KFC are bringing in the holidays with a fireplace log that smells like fried chicken
I don't know about you guys, but there are certain smells which fill me with joy and warmth the very second they reach my nostrils. The smell of freshly cut grass. The hopeful aroma of a brand new car. But the olfactory sensation most pleasing to me is the waft of fried chicken over the air.
There's simply nothing like it, is there? But sadly, there's only one problem: it's not as common an aroma as I'd personally like it to be. Pretty much the only time when you get to smell fried chicken is when you step into a fried chicken restaurant or whenever you make it at home, but I have too much on my plate to be doing those things on a regular basis.
No, I need an easier way to access that scent, but luckily KFC have finally answered my prayers and/or read my letters, because this Christmas, they're giving us the greatest gift of all. Well, unlimited fried chicken would be the greatest, but this is definitely the second greatest gift of all.
Behold: the KFC firelog, which smells like fried chicken when you burn it. So when you're sitting in front of the fire this Christmas, sipping on your eggnog and wishing you were tucking into something Finger Lickin' Good, you can at least turn a nostril into the breeze, and use your imagination.
It's beautiful, isn't it? KFC announced the good news via their official Twitter account late last week, calling their latest product "the best way to make a fire smell less like fire and more like fried chicken". Now that's a sales pitch. They went into a little more detail in a statement following the release.
"This one-of-a-kind firelog from Enviro-Log, a leading manufacturer of firelogs made of 100 percent recycled materials, is the result of countless hours of research and development, all done over the last couple of months since we had this idea."
While KFC warns that not only is the firelog not edible (please don't eat the log), but it also may result in cravings for fried chicken and/or attract hungry bears. Still, if you're not put off by that, the firelog will burn for about three hours at a time, and it'll set you back around $18.99 a pop.
Well... it would have set you back $18.99.
Yeah, KFC came right back to us in a tweet and explained what happened: "Boy howdy, did those go fast! Apologies to those who weren't able to snag one, and to those who did, enjoy the best smelling fire you've ever smelled in your life!" Yup, these logs were limited edition, and the emphasis was on limited.
Still, if you're devastated by not being able to get your hands on one of these, it might be best to soothe your aching heart with a delicious bucket of (slightly tear-stained) fried chicken. Next year, KFC firelogs. Next. Year.