Candy Candles from Japan Make a Nice 'Light' Snack

Candy Candles are bite-size votive candles that look like individually wrapped hard candies and smell like them too. Don't eat them, though... their looks may be deceptive but the lookalike packaging has a purpose.

Campers and hikers know that candles are one of those necessities that are enormously useful while out on the trail, far from any electrical outlets. They can also be heavy and bulky, which is a definite no-no.

Enter “Candy Candles” from Charm. At just 38mm (1.52 inch) wide and 20mm (0.8 inch) high, these miniature votive candles come with their own aluminum liner to keep melted wax in its place.

They're also sealed in clear cellophane wrappers not unlike hard candies or gummies. The wrapper keeps the integral cloth wick dry rain or shine, and you and I both know there's nothing sadder than a wet wick on a dark night.

Candy Candles come in a variety of colors and complementary scents including Peach, Lavender, Coconut, Blueberry, Rose, Vanilla, Raspberry, Grapefruit, Green Apple, and something called “Pure Water”. Not sure what that one smells like but it's tinted bluish-green if that's any clue.

Each Candy Candle will burn for up to 3.5 hours and they're priced at 75 yen (just under a dollar) each or 750 yen for a set of 10. More info and ordering details can be found at Rakuten.