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Old 12-21-2015, 10:39 PM
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:41 PM
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Big slabs of marshmallow with computer-generated photographs printed onto them? My first instinct is to laugh. I think that's a very peculiar thing to make and can't imagine why anyone would want one, but for all I know these things might be hugely popular in the UK. Are they? I assume he did some sort of market research before starting this business, but I just cannot see a big future in printed marshmallows.
Great to have marshmallows like that during this time of the year. One can put them on top a nice steamy cup of hot chocolate. Also, they would be great as gifts and during Valentine's Day.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:03 PM
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There are already packs of small white and coloured marshmallows available for snacking and hot-chocolate duty. I would prefer to use plain ones like that instead of cutting up a larger, printed, one. Would there really be a big market for Valentine's Day? Maybe there is and I just can't see it. I tend to underestimate the attraction of certain things that are hugely popular with the majority of the population on the basis that if I don't like them I don't understand why other people do. All those TV talent shows, for example.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:18 PM
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There are already packs of small white and coloured marshmallows available for snacking and hot-chocolate duty. I would prefer to use plain ones like that instead of cutting up a larger, printed, one. Would there really be a big market for Valentine's Day? Maybe there is and I just can't see it. I tend to underestimate the attraction of certain things that are hugely popular with the majority of the population on the basis that if I don't like them I don't understand why other people do. All those TV talent shows, for example.
Yes I know, but with boomf, you can personalize the marshmallows. It may seem silly, but it's creative. I'm sure James will continue to go on and do some more creative things in the future.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:29 PM
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They can also be customized with business logos, etc. A few corporate customers who want their logo for desserts/hot chocolate would go a long way to keeping a business with high margins and low overhead in good shape.

Think a hotel chain logo for breakfast/room service hot chocolate and desserts.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:33 AM
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Personalizing something sweet and edible isn't a new concept here. A lot of grocery store delis can make cakes with your pictures on them and there's a website to go to to personalize your M&Ms. With James doing marshmallows, I think that its a novel idea and there's not a shop like that on every street corner and I wish him well with it.

I do love marshmallows!
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:53 AM
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There are already packs of small white and coloured marshmallows available for snacking and hot-chocolate duty. I would prefer to use plain ones like that instead of cutting up a larger, printed, one. Would there really be a big market for Valentine's Day? Maybe there is and I just can't see it. I tend to underestimate the attraction of certain things that are hugely popular with the majority of the population on the basis that if I don't like them I don't understand why other people do. All those TV talent shows, for example.
I've seen a few proposals, them used in marketing or at buissness parties etc. It's not that odd. Cupcakes, cakes, cookies etc are already used in this way so it's not too odd.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:16 PM
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Personalizing something sweet and edible isn't a new concept here. A lot of grocery store delis can make cakes with your pictures on them and there's a website to go to to personalize your M&Ms. With James doing marshmallows, I think that its a novel idea and there's not a shop like that on every street corner and I wish him well with it.



I do love marshmallows!
My husband and I used the M&M site to get personalized M&Ms for our wedding favors. People loved it. I think marshmallows can work, as someone pointed out for corporate breakfast events, hotels and I would even imagine ski lodges. Not a bad idea and I hope for James' sake, it takes off.



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They’re new pap pics(below) of Pippa and James traveling to Antigua.

https://twitter.com/PippaStyle/statu...17419610181632

Some people are saying that it’s weird that Pippa and James are going on a tropical vacation by themselves. My theory is that it was suppose to be James and Donna going, just this year the couple had vacations in California and in the Bahamas, without the Middletons. But if you go to Donna’s IG account, it seems that in the last day or two, her maternal grandfather has died, and now she’s driving north to Newcastle to be with her family. I think Donna understandably backed out of the vacation and James was left with an extra ticket, so he gave it to Pippa. Just my theory, though.
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Pippa and James Middleton sail through empty Gatwick airport for Antigua getaway | Daily Mail Online
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They’re new pap pics(below) of Pippa and James traveling to Antigua.

https://twitter.com/PippaStyle/statu...17419610181632

Some people are saying that it’s weird that Pippa and James are going on a tropical vacation by themselves. My theory is that it was suppose to be James and Donna going, just this year the couple had vacations in California and in the Bahamas, without the Middletons. But if you go to Donna’s IG account, it seems that in the last day or two, her maternal grandfather has died, and now she’s driving north to Newcastle to be with her family. I think Donna understandably backed out of the vacation and James was left with an extra ticket, so he gave it to Pippa. Just my theory, though.
I don't get what's so wierd though? I hope I will go on vacations with my sister in the future as well. Is it because they're male and female or what?
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I don't get what's so wierd though? I hope I will go on vacations with my sister in the future as well. Is it because they're male and female or what?
I don't understand why it would be "weird." My sister is joining my family this summer on vacation, but she and I have also traveled together as a pair.

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They’re new pap pics(below) of Pippa and James traveling to Antigua.

https://twitter.com/PippaStyle/statu...17419610181632

Some people are saying that it’s weird that Pippa and James are going on a tropical vacation by themselves. My theory is that it was suppose to be James and Donna going, just this year the couple had vacations in California and in the Bahamas, without the Middletons. But if you go to Donna’s IG account, it seems that in the last day or two, her maternal grandfather has died, and now she’s driving north to Newcastle to be with her family. I think Donna understandably backed out of the vacation and James was left with an extra ticket, so he gave it to Pippa. Just my theory, though.
That makes sense that he'd offer the ticket to his sister since Donna will be with her family.
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:45 PM
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James Middleton's marshmallow business has been in the press in England on numerous occasions for losing money allegedly. There was also a review which said the marshmallows had poor ingredients and did not taste pleasant. I do not know. I am just stating what I have read in the press.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:26 PM
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James Middleton's marshmallow business has been in the press in England on numerous occasions for losing money allegedly. There was also a review which said the marshmallows had poor ingredients and did not taste pleasant. I do not know. I am just stating what I have read in the press.
Well, since he's still a startup it would be wierd if he was making money. Most buissnesses go back for At LEAST 5 years after starting... So I wouldn't read too much into that.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:22 PM
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That makes sense that he'd offer the ticket to his sister since Donna will be with her family.

Yes, confirmation that her grandfather had his funeral on January 30th. Here’s the obituary.

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I think this marshmallow thing is ridiculous, if he couldn't get people to buy his cakes why would your next step be marshmallows. All the companies I know who sell customized food do so while bringing in money from a bigger source; you can request customized cakes and other sweets but that is not what the company is known for; M&M can customize their candies is asked but their main focus is the regular candy. I don't see a large marker for marshmallows with faces printed on them.
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Oh, thank goodness! It's not just me.
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Oh, thank goodness! It's not just me.
Nope, I also think it is a rather ridiculous idea
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It looks like Donna has now made the trip to the Caribbean based on her IG post. I'm glad she had a chance to mourn her grandfather but I'm sure James missed her presence for the first half of the trip.
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Pippa and James Middleton bid goodbye to the sunshine of St Barts as they hop on private jet after week-long break | Daily Mail Online
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