FMCG: JailHouseFire, Duchy Originals

JailHouseFire hot sauce comes in three varieties—Original, Smoke and No Escape—all made by inmates at the minimum-security jail from peppers grown right there onsite. What’s especially compelling is that rather than glossing over the product’s roots, the prisoners’ marketing of the sauce makes the most of its origins, with slogans like “So Lethal” and “Murder on Taste Buds.” Prices are USD 7 per 5-ounce bottle or USD 3 for a 1.5-ounce bottle of No Escape—which certainly sounds like it lends itself to smaller quantities. The sauces are currently available only online; all proceeds support inmate programs.

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Waitrose to bail out Duchy Originals
Duchy Originals, Prince Charles‘ struggling food company, is expected to announce a rescue deal led by the supermarket group Waitrose, according to reports. The organic food and farming company has seen profits slump from £1.53 million to £57,400 in a year as sales of its luxury food products have been hit by the recession. The Prince set up Duchy Originals in 1990 and named it after the Duchy of Cornwall estates, which are held in trust by the Prince of Wales.

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