Have They Really Thought This Through?

I'm an aficionado of the Odd News stories, since they usually provide wonderful examples of all of the quirks and foibles of mankind. Today, I found a foreign story about something that seems like a really bad idea to me:

Betel nut-flavoured condoms come out tops in India
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian firm has launched a paan-flavoured condom designed to evoke the pungent taste of the betel nut and tobacco concoction chewed and then spat out by millions of South Asians, newspapers reported on Tuesday.


The company ran taste tests with sex workers, including prototypes with chocolate, banana and strawberry flavours, but the paan flavour came out tops.

"The community loved it as most of the sex workers chew paan," Sanjeev Gaikwad was quoted as saying at the launch in Mumbai. Gaikwad is a director at Family Health International, a public health organisation that helped develop the condom.

Paan is a mildly intoxicating preparation wrapped in a leaf, usually containing tobacco, betel nut and flavourings, and is hugely popular across South Asia. It is chewed to a mouth-staining red pulp before being spat out.
Does it really seem like a good idea to make a flavored condom that tastes like something that people are accustomed to chewing? Hint to American condom makers: Ixnay on the ubble-gumbay flavor idea, too!