Mac and cheese candy canes cause social media frenzy: 'Is Santa mad at us?'

posted by John Elliott - 

By | Fox News

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. 

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NO LONGER EAT 3 MEALS A DAY, STUDY FINDS

“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/2QfJQRN 

9:39 AM - Sep 27, 2018

Twitter Ads info and privacy

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 · 18h

One company is spreading holiday cheer with mac and cheese-flavored candy canes http://bit.ly/2Iko9wS  pic.twitter.com/n6Os59yuIy

Jennifer 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

Twitter Ads info and privacy

"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

Twitter Ads info and privacy

A few people, however, expressed a willingness to check it out.

"This really doesn't gross me out..." one wrote. 

Jenny Dean@WTSPJenny

This really doesn't gross me out... I'll take a hard pass on the pickle candy canes... but I would try these. 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

Twitter Ads info and privacy

"To be honest, I kind of want to try these," another shared. 

ACV@albanice23

To be honest, I kind of want to try these -- Ruin the holidays with these mac and cheese candy canes https://bit.ly/2N58get 

11:25 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

Twitter Ads info and privacy

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. 

MCDONALD'S SAYS MOST OF ITS BURGERS ARE NOW PRESERVATIVE-FREE

Shoppers visiting the site can snap up other options, too: candy canes that supposedly taste like a dill pickle, bacon and rotisserie chicken are all available for online orders.

You can also buy boxes of “Clamdy Canes,” which contain “clammy flavoring.”

If you’re on the naughty list, you might end up with coal or Krampus-themed canes. But don’t worry, the company says they just taste like “smoky cinnamon.”


John Elliott

John Elliott

Want to know more about John Elliott? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on WACO-FM! Read more

title

Content Goes Here