Paul Deen Collection - Lemon Bars Review

Friday, July 31, 2015

Today, I am reviewing Lemon Bars from the Paula Deen Collection.  I picked this one up at Big Lots for $4.50.

Official Description:  (couldn't find one)

Initial Thoughts:  

I have only burned one other candle from this line and it was quite awhile ago.  It was from the line that was originally sold at Walmart.  It didn't do very well for me at all.

The reviews that I have seen for this line have been overwhelming negative.  So, I don't have any high expectations.

Cold Impression: 

This is a straight up bakery lemon scent.  It is equally mixed as neither the sweet lemon or bakery stand out over the other.  It is also quite strong on cold.

Performance and Stats:  

What: 12oz single wick mason jar

Duration:  63 hours (burned until it stopped throwing, might have gotten 5-10 more)

It started throwing after about 5 burn hours and the scent was true to cold.  It filled up my small galley kitchen quite well with a medium to medium high throw. It pooled out very quickly and left little wax sticking to the glass.

The main problem was that the wick was quite crooked most of the way down which led to a lot of sooting on one side of the jar.  It was prone to sooting anyway as the wick kept rolling over onto its self and producing a really high flame.  I had to do a bit of babysitting and periodical trimming to keep it under control.

I also had a weird bubbling thing happen about half way down.  There was something like a hole or void around the wick halfway down.  I was sitting at my desk and heard a loud gurgling noise right before the candle put itself out.  It took me quite a bit to get it lit again as well.

Final Thoughts: 

This one threw scent quite well.  So, I am very happy about that.  That is my number one criteria for a good candle.  Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this one as my expectations were quite low.

I wouldn't repurchase this particular one again unless it's on a good sale because of the other issues I encountered.  Also, there are scents very similar to this one from other companies that I have tried at a comparable price point that I would purchase instead.

I would, however, try different scents from this line especially in this mason jar style.  In fact, I've already bought a couple more that I plan to review. 


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*These are my opinions based on my experience with this particular candle.  Your experience may vary and so on and so forth.

*Not sponsored.  It would make this girl's day to be sponsored by Big Lots, but I'm just not that cool.

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