MinusCal Health Bars Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Barrett Jacques and Crom Carmichael, founders of MinusCal, a snack bar company whose products are designed to help lose weight by blocking the absorption of fat, walked into the Shark Tank in Season 11 Episode 1 to pitch their company to the sharks. The duo asked for $500,000 for 20% equity, with zero revenue at the time of their pitch. After walking away without a deal, you may be looking for a MinusCal update — we’ve got you covered.

Shark Tank MinusCal Update

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  • Entrepreneur: Barrett Jacques and Crom Carmichael
  • Business: Protein bars that block fat absorption
  • Ask: $500,000 for 20% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

As part of their pitch, Barrett and Crom stated that over 70% of American adults are overweight, and their snack bars are a solution to this problem. Pitching that their bars block fat from staying in your body, Barrett and Crom claim that you can enjoy their chocolatey, tasty treat without gaining any fat.

The ingredient in their bars that blocks fat, choleve, is derived from fermented green tea and the main ingredients in the snacks are natural. MinusCal bars come in Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Apple Cinnamon and also sell supplements in pill form that help lower cholesterol.

However, despite these claims, the bulk of Barrett and Crom’s pitch and marketing materials contradicted itself, with a banner claiming you’ll lose weight with their snacks, but their verbal pitch saying that you’re not guaranteed to lose weight.

This further dissuaded the sharks from this business idea. So, as a startup that failed to get a deal on Shark Tank, you may be wondering what happened to the company after their time on the show. Here’s what we found in our MinusCal update.

With so many other protein bar companies out there today as competition, and with no shark willing to make a deal with MinusCal’s founders, what happened to the company after Shark Tank?

Since MinusCal had only made a few sales before their Shark Tank appearance, their time on the show ultimately impacted their sales negatively and the company has since gone out of business. Their product was more expensive than competitors, so there was no real market for these snack bars and supplements. Unfortunately, that’s all we have on a MinusCal update, and it is very unlikely that the founders will ever restart their business.

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