Because Japan is famous for developing products long before we recognize the need for them, this is the steak candle from century-old Japanese candle manufacturer Kameyama. It looks like a steak dinner and smells like a steak dinner, leading me to question whether or not it really is a steak dinner. Obviously, I’m afraid I have no choice but to convince a friend to take a bite and find out.
The steak candle set, available from the Japan Trend Shop for $25, includes steak, potato, beans, and carrot candles, which are all “charcoal-grilled meat” scented. Are they the perfect candles for lighting in the bedroom to set the mood for an evening of romance? Probably not, but that won’t stop me from trying.
The steak candle has a burn time of about an hour and the vegetables about five minutes apiece. That’s not a very long time, but still significantly longer than it would take me to enjoy an actual steak dinner, with my personal best being before the waiter could even set the plate down on the table.