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Bengal Slices Reviews, What Gives?

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  • Started 10 months ago by shanez
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  1. shanez

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    So I'm interested in giving Bengal Slices a try and I went to look up the reviews on Tobacco Reviews and got three results.

    This is the one I was going to get:

    Is this the one that most people seem to enjoy?

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  2. timt

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    You might not want to get that one, it has an addictive chemical in it.

    Tim
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    Here’s a review. One of my favorite blends.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    Far better than Lamb Slices.

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    All kidding (damn another lamb joke) aside it is an excellent blend. A unique taste that I pick up cedar and incense notes.

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    You’re probably also seeing the versions previously made by other companies and no longer in production. There’s only one in production today and here’s its review.

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  7. shanez

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    Thank you Craig!

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    Buy it just because of the cool looking tin and mysterious name ..

    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
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    I've never tried the original Bengal Slices, but I've smoked the new stuff blended by Russ Oulette. I think that's what your pic is showing. It's fantastic. I've also smoked fusiliers ration and I find them similar in some ways, with both having a delicious topping with vanilla/tonquin note, and both are very smooth and delicious. I think the Bengal Slices has more Latakia flavor if I remember correctly. It's been a little while because I'm aging them a few months.

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  10. blendtobac

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    The tin art for Bengal Slices is classic. I begged them not to play around with it for the new version, other than adapting it to the round tins. It may be one of the most attractive designs ever.

    Russ

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    True dat!

    Russ, I was lucky enough to receive one tin out of an order last January without the damn white warning label. And yet the ones with the label seem to be one piece. Any idea? Did you consider printing an unblemished label, with a stick on? (Pretty sure cost of process makes that impractical). You can be sure I will save that tin!

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    Did you consider printing an unblemished label, with a stick on?

    Besides the labor costs to do it, the mandatory size of the warning label would cause it to cover up parts of the original tin art. The whole situation is ridiculous.

    Russ

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    Russ, when I first offered you the opportunity to reissue Bengal Slices, we were in complete agreement that the tin art, and the blend itself, must stay as true to the original as humanly possible. I designed the adapted round tin label that is essentially what you see here, but you did the heavy lifting and brought Bengal Slices back in all it’s glory. Kudos!

    BTW, I originally suggested that P&C offer “Bagel Slices” in a round tin, but somehow that never happened.

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    I never heard back at all form ANY of you on my design. Too late now!!!

    Michael
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    ^^^^ Bwahahaha

    This forum is epic.

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    Yeah, it's stunning, but you forgot to include the product weight.
    Sorry.

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    Cosmic, that design would make people stop smoking. Clearly not what the taxmen want!

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    No, it just needs to comply with Federal regulations, like this:


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    Haha, Love Canal... that's the new Molto Dolce match tobacco, right?

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    Love that Love Canal!

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    It has that metallic/acidic taste that is so rare in pipe tobaccos these days.

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    It has that metallic/acidic taste that is so rare in pipe tobaccos these days.

    Best of all, you don't need matches or a lighter. Just quickly load the bowl and it will self ignite.

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    Really a waste they cleaned that up (Love Canal, not to be confused with a love canal) , because dead bodies would decompose in two hours. Now, cleaners have to buy expensive chemicals and high test expensive barrels to do the work the canal used to do. And then haul it away. And, thanks, Breaking Bad!)

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    I got this one.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    lol

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    Hah! My tin is just like that, but with different spelling. No nasty white sticker.

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    Ha ha. That puts the “Fun” back in pipe tobacco.

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    That should be in the Seductive Tobacco thread. Every dude wants to meet a fun gal.

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    Every dude wants to meet a fun gal.

    I prefer my gals unsliced.

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    I ordered 1 tin of Bengal slices to try it out, I like latakia and the chunky flake (ala Mississippi River) has always worked for me.

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    Dan will remember this moment from the Chicago Pipe Show several years ago. We had just set up the Standard Tobacco stand and this German fellow of a certain age walks up and says "I want to buy 10 tins of Bengal Slices'. I look at him for a few seconds and then answer 'No!'. After another second or so he asks me 'Why not'. To which I replied in my best John Cleese voice 'Because you lost the war'. He walked away looking very dejected. Come Sunday I saw him and explained that we couldn't sell tobacco in Chicago but I sent him back to the Fatherland with five tins from our display stand thus avoiding some major diplomatic incident.

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    He later turned out to be the German ambassador.

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    Every dude wants to meet a fun gal.

    I guess that means fun gals like fungi.

    To which I replied in my best John Cleese voice 'Because you lost the war'.

    Somehow I suspect you're leaving out the part where you started goose stepping.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f--KSEkC8Ik

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    Dan: Please don't ever get those filters repaired!

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    Oh, my. That scene lead to a fifteen minute clip of the best of Fawlty Towers moments. Thank you! The German guest scene was rated number one. So, is Cleese persona non grata in Germany?

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    So, is Cleese persona non grata in Germany?

    I don't know, but he's sort of persona non grata in London now...only because he's English:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJheODYpuEI

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    Reminds me of this quote from an earlier times:

    When asked why he still lives in the UK despite working so much in the US, John Cleese had this to say:
    Number one, we speak English and you don't.
    Number two, when we hold a world championship for a particular sport, we invite teams from other countries.
    Number three, when one meets the Head of State in England, one has to go down on one knee only.

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    Warren, I checked, and they no longer make filters that are sufficiently large or dense.

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    Enjoy the freedom! You realize the home isn't too far down the road of course.

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    No smoking at the home.
    I’ll stay here in the refrigerator box. Good wifi.

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    Dan will remember this moment from the Chicago Pipe Show several years ago. We had just set up the Standard Tobacco stand and this German fellow of a certain age walks up and says "I want to buy 10 tins of Bengal Slices'. I look at him for a few seconds and then answer 'No!'. After another second or so he asks me 'Why not'. To which I replied in my best John Cleese voice 'Because you lost the war'. He walked away looking very dejected. Come Sunday I saw him and explained that we couldn't sell tobacco in Chicago but I sent him back to the Fatherland with five tins from our display stand thus avoiding some major diplomatic incident.

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    I agree the tin art is amazing. When I first saw the tin of Bengal Slices I immediately knew I wanted it haha. I'm glad I did. I really need to start smoking more Russ blends. Maybe my jar of Bengal Slices will be next on my list to finish so I have a good reason to buy more.

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  45. jrenko

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    Bengal Sliced is nice but Fusilers Ration is cheaper so that is the one i will get more of when i am out of tins.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    That’s because Fusiler’s doesn’t have any Goat Phlegm. Pricey stuff, that Goat Phlegm.

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    Any thoughts on Bengal Slices vs Black Frigate? I can't decide which one I'm going to 'go deep' on.

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    Let your Goat Spirit be your guide.

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    I bought bengal slices and squirrelled it away .

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    Bengal Slices is fantastic...love the taste and smell (room note). Many thanks to SToP for bringing back an even better rendition.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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