Ketchup-Flavored Candy Canes Are Exactly What We Would Expect From 2020

Look, it's no secret that this year hasn't exactly been a treat. I don't need to tell you that we've dealt with a whole lot of utter nonsense, and we've been ready to leave 2020 in the dust for months now.

Thankfully, we're just a few short weeks away from finally saying "adios" to the year from you-know-where. But before we can officially part ways, we must first get through the holiday season.

And what better way to celebrate Christmas in true 2020 fashion than by enjoying a deeply upsetting ketchup-flavored candy cane?

Yes, that's right, ketchup-flavored candy canes: brought to you by the year that belongs in a dumpster fire.

These savory candies can be found online from Archie McPhee, a Seattle-based retailer that seems to specialize in bizarre gag gifts and treats.

But the canes don't just stop at ketchup. Other delectable flavors available for purchase include kale, bacon, shiitake mushroom, pho, pizza, and even clam. There's also something called a "Hamdy" flavor, which apparently tastes like a slice of ham.

Put all these candies together and you've basically got a cane-shaped feast.

There are a few directions you can go if you decide to pick up a pack or two of these unusual treats.

Personally, I see them as the perfect gag gift for a White Elephant Christmas party, perhaps along with something else equally bizarrre, like pickle-flavored vodka . They'll definitely get a laugh from everyone, and maybe a few brave souls will actually give the gifts a taste test.

Or, of course, you could also go a more...*sinister* route with these stomach-churning candy canes.

After all, the ketchup-flavored ones are red and white striped. If you ask me, they look an awful lot like regular candy canes, and anyone unwrapping them would probably think so, too.

Theoretically speaking, you could stick a few ketchup ones in a bowl with a few of the normal kind, and then wait for any unsuspecting house guests to grab one.

It'd be like Russian Roulette, but with candy canes!

Whatever you decide to do with them, one thing's for sure: these candies are the perfect 2020 holiday treat.

A six-pack of each flavor costs $6.50, which is a pretty small price tag for the experience of gifting someone the actual, literal taste of 2020.

If you're interested in securing some ketchup candy canes for yourself, or to see some more bizarre gag treats, head on over to the Archie McPhee website.