KFC Launches Candle Which Smells Like Their Delicious Gravy

by : Charlie Cocksedge on : 21 Jan 2019 16:39
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Isn’t it great when you make fresh coffee or bake a loaf of bread, and your whole house smells amazing because of it.

Ever wanted to have that all the time, except instead of coffee or bread it’s gravy, and instead of gravy it’s specifically KFC gravy?


If you have, you’re in luck. And if you haven’t, well keep reading anyway because you may just have a hankering for a house that whiffs of KFC gravy by the end of this article.

Famous fried chicken fast food outlet KFC is selling a candle that smells of their famous gravy.

There are 230 up for grabs, and they’ll be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


KFC say:

Nothing beats the sweet, soulful aroma of KFC gravy. So this January, why not fill your home with Finger Lickin’ good vibes thanks to our limited edition KFC Gravy Candle.

This isn’t the brand’s first foray into scented products, having previously released a chicken-scented candle, as well as a bath bomb that smelled like their signature five herbs and spices mixture.

But this is the first time KFC have released one of these pongy products in the UK, according to Metro.


Is it an early April fool’s joke? I don’t know. See for yourself:

A spokesperson for the Colonel said:

You’re not dreaming. You really can now fill your home with the incredible aroma of KFC gravy with this limited edited candle… it’s staggeringly nose stimulating.

What an honour it was to create a candle with such a highly-beloved scent.

Initially the different ingredients within the gravy were split into their constituent parts and fragrances matched to each. Then the scent was built component by component in the similar ratios as KFC’s iconic gravy.

The artisanal approach to creating the candles was crucial to ensure the familiar and evocative aroma of gravy was perfectly captured.


If you’re up for it and fancy making your home smell like KFC gravy, you can go to this website, enter your name and email, and pray you’re in luck.

If not, perhaps you can make your own gravy, pour it in a glass, stick a wick in it and wait for it to congeal and solidify? Then set fire to it. That’ll be fun, right? It’ll definitely smell like something anyway. [Editor’s note: don’t do this.]

I’m on to you, KFC. Scented candles are lovely and all, but a gravy-scented one is just going to make the sniffer super hungry for that finger lickin’ meat juice, so much so they’ll no doubt be legging it down to their nearest KFC in no time.


Either that or they’ll end up melting the candle down and pouring it over some chicken. In which case KFC could have some serious issues on their hands… But I’m sure no one would actually eat a candle, would they? [Editor’s note: don’t do this either. Please.]

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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist and sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.

Topics: Food


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