Joining the scented candle boom, I was on the hunt for longer matches to light candles with less risk of burning fingers. CVS and Target no matches.

At the local head shop (Hayk’s Smoke) they had small standard match books though not for sale. I was told they were solely distributed to people buying cigarette packs. My cash offer was countered with a single complimentary book.

“I’m doing you a favor, bro.” said the clerk at Hayk’s.

I was finally relegated in my search to Amazon, the E-bay like last resort of all sundry shopping. This stylish apothecary jar of 60 matches did the trick.