Mac N' Cheese Candy Canes Are Confusing Everyone
Yes, they're really real.
A Seattle company known for joke items, Archie McPhee, is setting the internet on fire with their latest abomination: mac n' cheese-flavored candy canes.
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Archie McPhee is at it again giving us crazy Candy Cane flavors. Last year I tried their Rotisserie Chicken flavor and .. it was an experience. 😖 ( It’s available this year too if you’re feeling brave ). This year they have 2 new varieties .. here’s one of them- Mac & Cheese flavored Candy Canes. 🧀 This one isn’t bad! Smells like cheese and tastes like Mac n cheese but the sweetness overpowers the flavor eventually so it’s doable. 👍🏻 I might not be so brave when I try the next one.. 🤐. PURCHASED ONLINE. @archiemcphee #archiemcphee #archiemcpheecandycanes #archiemcpheemacandcheesecandycanes #macandcheese #macandcheesecandycanes #accoutrements #extracheesy #cheese #cheesy #cheesycandy #junkfood
The yellowish candies with white stripes are cane-shaped, sure, but could they ever bring you christmas cheer? According to the Archie McPhee product listing, "These candy canes taste like your childhood favorite — mac and cheese. It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food!"
We're skeptical. Mashups are tricky to get just right, and this one does not seem like a match made in heaven. Still, the company has an explanation for the idea: "Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?"
We're not the only ones shocked by this freaky product, of course. Let's take a trip to Twitter to see what the masses have to say...
I love mac and cheese but— Tarat Danie [they/m] (@exinspired) September 27, 2018
This seems a little too far.
Mac and cheese and candy canes are each lovely on their own, but never the twain shall meet.— Spooky Slick 🎃 (@slickopolis) September 27, 2018
I mean, I’d be fine with like a butterscotch or maybe even like a maple candy cane. But Mac and cheese crosses a line.— Paragon Of Honor (@ryan_swirski) September 28, 2018
My wife on the mac and cheese candy canes: “If I got these as a kid, I’d be like, ‘Is Santa mad at us?’”— Clayton Over (@ClaytonOver) September 28, 2018
I love mac’n’cheese so much I’ve considered bathing in it... but these candy canes are too much https://t.co/pFlCKnGQNn— Jennifer Leggio (@mediaphyter) October 1, 2018
Now for a plot twist. If you think the mac n' cheese candy canes sound gross, buckle up buttercup. The company has another flavor that'll curl your eyelashes: clam. Yes, the bottom-feeder. Clamdy Canes are available for sale at the same price and feature that classic grey and white swirl. Truly vomitous. How do you even advertise such an atrocity? Well...
"We all celebrate holidays in our own way and if your holiday tastes like the sea, this is for you. Add a little sand for extra clam realness. If anyone complains, just tell them to clam up."
If you decide all these crazy candy canes are the treats for you, go to the Archie McPhee website, linked above and here. Other flavor options include bacon, pickle, rotisserie chicken, and coal. The candy canes cost $5.95 for a box of six canes (5-1/4" tall). Please enjoy your "Instant mac & cheese flavor" with a side of shame. You can only get one box per order because demand is so high! SMH.
If you buy the clam flavor you should probably see a therapist.