‘Supermarket Superstar’ Wins Big with Family Recipe

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When Tekisha Collins, a wife and mother of two, was laid off from her corporate job in 2009, she never imagined that a 100-year-old family recipe, known today as Smoogy, would land her a winning spot on Lifetime’s new hit show, Supermarket Superstar.

“A friend of mine saw the casting call on Twitter,” she says. “She sent me a link and said, ‘Kisha, this is for you; you better go for it.’ After reading it, I thought to myself, ‘Maybe this is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for.’ ”

Taking her friend’s advice, the self-proclaimed reality TV junkie decided to step out on faith, driving from Indianapolis to Chicago to audition for the then-upcoming reality competition cooking series.

Upon arriving, there were close to 3,000 aspiring food entrepreneurs waiting in line for a shot at winning $10,000 in cash, $100,000 worth of product development, and the chance to have their products launched and marketed through A&P Supermarkets.

Read the rest of my article on Tekisha Collins and her winning product, Smoogy, at [EBONY.com].

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