Food & Drinks

Why Does Mac and cheese-flavored candy canes even exist

You may not like green eggs and ham but would you eat mac and cheese candy canes? ‘Tis the season to be upset I guess, because mac and cheese candy canes are something you can buy now.

One Seattle company is trying to make comfort-food candy a thing.

(Today) Peppermint candy canes are a staple during the holiday season so imagine waking up on Christmas morning only to find macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes hung from the chimney with care and peeking out of stockings. No, this isn’t a nightmare. These orange-tinted, cheese-flavored candy canes are real and the internet is not happy about their existence.

Archie McPhee, a Seattle-based store known for its wild and wacky products, is marketing Mac & Cheese Candy Canes for the 2018 holiday season. Described as having “instant mac & cheese flavor,” the cheesy candy canes come six to a box for just $5.95.

The online product description reads: “Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?”

Um, maybe because the idea of sweet, crunchy cheese is kinda gross?!

After receiving a box of the now viral canes, JunkFoodMom, an Instagram account with more than 30,000 followers, reported that the candy cane “smells like cheese and tastes like mac ‘n cheese but the sweetness overpowers the flavor eventually, so it’s doable.”

Sweet and savory can be a wonderful combination, think chicken and waffles or kettle corn so maybe junkfoodmom is onto something. Still, I doubt I’ll be picking these up this holiday season. And, before you get too worked up about the existence of mac-and-cheese candy canes, you might want to channel your anger toward some of Archie McPhee’s more perplexing flavors, like their pickle candy canes, or better yet, their gray clam-flavored candy canes.