“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
WHAT IS IT?
A large pillar candle from Asda. You can buy it in an unfragranced cream colour or a choice of different colour wax and different fragrances.
This pillar candle is about 6 inch tall when it is new and it is thick. There is a long wick on the candle and that has been dipped in wax also to make it easy to light. Mine is unfragranced and it is plain cream coloured that I think looks very nice.
WHAT I THINK
I think these are very good candles and I buy them very often because the candles in Sainsburys where I shop are not as good. I like that when the candle has been burning the wax melts even and I don't get holes or tunnels in the candle, I like also that the wick is very straight through the candle so it does not burn more on one side than the other.
They stand up very straight even if you are not using a candle holder that has got a spike to hold the candle up straight. I have got one inside a painted wooden box now and I am never scared that it is going to fall over or be dangerous at all.
I like that the flame is strong on this candle because I do not like it when I am sitting down at night and candles keep flickering so I am glad that the flame on this candle is stable. There is no smell to it when it is burning only the usual sooty smell when I blow the candle out. I have been burning my pillar candle for 3 weeks nearly every day for at least 1 hour and I have still got half of the candle left so I think that is good.
Pillar candles in Asda cost between £2 - £3 and the price will depend on whether you want one that is fragranced or just a plain one like I have got.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I confess I do have some sort of addiction to candles. It's been going on for ages. They don't have to be scented or look any particular way and I use tea lights, wax tarts, tall and small rounded and square shaped. I just love the atmosphere they can create on an evening. My husband isn't so keen and constantly tries to convince me that I'm harming my health by breathing in soot particles. I've yet to be totally convinced, by the way.
We live near to an Asda George. They sell a lot of household items in there, obviously and they do make a fantastic range of candles - all their own range. There is a whole aisle dedicated to just candles and candle holders and I can literally spend ages and ages just standing in this aisle picking up various candles, putting them back down again and looking at others. Their size range and fragrance range is second to none and they are very well priced so I often spoil myself by buying a few and really stocking up whenever I go in there.
Lately I've stocked up on their own brand of pillar candles. These come in different colours but I usually end up buying the cream coloured ones as they go well with any décor, as they are a fairly neutral colour. They do these in three various sizes and I always go for the mid-range size as I place here of these on my square shaped mirrored glass holder on the hearth in front of my unlit fire.
These candles cost £3 each only and they also have the option of the scented variety. Personally, I prefer the unscented ones as it means I can burn more without my husband complaining about the smell. These medium sized pillar candles look great when placed together in a group or individually, on their own.
They all have nice long white tapers which light first time, every time. They give off a great large flame (well, not massive, but brighter than some of the ones I've used from Tescos) and they burn for hours on end. I usually light my candles every night, especially during the darker winter months, and I think these must burn for approximately 10 hours per candle, which is pretty impressive really if you think about it, considering they are only £3 each.
The other reason I like these candles so much is because they just don't drip like some of the other ones I've had from the supermarket's own range. They burn evenly and slowly and in my opinion, they don't emit any soot particles, though my husband would argue that they do.
Personally, I love them. They are great value for money and last for ages and look perfect in my living room in front of my fire.
On the run up to Christmas one thing that I bought my home plenty of was candles. I love the warm inviting glow that they give off and I bought one of these Asda Pillar Candles in the vanilla scent to pop on my dining table for decoration. I tend to like plain and unfussy candles where I like to eat and at £3.00 I had the option to buy an unscented pillar candle or the vanilla scented one and after taking a sniff of the vanilla candle opted to buy that one because it had a subtle aroma and not too much of the vanilla scent but I felt that it smelt soft and gently sweet and for a home full of rodents and a stinky bottomed kitten bought it!
It came to me wrapped tight in see through plastic and I was simply told what it was on it basically.
Using this candle is simple of course. It is a huge chunk of cylinder wax which is off white in colour with a long tapered wick to the top of it. When I first light it I can detect the aroma of soft vanilla but it isn't heavily scented which I appreciate. It burns evenly, I have never had to cut the wick and with any kind of candle such as this it stands on a candle plate I already own and I allow it to burn only a couple of hours a time to keep the wick intact for next time I want to use it.
So far I have had over 30 hours burning time from it and still have loads left. Ok the scent isn't that apparent but I never wanted it to be, it gives a gentle fragrance only really when first lit but it gives off a generous glow and looks warming and pleasant in a room.
This for me is a no fuss, simple to use none fancy candle and I really like it. I think its great quality, lasts ages and I have no quibbles with it at all so it gets the thumbs up from me!
Only available from Asda.
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~ Asda Pillar Candle ~
These candles come in a few different colours/scents and also in a few different sizes and over the years I have bought many different ones. In my bedroom I have two of the plain white large pillar candles on my dressing table, a red berry medium sized one on my landing window (sat on a black plate) and a hot pink coloured one that I bought at some point last year also in the medium size and this is on my kitchen window, this one is scented too but I can't quite remember what the scent is, it may very well be guava and mango or something similar. So as you may be able to tell I do like to have candles scattered around, I mainly bought the coloured/scented ones because I liked the scent and I do like how they look anyway. The two candles on my dressing table haven't been lit yet as I don't tend to spend much time in my bedroom but the rest have been lit. Not only do they offer a gentle amount of scent but they can add a nice soft light too.
I particularly like the hot pink one in my kitchen as it matches the decor and looks quite funky, I light it sometimes in the night and whilst it doesn't rival the Yankee Candle brand in anyway it does give a nice delicate fruity scent, the scent lingers in the kitchen yet I can never detect it in the living room and the rooms are next to one another.
The candle has dipped in the middle where the wick is and the wax pools, there is a deep hole with a short wall of pink wax surrounding it, only the outside of the candle is coloured, the center is simply white.
At the bottom is a white sticker which holds all the normal warnings about candles and the barcode, when I peeled this off I noticed that it took off a little bit of the pink paint but this didn't really effect the candle in anyway and it couldn't be seen as it was on the underneath.
As with the melting of the pink one, the red berry one has melted in exactly the same way, again the center of the candle is white with just the outside being coloured in red.
The candles range in price from £3 to £5 so are not the cheapest but I have bought them when on offer or in a sale.
They are great candles to have around in a power cut as they are chucky and have a good burning time, I am not sure how long one candle would burn for but the medium pink one in my kitchen has been being burned on and off for about 30 minutes for a couple of days a week for the last few months and there is about a quarter of the candle remaining.
Overall they are good candles and can add a nice ambiance to the home.
Thanks for reading :o) x
As much as I love Yankee candles, I find it hard to justify to myself purchasing them often, and yet I like to burn candles in the house, especially coming into the winter months. So, for everyday kind of candles, I have, for the most part, tended to purchase either Ikea or Asda candles, for two reasons, firstly the price and secondly because I have found that candles from both these shops burn well and thus I get good value for money. When I am simply using these candles for everyday purposes such as on the dining table in the evening or in the living room as the dark nights set in, I am perfectly happy with plain pillar candles, fragranced or unfragranced, I don't tend to mind.
For quite a while now, I have been purchasing these Asda pillar candles, and I tend to purchase the medium sized ones as they are the perfect size for two candles holders that I keep on our dining table which I then light in the autumn and winter months for added warmth and cosiness. These candles currently cost £3 in Asda and I have bought them in both the vanilla scented and unscented.
These candles are a creamy colour and will therefore go well with any room decor. As well as being used for decoration, candles like this are obviously extremely useful to have in the cupboard as back up in an electric power cut as they will give good long lasting light, rather than little tea lights, that won't stay lit as long and won't give as much light out.
As well as these pillar candles I have tall taper style candles and I have found that none of them drip which is great, even though they don't claim to be non drip. This is particularly important when I have these candles in their holder on top of our table runner which I don't want stained from dripping candle wax. The very first time I bought this pillar candle from Asda I wasn't sure whether it would drip or not and simply wanted to try it out since it was a good price, but I was very impressed when it did burn so well.
Now, I don't necessarily have these on every night in the Autumn and Winter so can't say exactly how long they would burn for, but I know that they would last me quite a few months if I were to burn them at least every other evening for the duration of our meal and as we tidy up afterwards, so again I would say they offer good value for money in terms of burning time.
In terms of the vanilla scent, I can't say that it is overwhelming. ON first lighting the candle you do smell a faint vanilla scent, but I suppose when I burn them near cooking smells it can probably be overwhelmed and we don't really get to enjoy the vanilla, whereas if you simply burnt it in a (non eating!) room you might get the scent better and stronger.
All in all, I really like Asda's candles and I think they burn well for the price you pay. They last a good length of time and they match all room decor. I will continue to purchase these candles and would recommend them!
I like being prepared for winter, there is nothing worse than being in a cold house with no blankets to keep you warm or a dark house as the power has gone with no lighting means. For that reason I have a couple of emergency stashes of candles, one upstairs and one down. One of the candles in each of these stashes is this pillar candle from Asda.
The candles were on promotion when I purchased them last year, buy two pillar candles for £5. I think they were around the £2.99 mark if sold separately. I purchased them doing the home accessories aisle in my local Asda. It's worth noting that there are also scented and different colour pillar candles available to purchase too.
The candles come wrapped in a plastic packaging, this is easy to tear off without damaging the candle in any way. It is also packaged adequately so there is minimal waste. I purchased the candle in the large size and its approximately 15cm tall and around 5cm wide, the wick is a couple of cm high. As I purchased the unscented pillar candle it is a simple neutral cream colour.
The wick is easy to light first time as it is quite tall, once lit it will burn down the candle evenly. Although we didn't have any power cuts last winter I still used them when the lights were turned off for a bit of an atmosphere in my front room. Sometimes I'd leave the candles burning for 5 hours at a time and it never really made much of a dent in the size of the candles. Asda state that they have a burn time of 50 hours, but I think this wrong and they would last hours longer. I've probably burnt these for around 25 hours and there is still more than half left, they've been put away ready for this winter. Although I've used these candles on numerous occasions, I still find the wick easy to light.
I'd definitely recommend these candles if you aren't after a scented candle. The burn time is amazing for the price paid for each candle and they are extremely easy to light. Great value for money.
I bought these candles from my local Asda store last winter as I wanted to be prepared if we had really bad weather again and thought candles were a good thing to have in the house in case of a power cut.
I managed to pick up these candles in the reduced section, they should have been £2 each however I paid £1.40 for them, i'm not sure why they were even reduced as there was no damage on them and they still sell them so it wasn't the end of a line.
Asda sell a wide range of these pillar candles, you can buy coloured and scented ones or just the simple cream candles, looking them up for the purpse of this review I have found that the pillar candles now range from £3 to £5 in price depending on the size, I think going from £2 to £3 in a few months is a pretty hefty jump.
The candle is cream in colour and is a standard straight pillar candle so is a solid cylinder which rounds at the top to a point where the wick is situated. The candle is 15cm x 7cms and it states that this will provide 50 hours burning time which I think is great value for what I paid. There are a few warnings on the bottom of the candle,
Do not leave unattended
Keep away from pets and children
Keep 10cm between candles
Keep out of drafts
Well since we didn't get really bad weather and I like candles I got these out a few weeks ago and began burning them, I found that the candles were easy to light and the wick didn't burn down to far making it hard to light them a second time which I have know happen with some other candles. The candles burn evenly and give off a nice amount of light allowing you to sit without lights on, we have used these candles now on about 4 occasions for about 3 hours each time and the majority of the candle is still solid so I would expect to get 50 hours from this easily. I will buy these candles again although I think I may go for a scented one next time.