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Decided on these three Aromatics, opinions.

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  1. crazyhog

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    Hi,

    On another post thad asked for which Aromatics were more natural. I realized that its very difficult to ever know the exact ingredients. My question should have been which aromatics taste natural. As a reference, I've smoked Sutliffs Molte Dolce, Cult Blood Red Moon and to me the toppings, casings do not taste natural and are overdone. Ive enjoyed several of Boswells aros, but I want to try something different. So, I've read reviews and know the flavors I personally like. Coffee, vanilla, liquor, berries are my favorite. Im looking to order C&D Mocha, CAO Eileen's Dream and Stanwell Vanilla. I only purchase in tins. I'm an occasional smoker. Any opinions on these three choices appreciated. Thanks

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  2. workman

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    I haven't tried any of those, but the main function of a forum like this is to confuse people, so I'll add a blend: Mac Baren Classic Flake. It's a va/cav with vanilla and berries. Very flavorful and to my palate it oozes of quality ingredients.

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    MacBaren Vanilla Cream.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Go to Boswellspipes.com and do not pass Go.
    Some of the best aros in the biz.
    And, yes, they are hand blended by J.M. despite some who think he is taking Lane tobacs and putting names to them.
    J.M. Boswell is a genius at pipe making and hand blending pipe tobacco. Try his 4-star aros and you won't be disappointed.


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    Boswell and Country Squire make some of the best aromatics.

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    I had a tin of Eileen’s Dream a few years back and remember it being pleasant. I also remember it tending to burn hot if not smoked carefully, so be aware.

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    Boswell Aros taste more natural than the others. I imagine his operation being much smaller scale makes a big difference.

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    the main function of a forum like this is to confuse people

    there is an element of truth to that!

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    Workman- which MB is the classic flake? Their navy flake or the mixture flake? Both seem to contain cavendish.

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    Classic Flake is the new name for Vanilla Flake, so it's neither Mixture nor Navy. The Vanilla Flake had to be renamed because the EU forbids tobacco products having names that might make them sound delicious. Come to think of it I'm actually not sure if it goes by the old or the new name in the US.

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  11. crazyhog

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    MacBaren Vanilla Cream.

    Thanks, this sounds like a good one!

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    Prince Albert has a chocolate / coffee note I detect..

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    Thanks, Vanilla Flake it is. Love me a good aromatic without explicitly being one.

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    My favorite aromatics are Dunhill Royal Yacht, Rattray's Exotic Orange, McClelland Deep Hollow, McCranie's Somerled, and HU China's Heaven.

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    I had some Somerled once and planned on getting a tin or three. Guess that didn’t work out...

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    Autumn Evening is excellent.

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  17. mso489

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    Just in the Vanilla category, there is so much personal taste involved. Some want a real creamy overlay, and others just the faint whisper of vanilla more as an aftertaste. The aros you've selected are quality, so if they meet your tastes, you're onto something. I'm working on a pouch of C'est La Vie with an understated vanilla flavoring, and that's about how I like it.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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