This week on Shark Tank, viewers will get to meet a mother-daughter duo from Washington, D.C. that run a business called Soupergirl. These two are passionate about healthy vegan soups and providing nutrition for the nation.
The company is founded by Soupergirl Sara Polon, a former stand up comedian turned soup-maker. The company’s website explains that Sara was inspired by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. She decided to get involved in the food movement, turning her passion for food into a soup company. She’s joined by her mom, Soupermom, Marilyn Polon. She has experience in the kitchen, cooking fresh and delicious foods.
“Our food system is broken. We’re trying to fix it. Soupergirl believes in real, responsible food. We support our local farming community. We compost. We use wind energy. We treat our staff respectfully and ask the same of our vendors. We cook healthfully and our soups are plant-based,” the vision on their website reads.
“What does this long and growing list of endeavors mean? The planet wins. The consumer wins. The community wins. The farmers win. The laborers win. That’s a lot of winning. As we grow, we believe we can inspire even bigger changes. One spoonful at a time.”
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The girls chose to focus on soup for a simple reason. It’s a complete meal in a single bowl, making it easier to transport, reheat and is a staple comfort food for many. Plus, it’s an adaptable food that works in many seasons, as you can make hearty warm soups for winter, but cold spicy gazpacho for the warmer summer months. Plus, soups allow them to use fresh and local ingredients.
People who are interested in Soupergirl can go on the company’s website and learn more about their Souper meal plan. You can get the product delivered right to your door. To begin, you simply plug in your area code and pick the soups you want. You can pick soups you know you’d like, or select their pre-designed meal program, allowing you to try new soups.
Users can choose between a classic 20-pack program or go for a mini 12-pack option. Overall, the cost per meal is about $7.50. The website offers no description on whether this includes overall costs, including shipping and taxes.
Shark Tank airs on Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.