Saturday, April 07, 2012
If I told you that I was looking at a product that said "Grandma's kitchen" with the words underneath "Pumpkin roll, Apple Crisp, Pecan Pie," I suspect you'd think I was looking at a food product. Maybe it is a spice that is used in these foods?
No. i was looking at a scented candle. I went to a local store to find items that are made to smell like food that is not food. Here is some of the items that I found.
Dish washing liquid: "Invigorating berry scent"
"Hawaiian Pineapple scent"
Shampoo and conditioners
deodorant: "nectarine and white ginger scent"
"pomegranate and lemon verbena scent"
liquid hand soap: "sweet honeysuckle & orange peel"
"Cherry blossom and wild bamboo"
disinfectant spray: "citrus mist"
air fresheners: "apple cinnamon"
I even saw a chocolate scented teddy bear for Valentine's one year.
Why do these manufacturers put food scent into their products? They know that we like these scents. I have a challenge for you, look around your home and see what you have that is made to smell like some type of food. I find myself wondering if these scents make me feel hungry. Do they encourage me to eat? (Have anyone seen any studies done on this question?)