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App lets bacon-lovers wake to their favorite smell

Thursday - 3/6/2014, 8:18am  ET

bacon app (oscar mayer)
Don't you love waking up to the smell of bacon? (Oscar Mayer)

WASHINGTON -- For a lot of people, the smell of bacon cooking on the stove is one of the best things about waking up in the morning.

There's always been a problem, though - someone has to be up to cook it.

The folks at Oscar Mayer have found a way around that, though - an iPhone app and dongle that will make sizzling sounds and release a bacon scent when your alarm goes off.

The aroma comes from a diffuser made by Scentee, which uses high-frequency waves to release the aroma of a bacon scent capsule.

The setups won't be for sale, but you can win one by taking a quiz on the website of the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon, which we're absolutely sure is a real thing.

Mashable reports that the dongle and app are a real thing - they're a little iffy on how much the scent really smells like bacon, and spilling the concentrated bacon scent on your hands is definitely not recommended.

But for a bacon lover, what could be better? Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer, said in a statement that the company was thrilled to give "bacon aficionados a new reason to welcome their morning alarm clocks."

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