Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda Tea Lights
Member Name: Elaineee
Asda Tea Lights
Advantages: Great price
I often pop in Asda to have a look around not for a main shop just for bits and offers they might have on, during one of these trips I bought a bag of Asda Tealights. Costing £2 for 100 they're about on par with other 'value' tealights.
These are very similar to most cheap brands of tealights I buy as in looks, packaging and performance- if I didn't know any better I'd say they were the same but with a different name on the bag..........
The package is a strong plastic bag containing 100 small white odourless candles. The candles themselves are small inchish diameter wax discs held in okay quality thin metal cases- these are smaller than the more expensive tealights I occasionally buy. Upto now none of the cases have leaked wax everywhere- unlike the Homebargains ones and they are quite dear at £1.50 for 30- none appear to be duds either.
The surface of the wax is slightly rough and the wick's stuck down but it's not a problem to lift them up to light. Once lit the wax pools into clear liquid wax which solidifies if blown out ready to be relit. As far as I can tell they're smokeless too.
I use tealights mainly in burners but do like to keep them in for the occasional powercut, having their own holder makes them ideal for this purpose. They last an average of 3 and a half hours before the wax evaporates away which is good for a 2p candle.
The only difference between these and dearer candles is that I find the actual size of the flame with cheap tealights tends to be shorter. Not really a problem except it takes a bit longer for fragrance oils to heat up.
5 stars from me
Summary: Perform okay