|SEASON 8 EPISODE 16|
|Pitch||nutritious, sustainable fruit strip snacks on a social mission|
|Asked For||$75,000 for 20%|
What is Peaceful Fruits?
Peaceful Fruits, operating out of Ohio, is a for-profit social enterprise company previously featured on Shark Tank that produces ethically sourced fruit snacks. Unlike competitors whose products are largely sugar, corn syrup, and fruit concentrate, Peaceful Fruits provide a full serving of whole organically grown fruit.
Who Founded Peaceful Fruits?
Peaceful Fruits was founded by Evan Delahanty, a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent two years working at the grassroots level with citizens of Surinam, a small developing country dependent on natural resources on the northeastern coast of South America, far removed in every aspect from Delahanty’s hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Today, Evan remains with the company as its CEO.
Upon his return to the states, Delahanty resolved to start a business that would produce healthy fruit snacks but in a socially conscious way, and Peaceful Fruits was born.
Most of Peaceful Fruits bars contain Acai, an Amazonian berry Delahanty was introduced to while working in Surinam that is rich in antioxidants.
His bars contain no added sugar and he believes are “the most natural and highest-quality fruit snack on the market.” But just as important to Delahanty as the product is how it is produced.
Peaceful Fruits makes a point of employing adults with disabilities, according to their website providing 10,576 hours of full wage employment, and much of the sustainable ethically sourced fruit for their snacks come directly from the Amazon rainforest, thereby supporting rainforest communities.
Peaceful Fruit Shark Tank Update
Did Peaceful Fruit Get a Deal on Shark Tank?
On Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 16, Evan Delahanty entered the Tank seeking $75,000 for 20% and left without a deal.