This has to be the most perverse thing since BK Flame. White Castle has produced a limited-edition scented candle that infuses the home with the steam-grilled aroma of Americas first fast-food hamburger. Just in time for Mothers Day! They went on sale Monday and are already sold out (for now, teases White Castles website). But you can bet we got hold of one via the black market and put it to a smell test.
Even before we lit this thing, the wax emitted an acrid stench of caramelized onions (a colleague who didnt know what she was smelling identified hints of candied corn or perhaps high-fructose corn syrup?). When its lit, the flame produces a buttery aroma as if you were baking a croissant and a sewer rat in the same oven. Even for hard-core cravers, the White Castle candle is a deeply nauseating experience, and we cant in good conscience recommend curling up to one, not even in your White Castle Snuggie.
But if youre determined, theyre going for $20 a pop on eBay.