Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Shoelace...?
Does the above image look like a weird 'seek and find' or some twisted version of "One of these things is not like the other" to you? Well, you're not alone, and you're not seeing things. There are, in fact, shoelaces in the middle of that photo that look like bacon and supposedly smell like it too.
Through April 1, Bacon-Lovers the world over have a chance to score these limited edition bacon-scented shoelaces simply by tweeting with the hashtags #OscarCookMyKicks and #Sweepstakes. Oscar Mayer will select 1,500 winners once the window closes.
To achieve this strange accomplishment, Oscar Mayer teamed with Black Ops Productions who were able to extract the bacon fragrance from actual Oscar Mayer Hardwood Smoked Bacon, using a three-chamber system which filtered out the grease particles, according to Adweek.
The official statement from Megan Lang, Associate Director for Oscar Mayer, reads, "There are few things better than the delicious smell of freshly cooked Oscar Mayer Bacon, but you shouldn’t have to turn on the stove to fill your nostrils with the heavenly scent.” So, apparently, if you literally can't get enough of the smell of bacon but want to save on your electric bill, this would be the way to go.
Happy #AirMaxDay. To celebrate the re-release of the Air Max Bacons, we're dropping bacon scented laces that'll make your kicks sizzle. Tweet #OscarCookMyKicks and #Sweepstakes for the chance to cop 'em 🔥🔥🔥 Rules: https://t.co/wlbBFMTsmO pic.twitter.com/k93Uqy2M7A— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) March 26, 2021
Lang went on to say, “We know bacon lovers can’t get enough of it, so we’ve created these bacon-scented laces to give fans the chance to carry their bacon love everywhere, whether they’re styling the hottest new sneakers or sizzling up an old pair of shoes.”
Personally, I love bacon too—but I can't help but think about strange dogs following me around everywhere I go. I also find the end date of the drawing to be suspect (April 1), but Momma always said my skepticism would get in the way of my love for bacon one day. Oh well, I guess she was right. Fortunately for everyone else who wants a pair, that's one less person to compete within the mad-Twitter-dash for bacon-scented sneaks.
What do you think about the bacon-scented shoelaces? Do you want a pair? How many times did I use the word "bacon" in this article? Let us know in the comments!