5 Holiday Food Gifts NOT to Give This Year

By Kelly Dobkin  |  November 22, 2013

While there's the usual bevy of truly awesome food and drink gifts to choose from this year, it wouldn't be the holidays without some truly ridiculous food-scented and food-flavored products. Check out our mini-guide on food gifts to avoid below.

  • Kentucky For Kentucky, Fried Chicken-Scented Candles, $22

    Only 25 of these candles (in three varieties) went on offer this morning from host company Kentucky for Kentucky, and we're guessing that sadly...they completely sold out. But we wouldn't be surprised to see a new supply of these available this holiday season after all of media hoopla.

  • Cinnabon-Flavored Vodka (price TBD)

    Seriously just...why? This new vodka from Jim Beam brand Pinnacle will roll out in select markets on December 1 and make its national debut on January 1. Is no vodka flavor off limits at this point?

  • Power Bacon Deodorant, $9.99

    Further proof that the bacon meme has jumped the shark, Power Bacon deodorant will leave you smelling "meaty fresh" if you happen to "sweat like a pig." Just stay indoors (and away from woodland animals).

  • Que, BBQ Pork-Scented Cologne, $24.95

    Dying to smell like some hickory-smoked pulled pork? We're not. And we doubt anyone else is either. This real life product is described as "an intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat, and sweet summer sweat." Anyone looking to achieve this scent can probably do so by hitting up their nearest 'cue joint, without dropping the $25.

  • Crazy Cat Lady Cat Food Scented Soap, $5.95

    First of one wants to be called a cat lady. Second of all...really?