White Castle's burger-scented candle dazzles, disgusts

white-castle-candleIn honor of National Cheeseburger Month, White Castle has released a $10 burger-scented candle. Much like sweat beads fly forth from Cathy’s head, beads of vomit are flying out of my head at the mere thought of a White Castle-scented candle.

I wrote a whole little list of pop culture burgers, but it just detracted from the fact that you can buy a burger-scented candle, the proceeds of which go to autism research.

The world can be really big and confusing sometimes, PopWatchers. Just when I think I’ve seen everything, and that culture is just slowly ingesting and excreting itself in an endless cycle of deterioration, something strange — even strangely awful — comes along, and this fabulous jolt of imagination shakes me to my core. I guess we are still reaching out to touch the face of God. Or…whatever. Way to go, you disgusting, disgusting candle!

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  • Madd

    I’m 100% sure my husband has already bought one of these.

    • Liz

      I love that you know that and are wiling to declare it loud and proud. heehee!

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    WOW!!! This is just too bizarre to be fake!

  • BrandonK

    The proceeds go to autism research because that’s really where autism comes from – burgers. Suck it, Jenny McCarthy!

  • Katja

    This is so weird. I pretty much like my burger scents and flavors to be confined to…burgers. I mean, I tried a cheeseburger-flavored Dorito at a party recently, and it was just SO bizarre.

    • BxMom

      You are so right, the Doritos were so bizarre, yet strangely delicious. lol

  • james

    a white castle candle with proceeds going to autism research is america in a microcosm: junk food kitsch going to overspend on healthcare to treat an imaginary condition caused by aggressive marketing, junk science, and hypochondria-by-proxy of well-meaning but pliable parents.

    • denise


    • Brian

      You seem stupid, james. Way to be stupid!

    • Jane Corpora

      It is so obvious that your comments are based in ignorance that I almost didn’t bother to reply. But, as someone who has been dealing with the effects of autism for nearly 25 years, I can say with authority that you are wrong and that you should confine your opinions to areas where you have some knowledge.

    • KK

      James – it’s a shame no marketing company has come up with a fundraiser for DB syndrome, maybe vagisil will make a sented candle to help sponser your diesease.

  • juan

    I want to smell burgers, I just fart!

  • tommychan

    lighten up Margaret ! It just a silly fundraiser by a company that pays people with out advanced job skill better than most in its industry . Money goes to autism research . Just working people trying to help other if that shakes you to the core than your not very deep . Now an onion chip maybe but a burger scented candle I think not .

  • Judge Smails

    I wonder if the candle will give me diarrhea like the burgers do?

    • Phillydog


  • the Y chromosone

    Margaret Lyons (the typical stereotype of a woman who should stay single and watch Sex in the City reruns for the rest of her life!!!)
    People who do blogs for Entertainment Weakly have no business commenting on real culture, taste, intelligence, and anything that does not involve silicone or peroxide.

  • heavnr

    Ironically it also CAUSES autism. It’s a never ending circle. Joyous.

  • Phillydog

    Imagine if they had a pizza-scented candle. I’d keep it in my car.

  • Shawn

    They’re almost certainly banking on the “WTF, oh fine, I’m curious” mentality of customers. There are just enough people who are morbidly curious to the point that they’ll spend $10 on an impulse buy just to take it home and light it up to satiate their curiosity of what a burger-scented candle might smell like. And hey, if there was a White Castle close to where I live, I’d probably be one of them. For now, I’m holding out hope that there are burger-flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans on the horizon.

  • Dan

    I’m not sure what is a bigger waste of resources , a White Castle candle or the author taking the time to write ” A whole little list of Pop Culture burgers”

  • Mark B

    Destined to be the next pop-collectable ala “Billy Beer”.

  • Nurse Jackie

    Your ignorance saddens me. Autism is real. As far as being pliable…there’s nothing I want more than for my son to be a typical 8 year old boy.

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