Coconut Girl from Shark Tank

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Coconut Girl introduced a new way to indulge in sweet treats without compromising your health or weight. They have come up with one-of-a-kind paleo cookie sandwiches that are sweetened with natural ingredients. The cookie sandwiches combine the creamy almond butter with the rich coconut cream so that you can eat as many Coconut Girl cookie sandwiches as you want without any guilt.

What Do They Make?

Coconut Girl makes gluten-free and dairy-free frozen sandwiches. The paleo sandwiches are naturally sweetened, soy-free, and are a healthy alternative to chocolate and ice cream.

Coconut Girl cookie sandwiches combine natural ingredients like coconut milk, almond butter, walnuts, egg, date paste, kosher salt, and other natural ingredients to bring you the chewiest and most delicious cookie sandwiches that are totally healthy as your choice of snacks to satisfy your cravings.

What Makes Them Unique?

Coconut Girl cookie sandwiches come in a variety of flavors that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients.

Are They Still an Active Company?

Coconut girl has received tons of positive feedback on Amazon, and the company is running successfully with an active website and social media accounts.

How Did the Shark Tank Pitch Go?

Frankie Yamsuan made an appearance on the show in season 11, seeking $18,000 for 18% stakes in her company, Coconut Girl.

While Frankie was still introducing her brand, Mark was desperate to get his hands on one of the delicious cookie sandwiches. The Sharks loved the texture and flavor of the cookie sandwiches, and Frankie explained that all of her cookies were made with almond butter, which was her own version of making chocolate chip cookies. She had also added choco nibs with added sugar to give that crunchiness to the cookies.

Kevin remarked that wouldn’t the heavy coconut milk compromise the calorie content of this healthy snack, and Frankie replied that her main focus was not to make a low-calorie snack but one which was good for the body. She was tired of the healthy foods industries lying about low fat and healthy snacks. Her cookie sandwiches were very large, and each contained 250 calories, but they were very healthy for the body. Her sandwiches will also give a more filling experience than other ice creams or cookies.

Frankie’s company has been in retail for three years, and she made $120,000 in the previous year through sales. Before that, the sales were only $60,000. That year, she was on track to make $300,000 in sales.

She was only selling her product in California in retail stores. Her co-packer backed out, which is why Frankie was back to packing, producing, and handling every aspect of her business.

Frankie was trying to scale up her company by making it more efficient. She was selling her products in pints when she realized people were making cookie sandwiches out of her products, and that is why she switched her design and approach and started making cookie sandwiches instead.

She always wanted to be an entrepreneur and run a company on her own. At five, she moved from the Philippines to the USA, and even though she dropped out of UCLA, she continued her work in the health and fitness department. When she came up with the Coconut Girl products, she loaded them on a tricycle and went to fitness events to sell her products. It was then that a grocery store approached her to sell the products to them via wholesale, Frankie learned all the techniques of bar codes and nutrition labels etc., and that is how she started scaling up her company.

Her products were currently available in 30 locations of Whole Foods, and she was going to launch her products in Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona.

She wanted to get back into sales and marketing rather than handling production, which is why she needed the help of one of the Sharks with logistics.

Katrina asked her about her distribution pattern, and Frankie replied that Unify picks up the product from her facility and then distributes it. She doesn’t make direct-to-consumer sales because they were quite expensive for her.

Mark was the first to make an offer. He would give her $180,000 for 25% equity. He didn’t want to listen to other Sharks and wanted Frankie to accept his offer right away without looking at other Sharks.

He was so invested that when Lori tried to make an offer and Frankie was in a mood to hear it, saying that she would respect Lori, Mark immediately went out.

Mark said that either Frankie listens to Lori or makes a deal with him. Frankie asked him to come down with his equity percentage, and before Mark could say anything, Kevin said that he would do it for 20%.

Mark came down to 20% as well and got up, leaving Frankie with no other option but to accept his offer.

Our Review of Coconut Girl

Coconut Girl cookie sandwiches are an excellent healthy snack option that is filled with so many calories that they are filling and leave you satisfied for a very long time.

Pros of Coconut Girl

  • Great snacks option for paleo vegan consumers
  • The soft and naturally sweetened ice cream balances out the soft and delicious cookie.

Cons of Coconut Girl

  • Far more calories than preferred in a healthy snack
  • The cookie is sticky and soft.

Who Is Coconut Girl For?

Coconut Girl is a perfect snack for those people who are trying to shed some pounds but also crave a sweet treat every now and then. Coconut Girl has come up with paleo sandwiches with rich coconut cream that you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty about eating unclean or unhealthy snacks.

Are There Any Alternatives?

  • Emmy’s Organics, Coconut Cookies
  • Catalina Crunch Chocolate Vanilla Keto Sandwich Cookies.

Our Final Thoughts:

Mark Cuban is always very passionate about the business he invests in, and the reason that he loved Frankie’s Coconut Girl products would prove to be very beneficial for her business.

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