Product Type: Asda household products
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Decent burn time, decent quality, what more could you want?
Asda Tea Lights
Member Name: pink_glitter
Asda Tea Lights
Advantages: work well, 4hr burn time
I get through a lot of tea light candles in my house and the ones I have been using for the past few months are the ASDA tea lights. I am not really fussy about brands when buying unscented tea lights, so I just picked these up along with my weekly shop. You get 100 of these tea lights and they come packaged in a plastic bag.
I am a big fan of Yankee Candle wax tarts, which are melted under the flame of a tea light, so that is the biggest use I have for these. I do also like pretty little trinkets and there are various tea light holders scattered around my home, many that hold several tea lights at once, so that's my other use for these tea lights.
The tea lights come in little silver holders and I do sometimes find these are a little bashed in around the edges when I take them from the bag. It's not too much of a problem though, as they're quite malleable and can be easily manipulated back into shape.
One thing I really like about these tea lights is that although the wicks are usually folded down, they are not actually embedded into the wax, which is something I have found has often happened with tea lights I've used in the past. There's nothing worse than having wax underneath your nails!
The wicks of the tea lights are sufficiently long enough to light easily and each one gives around four hours of burn time. I think this is a good amount of time for such a small candle and I'm happy enough with four hours. I do find sometimes if I blow the tea light out before the four hours is up, when re-lighting, the tea light will just fizzle out straight away which is a little annoying.
I notice no scent and no smoke from these, but the little holders do get quite warm, so it's always best to place on a heatproof surface as you would any other candle.
A pack of 100 of these costs just £2 from ASDA, which I think is really good value. The quality is good, they have a decent burn time for their size and the wicks aren't embedded into the candle, which is my personal bugbear! I would definitely recommend these tea lights, they are excellent for the price.
Summary: Great for the price