A week ago, we picked out some of your favourite celebrities’ names (Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, etc.) that have got some pretty interesting side jobs. Now, let’s take a look at some popular icons who are not only internationally famous, they’ve also got their own brand of food/drinks.

You wouldn’t have imagined these in your wildest dreams:

50 Cent


In 2007, after becoming a shareholder, 50 Cent worked with Glacéau to create a new grape-flavoured variant of VitaminWater. The drink was officially named “Formula 50” and they also got the rapper to personally endorse the flavour.

Maria Sharapova

In 2012, tennis sensation Maria Sharapova launched her own line of candy, “Sugarpova”. A portion of every purchase is given to the Maria Sharapova Foundation for helping children across the world achieve their dreams.

Marilyn Manson


Marilyn Manson Mansinthe


Developed for two years before its official launch in 2007 (he wanted to make it perfect, see), “Mansinthe” is the signature brand of absinthe developed by Marilyn Manson. Not only did he have a big part in the overall creation of the drink, he also painted the picture on the bottle.

Katy Perry

Just last year, pop superstar Katy Perry was made the new face of “Popchips”. But last month, she surprised us further when she announced her signature addition to the brand. What is it called? “Katy’s Kettle Corn”. She even added a pink and purple spotlight and a heart dotting the Popchips’ “I”!


Nelly co-owns this non-carbonated energy drink which was inspired by his song, “Pimp Juice”. Yeah. We don’t even-..

Mr T

The “Mr. T cereal” wasn’t sold here(where we are) but it was a smart move by Quaker to capitalize on the success of actor/wrestler Laurence Tureaud. Ah, this definitely takes us back to the simpler times in the 80s when weekends were filled with nothing but morning cartoons.


Not only is he an artiste, he is also the co-founder of his own record label, “Disturbing tha Peace” but his success doesn’t stop there. In 2010, Ludacris announced that he was launching his very own brand of liquor, “Conjure Cognac“. By 2011, Conjure was celebrating great sales, shipping about 100,000 cases in just one year.

Like what you see? Do you know of any other celebrity that owns F&B brands that you think we should know about or feature? Leave us a note in the comments box below!

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