Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda pillar candles - well priced, good burning candle for those looming dark nights!
Asda Pillar Candle
Member Name: karlsm93
Asda Pillar Candle
Advantages: Good price, non drip
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!
Summary: A good everyday candle