Hudson Valley Pair Scores Big on Shark Tank With Edible Cups
Edible cups and straws are coming soon and the idea, which scored $600,000 from the TV show Shark Tank, comes to us from two ladies from Beacon.
According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker, both from Beacon are the co founders of the company Loliware and they have created an edible and hyper compostable straw called Lolistraw.
They say that us Americans use 500 million plastic straws everyday and those straws are now clogging landfills and ocean waters and if the Beacon pair has their way the Lolistraw will completely change that by eliminating the plastic straws all together.
The Lolistraw is a pretty simple idea that you will use just like a plastic straw, for your drinks and when you’re done you can either throw it out or just eat it.
It’s a 100 percent plastic free, gluten free, gelatin free, BPA free, it's non GMO, all natural, non toxic, FDA approved seaweed based product that really could change the world.
The pairs first idea was an edible cup made from organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup, filtered water, seaweed and more. That idea got them a spot on ABC's TV show Shark Tank and the sharks, Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran bought into the idea for $600,000.
The edible cup is now sold out and unavailable as they work on redesigning the cup, as well as launching Lolistraw, that once done, will last for 24 hours in a beverage and have a shelf life of 24 months.
The company’s long term goal is to license their new material to any company to replace plastics.