Diddy Eats Applesauce With Every Meal

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been known for several things over the years. The New York-bred rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur’s eating habits, however, haven’t been one of them.

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Diddy is a music icon

Diddy first burst on to the scene in the early 1990s. He founded the iconic record label Bad Boy Records in 1993 and signed his good friend to the label: up-and-coming rapper The Notorious B.I.G. When the infamous East Coast vs. West Coast hip-hop feud of the 1990s started to heat up, Bad Boy Records came to represent East Coast rap in its birthplace of New York City, while Suge Knight’s Death Row Records (fronted by rap superstar Tupac Shakur) represented the West Coast. 

Bad Boy Records has boasted several iconic artists on its roster over the years: Faith EvansThe Lox, Total, 112, Mase, and Foxy Brown have all been signed to the label at one point. Janelle Monáe inked a deal with Bad Boy in 2007 and has been signed with the label since; today she’s joined by rappers French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly.

In addition to being a record executive, Diddy has also made a name for himself as a musician himself. His debut solo album, 1997’s No Way Out, won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and sold over 7 million copies. Diddy continued to release music throughout the 2000s and 2010s, with hits including “Last Night” with Keyshia Cole.

Sean "Diddy" Combs at a black tie event
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Diddy loves Mott’s applesauce

In a 2016 interview with Us Weekly, Diddy revealed some personal fun facts about himself that weren’t limited to his work. Among the most surprising was the admission that he “eat[s] applesauce with every meal.”

Diddy spoke about his love for applesauce — and his preferred brand — in a 2018 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Kimmel apologized for asking him “too personal” of a question: if he was still eating applesauce every day.

He nodded his head. “Mott’s applesauce,” the music mogul said, clarifying that he only eats the individual packets of the popular applesauce brand. “I travel with Mott’s,” he said, adding, “I have Mott’s in the dressing room.”

He explained that it’s not because of him having an unrefined palate, but because the kids’ snack has sentimental value to him. “It was a luxury for me growing up,” he said. He’s always loved anything apple-related and said it’s always been a part of his “taste buds,” making an apple flavor a natural addition to his collection of Cîroc vodka.

“For my birthday, I don’t get cakes; I only get apple pies,” he smiled. “I love apples.”

Sean 'Diddy' Combs
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Diddy’s other eating habits, according to his personal chef

Mott’s expressed their delight to Page Six that Diddy is such a fan of their personal applesauce containers. “That kind of brand love and loyalty is awesome,” the food brand said. “We are honored that Mott’s applesauce is something he enjoys every day.”

Diddy’s personal chef, Chris Nirschel, spoke with Delish in 2018 and confirmed that his boss didn’t play about his applesauce. “He likes his Mott’s,” Nirschel said plainly. “He’s very particular about that.”

Nirschel broke down what Diddy liked and didn’t like with his food, revealing that he was always looking for clean meals and watched what he ate. “Once, I made him risotto, and he told me it tasted too good, and said, ‘Make it healthier,'” he laughed. “It’s a dish that’s made with a lot of love, so you can’t really make it healthier.”

Diddy also isn’t a fan of juices made from concentrate, as are most store-bought juices. Every morning, Nirschel would make some kind of fruit juice from scratch, either orange or watermelon. “I liked to give him the option, even if he didn’t drink it that day.”