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Thursday, July 17

Paula Deen to Release Scented Candle Line at Wal-Mart

"What's that gorgeous smell, Nancy?"

"Oh that, Gertrude? It's Paula Deen!"

"You mean Paula's in your house?!"

"Oh no, silly. It's my PAULA DEEN SCENTED CANDLE! I just picked up a case at Wal-Mart!"


THAT'S RIGHT--Paula Deen is going to release a line of scented candles for sale to Wal-Mart stores. (Why hasn't RACHAEL thought of this?!?)

"The candles will be food-scented based on popular recipes of celebrity chef and Food Network television personality Paula Deen. MVP has already received orders to ship Paula Deen® branded candles to approximately 1,000 Wal-Mart stores for the Fall 2008 season." [CNN Money]

I'm thinking a butter/cream cheese candle is on the horizon. Yummm.

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52 Comments:

At 7/17/2008 1:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CACKLING CASH COW !

 
At 7/17/2008 4:51 PM , Anonymous laura said...

I wonder if she will have a mayo scented candle? I just have to say that the pics of Paula and Sandra Lee are horrible. I think Paula beats me in the chin department. Sandy, well that's just the booze.

 
At 7/17/2008 5:13 PM , Anonymous dairyland girl said...

Mayo scented - snort-a-roo! I'm thinking she'll have one that's shaped like a stick of butter....

 
At 7/17/2008 5:22 PM , Anonymous Edisto Island Lady said...

I just have to say that the pics of Paula and Sandra Lee are horrible. Looks like the one of Cat Cora wants to smack Aunt Sandy silly! LOL

 
At 7/17/2008 7:11 PM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

You must be freakin kidding right ?

This is shameful. Says much about the sad state of affairs in this country.

No wonder people around the world are laughing their asses off at Americans. Probably made in China too.

Walmart and Paula Deen. Real classy.

 
At 7/17/2008 7:28 PM , Blogger JordanBaker said...

My favorite is the "Gin and Bacon" scent.

 
At 7/17/2008 8:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the oh-so-classic "cigarette and coffee breath" candle.

 
At 7/17/2008 8:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And Gertrude, you'll be finding that case of candles in the 'As Seen On TV' isle for $19.95." "I just loves the liqour's quicker hot buttered rum fragrance! It just reminds me of Auntie Sandy. Ohhhh, and by the by, Auntie was in town this a.m. to tout her new partnership with the Soyvaa Council. Just imagine, she says her recipes will be sooo much better now that she's discovered soy. Caught her on morning talk radio. Imagine, she was awake and OMG sipping by 8:40. Too bad she has trouble forming sentences that early without a storyboard in front of her to prompt her. She literally had to speak on her feet!!!! Too bad she failed miserably!! Just too bad Dr. Tisch and company couldn't have heard this abysmal piece of work!

 
At 7/17/2008 8:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget the Paula Deen " Does a fat puppy poot ? " ( as Ms. Deen so delicately puts it ) candle...

 
At 7/17/2008 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I guess that Susie Fogelson, Vice President, Marketing is working hard at earning her keep.

Ms. Fogelson and what she "knows" has nothing to do with food passion and everything to do with mo' money for the network. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But, please, as a judge in this contest? Uh uh. Stinks.

 
At 7/17/2008 11:27 PM , Blogger Judith Kreindel said...

Paula already has candles out. You can see them online at lnt.com (Linens and Things). Looks like she got into the candle biz about two years ago. Gotta love the power of Google!

 
At 7/17/2008 11:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paula Deen was ok in small doses, like Rachel Ray. Now, they are both too much. The Paula Deen machine has gotten as obnoxious as Martha Stewart. And Emeril.


Am hoping that Charm City Cakes does not fall prey to their clutches.

 
At 7/17/2008 11:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering Linens and Things is in bankruptcy, I would bet that she worked fast at getting her items into another store.

It's really too bad that food network stars go from educating viewers to peddling products. The products tend to become more important to them. As for Paula, she is selling cookbooks, food (mixes, sauces, spices, etc), pots and pans, dishes, and now rugs. As it's been said in the past, Paula has gotten too commercialized and changed way too much. I wonder how long viewers will continue to like her?

 
At 7/18/2008 1:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be a Smithfield Ham scented candle?

 
At 7/18/2008 1:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be a Smithfield Ham scented candle?

 
At 7/18/2008 2:02 AM , Anonymous Lindsey said...

I am amazed at all of the negative comments about Paula Deen! She is living the American Dream to the fullest. Poor southern girl, struggling to provide for her family. She took her passion and made it her livelihood! Isn't that what we as American's are striving for! I say good for her! Real Food Network fans LOVE and APPRECIATE what she is doing. Good for you Paula!!

 
At 7/18/2008 5:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I saw on Linens n Things, the candles aren't anything special -- pound cake, vanilla bean, etc -- standard foodie scents

 
At 7/18/2008 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Southern Gal...YadaYadaYada...Supporting her two little childen... That were in there early 20's and late teens ...With the help of a big 25,ooo CD investment from her Dear Aunt Peggy...

 
At 7/18/2008 7:30 AM , Blogger JordanBaker said...

Will there be a Smithfield Ham scented candle?

Yes--it smells like ham and the tears of exploited workers. Very popular.

 
At 7/18/2008 7:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the oh-so-classic "cigarette and coffee breath" candle.

How can something be so funny and gross at the same time. Good one though.

 
At 7/18/2008 8:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With that many chins - I count four - this woman's gotta snore loud enough to rattle the 'winders' in the house.

 
At 7/18/2008 10:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually do admire Paula and what she's accomplished. I read her rags-to-riches biography and was quite moved and inspired. What bugs me about Paula, though, is how she has "sold out" (in my opinion). One example is her association with Smithfield and how she completely ignores some very legitimate complaints/issues people have with that company. Another example are the products she sells on QVC. How can she stand there and justify selling a gooey butter cake for $30 (plus outrageous shipping), or other overpriced food items? She also sells cookware on QVC that is a joke it is so cheap and hard to use (according to their comment boards). Yet she goes on and on, laughing all the way to the bank, acting like she's still one of the little guys when in reality she's become a tycoon who has completely lost touch with who she used to be.

 
At 7/18/2008 11:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paula is the crazy ghost trucker Large Marge in the movie "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." Check it out. It's uncanny.

 
At 7/18/2008 12:12 PM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

Could we add a Paula Deen signature hairbrush collection to be sold at Walmart ?

Seems those type of shoppers will buy anything.

I am gonna go puke now.

 
At 7/18/2008 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paula. Please. Go. Away. She's worse than RR now. I'm sick of the FN "Franchise Players" and she's one of them.

 
At 7/18/2008 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And she was mean to Kelsey. She's a hag now.

 
At 7/18/2008 2:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

no amount of money will ever make paula deen palatable again....she has become a caricature of her self and just keeps evolving? or is that de-evolving into more of a loud, annoying,greedy attention whore that may think she is pulling the wool over everyone's eyes but must realize in her heart of hearts she has become disgusting and irritating to the general public and probably some relatives as well..... shame on you paula. and stfu. please. we all know the ONLY one you care about is Y O U ....

 
At 7/18/2008 2:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN,AMEN,AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

 
At 7/18/2008 10:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I would love a Bobby scented candle.

As for Paula, I'm sure she(guessing) realizes fame only lasts so long and is just looking to capitalize where she can. In the business world that would be considered smart business.

 
At 7/19/2008 8:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing about Paula that I do sincerely admire: She is so happy all the time. I honestly wish I could laugh as easily as she does and seem so genuinely tickled by most anything.

mundane

 
At 7/19/2008 8:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks like she's forever blitzed...

 
At 7/19/2008 9:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree about these cooks loosing their touch with cooking and into selling these stupid products. Can we just learn how to cook. The Rachael Ray's Olive Oil and stock in the box. You have got to be kidding me. The real producers of Olive have to livid what does she know about making olive oil and stock in the box. What an insult to them.

 
At 7/21/2008 1:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought at first that the candles must have been made from all of the leftover butter and lard from her cooking but then I realized that when she cooks there is none leftover. I think the candles are to be lit in memory of all those who have died of a heart attack from eating her cooking. Seems fitting that even in death, she would seek to capitalize on her fame.

 
At 7/21/2008 2:09 AM , Blogger Rosemary said...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5185595

im sorry, but is this a kitchen necessity?

Paula has lost ALL of my respect.

"mmmm.... SMITHFIELD. Made from pig-stuff. I think."

 
At 7/21/2008 3:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paula Deen is the worst kind of sell-out. Perhaps you were unaware. She has endorsed one of the largest environmental polluters and one the worst industrial producers in terms of worker health and accidents. Not to mention the absolutely disgusting and outrageous conditions the pigs are raised in. Read here for more info before you start singing her praises.

Also, I informed her staff through her website that I hoped they were unaware and that they would respond. They spent about 8 emails, telling me how they were too busy to respond. She's a big ol' fake y'all! It breaks my heart, I wanted to like her but if you learn a little about what she's about, it'll turn your stomach!

 
At 7/23/2008 11:00 PM , Blogger Alex said...

All of you are too damn funny. I just don't know what to say about Paula's Walmart scented candles. Move over Yankee Candles? I don't think so!
Alex

 
At 7/27/2008 4:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! It sounds like everyone hates the fake,annoying cow as much as i do. Did anyone else notice that she started acting like a real snot when she got those new teeth??? Now she always has that stupid smile on her face to show them off "ya'll"!

 
At 7/27/2008 10:08 PM , Anonymous Mary Martha said...

Wow! Some pretty harsh people - guess being anonymous surely brings out the worst in some people.

 
At 7/28/2008 10:56 AM , Blogger Bryan said...

Mary Martha, obviously a Paula Dean Lover, If you behave like a peasant your gonna get called on it and thats whats happening in this thread. What gets me is how horney she is and on that "Paula Horney Party" she's always groping some poor scared guy who really doesnt want some granny type groping his butt.

I will never forget when she was on Emril Live and she was going on about rubbing her meat and rubbing michaels meat and she is caressig some big chops and cackling, YES she CACKLES!!!

You would have thought after getting married she would be satisfied, good lord, she seems to have gotten worse!!!

and whats this about New Teeth????, okay that had me laughing a good loud laugh! =)

 
At 7/29/2008 1:18 AM , Blogger Alejandro said...

Oh, and what about that episode with Jimmy Carter and her telling him that she wanted to see his bedroom! These little "ribald" double entendres are annoying after awhile. This one with Jimmy Carter was just creepy. Can you believe that Paula Deen and Jaclyn Smith were born the same year? Somebody hasn't been treating her body like a holy temple. ;)

 
At 11/20/2008 7:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodie! Another reason why I refuse to shop at "Ya'll Mart"

 
At 1/12/2009 12:43 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

I purchased the mystery pecan pie candle and absolutely love it. The smell is wonderful and the candle burns all the way down. I will definately be buying more.

 
At 6/24/2009 9:11 AM , Anonymous Smagee said...

I think anyone of us in her position would probaby go for as much money as possible while they could...Being poor you tend to do everything you can to ensure it doesn't happen again. She is a smart business woman. Turn off the tv if you don't like her. Wish I had her talent and popularity. She has paid her dues and now reaping the benefits. We all should be so fortunate and less ENVIOUS.

 
At 2/06/2010 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not belive any of you people..you sit and critize a lady who has made a wonderful life for her self and her kids and she came up from NOTHING.. the only reason you all are doing this is from jeliously of all that she has been able to give her self and her kids..and if i came up to where she is from nothing you dayum right i would life my life to the fulliset also!! grow up people be gald she tried and is not out her lifing off the wefare and haveing more kids just to get more food stamps!! geezeeee..!!!

 
At 2/06/2010 11:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

repost ..corrected my spelling!!! but I can not belive any of you people..you sit and critize a lady who has made a wonderful life for her self and her kids and she came up from NOTHING.. the only reason you all are doing this is from jeliously of all that she has been able to give her self and her kids..and if i had came up to where she is.. from nothing??.. you dayum right i would live my life to the fulliest also!! grow up people be gald she tried and is not out her living off the welfare and haveing more kids just to get more food stamps!! geezeeee..!!!

 
At 2/06/2010 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont think any of you that are insulting Paula could have came up to where she is now from what she had which is Nothing..she started her life selling paper bags with meals in them ..she was called the bag lady..and her and her kids would take them out to people and sell them..lets see if any of you could do that and then end up haveing what she has??..appranetly she is done something right..other wise she would not be so famous..and as far as her flirting with men..as long as her and her husband are fine with that its nothing to any of us..and if you dont like her cooking then by all means dont watch her show and dont dare eat it..you might like it..I wish more woman had her courage and will power maybe there would not be so many on walfare..

 
At 2/06/2010 11:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

and as far as her products being so high cost?? get another job so you can afford it ..other wise stop complaining about what she is doing..she has alrights to put her name on any thing she would like too and charge as much as she wants after all she has worked her tail off and deserves all that she has!! can any of us say this about our selfs?? i bet not..

 
At 2/06/2010 11:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY DONT YOU ALL READ THIS BEFORE YOU INSULT HER ANY MORE!!

Paula Deen's Biography

A Hard Start:
Born in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen was a homemaker and bank teller before entering professional cooking. She divorced her first husband in 1989 shortly after moving to Savannah. She was left with only $200 and her two teenage sons.
Paula was considered a good Southern cook, so she started a small catering company called The Bag Lady. She would make sandwiches and other meals, then her sons would deliver the food. Paula avoided going out herself because she suffered from agoraphobia, a fear of public places. Paula believes this fear comes from an incident in which she was held at gunpoint during a bank robbery.The Bag Lady was very successful and soon outgrew her kitchen.

Her Own Place:
Paula was then hired by a Best Western Hotel in Savannah to cook. She worked there five years before opening her own restaurant, The Lady and Sons, in downtown Savannah. Paula was able to overcome her agoraphobia with her constant contact with guests. The restaurant was a success and later moved into a larger building in Savannah’s Historic District.

A Cookbook or Two:
In 1997, Paula self-published her first cookbook, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cooking (Compare Prices). The book was noticed by a literary agent of a major publishing house, who happened to be dining in the restaurant to escape a thunderstorm.Paula increased her success and national recognition by promoting her book on QVC, where it became one of the best selling cookbooks. She has since written three more cookbooks:

The Lady & Sons, Too! : A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah (Compare Prices), The Lady & Sons Just Desserts (Compare Prices), and Paula Deen & Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style

Television Star:
Paula began her relationship with the Food Network in 1999 when her friend introduced her to Gordon Elliot. Paula appeared on the show Doorknock Dinners where several episodes were filmed in Savannah. Paula also appeared on Ready, Set, Cook! and finally got her own show in 2003, Paula’s Home Cooking.

Movie Star:
Paula appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002. Her appearance brought hundreds of letters from women who took control of their lives after watching Paula tell her story. Paula made her film debut in 2005 in Elizabethtown starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. In the movie, she plays the aunt of Orlando’s character. Her cooking is heavily featured in the movie.

A Happy Ending:
In 2004, Paula married Michael Groover, a tugboat captain

 
At 7/07/2010 8:00 PM , Blogger Short and Bored said...

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At 7/07/2010 8:02 PM , Blogger Short and Bored said...

I am happy for her. Anyone who can do what they love and make money from it is alright with me. Congratulations to her and her sons on all their success. Her candles from Wal-Mart are actually great-smelling and reasonably priced! Don't hate, appreciate!

I also read her book, and it was a real, honest story. She told stories in that book that I can relate to but am not sure I'd be brave enough to share. I admire her courage.

 
At 9/30/2011 7:31 AM , Blogger sagittarius24 said...

I just bought the vanilla poundcake scented candle yesterday & it is the cutest thing. It is a small cast iron skillet & the candle covers the pot. But im upset because i thought i would be able to put it on my candle warmer but once i got home & read the back it says DO NOT sit on candle warmer...why not? it was only $5.88 at walmart & the bigger ones was $8 something. I also wonder if i can put it on the stove & put it on low?

 
At 10/02/2011 2:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had been buying her candles for a while now..Love them at first..Now they seem much cheaper. No more Handle on the cover, Don't smell as much anymore.. and seems to be alot more black smoke lately

 

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