It is somewhat unusual for “Shark Tank” to air on a night that is not Friday, but that is what happened on Tuesday night’s new episode. It’s not unheard-of, but we would not even be aware of this episode were it not for “Castle” airing a promo last night. Who knows who else out there is missing out?
Regardless of the night, we’re going to do this review in the same exact way that we’ve done so many others. Take a look at all of the individual products, along with our take and also links for where you can buy them. At least one of them made us hungry, and while the others had promise, we’re not sure they would have been right for us as an investor.
Scratch & Grain Baking Co. – We love cookies, and we do think that there is promise in the product. There were some things that we didn’t like here that were apparent from the jump. For one, the margins are terrible. Also, we don’t like tears in the tank. Everyone has a tough road when you start a business.
Robert Herjavec claimed that this was a Barbara Corcoran deal, and then tried to get her on board. Then, she made a separate deal on her own. Going with Barbara was the smart move here, given how much expertise she has in this field due to other products.
Bottle Bright – It’s a better way to clean your bottles. There is a need for a very specific product like this, but it is such a small, niche audience. Only people who are desperate to clean water bottles are going to buy this. We don’t know if anyone will go out there to buy this product just for the sake of one particular purpose.
With this being said, we’re not the person making decision here. Lori Greiner is really great at making products like this into winners, and she could do the same here.
Vestpakz – It’s a vest … and a backpack! Unfortunately, it’s just not a very good product. We don’t know who is going to want to buy a backpack / vest hybrid. There was also something awkward about this presentation without the inventor being present. This was mostly entertaining as a source of unintentional comedy. No deal.
evREwares – For all of you who want to wear sticker shirts. It’s a little cheesy, and most of the sharks hated the concept. We do hate the name, and in all honesty, we wouldn’t want a sticker for five bucks. It just doesn’t work. So why did Mark Cuban want this business as a whole? We think it’s because he is in similar spaces, and he can use the technology with some of the other products that he has. This may be the saddest ending to an episode ever; they did get some money, but it wasn’t exactly a ton of cash for all of their hard work.
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