Jenn Hall

Edible Jersey: April Harris-Holmes is Keeping You Sweet

As part of the platinum-selling girl-group Seduction, April Harris-Holmes filled dance floors the world over. On R&B-inflected tracks such as “Heartbeat,” circa 1989, her voice was pure honey, belting lyrics like: “Our love is so sweet, sweet enough to eat.”

Perhaps those lyrics were a form of foreshadowing. These days, Harris-Holmes is “Keeping You Sweet” in a different way. Her all-natural cheesecake company, launched in Newark, has expanded to more than a dozen Whole Foods stores in less than a year’s time.

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