Bacon Condoms, Sunscreen, and Mouthwash: Which Are Real?
Bacon. What else can you do with it?
Our obsession with this meat candy made from the flesh of pigs never wanes. In fact, it seems the more bacon we have, the more we want.
Now, J&D is launching bacon condoms and bacon sunscreen.
We spoke with Justin Esch, the "J" in J&D (the "D" stands for partner Dave Lefkow) about the new products.
Esch told us that while about 95 percent of J&D's sales comes from more mainstream food items such as bacon salt and Bacon Pop popcorn,
the novelty products are the most enjoyable to make -- and market. "They
break up the mundane. It's all about having fun and being true to who we
The bacon condoms
($9.99) come in a package that looks like a slice of bacon, and they're
treated with bacon lube. By the way, they are completely legit. "The FDA
is involved, and there's a lot of testing that goes on," he says. "We could have
made novelty condoms, but really, what fun is that?" The condoms will
likely be available for shipment around the end of June or the beginning
J&D's Foods via Facebook
Then there's bacon sunscreen.
The SPF 30 sunblock sells for $9.99 and will ship sometime in June.
Esch said he's expecting this to be popular because "who the
f**k wants to smell like a coconut on the beach?" We couldn't agree
Scope via Facebook
That leaves us with Scope bacon mouthwash
(for breath that sizzles). With its own website and commercial, it
looks like a real product launch by household giant Proctor &
Gamble. But when we called the consumer helpline, we were told the bacon
mouthwash is launching April 1 -- April Fool's Day!
So, in conclusion: Bacon condoms and sunscreen -- very real! Bacon mouthwash -- not so much.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Miami dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.
More Food & Drink News
- Broken Shaker Named One of the World's 50 Best Bars 2015
Sat., Oct. 3, 8:00pm
Sat., Oct. 24, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 31, 8:00pm
Thu., Jan. 14, 7:00pm
- Pubbelly to Transform Into a More Polished "Pubbelly 5.0"
- Miami Restaurant Sales Recover as Closings Slow