OH, it's done with birthday candles. Which is marginally reassuring, I guess.


That's very ... clever.

And by clever I mean "Please don't make me think about it eating it."

I'm glad they put that part in about the birthday candles, I wasn't to keen on eating something that was flammable.
You do realize most food is flammable right?

In fact pretty much ALL food is flammable. The process by which the body gets energy from food is remarkably similar, chemically, to combustion.

Fuel + oxygen ----energy released---> carbon dioxide + water

Try lighting, say, a corn flake on fire. They burn really well! ;)

Why...is it flesh colored instead of cranberry colored? The fresh cranberries I buy during the holidays are always a very dark, deep red. :=/

also I want to make this.
I mean seriously. How can you not. (Just without mayonaise.)

Mmmm gelatin, mayo, melted wax and, by the look of the dustpan on the table, cranberries you've just swept up from the floor! Way to get rid of overstaying house guests!
OMG, I completely missed the dustpan there I could only stare in horror at the flesh colored lit up tubes. Horrified!!!
That's not a dustpan, it's a cranberry scoop! You just can't see the tines in the blurry picture.
For those unfamiliar with cranberry scoops. I guess it supposed to show how fresh the cranberries were--you know, before they got chopped up, mixed with mayonaise and gelatin, and lit on fire. Gotta have the freshest cranberries to do that.
EDIT: Dang, I almost forgot the YES

I'm just having a hard time imagining how cranberries and mayo taste together. It doesn't sound like the best combination in the world, especially when you add melted wax flavor from the candle.

No matter how it tastes, the color of it would make me ask why I was being served a flaming meat log. I'm rather sure I would decline the offer of a dollop of mayo on top, too.

Edited at 2012-03-01 06:29 pm (UTC)
Minus the wax, you should try a Thanksgiving leftovers sammich, to test the waters with a cranberry/mayo combo.
What in the hell...I lived through the 60s but I'm beginning to realize more and more what a bizzaro world it was.

this is...on the one hand, i love everything cranberry. EVERYTHING.

but this...i looked at it and thought it was mystery meat, dumped right out of the can and onto lettuce...and then set on fire. and i didn't understand. and i don't think i like cranberries anymore.
You'll start a new holiday tradition...of vomiting! Woo-hoo! Party time for all!
Wow. Unappetizing looking AND potentially full of wax. :P
If anyone actually served these i wonder what the reaction of the diners was...
This is actually a nifty idea. I just don't get where the mayo comes in...why do so many of these ads combine mayo with Jello?...just no.
Um, do these look slightly phallic to anyone else, or do I just have a dirty mind?

I am so making this the next time we host Thanksgiving. The nieces and nephews will love it and the adults will be appropriately horrified.
... serve cranberry "candles" as your salad

Because a salad isn't a salad unless it's on fire and can provide ambient lighting.

Oh, UGH! I thought these were made out of ground ham and ham fat at first! God, these look disgusting!
Nothing quite so festive for Thanksgiving as SETTING FIRE TO THE DESSERT.

Quite a bizarre jello creation; like people have wanted to eat food shaped like pillar candles? I've actually eaten a few cranberry jello salads and they are quite tasty; but not in this shape!
Yes. I would love to know how someone came up with this recipe, particularly the candle part of it.
You've come up with some wrong, but this is really wrong.

But hey, it's one way to make sure your guests screen your calls/block your email/never accept another invitation.
Eating something with candle wax melted in the center holds absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever. Actually, even without the candle inserted in the center, it still sounds gross.