Canadian Plain Packaging

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yaddy306

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For those who haven't seen Canada's plain packaging:
I got this from my local b&m today.

The price of tins is no longer shocking.
Nice surprise that they have this revered blend in stock still.

The green-brown labels are something else.

I don't think I'll look at Lucida Sans Serif in the same way again.


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On another note, can anyone confirm that Klondike Flake is still being produced?
 

olkofri

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Guess the only 'advantage' is the warning is on the back and not taking half the label on the front. Another advantage is that I could use the tin to store my hardware without worrying about eventually damaging a collectible item.
 

scloyd

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$42.95....damn!
Does that include taxes or are taxes added on to that price?
 

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F4RM3R

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Really not a fan of the plain packaging (who is anyway?) Makes browsing a selection in some shops virtually impossible.

But I've given up on buying processed tobacco in Canada anyway and am just sticking with whole leaf blending/processing and growing my own, so I'm not to bent outta shape about it. But really does the plain packaging even do anything? I'm hard pressed to think it actually makes any difference whatsoever. I can see someone not trying a new blend for the fact that everything looks the damn same, but people will still smoke nonetheless.
 

olkofri

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Can you imagine if someone proposed plain packaging laws for booze?

Or, no flavoured alcohols (because, after all, that only encourages children to drink).
I'd still buy it. As long as I can tell it's gin, I couldn't care less if the gallant yeoman still graces the bottle. I don't buy booze for the flavours or the collectibility of the containers.

Pipe tobacco... a different story: I do buy some blends for the tin art, and I'm put off others by the labels. Why do you think I won't buy Cult blends?
 

mikethompson

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$42.95....damn!
Does that include taxes or are taxes added on to that price?
I know right?

Tin art is definitely a draw for me. What can I say? I think it adds something to the whole experience. That said, once the tobacco is in the bowl, it doesn't matter what was on the tin when it gets down to it.
 
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aguineapig

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Wasn't a good situation when I was spending time there 8 or so years ago and looks like it hasn't improved!
 

3rdguy

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For those who haven't seen Canada's plain packaging:
I got this from my local b&m today.

The price of tins is no longer shocking.
Nice surprise that they have this revered blend in stock still.

The green-brown labels are something else.

I don't think I'll look at Lucida Sans Serif in the same way again.


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Coming soon to a b&m near you!

On another note, can anyone confirm that Klondike Flake is still being produced?
It is no longer made to my knowledge, just picked up 3 of the square tins myself.
 

canucklehead

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If I'm buying any $55 tin it had better have a nice picture! puffy I have a small antique tin collection (not just tobacco) and the tin design definitely influences my buying choices.
 
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