Fantastic news for romantic people who also cannot stop once they pop! The United Kingdom is getting a very special line of Pringles candles that have been beckoned into existence for some reason.
Yahoo! reports that these contraptions have been designed produce an aroma like the kind that hits your snout when you open up a tube of these munchables. The candles come in the progressively less British chip flavours of Pigs in Blankets, Cheesy Cheese and Texas BBQ. The candles themselves aren’t made of potato chips because that would just be silly.
At the moment, these flammable curiosities are a limited edition property with 500 candles created. If the candles are a hit with the Brits, we could see a bigger batch the following year. After all, it’s not like Lay’s Stax are going to swoop in and run with the idea. No one eats Lay’s Stax at any time of year.
Pringles note in a press release that they’re pretty confident consumers will be enchanted by their product’s “meaty” smell and peg their snack as a holiday staple:
“Sales of Pringles soar by almost 150 per cent at Christmas time when everyone’s enjoying parties and catch-ups with their friends and family. So what better way to create the perfect festive atmosphere than with the scented Pringles Candle. It’s just not Christmas without the scent – and, of course, delicious taste – of Pringles.”
You can always give the Wise Men in your manger scene some tasteful Pringle duck bills too, if you like.
The Pringles candle is pitched as an ideal “stocking filler” and even a potential substitute if your home is lacking an apparently essential Pigs in Blankets scent. Speaking of scents, there’s some acknowledgement that the smell is going to be STRONG. Possibly too strong.
“The candles are particularly pungent, so we might need to scale back on the odour before unleashing them on a mass scale next year.”
Always a good sign when “we might need to scale back on the odour” is associated with your commercial offering. Skepticism aside, we wouldn’t mind seeing these things come stateside. You intrigue us, Pringles candle. We will do our best not to eat you.
(via First We Feast)