Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda Pillar Candle
Member Name: cornishchic
Asda Pillar Candle
Advantages: Long burn time, easy to light, scented or unscented available
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.
Summary: Great candles