Yes, we thought it was a joke as well but apparently an American company called Deo Perfume Candy has invented the edible deodorant, a type of sweet that releases a rose scent through the pores of your skin to keep you ‘sweet smelling’ for hours.
How do they work? The sweets contain chemical compounds that cannot be broken down by the body and so are excreted through the skin, with the scent lasting up to 6 hours. A bit like the effect garlic has but with a more pleasant smell!
The tangerine flavoured sweets are due to be launched in the UK early next year but could be quite costly for a bag. They are currently selling in the US for around £6.25.
Would you trust the smell of your body odour to a sweet?