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Man Candle Fart Candles Don’t Cut It on Shark Tank

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Man Candle offers manly fragrances in candles including barbecue, basketball, bacon and fart scented calendars.  The candles are in 400 stores and they retail for $10-12 per candle.  The company did $53,000 in sales last year and Johnson and his wife have invested $40,000 in the business.  The typical reorders on the candles are 6-7 times per year.

Johnson Bailey appeared on The Shark Tank looking for $50,000 for 25% of the company.

Kevin O’Leary called the product “crap for tourists” and said he can’t invest in it and opted out.  Barbara Corcoran didn’t feel it was a big enough opportunity.  Daymond John said it’s a company with a vitamin C issue – cash, customers or credit are all missing.  Robert Herjavec also just didn’t feel it was a compelling opportunity.

Mark Cuban saw entrepreneurial vision and liked him but couldn’t see it as a company vs. a product and so also said no to investing.

Bailey thought the fart candle might have clouded their judgment.

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Check out how we analyzed Shark Tank investment data for seasons 1 and 2.  We also highlighted that Mark Cuban has written the largest checks in season 2 and that Daymond John has invested the most money and that Barbara Corcoran has invested the most. And we’ve also discussed whether Shark Tank TV is realistic to the real world.

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