When it comes to food obsessions, celebrities aren't shy about putting their money where their mouths are. From pudding to chicken, here are nine food products backed by passionate celebs, and we aren't just talking about advertising endorsements. These brands are fueled by star power all the way.
Heidi Klum’s Fruit Flirtations
Did you know that the model turned TV host and businesswoman has her own brand of chewy gummy snacks? Round, colorful and adorned with small jolly faces, Fruit Flirtations are packaged in a plastic bag clad with a painted picture of...who else?
Dwight Yoakam’s Chicken Lickin’s Chicken Fries
Sometimes country star Dwight Yoakam likes to sing a different tune; enter Dwight Yoakam's Chicken Lickin’s Chicken Fries. Fans of the frozen all-white chicken tenders, shaped like French fries, can just pop them in the microwave for an instant hit. PS You can also find Dwight Yoakam's Chicken Lickin's Buffalo Bites, Lanky Links, Pizza Fries and more.
Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pies
A little sweet potato and butter have gone a long way for Patti LaBelle. The singer and entrepreneur’s namesake sweet potato pies are so in-demand that multinational retailer Walmart can hardly keep up. Photo courtesy of Patti Labelle's Sweet Potato Pie Facebook.
Sylvester Stallone’s Fitness Products
About a decade ago, Sylvester Stallone launched a High Protein Pudding, which got off to a rocky start due to an infringement lawsuit filed against the company. Meanwhile, he also partnered with GNC on the Instone line of nutritional products aimed at body-builders and athletes. Do they work? We can't say, but perhaps the proof is in the pudding.
Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova
Professional tennis player Maria Sharapova has her own confectionery affiliation: Sugarpova. The roster of candies includes gummies, gumballs and soft chews. There’s also a line of matching jewelry, in case you too want to be "cute but fierce."
Kenny Rogers Roasters
Lots of celebrities own restaurants now, but Kenny Rogers took an early gamble on a chicken place back in 1991, and it paid off. Plus, it's a chain, not just a single measly restaurant. Today, you can score the country musician’s juicy birds at Kenny Rogers Roasters locations from California to Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of Kenny Rogers Roasters Facebook.
Demi Moore, Happy Family
Acting is not Demi Moore’s only line of work. The star was an early investor, along with Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in Happy Family baby food. Moore and Kiedis weren’t alone in backing the organic eats for kids, which include everything from from multi-grain cereal to purple carrot and blueberry puffs. Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio served on the company's board of advisors in 2011.
Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Dog Food
TV chef Rachael Ray's fame extends well beyond mere humans. She also hawks her own brand of gourmet dog kibble, Nutrish Dog Food, made without artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Bonus: A portion of sales is donated to animal welfare organizations.
Nolan Ryan’s Texas Beef
Major League Baseball alum Nolan Ryan has gone from the ballpark to the cattle ranch with a line of grass-fed, all-natural beef products called Nolan Ryan’s Texas Beef. The former Texas Rangers pitcher guarantees a win with meaty offerings like steaks, ground chuck, roast and London broil. Photo courtesy of Nolan Ryan Texas Beef Facebook.
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