'Shark Tank': Katey's The Frozen Farmer turns misfit fruits into ice cream, fans laud the idea
Do foods need rescuing too? Imperfect-looking produce never makes its way into the supermarkets and that's the reason it will never be a part of a customer's shopping cart. Result? It goes to waste, dumped and left to rot.
Partly solving the issue is Katey Evans' The Frozen Farmer that takes the farm-to-table concept to the next level. Using products that will eventually go to the trash, Katey's on-farm creamery prepares allergen-free ice cream and nice cream (a mix of sorbet and ice cream).
How does one know that it's really made from waste produce? Katey told Delaware Business Times that The Frozen Farmer has an open-kitchen system, which allows the customers to interact with the chefs.
Shark Lori Greiner was completely invested in the quality and taste of her ice creams, and that showed in the way she heaped praises on Katey on social media. "Her "Nice Cream" is 1/3 ice cream, 2/3 sorbet – less fat & one of the most delicious things I’ve ever had in the ice cream world! Her flavors are off the charts! #TheFrozenFarmer," she tweeted, which made viewers extremely curious and interested in the product.
"She's such a go-getter. Those flavors sound delish! #sharktank," one wrote, while another shared, "That definitely sounds like something I would buy lol."
However, shark Daymond John was more invested in the fact that Katey went to an Ice Cream University, where she learned how to whip up delish, super-premium homemade ice creams.
Meanwhile, fans seem sold on the idea of buying icecream made of misfit fruits (fruits that are in perfectly good condition but not so much with regard to appearance). "I think that the concept of using misfit fruits can work. I’d buy their ice cream!," a fan posted, while another expressed how brilliant the idea is. "I LOVE the idea of turning imperfect produce into ice cream and sorbet where the appearance of the produce doesn't matter. That's brilliant. #SharkTank," the fan expressed.
"@ABCSharkTank the ice cream was the best product on the show tonight. Baby stuff way overpriced. Raccoon trap too scary. Pasta looked great. #SharkTank," another pointed out.
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