Pickle candles are the real dill. Vlasic teamed up with candlemaker Candier to create a wax candle that looks and smells just like a jar of pickles. It even comes in a glass container with a metal lid and a Vlasic label slapped on it. If you find yourself in a bit of a pickle because they sold out so quickly, don’t fret. You can still pre-order one for $29 and it will ship in January 2023. So even if you just missed National Pickle Day on November 14, it’s always a good time to gift a pickle candle to the pickle lover in your life.
We saw this dill-icious smelling candle thanks to DesignTAXI. Even though Vlasic sells more combinations of flavors and shapes of pickles than we ever thought possible, the candle’s waxy brine contains the classic dill whole pickles (also made of wax). Apparently getting the illusion right was a time-consuming process.
“Creating a candle that looks and smells like a real jar of pickles posed several big challenges,” says Krysten Kauder, founder of Candier by Ryan Porter. “Getting the wax pickles to look like they’re floating in clear liquid was really tough. So, everything had to be done by hand, including the placement of the pickles and pouring of the wax. After lots of rounds of research and testing, our team nailed it and produced a 100% wax candle that looks and smells like a jar of Vlasic pickles.”
This is not the first time we’ve seen an odd scented candle. IKEA sold one that smelled like their meatballs, but it sadly wasn’t shaped like the famous product. Chipotle’s lemonade-scented water cup candle both looks and smells like its inspiration. It’s also not the first time we’ve seen pickle-flavored snacks, thanks to the popularity of the Rick and Morty character Pickle Rick. That’s how we ended up with pickle-flavored seltzer and pickle-flavored Pringles. Dill with it.
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.