Oh commercialism, what would we do if you weren’t there constantly coming up with more and more bizarre products for us to spend/waste our hard-earned money on.
WINNER: The Icecreamists this year launched Baby Gaga ice cream, an odd product which was made from breast milk from local lactating mothers. Unsurprisingly the product drew criticism not only from people who didn’t like the idea of the main ingredient, but also from Lady Gaga, who didnt’ like the name. (BBC)
RUNNER-UP: A condom manufacturer launched a special range of prophylactics to celebrate the Royal wedding and marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The condoms came with the slogan “Lie back and think of England” and featured a photo of the happy couple on the front. (NewsLite)
Entrepreneurs in Germany created a bit of a stink when they started selling cans filled with the aroma of cow farts for £5 each. ‘Stable Fragrance’ tins are said to let people take the “original Bavarian stable smell” home with them. (Metro)
There is no shortage of accesories for the Apple iPhone, so it takes something special to stand out — like this iPhone SLR Mount which iPhone-wielding photographers to use professional lenses on their phones. (Photojojo)
Foodie cheese-makers this year created what they hoped would be an indulgent addition to any Christmas menu — a Stilton cheese made of real gold which costs £60 per slice. (Independent)