A Bright Idea

October 3 | 2 Comments

My mother is a candle freak.

No, I mean it. She lights candles in every room of the house, presumably for the smell. She must be heavily invested in Yankee Candle stock.

One thing’s for sure, she doesn’t light them to get my old man in a romantic mood. Heck, to him a night of romance is eating a rack of bbq ribs, watching Dumb and Dumber, and farting under the covers.

His repertoire lacks lit candles. You’ll find nothing flickering in the bedroom, orĀ  around the bath tub, or in between my bowl of water and kibble. I guess it’s just not in his DNA to create a loving mood.

I’ll tell you this, if my mother ever wants to get me in the right mood, she just has to light a candle like the one in this MyFox Atlanta story.

White Castle, which markets itself as America’s first burger chain, sold out of its slider-scented charity candles online just two days after posting them, it emerged Friday.

The cult-favorite fast food joint still had some of its “steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions-scented candles” available in-store, but supplies of the beefy delights are going fast. The candle features the chain’s logo and is designed to resemble the signature cardboard sleeve of White Castle’s burgers.

“It’s the ultimate gift for Castle lovers everywhere,” Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate relations, said of the $10 candles.

“White Castle fans from around the country have responded so enthusiastically that our online inventory sold out in record time. Best of all, net proceeds from all candle sales will be donated to Autism Speaks.”

White Castle teamed up with the “queen of home fragrances” Laura Slatkin, founder of Nest Fragrances, to develop the candle. Slatkin sits on the board of Autism Speaks.

“When I think of truly superior aromas, I think of the aroma of a freshly-grilled White Castle hamburger — life just doesn’t get better than that,” Slatkin said. “We have captured that exact essence in our White Castle candle.”


2 Responses to “A Bright Idea”

  1. Lisa Gangone on October 9th, 2011 4:58 pm

    Fast food scented candles sound like an interesting idea. I do not know if I could handle the smell of french fries in my home. This would probably be a good idea for a party but for everyday use I do not think so.

  2. Healthy Pet Food on November 9th, 2011 7:30 pm

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