The actors, who became friends after starring in J.J. Abrams’ U.S. TV series Felicity in 1998, came up with a plan to sell a tasty ice-cream and cake dessert years ago, but turning the idea into a reality proved much more complicated than they had expected.
Jennifer Garner’s ex-husband Foley explains, “There is a product I’ve been developing with a former co-star, Greg Grunberg. I was at his son’s birthday party about a dozen years ago and I had cake and ice-cream in a bowl and I was mixing it together and eating it and he looked over my shoulder and he said, ‘We should do that. We should make cake and ice-cream together and sell it in pints.’
“So we put something together and gave it to our friends and looked into making it and it was such a pain in the neck because we didn’t know anything about ice-cream and cake and so kind of abandoned it.”
But the stars’ luck changed after one chance encounter and Foley and Grunberg are now set to see their Semi Famous Cake and Ice-Cream on supermarket shelves across America.
Foley adds, “(Grunberg) met a man on a plane who was in the food service industry and pitched him this idea, and now we’ve got this product called Semi Famous, which is what we are, Cake and Ice-Cream. We’re opening in supermarkets and grocery stores near you.”