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Seattle-based candymaker Archie McPhee is sending the internet through a loop with its new mac n’ cheese candy canes—a novelty that is bound to either bring you holiday cheer or make you feel sick to your stomach.
The sweets feature a white-and-yellow candy cane swirl, and are made with “cheesy flavoring,” in case you weren’t convinced that they were legit. Archie McPhee—a brand that specializes in “impractical items that make life better”—has billed them as “comfort food-flavored comfort food.”
With the outrageous public response, Archie McPhee has limited purchases of the mac n’ cheese candy canes to one box per customer, so if you want cheesy candy for all your loved ones, you might need a purchasing accomplice (or at least a couple of credit cards).
The candy canes are available in boxes of six for $5.95 and can be shipped across the U.S.
Not a fan of easy mac? Maybe you’ll enjoy clam-flavored, pickle-flavored or bacon-flavored candy canes. ‘Tis the season to be queasy, after all.
Candy lovers will soon have a new way to enjoy M&M’s.
Mars Incorporated announced Tuesday it will roll out M&M’s Chocolate Bars and a new flavor – hazelnut spread – for its popular treats.
The chocolate bars will be made of smooth milk chocolate with whole M&M’S Minis. They will launch in December in five flavors: peanut, milk chocolate, crispy, almond and crispy mint.
Mars is also adding another new flavor to the traditional M&M’s candy: hazelnut spread. The candies will include the classic milk chocolate coating with a center containing hazelnut spread.
The two additions are among several flavors M&M’s has unveiled in the past year. Last spring, M&M’s hit stores in three new flavors: Crunchy Espresso, Crunchy Raspberry and Crunchy Mint.
And the brand announced three more flavors this month: English Toffee Peanut, Mexican Jalapeno Peanut and Thai Coconut Peanut.
“The industry is changing and consumer tastes are evolving,” Allison Miazga-Bedrick, senior brand director of the M&M’S brand, said in a statement. “We’re continuing to recognize and anticipate demand.”