The bacon-everything trend reaches its tragedy and farce stage (parental discretion advised)
This morning, the world’s food editors, reporters and bloggers issued forth a collective shudder upon receiving the latest press release from J&D’s Foods. The Seattle-based company is famous for such creating novelty edibles as Bacon Salt, Baconnaise and, this year’s best April Fools’ joke (with us playing the role of the fool), BaconAir, a porky inhaler. But with their latest product, Baconlube, they’ve simply gone too far.
Billed as “a delicious massage oil and personal lubricant,” the limited-edition product is poised, in the company’s terms, “to make for a very happy holiday season.” Of course, we realize the entire thing is a PR stunt designed to get J&D’s name out in the press again. And of course we realize that by duly reporting on the, erm, “gold standard of meat flavored massage oils,” we’re merely playing into their game. But it can’t be helped. Because today, the bacon-everything trend, which was probably already starting to get stale sometime in mid-2010, has officially been killed forever. Thank you very much, J&D Foods.