As much as some people want it not to be, I’m really betting that Bacon Scope is a hoax. Coming just before April Fools’ Day, I’m just betting it’s a joke:
After all, you there is just this about page and a video (along with an amazing amount of wondering commentary all around Facebook as well as actual news sites where everyone is suspicious). There is no information about where to buy it, no links to any product ordering information, and no real specific product data. Also, this is right before April Fool’s Day. Let’s not forget that.
Besides, as freaky as people get for bacon, do you really think a bacon mouthwash would sell? Psychology sells, and people need to think something like this is making them clean. That’s why mint is almost always used for mouthwash, or something suitably tasting like medicine. Our brains associate that with clean teeth. Bacon? I’m not associating that with clean teeth and I don’t think anyone else would either.
There is also another thing that puzzles me. The website claims that somehow, despite tasting like bacon, the mouthwash leaves your mouth smelling minty. How is that possible? Smell is a huge part of taste. How could something taste like bacon and yet smell like mint? The sensory perception doesn’t seem like it would really work out. That really spells hoax to me.
Regardless, though some people might be wishing this wasn’t a hoax, I’m not really one of them. If I want bacon, I’m just going to go have some bacon. I wouldn’t make do with some crappy ‘bacon flavoring’ and so I don’t see the value of something tasting like bacon that isn’t real bacon. I just couldn’t see why it’d be worth the bother. Just go for the real bacon. Anything else is just pretending.