Nature’s Wild Berry Update | Shark Tank Season 14

Hank Watt and Juliano Bonanni sell miracle berries that trick your mouth into thinking that tart, sour and fermented foods taste sweet. Will they earn a deal on Shark Tank Season 14? Find out in our Nature’s Wild Berry update! 

Shark Tank Nature’s Wild Berry Update

Nature's Wild Berry Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Hank Watt and Juliano Bonanni
  • Business: Berries that make things taste sweet
  • Ask: $80,000 for 15% equity
  • Result: $80,000 for 20% equity + $3 royalty
  • Sharks: Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner

Hank and Juliano, owners of Nature’s Wild Berry, demonstrated how their berries transform tastebuds. They offered the sharks lemons, pickles, and cranberry juice, but after they ate a couple of the berries, everything tasted sweet to them. 

Sour to Sweet
Nature's Wild Berry - The Travel Jar
  • Works on any sour food
  • Last for 30 minutes
  • Avoid added sugars
  • Requires 1 full berry to work best
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A small travel kit costs $26.99 per package, and it happens to be one of the most popular selling products for the company. That same kit only costs about $3 to produce.

The brand is featured in a large online retailer and expects to hit a financial target of $340,000 in the year of filming. Of that, the net profit margin could be around $50,000, according to Hank and Juliano.

Acquiring customers has been relatively easy for Nature’s Wild Berry, but they are still seeking an investment to help grow the company and push it forward into the future will a little bit more stability.

Kevin O’Leary offered $80,000 for 20% equity and wanted a $5 royalty per unit until he got his money back twice. Daymond John also offered the $80,000, but he only wanted 30% equity, and no royalty agreement.

Lori Greiner also jumped in to make an offer of $80,000 for 20% equity, but she wanted a $3 royalty. Mark Cuban quickly teamed up with her, and the entrepreneurs made a deal with them.

What happened next for Hank and Juliano? Did Mark and Lori help their business succeed? Keep reading our Nature’s Wild Berry update to find out!

Research for our Nature’s Wild Berry update revealed that the company is still in business after Shark Tan. They’ve been experiencing a ton of demand and sold out of their entire stock soon after airing.

Nature’s Wild Berry Review

Shark Tank Nature's Wild Berry Review

We were able to get our hands on a pack of Nature’s Wild Berry to review, and I’ve got to be honest, I was pretty skeptical at first and didn’t really expect it to work. 

Naturally, I decided to make my wife try it with me. She doesn’t watch Shark Tank, so when I handed her the berry and a lemon wedge and explained that the lemon would taste sweet after she ate the berry, she was quite skeptical.

The packaging says to put the berry in your mouth and move it around for a few seconds before swallowing, which we did. After that, it says that everything you eat for the next 30ish minutes will taste sweet.

So, I bit into the lemon wedge and sure enough, it was sweet! I couldn’t believe it!

It still tasted like a lemon, but it was more sweet and tart instead of sour and tart.

One thing to note is that my wife and I only tried half a berry, for the full experience you’re supposed to eat a full berry. So had I of had a full one, I’m sure it would have tasted even sweeter!

Regardless, I was super impressed that it actually worked and would definitely recommend it as a fun thing to do with your kids, family or friends!

Products can be ordered through the Nature’s Wild Berry website and on Amazon. We can’t wait to check back in for our next Nature’s Wild Berry update on how Hank and Juliano have grown their business.

Do you want to learn about the other companies featured in Season 14 Episode 21? Follow the links below for our other company updates from the episode.

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 14 Products Page!

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Jeremy is a regular contributor at Shark Tank recap. He has a ton of passion for the show and enjoys researching information about what all the companies are up to now. His favorite Shark Tank companies are The Cookie Dough Cafe and Kronos Golf!