Candle Review: Turkey & Stuffing, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Turkey & Stuffing
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Review Summary:

A realistic turkey and dressing scent with a light scent throw.

I’ll admit it…I’m a name chaser. Give a candle a clever, gimmicky or unusual name and I’m sold. The actual scent is secondary at that point. That’s why I knew the minute Yankee Candle Company offered up the candle Turkey & Stuffing that it would be mine. And immediately into my cart it went. Would I really want to burn this candle in my home for 110-150 hours? Well, I didn’t know the answer to that nor did I care. I had to have this candle.

Turkey & Stuffing is part of the 2013 Thanksgiving Collection at Yankee Candle. I ordered the large, 22 ounce jar – their typical apothecary style jar with a single wick. The wax color was a caramelly brown. The candle label showed a huge cooked turkey on a platter with all the trimmings. I could see a dish of dressing and a bowl of gravy in the corners. The cold sniff was light and immediately I thought: sage. I definitely smelled sage and a mix of some other spices. And yeah, it was even a little…well…meaty. Kind of like a broth.

A mouth-watering holiday tradition . . . plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots, and herbs.

I lit this candle and left it in a medium sized room for over an hour before I returned. I did not smell anything initially and I didn’t quite have a full wax melt pool. I went back to check on it after it had been burning for a couple of hours and that’s when I smelled it. This scent was dead on accurate, in my opinion. It smelled like a fresh, warm turkey coming out of the oven and I could even smell the bready cornbread stuffing. The sage was still present…I couldn’t pick out the other individual spices, but the sage was distinct. Also, I had a full wax melt pool going by this point.Β yankee-candle-turkey-stuffing

The scent throw? Quite light. I was able to tell that this candle was burning – each time I walked into the room, I did get the faint ongoing aroma of turkey and dressing. I think it would have stood a better chance in a much smaller room. The candle burned fine and I still have lots of it left. Great news because I’m going to need it to pair with my Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie jars! πŸ˜‰

Would I purchase this scent again? No, I would not. My curiosity has been satisfied and I’m ready to move on to the next scent adventure!

Have you smelled the Turkey & Stuffing candle? What are your thoughts?

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. Great review! I know I would never buy a candle with this scent, but its good to see that it is spot on. This would be a good candle for those who don’t want the scent of a candle to interfere with the scent of their food. I know that becomes a problem when I start cooking sometimes.

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    • That’s a good point, Rebecca. This one would definitely fit right in with a good old fashioned turkey & dressing dinner.

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    • What we need to come up with next is cornbread and stuffing scent. Even a good brown gravy scent would hit the spot around the holidays.

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  2. Holy Cow! You are totally awesome Andrea! I don’t think I could actually purchase this scent at YC myself. But have been super curious on what on earth it could possibly smell like. You have satisfied my curiosity as well. It’s good to know it was a light scent throw! Although I love the smell of a turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, not real sure if I could smell it from a candle.

    Thanks again!

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    • Ha! You’re welcome, Carolyn. This candle has now been moved to the back where it can finish up the rest of its life cycle. πŸ™‚

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  3. I think it is really cute that they came out Thanksgiving themed candles. I gave up eating meat a couple years ago so it isn’t a scent I would personally choose to burn.

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  4. Great review! I’m right there with you, I’d want it purely for the novelty aspect of it.

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  5. Okay, this one is all yours πŸ™‚ but I’m glad you did a review – I was dying to find out what it smelled like!!

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  6. When I read in your review that you smell sage and cornbread I figured I may give this candle a try. Maybe I’ll get a votive just to test it out. I am worried the candle won’t really smell like roasting turkey πŸ™‚

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    • A votive tester would be a great idea, Debra. I burned Cranberry Sauce recently and it had a better throw. Now on to Sweet Potato Pie!

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