Simple Nature is a candle company based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Last week, the internet discovered the company was trolling all of their neighbors to the East with a new candle dubbed "Ohio." According to the website description, "Not much to see. Not much to do. Welcome to Ohio, the unscented candle."
Derek Taylor, the owner of Simple Nature, was shocked about the outrage (and support in some places). Now, he's overwhelmed with orders. He says "99.9% of people have been positive about the candle, but there are a couple of random people that are passionate about their love for Ohio, as they should be." He says, "I just thought it was funny. I'm from Fort Wayne, just a little jab at a friendly state. I'm probably projecting my own insecurities on Ohio from being a Hoosier. There's no ill-will, it's all out of love. I could have called you Iowa."
Lydia Mihalik, former Mayor of Findlay, current Director of the Ohio State Services Agency, decided to come up with some Ohio scents of her own (see below for Mihalik's tweets).
Meanwhile, listeners of The Scott Sands Show had some suggestions for a candle that smells like Indiana -- click here to listen to those ideas on demand with our free iHeartRadio app. Maybe we can get our neighbors at Swan Creek Candle Company to make one!