Typically, when you tell someone, "There's a KFC log in there," you're pointing a plumber toward an abused toilet, not your loved ones toward your crackling fireplace. The Colonel has changed all that, though. On Thursday, the fried chicken chain debuted a KFC-scented "Enviro-log" that is supposed to smell like fried chicken and, more specifically, Colonel Sanders' famed 11 herbs and spices secret recipe. It's a Yule Log meant to make your home smell like a deep fryer. By Friday the log had sold out on Walmart.com. Last year the same thing happened with the limited time KFC fire log.
If you still want the aroma of Kentucky Fried Chicken to waft through your house this Christmas, don't worry. I have an easy solution for that. Go to your nearest KFC. Buy a bucket. Take it home. Hide pieces of chicken throughout your home. Repeat every day for the rest of the holiday season.
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— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 6, 2019
You could also just buy the herbs and spices firelog. The chicken log that replaces that old-timey, homey fire smell with the scents of a KFC kitchen during the lunch rush is going viral. Everyone wants their entire home to smell their dinner table on a night that mom had to work late and dad didn't want to cook but also thought that pizza was too lazy.
"Last year, we captured the hearts, noses and fireplaces of our fans, but thousands more were clamoring to get their hands on our limited firelogs. So, we brought our 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs back with an exclusive partnership with Walmart to spread the finger-lickin' good cheer," said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO in a statement. "We hope you'll cuddle up with your family or friends with a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken and a warm fried chicken-scented fire this holiday season."
The aroma of Colonel Sanders will be back in Yule Log form soon enough. When the 5-pound log does come back be prepared to fight off hungry neighbors. To the death, if necessary. (This will not be necessary.) No word yet on if KFC will be releasing any gravy scented candles or Christmas trees that are actually just a large, conical stack of KFC Double Downs. (I would buy that.)
Editors Note: This post was originally published on December 14, 2018.