Garlic Day

April 19, 2008

Today is garlic day, and after making and consuming some wonderful garlic parsley shrimp the other day, I realized that I love garlic. Specifically, I love the aroma of cooked garlic. I got to thinking, “Why doesn’t someone package that aroma and sell it?”

My first thought was Yankee Candle. If they made a light garlic scented candle, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. But why stop there? Almost immediately, my head started swimming in garlicky ideas. Garlic scented car fresheners; garlic scented mouthwash; garlic scented deodorant; garlic scented body wash; garlic flavored gum and candy; the list could go on and on. How come these items don’t already exist? I couldn’t be the first one to think of them, could I?

That’s when it dawned on me that the garlic aroma is not exactly loved by everyone at all times. I happen to love it when it’s used in cooking, and it’s not too strong. Other’s might not like that, and I guess that’s why we don’t see garlic flavored/scented items.

Jelly Belly did make a limited edition roasted garlic flavored jelly bean. I would have liked to have tried it.

I do like the idea of garlic scented deodorant, though…it would keep the vampires away.