Nothing says Merry Christmas like the smell of KFC chicken burning in your fireplace. (Okay, work with me here.)  For the third year, you can now buy KFC-scented firelogs at Walmart.

KFC launched the Herbs and Spices Firelog Monday for the holiday season. The product is available exclusively through Walmart.

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It’s the third consecutive year KFC has decided to sell a fried chicken-scented firelog to celebrate the holiday season.

What seemed like the dumbest idea I'd ever heard last Christmas, is back again, which makes me think maybe it it isn't such a dumb idea after all.  Someone at KFC corporate has determined that fire wood that smells like their chicken when you burn it is good for their brand.

So I dug a little deeper and went to the Walmart website to see details about these KFC-scented logs.

Here is the official product write-up for the (apparently "covetable") KFC Firelogs.

The KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog from Enviro-Log is designed to make your home smell like fried chicken and feel as warm as an Extra Crispy drumstick at the bottom of a KFC bucket of fried chicken. This covetable firelog is made from 100% recycled materials and is a great gift idea for everyone on your holiday gift list.

  • May result in a craving for fried chicken. We know the firelog smells great, but please do not attempt to eat it. Please do not put your face directly into the fire in attempt to smell fried chicken!
  • Enjoy the scent before burning, the smell escapes when lit.
  • The firelog can burn up to 2.5 - 3 hours.  Great for fireplaces, fire pits, wood stoves, chimineas, and campfires.
  • Store in a safe, dry area away from pets.

The fact that they have to tell you not to eat the firelog is more than an little insulting, don't you think? They aren't giving you too much credit when they tell you not to put your face directly into the fire, either.

And any pet I ever owned had the common sense not to try to eat the chicken-scented wood mommy and daddy were gullible enough to buy.

But life is short and and if you 've got a hankering for firewood that smells like KFC, knock yourself out. The 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog is available for purchase either online or in-store for $15.88 while availability lasts.