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Next into the tank is Evan Delahanty of Peaceful Fruits, seeking $75,000 for 20 percent equity.

Peaceful Fruits offers nutritious and sustainable fruit snacks. The snacks, according to their website are rainforest-friendly, fair trade and organic. The business “is built on the philosophy of economic empowerment [Delahanty] learned in Peace Corps – and the idea that food brings people together.” Their mission helps empower local communities in the Amazon Rainforest and continues in Akron, Ohio, where they partner with local nonprofits to provide employment to people with disabilities. Their fruit strips, which come in acai + apple, acai + pineapple or a mix of both, are currently listed for $14 on their website.

The sharks like the taste, however, Robert Herjavec immediately goes out for the business being a competitor to another one of his investments. They’ve done about $20,000 in sales.

Daymond John finds it too difficult of a challenge so goes out, followed by Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban, who, despite liking social enterprise businesses, finds the risk-reward too much of a challenge. Because the company has too much competition, Lori Greiner goes out as well.

Social Media Reacts to Peaceful Fruits’ Appearance on “Shark Tank”

Each week on “Shark Tank,” budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their emerging business to six multi-millionaire and billionaire investors, known as sharks: Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Daymond John, fashion mogul and founder of FUBU; Kevin O’Leary, self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful and founder of O’Leary Financial Group; Barbara Corcoran, real estate maven; Lori Greiner, queen of QVC; and Robert Herjavec, technology guru and founder/CEO of the Herjavec Group. Venture capitalist Chris Sacca is also slated to appear as a guest shark this season.

“Shark Tank,” which is based on “Dragons’ Den,” is produced by Mark Burnett and first debuted in 2009. To date, the sharks have invested more than $87 million in various companies after engaging in numerous bidding wars and shark fights. A new episode airs each Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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