As part of its new Quarter Pounder Fan Club, McDonald’s is launching an online merchandise shop full of goodies for enthusiasts of the popular burger. Along with jewelry and clothing, the shop also includes a line of scented candles that will not only make your home smell like beef, but also the toppings that typically go on a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
According to McDonald’s, the candles have an approximate burn time of 25 hours and are made of a blend of soy wax, fine fragrance and essential oil. The set of six candles in minimalist glass containers includes six scents: Bun, Ketchup, Pickle, Cheese, Onion and 100% Fresh Beef. Light them all at once for the full Quarter Pounder effect or just one at a time if you’re wanting your house to smell like, say, onions? (We won’t judge!)
Other items in the Quarter Pounder collection from Golden Arches Unlimited (which is the snazzy name of the merchandise shop McDonald’s is running) include a T-shirt, calendar, pin, locket, mittens and a sticker that says “I’d Rather Be Eating A Quarter Pounder with Cheese.”
Unfortunately, getting the candles or any other items from the shop may be a bit tricky, as quantities are limited and McDonald’s is only making them available at certain times this week and weekend. That means we also don’t know the prices of each item until it’s officially on sale.
You’ll have to follow McDonald’s on Instagram to see when each item becomes available, or head to the Golden Arches Unlimited website. Be prepared to act fast if you see the one you want is available, as these kitschy items will likely go pretty quickly.
As of publication time on Feb. 20, the calendar and locket were already available for purchase, while all other items in the line up were still listed as “Coming Soon.”
The $25 calendar features the Quarter Pounder in various situations, like floating on a raft in a pool or lounging under an umbrella on a rainy day. The whole thing is pretty fantastic and would certainly be a conversation starter if you hung it on your wall at the office.
The heart-shaped locket was $35 — before it sold out — and features photos of the Quarter Pounder, the Quarter Pounder Bacon, the Quarter Pounder Deluxe and the Double Quarter Pounder inside. It is 14-karat gold filled, includes an 18-inch rope chain and is 100% waterproof and scratch-resistant. The words “Quarter Pounder With Love” are engraved on the front.
Personally, I can’t imagine a more romantic gift to buy for yourself.
According to the store’s website, the sales from Golden Arches Unlimited support the Ronald McDonald House Charities, so you can feel good while celebrating your love of fast food.