Finally: Kale Candy Canes Have Arrived

Archie McPhee
Archie McPhee

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 NJ.com 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.

[h/t NJ.com]

This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

Amazon
Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

Amazon
Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.