By J.D. Miles

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s the new legitimate and legal way for former drug dealers to sell bags of powder.

Cornbread and cocaine don’t have a lot in common unless you’re one of dozens reformed felons that met in Downtown Dallas last night.

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A post prison job placement firm called Cornbread Hustle teaches felons how to become entrepreneurs. One of the entry level ways is selling bags of a specialty cornbread waffle mix to area restaurants.

Priscilla Cortez, who served four years for a cocaine conviction, says it’s a good way to add business and social skills to her street skills.

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“It has its similarities. Your hustle is your hustle… you’re either going to use it for bad or good. Nowadays I use it for good,” says Cortez.

Cornbread Hustle has already placed 30 parolees in self employment since it started last year.

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The mix is packaged by a food wholesaler and based ironically on a family recipe of twin brothers, a firefighter and a cop, who support the idea.