We’re a long way away from plain ol’ peppermint candy canes. Candy companies still sell traditional red- and white-striped canes, but now brands are offering new, exciting, and even some disgusting candy cane flavors.
You won’t believe the selection of candy canes on the market now. There are canes that taste like various kinds of meat, and gravy-flavored ones to go with it. Candy canes that taste like clams, pickles, and dipping sauces. There are even candy canes flavored like inedible objects – if you’ve ever wanted to give coal or a crayon a try. Of course, there are also some delicious-sounding canes out there, too. Those are inspired by candy and desserts–not Sriracha and wasabi.
The Daily Meal has scoured the internet to find some truly wild candy cane flavors that will leave your jaw on the floor. Whether you’re getting them as a gag gift, a stocking stuffer, or just simply want to try a macaroni and cheese candy cane, everyone will go wild for these crazy candy cane flavors you won’t believe exist.
Thank goodness, these candy canes don’t actually taste like crayons. These bright and colorful treats temporarily color your mouth various bright shades. “My granddaughter loved it,” raved a reviewer.
This candy cane is another creation by Archie McPhee’s, but as we’ve learned, it’s not one of its tastiest. Unfortunately, these mac and cheese canes smell like feet and leave an aftertaste that will have you running to the dentist. “The lingering fake-cheese aftertaste made me want to beeline straight for the dentist and beg them to professionally clean my teeth,” a Daily Meal editor wrote.
According to Giambri’s – the brand that makes them – these molasses candy canes taste like brown sugar. However, if you’ve ever been a curious child, you’ve probably sneaked a taste of molasses when someone was cooking and gagged. It’s not very tasty!
These pumpkin pie candy canes are probably the best transitional ones for fall to winter. They’re pumpkin spice-y and cinnamon-y.
Honestly, we’re mad that someone made a chicken-flavored candy cane. We have a lot of doubt that anyone in life has ever wished for a piece of candy that tastes like the skin of a rotisserie chicken. This putrid flavor idea is from Archie McPhee. It describes the candy as having a smoky, roasted taste, which sounds great for an actual piece of chicken and not for a piece of sugar.
If you’re one of those brave souls who love wasabi, then this might be the candy for you. But if you aren’t, then the burning-hot sensation you feel after trying this could be a decision you regret. However, you won't regret checking out how we rated our favorite holiday cookies this season.
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