Review of Banana Nut Bread and Pumpkin Spice
McCall’s Country Candles can be found in many gift shops and country stores as well as online. The first time I ever tried a McCall’s product, it was at a tiny prim gift shop that sold the melts U-Pick style. They had a long row of McCall’s Country jars filled with different melt scents. It was like a grown up version of an old fashioned candy store, where I could fill up a bag with mix and match melts. Laura’s Lemon Loaf and Country Store are two of my all time favorite McCall’s scents, but for this review, I burned a couple of the other well known bakery scents.
I’m always on the lookout for a good Banana Nut Bread, and McCall’s Country Candles promised a“…cream-cheese filled banana nut bread. A fresh, hot, out-of-the-oven scent” . This scent was pretty darned good. It was heavy on the nut bread and light on the banana, which is how I prefer it. Someone looking for a banana drenched scent may be disappointed in this version. I liked the nuttiness and the just-baked smell.
Pumpkin Spice didn’t really need a scent description. McCall’s writes that it is “A striking blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange and cloves.” This scent doubles as Farmer’s Market year round. I like that this scent leads a double life. In June and July, Farmer’s Market sounds much more appealing than Pumpkin Spice. The scent, itself, is such a classic that it works wherever and whenever.
It was sweeter smelling than I anticipated. The orange was sweet – not tart – and softened the spice blend. I could smell everything in the description and the spice blend of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon was comforting. This spice trio could easily have been blended with either apple or pear, but I really liked that orange was the fruit of choice here. Pumpkin Spice/Farmer’s Market pleased everyone in the house, which is harder than it seems.
The scent throw was decent from both of these 10 ounce Town & Country style jars. The single wicked candles kept a good melt pool and the wide mouth jar helped the scent reach my nose. I had to trim the wick down very low to keep the flame in check. The jar style has unfortunately been discontinued but Banana Nut Bread and Pumpkin Spice are available in a variety of other jars and melts.
McCall’s Country Candles has been around for a long time, and with good reason. They excel at classic, traditional scent favorites.
Happy candle burning.