Would You Try Bacon Condoms?
We have probably reached full bacon saturation at this point. J&D's Foods, a Seattle-based company that has made Sriracha-flavored lip balm, bacon-flavored mayonnaise and this summer bacon-scented sunscreen, has created bacon condoms. The goal, they say, is to "make your meat look like meat".
The company's newest product was only intended to be an elaborate April's fools prank, the Huffington Post reports. However, the prank has been rolled out as a real prophylactic.
Fortunately, the product will only recreate the appearance of bacon, because even the manufacturers were convinced that no one wanted the actual sensation of bacon around their junk. Each condom also comes coated in the company's baconlube, which - you guessed it - smells like bacon.
The condoms are made of latex and the lube is water-based.
Company co-founder Justin Esch said that the team had the idea for bacon condoms a while ago. However, it was not until the appearance of bacon lube that they developed confidence in the idea.
The specialty condoms are a bit pricier than others, at $10 for a three-pack. However, that has not caused excitement to die down. Though the first shipments will go out in June, according to the Los Angeles Times, the bacon condom is already out of stock on the website.
The company explains in a statement, "Truly the new standard of animal protein themed prophylactics Bacon Condoms are proudly Made in America of the highest quality latex and rigorously tested to help ensure the utmost reliability and safety for when you're makin' Bacon."
This is hardly the first foray into strangely flavored condoms. According to Buzzfeed, coffee, scotch and vegan vanilla are all on the market already. Somehow, though, the idea for bacon condoms was never developed until now.
It is not surprising that J&D is the one that brought it to market. The company has developed a niche of food-themed products. As Fox News reports, J&D's Foods were the minds behind the bacon coffin.
Indeed, according to the New York Daily News, the company's tagline is, "Everything should taste like bacon."
That just about settles the kindergarten retort, "If you love bacon so much, why don't you marry it?"