As I just leave a shower where I used Chocolate and Bacon scented shower gel, made by the awesome Honeycat Cosmetics, I cannot help but wonder if maybe, just maybe, we’ve gone a little too far with these bacon products.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I like bacon as much as the next person, perhaps even more — for eating. But bacon flavored and scented things so often tend to miss the mark in terms of what they should smell like. I mean, we get what they’re going for, but it’s never quite right.
- Bacon flavored lube
- Bacon flavored dental floss (eww!)
- Bacon flavored toothpicks
- Diet Coke with bacon
- Bacon air freshener
- Bacon scented soap
- Bacon chocolate
- Bacon gum
- Bacon cologne
- Seaweed that tastes like bacon
- Bacon toothpaste
- Bacon vodka
- Bacon shaving cream
and on and on and on as Journey might sing!
This isn’t counting the countless things that look like bacon: belts, shoes, pillows, Band-aids and more.
Bacon can be a tasty part of a meal — and not just breakfast — but it’s not part of my fashion sense. I don’t want an ultra-realistic bacon scarf, that’s for sure! I’m willing to try the sweet-and-salty combination that so many of these new recipes are going for, but bacon is something I’d rather taste rather than look at.
I’d be willing to bet that most people agree with me. It was funny, but now it’s just overwhelming. We’ve well past silly and on our way to ridiculous.
As a consumer, I find too many choices to be overwhelming. I would sometimes rather err on the side of fewer products to make an easier choice — and bacon scented and flavored products are one area where I think we could cut down.
What do you think?