequent cookie baker, and there is a part of us that really enjoys the experience of measuring things out pulling out ingredients from the pantry. We chose don’t know who the consumer is. It’s not as convenient as those cookies slabs you can get and bake right away, and more upscale cookie snobs may want to make them all on their own.

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