Candle Review: Sweet Potato Pie, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Sweet Potato Pie
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Review Summary:

A rich, creamy pie scent that makes your mouth water.

Growing up in the South you find that sweet potato pie is a staple around these parts…especially at Thanksgiving time. That’s why I was thrilled to see that Yankee Candle had a version of this delectable dessert as a part of their 2013 Thanksgiving Collection. Yankee Candle and pie? How could I go wrong?

From this collection, I have already reviewed Turkey & Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce on Candle Scoop. Or you can check out my review of all three on…the site for candle lovers. 

I purchased the large, 22 ounce apothecary styled jar during a recent sale. It has a picture of a large sweet potato on the label, covered in sticky marshmallows and brown sugar sprinklings. It was enough to make me want to bake a pie! Although the picture below looks more red, the wax was colored a deep orange-y brown. The cold sniff urged me on…it was thick and rich, heavy on the spices. I smelled sharp cinnamon and sweet nutmeg and creamy sweet potatoes. Yum-my!

A crave-worthy delight . . . yummy mashed sweet potato filling baked with nutmeg and vanilla.

I started this candle in a medium-sized room and left it for a couple of hours. I knew the wax melt pool would take a while to fully form, so I practiced restraint and left it to do its thing for a while. When I returned, I opened the door and I immediately fell in love. This candle scent was delicious! Oh my! I smelled rich, creamy sweet potatoes and just the right hints of vanilla. The spices blended in nicely without overwhelming the entire scent. I couldn’t smell any pie crust (bummer), but this smelled just like the filling of a calorie-laden sweet potato pie. I loved it! yankee-candle-sweet-potato-pie-candle

The burn was fantastic – a very slow and even burn with minimal wax left on the sides of the jar. The flame could get a little high for my taste, but it did well with an Illuma-Lid in place. The scent throw on this candle was strong! I have had so many disappointments with YC jars lately, that it was nice to have such a good scent throw on this one.

I would definitely repurchase this one and wish I had stocked up on it this season. Hopefully they will bring this one back next year.

And for the record, I did end up baking that pie. Yum, yum!

Happy candle burning and Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!


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. Andrea your making me hungry! I like the scent description and that you mention it has just the right hint of vanilla in the scent. Although you didn’t detect any notes of pie crust, this candle seems delightful. Just the right bakery type scent I crave.

    To bad there isn’t any “Smelly Web” like “Smellavision” available!

    Thanks for the review!

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  2. That is too cute that you ended up baking a pie. I have never had sweet potato pie but have had sweet potato casserole and it is delicious. My local store still had some of these candles left so maybe you can find some more of these candles to purchase.

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    • Any excuse to bake a pie! 🙂 Thanks for the tip…I’m hoping to find some when I head to the mall.

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