Should employers wake up and smell the bacon?


Something for the weekend…

The Employee Benefits team has received some off-the-wall press releases in its time, but one release landed in our inbox this week to top them all.

The press release, from J&D’s Foods, announced the launch of a product that “offers the support of briefs, the freedom of boxers and the smell of breakfast cooking in your pants.” That’s right, bacon-scented underwear has landed, and just in time for Christmas!

Apparently, each pair has been handmade in the USA, costs $19.99, and the bacon fragrance could last up to a year.

J&D’s Foods’ legal team advised it to include the following ‘serious’ disclaimers in the press release:

  • Bacon-scented underwear is not recommended for people in the following professions: mail carriers, zookeepers, veterinarians, dog catchers and walkers, and circus performers (especially lion tamers).
  • If you have a large dog with razor sharp teeth, please do not fall asleep in the underwear.
  • If you are hiking in the woods where bears are known to roam, please do not wear bacon-scented underwear without also carrying a firearm.

Could this blend of food and clothing be the future of workplace benefits?

At the Employee Benefits headquarters, we’re not betting on it…