Archie McPhee Introduces New Candy Canes That Are Flavored Like Shiitake Mushroom, Pho and Ketchup

The fabulous online novelty retailer Archie McPhee has added three new flavors to their wonderful line of unusually flavored candy canes. The first is a very trendy shiitake mushroom flavored candy cane.

Shiitake Mushroom Candy Canes may seem odd at first, but they’re sprouting up all over the place. How do they taste? Like shiitake. After all, we know Santa is a fungi with a mushroom in his heart for the holiday spirit, so obviously he gives a shiitake about Christmas!

Shitake Mushroom Candy Canes Archie McPhee

Another cane features the distinct flavor of the beloved Vietnamese dish pho.

As much as we love traditional holiday meals, we’d rather be sneaking out and eating a bowl of pho at our local Vietnamese restaurant. Even Santa would probably rather have a spoonful of that rich, herby elixir than a cold glass of milk as he’s delivering presents. While this set of six candy canes isn’t as good as the real thing, it’s a reasonable pho-simile.

Pho Candy Canes

The final cane is ketchup-flavored.

It’s America’s favorite condiment, but for Christmas! Do you know what makes mediocre food edible? Ketchup! So, just imagine how a ketchup-flavored candy cane can take your holiday from meh to magnificent. This set of six candy canes really does taste like sweet, tomatoey ketchup. Ketchup Candy Canes are here to save Christmas from being dry and tasteless!

Ketchup Candy Canes

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.