- Feb 21, 2013
I see from a recent paper pipe and tobacco catalog that the 7 ounce tin seems to have supplanted the 12, 14, and 16 ounce tubs so prevalent in the past. I don't know if this means that the larger tubs are on their way out, but it certainly suggests that the tobacco companies have decided that the 7 ounce format, where the tobacco actually costs more per ounce, are a better deal for the sellers of tobacco. I happen to have seven ounce tins of Potlatch and Iwan Ries Three Star Blue on hand, but I don't think either blend was ever sold in larger tubs. Would you find the 7 ounce format more appealing? What do you make of this shift?