Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Title: Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle

By: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Artist: Andrea Mistretta

Pieces: 500

Size: 24

Look at this beauty titled Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Company. The first time I saw it I immediately HAD to have it and it sure is worth adding to my collection!

Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Title: Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle

By: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Artist: Andrea Mistretta

Pieces: 500

Size: 24" x 18"

Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:  Great

Board Quality: Firm

Shape Cut: Random and various sizes

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: All areas were tricky

Puzzle Dust? None

Finish Quality: Smooth  matte

Box Quality: N/A

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: N/A

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Swapped with a Puzzler

Recommend Level: High

Time:  19.5 hours

Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle Assembly

I did not do my usual sorting routine but simply laid out all the pieces onto the foam boards.

I did manage to get the border done quickly enough  having the edge pieces being the most helpful. I seemed to do a LOT of sorting according to patterns on the candy. So off to the side of the puzzle I had basically set up the pieces where I thought they might go. It was like building 2 puzzles. That way I was able to use the shapes of the puzzles to fit on the puzzle with the border completed. 

By building a secondary puzzle using the colored patterns into the approximate position on a separate board certainly helped but was extremely slow going. I did not want to clutter the 'main' puzzle image with so many pieces as that was simply not getting me anywhere fast.

It seemed like I built the puzzle from the bottom up which is not my 'norm' but my usual puzzling form was not working. I did not want to become frustrated with it because this puzzle was on my wish list for a very long time so when the opportunity arose for me to acquire it by swapping with another Puzzler, I jumped right on it. 

However, for a 500 piece puzzle which can take 4-5 hours turned into almost 20 hours. Yes, this one certainly is a challenge but well appreciated on my wall during this Christmas season!

Holiday Candy Jigsaw Puzzle Comments

The matte finish is always nice on these puzzles. As is the cut and quality of Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles.

In the end, as you can see in the close up photos below, the pieces do fit perfectly smooth together which compliment the extremely colourful and delightful production of the Holiday Candy jigsaw puzzle.

I have also had the pleasure of assembling another very difficult but attractive puzzle by Cobble Hill titled Christmas Balls

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