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A $17 Kit Kat bar? Macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes? Yes and yes!

Let’s start the workweek with two interesting tidbits from the culinary world:

Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that … $17 luxury Kit Kat bar.

Nestle has announced a fancy version of its popular chocolate bar for the U.K. in time for the holidays. The opulent, eight-finger bar allows customers to select from 1,500 flavor combinations – man, that’s a lot! – and also boasts personalized packaging.

The Kit Kat Chocolatory retails for $17. Since the Kit Kat bar isn’t available in the U.S., imagine the price after shipping from overseas.

“This is the biggest news for Kit Kat since the introduction of the Kit Kat Chunky exactly 20 years ago,” said Rabia Khan of Kit Kat Chocolatory for Nestle U.K. and Ireland in a news release.

The luxury Kit Kats are available in John Lewis stores through Christmas Eve. In the U.S., Kit Kat bars are made by Hershey under Nestle. If it’s any consolation, Kit Kat announced in July that its Pumpkin Pie bar would return for the season in the U.S.

Mac & Cheese Candy Canes

Digging in the archives: Has comfort food become a staple in the world of candy canes? Seattle-based store Archie McPhee began marketing Mac & Cheese Candy Canes during the last holiday season.

Described as having an “instant mac & cheese flavor,” the candy canes are $5.95 for a box of six. The online product description says, “Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?”

Hmmm … I dunno. What I do know is that my 8-year-old nephew Shawn loves macaroni and cheese, so ordering one box is in order for his taste-test review.

Maybe Oreo-flavored candy canes are better? Archie McPhee also sells dill pickle mints, wasabi candy, gravy candy and bacon gum balls.

So what’s for lunch today?

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