Me-Ma's Gumbo Brick

Mee-Ma’s Louisiana  on the Shark Tank

Gumbo Bricks - Season 4 - Episode 421
Gumbo Bricks on the Shark Tank
Authentic Louisiana Gumbo in a Brick

  Mee-Ma's Gumbo Bricks is coming to the Shark Tank with authentic Gumbo from Louisiana and a southern flair from California. Carol Estella Foster is the proud owner of this unique dish that thousands of folk are going to love after this episode. What makes Mee Ma's Gumbo Bricks so special is the fact this is the most authentic gumbo roux that you could possibly buy with the exception of going directly to the State of Louisiana.

 The gumbo base comes in a brick form packed with all the vegetables, spices and seasonings for the beginning of the perfect gumbo meal every time. You can then add shrimp, crab, chicken or sausage to your gumbo base and make the ultimate Gumbo to your tasting. If you have ever tried to make this authentic dish from scratch, then you already know how much of a time saver the Me-Ma's Gumbo Bricks will save you and guarantee a perfect meal every time in 90 minutes or less.

 When Carol Foster first started the Me-Ma's Gumbo Brick Business in Los Angeles back in 2009, she first started with a restaurant and managed to get into the local Costco stores to help promote her very unique product. Unfortunately the restaurant did not go as planned but the demand for the Gumbo Bricks has continued to climb as more people discover they can make their own Gumbo with Foster's help.

 Sometimes what seems like a set-back (the restaurant closing) is actually a major opportunity in disguise that forced Foster to re-evaluate where she would take the Gumbo Bricks in the future. With a growing list of locations that carry the Me-Ma Gumbo Bricks around the L.A. area and a steady supply of new customer's asking for her authentic gumbo roux, Carol has managed to parlay this into an opportunity of a lifetime that will be seen by over 7 million people on the Shark Tank Show.

Me-Ma's Gumbo Brick before the Shark Tank

 It's really interesting how much you can learn about new and existing businesses from social media these days, especially if they are scheduled to appear on the Shark Tank Show. The more the business or entrepreneur promotes that they will be on the show, the greater the likelihood they got a deal with the Sharks.
Seaon 4 episode 421, 5/3/2013 On the other hand, I get it, everyone seems to think they need a presence on FaceBook and Twitter these day's and registers an account but has no interest or time to keep their profiles updated. This may be good for the search engine to find you, but maybe not so good for the folks that are actually doing the searching. Outdated information (especially on your website) can give the impression (at least too me) that the business may not be doing so good or if it's even still in business. Carol did mention she will be on the Shark Tank Show this Friday Night on her FaceBook page which is encouraging but no mention (or recent update) on the website where thousands of people will be heading in just a few day's from now. If a deal was struck with any of the Sharks, I would assume updating the site would be high on their priority to take advantage of the thousands of requests for the Gumbo Bricks that is sure to come.

Deal or No Deal, I sure hope Carol has a plan to take advantage from folks all around the country that will want to try (myself included) Me-Ma's Gumbo Bricks after Her appearance on the show.

Stay Tuned for any Updates and direct links where you can order Me Ma's Gumbo Bricks Online.

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20 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:04 PM

    The website is old, I wouldn't trust it. She is not being proactive for the anticipated interest. There are unanswered questions on her website from 2-3 years ago.

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    1. that's not nice to say. she had to work hard to get thus far. I have actually had some made fresh at her make shift location on Vermont and 83rd in los Angeles and it was fabulous!! don't knock people when you don't have facts. She has put everything into this dream and has been successful. Have you any idea how much money it takes to mass produce for Costco??? she did a great job actually.

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  2. Anonymous8:10 PM

    CAN I ORDER IT ONLINE FOR PERSONAL USE. I LIVE IN DELRAY BEACH, FL.

    PLEASE RESPOND TO: CHILISUE128@COMCAST.NET

    THANK YOU.

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  3. Anonymous8:17 PM

    The Misto Box is $30 for 14 oz of coffee. Way too pricey for most people.

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  4. Anonymous4:28 AM

    Going to costco tomorrow to see if I can get some!

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  5. I am so happy for you. You go girl!

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  6. Anonymous5:55 PM

    You go girl!! Proud of you!!

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  7. Like most on the SharkTank, this company fails to have a "Lead Optimized" website but this site is much worse than most. They need help with the website. We emailed them and offered to fix the website for FREE. Just a few changes can make the website improve their business.

    Barry
    BestSqueezePages.com

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  8. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Whoop whoop i love stories like this

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  9. I just watched this on the Shark Tank, and plan to order this product once it takes off as I imagine it will.

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  10. Anonymous8:09 PM

    proud of you and i hope your business is a success.

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  11. Anonymous8:23 PM

    How is this a successful story when months later I still cannot find the product or even order the product on the east coast?

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  12. Anonymous8:56 PM

    I HOPE COSTCO ON THE EAST COAST GETS THIS GUMBO BRICK!!! AND/OR I HOPE YOU WILL SELL IT ON-LINE REAL SOON. HER PRESENTATION BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. WAY TO GO SHARKS!!!!

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  13. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Hurry up with the gumbo brick can't wait to start cooking with it. Tired of pizza and burgers. Miami, Fl Don't forget about the Costcos in Miami Fl.

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  14. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Hmmm... i wonder what it would taste like

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  15. Anonymous8:15 PM

    i just watch the show and I hope you will do well. I could not believe when Kevin said "she is not product" first time for everything. She let him to open his heart.Thank you

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  16. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Carol : Of all the stories I have seen on Shark Tank (which I love), yours is the story I have been most impressed by. Congratulations on whatever success you have. You deserve it.

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  17. Anonymous1:19 PM

    I would like to try your Gumbo, is Costco selling your Gumbo in Denver, Colorado yet?

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  18. I just made gumbo for my first time and the family loved it. When I saw the brick in my Oxnard, CA Vons grocery store, I remembered seeing it on Shark Tank. Congratulations on your success, we are happy it is available at our local store. :-)

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  19. Anonymous12:46 AM

    Way to go Carol!!! But I want to try your Gumbo ASAP. Please get Costco in Washington state to sell it

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