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'Shark Tank' Fans Have Strong Opinions About This Banana Gadget Going Viral on TikTok

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  • Mark CubanMark CubanAmerican billionaire entrepreneur
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For over 12 years, Shark Tankfans have tuned in every Friday night to see what Kevin O'Leary, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greinerand Daymond Johninvest in. While there have been several successful Shark Tankproducts, some fans on social media are now wondering if a recent pitch on the business reality TV series was the right one to capitalize on.

In the new year, the TikTok page Our Favorite Finds kicked off a series called “Testing Shark Tank Products” and one of their featured items was the Banana Loca kitchen gadget. The device, which retails for $28.99 on Amazon, allows folks to core a banana and fill it with a spread of their choice. What’s more, there is no mess to worry about because it all happens with the peel still on the fruit.

But if this invention doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because it was just presented on December 17 in Shark Tank’s season 13 episode 9. Banana Loca cofounders Renee Heathand Bechara Jaoudehwere inspired to create the kitchen gadget as a solution to enjoying their favorite snack — bananas and Nutella — without having to clean up afterward.

After hearing their pitch and seeing a demo, SharksMark and Kevin immediately voiced their interest. Wasting no time, the two ABC stars quickly settled on an agreement with the company’s founders. But not everyone watching from home agreed that it was the smartest move.

Since it was first posted on January 11, the 25-second TikTok from Our Favorite Finds has accumulated a whopping seven million views and more than 400,000 likes. Over in the comments section ( 2,000 comments and counting!), many folks weren’t shy about sharing their honest thoughts. “I’m mad this actually got invented,” one person wrote. “Why? Just why? Just unnecessary,” another added. “They invested into a product that solves a problem that really isn’t a problem/a problem worth solving,” a different fan said. “Or, you know. Peel the banana, cut it in slices and put Nutella on it. Because work smarter not harder?” a follower commented.

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