The recent news that Wal-Mart is going to sell a line of scented candles based on Paula Deen's recipes got us thinking: What are the scents going to be? Serious Eater Tahitinova clued us in that Linens 'n Things already sells them, but the scents are uninspired: Vanilla Bean, Banana Oatmeal Chip Cookie, Dark Rum Cake, Coconut Pound Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, and Banana Cream Pie.
I thought we'd get some honest Southern smells that might literally come out of Deen's kitchen. Scents like cornbread. Bacon. Pecan pie. Mac and cheese. Fried chicken. Pancakes with maple syrup and tons of butter. Bacon-donut egg burger. Velveeta fudge. Deep-fried butter. What other scents should there be?