Finally: Kale Candy Canes Have Arrived

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No matter how healthy and trendy it may be, kale is rarely a pleasure to eat. The tough, leafy green requires a lot of effort and seasoning to make it palatable. If you're looking for a more exciting way to consume the superfood for National Kale Day (which is today, October 2), consider avoiding the produce aisle all together. As reports, kale now comes in the form of sweet candy canes.

Archie McPhee, the Seattle candy company behind the kale candy canes, is known for making unusual treats. Their lineup includes such incongruous candy cane flavors as bacon, pickles, and mac and cheese. Their newest flavor may be their hardest sell yet.

"No more pesky holiday flavors to worry about, just the bitter grassiness of your favorite vegetable," the product description reads. "This set of six Kale Candy Canes gives you the flavor of kale with none of the dietary benefits."

Each candy cane is 5.25 inches tall with white and kale-green stripes instead of the traditional white and red. Outside of their packaging, the confections could be mistaken for regular candy canes, giving it great gag stocking stuffer potential. Of course, if you know someone who actually likes their candy to taste like vegetables, then this is the perfect gift.

The kale candy canes are available in packs of six for $6.50 through Archie McPhee's website. If you're looking to terrorize your loved ones with more bizarre candy canes this holiday season, here are some alternate flavors to add to your shopping list.