The Best Food-Themed Ugly Sweaters For The 2022 Holiday Season

It's official. Ugly holiday sweater season is here and it's time to dust off your most "Colin Firth as Mark Darcy" knitted wear. The more hideous, the better. Perhaps, you may even feel compelled to host an Ugly Sweater Party. If you just gasped in horror, you may not fully understand the whole ugly sweater movement. Donning a purposeful eyesore is quite liberating, especially in a season filled with fancy dress parties, rigid scheduling, and an endless to-do list.

How did the unattractive festive sweater morph from being the dreaded gift you'd get every year from some distant relative into something the cool people wear? A Vox article argues that these sweaters add joy, warmth, and snuggly-ness to the wearers' lives while making those around them smile. The piece opines that the name "ugly" should be dropped completely and that in the future people should simply call the item a "Christmas sweater." Kit Yarrow, the Chair of the psychology department at Golden Gate University, told Today that the ugly sweater also ingratiates us to others by showing that we are willing to abandon all sense of fashion to bring joy to others.

If you need to increase the size of your holiday sweater collection (ugly or otherwise), prepare to be astonished at the sheer breadth of selection. While Pillsbury's limited edition holiday sweater bearing the image of the doughboy has sold out, people can still get their paws on some of this year's hottest food and beverage-themed knits.

White Castle

Move over, slider. It's time to cast a spotlight on a whole other (and much lesser known) White Castle product: the official Ugly Holiday Sweater. Yes, these knitted offerings feature the company logo within a snow globe against a blue snow-flaky background. And that's not all. The snow globe lights up! Yes, you can operate the lights yourself by using a button that is hidden away in the seams. This sweater comes in sizes small through 5XL for a price of $29.99 each. It can be found at White Castle's "House of Crave" online shop.


Finally, people will be able to dunk, break apart, or simply devour Oreo cookies in style. Meet the Oreo Milk Dunk Ugly Christmas Sweater. This two-tone blue sweater boasts one giant Oreo (and a splash of milk) in the middle with several smaller cookies along the bottom, the neckline, and the sleeves. And no festive garb would be complete without the presence of snowflakes. Available in XS to XL, the sweater is $39.99 at Oreo's online store.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is about more than just seafood (mmm, seafood). Its 2022 Christmas sweater reminds fans that it also has some of the most recognizable biscuits around. Is there anything at Red Lobster (besides maybe lobster) that's more popular than a Cheddar Bay biscuit? Well, perhaps a sweater sporting a sleigh that is filled with a giant Cheddar Bay biscuit. In case this black and white sweater isn't already appealing enough, it also comes with an insulated pocket for keeping an emergency supply of biscuits toasty warm. This cozy sweater/biscuit storage facility comes in sizes small to 2XL and is available at Red Lobster's online store for $45.


Whatasweater! Yes, Whataburger's ugly holiday sweater is back. This year's edition is fry-centric with a few Fairisle stripes dedicated solely to the eatery's fried potatoes. This design in the requisite orange and white comes with a pop of navy and a smattering of snowflakes. Perfect for this season's Ugly Sweater Party, a yuletide ride on a one-horse sleigh, or simply as a quirky fashion statement, this offering can be purchased at the Whatastore. The 100% acrylic sweater comes in a range of sizes from small to 3XL and sells for $49.99. The site also offers matching holiday socks, scarves, and beanies.

Swiss Miss

This year's Swiss Miss holiday sweater is no ordinary piece of clothing. Not only does it come equipped with the pleasing aroma of hot chocolate, but it also has a reversible design that enables you to switch from "I am sweet" to "I am hot" whenever the mood strikes. If that's not enough, it also has its very own insulated zippered pocket for storing your drinking vessel of hot cocoa. Swiss Miss, of course. This offering is for sale at for $59.95 and comes in sizes small through 3XL. So far, it's received an average of 4.62 out of 5 stars.


This year's 7-Eleven holiday sweater is an ode to the lucky number seven. Resplendent in hues of green and orange, this "100% polyester sublimated fleece" offering is officially called the "Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven" sweater and may just be a contender for the "ugliest" at your Ugly Sweater party this season. People can pick one up at the 7-Eleven online shop in sizes small to XXL. And, right now, it's marked down from $50 to $40. The company is also offering a Slurpee holiday sweater that, predictably, bears the beverage logo and a selection of Christmas-hued Slurpees. This baby is also on sale for the same price.