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KFC's new candle will fill your home with the scent of fried chicken

This holiday season, whether you're settling in to watch a chick flick or just feeling cooped up and a little peckish, KFC has a way to make your season bright.

A fried-chicken-scented candle.

Yes, this thing really does exist, and we can blame (or applaud) the folks down under for making it happen. Using social media, KFC New Zealand they asked fans of the legendary chicken joint to pluck out their favorite KFC merchandising ideas, and send them in.

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Over 15,000 comments and suggestions had the company scrambling for a winner. Ideas included popcorn chicken lip balm and KFC toilet freshener, reported Yahoo News. The most popular suggestions would win several KFC-branded prizes, and the most perfect one being the scented candle.

KFC has gotten into the weird merch business in the past; this summer they sold 3,000 tubes of fried chicken-scented sunscreen in two hours.

But alas, the yolk's on us. While the folks in New Zealand may now be able to fill their homes with a truly wonderful fragrance, the fried chicken-scented candle is not available in the U.S.

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"There are no plans to offer the candle in the U.S. at this time," KFC spokeswoman Lori Eberenz told USA Today.

Now, that's a way to really ruffle everyone's feathers.

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