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PRODUCT: Fuwarinka Gum and Candy

Via Daily Candy

From the "Better Living Through Chemistry" files, comes the ultimate product for me. Fuwarinka Functional Candy and Gum is both (supposedly) delicious and useful. About an hour after one chews the gum or consumes the candy the consumer will begin to exude a delightful fragrance of either rose or vanilla. Or, if you need a more manly scent, "rose menthol."

This is so exciting for me. I am obsessed with smelling good and having my environment smell good. Imagine if I got to combine the chore of making myself smell nice with the pleasant activity of eating candy! And vanilla is my fragrance of choice, anyway.

If this works, then I could make this available freely to people who come into my general vicinity and encourage an entirely vanilla scented day for me. That would be nice ... I mean compared to some of the smells I get instead.

So I have ordered some of this stuff and when it gets here, I will try it out and report back as to whether it actually works or not. That's right, I am going to sacrifice my body for you, readers. Normally I am not one to be comfortable with strange chemicals allowed to run willy-nilly through my inner parts, but in the name of blogging, I'll do it. This once.

See the results of the "experiment" here: Does It Work?


This has to be a joke, right? It sounds like one of those Willy Wonka experiments that wiped out half the Oompa Loompa population. Oh this can't be good.

said by Acme Instant Food at 12:57 PM Delete

Gotta love those Japanese candies.

If you turn into a giant, rose scented, radioactive moth-lizard, would you level LA for me? Not all of it, just the fiddly bits. Oh, and leave the freeways alone. Traffic is bad enough as is.

- Chubbypanda

said by Chubbypanda at 10:47 PM Delete

thanks for taking one for the team! let us know.

said by Milla at 11:04 AM Delete

wow, that sounds awesome. for some reason i am optimistic that it will work. i dont' know why.

said by themirthmobile at 12:14 PM Delete

Oh, please let it work!

said by Vaguely Urban at 2:34 PM Delete

I don't know why some of you are so skeptical. Not only is gum that makes you smell fab totally plausible, but it is clearly an extremely practical invention.

This right here? Is the reason why my next vacation is to Tokyo.

In a matter of days I am going to be smelling like vanilla and you guys are going to be SO JEALOUS.

said by KT at 2:38 PM Delete

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