Candle Review: Cranberry Sauce, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Cranberry Sauce
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Review Summary:

A slightly sweet and tart cranberry mix that would be better if a tad stronger.

Cranberry Sauce was part of the 2013 Thanksgiving Collection from The Yankee Candle Company. I’ve already reviewed Turkey & Stuffing here on Candle Scoop. Today’s focus is on the complimenting scent, Cranberry Sauce.

I purchased the large apothecary jar style in this scent. It featured a roll of cranberry sauce on the label with a couple of slices all ready to go. The wax was a burgundy red color, which was perfect for the scent of cranberry sauce. As is typical for these jars, there was a single wick. The cold sniff was mild but pleasant…it smelled just like the whiff you’d get if opening up a can of cranberry sauce. Incredibly realistic!  yankee-candle-cranberry-sauce

I started this candle in a medium-sized room and came back to check on it a couple of hours later. This candle had not quite yet reached a full wax melt pool, but it was obviously on its way. The scent? Ahhhhh! Very nice! It was the perfect mix of sweet and tangy, which made it a great cranberry scent. I only wish the scent throw was stronger. It was definitely stronger than Turkey & Stuffing, but still – it was a moderate scent throw. I could detect it was burning in the room by the whiffs I would get in the air. Very nice!

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the classic, tangy sweet goodness of jellied cranberry sauce.

This was a very slow burning candle but it burned perfectly. There was no wasted wax whatsoever. I did use an Illuma-Lid for this candle just because I think it helped tame the flame a bit. This is a scent I would repurchase next year if it was offered, but I think I might choose a tart instead.

Interested in the review of all three scents from the 2013 Thanksgiving Collection? Read the full review on…the site for candle lovers. 

Have you tried any of the candles from the Thanksgiving Collection?

Happy candle burning ~


Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. Between Turkey and Stuffing, Sweet Potato Pie and now the Cranberry Sauce scented candle it does sound like dinner! I wonder what it would smell like to burn all 3 at the same time? Thanks for the review!

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    • You’re welcome, Carolyn. I have burned all three and truly, Sweet Potato Pie overpowered the other two. Yummy, though!

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  2. I have not tried any of the Thanksgiving candles from Yankee Candle. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I hope everyone has a very happy holiday filled with great food and fantastic candles.

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