All Tealight Candles are not created equal. #ZionJudaica

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I’m guilty of those last minute impulse tealight candle purchases. I can always use more tealight candles, so while I’m picking up a few of things at the dollar store, the drug store, or even the grocery store, I’ll grab a small bag of those cheap unscented tealight candles hanging on the end caps. I always feel good about remembering them, that is, until I use them. Over and over again, I’ve been completely disappointed with the quality of these tealights. Made from cheap wax with wicks that are dangerously too long, they never burn for longer than an hour. Usually priced around $1.00 for 12, each of these candles cost me about $.08 each. For that price, what should I expect, right?

I’ve learned all tealight candles are not created equal.

Zion Judaica deluxe tealights are made from stark white, non-scented parrafin and are uniquely poured to prevent early burn-out. They come securely shrink wrapped in a box of 125. Priced at $11.99, that makes them just $.09 each. And, guess what? I did a timed test trial with a Zion Judaica and a cheap dollar store tealight, side by side. As expected, after about an hour the cheap tealight burned out. The Zion Judaica tealight burned evenly for almost 5 hours straight.


For less than a dime each, these tealights last almost 5 times as long. The quality of the wax, wick, and even the packaging of Zion Judaica tealights are unsurpassed. I like being able to buy 125 count box and having a tealight supply at the ready. It should last me a long time considering how long they burn! You can find them for sale on their website here. And, while there is a shipping fee, I feel it is completely reasonable considering the quality of these tealights.

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6 Responses

  1. I figured tea lights were all pretty much the same, but it sounds like Zion Judaica ones are definitely the winner for quality!

  2. Michelle says:

    I’m the same – I usually grab a bag at the dollar store. These sound like they’re about the same price but better quality. I’ll have to check them out next time I need tea lights.

  3. It seems that like with most things, quality matters and you can tell the good stuff from the cheap stuff.

  4. becca says:

    Candles are the best. i love getting them and gifting them.

  5. Debbie Denny says:

    Wow that is a good price. The burn time is fantastic.

  6. Athena says:

    That is great to know. I don’t use real tea lights often because of the crazy dogs in our house but tea lights are so great to have around. And I love Zion Judaica products.

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