Lori Greiner at an ABC Shark Tank event
Where Is IncrEdible Eats From Shark Tank Today?
By Nick Johnson
Dinesh Tadepalli took his company, IncrEdible Eats, to Season 13 of “Shark Tank,” looking for an investment in his edible silverware made from mildly flavored wafers that can reduce single-use plastic. Although this product caused a bidding war amongst the sharks, in the end, it was Lori Greiner’s offer of $500,000 for a 15% share that prevailed.
However, despite the overwhelming enthusiasm it garnered on the show, Tadepalli’s deal with Greiner fell apart a few months after his pitch. In a 2022 talk on the Research Triangle Park YouTube channel, Tadepalli said that he also failed to strike a deal with an unnamed fast food company, which would have seen his product replace more than 70 million single-use plastic spoons.
According to a January 2022 press release, IncrEdible Eats secured a deal to provide vanilla and chocolate spoons for the frozen dessert franchise Dippin’ Dots. It also expanded its product line to include edible straws, which is undoubtedly a response to the recent push against plastic straws.