KFC Brought Back Their Fried Chicken-Scented Fire Logs For The Holidays

by Julie Scagell

Your entire house can smell like KFC chicken this year

If you find yourself thinking, “You know what our house is missing? A faint fried chicken smell,” then the folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken have you covered. The fast-food giant is back for the second year in a row selling its fried chicken-scented fire log.

If you missed the chance to have your home smell like their 11 herbs and spices last year, you’re not alone. The logs sold out online within three hours! This year, though, KFC doubled down and teamed up with Walmart and Enviro-Log so that everyone who wants a chicken log gets a chicken log.


“Once again you can fill your home with the warmth of a fire that spreads the mouth-watering aroma of Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe,” the company says on their website. “Throw one on the fire and grab a bucket of the Colonel’s world-famous fried chicken, then sit back and enjoy.”


The logs are selling for $18.99 and will burn for up to three hours. That’s three full hours to inhale the sweet, sweet smell of fried chicken without the hassle and mess of making the actual chicken yourself. Though, I would imagine you’d work up quite an appetite for the actual bird at some point, so here’s hoping there’s a KFC near you to quench your appetite.

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This KFC log is the perfect White Elephant gift or stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life. But buyers beware: The logs “may attract bears or hungry neighbors,” according to the chicken experts. They also warn customers to “store in a dry place away from children or pets” lest they mistake the log for actual fried chicken and end up with shits for the holidays.

Created in partnership with Enviro-Log, the logs are made from 100 percent recycled wax cardboard and are meant to “create a delightful, hearth-warming and hunger-inducing experience,” per KFC’s press release. “Since selling out last year, we have received weekly calls from hopeful fans wanting to get their hands on the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog.” This means no chickens were harmed in the making of the fire logs, so it’s safe for all your vegetarian friends, too.


The logs are a nice departure from the evergreen and peppermint scents that waft from Christmas trees and candles this time of year. This isn’t for the holiday-goers who want to play it safe when hosting friends and family – oh, no. This is for the guy or gal who wants their guests to talk about their party for years and years to come. And nothing says “memorable” like leaving a party smelling like fowl.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to KFC’s or Walmart’s website and get yourself some finger-licking good chicken in log form. Your family will thank you.