Does merely eating bacon leave you cold? With the holiday season practically upon us, American entrepreneurs are hawking a range of bacon-inspired products for use in everything from shaving to decorative jewellery that are sure to bring a smile… and maybe a whiff of fried pork… to the face of everyone on your holiday gift list. Here are ten of the oddest bacon products we found on the market this holiday gift-giving season:
1. Bacon Toothpaste
Who wouldn’t want to brush their pearly whites with delicious bacon-flavoured toothpaste? Bacon lovers can improve their dental hygiene during the holidays with this unique product selling for just under 5 USD (155 Roubles. 4 Euros. 3.25 UK Pounds) per tube.
2. Bacon-Flavoured Candy Canes
“Bacon tastes so much better than peppermint,” is the straightforward pitch from a company selling a set of six bacon-flavoured candy canes. This product is sure to bring any meat lover more cheer this holiday season; it sells for 11.50 USD (355 Roubles. 8.75 Euros. 7.25 UK Pounds).
3. Bacon Cake Frosting
Are you a baker looking to add some extra flare to your desserts? Well, bacon frosting may be just the ingredient you need. For only 3.75 USD (115 Roubles. 3 Euros. 2.50 UK Pounds), it’ll alter the taste of any holiday pastry project.
4. Bacon Dog Bubbles
Who says that bacon enjoyment is only for people? Now for around 7 USD (215 Roubles. 5.50 Euros. 4.50 UK Pounds), pet owners can purchase Bubbletastic bacon-scented dog bubbles… a no-brainer dream toy for any canine pet.
5. Bacon Shaving Cream
This practical product promises to provide the alluring scent of cured pork on smooth faces… bacon—scented shaving cream. It sells for 14.99 USD (465 Roubles. 11.50 Roubles. 9.50 UK Pounds).
6. Bacon Lip Balm
Now you can keep the taste of bacon on your lips all day thanks to bacon lip balm. The product sells for 3.49 USD (110 Roubles. 2.75 Euros. 2.25 UK Pounds) per tube and comes with a warning for customers not to mistake their bacon-scented lips for… actual bacon.
7. Bacon Soap
The company that sells this bacon soap said that real “bacon scientists” developed it. The product, which sells for 5.95 USD (185 Roubles. 4.50 Euros. 3.75 UK Pounds), is “the wave of the future”, according to the firm’s website.
8. Bacon Cologne and Perfume
This cologne and perfume will envelope users in a subtle aroma of bacon. However, the meat-scented fragrance has also been crafted with a pure essential oil blend of orange, lime, grapefruit, and other flavours sure to enhance your animal magnetism. Cost: 36 USD (1,110 Roubles. 27.75 Euros. 22.50 UK Pounds).
9. Bacon Candy Necklace
According to the company hawking this bacon-flavoured sugar necklace, “This product proves once and for all that bacon is truly a girl’s best friend”. There’s also a bacon medallion that dangles from the necklace, which retails for 4.49 USD (140 Roubles. 3.50 Euros. 2.75 UK Pounds).
10. Chocolate-Covered Bacon
What cheerier way to celebrate the holidays than with a box of hickory-smoked fried bacon smothered in creamy chocolate? The producers of this porcine holiday delight promise, “a taste sensation like nothing else you’ve ever had before”, for a cost of 12.95 USD (400 Roubles. 10 Euros. 8 UK Pounds) for a seven-piece box.
30 November 2012
Chocolate-covered bacon? I’m a ”food gambler” who’s not averse to trying new things, but I think that I’ll give that a pass… I think that I’m not alone in thinking that way.