From Kris Jenner to Chrissy Teigen: All the Celebrities Who Received a Jar of Meghan Markle’s Jam

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is delving into a delectable venture: crafting jams. Recently, Meghan’s circle of celebrity and influencer friends received elegant packages of her freshly launched American Riviera Orchard jams.

The charming packaging exudes the essence of high-quality homemade delights, adorned with the American Riviera Orchard crest and logo, reportedly calligraphed by the former “Suits” star herself.

Meghan Markle gifted her homemade jam to a select group of celebrity pals. Credit: Getty/Instagram.
Meghan Markle gifted her homemade jam to a select group of celebrity pals. Credit: Getty/Instagram.

According to their Instagram posts, a total of 50 jars were dispatched, each meticulously numbered in exquisite handwriting.

Mindy Kaling, who crossed paths with Prince Harry at the BetterUp Uplift Summit in San Francisco, proudly displayed jar number 19 on her Instagram Stories, nestled amidst a bowl of vibrant lemons, captioning it “Obsessed” and tagging the American Riviera Orchard Instagram page.

Comedian Mindy Kaling said she's "obsessed" with the fruity spread. Credit Instagram.
Comedian Mindy Kaling said she’s “obsessed” with the fruity spread. Credit Instagram.


Tracee Ellis Ross shared a glimpse of her jar marked “21 out of 50” on her Instagram Stories. Accompanying her goodies was an envelope featuring her name in graceful calligraphy, reminiscent of the American Riviera Orchard logo on the jars.

After mingling with Meghan at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida, Delfina Balquier, wife of Prince Harry’s polo-playing friend Nacho Figueras, delightedly shared snapshots of her sampling jar number 10 of the jam, expressing, “Strawberry 🍓jam makes me happy.”

Nacho Figueras himself expressed his love for jar #10’s jam on April 18, posting on Instagram, “Did I tell you I love your jam?”

Kelly McKee Zajfen, seen in recent photos with Meghan and Abigail Spencer, received jar 3, joyfully posing with it in a basket of lemons on Instagram, expressing her pride, “Ohhhhh Just a taste of what’s to come!!! So proud of you M.”

Tracy Robbins, recipient of jar #17, was among the first to celebrate the product on her Instagram Stories on April 15. “Thank you for the delicious basket!” she expressed. “I absolutely love this jam so not sure I’m sharing with anyone.”

Abigail Spencer, Meghan’s former “Suits” co-star, shared affectionate photos with jar “6 out of 50” on April 21, captioning them, “This jam is my jam. A delicious taste of what’s to come indeed… love you so M,” accompanied by a cameo from a beagle, possibly one of Meghan and Prince Harry’s pets.

Kaling share a snap of the jam online. Credit: Instagram.
Kaling shared a snap of the jam online. Credit: Instagram.

Chrissy Teigen showcased her enthusiasm on April 24, sharing an Instagram video featuring the American Riviera Orchard jam, set to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Jamming,” as she made sandwiches for her family, holding up jar #20.

Kris Jenner showed her support by sharing a photo of jar #13, complete with an envelope featuring her name in Meghan’s signature calligraphy.

Garcelle Beauvais, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” shared a glimpse of jar #18 on April 26, captioning it simply, “Sweetness.”

In addition to jams and other delectable treats, Meghan has filed trademark applications for exclusive rights to sell various products under the American Riviera Orchard name. These include pet products, cosmetics, home décor, stationery, linens, and more.

The arrival of American Riviera Orchard has been teased on social media since March, accompanied by a retro-style short film featuring Meghan in the kitchen. A search for the brand’s US trademark application indicates plans to offer various lifestyle goods, including cookbooks, homewares, and food products like marmalades and jams.

Strawberry jams, reminiscent of those sent to Meghan’s friends, mark the brand’s inaugural launch. The logo also bears the inscription “Montecito,” hinting at possible local sourcing from the upscale California region, where the Sussexes have resided since stepping back from the British Royal Family.

While Harry and Meghan have distanced themselves from their royal ties, their new product line maintains a British connection, appealing to customers intrigued by British culture. From the crest logo to the introduction of homemade jam — an English staple — the brand targets those fascinated by the British way of life.

Transitioning from their roles as working royals, the couple positions themselves as lifestyle icons. Meghan’s upcoming Netflix show, celebrating cooking, gardening, entertaining, and friendship, hints at potential tie-ins with American Riviera Orchard, promising a sweet future for the Sussexes’ latest venture.

Jennifer Ariesta

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