Gwen and Christine Nguyen seek a deal for Mavens Creamery, their macaron ice cream sandwich business, in Shark Tank episode 1019. Macarons are a French cookie made with almond powder or ground almonds. They're not to be confused with macaroons which are made with coconuts – not almonds. The Nguyen sisters pack delicious, premium ice cream inside and make ice cream sandwiches that are taking California by storm.
The sisters started Mavens Creamery in their parents' garage back in 2014. Without any culinary experience, they perfected their ice cream sandwiches and debuted at a local dessert shop. They sold out of 400 sandwiches that day and knew they were on to something. In 2015, they moved to a commercial kitchen and it was nothing but growth from that point on.
They sell 16 packs of Mavens Creamery products on their website for $100 – that's $6.25 each. If you live in California (or Carson City, Nevada), you can pick up their ice cream sandwiches at one of over 300 independent retailers and Safeway supermarkets. With a multitude of flavor choices, you're sure to find something you like. The Nguyens likely want to expand nationally and want a Shark's help. Do Sharks eat macarons?
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Mavens Creamery Shark Tank Recap
Gwen and Christine will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Mavens Creamery will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Mavens Creamery Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Mavens Creamery & Gwen and Christine Nguyen as more details become available.