5 Food And Drinks Startups In Shark Tank India That Wowed Judges

by Sanjana Shenoy
5 Food And Drinks Startups In Shark Tank India That Wowed Judges

Shark Tank India created an entrepreneurial and entertainment storm across India. From Boat co-founder and CMO, Aman Gupta’s “Hum Bhi Karlenge“, founder and CEO of People Group, Anupam Mittal’s “Baat to karne do yaar” to CEO of pharma company Emcure Pharma, Namita Thapar’s ” I’m out“, the series has left everyone cackling with laughter and intrigued with excitement. With one pitch more exciting than the other, as foodies, all food and beverage startups had a special place in our hearts. So, here are 5 food and drinks startups in Shark Tank India that wowed judges.

1. Tag Z

Bangalore-based potato chips company Tag Z offers one-of-a-kind chips that are neither fried nor baked. But these chips are poped. High-quality potatoes are sliced thin and undergo high temperature and pressure to prepare these chips, which are healthier than your fried ones. Tag Z offers crispy potato chips in Chilli Garlic, Thai Vodka Tom Yum and Italian Cheese and Onion flavours. These chips impressed all sharks a lot but former co-founder and Managing Director  BharatPe ended up investing ₹70 lakhs for 2.75% equity.

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2. Skippi Ice Pops

Taking our love for the good’ old chuskis to another level, Hyderabad-based firm Skippi Ice Pops offers hygienic ice pops with no artificial flavour, colours or preservatives. Founders Ravi and Anuja Kabra revealed that the ice pops come in cola, orange, bubblegum, mango and other fruity flavours. The sharks were seen enjoying their ice pops thoroughly. Interestingly, this startup got an all-shark deal, where all 5 sharks invested ₹1 crores for a total of 15 per cent equity.


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3. The State Plate

Imagine sitting in the comfort of your home and getting special ghevars delivered to you all the way from the best sweet shop in Jaipur? That’s exactly what The Slate Plate is all about. This e-commerce startup delivers regional and traditional snacks and mithai from different states of India.  It was a fun episode for foodies to witness the sharks devouring sandesh, pinni and more. Finally, the founder and CEO of Lens Kart Peyush Bansal invested ₹40 lakhs with 3 per cent equity and debt of ₹25 lakhs.

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4. Bluepine Foods

How can we forget Momo Maami? The founder of Bluepine Foods Aditi Madan, wowed sharks with her handmade momos. This Delhi-based food company was founded in 2016. Bluepine Foods specialises in frozen momos prepared with authentic Himalayan ingredients. Aditi Madan started her own momo company in Delhi after she missed having authentic momos after moving in Delhi. Her momos bowled over the judges so much that Shark Tank India judges Aman Gupta Vineeta Singh and Ashneer Grover funded ₹75 lakhs for 16 per cent equity in Bluepine Foods.


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5. Moonshine Meadery

Let’s admit, after watching Moonshine Meadery pitch, most of us wanted to ditch our beer aside for a bit, and grab a bottle of mead. After all, it’s healthy, with ancient origins and the packaging looks gorgeous. Rohan Rehani and Nitin Vishwas, childhood friends turned co-founders started Moonshine Meadery in Pune. Prepared by fermenting natural honey, this is India’s time to try a new beverage. The mead quenched sharks’ thirst, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a successful deal. Nevertheless, we’re waiting for a bottle from Moonshine Meadery.


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Well, these are some of the best food and beverage startups that certainly left foodies across India salivating. Which ones have you tried till date?