Shark Tank makes for incredibly entertaining television, but an initial question when it premiered was whether the tense negotiations and lofty promises for the sharks would translate into success stories for the individuals pitching their companies. Eight seasons later, the answer is in. While not every business is a runaway triumph, many Shark Tank products are a part of our daily lives, and we might not even realize it.
We've looked back through nearly 150 episodes of shows to find the biggest food products that got their start (or a hefty boost) from the show. Not every negotiation results in a deal (or even a deal that pans out), but these crafty entrepreneurs prove that appearing on Shark Tank is a life-changing opportunity for them and their business.
If you need proof, just keep your eyes out next time you're at Whole Foods or Target. You might be surprised at how may shark-approved products you'll find. Or, simply read on to see 18 big hits from the show — and where they are now.