“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
I still have a few of my Asda Red Berry Scented tea lights left over from last Christmas. I love candles of all descriptions and during the festive season in particular, I like to use scented candles and red ones are usually my first choice as I think they can look really rich and Christmassy. I bought a pack of fifty little tea lights from my local Asda George store and these cost me £4, which I think is actually a pretty reasonable price to pay.
During the Christmas holidays I used quite a lot of these berry tea lights and I placed them all around my fireplace on the hearth. They gave off a really pretty, warm and lovely inviting glow and made the room smell lovely at the same time. These little tea lights are plainly packaged and presented in a stiff sort of transparent plastic box. Each tea light is standard in size and they come in the usually silver metallic container. These ones have a really long sized white wick, which you have to lift up slightly with your fingers before trying to set it alight.
These tea lights are very easy to light and they burn evenly. The pack states that thy have a burn time of approximately three and a half hours, tough personally speaking, I actually found them to burn for longer than that, and some even managed to last for over the four over hours which was quite impressive.
Fragrance-wise, they are nice, though not as heavily perfumed perhaps as I would have liked them to have been. They have a rather delicate fruity fragrance and I find that it's best to light quite a few at once in order to achieve a stronger smell.
They are richly coloured and I love the deep shade of red. They are in general, just a pretty little tea light with a lovely sweet and delicate fragrance. They are well worth the price and I really recommend them.
I am a big fan of candles - especially scented tealights and I always like to have them in the house, to either light in the lounge or just to use as room scenters. I bought a bumper pack of 50 berry scented tealights in Asda recently for £4. I thought this was an OK price, it works out at about 8p per candle - very reasonable when you look at it like that.
As soon as I opened the shrink packed wrapper, I could smell the strong berry smell (quite strawberry and raspberry like) coming from the unlit candles. The first thing I did was to distribute some of the candles around the house- just in little blocks of three candles dotted around on various windowsills and shelves. I find with scented candles, they can lightly fragrance a room even without lighting them.
When I lit one of the standard sized tea lights in the evening just whilst I was watching tv, it lit easily with a match and lasted around 4 hours. I also find tealights are good to place around the bathroom if you want a candle lit bath soak to relax and unwind. These are lovely for that as they are sturdy and give off a lovely scent. However, If I have used the candles like this then blow them out after say half an hour, I find when re-lit the candles do not last as long because more of the wick is exposed when the wax shrinks and hardens as it cools. For the tealights I have let burn out of their own accord, there is usually very little wax left in the little foil holder.
I was impressed with this product and would buy it again as the candles lasted me ages and I love the berry scent that you get even without lighting them. I like to have candles to hand around the house in the event of a power cut and I found these Asda candles to be a really nice candle. So definitely recommended.
When I first moved out of my mum and step dads house, my step dad put together a basket full of things I may need, candles, tea towels, oven mitt, a torch, the things you don't really think about. The candles were from Asda, there were a few pillar candles, then this pack of 50 summer berry scented tea lights. I put them under the sink, and deemed them perfect to use in the case of a power cut.
--- Tea lights and packaging ---
The tea lights look like normal tea lights with the candle being sat in a silver foil outside casing. They are a nice size, with a diameter of around 3cm and about 2cm high. They are deep red in colour and have a white wick, which is around a cm long. The tea lights come in a transparent plastic bag with the product information on the front, the packaging claims that these tea lights have a burn time of 3.5 hours.
--- My experience ---
Last winter we had a power cut, it was a bit of a weird one with only some of the houses on our estate having power and some having none, it was the perfect opportunity to test out our emergency equipment, including these tea lights.
After scrambling through the cupboard under the sink, I found the bag of tea lights and opened it. Whilst trying to get some of the tea lights from the bag, some of the wax had fallen out of the little silver tray that it was sat it, this wasn't really a problem as the wax was easy enough to pop back in. The wick was really easy to light, after tipping it on it's side it took seconds for the flame from the lighter to light the candle.
Once I had a few tea lights lit, and lighting up the dark house the scent did start to appear. It wasn't a very strong scent even though I had at least 5 tea lights in each room. it's a hard scent to describe, although Asda say that it is a summer berries scent, I would say it was a fruity scent with a rich aroma to it.
Our power cut lasted 3 hours, during that time, none of the tea lights stopped burning, so the 3.5 hour burn time that the packaging states it just about right. After I blew the candles out they did smoke quite a bit, but it wasn't long before it had stopped.
After a quick Google, I've found that this pack of 50 summer berries tea lights is available from Asda for £2.75. That makes each tea light a little over 5 pence each.
I'd definitely recommend these tea lights, they are cheap and easy to use. The scent is a nice fruity scent and lasts throughout the burn time of the tea light.
I was buying some of Asdas normal tea lights for when I melt my Yankee Candles and I came across these ones on the same shelf, I have always liked candles and when I smelt them i thought they smelt lovely and decided to give them a try.
The tea lights are obviously from Asda as the name would suggest, a packet of 50 of these tealights costs £2.75 which as they are coloured and scented this is about average value i would say, the scent of the tea lights is described as summer berries.
The tea lights come in a normal foil case which is circular and the candle inside is bright red in colour, they are the size of a normal tea light and it is claimed that they will burn for 3 and a half hours each. The candles comes in a plastic bag which is fully sealed meaning you have to break the bag to use them which is a pain as they then fall out of the bag as there is no way to reseal it.
I find the candles are very easy to light with a good long wick to catch the flame, the scent is lovely and I do think it does smell of berries but also has a little waxy smell too, the scent isn';t very strong however even with a few going at once and the smell doesn't remain after use so for a good smell I will be sticking with my Yankee candles. The candles do laqst about 3 to 3 and a half hours so I think the bag is good value considering how long it will take you to fully burn every tea light.
I will stick with the normal Asda tealights as the smell of these isn't strong enough for my liking I like the aroma to drift through the house and remain for a while which these don't do.