by Christina Rylan
Harry & David Candles
16oz square candles
Introduction to my Harry & David review:
I think everyone knows who Harry & David is. They only sell the most delicious pears on the planet as well as decadent gourmet treats (especially around Christmas time.) You see the label “Harry & David” on a gift basket, you scored there pal!! Big time!
I was really surprised a couple of years ago when I saw a display of Harry & David candles at my local grocery store… when I read “Harry & David” on the label and saw the scents, my eyes bugged out. You know several went into my cart that day, (review can be read here) and I decided right after, I wanted to review all their other scents for Candlefind. Chocolate Raspberry was my latest acquisition and couldn’t wait to get this baby home to start burning it.
Harry & David candles can be a wee bit difficult to purchase online… I think they’re mostly sold in stores – – where exactly is hard to say because the main Harry & David site doesn’t really tell you. My local Safeway grocery store carries 6 scents and that’s where I’ve been getting mine.
What did my Harry & David Chocolate Raspberry candle look like?
This candle is really pretty. It’s square glass jar with a copper color flat lid with the Harry & David Logo embossed in the center of the lid. The candle is double wicked (which I love) and the wax color is a rich and beautiful raspberry pink color. (I took the picture to the left after I had been burning it a full day so forgive the poor quality) I couldn’t find any other pictures on the net so had to make do.
What did my Chocolate Raspberry candle from Harry & David smell like?
I have to say before I begin, this is normally not a scent I would outright buy… I don’t really care for chocolate scents in any form. I bought it because it happened to be on sale and it was Harry & David. In my experience, most chocolate/fruit scented candles tend to smell fake or synthetic. It never gets pulled off quite right… to my picky nose anyway. But when I popped open the lid to smell it for the first time, I was intrigued… it smelled really yummy. The raspberry smelled creamy, sweet and true with hints of chocolate in the background. Like real raspberries dipped in chocolate.
I couldn’t find a scent description anywhere online and the candle doesn’t list one. I do know Harry & David are known for their Raspberry Truffles so I’m assuming this scent was created to resemble it.
I’ve had this candle burning for a few days now and it’s pretty good. The scent does change a tiny bit when burning… the raspberry really dominates with very little chocolate which was fine by me. Scent strength on a scale of 1 to 10 was around a 6… not super strong but strong enough that you notice the scent the moment you walk in the room. This candle is absolutely gorgeous burning. The wax takes on a dark pink that was striking to look at with the flames going. Loved how it burned.
Closing to my review:
I am loving Harry & David candles and can’t wait to try more. I highly recommend you give these candles a try should you run across a display close to home. They aren’t easy to find but well worth it when you do. So far, I’ve loved every scent I’ve tried.Would I buy Chocolate Raspberry again? Probably. I wasn’t super “ga-ga” over the scent itself but it burned great and was pretty true. If you’re a fruity/chocolate fan, you would probably flip over this scent. For sure give it a try if you find it in your area.
Happy Candle smelling!!
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