Better Than Pumpkin: Candle Smells Like Butter-Basted Turkey and Stuffing


That magical day of the year – when your sole  purpose is to wake up and eat an obscene amount of home-cooked food loaded with butter and love, and perhaps ponder your thankfulness for a minute or two amidst the food bingefest. Yes, I am talking about Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’re the one waking up at 5 am to put the turkey in the oven), Thanksgiving only comes around once a year. Luckily, the latest offering by candle company Yankee Candle may quell your Thanksgiving blues by capturing all the smells and delights of Thanksgiving into a candle. Described as “plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots and herbs,” the candle will hold you over until you can once again sink your teeth in roasted turkey and mashed potatoes.

Love the idea or hate the idea, at least there are now autumnal alternatives to things that smell like pumpkins or brown sugar. Now, if there were a way to bottle all the courses served in a Thanksgiving feast into a single candle such that it emanated the scents of the different courses at different times, that would be genius.

Turkey and Stuffing Candle, $18 @Yankee Candle

By Erica Schecter

A hungry American expat living in London, Erica has an insatiable appetite for all things meat, cheese and Thanksgiving fare.

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