Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Oooh, that smell / The smell of [White Castle] surrounds you
I prefer Krystals to White Castles ... AMGE readers know this already.
That said, I think I could sleep easy at night if'n the only candles in my house were White Castle-smelling candles. Indeed.
"Hey, what's that smell?"
"What smell? Kumar..."
White Castle, the iconic hamburger chain that inspired stoners everywhere with its title role in the movie Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle has just released a scented candle. Hamburger-scented, of course. Mind you, this is the same company that sells burger-scented air fresheners so, in some bizarrely cosmic twist of logic, this makes sense. And even if it doesn’t make sense, at least the proceeds are going to a good cause.
The burger chain has partnered with Nest Fragrances founder Laura Slatkin, designer of fragrances for Vera Wang, Elton John, and Princess Diana, to create a truly distinctive scent. Described by one industry magazine as "the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions scent of America's first fast food hamburger" the candles are being offered throughout the month of May for 10 bucks. The proceeds support Autism Speaks which raises funds for autism research and advocacy.
Actually, the first run of candles – modeled after White Castle’s cardboard burger packages – has already sold out. More will be coming in. Keep an eye open and, hopefully, you’ll have an easier time getting to White Castle than Harold and Kumar.