KFC has made a fried chicken-scented fire log and we’re not at all sure this is something we want for Christmas.
Everyone’s favorite purveyor of deep-fried poultry, Kentucky Fried Chicken, is continuing their assault on every other market besides fried chicken. They’ve long since conquered the world of fashion with a partnership to a Japanese designer clothing line, and now they’ve moved on to… firewood.
Specifically, those pre-packages logs that burn really nice and don’t require a lot of work to get going. Just you and a lighter (or a match) are all you need for some crackling warmth and a picturesque fireside Christmas scene.
Only this scene smells like fried chicken.
We’re not even joking. KFC has made a firelog that smells like fried chicken using their patented 11 herbs and spices recipe. Their product is appropriately called the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog, which KFC describes as: "Inspired by the Colonel's very own Secret Recipe, to create a delightful, hearth-warming, and hunger-inducing experience."
So, to recap, you and your family are sitting by the fire, grandpa pulls out one of these bad boys to throw on the embers, and then the whole house smells like fried chicken instead of grandma’s turkey.
"At KFC, we have always been proud of our role in bringing loved ones together at the dinner table around a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken," said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketer with KFC, in a press release. "Now, this winter we're bringing all the things we love – family, friends and fried chicken – together around the fire with our scented firelog."
In the press release, KFC also mentioned that smell is intrinsically linked with memory, so you can completely ruin this year’s Christmas by reminding yourself of how much you got yelled at for bringing KFC-scented firelogs to grandpa’s house.
The price of ruining Christmas is just $18.99, which is less than the cost of a $20 KFC Fill Up--something you may be eating alone if you actually purchase one of these firelogs.
Or would if they weren’t already sold out. We don’t know how many Christmases KFC just ruined, but we do know people paid 19 bucks for the privilege.