Princess Diana’s hair at your breakfast table? UK company sells jam made with royal hairBy AP
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Royal hair: Jam made from Princess Di’s hair
LONDON — The royal hair? Jam made from one of Princess Diana’s hairs has been selling strong at an art exhibition in London.
Sam Bompas, who founded catering company Bompas and Parr, says a tiny speck of the late princess of Wales’ hair has been infused with gin, then combined with milk and sugar to make the preserve, which tastes like condensed milk.
Bompas says he bought the hair off eBay for $10 from a U.S. dealer who collects celebrity hair.
He said Sunday that the product, called “occult jam,” aims to provoke people into thinking about food marketing and what they eat.
The jam is an exhibit at a surrealist art show at the Barbican Art Gallery and in the first week 500 of the 5-pound ($7.60) jars have been sold.
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