Product Type: Betty Crocker household products
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Betty Crocker Coconut Cream Pie Candle
Member Name: jeffjen
Betty Crocker Coconut Cream Pie Candle
Advantages: Low price, decent quality.
Disadvantages: Longevity not as good as some Yankee or some other branded candles.
Betty Crocker is a name I have only ever associated with cakes and cake decorations etc, so I was quite surprised to discover Betty Crocker candles on the shelves in PoundWorld recently. The Betty Crocker brand is one I would associate with quality products and also being the lover of candles that I am, I decided to buy one.
The candles are the round glass jar variety, very similar to the Glade round jars you can buy and are also packaged in an attractive box. As I spotted these in a PoundWorld shop they were of course priced at £1 each, which I thought was a great price for a quality glass jar scented candle.
There were a few different scented candles in the range and I stood for a minute smelling the different fragrances before deciding upon this Coconut Cream Pie candle.
Being Betty Crocker, the cakes and desserts you would associate with the name has been carried over into these candles and as such they are all scented as cakes and pies.
Looking through the candles and their tempting names such as Cinnamon Bun, Strawberry Shortcake, Baked Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie and Raspberry Tart to name a few, I finally decided to purchase Coconut Cream Pie candle which I favoured slightly over the Strawberry Shortcake.
A few of the candles I thought smelled a little sickly and some were stronger than others, but this Coconut Cream Pie, whilst obviously scented with coconut, was not overly strong or sickly smelling.
This candle consists of white wax in a round glass jar, although the others were also coloured as their name would suggest with Apple Pie being green and Blueberry pie being blue etc.
The jar was half full with wax when I removed it from the box and I set it down and lit the wick.
After around 4-5 mins as the wax began melting, I could detect a faint hint of coconut coming from the candle which became stronger over the next few minutes. The fragrance was pleasant enough and not overly strong, but could be detected in my living and dining rooms as you walked in the door. Whilst I quite liked the coconut fragrance, this isn't going to be one of my favourites and I couldn't imagine wanting to burn this one all the time, but one to enjoy in short bursts.
I burnt the candle for 2 - 3 hours and the scent hung in the air for a little while after I extinguished the flame, but not as long as a Yankee candle does or some of the other candles I have tried.
There is no approx burn time stated on the box, but the candle lasted me 4 days, when burning for 2-3 hours each evening. The scent weakened from the candle after around 6 hours I found, although it was still evident after this time but certainly not as strong.
I find when burning some Yankee candles for instance, that when I come down stairs the following morning I can still detect the fragrance in the room. This wasn't the case here as I couldn't smell the coconut scent at all the next day, but as I only paid £1 for the candle I am not complaining.
I think for £1 these candles are not bad and I may purchase another one. They aren't as good as some of the other branded candles I have bought, but are worth the £1 price I paid and they don't look cheap.
I purchased my Betty Crocker candle in a branch of PoundWorld and that was the first time I have ever seen them anywhere, but I have since also spotted these for sale on EBay and Amazon.
Summary: A low-priced candle which doesn't look cheap.
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