SINGAPORE - Celebrities have lent their names to perfumes, sporting equipment, guitars and, of course, causes.
But Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has her own line of candy called Sugarpova, made in a factory she started in 2012. Part of the proceeds go to The Maria Sharapova Foundation "for helping children across the world achieve their dreams".
I guess having a sweet tooth is no big deal if you are a fighting fit tennis player. The rest of us will have to watch it, not least because the candies are addictive.
Sugarpova boasts a wide range, but the ones I really like are the sour versions.
The chewy Quirky ones have a rainbow-coloured layer of sour candy and a marshmallow core. It takes some getting used to that chewiness, but you might as well get some sort of a workout while eating sugar.
Both the Sassy Sour and Flirty Sour, I'd happily take to the movies or on long plane rides.
Sassy is filled with fruit- shaped gummy candies. The watermelon and lemon ones are especially good, and the banana ones do not taste too fake.
Flirty Sours have lip-, star- and heart-shaped candies with berry and citrus flavours. They are the most sour of the lot and the best of the three.
Sugarpova gummy candy, $7.50 for a 142g bag, from Robinsons Orchard, 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, tel: 6735-8838, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily
This article was first published on Oct 5, 2014.
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