This Holiday Favorite Is Coming Back to Walmart This Year

After two years of sell-out success, KFC's firelogs are available again, this time at Walmart.

Working on the principle that combining two great things creates something even better, KFC first created firelogs that released the scent of both woodsmoke and their own frying chicken back in 2018. Following two successful seasons, KFC just announced that their chicken-scented firelogs will be back this Christmas, sold exclusively at Walmart for the first time ever. Read on for the details, and for another big Walmart story, check out Walmart Is Bringing Back the One Thing Customers Have Missed Most.

What exactly is this KFC firelog?

KFC firelog burning on red background next to a bucket of KFC chicken
Enviro-Log / Walmart

The limited-edition KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog "is designed to make your home smell like fried chicken and feel as warm as an Extra Crispy drumstick in a KFC $20 Fill Up," the company said in a press release. The firelogs come in a traditional cardboard box, sealed in a paper wrapper. They're manufactured by Enviro-Log, which is a Georgia-based company focused on environmentally-conscious consumer products and recycling, and the KFC firelogs are made entirely from 100% recycled materials.

"The customer demand and excitement for the KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog has gotten bigger each year. We at Enviro-Log are proud to once again partner with KFC and Walmart to create and distribute a product fans are ravenous for this holiday season," Ross McRoy, president and founder of Enviro-Log, said in a statement. And for another product you'll find only at Walmart, check out This Iconic Designer Just Announced a New Collaboration With Walmart.

How does it work?

burning KFC firelog in fireplace
Enviro-Log / Walmart

You place the log on the grate seam up, then tear open the seam to expose the firelog and light the wrapper at both ends. As it burns, the full smell of fried chicken develops. And to be sure you're careful with your chicken-fried fire, get familiar with The Most Common Causes of Winter House Fires, According to Fire Safety Experts.

How long do they last?

KFC firelog resting on box with colonel sanders face, advertising it "smells like fried chicken"
Enviro-Log / Walmart

Each log can burn for two and a half to three hours, but Enviro-Log says their firelogs "have an infinite shelf life." And for more on other ways to get ready for the holiday, check out Target Is Bringing This Beloved Brand Back for Christmas.

Are the KFC firelogs available now?

rows of KFC firelogs wrapped in brown paper with colonel sanders' face
Enviro-Log / Walmart

The KFC firelog is available for purchase in the U.S. either online or in-store for $15.88 while availability lasts. The product will launch in Canada with a date to be confirmed.

However, Walmart does offer one note of caution: "May result in a craving for fried chicken. We know the firelog smells great, but please do not attempt to eat it. Please do not put your face directly into the fire in attempt to smell fried chicken!" And for another Walmart change to be aware of, know that Walmart Just Said They're Reinstating This COVID Safety Measure.

John Quinn
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