Cheetos Lip Balm

A number of sites (such as USA Today) list Cheetos Lip Balm as one of the greatest product flops of all time. I don't agree. It was definitely weird, but I can't find any evidence it flopped.

Some context: it came on the market in 2005, created by Lotta Luv, a New York cosmetics company that specialized in licensing flavors from well-known brands. Some of the other odd lip-balm flavors they offered included Hostess Ding Dongs, Cracker Jack, Junior Mints, fourteen flavors of Snapple, and Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion. Their target market was girls 8 to 14. Apparently, young girls loved these weird lip balms.

As far as I can tell, the Cheetos lip balm remained available until 2011, which doesn’t seem like a flop.



Arizona Daily Star - Mar 18, 2004

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 07, 2019
     Category: Products | Junk Food





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