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White Castle and Other Fun Food-Scented Candles

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A White Castle candle is a novelty item created to commemorate National Hamburger month. Created by Laura Slatkin of NEST Fragrances, the candle sold out in just two days.

White Castle Candles

Novelty candles are designed to provide a specific scent or decoration. For example, during the holidays it isn't unusual to see candles shaped like Santa Claus, reindeer or snowmen. These candles are not necessarily created to be burned, but are used as decorations. The White Castle candle was designed to honor White Castle Hamburgers, the first fast food chain of hamburger restaurants in the United States.

Hamburger With Onions Candle Fragrance

The candle fragrance resembles a hamburger with heavy, grilled onions. The idea behind the candle was to conjure images of dining at White Castle. In addition to the strong odor, the candle was packaged in a cardboard sleeve, similar in design to the White Castle Slider hamburger packaging.

Candles No Longer Available

As of 2011, it is difficult to locate White Castle candles beyond buying from resellers. The original candle proceeds were donated to awareness organizations and programs for autism.

Ebay and Other Resellers

You can find White Castle candles on eBay and other reseller websites. The majority of these candles are sold as new. The original cardboard sleeve has been replaced with a porcelain blue and white holder. The candle fills the space between the top and bottom of the porcelain box.

White Castle Candle

About White Castle

White Castle was founded in 1921 by Billy Ingram on a shoestring budget of $700. The fast-food hamburger restaurant chain was the first of its kind within the United States.

Square Sliders

The White Castle hamburgers became known as sliders. Long before McDonald's took the nation by storm, families wanted to dine at White Castle. Despite fierce competition from other chains, White Castle remains a juicy slice of Americana.

Facts About NEST Fragrances

Laura Slatskin founded Slatkin and Co. with her husband. The husband and wife team created a line of scented candles that range from pumpkin to bamboo. Slatkin created the White Castle candle specifically to celebrate National Hamburger Month.

Different Food Candle Scents

There are several candles with different food scents you can purchase. These candles make excellent choices for anyone wishes to fill their home or office with a specific food scent.

Warm Buttered Bread Candle Scent

What smells more inviting than a candle scent of warm buttered bread? Amazon's Choice features a Warm Buttered Bread candle scent by Village Candle. This 16 oz candle sells for about $15 with Prime free shipping.

Backyard BBQ Scented Candle

Capture that smell of a backyard barbeque of a smokey brown sugar rubbed ribs with hickory smoke. Homesick features this Backyard BBQ scented candle that will transport you to an outdoors summer barbeque each time you light it. This hand poured in the USA 13.75 oz candle sells for around $25 plus shipping calculated at checkout.

Snickerdoodle Scented Candle

If you love the smell of right out of the oven Snickerdoodle cookies, then you'll love this Amazon's Choice, Snickerdoodle scented candle. The 13 oz mason jar candle is sold by Our Own Candle Company for around $13 with free shipping for orders over $25.

Chocolate Brownie Candle Scent

You can get your fill of freshly baked Chocolate Brownie. This pint-size mason jar candle by Grandma's Kitchen Scents costs about $18 with Prime free shipping.

National Hamburger Month

In May 1992, White Castle started the celebration of National Hamburger Week and later transformed it to National Hamburger month. In May 2010, White Castle teamed up with Laura Slatkin to create the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions scented candle to celebrate the 18th anniversary of National Hamburger Month. The candles were priced at $10 each and the proceeds were donated to Autism Speaks.

White Castle Candle

If you wish to celebrate White Castle hamburgers, you can still find White Castle candles in new condition. Collectors keep a continuous flow of these candles for sale on ebay and other reseller websites.

White Castle and Other Fun Food-Scented Candles