Friday, January 9, 2009

First bacon post of 2009: accoutrements

Thanks to the excellent research skills and generosity of Friend of the Blog, Shari E., I can report on two new (new to me, anyway) dental/oral hygiene products: bacon-flavored breath mints and bacon-flavored dental floss. These obviously fall into the "what will they think of next" category. Mr. Mouse and I volunteered to be guinea pigs for you all and here are our findings:

Uncle Oinker's Savory Bacon Mints. (made in China, of course) These small, aspirin-sized mints come 100 to a tin and are positively redolent of bacon. Well, maybe bacon with a hint of Vicks Vap-o-rub. They are surprisingly good, bacony and sweet: I thought they tasted more like sugar-cured bacon while Mr. Mouse said he could detect the hint of mint, pronouncing them "strange but certainly not offensive." And no chemical aftertaste - which I was worried about. If you're really a bacon nut - I mean, REALLY - you could do worse than pick up a tin of these "mints."

Waxed Bacon Floss. The packaging declares "effectively removes plaque" and "Mmm! leaves mouth bacon fresh." Again, the floss smells quite bacony but this time, there's nary a bacon flavor to be had. "It's not doin' it for me," said Mr. Mouse - and he is both a bacon fiend and a dedicated flosser. Bottom line: flossing your teeth with regular dental floss while frying up a pan of real bacon is a better bet than bacon floss.

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