Nature’s Wild Berry

In 2016, Hank Watt and Juliano Bonanni embarked on an unconventional journey to revolutionize the way people perceive and enjoy healthy foods. Inspired by Hank’s remarkable 80-pound weight loss, the duo founded Nature’s Wild Berry, a company dedicated to introducing the world to the incredible taste-altering properties of miracle berries, also known as Ledidi berries.

These unassuming red berries possess a remarkable ability: they make sour, tart, or bitter foods taste sweet. Hank discovered this secret during his health transformation, finding that the berries made nutrient-rich but often unpalatable foods suddenly delectable. Recognizing the immense potential, Hank and Juliano joined forces to share this natural phenomenon with the world.

The berries are meticulously freeze-dried on a farm in Florida, ensuring their potency and quality. Nature’s Wild Berry’s products are FDA-registered and cGMP-certified, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and safety. The company’s range includes single packets (2 servings), a Travel Jar (25-30 servings), a 280-serving jar, and the Shark Tank Special (50 servings), catering to various needs and preferences.

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Shark Tank Catapults Nature’s Wild Berry to Fame

In Season 14, Episode 21 of Shark Tank, Hank and Juliano took center stage, seeking an $80,000 investment in exchange for 15% equity in their company. With a captivating demonstration, they showcased the berries’ transformative power by consuming lemons and apple cider vinegar, which tasted sweet after ingesting the berries.

Their pitch resonated with Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban, who offered a deal for $80,000 in exchange for 20% equity and a $3 per unit royalty until the investment is repaid. This validation from the esteemed Sharks propelled Nature’s Wild Berry into the spotlight, igniting a surge of interest and demand.

The “Shark Tank Effect” Unleashes Unprecedented Demand

The airing of the Shark Tank episode featuring Nature’s Wild Berry sparked an overwhelming response from viewers, a phenomenon known as the “Shark Tank effect.” Within minutes, the company’s entire stock was depleted, leaving them grappling with a month-long backorder as they scrambled to meet the insatiable demand.

This sudden surge in popularity was both exhilarating and challenging for the young company. While basking in the success of their newfound fame, Hank and Juliano faced the daunting task of scaling their operations to keep up with the influx of orders.

Overcoming Challenges and Staying True to the Mission

Despite the initial surge in sales, Nature’s Wild Berry has faced challenges in maintaining consistent stock levels and meeting the ever-growing demand. Nevertheless, the founders remain steadfast in their commitment to offering a healthy alternative to sugar and providing a remarkable taste experience for those undergoing chemotherapy or managing diabetes.

Hank Watt, a finance graduate from Arizona University and former manager at Wireless Lifestyle, invested $120,000 into the business, fueled by his passion for health and wellness. Juliano Bonanni, a skilled chef, contributed $20,000 and initially experimented with the miracle berries to enhance Hank’s dietary journey.

While their appearance on Shark Tank was intense, Hank and Juliano described the experience as overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the supportive nature of the crew. Although Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner have not actively promoted the product on their personal social media accounts since the episode, Nature’s Wild Berry continues to operate and sell its products, maintaining an active presence on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

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The Miracle of Miracle Berries

At the heart of Nature’s Wild Berry’s offerings lie the extraordinary miracle berries themselves. These non-GMO Project Verified, sustainably-grown berries unleash a world of sweetness unlike anything else. The unique texture blends the flavors of fruit-infused popcorn, sweet-tarts, and fruit roll-ups, with an initial burst of cranberry followed by a delightful strawberry aftertaste.

To experience the full potential of these berries, first-timers are advised to take two pieces simultaneously, chewing them together to coat their tongues with the pulp. Patience is key, as the sweetness intensifies over the course of 30 seconds. Once activated, the berries’ glycoprotein unlocks a hidden sweetness in anything tart, sour, fermented, or pickled, providing the benefits of traditional sweeteners without any unpleasant taste.

Shark Tank Air Date: 05/05/2023 – Season 14 – Episode 21




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