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Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Scented candle in a tin
I have never bought a jelly Belly product before as I usually buy Yankee Candles or ones that are from the bargain stores and occasionally treat myself to a Shearer candle from Amazon too. The only Jelly belly products I have actually tried prior to buying this little candle in a tin were their jelly beans. They do have the most amazing selection of flavours of jelly beans but they are expensive I think so not something I buy regularly.
I believe the candles are made in the UK but Jelly Belly is a US company. I understand they are made here under license by Wax Lyrical .My little candle is in a small round, metal tin basically white and red. The bottom half of the tin is white with floating jelly beans all around it while the lid is plain red with only the jelly Belly logo on top. The scent of the actual candle is on te base of the tin.
I bought this as it was on special off and reduced. I think generally these are overpriced but I was happy to try it at the reduced price. I opened the tin in the shop and had a sniff and that did it, I had to buy it.
The scent when the candle is not burning is sweet and yet does have a smoky element too. Very much reminiscent of toasting marshmallows over a bonfire back before health and safety discouraged Bonfire night fires in people's back gardens. Now I supposed children could toast them over a BBQ but even that is probably frowned on. I often wonder how we survived our childhood!
I have had this little candle burning on and off for about a month now in my little snug room. As the weather has been so lovely I have has less need for scented candles as I prefer to enjoy an open window. I find my use of scented candles increases greatly when it is colder and I am more reluctant to open the window and let in the cold air.
As this candle burned the scent was much more smoky bonfire combined with sweet. One day I actually thought I had left the stove on and burned something sweet. It was not ultra sweet yet had a lovely sitting around the open fire toasting something sweet sort of smell. Personally I think it would work better in the winter with the fire burning to create the right back drop. We often toasted chestnuts on our fire but haven't tried marshmallows as I don't want to risk the dripping hot sugary stuff getting on my carpet.
Jelly Belly say:
" See the camp fires burning, the whispered ghost stories, the marshmallows toasting, the smiling faces huddled in blankets?"
This describes the atmosphere perfectly. It does smell just like an evening sitting around a camp fire with something sweet being toasted or cooked on the fire. You could also be drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies around the fire but you get the idea. The scent was pretty strong and filled the room. It lasted some time after I had extinguished the candle too. It does a pretty good job of eliminating unpleasant cooking scents and replacing them with the scent of sweet toasted marshmallows and campfires which is a lot nicer than stale cooked salmon and broccoli which is what our kitchen smell of all too often because of my step son's health kick diet!!
Te little tins cost around £5 which I feel is expensive and I am not sure would buy another at that price . I paid about half that for mine and that price might tempt me to a further purchases so I will be keeping my eyes open.
I always put my candles on a heat proof mat as the tin does get very hot. I also put the lid on the bottom of the candle tin to add an extra layer to protect the surface from heat. Be very careful when children are around as these are very tempting looking and children could well think they are a tin of sweets. This is okay if the candle is not lit but very dangerous if lit as all the wax becomes melted and very hot.
All the usual precautions should be taken such as not leaving a candle burning unattended and don't put any burning candle on any electrical equipment such as TVs as they do get hot and may melt the plastic cover and then an electrical fire might be suffered. This did happen to someone I know one New Year so do be aware.
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I'm quite a fan of products from British based company, Wax Lyrical and I've regularly bought their jar candles, wax tarts and more frequently their refresher oils but until recently I'd never tried any of the Jelly Belly candles in tins which Wax Lyrical make under licence for this American company. Whilst mooching through my local Tesco store I picked up the Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow and gave it a quick sniff and simply couldn't put it down, the scent was just so moreish.
Jelly Belly candles come in distinctive round tins with bright red lids and the company name written in white. The label which wraps around the tin pays homage to the origins of the company which was founded on the production of jelly beans with pictures of many colourful jelly beans on a white background plus a banner pronouncing the scent of the candle. Inside the tin the creamy coloured candle more than fulfils the company promise that this is a highly fragranced candle.
The marshmallow scent isn't much like the sugary pink and white sweets and I found the scent to be deliciously sweet and buttery with more than a hint of vanilla or cream toffee but underlying that is a very faint whiff of something else which I could quite put a name to. If I had to liken the scent to something, I'd say it smells almost exactly like Kellogg's Rice Krispie Squares but with an additional mystery ingredient.
Once alight the candle took about half an hour before the fragrance began to make its presence felt and although I'd found the scent to be very strong when the candle was unlit, it now seemed to be much less so. In fact, the sweet buttery toffee scent seemed to dissipate very quickly leaving just the hitherto unknown extra ingredient very much in evidence. This was now quite obviously one of burning sticks which added a far less pleasant smoky element into the mix. To add insult to injury, this smoky aroma was a rather artificial one somewhat like the hickory smoke scent in barbeque sauces. It was all very disappointing. I'm guessing this hint of smoke is added because these marshmallows are supposedly the ones that Brownies, Cubs and other gluttons for a life under canvas like toast over an open campfire.
This candle has a burn time of around 18 hours but I anticipate my candle will be lasting far longer than that because I don't think I'll be lighting it very often. I've put it in the kitchen near the cooker which seems the most appropriate place for it given that this scent is vaguely reminiscent of baking. When the cooker is on and the candle warms up slightly, it releases a very faint aroma of baking that's been slightly burned, making it wholly appropriate for its place in my kitchen.
The Toasted Marshmallow candle could have been a real winner if it wasn't for the extra hickory smokiness which turns this from a delightful scent into something altogether less pleasant and for that reason, I really don't feel I can recommend this one.
The candle retails for £4 in Tesco or can be bought on-line from the Jelly Belly website for £5.10. but personally, I'd save your money or buy one in a different scent.
Spring time in my family always means birthday time and I seem to spend months getting birthday presents organised and searching for new ideas. Whilst browsing Amazon for a little nic nak to finish off my sisters birthday present, I noticed these Jelly Belly candles and I thought that it would be a nice way to finish off the gift, given that everyone in my family loves candles. There is a huge variety of fragrances in this range all of which are sure to smell nice, but I opted for ' toasted marshmallows' tin since I absolutely adore this smell, and I was pretty sure my sister would as well.
These Jelly Belly candle tins are not cheap, and a small tin costs between £4 and £5, which is pretty costly given the size, but they do claim to be small in size but big on fragrance. THis candle comes with a lid, which I like as if it isn't used for a little while, it doesn't become a dust gatherer, like other open candles.
When the candle arrived, I opened the lid to have a sniff, and it really did smell divine, and sooo like the smell of toasted marshmallows you would have around a campfire. In fact, it is one of those smells you could smell again and again, and this is unfortunately/fortunately what swayed me, and I ended up keeping the candle for myself!! It never made it as a birthday present to my sister, and instead the very day I got the candle, I lit it in the evening, with the hope that the toasted marshmallow smell that was so strong and sweet in the tin, would fill our living room with the same, and we could enjoy the scent all evening. This was not so.
This candle claims to have a burning time of anything between 16 to 20 hours, and I have probably burnt it over a course of three nights for 9 hours, and there is probably just under half the candle wax left in the tin, which makes the burning time just about right in my experience. The candle was also easy to light and relight when used for a second time, and burnt well in the tin.
The big downside however comes with the lack of scent. It simply doesn't fill in the room with the same gorgeous scent that you get with the tin, unlike Yankee candles which do seem to give off the scent they claim. EVen burning for two or three hours in an evening did not create any kind of scent in the air that resembled toasted marshmallows, and I think for the price this was very disappointing, and in fact I am glad that I didn;t give this as a gift in the end, as it wasn't as good as I had hoped.
All in all, despite the lovely scent in the tin, this candle simply doesn't give out the toasted marshmallow scent when burning.
Jelly Belly are well known for their range of gorgeous tasting Jelly Beans which come in every flavour you can think of. Just recently I have seen Jelly Belly candles in a few local shops, espicially around christmas time. Some of their candles come in tall glass jars and others come in small tins. You can also purchase reed diffusers as well. Although they have a huge range of Jelly Beans, the scented candles are quite limited and they don't have a huge range of these to choose from. The candle comes in a small round, metal tin which is mainly white and red. The bottom half of the tin is white and has different coloured jelly beans on it. It also states what scent the candle is, of course in this case it's Toasted Marshmellow. On the bottom of the tin there are pictures showing where you shouldn't place the candle, for example in a windy place or near furniture and other items. It also gives you a website address where you can view other candles in the range and purchase them. The burning time according to the information on the tin is approximately 16+ hours. The lid of the tin is a bright red colour and has Jelly Belly in white bold lettering on the top. As soon as you take the lid off of the candle you can smell a lovely sweet smell of the toasted marshmellow. The scent of the candle is quite strong and very sweet. The tin is approximately 6.4cm with a 4.8cm depth. The candle nearly fill's the whole tin, so you get plenty in here.
Other scents include Coconut, Banana, Cherry, Watermelon, Tutti Frutti, Strawberry Cheesecake and many more. I purchased this from my local B & Q store for about £5.00. These can also be purchased at other shops and from the following website www.wax-lyrical.co.uk
The candle is easy to light using a lighter or a match as the wick is a reasonable length. The candle had been burning for a few minutes before I could smell the sweet scent of the candle. Although it smelt sweet, the smell of the candle wasn't very strong, so I was hoping the more the candle burned, the stronger the smell would get. After about an hour or so the candle was still burning well and you could see the melted wax on the top. The smell from the candle how-ever was dissapointing as it wasn't very strong at all, and it was only very occasionally that I would get small whiff's of the scent ever now and again or when I walked near/past the candle itself. I was quite dissapointed by this. I put the flame of the candle out, simply by putting the tin lid back on top of it. This does make the lid get a little warm. After putting the candle out I couldn't even smell a left-over scent from the candle, in fact it didn't even smell as though a candle had even been lit in the first place. Some candles leave a lovely smell even after the candle has been put out, how-ever this was not one of those candles. The following evening, I again re-lit the candle to see if it worked any better. Again after a few minutes there was a slight sweet smell but only when I went closer to the candle. The smell didn't spread to other room's and as soon as the candle was put out, again there was no after smell of the candle.
I was hoping that this candle would be really good and the smell would be long lasting and noticeable, how-ever I was dissapointed. The candle smelt so lovely in the shop when I purchased it and it even states on the front that it's a Highly Frafranced Candle. The smell of the candle is delicious and very sweet, and does smell a little sickly, when smelling it in the tin. How-ever this wasn't much of a worry because the scent of the candle never really came out anyway. I don't think I will be buying another candle by Jelly Belly, as I was dissapointed. I think I'll stick to my Yankee candles and tarts instead.
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