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Bacon lip balm: Suave without swine

April 28, 2009 |  3:56 pm

Bacon-lip-balm by Kirk McKoy Los Angeles Times Are you a bacon addict temporarily skirting nirvana because, even though you know better, it makes you nervous about swine flu? Or do your dietary habits prohibit a bite of the crispy, crackly, smoky pig slices? Consider J&D's Bacon-Flavored Lip Balm. From the folks who brought you kosher-certified, vegetarian products such as Bacon Salt and Baconnaise (that would be bacon-flavored mayo, available in regular or lite), this balm comes with many of the same ingredients that go into your standard lip healer -- but with the added smell of Sunday morning breakfast.

For me, the strong, relatively authentic scent might make this the ultimate in appetite-suppressant lip moisturizers. And it kind of reminds me of that "Guys Love Bacon" Taco Bell commercial in which the woman hides a bacon club chalupa in her purse to win all the guys' attention at the bar.

But who am I to deny the bond that cannot be broken between you and bacon? It sure is a lot tidier than hiding fast food in your clutch. Those interested can go hog wild at

-- Whitney Friedlander


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