Details You'll Want To Know About Shark Tank's Toast-It

The wait is finally over: Season 15 of "Shark Tank" is officially here. That's right, your Friday evenings can once again be spent curled up watching budding entrepreneurs attempt to land investment deals with the cunning Sharks. And, let's just say the season premiere, which aired on September 29, did not disappoint. From the low-calorie sweets of Gatsby Chocolate to pizza's new side piece, Pie Wine, Episode 1 saw a handful of companies make a splash in the Tank as passionate founders gave the business tycoons their best pitch. And with Episode 2 scheduled to air on October 6, a slew of innovative brands are set to take the dive, too, including the ready-to-eat Latin American staples of Toast-It.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the company was founded back in 2019 by two Venezuelan sisters — Coco and Mafe. After immigrating to the U.S. from Caracas, the pair soon found themselves missing their mother's home cooking, leading them to recreate some of their favorite dishes. On a mission to spread love for their culture and share their treasured foods with the world, Toast-It was soon born.

Toast-It makes ready-to-eat Latin staples

Watching the two sisters unveil Toast-It's line of Latin foods on "Shark Tank" is sure to leave any viewer salivating. And the star of the brand's ready-to-eat offerings is certainly arepas. Retailing for $49.99, they're available in a six-pack and feature five arepas per package. The delicious-looking patties are available in three varieties — cassava, chia flaxseed, and original — and they certainly appear to pack authentic Latin flavor. Popular in South American countries like Columbia and, of course, Venezuela, the thick, tortilla-like patties are traditionally made with cornmeal, and are nice and crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside. The bread is a popular breakfast dish; however, it can be eaten at any meal of the day.

Still hungry? Then you're in for a real treat because Toast-It also makes cassava and cheese bites. The frozen Pandebono Bites, which retail for $5.59, can be prepared in an air fryer or toaster oven for extra fast snacking. What's more, according to the brand's website, a new product is on the way. Inspired by the sisters' "beloved abuela," the Plantain Buñuelos are made from a cherished family recipe, and feature a flavorous combination of baked plantains and creamy white cheese.

The gluten-free products are made with clean ingredients

Without a doubt, the best thing about Toast-It's line of authentic Latin foods is that the frozen treats can be easily heated up in under 10 minutes — no cooking or messy dishes required. However, the second best thing is that the brand's products are made with people — and the planet — in mind. Made with "mucho amor," all of the products are made with clean ingredients, from the cassava root and white cornmeal in the yuca arepas to the tapioca starch and Himalayan pink salt in the Pandebono Bites.

And there's good news for those who have dietary restrictions: the entire range is also free from gluten, sugar, nuts, and preservatives — with the exception of the Plantain Buñuelos, which are naturally sweetened with monk fruit. And two of the Latina-owned company's products are even vegan-friendly: the Chia Flaxseed Arepas and the Original Arepas. 

Toast-It's products are already available in leading retailers

Wondering where you can get your hands on these tasty products? You can buy the company's scrumptious ready-to-heat arepas in the international frozen food sections of leading retailers like Publix, Winn-Dixie, and even Walmart. And, Toast-It's founders just revealed some major news: the arepas are also now available at Whole Foods. "We can't believe this! It is a dream come true and we are just beyond happy and excited to be closer and closer to you," the founders wrote on Instagram

It's important to note that, for now, it does look like Toast-It's products are currently only available in Southern states like Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. However, the good news is that although the Pandebono Bites are not currently available for sale online and can only be purchased in stores — you can easily snag the brand's frozen arepas on the company's website, too. Just pop them into an air fryer, toaster, or oven to heat and they're ready to be enjoyed.