Chill Soda Before Shark Tank
Dan Mackey is the inventor of Chill Soda. He lives in California and created a healthy alternative to a product that Americans consume in huge quantities. There are a few teachers in his family, and they were amazed that when California was getting rid of sodas in school campuses, the things they brought in to replace them weren’t any healthier.
They were juices and sports drinks that still had as many, or more calories as the sodas they replaced. Because of this reason, Dan Mackey claims that he saw an opportunity to help kids and adults alike by producing a healthier alternative soda.
Dan Mackey states that a lot of people have great ideas, but it is just the matter of doing something with those ideas and seeing that no one else is making your idea happen. That’s what happened with Dan Mackey, which is why he decided to take action.
Dan Mackey is a marketing guy and knows how to sell things, but he is not necessarily an entrepreneur. He states that he is new to this and that he has never brought out a product to the market. Dan Mackey claims that with the help of the Sharks’ investment and expertise, he would be able to make something out of his idea and products.
Chill Soda On Shark Tank
“Dan Mackey walks confidently and stands in front of the Sharks”
Dan Mackey starts his presentation by introducing himself and by stating that he is the inventor of Chill Soda. He is seeking a minimum investment of fifty thousand dollars, in exchange for a ten percent stake in his company.
Dan Mackey continues by stating that Chill Soda is a truly healthy line of soda. He says that he has a couple of teachers in his family, which saw how the state of California was banning several sodas from school campuses. Those same teachers were surprised when they saw that the alternative drinks had more sugar and calories in them, compared to the sodas that got banned earlier. Because of these events, Dan Mackey came up with the idea to invent a healthy alternative, in order to make a boatload of money.
“Dan Mackey takes one of the Chill Soda cans in his hand”
Dan Mackey states that Chill Soda is uniquely low glycemic, it has no high-fructose corn syrup and no simple sugars in it. Instead, its nutritious, it’s light in calories, it has anti-oxidants, it has vitamins and the best thing about Chill Soda is that it tastes like regular soda.
“Dan Mackey hands out a few samples of Chill Soda to the Sharks”
“Kevin O’Leary asks if there are any artificial sweeteners in Chill Soda”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that Chill Soda does not contain any artificial sweeteners. It is organically made, which means that the sodas do not contain any chemicals or anything artificial. Dan Mackey states that they are using a product called agave nectar, which is as nutritious as honey and sweeter than sugar, but it is low glycemic.
“Robert Herjavec asks Dan Mackey how many calories there are in one can”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that one can contains eighty five calories. The typical soda contains about a hundred and forty calories per can, and the regular organic sodas on the market contain between a hundred and sixty to a hundred and eighty calories.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Dan Mackey what the thing is that makes every player in the beverage market successful”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that the soda has to taste good.
“Kevin O’Leary disagrees and asks Dan Mackey why he really is on Shark Tank”
“Dan Mackey doesn’t know the answers and asks Kevin O’Leary to tell him”
“Kevin O’Leary states that Dan Mackey needs distribution and shelf space”
Dan Mackey states that he thought that was a given, because he already has a distributor on board who are located in forty different territories around the United States of America. Dan Mackey states that they are rocking and rolling and ready to sell Chill Soda.
“Robert Herjavec asks Dan Mackey if there is a store that sells Chill Soda”
Dan Mackey states that there are no stores that sell Chill Soda as of yet.
“Daymond John asks Dan Mackey if he has any sales”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that he has already sold two hundred and fifty units of Chill Soda.
“Daymond John asks Dan Mackey if the units stand for cases or cans”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that units stands for cans.
“Robert Herjavec starts laughing out loud”
“Daymond John asks Dan Mackey how much money he have made by selling two hundred and fifty cans of Chill Soda”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying approximately a hundred and seventy five thousand dollars.
“Robert Herjavec asks Dan Mackey if he sold two hundred and fifty or two hundred and fifty thousand cans of Chill Soda”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that he sold two hundred and fifty thousand cans of Chill Soda so far.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Dan Mackey how many dollars he has collected in sales”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that by selling two hundred and fifty thousand cans of Chill Soda, he made sales worth of a hundred and seventy five thousand dollars.
“Robert Herjavec seems to be impressed”
“Robert Herjavec asks Dan Mackey where he sold his sodas, if not in stores”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that he sold those cans of soda to the distributor that he is partnering up with.
“Robert Herjavec asks Dan Mackey why the distributor is being so nice to him”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that his distributor has a great relationship with his beverage management company.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Dan Mackey what a beverage management company is”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that the beverage management company consists of consultants that tell him how to proceed with his soda. Dan Mackey continues by stating that he needed them, because he doesn’t know much about the beverage industry.
“A few of the Sharks state that he shouldn’t have just said that, and that he would have been better off if he just lied about his knowledge of the beverage industry”
Dan Mackey states that he is not going to lie, and that he is simply a marketing guy.
Daymond John states that Dan Mackey should have never told him that he does not know much about the beverage industry. Daymond John finds it too risky to invest in Chill Soda and states that he is out.
Kevin Harrington states that Dan Mackey is going to need way more than fifty thousand dollars to get over the hump. Kevin Harrington states that Dan Mackey has a lot of guts showing up in front of the Sharks, but that he is out as well.
Robert Herjavec states that he thinks that Dan Mackey is a good guy, but also an incredibly naïve guy. He continues by stating that Dan Mackey should be in control of his own destiny, because right now he is not. For that reason, Robert Herjavec is out as well.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Dan Mackey why he has chosen to compete in the world’s most brutally competitive consumer goods market”
Dan Mackey answers the question by saying that he has chosen to compete in the beverage market because of the business plan that he has behind his own soda.
Kevin O’Leary states that he is always looking to make some money by investing, but that he is not willing to go places where there are already a thousand rotting corpses. Kevin O’Leary states that the beverage industry is full of people like Dan Mackey, who will get slaughtered. He continues by saying that he does not want to invest in Chill Soda and states that he is out.
Barbara Corcoran states that Dan Mackey should not worry about what Kevin O’Leary just said, because Dan Mackey has a lot more hair and a lot more enthusiasm. Barbara Corcoran states that she loves the product and that she doesn’t see what Dan Mackey should be afraid of. She also likes the fact that Dan Mackey is slick, and is just standing in front of the Sharks and tell everything in an honest way.
Dan Mackey states that his company is targeting people like Barbara Corcoran, because she is smart and sees the potential in Chill Soda.
Barbara Corcoran states that she is going to write Dan Mackey a check, because he is an honest person and he will do whatever it takes to make Chill Soda a success.
“Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec tell Barbara Corcoran not to invest in Chill Soda, because she is going to regret it”
“Kevin O’Leary tells Barbara Corcoran that he will invest twenty thousand dollars for Barbara Corcoran’s therapy sessions”
Barbara Corcoran states that she is making an offer of fifty thousand dollars, but she wants a twenty percent stake in Chill Soda in return.
“All of the other Sharks seem to be in disbelief”
“Kevin Harrington asks Dan Mackey if he is going to accept the deal or not”
Dan Mackey states that he is accepting the deal and that he would love to work together with a person such as Barbara Corcoran.
“Kevin O’Leary states that Dan Mackey and Chill Soda is going to get vaporized by the beverage industry”
At the end interview, Dan Mackey states that he got Barbara on board and that is exactly what he wanted. He states that he is totally stocked about working with Barbara.
Chill Soda Now in 2018 – After Shark Tank Updates
Before Dan Mackey appeared on Shark Tank, he had already set up his own company and started producing Chill Soda, which is an alternative and way healthier soda compared to popular big name sodas. He came up with the idea for Chill Soda when he heard complaints from teachers in his family, about how there are no alternative and healthy sodas available on school campuses. After producing Chill Soda, Dan Mackey partnered up with a fairly large distributor, who already bought two hundred and fifty thousand cans of Chill Soda.
Because of the fact that Chill Soda was not yet in store shelfs, Dan Mackey needed an investment from the Sharks, but most importantly, he needed their expertise. This has to do with the fact that Dan Mackey didn’t know much about the beverage industry to begin with.
None of the Sharks, except for Barbara Corcoran, were interested in investing, due to the fact that Dan Mackey stated during his presentation that he doesn’t know much about the beverage industry. Barbara Corcoran made an offer of fifty thousand dollars, in exchange for twenty percent of Chill Soda, which Dan Mackey happily accepted. There is no mention of Chill Soda being the best or worst on Shark Tank, although a lot of the Sharks really tried to discourage Barbara Corcoran from making an offer.
Even though Dan Mackey was able to get an offer from Barbara Corcoran, it does not seem like Chill Soda was able to get off the ground. After doing some research on the internet, I could not find a single website that actually offered Chill Soda. All I could find was some information about how Dan Mackey appeared on Shark Tank, and how he was able to get an offer from Barbara Corcoran.
Chill Soda does have an official website, which is located at http://www.chillsoda.com. The website seems to be designed professionally, but all you can find on it is some information about the sodas and how Dan Mackey appeared on Shark Tank. There is a Buy Chill button, but the website does not offer any cans of Chill Soda yet. You could subscribe to a mailing list, in order to receive news about Chill Soda.
Dan Mackey appeared on Shark Tank in season one, which was in 2008/2009. This means that seven years have passed by and there are still no Chill Soda cans on the market. It is unfortunate to see that the soda did not make it, and will probably not appear in any stores or even in online retailers such as Amazon.