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Sriracha Bacon Lollipops -- That's Right, That's A Thing

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It seems like there's a sucker born every minute.

Promising "candied salty spicy peppery porky goodness," Texas-based Lollyphile recently announced its new Sriracha Bacon Lollipop.

Sriracha lollipops and bacon lollipops aren't exactly new, but Lollyphile owner Jason Darling is hoping the combination of the two will catch fire. The new edition will join other Lollyphile novelty treats like absinthe, breast milk and blue cheese lollipops.

"If they do well, they get to stay on the roster," Darling told The Huffington Post.

In a press release, Darling said he deliberately capitalized on the publicity generated by the feared Sriracha shortage when Irwindale, Calif., attempted to close its Sriracha factory because of the pungent aroma.

While both Sriracha and bacon enjoy immense popularity, the lollipops -- priced at four for $10 -- might not be a sure thing. Case in point: Lollyphile's venture into curried lollipops, well, sucked.

"No one bought them," Darling told HuffPost.

Perhaps he'll have better luck this time.

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