Velveeta’s Cheese-Scented Nail Polish Wants to Coat Your Fingers

You can now buy nail polish that smells like Velveeta cheese, in case that’s something you need in your life. It comes in a set with both the red and yellow colors of the famous logo. There’s also stickers to add dripping cheese or shell effects to your nail art. Whether you love the liquid gold in mac and cheese form or as dip at tailgate parties, you’re not really the ultimate fan of this comfort food unless you’re also wearing it. The nail polish retails for $15 from Nails.INC and is also sold on Amazon. 

A model in a bathtub of tortilla chips, with Velveeta cheese on a tray. Their fingernails are painted with Velveeta cheese nail polish

The latest in cheese accessories came to our attention thanks to DesignTAXI. The product description says the cheese scent is present once the nail polish dries. And then it looks finger licking good. But don’t do that. The website specifically says, “While our polish is cheese-scented, it is (unfortunately) not made of VELVEETA. Please don’t eat it.” 

A hand with red and yellow nail polish holding a bottle of yellow nail polish

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Velveeta itself isn’t real cheese. They’re only allowed to call themselves a cheese product. It did used to be real cheese at some point, but the recipe changed.

There’s been an abundance of food-related stunts by popular and nostalgic brands recently. Like curly fry vodka from Arby’s. Or hot dog candy canes. Cup Noodle ramen-flavored soda, anyone? What about a pumpkin spice instant ramen? While some of us at Nerdist may wish we hadn’t missed out on these limited promotions, others are perfectly happy to pretend they never existed.

Two bottles of nail polish, one yellow, one red

There’s also other great nail art out there. Like stickers with Jeff Goldblum’s face on them. And of course RPG-inspired nail wraps and tutorials. Whatever your passion, there’s bling for you.

Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth. 

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