These Kodiak Cakes are in just about every major store. Just pop down to your local Target or Walmart and you’ll find them there. The original product, as pitched by Joel Clark on Shark Tank in 2013 started out as just a simple flour-based pancake mix. Truth be told though, the Sharks weren’t impressed, to begin with.
The pitch flopped, but luckily Joel received enough exposure from the show to turn his simple product into a multi-million dollar business, as well as expand his range to include various other breakfast and cake products. They ended up making a whopping $54 million in 2017 alone.
Bubba Q's Boneless Ribs - $16 million
The former NFL defensive lineman Al "Bubba" Baker successfully transitioned from football into the food industry. That was evidenced by Daymond famously falling in love with his scrumptious ribs and sauce, prompting him to immediately place them in Costco and on QVC. Needless to say, the Sharks found Bubba's Boneless Ribs to be a mouthwatering dish and pitch.
But it was Daymond John who really saw the potential. The ribs "racked" up around $16 million in the year 2017 alone. Its appearance on the shopping network as well as its availability in Costco make it only continue to grow in popularity.
Bottle Breacher - $15 million
Reappropriating goods is always a great foundation for a business. When former Navy SEAL Eli Crane figured out that he could use discarded .50 caliber bullets and make bottle openers out of them, the Sharks were needless to say rather enthusiastic to get in on the money.
The couple did need to do some convincing, however. In the end, Mark and Kevin decided to invest in 2014. They were impressed by the product's unique and patriotic angle. Since then, the project lead to a huge rise in sales and some seriously partnerships with some of the biggest retailers. They've netted more than $15 million.
NeatCheeks - $500,000
This sounds a little gross at first, but these flavored baby wipes actually got the attention of the "Shark Tank" investors. Heck, why do they even need to have a flavor? Created by these two power moms Danielle Stangler and Julia Rossi, the idea is currently worth $150k for a 25-percent stake.
According to the creators, the idea came to Danielle after she wiped her 2-year-old daughter's face with a napkin that had been dipped in lemonade. The result: a toddler that was happy to get her face cleaned! That's when Danielle knew she had a worthwhile idea. And the rest, as they say, was history.
Chef Big Shake - $5 million
Shawn Davis AKA Chef Big Shake made his appearance in a 2012 episode of "Shark Tank" to pitch his homemade shrimp burgers. They didn't look terribly appetizing, but the sharks were intrigued nonetheless. And when Daymond John tasted the burger, he was absolutely taken aback by the rich flavor.
Unfortunately though, not enough to invest. But who needs 'em? After the show, Shawn's business exploded and shrimp lovers across America stocked up on this unique seafood delicacy. Davis expanded the menu and ended up making $5 million from his products. Shawn became a pretty big fish (no pun intended) in the seafood market.