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Here's What Happened To Probiotic Maker After Shark Tank
By TAYLOR HUANG

Merrick Maxfield presented the Probiotic Maker on Episode 19 Season 12 of “Shark Tank,” which aired on April 2, 2021. Maxfield pitched for an investment of $150,000 for 7% equity in his at-home yogurt maker, but was rejected over safety concerns and the declining popularity of yogurt.

Today, Maxfield is still in business, churning out contaminant-free yogurt with the Probiotic Maker. Although there's no current sales information regarding the product and Maxfield's company, per "Shark Tank," consumers are purchasing it for its user-friendliness and efficiency.

Maxfield originally launched the product in 2016 to cut the continued costs of purchasing yogurt for his own family. The Probiotic Maker is a heating pad that can easily heat different milk containers and varieties. A mixture of different probiotic strains is added to the milk, and the device thickens the milk to yogurt overnight.