Bring the Smell of KFC Home With This Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

If you’re feeling nostalgic for your favorite Disneyland ride, the smell of a good book, or a chocolate egg cream from Katz's, all you have to do is light the right candle and allow the scent to transport you away. The latest brand to hop on the unconventional scented candle bandwagon is KFC, Eater reports. The food chain's limited-edition candle is the perfect way to make a home smell like fried chicken on those nights when getting takeout feels like too much of an effort.

But you may want to hold off on making room in your candle collection for now: The product was made as part of the “KFC Advent Calendar” social media promotion from KFC New Zealand. Followers were asked to enter for a chance to win the candle by suggesting ideas for other KFC-branded merchandise in the comments. (Highlights included lip balm, deodorant, and hand soap “so you can wash away the chicken juices but your hands still smell amazing.”)

There’s still no word on whether KFC plans on making more candles to sell to consumers, but Colonel Sanders devotees have good reason to be hopeful. The chain has dabbled in selling scented products recently, debuting limited launches of both finger lickin’ nail polish and fried chicken-scented sunscreen in 2016. Of course, if you’re really craving a whiff of those 11 herbs and spices you can always pick up a bucket of chicken from your local KFC—and then you can actually eat it too.

[h/t Eater]

Header/banner images courtesy of KFC New Zealand.

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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