Frequently Asked Questions
WAIT - DO YOU LIGHT THEM or EAT THEM?
BOTH! Let Them Eat Candles are premium chocolate candles to light and eat.
DO THEY MELT?
Candles don’t melt when lit (the wick is only inserted 1/8” into candle). However, if you leave them in the sun, or a hot car, or anywhere else a chocolate bar would melt, then the candles will melt.
HOW LONG DO THEY STAY LIT?
The flame lasts about 55 seconds -long enough to sing happy birthday twice. For best results, light them at the table, with camera at the ready.
CAN I EAT THE WICK?
Please do not eat the wick. After singing, wishing and blowing, there is only a nub of wick left to remove. Wait a moment before plucking it out or eating around it. The wick is paraffin-coated cotton. Paraffin is FDA approved (and often used to coat fruit).
WHAT FLAVORS DO THEY COME IN?
Available in milk (38%) and dark (60%) chocolate, the different patterns do not change the flavor.
WHY A BOX OF 3?
We grant you three wishes! Three candles allow reflection and celebration for one’s Past, Present & Future. If your celebrant prefers one/year + one for good luck, pass out matches. Otherwise, by the time you’re lighting candle 6, candle 1 will be self-extinguishing.
THEY’RE SO PRETTY, ARE THEY JUST FOR KIDS OR BIRTHDAYS?
Hand them to a hostess, deliver them to a dorm, bring them in a briefcase. Let Them Eat Candles are a delightful gift for everyone of any age for any event. Anniversaries, Graduations, Stocking Stuffers, Get Well Soon…. Who doesn’t want delicious wishes!
IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR BULK ORDERS?
Yes, but we’re talking 300 boxes or more...please see next question.
CAN I GET CUSTOMIZED CANDLES?
Yes! Corporate logos, wedding monograms, or any image you have the rights to use can be knockout custom candles. This awesome option has restrictions. Please inquire.
CAN I SEND CANDLES TO FAMILY & FRIENDS?
Yes! We will gladly wrap and ship candles to the special people in your life, and at the end of the year we make a ‘pay it forward’ donation to Icing Smiles, Inc. to make your thoughtful gift even sweeter.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH SHIPPING?
We wish we had a better deal for shipping. Let Them Eat Candles can melt in hot delivery trucks and in sun-drenched mailboxes if not properly protected. From roughly May 15 - October 15, candles must be shipped USPS Priority or FedEx 2-day, and must include “keep cool” supplies. Reminder: FedEx 2-day is 2 business days (not weekend days). Please encourage your local shop to place a wholesale order so your candles can carpool.
WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
Candles usually ship Monday – Wednesday. HOWEVER, due to the increasingly unpredictable climate, if we check your zip code and can catch some cooler temperatures later in the week, we.ll ship then. Please, please follow the tracking number and bring your candles inside ASAP.
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. - CAN I EAT MY CANDLES?
Unfortunately Let Them Eat Candles only ships domestically. Does that answer your question?
WHAT’S THE VALUE?
The candles will surprise, engage and delight your customers. Not only are Let Them Eat Candles innovative and fun, they taste terrific!
HOW CAN I ORDER FOR MY STORE?
We are working on an online form. For now please email Loree@LetThemEatCandles.com