Pinole Blue Update Shark Tank

Pinole Blue Update | Shark Tank Season 13

Eddie Sandoval and Kyle Offut came to Shark Tank Season 13 with their business professor and partner, Kate Kung-McIntyre. Their cultural food business, Pinole Blue, is based on ancient Mexican blue corn. How will the sharks feel about their line of blue superfoods? Find out in our Pinole Blue update.

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

Kate Kung-McIntyre, Eddie Sandoval, and Kyle Offut appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left without a deal. In terms of a Pinole Blue update, the company is still in business and has managed to get its products into select Whole Foods locations. Further, their products are featured on the menu of numerous Wichita-area restaurants and are sold in hundreds of retail locations.

Shark: Result:
Mark Cuban No Offer
Lori Greiner No Offer
Kevin O’Leary No Offer
Barbara Corcoran No Offer
Emma Grede No Offer

Shark Tank Pinole Blue Update

Shark Tank Pinole Blue Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Kate Kung-McIntyre, Eddie Sandoval, and Kyle Offut
  • Business: Foods made with blue corn
  • Ask: $300,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Eddie Sandoval, Kyle Offut, and Kate Kung-McIntyre came to Shark Tank with their healthy food brand, Pinole Blue. The company is inspired by the ancient Mexican superfood, a blend of blue corn and other natural ingredients.

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Basically, the corn is stone-ground using traditional techniques, providing a unique flavor and a ton of benefits.

During their pitch, founders Eddie, Kyle, and Kate reveal that their lifetime sales have reached $720,000 in the past year. Plus, their projected earnings for the current year are around $730,000.

However, they have low net profits, and the sharks seem displeased after this fact is revealed.

Mark Cuban is the first shark to speak up about the business. He thinks that the company has a very specific market, but that that market isn’t obvious from the Pinole Blue name.

Without a lot of customer education, he thinks that people may not care or even know that they should care. Because of this, he goes out.

Next, Barbara Corcoran chimes in, stating that it is simply too early for her. So, she is also out.

Guest shark Emma Grede and Lori Greiner both agree that it is too early for them to invest, as well. Due to this, they go out too.

This leaves Kevin O’Leary as the last remaining shark. Above all, Kevin respects the sales and wants to buy the product as a consumer. However, he isn’t a fan of the amount of customer education required to bring the business to the next level. Because of this, he goes out, as well.

Subsequently, with all five sharks declining to invest the Pinole Blue team walks away from the tank without a deal.

What has the company been up to since appearing on Shark Tank Season 13? Let’s find out how they’re doing now in our Pinole Blue update.

Since their appearance on Shark Tank, Pinole Blue has been doing just fine despite not getting a deal. Immediately, the company posted a video on Instagram the day after airing showing a massive pile of orders.

As far as business goes, Pinole Blue products are mainly available directly from the Pinole Blue website. Items include tortillas, drink mixes, cookies, and more.

Even though they weren’t able to snag a shark to help, Eddie, Kyle, and Kate are still working hard to bring their ancient grain goodness to consumers everywhere.

According to Choose Wichita, select products are now sold in more than 300 retail locations spanning 18 different states. Also, the Pinole Blue website lists a handful of Whole Foods locations in Kansas and Missouri.

Additionally, their tortillas and more are on the menu at numerous local Wichita, KS restaurants. Without a doubt, they’re working on increasing their retail presence to supplement their online sales.

Therefore, with loyal customers and a quality product, we think our next Pinole Blue update will show continued growth for the company.

Make sure to take a look at our other company updates from Season 13 Episode 14:

Before you go, check out the other company updates from Season 13 on our Season 13 products page.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!