The Time A.1. Made Meat-Scented Candles

We can't speak for everyone, but we love a good candle. There's something so satisfying about picking out a new cylinder that burns and emits a good smell, filling up our homes with aromas of citrus, lavender, or even sugar cookies. There are some candles that perhaps don't cater to everyone, and we're not talking about patchouli-scented ones. The popular steak sauce company, A.1., came out with meat-scented candles a few years ago, and nobody can decide if it was a joke or not. 

The candles retailed for $15 each and were sold for a limited time as an attempt to create some branded merchandise for Father's Day (via Taste of Home). These tantalizing tapers could burn for 50 to 70 hours, giving buyers plenty of time to enjoy the smell of meat wafting through their homes (if you're into that sort of thing). It's like a cookout without the mess, and the food, and pretty much everything else except the smell.

Fill your home with the comforting aroma of burgers

The scents came in three different varieties: Original Meat, Backyard BBQ, and Classic Burger. Maybe you're just looking for something new, or maybe you really, really love the smell of meat, but these candles certainly deliver something that veers away from the norm. A few writers at Delish described some of the scents for those of us who didn't grab these meat candles while they were still around. Original Meat was described as "waxy steak," which, if we're being honest, doesn't seem like something we want in our homes. 

The writers went on to compare the Backyard BBQ scent to "a Christmas tree store during the summer months," which maybe is a good thing and speaks to sort of an outdoorsy smell? Finally, Classic Burger was given a description as "a hunk of marinating beef." At least that one seems to have rung true to its name, whereas the other two seem a little vaguer. While these particular candles are no longer available, other companies are filling the meat-scented candle shoes, with aromas like bacon, beef jerky, and meat sweats. Please, we beg you, don't buy this for anyone you like.