Mac and cheese, clam-flavoured candy canes divide social media

Mac and cheese, clam-flavoured candy canes divide social media
Photo credit: Archie McPhee

Do you ever feel like pasta, clams and candy canes at the same time?

Well, Archie McPhee have created savoury yellow-and-white striped candy canes, with a mac and cheese flavour, as well as some that taste like your favourite clam stew.

The mac and cheese candy canes, which are selling for just over NZ$7.50 on the company's website, are said to be "comfort food-flavoured".

"Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?" the Archie McPhee website asks.

Social media is a little confused over the mixture of flavours.

Food reviewer Junkfoodmom says the candy smells and tastes like mac and cheese, but the sweetness eventually overpowers that flavour, so they end up "doable".

Other strange confectionary experiments from Archie McPhee include pickle mints, bacon candy canes and "Shakespearean Insult Gum" - whatever that is.

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