Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda Tea Lights
Member Name: baby-cakes
Asda Tea Lights
Advantages: cheap, last well
I was never really a big fan of candles until a couple of years ago when my friend bought me a Yankee Candle tart burner for Christmas. For those of you who are unaware how the tart burners work (as I was when I got it) the wax tart is placed in the petal holder and below there is a space in the base in which you place a tealight to burn which in turn will melt the wax tart.
As I hadn't had one of these tart burners before I had to go and buy some tealights so on my next visit to Asda I had a look for some budget ones as I didn't want to pay a large amount. I picked up a bag of a hundred tealights for just £2 which I thought seemed a real bargain!
The tealights come in a clear plastic bag with a black label on the front which features the Asda logo and tells me that there are 100 unscented tealights inside. The tealights are white in colour and sit in a thin metal cup which doesn't really look great as it means the tealights end up a little mishaped because they are bashed together in the bag - this doesn't affect the tealights in any way whatsoever. The tealights are unscented so there is no scent to interfere with the wax tarts scent. The wick on the tealights is a good length which makes lighting them quite simple but on many of them the wick is lying flat and stuck down slightly with the wax so you do need to lift most of them up before lighting.
Using the tealight with the tart burner really couldn't be much more simple, place the tealight in the base and light with a match or lighter. I tend to use standard matches but it can be a little fiddly to get through the base so a longer match may be more suitable for this use but in general use a standard match is fine. I normally have my tart burner on for an hour or two in the evenings so I can get a good couple of days use out of one tealight although the average burning time seems to be around three to four hours.
I have never used tealights before so I have nothing to compare the Asda tealights to, but they burn extremely well and the whole of the candle is used and I am left with a virtually clean, empty metal shell. The cups don't seem to get hot when the tealight is burning so I have no qualms about picking it up to be moved should I need to do so, this also means the tealight can be lit while holding the cup and then placing it into the base of the tart burner. The tealights glow quite bright, more than I expected and it is really cosy at night with the fire and candle on!
I think the Asda tealights are an absolute bargain and highly recommend them with no negative points about them at all unless you count having to release the wick initially but I don't see that as a negative really. At £2 for 100 I really can't see these tealights being beaten and two years down the line I am just on my second bag so it shows they do last well.
Thank you for reading my review.