True or False: Do These Seattle Business Services Exist?

Are these for real? Or did we make them up? In everything-goes Seattle, deciding may be harder than you think
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It’s a great time to be a Seattleite: Pot is legal! You can get cookies delivered to your door! A stranger will scoop your dog’s poop out of the yard before another stranger mows the lawn! These days, there seems to be a product or service for anything and everything. Put your BS detector to work with our test below to decide if these ideas are real or fake:

a) WineBlock: A lip and tooth balm to prevent wine stains

b) Bone-broth pops: Icy cold pops made of bone broth, perfect for obnoxious foodies’ summertime snacking

c) Loopie Laundry: Like Uber, but instead involves paying a stranger to pick up and wash your laundry (and quietly judge you on your sock stink)

d) ESR ToGo: An all-pasta meal delivery service from Ethan Stowell

e) SniffSpot: Like Airbnb, but for open outdoor areas where your dog can romp

Key: a) Real, and real weird (wineblock.com); b) Unfortunately, real (paleoonthego.com/broth-pops); c) Real, and we’re open to it if they can get coffee stains out (loopielaundry.com); d) Fake, though a terrific idea; e) Totally real, and local, too (sniffspot.com)

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