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18 Strange Food Flavored Lip Balms

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It’s easy to go to the store and pick up some cherry-flavored lip balm, but if you're looking to spice things up, try out these unconventional—but still delicious—lip balms. 

1. PICKLE; $5 

 

It probably goes against logic that pickle-flavored lip balm exists (after all, the salt from pickles is probably what chapped your lips in the first place), but here it is, in all its vinegar-y splendor. It’s made with mineral oil and beeswax to keep your lips smooth while you’re snacking on more pickles. 

Find it: Amazon

2. FRENCH FRY; $3 

Here’s another salty lip balm option for people who can’t get enough sodium. The French fry flavor is perfect for those unfortunate moments when you’re not eating anything. 

Find it: Amazon

3. BACON; $3 

 

Everyone knows at least one person who has an unhealthy obsession with bacon. Pick up some bacon-flavored lip balm for that person, and while you’re at it, throw them some bacon band-aids and bacon toothpaste as well. 

Find it: Amazon

4. CUPCAKE; $6

It would be impractical—not to mention messy—to carry a cupcake around in your pocket, but this lip balm is the next best thing. Technically, it's frosting-flavored, but who wants to eat the cupcake part, anyway?

Find it: Amazon

5. STRAWBERRY FROSTING; $9

If you prefer a brand name frosting, check out Betty Crocker's branded frosting lip balms. Besides strawberry, they also have chocolate and angel food

Find it: Amazon

6. GREEN APPLE / CARAMEL; $17 

Chapstick does not mess around with their flavors. This unusual tube comes with a flavor on each side. Apply both, and you can imitate the flavor of a caramel apple without the mess caused by actually eating one. 

Find it: Amazon

7. EARL GREY; $6 

Tea lovers can enjoy this delightful Earl Grey-flavored lip balm. Cold pressed oil from Italian Bergamot oranges is used to replicate the distinct smell, and each tube is made with vegan and organic ingredients.  

Find it: Amazon

8. COFFEE; $8 

If tea doesn't do it for you, try this coffee-flavored lip balm. It’s made with natural flavors, essential oils, and vitamin E. 

Find it: Amazon

9. FROOT LOOPS; $4 

This Froot Loops-flavored lip balm is a must-have for cereal lovers everywhere. The packaging of this officially licensed lip balm looks like '70s-era retro cereal boxes and features the iconic mascot Toucan Sam.

Find it: Amazon

10. FROSTED FLAKES; $4

For more vintage cereal fun, also see this Frosted Flakes lip balm.

Find it: Amazon

11. GRILLED CHEESE AND TOMATO SOUP; $8

Honor this classic combo with these perplexing lip balms. Give one to a friend, or layer them both on your lips for the ultimate savory experience.

Find it: Perpetual Kid

12. SRIRACHA; $8 

Nowadays, you can get almost anything Sriracha flavored, and that includes lip balm. It’s unclear if it will cause the same stinging sensation that you get when wolfing down half a bottle of the stuff, though.

Find it: Amazon

13. WAFFLE HOUSE $7 

You can purchase lip balm that captures the flavors of this Southern breakfast food chain, but only on eBay

Find it: eBay

14. MOUNTAIN DEW; $13

Teenagers on skateboards will probably go crazy for these 'Dew flavored lip balms. They come in all the classic flavors like Code Red, Voltage Charged, and LiveWire. As the kids say, it’s “lit.”

Find it: Amazon

15. NACHO CHEESE; $5 

This cheesy lip balm would go perfectly with the French fries flavor. The inventive product is made with ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond butter, and of course, cheese oil.

16. COCKTAILS; $6 

Make every day feel like a night out with one of these cocktail-flavored lip balms. The clever little products come into miniature shakers with removable tops. Some of the flavors include pina colada, margarita, and apple martini (easy on the ‘tini).

Find it: Amazon

17. PIZZA; $4 

This non-greasy pizza lip balm smells just like a piping hot slice of ‘za. There’s no sugar in it, but you still might be tempted to lick your lips.  

18. CORN DOG; $4 

Conjure up memories of the county fair with lip balm that smells like the classic carnival snack.

Find it: Amazon

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Bleat Along to Classic Holiday Tunes With This Goat Christmas Album
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Feeling a little Grinchy this month? The Sweden branch of ActionAid, an international charity dedicated to fighting global poverty, wants to goat—errr ... goad—you into the Christmas spirit with their animal-focused holiday album: All I Want for Christmas is a Goat.

Fittingly, it features the shriek-filled vocal stylings of a group of festive farm animals bleating out classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The recording may sound like a silly novelty release, but there's a serious cause behind it: It’s intended to remind listeners how the animals benefit impoverished communities. Goats can live in arid nations that are too dry for farming, and they provide their owners with milk and wool. In fact, the only thing they can't seem to do is, well, sing. 

You can purchase All I Want for Christmas is a Goat on iTunes and Spotify, or listen to a few songs from its eight-track selection below.

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Cheese Wheel Wedding Cakes Are a Funky Twist on an Old Tradition
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If there’s ever a time you have permission to be cheesy, it’s on your wedding day. What better way to do so than with a pungent wedding cake made of actual wheels of cheese? According to Elite Daily, cheese wedding cakes are a real option for couples who share an affinity for dairy products.

One of the trailblazers behind the sharp trend is Bath, England-based cheese supplier The Fine Cheese Co. The company offers clients a choice of one of dozens of wedding cake designs. There are bold show-stoppers like the Beatrice cake, which features five tiers of cheese and is priced at $400. For customers looking for something more delicate, there’s the Clara centerpiece, which replaces miniature wedding cakes with mounds of goat cheese. Whether your loved one likes funky Stilton or mellow brie, there’s a cheese cake to satisfy every palate. Flowers are incorporated into each display to make them just as pretty as conventional wedding cakes.

Since The Fine Cheese Co. arranged their first wedding cake in 2002, other cheese suppliers have entered the game. The Cheese Shed in Newton Abbot, England; I.J. Ellis Cheesemongers in Scotland; and Murray’s Cheese in New York will provide cheese wheel towers for weddings or any other special occasion. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from clearing out the local fromagerie and assembling a cheese cake at home.

[h/t Elite Daily]

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