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To think James Middleton's marshmallows are doomed?

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NightWanderer Tue 17-Jan-17 06:39:34

A friend (cough, cough) was reading in the Daily Mail that James Middleton is still trying to save his marshmallow business. If anyone doesn't know, they print out Instagram pictures onto marshmallows and sell them for 15 pounds for a box of 9.

They're marshmallows, sugar and gelatin. Who in their right mind would pay 15 pounds for 9 of them, even if they do have a photo on them?

I don't know why I'm so interested by the way. There is just something so WTF about the whole thing.

Apparently he already lost 1 million pounds through them. Does no one sit him down and say dude, it just isn't a good idea?

Here the DM link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4126498/Dragons-Den-pal-turns-Middleton-s-marshmallow-firm-around.html

Figgygal Tue 17-Jan-17 06:41:41

My friend had them once they are pretty fun but not sure who would pay that for a novelty item regularly

BootCampSucker Tue 17-Jan-17 06:58:09

YANBU. I also have a strange fascination with the concept of Boomf and cannot work out why anyone would ever think it likely to be a successful business.

CaoNiMa Tue 17-Jan-17 07:00:03

It's the classic "rich guy project".

BootCampSucker Tue 17-Jan-17 07:03:58

I'm also quite disappointed in Nick Jenkins as he is my weird crush who generally says what I'm thinking on DD (and therefore must be extremely clever wink).

Grindelwaldswand Tue 17-Jan-17 07:07:36

They look disgusting and sickly I wouldn't eat them if James paid me the £15 to take them off his hands grin god knows what chemicals are in them/printed on them

NightWanderer Tue 17-Jan-17 07:13:12

I'm so relieved people actually replied to this. grin I mean, I get it that sometimes businesses take a few goes before becoming successful, but I just can't see this one working EVER.

I think I read somewhere that Rob Kardashian's sock business isn't doing so well either.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 17-Jan-17 07:16:06

They are so cheap to make, how can he have invested and lost a mil?

Figgygal Tue 17-Jan-17 07:18:25

Googling rob kardashian sock business now

AllTheBabies Tue 17-Jan-17 07:18:59

Hasn't he been trying to save that business for about 3 years? You'd think at some point he'd give up!

Didn't he also have a doomed company that was something to do with cake?

TobleroneBoo Tue 17-Jan-17 07:26:32

They are being heavily advertising on Facebook, they have these "exploding" packages ( whether it's for the marshmallows or something else they may, i don't know) but it's been the sponsored post on my Facebook every day for about a month now

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 17-Jan-17 07:28:40

I didn't know that.

It could be fun for a baby shower or something similar. Why not? smile

stopfuckingshoutingatme Tue 17-Jan-17 07:29:45

I think about this shit too ! Will socialite and columnist Donna air dump him?

stopfuckingshoutingatme Tue 17-Jan-17 07:29:59

She likes em rich

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 17-Jan-17 07:30:02

Or just for some other celebration. Children's birthday? Bachelor party?

Is James Middleton the cute, bearded one?

CaoNiMa Tue 17-Jan-17 07:34:21

He has the look of a young Rasputin about him. I wouldn't trust him.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 17-Jan-17 07:40:00

Oh I don't know about the Rasputin connection...

I can imagine naming my cat Rasputin, but I can absolutely not imagine naming the poor thing Middleton.

TheCakes Tue 17-Jan-17 07:40:35

Why would you want a squishy, edible version of your kids/boyfriend/dog??
I'd rather have a picture for the mantelpiece and a pack of marshmallows to scoff.

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 17-Jan-17 07:40:54

CaoNiMa

Now I have to google whether he is the guy I think he is. Or whether I kind of accidentally switched his face with somebody else's face mentally.

FrancisCrawford Tue 17-Jan-17 07:44:44

That's more than £1.50 per marshmallow!

Does he realise that in the real world many people have to budget carefully?

If I was spending £1.50 on a single sweet I'd want something a damn sight more exciting than a marshmallow with a picture on it

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 17-Jan-17 07:46:50

Oh gosh! He's not the super cute one. He looks really weasely without the beard.

And ok with the beard. But then who is the cute guy I had confused him with?

CaoNiMa Tue 17-Jan-17 07:48:46

He just strikes me as a wrong 'un. I'm not even sure why. I think its his eyes. Sly.

(God, I'm turning into my mother and her "Never trust a man with a thin upper lip" kind of chat)

ArgyMargy Tue 17-Jan-17 07:51:56

I don't like marshmallows. Some years ago you could pay £5 for a cupcake in Selfridges food hall - no idea if you still can. It's perfectly possible to attach a value to a product that bears no relationship to the cost of the ingredients - it's called branding. Look at designer perfume for a prime example.

SittingDrinkingTea Tue 17-Jan-17 07:55:45

Does he realise that in the real world many people have to budget carefully?

I very much suspect he doesn't, hence thinking a business charging £15 for nine marshmallows could turn a profit.

Cosmicglitterpug Tue 17-Jan-17 07:59:36

He just strikes me as a wrong 'un. I'm not even sure why. I think its his eyes. Sly.

I was thinking he looked shifty.

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