Product Type: Betty Crocker household products
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a slightly too sweet and sickly coconut cream pie
Betty Crocker Coconut Cream Pie Candle
Member Name: europe-chick
Betty Crocker Coconut Cream Pie Candle
Advantages: reusable glass jar
Disadvantages: the fragrance was too sweet and sickly for my liking
My husband would say that I'm obsessed with candles, and I guess that he's probably right. I always like to have candles lit up in the house every evening, and I go through vast quantities of them. I especially like using scented candles and tealights to fragrance each room. I usually end up bringing back some scented candles whenever we go on holiday, and that's where I first discovered the Betty Crocker range of scented candles - on holiday in the US.
I bought half a dozen of the Betty Crocker scented candles, as I'd found them in a dollar store for just a dollar each plus tax. They had a huge range of fragrances available, I bought one each of the following fragrances; coconut cream pie, blueberry pie, strawberry shortcake, candy cane, gingerbread cookie, and cinnamon buns. I'd have bought more if the weight hadn't been an issue! I've not seen these in the shops here in the UK, but they do have them for sale on amazon and ebay, where they seem to be around the £1.19 mark.
So this review is for the coconut cream pie fragrance, which I have to admit I wasn't actually too keen on once I got it home and actually used it. For me this smelt too sickly sweet, it definitely smelt like coconut, and it had a sweet and sickly creamy undertone to it, this was probably the part that I disliked - the creamy sweet undertone. I found that the longer I burnt this for the more sickly sweet it became, so actually this coconut cream pie candle actually lasted me the longest as I would only burn it for a short amount of time each time I lit it. I found the creamy coconut fragrance to be too overpowering and too overwhelming on the whole.
The Betty Crocker candles state that you should get 25 hours burning time from them, and I would say this is roughly spot on. The candles burn down evenly, which I have occasionally found to be a problem with other scented candles in a glass. I find that sometimes they don't burn evenly from around a third of the way down the candle, and so I'm always left with lots of unburnt candle wax around the edges of the jar. I'm happy to report though that this doesn't happen with the Betty Crocker candles.
The coconut cream pie fragrance in this candle was just as strong once the candle was lit, as it was in the jar. It fragranced the whole room, and it was instantly recognisable as to what the fragrance was, well the coconut part anyway, the creamy undertones maybe not so much. I did burn this in my large kitchen diner as it's a 'foody' type fragrance, and I think that 'foody' fragranced candles work well in here. If I left the door to my kitchen diner open, then the fragrance in this candle was also strong enough to subtley fragrance my hallway as well.
When the candle has burnt itself out on these Betty Crocker candles then the rounded glass jar can then be reused as a tealight holder. I also reuse the glass jars as small serving dishes or small dessert dishes. I put the glass jars in the dishwasher all the time with no problems whatsoever.
Although I have continued to buy the Betty Crocker fragranced candles since coming back from the US with that first batch, the coconut cream pie fragrance isn't one that I have bought again due to not particularly liking the fragrance. I couldn't fault the quality of the candle itself, the fragrance just wasn't for me. On the whole though I think that the quality of these scented candles is excellent for just £1.19 each, which is what I normally pay for them on amazon. Especially as once the candle has burnt down you are also left with a reusable glass jar.
Summary: a slightly too sweet and sickly coconut cream pie
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