Funky Mello Marshmallow Creme Update | Shark Tank Season 15

Husband and wife duo, Zach and Delisa Harper pitched their marshmallow creme during Shark Tank Season 15. Funky Mello is the world’s first plant-based, refrigerated, marshmallow creme. Will the sharks make an offer to invest? Find out in our Funky Mello update and pitch recap!

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Funky Mello after Shark Tank!

Zach and Delisa Harper appeared on Shark Tank Season 15 and ultimately made a deal with Daymond John for $50,000 for 15% equity in their company. In terms of a Funky Mello update, the company is still in business and just launched a new variety of snack packs!

Shark: Result:
Daymond John Accepted deal for $50,000 for 15% equity
Mark Cuban No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Daniel Lubetzky No offer

Shark Tank Funky Mello Update

Funky Mello update

  • Entrepreneurs: Zach and Delisa Harper
  • Business: Marshmallow creme
  • Ask: $50,000 for 15% equity
  • Result: $50,000 for 15% equity
  • Shark: Daymond John

Zach Harper and his wife Delisa love marshmallows, but traditionally they’re made with ingredients that they don’t love. That’s why they created a cleaner version, called Funky Mello.

That’s right, marshmallows contain gelatin, which is made with boiled skin, ligaments, and tendons of cows and pigs. However, Funky Mello offers a whole new kind of marshmallow product, without the other stuff.

Funky Mello is gluten-free, top-8 allergen-free, and as Zach and Delisa say, delicious! It can be used for a nostalgic marshmallow creme sandwich, or to top coffee, ice cream, and even as a fruit dip.

Possibilities are endless for Funky Mello, and you can feel good about eating it too. The product also comes in different flavors, like Vivacious Vanilla, Satisfying Strawberry, and Creamy Cookie.

Instead of gelatin, their product uses Aquafaba, which is the liquid found in a can of chickpeas. Additionally, it’s made with sugar, and there’s 6 grams of it per serving.

Overall, this equates to 30 calories per tablespoon. Whereas a tablespoon of traditional marshmallow creme contains 60-70 calories per serving.

In terms of usage, Zach says that most of their customers prefer to use the product as a coffee creamer. While it dissolves, it creates a froth on top, making an instant latte.

Regarding business, in the year before filming, the company crossed $100,000 in sales. However, they lost $7,000 that year.

During the year of filming, they have already made $40,000 in sales. Further, they are on track to bring in $200,000 overall.

They also have $50,000 in the bank, which came from friends and family. Delisa also invested $30,000 of her own funds.

After sharing some numbers, the sharks want to know more about Zach and Delisa. The couple shares that Delisa has a background in marketing, while Zach used to be in pharmaceutical sales.

Eventually, Zach began having health issues, which led to the discovery of food allergies. In pursuit of eating better, he and his wife developed Funky Mello.

The product is currently in Whole Foods Market, as well as Sprouts. Altogether, they’re in over 20 stores, with a velocity of 9 units, per store, per week.

It costs them $2 per unit to manufacture, and they wholesale it for $4. Then, it retails for $6.99.

Before long, Daymond John throws in an offer of exactly what the couple came in asking for. His offer is $50,000 for 15% equity.

Lori Greiner encourages them to jump on it and take the offer. After a couple of minutes of possible shock, they accept Daymond’s offer, before any of the other sharks have a chance to chime in.

Will Daymond help Zach and Delisa grow their brand to new heights? Keep reading our Funky Mello update to find out!

In terms of a Funky Mello update, we have some good news! It seems that everything is looking up for this company, especially since appearing on Shark Tank!

They’ve just launched a new snack pack, which is full of childhood nostalgia. Dippsterz are snack packs that have a treat on one side, and Funky Mello marshmallow creme on the other.

The new snack product comes in three flavors, Sweet N Salty, Caramel Apple, and Tropical.

Sweet N Salty offers pretzels with their signature vanilla dip. While Carmel Apple features apple chips and caramel dip, and Tropical includes plantain chips and mango dip. You can find them in select stores, but also at the Funky Mello website.

Once the dust settles, we will circle back for another Funky Mello update to see what Zach and Delisa are up to!

In the meantime, you can check out our other company updates from Season 15 Episode 16 by following the links below!

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 15 Products Page before you go!

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