Souper Cubes

souper cubesJacob and Michelle Sendowski pitch Souper Cubes, their portion controlled silicon freezer trays, in Shark Tank episode 1214. The couple started the business in 2017 when Michelle wanted an easier way to store soup. She was using regular ice cube trays to freeze and store chicken broth. She wanted a way to know how much broth was in there and Jacob suggested they make a vessel that met their needs. They were dating when they started the business and got married along the way.

They came up with the idea and reached out to an old friend (and third partner in the business) who was doing product sourcing in China to get the product manufactured. The couple funded the company themselves and pushed forward and now have a good business going. They use a lot of different partners to keep things running. They need to since they both have full time jobs and Michelle is pursuing her PhD!

The patented products are simple. They’re blue, silicon trays with lids. There are 2 cup, 1 cup, half cup and two tablespoon trays. All lids fit all trays too. A single tray costs $19.95 and a two pack is $36.99 on Amazon. They also have dozens of recipes on their website. They likely want a Shark’s help expanding their distribution. Will a Shark think this is a souper idea?

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The Souper Cube – Frozen Portion Control

Souper Cubes Shark Tank Recap

Jacob and Michelle enter the Shark Tank seeking $400,000 for 5% of their business. They tell their story and hand out samples. The Sharks LOVE their margins and their sales figures: $1.6 million in 2020. Almost 80% of their sales are from Amazon. They want the money to amp up their marketing and they want a Shark to help them manage growth and scale the business.

The offers come fast and furious. Kevin and Barbara both fire offers at the Sendowskis. They counter each other and keep lowering their percentages. Lori jumps in and offers a “golden ticket.” She offers exactly what they asked for: $400,000 for 5%. The Sendowskis quickly agree.

Souper Cubes Shark Tank Update

The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. The first re-run of this episode comes just two months after the original air date. This deal did close and the company appears on Lori’s website. In the aftermath of the show’s original air date, they almost completely sold out of product. In just a few months in to 2021, they are on track to triple 2020 sales.

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