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food scent everywhere

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?)
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  • TRACY180
    HeHe. I can imagine having to throw away a scented candle for that reason.
    2199 days ago
    I once threw out a cake batter scented candle because everytime I used it, I would eat eat massive quanities of food!
    2199 days ago
    Blog again when you have done the research! I would like to know the answer!! emoticon emoticon
    2204 days ago
    yep know what you mean. I have one candle with coffee smell..another with tea and raspberry mix...dishwashing liquid is lemon, But lemon is one flavor I love and won't indulge in..But the manufacturers know what they are doing and know how to pull on our strings to get us to buy...but hey if we buy those things without eating the real thing...maybe it will soothe us as well as putting the real in our mouths..
    2206 days ago
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