10 celebrities who decided delving into the food and drink industry was a good idea

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Editor 30th June 2015
What business should you delve into when singing, acting or sport doesn’t deliver enough fame? Well, many celebrities are invading the catering industry to boost their publicity. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Mr T cereal, celebrities all over the place are giving food and drink a go. Let’s look at the top ten foods, drinks and services that celebrities (with nothing to do with food) have provided us with. Gwyneth Platrow’s 3 Green Hearts.The Pregnancy Project event, New York, America - 05 Oct 2012 Gwyneth is notoriously known for her dissatisfaction with processed foods, so it may come as a surprise to see her face behind a new range of ready meals. But obviously, her meals aren’t the typical unhealthy rubbish that you can pick up cheap from the supermarket. No. Gwyneth has teamed up with fitness trainer Tracy Anderson to launch 3 Green Hearts. The gluten-free, organic ready meals can be purchased from Tracy Anderson’s fitness studios. Brad & AngelinaBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Miraval Rose wine. Swapping acting for winemaking may not seem like a natural career move, but it certainly appears to be the most recent choice for Brad and Angelina. With the help of winemaker Marc Perrin, Brad and Angelina launched 2014 Miraval Rose earlier this year with restricted availability. The rosé wine was produced at the vineyard at the couple’s estate in France. Beyonce’s 22 Day Nutrition Many women around the world desire Beyonce’s figure so, like numerous other celebrities, she has Beyonce foodtaken time out of her busy schedule to launch a diet programme. The singer has teamed up with trainer Marco Borges to launch a 22-day vegan meal plan called 22 Days Nutrition.  The diet focuses on plant-based foods, which can be delivered to your home. Cindy Crawford’s Cindy’s Essentials American model Cindy Crawford has also launched a meal plan and delivery service. Cindy CrawfordYou’re probably thinking that introducing products to the food industry isn’t part of a model’s job description. And, you’d be right. Nevertheless, Cindy has worked with Neka Pasquale, founder of Urban Remedy, to launch an organic meal plan and delivery service. Cindy’s Essentials offers juices, shakes, snacks and meals. Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpovasugarpova When being ranked fourth in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, a pink tennis ball-shaped gumball might just do the trick. The Russian tennis sensation has recently launched a collection of classic sweets with a twist. Sugarpova offers gifts sets and individual packets of assorted shaped sweets, including tennis ball gumballs, jelly shoes, lips and cars. Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka Crystal Head vodkaDan Aykroyd appears on our screens every time we watch Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers or Trading Place. Now though, he is trying to get behind the glass door of our alcohol cabinets. With an ABV of 40%, 70cl of Crystal Head vodka can be bought for just less than £40. Joe Perry’s saucesJoe Perry BBQ sauce Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has decided to step away from the guitar and take a different approach to rocking our worlds. Despite his lack of experience in the catering industry, he’s now interested in entertaining our taste buds. Joe has launched two table sauces that are available online. The flavours include an Original BBQ sauce and Boneyard Brew Sauce, which is slightly spiced and smoky. Ludacris’ Conjure Cognac ConjureAmerican rapper Ludacris has gifted us with his very own brand of Cognac, Conjure. Chris (Ludacris) Bridges teamed up with Kim Birkedal Hartmann, owner of the cognac house Birkedal Hartmann, to create Conjure Cognac. Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl cocktails Like so many other celebrities Bethenny Frankel is trying to help us non-celebs cut down on the calories. But how many more low-fat products can we take from celebrities who have nothing to do with food and drink? Skinny girl The American reality television star has assisted the launch a variety of vodkas and wines to help people make low calorie cocktails. The company also offer ten ready-to-sell cocktails. Mr T breakfast Cereal What kind of list would this be without Mr. T breakfast cereal? Renowned for being incredibly similar to Cap’n Crunch, except with ‘T’ shaped bits, Mr.T cereal was a popular choice during the 80s, but has since been discontinued. It even came with it's own cheesy oh-so-80s advert: By Abbie Cattano

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 30th June 2015

10 celebrities who decided delving into the food and drink industry was a good idea