The Best “Shark Tank” Products of All Time
Hi, Sharks. If you’re anything like us, you’re mildly obsessed with a little program called Shark Tank, on which regular people pitch their business ideas to a group of pro entrepreneurs (the sharks). Some ideas make us roll our eyes, but others are awesome. Here, ten of our favorite Shark Tank products of all time.
We don’t mean to knock mint chocolate chip or rocky road, but sometimes we wish we could get a little more creative with our ice cream flavors. Luckily, Shark Tank introduced the world to eCreamery, a company that lets you customize pints of ice cream to your liking. One chocolate-habanero with brownie bites coming right up.
White earbuds (or worse, AirPods) are boring. Bejeweled headphones are not. Frends, which launched in 2011 before appearing on Shark Tank a few years ago, is an awesome line of headphones that are as stylish as they are high quality from an audio standpoint.
Thank you, Shark Tank, for bringing Bantam Bagels, a company that makes stuffed mini bagels, into our lives. With flavors like hot pretzel (pretzel bagels stuffed with cheddar Dijon cream cheese) and French toast (cinnamon nutmeg egg bagels stuffed with buttered maple syrup cream cheese), it’s no surprise these have been so successful (they’re sold in Starbucks nationwide).
At first glance, Lumio looks like a plain hardcover book. Once you open it, though, it’s a gorgeous, portable, multi-functional lamp that opens 360 degrees. At $190, it’s certainly not cheap, but for design nerd and book lovers alike, it’s worth considering.
The Squatty Potty
OK, this might get a little gross, but stay with us. The Squatty Potty is basically a little stand that you wraps around your toilet to allow you, essentially, to go to the bathroom in a squatting position (you place your feet on the stand while seated). This is meant to make the whole experience more pleasant and, uh, productive. Don’t knock it 'til you try it.
Despite its kind of awkward name, the Scrub Daddy is the most successful Shark Tank product of all time from a money-making standpoint. It’s a smiley face-shaped sponge that changes texture based on water temperature. It’s firm in cold water for tough scrubbing and softer in warm water for gentle washing. Is it the sexiest product ever? No, but it more than gets the job done in the kitchen.
If you’ve ever gotten into an argument over who got the last corner piece of a just-baked pan of brownies, then Baker’s Edge is for you. It’s a brownie pan designed so that every piece is a corner. If you’re more of a savory person, it's since expanded their line to include an all-edges lasagna pan.
You buy a great new sweater, wear it nonstop and finally decide to wash it. When you do, though, it shrinks in the dryer. Luckily, there’s Unshrinkit, an unshrinking wool solution that restores cashmere, wool and wool blends to their original size and shape. Voilà!
Ava the Elephant
If you’ve ever dealt with a sick kid, you know how difficult it is to get them to take medicine. Making it a bit easier is Ava the Elephant, another one of our favorite Shark Tank products. Basically, it’s a talking, elephant-shaped medicine dispenser that aims to distract your little one as you give them their medicine. Hey, whatever works.
This one goes out to all our glasses-wearing peeps. Nerdwax is the solution to that annoying problem of your specs slipping down your nose nonstop. Made of all-natural and organic ingredients like beeswax and coconut and peppermint oils, it won’t harm your skin but will keep your glasses in place. Plus, the brand’s slogan is “Because a gangsta ain’t got no time for slippy shades,” which is pretty baller.