The Lane Train

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Bizarre: The Fast Food/Lip Balm Tie-In

Posted by thelanetrain on July 22, 2008

This is not a joke and I’m damned sure no additional photoshop was done here.  I was on my way out of the drug store when I saw this hanging on the shelf.  Apparently, people with chapped lips can now have their mouth tasting like a Dairy Queen sundae all the time.  How outrageous is that?  The DQ website had no information about the availability or existence of said lip balm, but a BNet article from four years ago explains the product’s preponderance.  Apparently, Lotta Luv, a novelty lip gloss/balm manufacturer, made exclusive licensing deals with a bunch of major confectioners and beverage producers years ago (like Hershey’s, Snapple, and A&W to name a few), and now has a huge line of novelty flavored lip balms that taste just like your favorite candies and snacks.   So thanks to them, your lips can smell and taste like a hot fuge sundae, a Tootsie Roll, or even Cinnabon.

Hmmm, sounds shady.  Well, I guess if it’s not in one’s best interest to eat these foods anymore, the least you can do is overcharge people to enjoy the fleeting flavor.  Now if they could only make lip balm that tasted like this

(Image via Flickr)

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