Malawi has a fire cure, smoked meat flavor, and the small whisper of latakia would add a cool smokey spice. Added cocoa and vanilla... hmmm... I just haven't tried it because it is so hard for me to imagine. And, it's such a mediocre nicotine punch. I think that Dark Flake fits me better for a strong flavor, with an even stronger nicotine kit.The main characteristics of Bob's Chocolate Flake come from the 8% Latakia included in the blend and the smooth chocolate aroma. Brazilian, Zimbabwe, and Malawi Virginia leaf make up 82% of the blend providing a mellow/medium smoke cooled with the addition of 8% Malawi sun cured and 2% Malawi Burley. The Latakia cools but also adds strength and aroma. The cocoa casings and chocolate top flavors are rounded off with vanilla and other flavors providing sweet notes in this very unique and popular blend from Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.