Brazilian-born Junea Rocha lives in Portland, Oregon where she occasionally gets a hankering for her favorite Brazilian treat – cheese bread. So with the help of her mother’s recipe she tried making her own version and started selling them in the States as Brazi Bites. Besides delicious, Brazi Bites are proudly naturally gluten free, 100% natural with no preservatives, trans fat or sugar. The company is expanding quickly and needs more money to fulfill big orders from big retailers like Costco. That’s why Rocha and her husband, Cameron MacMullin, are pitching the business on Shark Tank.
[LEFT: Brazi Bites were available at Amazon]
Brazi Bites will remind loyal Shark Tank viewers of Bantam Bagels, the bagel balls company that started with a store in Manhattan and moved into the frozen section of grocery stores with the help of investor Lori Greiner. Will Lori bite again on another frozen snack? The only problem with Brazi Bites is that you can’t buy them online. You must find a store near you that carries Brazi Bites. That’s not always an easy task. One hungry reporter in New York City tried to find a store but the closest was 200 miles away! Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.