Mango Mango Preserves

Mango Mango on Shark Tank Season 5

Mango Preserves - Episode 505 - Week 2 - 9/27/2013
Shark Tank Season 5, episode 505
Mango Mango Preserves Seen On
The Shark Tank Season 5
 So how do you start a successful Event Planning Business and turn one of your specialties into a business of its own? Just ask Lakesha Brown-Renfro, Tanecia Willis and Nzinga Teule-Hekima who are coming to the Shark Tank with their "Mango Mango" Mango Preserves.

There's no doubt the Specialty Foods Business is booming which is probably why the producers of the Shark Tank love to see these types of businesses featured on the show. It also helps if the contestants really love their product and these three Entrepreneurs Love their Mango Business.

 Not only have they created a very successful event planning business 'Simply Panache', they took their #1 most requested food product and turned it into a full-fledged business that was good enough to make it on the #1 Business Reality Show in History.

According to the A Mango Party website the 'Mango Mango Mango Preserves are currently available in approx. 10 retail stores throughout the Virginia area as we'll as available to order online. The Mango Preserves are carefully made in small batches using four natural ingredient's consisting of mango's, lime juice, sugar, and vanilla. There's no artificial coloring, flavors or preservatives added to their recipe which might help in the shelf life, but would take away in the quality and taste of the finished product.

When I first heard about the Mango Preserves my first reaction was it's probably used as a substitute for jelly to spread on toast and bagels. After going over the recipe's, using the Mango Mango Preserves as a jelly substitute was first on the list. But did you know you can also use Mango Preserves to make your own specialty butter? How about some Mango Mango Hot Wings or Curry Chicken to mix things up? For the more adventurous you can also use Mango in a Stir Fry recipe or even as an additional topping on a pizza.

When Lakesha Brown-Renfro, Nzinga Teule-Hekima and Tanecia Willis head into the Shark Tank this Friday Night they have a few very positive things going for them. Number one is they're all hustlers and keep themselves very busy by the looks of their upcoming calendar. Number two is the fact they sell hundreds of Mango Mango Preserve jars whenever they set up at special events. Just last week, for instance, the trio went to an event in Houston, Texas where they sold over 800 jars alone. Number three is they managed to do something thousands of other Entrepreneurs only dream about, and that's successfully getting their product on the Shark Tank Show in front of millions of potential new customer's.

Will the Mango Mango Preserves get a deal on the Shark Tank Show? This is a tough one with a few telling clue's if they actually got a deal from a Shark or not. The combined businesses both financially seem to be doing good and making money which Kevin O'Leary will like. But the problem might be there are two businesses associated with the three entrepreneurs, and it appears they are seeking an investment for only the Mango Mango Business and not the Event Planning Business.

All of the Sharks have a history of "not investing" in Entrepreneurs involved in multiple businesses when they don't get a piece of the entire pie. If the ladies have done their homework and aware of this fact and prepared to bundle both businesses together, look for them to make a deal on the Shark Tank. If they stick to offering the Sharks only a piece of the Mango Business and not a piece of the whole pie, the odds do not favor them getting a deal.

Deal or no deal, by the looks of the previews for episode 505, the Mango Mango Lady's will be very entertaining inside the Shark Tank and will walk away winners no matter what happens. There are very few shows where contestants are winners regardless of the outcome, and the Shark Tank Show clearly is at the top of the list.

Mango Mango Website


  1. Anonymous7:16 PM

    They need to target specialty gourmet food stores. There is one in Tyler, TX. Check I think it's in the French Quarter mall.

  2. Anonymous8:09 PM

    web site is down, couldn't order if anyone wanted to. Whats wrong?
    I am ready !!

    1. Anonymous8:36 PM

      thanks for letting us know. I was trying to order some.

  3. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Too many people truing to access the site... thats the problem... the server goes crazy with too many requests... I cant wait to try the mango mango w cream cheese

  4. Ditto...wanted to order too. What a missed opportunity!

  5. Anonymous9:52 PM

    It's called server overload when a billion people try to hit the web site all at once. Nothing is wrong. Try again later when it dies down. Any site will experience this that is on SharkTank shortly after the airing.

  6. Anonymous10:05 PM

    Just watched Shark Tank, went right to Mango Mango site and ordered the largest jar. If all the sharks liked it sooooooo much it must be good and they sold me on it. Can't wait to get it. Shipping was more than the product, go figure. Wish someone sold it here in Kennesaw, Georgia area. Maybe Whole Foods or Fresh Market will pick it up.

  7. Anonymous10:16 PM

    I want some mango mango, what is wrong with the website?

  8. Anonymous11:19 PM

    ten bucks for the product, eleven bucks for shipping....I'm out.

  9. Anonymous8:32 AM

    I saw them on Shark Tank last night. Considering that these sharks invest in the people involved at times, are they crazy? I believe that these women are winners. So is their product, maybe.

  10. Anonymous12:10 PM

    I'll be waiting till it's available locally. Shipping TOO much $$$$$$

  11. Anonymous2:31 PM

    They could ship the USPS for $5.00 no matter how much it weights or how much in the box.
    They need to bo something about the shipping cost, almost as much as the product.
    Look into what I said and it will lower the cost, you could put six jars in that box and it is only $5.00
    I too will wait until possibly Fresh Market, etc. picks it up.

  12. Anonymous7:32 AM

    I am anxious to try your product, as I watched you on Shark Tank. As far as your website... I chose NOT to use PayPal, as I had a bad experience with them before. I clicked on the option that said to not use PayPal & entered my Credit Card Number. When I went to my email, PayPal wrote me and said that I had an account, & went ahead & used their service. I did not appreciate that. PayPal is not a decent company in my opinion, & I have never had a problem using American Express. If you could stop PayPal from forcing their service onto customers that chose to pay direct with a credit card, I will continue to order in the future. P.S. I hope to see your product in Boston MA soon...

  13. Anonymous5:21 PM

    I was really anxious to try this the product. The response from all the sharks reeled me in. However, once I saw the shipping cost I had to rethink. Not sure when it might be available in northeast Oregon, but will have to watch for it locally. In the meantime I will continue to check the site to see if the shipping cost improves.

  14. Anonymous9:01 PM

    I agree with the above mentioned - use USPS for under $6 you can fit up to 4 jars (depending on the size) and can market much higher sales! I can certainly wait because of the high shipping cost :(

  15. Anonymous9:49 AM

    It was the hugely expensive shipping cost that turned me off as well. Do look into what the other poster said about shipping via the Post Office. I live in a rural area where UPS will not usually deliver - they take things to our local post office and we have to pick them up there. USPS flat rate would work better for me for more than one reason.

  16. Anonymous10:20 PM

    I saw this product on Shark Tank and very curious about how good it was. Since it is not available I went to the website today to order. Simply put, the shipping was the deal breaker.

    In my opinion, they need to get this product into Amazon's warehouses. That way Amazon could handle the fulfillment at a much lower cost and at much higher volume. The reviews on Amazon would also tremendously assist their efforts as they pitch the product to more store chains. It doesn't really matter if it's a gourmet shop, specialty food store or local supermarket. The object is to SELL jars.

    I could also see this product used in the gifting industry such as food gift baskets.

    Good luck girls!

  17. Anonymous12:28 PM

    I didn't care about the shipping costs. If it's as good as the sharks made it seem, it's worth it. I can't wait to get my order!

  18. Anonymous6:38 PM

    While the shipping is a little high, you can't ship and charge only your carrier cost. Who are you going to pay for packing and packing materials. Realistic shipping costs should be around $7. However, now USPS is 5.50, $7.50 might be more realistic. Get real guys.

  19. They need to get in Whole Foods or World Market. I cant wait to try.

  20. Obviously the site is down because SO many people are trying to get to it after seeing it on the Sharks. Would be better to wait til tomorrow to try to get to the website.

  21. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Waited a few weeks to order...Shopping basket showed approx. shipping cost to be $10.00 plus. When I went to pay, it jumped to over $14.00 for the same order. Sorry, lost a sale to overpriced shipping.


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