Archie McPhee's "Mac & Cheese Candy Canes" cost $5.95 per box online. (Archie McPhee)
This Christmas, you may find something “cheesy” in your stocking: macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes.
Archie McPhee, a Seattle-based novelty retailer, said a 6-piece box of the treat will set you back $5.95. The treats “are a particular favorite of picky eaters” and “taste like your childhood favorite — mac and cheese,” the company added.
“It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food!” Archie McPhee said. “Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?”
Some Twitter users were quick to voice their displeasure with the product.
“Okay I love mac and cheese as much as the next guy but NO!!! Keep it to only peppermint and cherry candy canes only!” one person insisted.
Spoopy Kyle #Hail Ruby Rose from RWBY@kylelambert2001
Okay I love mac and cheese as much as the next guy but NO!!! Keep it to only peppermint and cherry candy canes only!CBS Austin✔@cbsaustin
One company is spreading holiday cheer with mac and cheese-flavored candy canes http://bit.ly/2QfJQRN9:39 AM - Sep 27, 2018
Another declared, "I think I just threw up a little... I love mac and cheese and I like candy canes, but can you imagine the horror?"
WLOS✔@WLOS_13 · 18hJennifer Rennicks@JenRennicks
I think I just threw up a little... I love mac and cheese and I like candy canes, but can you imagine the horror?8:42 PM - Sep 26, 2018
"Is Santa mad at us? Mac and Cheese candy canes sound like something Jack Frost made while on brown acid,” one user asked.
Genya, the Magical Ballot Fairy@ElectionBabe
Is Santa mad at us? Mac and Cheese candy canes sound like something Jack Frost made while on brown acid.Todd Yakoubian✔@KATVToddYak
What the what? https://twitter.com/KATVNews/status/1045070511598755840 …5:42 PM - Sep 26, 2018
A few people, however, expressed a willingness to check it out.
"This really doesn't gross me out..." one wrote.
This really doesn't gross me out... I'll take a hard pass on the pickle candy canes... but I would try these. #wtsp https://wrif.com/2018/09/17/mac-cheese-flavored-candy-canes-now-exist/ …4:05 AM - Sep 27, 2018
Mac and Cheese-Flavored Candy Canes Now Exist?
We're less than 100 days from Christmas, and we just saw the first new Christmas candy of the season. And it's . . . um . . . well . . . A company called Archie McPhee that makes, quote, "strange...wrif.com
"To be honest, I kind of want to try these," another shared.
ACV@albanice2311:25 PM - Sep 26, 2018
Ruin the holidays with these mac and cheese candy canes
May your holidays be cheesy and a little gross.mashable.com
At least one Instagram user claims to have tested the food.
"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," @junkfoodmom wrote in a Sept. 12 post.
You can also buy boxes of “Clamdy Canes,” which contain “clammy flavoring.”