This story was originally published on June 14, 2017.
On Shark Tank, enterprising business owners try to sell investors on their inventions. Whether they get the investment, however, might be besides the point: when their pitch is effective, they sell the viewers just as much. After a new episode, websites can crash as viewers turn to their phones to try to learn more about the gadgets and products the show has introduced.
But does selling a shark on a product mean it's a for-sure hit? To find out, we tested four of the most popular food products that have appeared on the show. From the Brownie's Edge pan to coffee beans that promise to keep your coffee from scorching your tongue, we wanted to see if these products live up to the hype.