Is Butter the New Bacon? JT October 20, 2011 Interesting Yes, what you see above is not some murky picture of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. Apparently, Paula Deen’s butter-flavored lip balm does in fact exist, based on eye-witness accounts. While not yet available on Deen’s site, is it really that much of a stretch to think that this could happen? Rather, the question that has been keeping me up at night is whether people will actually buy something like this. As we have seen with the national bacon obsession, apparently there is no limit to what people will flavor with bacon, nor which of those items people will then buy. With this in mind, could butter be far behind? It has long been said that popcorn, toast, and baked potatoes are just vehicles for people to get their butter fix. If you can think of a savory food light on flavor, someone has tried to pour butter on top. If this is the next big thing – consider me all in – and watch me get an early jump on the competition. My product line under consideration: Butter-infused vodka – Goes down as smooth as… well, you get the picture. Butter perfume – Paula Deen isn’t Maxim’s Hottest Female TV Chef for nothing. Butter coffee –Talk about a rich mug of joe. Chocolate covered butter – People will eat anything covering in chocolate. Butter ice cream – I’ll just take vanilla Haagen Dazs and reduce the vanilla bean by 28%. Voilà! Butter nuggets – I have no idea what this is, but people love anything in nugget form. Would you buy butter lip balm, or better yet, other butter-inspired products? What did I miss in my product line? H/t to Holly Bailey for the snap. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.