Mama O's Kimchi on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who is the founder and all about the Korean flavor bomb

Mama O's Kimchi on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who is the founder and all about the Korean flavor bomb
Kheedim Oh, the founder of Mama O's Kimchi in 'Shark Tank' Season 14 Episode 3 (ABC)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: For many years, most Koreans felt that kimchi would be too strong and smelly for non-Koreans. Despite its unique flavor, kimchi has achieved global popularity, garnering a reputation as a superfood and a symbol of Korean ancestry. How did kimchi penetrate cultural borders to become such a global sensation? In the forthcoming episode of 'Shark Tank' Season 14, the founder of Mama O's Kimchi will tell the Sharks in suits all about it.

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Kimchi, which is spicy, salty, and sour with a fermented fizz, is for folks who enjoy their food that has a lot of flavors. Kheedim Oh, the founder of Mama O's, wants everyone to try their hand at making kimchi by introducing their very own kimchi kit on the platform of 'Shark Tank' and ultimately into everyone's pantry.

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What is Mama O's Kimchi?

Mama O's Kimchi is prepared by hand in Brooklyn using traditional techniques. The makers take additional care, using only the best ingredients, to ensure that the kimchi tastes superb from the first mouthful to the last. Mama O's Kimchi is high in probiotics and prebiotics, which feed the probiotics, making it the ideal symbiotic meal! The product is authentic Napa cabbage kimchi prepared with fish sauce. Mama O's Premium Kimchi is all-natural and packed with probiotics, making it the ideal addition to any meal or snack. Cooking with kimchi drastically alters the taste profile. It increases the intensity of the flavor while also reducing acidity. Mama O's Premium Kimchi is fermented organically and never spoils. It may go through a stage of fermentation where you don't like it as much, but that is when you cook with it. Kimchi-jjigae (kimchi soup) is a delicious and easy recipe that is ideal for the winter. Mama O's Original Premium Kimchi, White Kimchi, Baby Bok Choy Kimchi, Daikon Kimchi, Super Spicy Kimchi, and Vegan Kimchi are among the kimchi flavors offered in sizes ranging from 40oz to 1 gallon.

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Mama O's also has the first line of kimchi paste. Buyers may use the versatile paste to enrich their regular meals or to produce kimchi at home, the Mama O's way. The spicy, rich taste complements both meats and vegetables. Customers will be astounded at how little is required to make meals taste so delicious. The options are limitless! Furthermore, the jars are shelf-stable, so there is no need for refrigeration.

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Mama O's Kimchi has all the taste, tang, fire, and none of the sweetness. It's a spicy sauce for those who enjoy flavor and fire. The makers enjoy the spicy sauce, as other sauces are simply too sweet for them. They desire acidity and spice, but not sweetness. They want a full-bodied spicy sauce that doesn't immediately trigger a Defcon alert. Furthermore, they couldn't find what they needed, so they made it! The makers believe it's fantastic, but most proud parents certainly do as well. Kimchili is a tangy cayenne pepper-based spicy sauce that goes well with almost everything. It comes in two varieties: classic and very spicy.

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Mama O's now sells a Kimchi Kit, which has everything you need to create fresh kimchi at home. Mama O's Premium Homemade Kimchi Kit is the most comprehensive and user-friendly homemade kimchi kit available. Buyers will be able to produce exquisite kimchi again and again with this kit. They may sample all three flavors: Original, Super Spicy, and Vegan. The kits also make for excellent gifts! The half-gallon size is also ideal for tiny settings. Each kit comes with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.

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Mama O's first partnership with Burlap & Barrel to deliver customers dehydrated kimchi is Dehydrated Kimchi Flakes. Mama O's kimchi flakes can be used to give a little zing to everything. The flakes lend a delightful depth of flavor to just about anything. For a rich flavor, users can add it to soups or bagels with cream cheese. Dehydrated Kimchi Flakes give a deep taste to meals such as soups and are only available in limited quantities for purchase.

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Who is the founder of Mama O's Kimchi?

Kheedim Oh, the company's founder, claims he started it by mistake. He only desired true, handmade kimchi. Not the type you find in stores, which has a distinct taste and texture and frequently includes other additives you wouldn't put in at home. So Kheedim started taking the bus from Chinatown to DC on a regular basis to see his folks and prepare kimchi with his mother. To fulfill the demand from his friends, neighbors, and even strangers, he began bringing larger and larger quantities of kimchi home. The company expanded naturally from a basement operation producing kimchi for friends and family to a professional manufacturing facility distributing kimchi to restaurants, bodegas, and grocery shops in the United States and throughout the world. He began with $50 and a skateboard which is now available nationally in places such as Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, and others.

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What is the cost and where to buy Mama O's Kimchi from?

Kimchi packets from Mama O's cost anywhere from $55 to $66. The little jars of Mama O's Kimchi Paste cost $15 to $16. The Mama O's Kimchili is priced between $17 and $18 a bottle. The most popular Mama O's Premium Homemade Kimchi Kit is just $45. Each package includes a kimchi paste of your choice: Original, Super Spicy, or Vegan. Making kimchi at home has never been simpler or more enjoyable! Dehydrated Kimchi Flakes are offered for $18.99 in a limited supply. All the products can be purchased via Mama O's official website, https://www.kimchirules.com/, as well as other e-commerce sites such as Amazon, ubuy, instacart, desertcart, and others.

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Where is Mama O's Kimchi now?

Mama O's Premium Kimchi has recently debuted at Texas' Central Market. They are now trying to expand their fermentation company globally with the support of the Sharks. They also announced about their 'Shark Tank' appearance on the company's official Instagram page with caption: "Tune in Friday Oct 7th 2022 at 8pm on abc to see if we get 💰 on SHARK TANK!"

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Who will steal the deal?

Shark Daymon John may attempt to steal the deal. Although, the brand's sales figures and profit margins will ultimately determine whether the sharks invest in the brand. So, we'll just have to wait and see whether the Sharks strike a deal.

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Shark Daymond John and Myung Oh in 'Shark Tank' Season 14 episode 3 (ABC)
Shark Daymond John and Myung Oh in 'Shark Tank' Season 14 Episode 3 (ABC)

‘Shark Tank’ Season 14, Episode 3 airs on ABC on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Halloween Moments Pumpkin Glove Scraper, Stakt Mat, Mama O's Kimchi, and Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds.

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Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.

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