5.10.10

Tuesday tip: Turn calories into candle pots!


I've found a nifty way to banish the guilt after eating a Gu chocolate pudding. The title kinda gives it away!

Yep, the little glass pots can be reused to put little candles in. You can fit bigger candles in it for a longer lasting glow, but I just happened to have some little tealights nearby. My friend Jen told me the other night that her family reuse theirs for oil and vinegar for bread dipping, as well as the sunday roast condiments!

Come on then, let's pig out with wild abandon in the name of interior decoration!

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37 comments:

  1. Really liked this Tip! Makes eating the pud feel less guilty I suppose :) You could probably even make your candles to put in these! xxx

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  2. Those are actually nice glass pots! Haven't got around to scoffing one of those desserts yet but I will have to now! They look like decent rammekins (sp?) Used for puddings etc

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  3. Good Idea and they actually look really chic and cute! x

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  4. I keep all my little glass containers, namely for things like olives and other titbits. Candles though.....that's a new one. Would be nice not to have to scrape wax off tables.

    Claire
    xo

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  5. OMG I am going to buy these puddings purely because they come in glass pots!! No plastic containers?! How posh! x

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this tip. Very creative. More chocolate related tips please! Any excuse to eat more of it :) great tip Gem x

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  7. Oh wow, why do we not have these puddings in New Zealand!? These little glass pots would be perfect for all sorts of things! The puddings look yummy too.

    X

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  8. aah they look so cute! I'm a total pyromaniac though, so candles are a bit of a no no with me!

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  9. this is a great idea
    i love the detailing on these pots!
    i have been making my own candle teacups lately so look out for them xx

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  10. Wonderful! I've never seen those before though so will have to get them on my next food shop! xx

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  11. ohh, i've got lots of these dotted around my bedroom, filled with candles, buttons, beads and other random bits and bobs. i buy them at my local charity shop for about ten pence each, simply because the chocolate puds have never appealed to me and i think they are a tad expensive!

    lovely tip, gem! xx

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  12. Hi honey!!!

    Great blog... good idea! :D

    xoxo**

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  13. I've never had that kind of chocolate pudding before. I'll have to check it out since it's a 2 for one! hehe

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  14. Great idea. I have lots of these pots in my cupboard, those and creme brulee ones.

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  15. Great idea. I have lots of these pots in my cupboard, those and creme brulee ones.

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  16. Oh how clever! I've never had a gu pot, but I think the glass would be so useful - not only for candles and oil & vinegar, but also to store little dressing table items or nail art stuff, or to re-use for crème brulée!

    Leia

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  17. my friend does this is her house too!

    Christina x

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  18. Amazing! I have literally hundreds of these. Not sure what that says about me..!!!

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  19. Love this! I use them for dips or olives. That makes me sound very 'come dine with me'!

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  21. We did this for a bbq when we had little tealights dotted about everywhere. Really good idea....

    God those puddings are lush.

    xxx

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  22. Oh Gem! This tip is perfect as my consultant has advised me to eat puddings. Im'a have to stock up (:

    viva.

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  23. I use mine for dipping sauces and sometimes for chopped ingredients when I'm cooking something.

    I also have a set of "whisky tumblers" that are actually the smaller-sized nutella jars!

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  24. I do this Gem, with my creme brulee pots, and in summer I use jam jars with wire round the top and hang them in my tree when I'm having a bbq :) xx

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  25. Love this tip - such a good excuse to buy some puddings x

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  26. fabulous idea! we have some of those puddings in the fridge :)

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  27. I have kept the ones that I have gorged on. They are really handy for using for butter when you need it to look a bit fancy! haha

    Georgie
    xx

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  28. Hi Gem,

    I've never posted a comment here before but I always try to catch your blog cos it brightens up my Tuesdays so I thought I'd say hi.

    Love this tip! I tend just to re-use mine to make more and more puddings because I mistakenly believe I am a domestic goddess. Candles are a much better option and there isn't any washing up :)

    Agent Jane

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  29. haha, they look adorable! <3

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  30. AWESOME idea :) They look fab, like they were meant to be candle holders in the first place! Since moving into my own place my love for candles has totally grown again. After I've emptied millies cat litter... the pong is nothing a few yankee candles wont fix :p haha classy! Her feelings are easily hurt so we try to keep it 'subtle' lawl. xx

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  31. That is such a cool idea Gem, but now I will have to eat my way through a lot of course, just so I can have some cool holders :P I love your tips xxxx

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  32. Such a great idea!! I'm def going to have to try this! :)

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  33. good tip, great candle holders :) xx

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  34. What a wonderful tip. How are you anyway?

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  35. less guilty reason for a choc pud pud so i love it.

    Please do an outfit post soonies, been ages! xx

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  36. Great excuse for eating yummy pudding! I use mine for creme brulee's and mini desserts. Puddings are so much more fun when they are mini!

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  37. I realised i had a couple of these stowed away up in a cupboard, so popped in a couple of candles. They look so lovely, and cast a really pretty light! Thanks for the tip, loving the blog.

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