People seem to be obsessed with scented candles these days. Everyone you speak to is asking for Diptyque candles for Christmas.
That’s because every Tom, Dick and Harry is in the grip of Hygge – kitting their sterile houses out with as many naked flames as possible in the hope of channelling Scandi-comfort.
IMO, all candles really do is make an artificial smell and cause a fug which leaves most northerners (if my mother is anything to go by) running to open the nearest available window – whether it’s snowing outside or not.
But finally there is a candle we can all get on board with.
Forget your vanilla candles. Your sandalwood waxes. Your mulled flames.
Because KFC New Zealand has just launched a limited edition scented candle to fill your home with the smell of that blend of 11 delicious herbs and spices.
To get your hands on one, all you had to do was suggest a new piece of KFC merchandise the company should make. And there were some corking ideas.
The winning entry proposed: ‘KFC stamps…cause the Colonel always delivers’.
Other people wanted KFC flavoured lip balms, particularly in zinger burger or popcorn chicken flavour. And someone suggested the Colonel start producing KFC branded bongs with names like ‘Bongwise feast’, ‘Weed for two’ and ‘Family Blazin’ Box’.