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You Can Now Buy Mac And Cheese-Flavored Candy Canes

Would you try this new holiday treat?

The holidays are around the corner, which means it’s almost time for winter treats, like Advent calendars, hot cocoa and candy canes. Typically, candy canes are peppermint-flavored, but this year a more bizarre option is available: instant mac and cheese-flavored candy canes.

Mac and cheese-flavored candy canes are sold by Seattle-based novelty store Archie McPhee, and they’re striped yellow and white instead of the traditional red and white. You can snag a set of six for $5.95. These unique candies certainly aren’t for everyone, but they might hit the spot for true mac and cheese fanatics.

“Macaroni and Cheese Candy Canes are a particular favorite of picky eaters,” reads the product description. “These candy canes taste like your childhood favorite — mac and cheese. It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food! Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that? Each candy cane is 5-1/4″ tall with yellow and white stripes.”

I can see these candy canes being a hit with the preschool set, and they would also make for an interesting stocking stuffer. Although the yellow color might tip someone off that it won’t taste like a traditional candy cane, they probably won’t guess that they’re about to taste a bowl of mac and cheese.

Instagrammer @junkfoodmom has already given the wacky canes a try, and she said they “weren’t bad”:

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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

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She noted in her caption that she tried Archie McPhee’s rotisserie chicken flavor last year, which is once again available this year. The company’s other out-there candy cane flavors include bacon, pickle, coal (which is described as tasting of cinnamon and smoke), Krampus (smoky cinnamon), Bah, Humbug! (which they claim is flavorless as well as colorless) and Clamdy (clam-flavored).

If candy canes just aren’t your thing, Archie McPhee also offers other adventurous-sounding candy, such as gravy candy, bacon gumballs and vegetable candy.

Those all certainly sound more than a little adventurous! Would you try out any of these crazy candies?