This Candle Will Make Your House Smell Like Fried Chicken

A candle that releases the aroma of fried chicken? Now, thanks to the chicken-centric KFC powers that be, it exists.

Scented candles that smell like vanilla or rose petals, pine needles or apple pie, lavender or luxury perfumes are for chumps. A candle that releases the aroma of fried chicken? That’s a candle a fried-food lover can really warm up to. And now, thanks to the chicken-centric KFC powers that be, it is, yes, a thing that exists.

KFC New Zealand recently offered up a limited-edition KFC Scented Candle (complete with Colonel Sanders’ smiling face on it) on Instagram as a reward to lucky contest winners. To enter, KFC Scented Candle cravers had to share ideas for KFC merchandise by commenting on KFCNZ’s Instagram account.

And if you thought the candles were a hot idea, you may want to check out a few of the suggestions that rolled in from commenters on Instagram.

A guy named @forestwalters, for instance — whose social-media profile claims: “I smell good. Always.” — had a bunch of ideas: Kentucky Fried Chicken toilet seat covers, shampoo/conditioner, frosting for cupcakes, ice cream, baby mobiles? So much to consider.

A commenter who goes by the handle @rdurdle suggested “chicken-scented action figures.” The kids will love them.

@glitterandgreen77 would like to see some “KFC chicken socks.” And really, wouldn’t we all.

@amandamae422’s idea for “KFC dog toys or treats” is not arf bad.

There were several requests for perfumes and lotions (body, hand, beard grooming), and at least one for deodorant (“lol to stay smellin finger licking good,” wrote @monicray).

And to the people who suggested KFC nail polish? KFC beat you to the punch, releasing an edible “Finger Lickin’ Good” nail polish in Hong Kong that comes in Original and Hot & Spicy flavors.

Oh, marketing geniuses of the world, what will you offer us next?

Related Links:

Foodie Call With Justin Warner: Chicago Dog Barbecue

Comfort Food Cubed: Burger Hybrids, Waffles and Grits

Give Your Workout a Seasonal Jolt with These PSL Sneakers

Photo courtesy of @kfcnz

Next Up

Now There’s a Candle That Smells Like a McDonald’s Cheeseburger

"What a time to be alive," declared one appreciative purchaser.

These Soaps Smell Like Cocktails

Shower yourself in the scent of a bloody Mary, negroni or mint mojito.

If You Like This, Try This

If your mom usually likes receiving gifts of candy, wine or body products, we have easy and creative ways to up your gift-giving game and make her super happy this Mother's Day.

If You Like This, Try This!

Sometimes, nutrient-packed foods can become a little boring. The Kitchen has a few great swaps that can perk up a dull plate. Here are 3 of our favorite healthy options.

If You Like This, Try This!

Father's Day comes with the age-old question, "What do I get for Dad?" The Kitchen is here to help you with a few gift ideas based on what your pop already likes. We put together a few of our favorite things which are sure to put a smile on dad's face this Father's Day.

If You Like This, Try This!

New year, new brunch flavors.

New Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Will Make Your Mail Smell Like Summer

Guess the USPS realized that aromatic envelopes just made scents.

Win This Cookbook: Candle 79 Vegan Cookbook

Win a copy of New York City vegan restaurant, Candle 79's new cookbook by letting us know your favorite meatless Thanksgiving dish.