Have you ever enjoyed charcuterie so much that you want to turn it into a cocoon? Maybe you’ve carved off a slice of wafer thin prosciutto and thought that it would work much better as a blanket than as food? Thankfully, your weird, meat-focused fantasies can now become a reality, thanks to one of the strangest products currently available on the internet.
To celebrate the launch of its all-new online merchandise shop, The Honey Baked Ham Company have decided it’s high time that their customers use their meat as a comforter as well as dinner. As of the 21st of June, shoppers will be able to purchase the “HoneyBaked Hammock”, a large suspended bed made up to look identical to a slice of fresh pink ham. It is every inch as odd as it sounds.
Currently retailing for $25, the swings come with the added incentive of free shipping if you’re one of the first few people to place an order. Though the idea of swaddling yourself in fake meat might not be some shoppers’ idea of a good time, The Honey Baked Ham Company are pretty convinced that the item will prove a hit, stating in a press release, “Who wouldn’t want to take a summer nap wrapped in giant slice of ham? The Ham Hammock is perfect for lazy summer days lounging by the pool, in the backyard…or whenever you’re eating ham.”
Remarkably, the Hammock isn’t the only curiosity making its debut on the online store. Also available for the discerning hamthusiast are clothes, baby onesies and other accessories, including a ‘Crave the Glaze” scented candle. Physical swag might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of roasted meat, but The Honey Baked Ham Company are certainly doing their best to make it a thing.