The Dough Bar makes sweet “guilt-free” protein-rich doughnuts. The two health-conscious entrepreneurs behind The Dough Bar doughnuts — Ondrea and Marquez Fernandez from Redwood City California — are pitching their treat business on Shark Tank on January 28. They go into the Tank seeking an investment of $300,000 in exchange for 15 percent equity. During the pitch, they claim you can eat a Dough Bar doughnut every single day and to prove it they brought professional bodybuilder David Ziegler to prove it. Shirtless, Ziegler flexes his gigantic muscles while chomping on a Dough Bar doughnut. And yes, Barbara Corcoran is impressed with the Ziegler Monster‘s physique. But it’s Lori Greiner who the couple has their eyes on. Greiner invested the frozen snack Bantam Bagels and non-gluten Brazi Bites.
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The Dough Bar doughnuts are baked not fried, low in fat, “sugar deprived” and have 11 grams of protein in each. And they deliver. 4-packs of The Dough Bar sell for $15, online. There’s Apple Pie with Streusel Crunch, Cookie Monster with Chips Ahoy & Oreos, Cinnamon with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese’s PB with Chocolate Chips, Cake Batter with Sprinkles, and Andes Mint ($16), among others. Keep in mind: The Dough Bar needs to be kept in the fridge or freezer (just pop it in the microwave when ready). New episodes of Shark Tank (Season 9) air Sundays at 9pm and 10pm on ABC.