The Only Redneck Ginger Ale Candle You Need This Christmas

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By Patrick Coffee Comment

The hicks behind ‘Kentucky Kicks Ass‘ are back, and this time they brought a hint of the Colonel’s secret recipe and a big bottle of only-in-Kentucky ginger ale with them.

Kentucky for Kentucky already earned a lot of media for its latest scented product launch, which “got hot like Jennifer Lawrence and sold out in under a minute.” The big headline-grabber was the fried chicken candle, created by Bluegrass State artisan Kathy Werking. In the group’s own words:

“THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS, THANK YOU KENTUCKY FOR BEING THE FIRST TO FRY CHICKEN.”

CandleStore4_1024x1024But they do other flavors too, guys.

Above, for example, is the “Scents of the Commonwealth Ale-8″ candle, designed to “energize” any room with “the essence of ginger with a fresh citrus twist” by way of “grapefruit and lime essential oils.” “Ale-8-one or “a late one” was the latest thing in pop back in 1926.

There’s also a Kentucky Derby variety, which thankfully smells more like fresh mint juleps than horse hockey and sweaty seersucker.

We do have a one-word question, though: bourbon?!?

(Ed note: Can my home state of South Carolina really compete with Kentucky when it comes to firsts? Since we were “First to Secede,” we might have to settle for a “bitter 150-year-old smell of defeat” candle.)