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Princess Diana's Hair Made Into Jelly

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Princess Diana has always been the subject of news and even after her untimely demise, we continue to remember her in some way or the other. Very recently jelly made from her hair has been sold for 5 pounds in the UK. Princess Diana’s hair made into jelly has hit the headlines after this incident.


This special jam was made using just a ‘speck’ of her hair which was purchased on eBay by a US dealer. Makers Bompas & Parr was responsible for developing the preserve for a very surrealist exhibition which was held at the famous London's Barbican. It was sold off, just within days for 5 pounds. It is now believed that this jam shall hit leading supermarket shelves after top retailers have shown their keen interest in stocking it.


A lot of speculation is going around, as why should anyone buy such a product. John Berry who is an active member of the popular Diana Circle which honours the memory of the Princess, mentions that why would anyone actually buy such a ‘sick’product? She has been quoted as  "These guys are obviously just trying to make money out of Diana's name. It's ridiculous. What would William and Harry think?"


Sam Bompas, who is the co-founder of this (now) much publicized catering, said: "It started out as jam as art, taking something very mundane and turning it into something fun which tastes good.”The milk jam takes a speck of Princess Diana's hair and infuses it in gin before it is turned into jam with milk and sugar. We got the hair off eBay. There's a chap in the States who buys up celebrity hair, then cuts it up into small pieces and sells it on. At the moment we are only selling it through the Barbican but I am speaking to a couple of really big retailers’’


He also mentions that "The idea behind it was to give people a little bit more than the pot of jam they normally have at the breakfast table. We chose Princess Diana because she has a real resonance. She's one of those interesting, vivacious figures in contemporary culture like Kennedy. She's also very universal. Some people might view it as a bit sick but that's the point of it, in a way’’ Bombass adds "Hopefully it's provocative enough for people to ask themselves what they are actually putting in their mouths,"

This jam has already been publicized a lot and it is evident that the first few packs will be sold out, just out of curiosity rather than finding how the jam is going to taste and knowing about its flavor. We need to wait and watch how buyers react to this jam and if their love for Princess Diana makes them purchase this jam – or would it be a product which shall help to keep the memories of the loving lady, alive in the hearts and soul of every food lover.


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Princess Diana's Hair Made Into Jelly