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This fall, Snif Candles proudly invites fans to “step out of the kitchen and into the party,” with Half Baked Pumpkin Smash. This all-new, limited-time-only candle was created in a partnership with “celebrated food blogger, recipe developer, and stylist” Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest. Appropriately enough, it smells good enough to eat. But you can’t; we got to catch up with Tieghan herself, and that’s one of the questions we asked.
E!: Tell us a little about the inspiration behind Half Baked Pumpkin Smash.
I mean, I think anybody who follows or knows me knows that fall is my bread and butter. I really do it up! I try to do all the fall things, and make it extra-special. Fall is my favorite season, and I love to create the perfect fall vibes. Plus, I’ve always loved candles. I’m such a candle freak. As soon as I come home from the studio, I like to wind down and light a candle. That’s important to me, as is finding candle brands that are clean-burning and non-toxic. For a lot of these reasons, I struggled to find the perfect fall candle. So I was so excited with Snif came to me about making my own.
E!: What are your favorite fall scents?
Oh, cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin spice. I also love nutmeg and cardamom, as well as brown butter, roasted chocolate, and salted maple. All of these together are so sweet and cozy! So I wanted my candle to be warm, and precisely what you want to be smelling in the fall. I hope it reminds you of baking your favorite fall treat; your coziest days; your best memories.
E!: Are these scents associated with any memories in particular?
Absolutely. I grew up in Cleveland, in the Midwest, and we did a lot of Upstate New York apple picking. At the time, I was the only girl, and my mom and I would bake in the fall. There’s just something about fall there. Those colors! And even the dreariness can be special.
E!: What are some of your go-to recipes this time of year?
I have so many: A good pumpkin loaf or cake. Chewy brown sugar cookies with chocolate chips. Anything with a little bourbon or whiskey in it, like french toast. September is for apples, and I try to wait until October to use pumpkin. Recently, I made cinnamon crunch apple butter pretzel knots. They’re like a delicious soft pretzel and an apple cider donut in one, plus a crunchy topping. There’s even apple cider boiled down into them.
E!: The candle smells good enough to eat – Can we eat it?
Well, Snif’s candles are soy-based, vegan, non-toxic, and burn clean! That said, no: You shouldn’t eat it. But you’d want to!
E!: Is there anything else you’d like to share about this collab?
The unique and beautiful packaging. This candle comes in a milk carton, and has a pull-tab to open it. It’s minimalist, which I love, but at the same time, represents my baking and Snif’s style together perfectly.
The Snif x Half Baked Harvest collab launches today, October 13, and is only available until Thanksgiving. So, go ahead: If it’s calling out to you like a windowsill pie to a cartoon character, trick or treat yourself to a fresh batch of Half Baked Pumpkin Smash.