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Q: the smell of food ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   13 Comments )
Subject: the smell of food
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: gnossie-ga
List Price: $17.00
Posted: 17 Jul 2006 22:50 PDT
Expires: 16 Aug 2006 22:50 PDT
Question ID: 747275
I have variously heard that when visitors first enter Disneyland
(i.e., the Main Street drag), they find themselves unaccountably
suffused with a vague, heady smell--something like fresh, oven-baked
bread, a bit like pizza, I've heard.

This smell supposedly makes them hungry and they promptly head to the
eateries scattered thereabouts, even though they weren't hungry just
minutes ago.

However, it turns out that this "fresh, oven-baked bread smell" comes
not from any oven, but from small aerosol dispensers placed here and
there on mainstreet.

In other words, visitors to the park are really just smelling a
chemical, not real food.

I have also heard that various other businesses use this aerosol
chemical in other ways, usually to fill the air with the vague smell
of warm food.

Well, this business about Disneyland may or may not be an urban myth;
I really don't care.

My interest is this:  I would like to know three things:

1)  if such a chemical, such a spray, really exists, and
2)  if it does, what its name is in the industry, and
3)  (MOST IMPORTANTLY) whether this chemical is available in the form
of a hand-held atomizer or aerosol can that I can buy on the internet,
or via the internet.  If so, where?

Purpose of this:

I have a friend who is dieting, going most of the day without his beloved victuals.

Unfortunately for him, I owe him a bit of well-deserved revenge.

So what I would like to do is use this chemical "food-spray" on myself
as a personal cologne so that I can move around him all day around
smelling distinctly of food, thus tormenting him even more.

Thanks for any help you can give!
Subject: Re: the smell of food
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 Jul 2006 07:09 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Evil being that you are, you can get your choice of food-y scents here:

ranging from Amish Friendship Bread to Ye Olde Country Store.

The scents can be used as body oils, applied directly or used with an
atomizer, so it looks as if your scheme can proceed as planned.  Your
friend's diet is doomed, I fear.

Let me know if there's anything else you need.

gnossie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Wow!  You did it!  Thanks!

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: probonopublico-ga on 17 Jul 2006 23:33 PDT
Oh gnossie-ga ...

You are AWFUL!

Aren't there enough obese people around?

Really, you should be trying to HELP your friend with his dieting regime.

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: timespacette-ga on 17 Jul 2006 23:59 PDT
with 'friends' like you . . . who needs enemas ? ? ? 

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Jul 2006 02:43 PDT
Go over in the corner and read your new un-numbered Bible!

The more interesting question is if it is really true what you have
heard about Disneyland.
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: xyy-ga on 18 Jul 2006 02:46 PDT

i found this one for you..

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: elids-ga on 18 Jul 2006 06:11 PDT
Ha Ha that is just too funny
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: saem_aero-ga on 18 Jul 2006 06:18 PDT
Does this spray double as a deodorant, so that when I ask the ladies,
"want to grab a bite to eat", they won't say, "I'm not hungary!"
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: probonopublico-ga on 18 Jul 2006 08:11 PDT

I've heard that that's how cannibalism started.

If gnossie's already ravenous friend should get over-stimulated by
gnossie's evil trick ...

Who knows?
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: boquinha-ga on 18 Jul 2006 08:13 PDT
Hey pafalafa-ga,

How'd you find the site? 

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Jul 2006 08:20 PDT
Ooops...left that out, didn't I!

My search strategy was a Google search on [ food scents ], which
turned up a fair number of sellers of such products.
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: boquinha-ga on 18 Jul 2006 11:57 PDT
Ah, thank you very much!

Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Jul 2006 12:06 PDT
"Let's look at Main Street in the Magic Kingdom for some more
interesting things... A little further down Main Street, we pass the
Blue Ribbon Bakery. Notice the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies
as you pass. But wait! Is that really fresh-baked cookies that you
smell? No, it isn't. Disney's smell specialists have crafted a
'fresh-baked chocolate cookie' smell that is piped through a vent
directly over the door to the bakery."
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Jul 2006 12:19 PDT
Yep. has it too:


Chocolate Chip Cookie, Yankee Type 
The chewy, chocolaty aroma of a childhood pleasure you never outgrow...


I'm not sure the Disney cookie smell is "Yankee type" (?!?!) however.
Subject: Re: the smell of food
From: timespacette-ga on 18 Jul 2006 20:07 PDT
every real estate agent knows the old trick of baking cookies or bread
when the prospective buyers are coming to see the house . . .

I guess it kicks in the desire for food, home, warmth, warm fuzzies,
etc, etc  which plays into the whole Disney culture of family

I got stuck on a Disneyland ride once, the one called 'It's a Small
World' with all the little puppets singing that cutesy little song  --
over and over and over and over --- for about four hours on a tiny
boat on a track in water -- with no safe exit . . .

we got hungry, yes, and just about went insane


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