12 Candles That Smell (Almost!) Good Enough to Eat

Updated: Dec. 19, 2022

Kitchen, meet candles.

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Grandma's Kitchen Candle
via kohls.com

Grandma’s Kitchen

Be prepared to feel nostalgic. This candle hits you with the exact same scents that wafted through grandma’s kitchen. It’s layered with notes of butter, apple, cream, cinnamon, clove, sugar cookie and vanilla. Yum! Cozy up with one of grandma’s secret cookie recipes, too.

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Southern Peach Tea Candle 1
via dwhome.com

Southern Peach Tea

Be careful you don’t try to take a sip out of this sweet candle—it smells exactly like your favorite Southern beverage! You’ll enjoy notes of sun-blushed fruit, cane sugar and freshly brewed tea.

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Thyme Olive Leaf Candle 1
via paddywax.com

Thyme and Olive Leaf

We like the delicious notes of this candle—including mandarin, lemon leaf and lime. But we love that it’s packed in an eco-friendly, recycled vessel. Psst! Keep your candles burning their best with these must-have candle accessories.

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Black Cherry Merlot Candle 1
via bathandbodyworks.com

Black Cherry Merlot

You’ll be transported straight to happy hour every time you light this beautiful candle. It combines notes of dark cherry, black raspberry and sumptuous merlot for a simple yet striking scent.

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via prosperitycandle.com

Basil and Mint

Keep this beauty in your kitchen for the fresh, bright scent and the culinary inspiration. The wood wick helps the candle burn cleanly and makes a nice crackling sound that feels really homey. Plus, each order comes with a recipe inspired by the scent and details about the candle’s woman artisan maker. 

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via waxxyandco.com

Pears and Brandy

This unexpected candle scent will quickly become your new favorite. It’s a tantalizing combination of sweet, succulent pears and rich, cask-aged brandy. We love burning it next to a crackling fire in the cooler months, but it’s delightful all year long.

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Pineapple candle
via illumecandles.com

Pineapple Cilantro

While the scent is arguably the most important part of a candle, we’re fans of a pretty vessel, too. This tropical candle gives you both. Peppery cilantro and sweet pineapple dominate the fragrance profile, while a cheery ceramic pineapple holds the wax. Is anyone else craving a piña colada all of a sudden?

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Craft Beer Candle
via SweetLittleBoxCo/etsy.com

Craft Beer

Craft beer aficionados, listen up. You’re going to want to light this candle inspired by your favorite bevvie. It’s hand-poured in Brew City (aka Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and features notes of hops and wheat.

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Macintosh Yankee Candle
via yankeecandle.com


Enjoy the clean, sweet scent of days spent at the apple orchard with this Macintosh jar candle. In addition to apples, you’ll enjoy notes of crisp greens, rindy grapefruit and clove bud. After just one whiff you’ll be inspired to whip up an Apple Pie!

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Speakeasy Candle
via harlemcandlecompany.com


This gorgeous candle helps you step back in time. Light it, and you’ll be whisked away to a forbidden era filled with intoxicating scents of chocolate, cardamom, bourbon and saffron. Psst! Do you know how brewers survived Prohibition?

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12oz Lidded Glass Jar 2-Wick Candle Blood Orange - The Collection By Chesapeake Bay Candle
via target.com

Blood Orange

Who doesn’t love the smell of citrus? Bring that fresh, crisp, succulently sweet scent to your home with this simple candle. If you’re feeling inspired, check out these blood orange recipes, too.

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Soy Candle Melts - (4 pack)
via dessertcandles.com

Cupcakes, Anyone?

If you crave a candle that fills your entire home with sweet, scented goodness, try Dessert Candles. These adorable confections are available in traditional mugs and jars or as cupcake-shaped wax melts. Choose from flavors like Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake and Watermelon Lemonade. Sweet!

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