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I have a large number of scented candles that I just light while I'm in my room in the evening because I like the way it makes my room smell and they look really nice. Yankee candles are one of my favourite brands because the scents are always so nice, but I do find them a little expensive.
I quite often buy mine in Clinton Cards because you can actually smell them before you buy them - they have a big display in most of their shops and you can just pick them up and smell them. If I like a flavour I will often buy it again on Amazon for a bit cheaper. One day when I was looking for a new scent I picked up this Cranberry Chutney flavour and I couldn't believe how amazing the smell was. It is so fruity and sweet - it smells a little bit like jelly (but not as artificial).
Yankee Candles describe the flavour as 'fresh cranberries, orange zest, rosemary, raisins and a touch of golden honey' and I can make all these subtle flavours out in the scent.
Because of the flavours it is very suited to Christmas and I think that's what a lot of people would use it for, but I think it's too good to only be brought out once a year. It's not so Christmassy that it feels out of place at any other time of year.
You can get this flavour in 6 products - prices are from the Yankee Candle online store:
- Medium Jar (£16.99) - a glass jar filled with wax with a glass lid - burn time 65 - 90 hours
- Small Jar (£8.39)- a smaller version of the above - burn time 20-40 hours
-Regular Tumbler (£9.95)- a glass tumbler with a lid; a bit like a jam jar - burn time 35 - 45 hours
-Tea lights (£6.75 for 2)- 4 - 6 hours burn time
-Sampler (£1.80)- a 'votive' shape - burn time up to 15 hours
-Tart (£1.25)- funnily enough a tart shaped candle (fairly flat) - burn time up to 8 hours
I own the medium jar and a few of the samplers. The samplers are great for putting in decorative candle holders that fit them and they last a lot longer than tea lights, but because they're not in any kind of casing, the wax is free to run wherever it wants once melted. It is therefore a good idea to display them in something with sides. They also become a bit wobbly as they melt down which can prevent a fire hazard if they topple over so just be sensible when deciding where to put them. Yankee Candles actually sell a selection of votive holders designed for this type of candle.
The medium jar is fantastic! I got it as a birthday present as my family know how much I love this flavour. It is quite expensive, but for up to 90 hours of burn time it's actually quite a good deal. It's safe because the jar is very solid and unlikely to fall over (but still watch out for anything that might come into contact with the flame). The only issue I have with it is that once it burns down a bit, it becomes difficult to light with a standard lighter - I had to buy a long reach gas powered lighter - it was only £2 from the market and has come in useful for many other things. This jar is excellent for sitting outside when it's a bit too dark to see so great for summer evening BBQs or romantic dinner by candlelight.
Yankee Candles also make a 'Cranberry Ice' flavour which I have not tried and do not know if it is similar or not - this review is for the 'Cranberry Chutney' Flavour.
Overall I love this flavour - it is my favourite Yankee Candle scent and I will keep buying it. I give it 5/5
Just recently I have been stocking up with some lovely new Yankee Candle products and I have to admit to being really rather addicted to them! I usually buy my tarts retailing at about £1.25 each in my local Clinton card shop or from a little gift shop on Weston Super Mare Pier, this one I was very lucky to find the other week in my local Clinton card shop and as I have just ran out of one tart a few hours ago I am now burning this one in my living room as I type and I was lucky to get this for just 50p along with a few other tarts!
The packaging of this tart is simply a see-throuigh plastic wrapper and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by and there is a picture shown of a cranberry on there then on the back/base of the tart do's and don'ts of using the tart are shown via diagramns, we are told that the burn time expected from this is about 8 hours, the weight is stated which is 22g and contact details for Yankee are given. The wrapper is easy enough to rip off and dispose of and all in all its nice minimal packaging from Yankee.
The tart is a thick, round lump of berry red coloured hard wax and to use it you simply pop it in the top of an oil burner and light a tealight underneath it then the wax melts to a dark red transparent coloured liquid (sets back hard when not in use) and releases the natural scent of sweet and juicy cranberries.
This is a very strong and distinctive cranberry fragranced tart. It releases it scent almost immedietely from lighting the tealight, I'm not sure why its referred to as chutney as well as cranberry but to me it simply smells of really fruity and crisp cranberries and for me this is a great one to burn at Christmastime really though I really like this one and find it really warming and uplifting anytime really.
Once I put the flame out I find that this scents my home for a good few hours as well which is a huge benefit from this fragrance and all in all I rate this one very highly indeed!
Available not only in wax tarts but candles and the likes too and it is available from Clinton Cards and places like Amazon and from Yankee directly!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I love for my home to smell nice and also have a love of scented candles but I am often left disappointed by the lack of fragrance that actually comes from most of them. The first Yankee candle wax tart that I treated myself to was Christmas Eve which was just wonderful. At the weekend I decided to pop into Clintons Cards and found that they had some Yankee candles on sale so thought I would treat myself to some different fragranced wax tarts. There were a few different fragrances but one that stood out was the Cranberry Chutney and although reminded me of more of a Christmas/wintery fragrance I thought I would give it a try. As soon as I picked it up I could smell the strong, fruity fragrance through the wrapper and couldn't wait to try it.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores and some independent stores. I actually paid just £0.60 for the Cranberry Chutney wax tart in Clintons as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer which I thought was a great bargain.
The Cranberry Chutney wax tart comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of a bowl of fresh cranberries on to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has a 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a deep, dark red colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the fruity fragrance of this tart through the wrapper before I had begun to remove it. The fragrance is just wonderfully rich and fruity and reminded me of cranberry sauce and Christmas. As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Cranberry Chutney tart as I stated before is quite a strong fragrance so almost as soon as the tart begins to melt you can smell the fruity fragrance wafting through the room. Even my husband who is not normally very struck on fragranced candles or room fragrances commented on how nice the tart smelt. Yankee wax tarts are made with natural fruit extracts so do smell quite natural and not overly artificial. I live in an apartment which has quite a large open plan living area and the fragrance from this tart quickly spread throughout the whole room leaving it smelling wonderful. I started to burn this tart last night and this morning I could still lightly smell the fragrance. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that with the stronger fragrances such as this they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Yankee Candle's Cranberry Chutney scented wax was first given to me as a gift for Christmas. It was the votive sampler I received and I enjoyed burning it as the fragrance was very appealing.
Last week I was shopping in town and I discovered Clintons were selling some Yankee candles at half price. This is something they seem to have been doing since just after Christmas and I have picked up quite a few bargain half-price candles there since then.
I noticed on this occasion that they were selling Cranberry Chutney in wax tart format at half-price and grabbed a few. Priced at just 55p each they are indeed a bargain.
Although I had experience of this scented wax in its votive format, this was to be my first experience of the Cranberry Chutney fragrance in wax tart format. I do like the votive sampler candles and also the more expensive glass jars Yankee produce, but my favourite purchase has to be the wax tart format. I have found the fragrance released from wax tarts generally tends to be stronger than the votives, tealights and glass jars in my experience, plus I believe they offer great value for money especially if you can bag some half-price bargains as I did here. Another reason why I like to purchase the wax tarts is that it also gives me the opportunity to sample the fragrances from the huge range available from Yankee without spending a lot of money.
Cranberry Chutney looks quite festive festive with its deep red mottled wax and picture of cranberries on the packaging. The fragrance is described as fresh cranberries, orange zest, rosemary, raisins, and a touch of golden honey and as you smell the wax through the packaging it does smell strongly of berries with a lovely zingy citrus twist. Although looking festive, it doesn't have the spicy or cinnamon fragrance blended with the berries as many of the other Yankee festive fragrances have and so Cranberry Chutney is what I would describe as a fruity scent, ideal for burning at anytime of year and not just the dark winter evenings.
The fragrance appears quite strong, even before removing the wrapping and usually this is a good indicator of the longevity of the fragrance, with the stronger scented ones lasting the longest I have found. Therefore I did think I would achieve the 8 hours burning time stated by Yankee with this one and maybe perhaps a little more, as this often happens with some of the stronger smelling wax tarts.
After placing it in my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it was only a couple of minutes before I detected the scent of berries beginning to appear as the wax melted. I coud also detect a slight orange scent beginning to develop too and this blended well with the cranberry and the overall fragrance was sweet and fruity and filled the room.
This is one of the strongest fragrances I have experienced from Yankee, its longevity after extinguishing the tealight also was impressive as the scent hung in the air for quite some time.
I also achieved the 'up to 8 hours' of fragrance you can expect to achieve from burning a wax tart and I did think this one would possibly last longer, but I found the fragrance rapidly disappeared after the 8 hours. I found after 3 evenings of burning tealights for around 2 to 3 hours at a time, the fragrance held out well and then by the 4th evening it had gone, but as I achieved the expected 8 hours I can't complain at all. There has actually been one or two Yankee fragrances I have been disappointed with which have only provided 3 or 4 hours of fragrance, but usually Yankee provide long-lasting fragrance and quality products and Cranberry Chutney is another example of this.
Yankee suggest you try mixing the products to create your own fragrance and this is something I keep meaning to do but haven't got around to as yet. It is also suggested that you can leave a wax tart in its wrapping and use it as a drawer scenter, but what I really like to do with it is burn it, as that way I can fill my house with its fragrance and not just my drawers!
I will definitely purchase Cranberry Chutney again after using up my bargain wax tarts. They are available from all Yankee stockists online and in department stores as well as card and gift shops such as Clintons and Collectables. There are often bargains to be found on Amazon and Ebay also.
I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, although I tend to purchase my own candles 'in person' so I can take my time smelling the assortment of fragrances to make my selection. I will purchase my favourites online too, but usually only after I have had the opportunity to smell them for myself. I usually purchase my own candles in branches of Clinton Cards, or the 'Hallmark Cards' shop, and make repeat purchases online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk.
Most of the fragranced Yankee Candles come in a variety of formats and sizes so you can choose the one which suits your needs best. There are "Wax Tarts" available which are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts - which are the same as the ones shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo Page here - do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the wax tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
The other formats that I have tried out are all candles, which come in a variety of sizes:
Small "Sampler" Candles - Burn time up to 15 hours
Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
(Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ March 2012).
A fragranced candle that I purchased recently is the " Cranberry Chutney" in the Small Glass Jar format. I managed to get the candle discounted in a local (independent) gift shop, and paid only £5.50 for the candle which I thought was a great value price, given the usual RRP of the small jars. The candle is of course available to buy in different formats such as tea lights and tumblers, as well as wax tarts and candle jars such as those listed above.
The "Small Glass Jar" is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
All the candles from the Yankee range have an attractive-looking label attached to the packaging, either stuck onto the glass jar or on the outer plastic cellophane wrapper, and the Cranberry Chutney Jar is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of what appears to be home-made cranberry chutney in a glass bowl with a bunch of fresh-looking cranberries close by. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in the case of the Cranberry Chutney Jar, the candle is a gorgeous deep wine/burgundy shade which corresponds with the product and its name perfectly.
The smell of the candle before it was lit was quite understated; I had expected a rich, fruity aroma to be present as my experience of burning Yankee products has led me to believe that most - if not all - of the fruit-based scents are very rich and quite full-bodied in their fragrance. I was surprised at how 'timid' the aroma of the Cranberry Chutney candle seemed to be, but decided to wait until it had been lit before writing off the scent as being too subtle.
I am now about half way through the candle and have to say that I have found that my initial thoughts were absolutely spot on. Whilst I find the fragrance of the Cranberry Chutney candle to be quite pleasant and quite warming, I feel quite disappointed that the level of fragrance is not more robust.
To explain this in a bit more detail, the initial fragrance that is a fruity scent tinged with something quite citrus-like - similar to an orange scent in fact - is quite pleasant and not at all disappointing. I think that the candle offers quite a festive, wintry aroma that is very well suited to the winter months, but not overly so, so I felt it was suitable for year-round use on the whole.
The disappointment for me lies in the body of the fragrance contained within the candle. Whilst I can appreciate the candles 'earthy' aroma, I personally felt there was something lacking in its fruitiness. Whilst this was helped slightly by the citrus edge carried in the scent, I couldn't help but feel that I would have liked the Cranberry scent to be much richer, or more full-bodied than it actually is. I felt that the overall aroma was lacking as a result of being too subtle, although I can appreciate that cranberries are not the most robustly-flavoured fruits to begin with.
I haven't been particularly impressed with the longevity of this candle's aroma either. Whilst some offerings from the range will provide a good eight hours of fragrance - sometimes even more than this - the Cranberry Chutney has left a mere whimper of its scent behind in the room after only an hour or so of the flame being extinguished. This is not normal practice for Yankee's Small Jars in my experience, and I find their scents' longevity is what makes their higher-than-average price tag seem justified for the most part. The fact that the Cranberry candle delivered very little in the way of lasting scent led to me feeling slightly disappointed with this purchase and I'm not sure I would buy it again as there are so many alternatives that I have thoroughly enjoyed.
For the reasons given above, I can only award this candle from Yankee a three-star product rating.
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Yankee Candle is an American company offering a huge range of scented homeware products.
Cranberry Chutney is available in various sized candle jars, samplers, tealights and wax tart format. For the purpose of this review, I will be discussing the small candle jar.
The small candle jar is made from clear glass and is topped with a glass lid. There is a label showing fresh cranberries. The small jar holds 107g (3.7oz) of scent infused wax. If lit for a few hours at a time, each jar is said to offer 25-40hours of burning time.
Cranberry Chutney is described as being :
"Fresh cranberries, orange zest, rosemary, raisins, and a touch of golden honey"
The small jar can be bought from various outlets (Clintons, Amazon and local shops stocking Yankee Candle). It retails at around £7.00. Larger jars go up to £18.00 and wax tarts can be sampled for £1.00.
I normally buy Yankee wax tarts as they offer the cheapest way of trying different scents. During a boxing day trip to Glasgow, I spotted lots of Yankee stuff reduced in Clintons. I picked up loads of tarts but also decided to buy one of the jars - Cranberry Chutney. I was attracted by the deep red colour of the wax and after a quick sniff of this one, I fell in love with the sweet, sharp cranberry scent. I paid £4.00 for my jar.
Having sampled the small jars before, I knew that they offered a bigger pool of wax when they burned and therefore more scent would be released from the wide opening of the jar. They look pretty at first but I soon realised that after a few burns, smoke marks became visible around the neck of the jar which ruined the overall look.
The wick needs to be trimmed to avoid high flames but the wax does burn down evenly so that there is no wastage. Once lit, the wax melts neatly around the wick and produces a pool of deep red liquid which actually looks quite festive. The candle flickers beautifully creating a soothing ambience within my home. I would advise you to take care when this candle is lit - the jar does heat up quite a bit and should always be supervised and not put anywhere where it may cause smoke damage.
~Where's The Scent?~
The first time I burned this candle, I placed it in my alcove in the livingroom. I was disappointed with how lacking the scent was. I could barely detect it and would have expected something a bit more intense given the scent of the unburnt candle. I decided to try it in the smallest room of my bathroom. I usually burned the votive samplers in there and would have expected the jar to offer more scent and perhaps be strong enough to envelope my bathroom and seep out into my hallway.
Cranberry Chutney did fill up my bathroom with scent but wasn't concentrated enough to go any further. I was able to witness a beautiful yet subtle aroma from this jar which was very relaxing to smell when bathing or simply cleaning my bathroom during the day. I wouldn't say the scent is particularly special or relevant to any occasion or time so could be burned whenever.
The scent that was present within my bathroom was beautifully sweet with a fresh, orange undertone. The cranberry scent was most prominent - sweet with a slight bitter edge. The scent despite being sweet and a little sharp, had a fresh, airy feel to it and was quite bright and uplifting. It didn't overpower even in a small area and lingered gracefully within the 4 walls of my bathroom. When the candle was extinguised, the scent didn't stick around. The wax solidified and I was able to burn the next time and experience the same level of scent.
Whilst I liked the scent of Cranberry Chutney, I wasn't impressed with how subtle the jar format actually was. I have the tart version of this scent still to burn and judging by how strong the scent is through the packaging, I will be more content with burning the tart in my livingroom. I would have been really annoyed had I paid full price for this jar as it isn't as strong as some of the jar scents available. I don't think I got anywhere near 25hours of scent nevermind 40hours so this wasn't exactly a hit in my home.
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I adore burning fragranced candles as in addition to the gorgeous aroma I find them extremely comforting and relaxing. I am a huge fan of rich spicy scents, which I enjoy using during the cold winter evenings and will opt for something a little more delicate in the warmer months such as floral or lavender. Whilst shopping in Cardiff after Christmas I was delighted to be able to purchase a number of festive fragrances from Clintons where they were discounted by 50% and this review discusses Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney in the tart format.
Yankee Candle tarts easily break into two pieces where I keep one portion for my next use, which subsequently enables me to obtain twice as much burning time from each purchase. Within just a few minutes of placing the wax into an oil burner above a burning tea light the wax releases the most stunning combination of fragrances. The fresh and fruitiness of the cranberries is the initial scent that I am able to witness followed by an uplifting and zesty orange together with a hint of spice offering a slight sweetness. As I was unable to identify the additional fragrances contained within the wax I carried out a little research and discovered them to be rosemary together with raisins and a touch of golden honey.
The fragrance considerably intensifies when burning and I adore the relaxing warming and ambient aroma that it delivers. I am not a huge fan of the aroma of honey, as it can often be quite sickly. However, Yankee Candle has created the perfect balance as the wax delivers a delicate hint of sweetness without being cloying. I like the fact that the fragrance is powerful enough to travel into other rooms within my home. Although Yankee class Cranberry Chutney as part of the Christmas collection I feel it is well suited for burning during any time of the year. Once the tea light has been distinguished the delightful fresh and fruity aroma remains in my home for several hours. The 20g tart offers eight hours of burning time and as I only use half of the wax on each occasion I am able to obtain twice as much use.
This is an absolutely stunning candle and receives 5 stars from me together with a full recommendation. Most Yankee Candle stockists are clearing out their Christmas stock, so you should be able to pick up all formats at half price where I paid just 59p for the tart.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I love having a candle burning about the house and the Yankee Candle range are by far my favourite brand of candles at the moment. I buy Yankee candles mostly because there is a great range of scents available and also they burn quite well and you can smell their scent quite well throughout the house when one has been burning for a while.
This Christmas I wanted something quite festive to burn in our kitchen and was drawn to the cranberry chutney scent because it was red and there were no Christmas scented candles out in stock, this candle has a really lovely cranberry smell to it (no surprises there) and it also is has quite a sweet smell to it.
There is a wide range of different candle sizes available in the cranberry chutney flavour such as bigger jars that last over 20 hours down to smaller candles that last around 3 hours, I bought the wax tart which lasted around 7 hours for me and costed £1.75 in a local furniture and craft store in town, though you could pick up any of the Yankee products in Yankee Stores and also there are shops online that sell Yankee products as well.
Wax tarts are a bit cheaper than the Yankee candles, and are also used differently, they require the use of a wax tart/oil scents burner, which is basically a device with a little tea light candle inside that heats up the base, where the wax tart is placed and melts away giving off its scent while it melts. They are really easy to use and wax tart burners can be bought in most good furniture shops that sell candle and similar goods.
Overall I was quite impressed with my cranberry chutney wax tart, it smelled lovely and sweet and overpowered all the unwanted cooking smells in my kitchen over Christmas leaving a nice fresh warm cranberry smell instead. If you like burning candles I would recommend using Yankee wax tarts as they are quite cheap to buy compared to the Yankee full candles and are just as effective. Overall I would give my Yankee wax tart 5 out of 5 stars.
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Please be aware that this review is for the Medium Glass Tumbler variety of Cranberry Chutney from Yankee Candle. Dooyoo no longer add separate entries to their database for the different formats which are available as the fragrance is the same whichever option you go for.
If you have read my reviews before you will be aware that both myself and my wife are big fans of the products available from Yankee Candles. Their real-life, authentic fragrances were first discovered by us last year and ever since then have bought a variety of products from the company, mainly wax tarts. Last year I received a sample of Cranberry Chutney when I placed an order on-line at a Yankee stockist and was pleased to see it available again this year. For a change though we didn't buy the wax tart this time as we remembered the fragrance from last year, instead we purchased the medium sized glass tumbler with lid which tend to retail for around £12.00 - £13.00, If you are unfamiliar with the Yankee range of products you may consider this to be expensive, after all it is 'just a candle' - in actual fact I consider this to be excellent value for your money when you discover just how long a tumbler full of scented wax actually lasts and the aroma it emits once lit.
**Medium Glass Tumblers**
Contained in a cylindrical, glass jar (or tumbler as they are known) with a brushed metal lid the Glass Tumblers from Yankee Candles are at the mid-range in price when compared with the more expensive House-warmer jars. There are 2 wicks in the medium tumblers which are of good quality and unlike cheaper brands do not tend to break off when extinguished, as the wax depletes in the jar the wicks remain a couple of centimetres above the wax itself and lighting these candles is easy once a naked flame has been presented to both of the wicks.
The wax tends to melt evenly down the glass tumbler and by that I mean there tends to be no wastage. We have burnt many a glass-jarred candle from other manufacturers whose wax has ended up sticking to the sides, with Yankee there is very little to no waste as the wax melts from the centre outwards. The supplied metal lid fits firmly onto the jar itself and is of excellent quality with no extra sharp edges or evident faults in the glass itself and all in all you know you are buying a premium product whenever you purchase something from the Yankee range. You can expect to get around 45-50 hours worth of fragrance for your money with the medium, 12oz tumblers and depending on the fragrance you chose to buy will determine how long they actually do last. We find that the more subtle 'flavours' last a little shorter than stronger smelling in the range but overall they you can easily get a good 40+ hours worth of fragrance from one of these tumblers.
Of course with products of this nature it is the authenticity of the fragrance which is the most important thing and Cranberry Chutney manages to blend a host of different aromas in its mix to produce a fragrance which is well suited for this time of the year, especially during the run up to Christmas.
Almost blood-red in appearance with what appears to be a mottled effect to the wax once the wicks have been lit and the wax begins to melt there begins a subtle hint of fruit which smells as if it has been lightly sweetened. Cranberry Chutney manages to mix together elements of cranberries themselves along with orange and raisins and there is a rich, sweetness which comes from honey. By blending a bitter fruit with the zestiness of orange, sweetening with honey and tempering the whole mixture down with the herb, Rosemary Yankee manage to produce an aroma which manages to be warming whilst being sweet and is perfectly suited to the winter months when it is cold outside and warm indoors. I class this as a 'traditional' fragrance rather than being 'contemporary' and unlike some of the stronger, more pungent candles available from Yankee this has a more gentle and subtle aroma to it which still manages to be noticeable. Thanks to the mix of raisins and orange this has an almost 'home-baking' aroma to it which gently fills a room with delicious, mouthwatering fragrance and is the ideal candle to melt during the dark afternoon and nights.
Candles can create an atmosphere around your home and Cranberry Chutney lends itself perfectly to this time of year; with the heating on and this candle lit you are warmed by its fragrance yet are not overpowered by it as this isnt one which is domineering or too cloying. Once lit this is a candle which will produce a noticeable fragrance which stays in the air around your home, the room in which your candle sits is filled with fragrance and this really is one to enjoy and relax to. As a rule we tend to buy the wax tarts from Yankee Candles as we like to try out the available fragrances before deciding whether or not to re-buy it again in a more expensive form and when I saw that Cranberry Chutney was available again this year I remembered the scent from last year and knew that this one to buy again but in a more expenisve form and I certainly was not disappointed second time around.
We have had this candle burning for the last few days for around 6 hours at a time and there is still plenty of wax left in the tumbler itself. I can easily see this lasting for a good few days to come yet so the claims that this provides 45-50 hours worth of fragrance do appear to be true. When extinguished the metal lid sits firmly in place and once removed for the next bout of burning the fragrance manages to escape even before being lit, whilst on the whole I prefer the stronger smelling candles from the Yankee range I do like the sweet and fruity ones too and as far as I am concerened this is one which certainly appeals to me.
**Price Availability and Rating**
Available on-line and in specialist candle shops the Cranberry Chutney Medium Glass Tumbler usually costs £12.99 although you will find it a pound or two cheaper on-line. It is a Winter/Christmas 2010 fragrance so will be available for a good few weeks yet and is one which I would highly recommend in whichever format you decide to buy it in. If you are new to the range of Yankee Candles and don't want to spend a lot on your first purchase of Cranberry Chutney then it is available in the wax tart format for approximately £1.00 (you will need a tart burner though) alternatively it can be bought as a votive/sampler for around £1.60 (these do come with wicks so can be lit as a regular candle) However you chose to buy it though it does come highly recommended by me and creates a warming, Christmassy feeling around your home whilst waiting for Father Christmas to make his annual visit.
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I am often found burning things...usually my dinner. But on the odd occasion that I am lying in my bedroom at night with the curtains drawn and an Enya CD playing, I like to set the mood with a candle. I now have several candles in my room, all with different flavours. I light them depending on my mood swings. This candle is made by the Yankee Candle company and is priced firmly at the higher end of the price market at a little under twenty pounds. I recall spotting of these in the run up to Christmas in John Lewis and they caught my attention because they are massive!
A Yankee Candle should give you weeks of burning time, assuming you do not burn it all in one go. I tend to light mine, leave it burning for an hour then blow it out and return to it in a few days for another airing. This way, they last for ages. The Cranberry Chutney Housewarmer lives up to its name, as it produced a scent which would tempt anyone into your house. The smell is distinctively Christmassy, particularly with the cranberry, which gives off that delicious mulled wine aroma in the air. In these cold winter months, the smell of Christmas is wonderful and makes you feel all snug while you watch the snow fall outside.
The scent is pretty powerful. It envelopes my bedroom and you can smell it from several feet away too. If you leave it burning for longer there is a chance it could reach further into the house. Try using it in the lounge to set an ambience of an evening.
My only concern is that the jars do get harder to light as they burn further in, so ensure you have some long matches. I have managed to burn myself due to clumsy lighting techniques! Worth the price tag of seventeen pounds? Not sure, but a lovely winter indulgence and the size of it (at twenty two ounces) will last you ages.
This is my very first Yankee Candle but I must admit to making a bee line to them when visiting my local garden centre and calling in to the shop in Leeds. This Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney Jar was a present from a lovely friend of mine who loves them and has a huge collection.
I must admit the smell is devine but it does take a while to permeate the room and it is best to burn the candle for a while to avoid burning the wick. I have only lit this a few times but I am a little worried that the wick may come to a sad demise before the wax has burned there just seems to be too much wax I think it could do with a few more wicks. One bonus however is the lid which stops the dust getting in making the candle more long lasting.
This candle seems to be one of the better/ stronger ones on the market however and although I dont think I would go out and buy another myself one would always be a welcome gift.
Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney Housewarmer Jar
Description: Manufacturer: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles
Large Housewarmer Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £17.99
If you read my reviews, you may notice that I have reviewed a couple of other Yankee Candle products, well this one is possibly my favourite, and a perfect way to get yourself in the festive mood, while making your rooms smell delicious.
I have tried a lot of scented candles and tend to be a bit disappointed as they don't seem to smell and scent the room for very long after lighting. Yankee Candles are not cheap, though there are different sizes and price ranges available (you can get a pack of 12 tealights for just £5.99 which can be a great way to try them) but they really do last for ages and so does the gorgeous scent.
You can buy these candles in quite a few places but if you don't know of a shop that sells them, then you can also buy online, see their website for further details.
I like to treat myself to the jars of these candles (various sizes) because they look so pretty when lit. They last for ages and I love that the scent remains right until the end. This one is a deep burgandy colour and has a enticing cranberry scent which smells like a spicy and hot cranberry mulled wine. It has undertones of cinnamon, orange and brandy and the smell makes your mouth water!
Within minutes of the candle being lit, the room begins to smell delicious, it isn't overpowering but does last for ages and you can still smell traces of it hours after the candle has been extinguished.
Yes these candles are expensive, but because the last so much longer than other brands, and keep working right until the end, they actually do work out as good value. I love to use them in the living room, bedroom and bathroom and they make a lovely gift for someone else, or a treat for myself.
If you haven't tried these candles before, then you really should try them, maybe start with the tealights to experiment with the scents and find your favourites then treat yourself to the big jars. Oh and I really recommend the Cranberry Chutney scent, especially right now as it will really get you in the mood for Christmas!
I love Yankee Candles, they're one of my expensive little habits, but they all smell so delicious I can't resist. I've already written about a few of my candles, but as Christmas is coming up I thought I would write about the Cranberry Chutney candle, which is the most festive of my collection and which I have been burning a lot recently.
As I live alone I don't bother having a Christmas tree or other decorations, and so the scent of this candle burning is about as festive as it's going to get in my house this year! Yankee candles come in different formats, such as tea lights, votives, wax tarts and tumblers, but the most popular and probably the most recognisable is the house warmer jar.
The house warmer jars, are basically heavy glass jars which contain the candles. Apparently once your candle is completely burned you can clean and re-use the jar, but I have such a variety of these, and they each have such a long burn time, that I've never managed to get to the bottom of even the small jars yet! The jars have a sort of old fashioned, rustic look, and I think they would look great in a country style kitchen. If you have more modern décor you may want to try one of the glass tumblers which look a bit more up to date.
Yankee Candles actually come in what they call 'Fragrance Families'. This basically means that each candle belongs to one 'family' of scents, and the families are floral, fresh, fruit, food and festive. You may imagine that this cranberry candle falls into the festive group, however it is actually in the fruit category, meaning it is available all year round. Saying that though, you may find some retailers only stock it near Christmas, but you could always buy it online.
The cranberry chutney candle is as you can probably imagine a very deep red colour. The label features a picture of a basket of cranberries with a bowl of cranberries in front of that. If you don't want the label on display you can turn the candle around and the back is blank.
Of course the main selling point of Yankee Candles is the fragrance. They all smell absolutely delicious, and the scents are very accurate. Apparently they actually work with perfumers in France - the same people who work with big fashion houses - to create such accurate scents.
The Cranberry Chutney candle has an absolutely gorgeous scent. Of course it is predominantly cranberry, and is extremely fruity and smells just like fresh cranberries. It also contains hints of other fruits and apparently the scent also contains the scent of orange zest, rosemary, raisins and golden honey. I do think I can detect a slight hint of orange, but the overwhelming and most recognisable fragrance is the cranberry. It's so fresh and really does remind me of Christmas.
When burning the aroma of the candle fills the whole room but is not too overpowering or sickly. I must admit I have bought some of the wax tarts and found that after a while of burning the scent can become a little too much, but the fragrance intensity of this candle is perfect.
I have the medium size and my candle is burned down to about half way even though I've had it around a year now. The intensity of the fragrance is still as strong as when it was new. The candles do have a long burn time, and obviously the larger the candle, the longer the burn time.
Unfortunately Yankee Candles do not come cheap. The following prices are taken from www.yankeecandle.co.uk but I buy mine from Collectibles on the high street and they charge around the same.
Small Housewarmer Jar - Burn time approx 24-40 hours - £7.49
Medium Housewarmer Jar - Burn time approx 60-90 hours - £14.99
Large Housewarmer Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £17.99
As you can see these are not the cheapest candles on the market, and as such I only buy one every month or two, but they do have long burn times and if you're only burning the candle a couple of hours a night it will last for ages. This candle is a great gift idea and would be perfect for this time of year.