Seattle confectioner launches mac and cheese candy canes in Australia just in time for Christmas

A novelty gift shop has launched its macaroni and cheese-flavoured candy canes in Australia just in time for Christmas.

The savoury canes, which have white and yellow stripes instead of the traditional red, were created by American confectioner Archie McPhee, a Seattle-based toy brand known for its weird and wonderful trinkets.

The unusual festive treats cost $11.95 for a box of six, and are available exclusively from Australian website Dick Smith, which is now 100 per cent online after closing all physical stores and being acquired by Kogan.com.  

Seattle-based novelty confectioner Archie McPhee has launched these 'macaroni and cheese' candy canes in Australia just in time for Christmas

Seattle-based novelty confectioner Archie McPhee has launched these 'macaroni and cheese' candy canes in Australia just in time for Christmas

Seattle-based novelty confectioner Archie McPhee has launched these ‘macaroni and cheese’ candy canes in Australia just in time for Christmas

Hailed as ‘comfort food-flavoured comfort food’, each cane is just over five inches tall and promises an ‘instant’ burst of classic mac and cheese.

Michigan-based Instagram account ‘Junk Food Mom’ reviewed the product, telling followers the canes ‘smell like cheese and taste like mac ‘n cheese, but the sweetness overpowers the flavours eventually’, making them enjoyable to eat.

Others were less impressed, with one man branding the canes ‘nasty’ and saying they’ll be in his nightmares for years to come.

If cheesy pasta doesn’t quite tickle your taste buds, the brand has an entire range of bizarre flavours to choose from.

If cheesy pasta doesn't quite tickle your taste buds, the brand has an entire range of bizarre flavours to choose from, including these very unusual kale creations

If cheesy pasta doesn't quite tickle your taste buds, the brand has an entire range of bizarre flavours to choose from, including these very unusual kale creations

Meat lovers can chow down on bacon, rotisserie chicken or pizza flavoured candy canes

Meat lovers can chow down on bacon, rotisserie chicken or pizza flavoured candy canes

If cheesy pasta doesn’t quite tickle your taste buds, the brand has an entire range of bizarre flavours to choose from, including kale (left) and pizza (right)

Meat lovers can chow down on bacon, pizza or rotisserie chicken candy canes, while those who prefer fresh greens can opt for pickle and kale. 

Seafood fans can try clam flavoured canes, and there’s even a ‘fire and brimstone’ creation which packs a smoky cinnamon punch for anyone who dares to try them.

Other unusual products from Archie McPhee include ‘gravy’ candy drops, ‘bacon’ gum balls and ‘dill pickle’ mints.