Scope announced today (April 1, in case you need help) that it’s introducing a bacon-flavored mouthwash and — bonus — it’s entirely vegetarian.

From the Scope Bacon FAQ:

Does Scope Bacon contain real bacon?
No. No pigs are harmed during the making of Scope Bacon. The bacon taste you’ll find in Scope Bacon is a perfectly healthy synthetic flavoring.

A perfectly healthy synthetic flavoring? If we hadn’t already been pretty sure this was an April Fools’ joke, we’d be certain now.

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Still, as much as I’m baffled by the internet’s seemingly permanent fascination with bacon (it’s waned a little since Peak Bacon, but not so much that Scope is looking particularly out of touch here), you have to admit that there are fewer flavors that are LESS appealing to swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds than the flavor of mouthwash. Plus, vegetarians could get their bacon fix — and it’s not like you’d be swallowing that synthetic flavoring. As public dental-health campaigns go, Scope Bacon is not a terrible concept.

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