Roasted turkey doritos
Holiday snacks usually mean lots of mint, chocolate, and sweets, but Doritos have put together a treat for the person who just can't get enough turkey. And if that weren't enough, these roast-turkey-flavoured Doritos also come in the shape of Christmas trees.
Turkey and gravy soda
Turkey-flavoured Doritos are somewhat understandable, but what about turkey-flavoured soda? Jones Soda, a company known for its experimental flavours and labels, decided to test the market with a limited run of these sodas a few years ago. So how did they fare? The first run of these sodas sold out within two hours, and while they're no longer being produced, they do still sell at a neat profit on eBay.
Jones Soda had Christmas dinner covered with the turkey-and-gravy flavour, but what about Hanukkah? Turns out they made a soda for that too! Unfortunately, this kosher soda based on the Jewish potato cakes was much less beloved than latkes themselves. As one reviewer at The AV Club wrote, "It's like that juice that sits at the bottom of a bag full of rotting potatoes."
Pumpkin pie pop tarts
Now here's a holiday snack that's a little easier to wrap your mind around. Pumpkin pie pop tarts. All the cardboardy goodness of pop tarts, but with new pumpkin pie flavours.
Pickle candy canes
Candy canes are the ultimate symbol of the holiday season. But apparently some people felt candy canes were missing something: the tang of pickles. So, naturally, candy creators decided to fill the gap. But according to Amazon reviewers, there's just problem with these candy canes: the flavour of pickles isn't strong enough.
One word: why?
Sriracha candy canes
Two words: why not?
White chocolate peppermint Pringles
Pringles skipped the turkey flavour and went straight for the big guns: white chocolate peppermint. And how are they? Says one Amazon reviewer: "Before White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles I believed people were mostly good."
Holiday Wheat Thins
Sure, the decorative patterns on the holiday Wheat Thins are cute, but it doesn't change the fact that they're probably the most un-festive snack imaginable: thin wafers of wheat.
Finally, everyone's favourite fermented-milk drink comes in seasonal flavours! (These might actually be pretty good.)
Tis the season to binge on candy and snacks, and snack companies know it. So how do they capitalize on the sweet tooth time of year? By creating seasonally themed treats, of course. But in the quest to create the ultimate holiday snack, some companies have let their creativity get a little out of hand, resulting in treats that are just plain strange. Despite what you may believe, this gallery proves that peppermint flavour doesn’t actually pair well with everything.
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season could produce a candy that people don’t like. But you wouldn’t think we could screw up cake either, and yet the holidays have given us the most reviled cake of all time: fruitcake.
So the road to the perfect holiday snack is a rocky one. And to honour the efforts of snack companies, we’ve collected some of the best missteps on that journey. How many of these weird limited edition treats have you tried?
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