The internet was taken aback last month when Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop company released a candle that smells like a vagina. The quim-scented “This Smells Like My Vagina” sold out immediately despite having the hefty price tag of $75. Following the unforeseeable success of the vagina candle, McDonald’s wants to get some of that ridiculous candle money.
McDonald’s has released a set of candles that smell like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The collection of six different fast-food-themed candles features a component of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese: Sesame Seed Bun, Ketchup, Pickle, Cheese, Onion, and 100% Fresh Beef. You’re supposed to burn them all at the same time to get the aroma of a freshly made McDonald’s cheeseburger and “maximum deliciousness.”
The question is, does the Quarter Pounder with Cheese candles cover up the smell of Quarter Pounder with Cheese farts? Wouldn’t you rather have a McDonald’s French Fry candle or a McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin candle before a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese candle?
Not sure that burger-flavored candles are the candles you want to light right before a love-making session. But maybe that’s you’re thing, so who are we to judge?
If you’re reading this, it’s too late, somehow the McDonald’s candle has already sold out. Guess you’ll have to buy a vanilla sugar blossom-scented candle like a normal person.
The burger candle is part of McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Fan Club, which sells such Mickey D’s merchandise as a Quarter Pounder locket, Quarter Pounder mittens, and a 2020 Quarter Pounder calendar. The fact that Quarter Pounder merchandise even exists and that there is an entire line stinks of late stage capitalism.
A year ago, an Australian company started selling a McDonald’s burger candle. The Grey Line company sold a Maccas Cheeseburger scented candle, which is some McDowell’s level ripoff, as seen in Coming to America.