About 45 million Americans go on a diet every year, but 70% of them are overweight. Because of this, Barrett Jacques and Crom Carmichael created a snack bar that’s designed to help you lose weight. Will they get a deal on
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to MinusCal after
MinusCal appeared on
|Kevin O’Leary||No Offer|
|Lori Greiner||No Offer|
|Mark Cuban||No Offer|
|Daniel Lubetzky||No Offer|
|Robert Herjavec||No Offer|
Shark Tank MinusCal Update
- Entrepreneurs: Barrett Jacques and Crom Carmichael
- Business: Protein bars that block fat absorption
- Ask: $500,000 for 20% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Barrett and Crom brought MinusCal to
MinusCal bars come in Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Apple Cinnamon. Additionally, they also sell supplements in pill form, which they say help to lower cholesterol.
As the sharks ask questions, answers from the entrepreneurs start to contradict themselves.
Mark Cuban speaks up, frustrated with the claims that Barrett and Crom are making in their pitch. Essentially, he doesn’t believe that the product works, and further, he thinks that it’s misleading.
Crom tries to defend the product, but the entire pitch seems to be lost. The two go back and forth, and the mood on the set seems to shift.
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Unfortunately, this leaves no opportunity to talk business. Barrett nor Crom share any details about their cost or the retail price. Although they do share that they’ve only been in business for a short time.
If that isn’t bad enough, there are no sales to speak of, and not much more information is shared.
At this point, the sharks begin to drop out one by one due to conflicting answers, and risky products.
Guest shark Daniel Lubetzky is the first shark out. He says he prefers eating natural foods in the state they come to us in.
Kevin O’Leary chimes in next, and because of the company’s lack of sales, and high valuation, he too is out.
Lori Greiner is uncomfortable with the weight loss claims that the company has made, so she is out next.
Next to speak up is Robert Herjavec. Because he doesn’t exactly know what he’d be investing in, he’s also out.
Then, Crom defends MinsCal against Mark’s arguments, saying that the company never said it would help to lose weight. Rather, it just removes calories from the body.
Mark then defends his argument, saying it’s basically the same thing. That’s when Robert comes back in, now directing his frustration at Crom.
In fact, he gets up to point out the sign they have displayed that says, “Lose weight”.
With that, Mark finally drops out, and Barrett and Crom leave
Keep reading our MinusCal update to find out what happens following the show!
Sadly, research for our MinusCal update revealed that the company is no longer in business, and perhaps that’s no surprise.
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In fact, many of the customers commented that the bars did not taste good, and some even said they were a scam.
Since this company didn’t work out, hopefully, Barrett and Crom have moved on to something else that they’re equally passionate about.
This will be our final Minuscal update.
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