Duchess Meghan sent ARO raspberry jam & dog biscuits to Nacho Figueras

It’s been more than a month since a celebrity posted their American Riviera Orchard jam-baskets from the Duchess of Sussex. Those jam-baskets went out throughout April, then they stopped when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had other things on their plate – Harry went to London for an Invictus service, then Harry and Meghan went to Nigeria for a “quasi-royal tour.” Since all of that happened in May, it’s been pretty quiet in the royal court of Montecito. I have been waiting and hoping for a real American Riviera Orchard launch, to the point where I’ve wondered if Meghan hit pause because of all of the shenanigans across the pond.

Well, that all changed this weekend, when Nacho Figueras suddenly posted some new ARO products on his Instagram Stories. It looks like Meghan didn’t just make strawberry jam, she also made raspberry jam and fancy dog biscuits. She sent jars of both to Nacho and Delfina, and Nacho was the one who posted them. Nacho and Delfina are ride-or-die for Meghan. Nacho really is the brother Harry never had.

Anyway, are we ever going to be able to buy any of this stuff? I want to buy jam which will bring down the monarchy! I want to taste a jam flavored with the tears of the British royalists. I also hope Meghan remembers that cats need treats too!

Photos courtesy of Cover Images, Nacho’s IG.

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  1. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    My wallet and I are anxiously awaiting the official launch of ARO!!

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Me too! I was certain something would launch before the end of May. Please take our money, Madame Duchess!

      Also wanted to mention Nacho’s dog is a natural supermodel. So elegant!

    • TheFarmer'sWife says:

      Meanwhile, in Canada, some of us are also waiting for jam—any chance of apricot, Duchess? I’d prefer if the jam did not include the salty tears of those realizing what a mistake it was to push H&M off the island. Regret can be a bitter lesson, best served cold on unbuttered toast with mushy peas.

  2. Uh oh let the how dare she upstage our darling English rose with this. She must have forced poor Nacho to do this! Yes don’t forget the kitties they have treat needs too. Can’t wait to order some jam.

    • Wagiman says:

      The fail reported on dog biscuits and ranted about dog biscuits upstaging Katiekins. You can’t make their stupidity up.

      • equality says:

        If you can be upstaged by a dog biscuit, you should just stay home.

      • Dee(2) says:

        If the verifiable first appearance in half a year of someone, who is supposedly globally beloved, was away fighting cancer, and who cheered an entire nation by waving for 20 minutes with her also previously missing kids was upstaged by an Instagram post of dog biscuits from another country, it’s not the dog biscuits. The BM really have to come to terms with the fact that the BRF are just not as important as they report. Just because they keep saying stuff does it make it true.

      • Wagiman says:

        Dee, exactly.. That’s why it’s so funny!

      • Iolanthe says:

        “If you can be upstaged by a dog biscuit , you should just stay home ” . @Equality. A truer word was never spoken. An ocean away ,living their own lives and doing something wholesome ..and they still can’t stop breathing down their necks . I wish Meghan would restart her social media pages with millions of followers. I dont now why they care how something looks or how these people react .

      • aftershocks says:

        Right. We don’t know when Meg sent Nacho & Delfina the raspberry jam and dog treats. Note that this jam jar is “2 of 2.” Meg could have gifted them with these additional ARO delicacies at any point in time, not necessarily within the last few days. Plus, I will bet that neither H&M nor their Figueras ride-or-die friends are paying any attention to the sad gilded cage sopping wet soap opera boring people to death over on salty isle. 🙄 😴

      • aftershocks says:

        @Iolanthe: “I wish Meghan would restart her social media pages… I don’t [k]now why they care how something looks or how these people react.”

        What exactly do you mean, though? Your wish is not Meghan’s command. Meghan and Harry are going to do what makes the best sense for them and their lives. The rest of us, haters and supporters alike can just chill and take care of our own business. Let H&M take care of what they are doing bts in Montecito, where “there are NO leaks.” We have no control over and no right to police or to obsess over the lives and activities of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

        You are the one making assumptions about H&M’s thoughts and personal reactions to the ongoing royal family and rota drama. H&M have already stated why they are not on social media. Meghan tested the waters with one soft launch IG story about her ARO brand. And look at the craziness that ensued and all the copycat IG accounts that cropped up and were deluged with hater nonsense. And the copycat entity that immediately tried to sell ARO products online, while pretending to be the real deal. It stands to reason why Meghan would pull back and confer with attorneys and advisors about preventing such grifters and haters from trying to destroy her new venture before she even releases anything publicly.

        For all we know, Meg may ultimately decide not to do anything on Instagram again in the near future, due to the utter madness. 😢 That is our loss, and we as supporters need to accept that H&M can not always operate as freely and openly as they might like. To protect their brand and their sanity, the Sussexes tread very carefully, out of necessity.

        Meghan may not market any jam publicly. She may end up simply launching the cooking and lifestyle show on Netflix and then offer tie-ins via that platform instead of trying to do anything on Instagram in the current environment. A rush to buy her jams could crash any website she sets up with loads of people clamoring for first dibs, eh. How could she even keep up with the overwrought demand that would ensue?! We may have to make our own jam from Meghan’s recipe, provided by her in another best-selling cookbook. 🤌🏽

    • Izzy says:

      Honestly, if they did time it this way deliberately, I love that for them. I love the idea of them being that petty without having to say a single word to the press.

      But I AM petty, so I would like it.

      • Christine says:

        If nothing else, Nacho is this petty, and I am here for it, all of the way. FFS, the Sussexes have been brutalized by the royal family and British media, daily, for nearing a decade. I have lost any sort of grace I once had for that family.

    • Monlette says:

      Quite ironic considering the day was suppose to be about King Charles.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        No one told the fail or telegraph apparently. They have been beside themselves! Mean Instagram dog biscuits upstaging “cancer-stricken” Kate’s return!

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        There would be no issue of “Princess Meghan upstaging” anyone on Salty Island if the royalists over there would keep the Sussexes names out of their mouths. Their drama and misery is of their own making.

        I hope ARO opens soon, so that the Richards are reduced to comparing sales figures for Shiny Hat Cluck’s jams versus those of Princess Meghan Adetokunbo, Ada Mazi, Omu of Arochukwu Ancient Kingdom.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      @equality don’t say that, because she will stay home 💯 lol

  3. Dee(2) says:

    She may just be sending small gifts to her friends with the branding of the company, that she really doesn’t have any intention on mass producing but just wants to keep the name out there. But yeah I would love to see what the product list is going to be soon. Also, if the British media is complaining about this it’s because they’re obsessed with Harry and Meghan and decided to write numerous articles about stealing the spotlight or whatever nonsense of the day they’ve concocted to explain how the entire world not prioritizing the BRF is somehow shocking and inappropriate.

    • Wagiman says:

      Exactly.. Gifts to friends. My thought too

    • acha says:

      I am extremely glad that Meghan makes a point of not telling her friends, “here’s a list of dates where you can’t post anything about me because Salt Island will have a fit.”

      If she policed them in this way, it would mean she cares what Salt Island does.

      And she doesn’t, which is 100% excellent.

  4. Hypocrisy says:

    This👉🏼 “I want to buy jam which will bring down the monarchy! I want to taste a jam flavored with the tears of the British royalists!”
    Can’t wait to place my order and contribute to their downfall. The timing for Nachos post was perfection🙌🏼.. I think his post got more views, likes and shares than that birthday party thing did. (Love that the slimmed down Monarchy got the slimmed down crowds with more protestors than supporters.) I’m beginning to believe the 🌞 Sun only shines on Prince Harry’s events in that country, love that it rained on their parade.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    The British press is crying about Meghan trying to upstage Kate’s return by “launching two new products” hours before Trooping. At this point I think Meghan is actually trolling the British press and I believe if Nacho hadn’t posted this the DM would have published “exclusive” photos of Meghan out and about in Montecito while Trooping was going on. She can take as much time as she wants with this, I’ll be there when the real launch happens.

    • Debbie says:

      You and me both, @Amy Bee.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Hear, hear!

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      And she wasn’t even launching them, a friend, who lives in Argentina, a country where they probably have not heard of Trooping the Colour being a date exclusively for Kate Middleton, posted to his social media.

      These people are ridiculous.m

      I’m afraid she isn’t mass producing these things but rather will show us how to make them via her cooking show. I want those dog biscuits!

      • BeanieBean says:

        Well, exactly! The timing of Nacho’s post–which wasn’t ‘timed’ at all–has nothing to do with Meghan, nothing to do with Kate, nothing to do with Trooping. The guy is quite active on social media & he posted the jam & dog biscuits received from a friend. (I hope he put some of that jam on a biscuit for his lovely dog.). It’s the Fail that’s making it somehow a big hoo-ha ‘upstaging’ Kate; that’s all their creation. It’s got nothing to do with Meghan.

      • aftershocks says:

        @WithTheAmerican: “I’m afraid she isn’t mass producing these things but rather will show us how to make them via her cooking show…”

        My thoughts exactly. 💯 Join the Meg on Netflix avid cooking club fans! Duchess Meghan’s cooking and lifestyle show is already #1 even before a single episode airs. 😊🥰

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Amy Bee, did the bm forget that no one knew that Bone Idle would be in attendance until the day before? Meghan is just going about her business. It’s truly unfortunate that Bone Idle doesn’t have any business to attend.

      I now wonder if this was all a way to get the interest up the way it is with M&H when they’re not seen for some time and then launch something or attend something. I guess no one told the brf not to lie to the masses if this is what they were doing. I understand why people are angry about saying she has cancer, and then she’s recovering, and then she can’t appear until she has her Dr’s okay. Gosh, is it any wonder why people thought she was still recovering?

  6. Lia says:

    Omg, I really love that Meghan gave away homemade dog biscuits!

    But I really wonder who is actually advising her on marketing. I don’t really understand why there was a kind of hard launch and then suddenly radio silence. That plays right into the hands of the haters who say it went wrong. And normally I don’t think it’s a bad idea if Meghan wants the post to be at the trooping, I don’t think Harry and Meghan are playing the same game as the Windsors, they surely don’t care, but what I really don’t understand is that after a month of radio silence she/nacho has to post again exactly when Kate shows up after half a year. I don’t think Meghan did that to distract from the trooping, but what was she thinking? I find it a bit strange and know she has no ulterior motives.

    • Dee(2) says:

      I think she’s just taking her time. There’s a lot of things that are introduced then we don’t get the product for months, concert tours, movies, clothing lines, haircare and beauty line launches and people don’t lose interest in attending or purchasing because we get sporadic reminders until we can purchase or attend directly. I think excitement and purchasing and interacting with Meghan produced products sometimes makes us forget that she’s not really operating outside of norms. Everything for her and Harry is just so heightened that expectations sometimes feel a little skewed to me.

      • HAIL says:

        I agree that the expectations placed on H&M are skewed and unreasonably high but in this case, the critiques are valid. Not all businesses are the same but the marketing campaign for ARO has been unexpectedly sloppy. It’s okay to point of how bizarre it is to halt a month-long marketing campaign only to pick up almost 2 months later. It’s also not guaranteed that the excitement and momentum will still be there when ARO is finally launched. The follower count on instagram was stagnant for a month and has recently started going down but he thousands. We’ve seen what happens when celebs wait too long to release their projects or have sloppy rollouts (E.g, Normani). I’m still hopeful that we will get a proper rollout and that I’m just overestimating things.

      • Dee(2) says:

        I don’t think it’s bizarre if the people attached were still out doing other things. She announced ARO in what March, April? Set up the Instagram, rolled out some stuff to her friends who posted and then she went to Nigeria, and now it’s mid June and they are doing stuff again. I don’t think that’s comparable to someone who releases a hit song and then waits 5 years to release an album. Also even in that case normani had issues with her mom, issues with her record company, and her contract that she was dealing with behind the scenes too so I think that’s actually more evidence that things take time and you’re not always aware of what’s going on. But I would say just look at the rollout of Rare Beauty, Fenty, Cecred, they didn’t announce them in September and the were available at Sephora in November. If it’s December and there’s nothing released, Instagram updates then yeah time for a rebrand. I just think this is another case of the ” why aren’t they releasing anything for Netflix”

      • Proud Mary says:

        Liz, what exactly was the timeline surrounding the lunch of Charles Jam? For that matter do you remember anything about how Gwyneth Paltrows Goop was launched? Please forgive but your ranting mimicks the usual jealous hyperbolic reaction to all things Meghan. Take a breath; if ARO’s lunch isn’t up ur alley, perhaps there’s a princess botox balcony outing that suits you?

    • Jais says:

      What was she thinking? Probably that raspberry is a delicious jam flavor and that very good boys deserve dog biscuits.

    • Kokiri says:

      I Hope she had ulterior motivates.

      I’m all for it. Show just how little impact Kate really has.

      Kate deserves it.

    • Amy Bee says:

      That the haters will help to promote her brand? Which they have.

    • Julia says:

      Firstly Meghan didn’t post anything Nacho did on his instagram stories. He just wanted to share to delicious goodies he received with his followers. Do you honestly think Nacho a man from Argentina knows about trooping or follows royal news. Posting jam and dog treats has nothing to do with the British monarchy. Not everything is for PR. Many brands tease their launch and then don’t appear for a 6 months to year. It is possible it may launch in the autumn to coincide with the cooking show to maximise reach.

    • Kingston says:

      @Lia Seriously, u sound so confused and confusing with ur contradictory sentences.

      PS: did u see the aphorism that Nacho posted along wth the pix?

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I mean, she doesn’t control when Nacho posts to Instagram and most of the world has no clue what TOC is and they wouldn’t care if they did.

      Why would anyone expect someone in Argentina to honor a three day NO POST rule lest they overshadow a racist?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Lia & Hail, how many products have you launched, because you each sound as though you know the process. Perhaps you would be kind enough to tell us what that process is.

      H&M have very good people around them who they have hired to help with the roll out of a new brand and products. If I were them, that’s who I would listen to.

      • Julia says:

        Same person was in the other thread saying that people had lost interest in H&M and no media followed the. Nigeria tour. Seems like some k&W fans have unfiltered this site and are concern trolling. I thought they would still be basking in the glory of trooping rather than worrying about the date of a brand launch.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh, FFS, Nacho is not at all following what Kate may or may not be doing on any given day and is not making his SM decisions based on his friend’s sister-in-law’s schedule, such as it is.

  7. Serenity says:

    YES!! I, too, am anxiously awaiting the life-changing day when I can buy some monarchy-overshadowing jam! Hell, just by putting some on my biscuits (I’m American so that means breakfast food lol) I could be overshadowing KC3 myself! The thought makes me so happy 😁🤭😆

    OMG what if I was uncouth enough to actually *gasps and clutches nonexistent pearls* taste it right out of the jar?! Kate would faint immediately. Headlines about her mysterious fainting spell would break the rota🐀🐀 too. 🤭😆

    • Pam says:

      We love Meg! But it is an odd strategy to hard launch a brand and then offer zero follow up. A marketing person would say they missed a big window there.

      • Julia says:

        She has not hard launched the brand. She has done zero interviews, hasn’t told us exactly what she will be selling ( the press is just guessing based on her trade mark applications). She has opened an instagram page, a website with no content and sent some jam to friends. No one who knows anything about PR or marketing would call this a hard launch. I know friends who have worked on successful marketing campaigns where the product is not officially launched for 18 months.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Julia, thanks for explaining to people who claim to be speaking for marketing experts that this branch wasn’t actually hard launched, let alone launched, which I’d expect a marketing expert to understand.

        It was a clever tease. We don’t even know what she will be selling. She might be making jam on her cooking show and selling bowls jars and labels. We know nothing… because it has not launched.

        And no one needs to be “concerned” about Meghan when it comes to promotion.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Pam, perhaps you should do a little research to find out how brands and products are launched. American Riviera Orchard will be launched when it’s planned to launch.

        Is it just me, or are there people entering the discussion who want to bash Meghan and are using ARO to do it–just as everything she does gets bashed?

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Saucy, nope not just you, the fail of the great white resurrection seems to have really angered her “fans.”

      • aftershocks says:

        @Pam: “We love Meg! But it is an odd strategy to hard launch a brand and then offer zero follow up. A marketing person would say they missed a big window there.”

        🙄 If you truly “love Meg,” there’s no necessity to preface that assertion before launching into your huffy critique. 🤦‍♀️ It is the obsessed over-reactions that occurred immediately after ARO’s soft launch on IG that surely has had Meghan and her advisors reassessing options.

        Are you a marketing expert, pray tell? Are you a p.r. strategist, or an online cyber security wizard? 🤔 🙄

      • Sori says:

        I think it’s hilarious that some people think that whatever product Meghan decides to sell isn’t going to immediately sell out because of “bad marketing.” When she actually launches, that website is going to crash due to demand regardless of how much or little promotion she does.

  8. sevenblue says:

    Nacho is a petty b*tch and I love him so much as H&M’s friend. H&M are so dignified, quiet. Those kind of people need a Nacho in their life. He also tweeted “bullsh*t” to the tabloid article about H&M getting divorced in the past.

    • Debbie says:

      “He also tweeted ‘bullsh*t’ to the tabloid article about H&M getting divorced…” H&M “need a Nacho in their life”… “Nacho is a petty b*tch and I love him.”

      I remember. I agree. And I approve.

    • Ace says:

      That’s exactly what I thought too. Maybe it was really coincidence but it made me laugh that Nacho decided yesterday was the perfect day to post more of their ARO gifts. I kind of hope it was on purpose because he knew it would annoy the BRF.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        I might be wrong but I think he posted them Friday and the British tabloids and Kates friends are hysterically screaming about Meghan how dare she because they expected the entire weekend to be devoted to Kate around the globe.

  9. Snuffles says:

    I too wonder if Meghan paused until proof of life was confirmed for Kate.

    As far as launching, I’m of the mind that it will coincide with the premiere of her Netflix cooking show. Synergy!

    • Rnot says:

      It’ll be telling if there’s a lot more ARO activity this week. They said late spring. Thursday is the first day of summer. Either they’re cutting it very very close or there’s been a delay.

      I really can’t see Meghan choosing to put her business on hold indefinitely for the mysterious medical condition of an estranged in-law. I also can’t see her wanting Nacho to post this now. Petty AF has never been Meghan’s brand, much as some might want it to be.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Rnot, since no one knew that Bone Idle would be there until the day before, it would be difficult for Meghan to arrange all of this to upstage her. The derangers always find something to complain about, but I have to admit that this one puzzles me. I guess they want to distract from the fact that Bone Idle appears looking like she had face and dental work done. The brf is a mess.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I really wish folks like you would stop trying to drag H&M into that mess. Kate Middleton does not give a rats tail about Meghan. Why should Meghan care about her?

      • Jaded says:

        Oh Kate gives a rat’s tail about Meghan. She’s consumed with Meghan, as her Meghan cosplay dressing shows. She hasn’t been able to hide her jealousy and loathing of Meghan for years now. Meghan, on the other hand, couldn’t give two hoots about Kate and doesn’t let Kate bait her into any kind of reaction. As a matter of fact by simply quietly ignoring her it must drive Kate into a rage. If a jar of jam excites the press this much can you imagine the Wales’ rage when the Sussexes go into full-on launch mode?

    • Jais says:

      I’d imagine people will wonder if she waited for proof of life but considering some people didn’t even think she was alive that could’ve been a long wait. I agree that a hard launch will coincide closer with the Netflix show. For which I cannot wait!!! We just saw so much of them during the Nigeria trip and it makes sense to me that they’re laying low and working.

  10. Immaculate Misconception says:

    Nacho is the brother Harry deserved. 🥺

  11. Eurydice says:

    I don’t like strawberry or raspberry jam and I don’t have a dog, but I’ll still put in my order.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Eurydice, raspberry jam is one of my favorites. Strawberry I can take or leave, but I’ll be buying both.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ This, @Saucy&Sassy and @Eurydice! 😄👏🏽😋🫡

        Even if you don’t personally have a dog @Eurydice, you can give ARO biscuits to your friends’ or relatives’ lucky pooches. 🐶

  12. Nanea says:

    I love how the Derangers are so deranged that they needed to post underneath every other Squad account how Meghan was stealing someone else’s limelight — when it was *Nacho* who posted — thus convincing the algorithm that ARO was more important than Trooping the BaRF.

    They could as well have done the Mute Challenge, if they really don’t care as much about the Sussexes as they keep professing.

    But apparently they’re none too bright and need to keep reminding the world that they still exist by vomiting their word salads into every corner of Leon’s Hellscape.

    So sad.

    Very much looking forward and really don’t want to wait much longer for ARO to launch.

    • Eurydice says:

      Well, it’s no fun to silently hate Meghan all by yourself in your house. The fun is in letting everybody else know how much you hate her and to be part of a community that hates her. So, you pounce on every word, come up with a way to spin it negatively and share it with the group so they can tell you how clever you are.

    • WithTheAmericanq says:

      I took screengrabs of the trends in the UK all day because it was hysterical to see Meghan Markle Prince Harry sustained while Kate popped up with bot energy and then disappeared along with a quick nod to Prince Louis.

  13. Jilliebean says:

    Dragging this launch out will hurt the campaign. It’s starting to look like Kate’s Early Years initiative…

    • Dee(2) says:

      Come on now. It’s been two months. Not six years. I know y’all are concern trolling now.

      • Jais says:

        Sooo much concern trolling. Statements followed by “but” something something something. Meghan makes nourishing jam as opposed to empty pie charts. It’s gonna roll out how it’s gonna roll out. And I think it’s gonna work out just fine.

    • sevenblue says:

      H&M have multiple projects completed & delivered while Kate is still giving press releases that Early Years are very important. No one with good intentions would compare them.

    • Caraaponti says:

      JulieBean, Oh please! Don’t compare Kate’s non existent EARLY Years to anything related to Meghan. Meghan has an excellent professional team guiding her! Also Meghan is an intelligent well informed woman unlike Kate!

    • Amy Bee says:

      Early years still has gotten off the ground. It’s only been two months since you found out that Meghan was starting a new business. WTF. Are you concern trolling?

    • Jaded says:

      Meghan and Harry work hard at a large number of things – the ARO launch isn’t the biggest fish they have to fry. To equate it to Kate’s “Ahly Yeahs” lack of work and focus is ridiculous.

    • WithTheAmericanq says:

      Yes, the hasn’t happened yet launch of a private brand is the exact same thing as being paid tens of millions of pounds a year by the taxpayers to do something, only to fiddle around with empty binders and years later present a slideshow you had nothing to do with.

      How right you are to draw a comparison to a private citizens private company to the “work” of a publicly funded “diplomat”./s

      • kirk says:

        WithTheAmericanq – Since BRFCo doesn’t actually teach, train or require the education of their “working” royals in the art and science of diplomacy, unlike other European royal families, I think the word “diplomat” is misused here 😉.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jilliebean, how many brands and products have you rolled out? Why are there people who seem to know how it’s done when they’ve never done it themselves or have done any research to find out how it’s done?

      It will be rolled out when it PLANNED to be rolled out.

    • BeanieBean says:

      @Jilliebean: you are cordially uninvited to this year’s Bean Family Reunion.

    • kirk says:

      @Jilliebean – ??? What is this “Kate’s Early Years initiative” that you speak of? Not really sure what “Initiative” that “Kate” ever undertook in regard to “Early Years,” so please clue me in; sounds like it might turn out to be something, maybe. Weird – I just typed “academic early years programs” into Google search and you would not believe the many, many, many, many, many degree programs that popped up on the search. One of them was even at Cambridge College, which I thought might be in UK, but nope it’s in that American Revolution locus, Boston, MA.

      As for yours truly, whenever ARO starts selling jam, I’m looking forward to ordering cases of it, then giving it to my local postman for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive to share with needy folks served by USPS! God Bless America! Yeeeee Haaaaw!

    • C says:

      Well, actual policy makers weren’t dragged in from thinktanks to waste their time regarding ARO vs when they were for the Early Years, so already it’s not similar at all, lol.

  14. Emily Greenfield says:

    I have some reasons to believe the Sussex team reads us here, so I would like to suggest a small tweak to them, the calligraphy, while beautiful is too thin, a bolder font will pop out more. And the colors need to be a bit more contrasting, like this it is hard to read, I had to put my glasses on and still squint.

    But I can’t wait for the day the shopping posts here would be all American River Orchard products. I love raspberry jam on vanilla ice cream.

  15. Nic919 says:

    It’s clear a lot of people don’t know when things like strawberries and raspberries are grown naturally. Strawberries are available before raspberries and the jam showed up in that order.

    Also there has been no hard launch. There hasn’t even been a press release issued. It has only been social media photos of jars and then their haters in the UK talking about it non stop.

    • Jais says:

      Blackberry season is august right? Now blackberry jam is my jam.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        I like them stewed and served with porridge, a marriage made in heaven.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Pie! Blackberries must be made into pie!

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        August is prime time for blackberries although they’ll start coming in earlier.

        Two years ago one of my cats died suddenly on July 1 and I processed by taking a daily morning walk outside and picking a few blackberries off the canes that grow wild behind my garage. The other cat (who was older and had chronic illnesses and who I expected would go first) accompanied me. I did this for a couple of months.

        I went out there to commune with my berry-loving grandmother’s spirit on the day I heard QEII was dying. It was late for berries but I found some which I took as a sign that she was listening.

        As @Saucy&Sassy says, we have some other berry cultivars that grow well here, so some others might appear in jam. (I’m in NorCal, so not sure exactly what kinds grow around there.)

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Nic919, North of CA it’s a bit later for raspberries, but the strawberries should be good now. (I spent a few Summers picking both). I wonder if they’ll have tayberry?

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Saucy&Sassy: I’m impressed. I picked strawberries one day, ONE DAY, and was so bad at it I never went back. I’m afraid I ruined more strawberries than successfully picked. I think I made enough money to buy a smoothie on the way home.

      • Nic919 says:

        Picking strawberries and raspberries often results in eating many of them as well as filling the pints and quarts.

        But practice makes perfect. With strawberries you have to pinch it from the stem right behind the leaf . Raspberries require more of a gentle pull.

        Wondering if blueberry jam may also be in the menu. They should be ready around the same time as raspberries.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      Yes, raspberries are coming in now. Strawberries are early in SoCal compared to most of the rest of the nation. Timing works with seasonality.

  16. TN Democrat says:

    The Sussexes left permanently 4 and a half years ago and will never come back to be scapegoated. The left behinds are dull and the rota have to figure out ways of inserting the Sussexes into every situation so the left behinds can be elevated by the Sussex glow. I have been noticing bot of activity parroting the rival court narratives (same arguments were made about Ed and Wallis back in the day). Harry and Meghan could have knocked the trooping, even Khate’s “triumphant” return, off the front pages with any random public appearance. They wouldn’t have to trot their kids out in sight of protests. Both facts would infuriate Baldimort. ARO may be slow launching to avoid being caught up in whatever nonsense Will-not has gotten himself into. The Sussexes seems to have an uncanny knack for timing anything they do, not overexposing their images and not stooping to Windsor lows.

  17. chiclit says:

    So I am thinking the jams etc (which sound delicious! I love jam and ready to purchase if its actually a product) and dog treats may be the product of the cooking show-and are designed to promote that vs a direct product line.

    Also wondering if H and M have a piece of Mrs. Nacho’s product line? I actually see them focusing more on money, investing, etc than actual product at this point.

    • Nanea says:

      Now that would be immensely funny, and show great mastery in trolling the BM!

      Imagine the BM and Derangers spending more than two months speculating and worrying about other people’s marketing strategies and the like, only for ARO to manifest itself as a tie-in to Meghan’s cooking show instead of a stand-alone product line!

      • chiclit says:

        The big money is when someone buys you out, so investing in products you believe in-could be one element of the strategy. Kris Jenner 101. I could also see a tie- in to a limited availability kit (like Chrissy Teigen). I can envision doggie cookie cutters and treat container being sold with a recipe or partial ingredients for example.

  18. Pinniped and Poodle says:

    I live in California and since spring arrived all I eat are Trader Joes blueberries and raspberries

  19. angrypineapple says:

    We’re jammin’
    I wanna jam it wid you
    We’re jammin’, jammin’,
    And I hope you like jammin’, too

    We’re jammin’

  20. Ariel says:

    The article on the fail about this got more comments and shared than any of the trooping colour stuff lmao! I know they’re big mad lmao🤣

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      How dare anyone in the world post to social media when Kate might come out in public?! That’s a three day moratorium for Everyone on planet Earth.

      Kate the Great hath risen! Kim Jong Un palace is in the house!

  21. Talie says:

    Deuxmoi had said the fall for the launch – I actually don’t think that was the original plan. I had wondered if she and Harry got intel that some bad news is coming down the pike this summer. They do always seem to get their projects stomped on by craziness across the pond. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why there is a bit of a pause.

    • blueberry says:

      I don’t think that’s impossible. Also it could just be that something in the products didn’t meet their standards so they are working to get it right. I always hear people saying she’s hands-on and detail-oriented so I think that fits. And yeah, it’s not a ‘failure.’ The failure would be to launch something that’s not up to your standards.

  22. Sag3 says:

    I think she is launching this week. 17th or 19th as the people article said spring launch date. If not @talie fall is a great time as well for holiday sales.

  23. Berkeleyfarm says:

    If you can be upstaged by a dog biscuit, it’s not the dog biscuit’s fault or problem to fix.

  24. C says:

    One thing I love about Nacho and Delfina – they never turn off comments and just let people embarrass themselves (people posting GIFS of Kate on his page is just so unbelievably cringe, lol). They don’t care!

  25. J.Mo says:

    I don’t like the name. I wish it was simply American Orchard but that’s probably taken.

  26. rosa mwemaid says:

    I actually read an article about this this morning, the 17th, in the D. Excess, claiming that Meghan had done it deliberately to overshadow the Trooping, And a lot of their readers seem to believe it. The trooping overshadowed by dog biscuits. Had to laugh.

    • Julia says:

      Daily Express is a rag and the doesn’t attract the most discerning readers. Daily Express readers were also convinced Mike Tindall was going to take over from Harry as patron on Invictus despite there being no evidence that this was the case.

  27. Blargh says:

    The brother he never had? Really?
    Translation: The brother he thinks he prefers for now. Until things go South.

  28. JFerber says:

    Was this the simple act that upstaged Kate? Sending jam to a guy? If that’s true, Kate has the star power of a gnat.