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paulfg

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SG Lakeland Dark and G&H Dark Bird's Eye are NOT Lakelands.

They are made in the Lake District, yes, but are basically heavy Dark Fired Kentucky. Lalekand Dark is a grown up, smoother version of MacBaren HH Bold Kentucky, and Dark Bird's Eye is basically a Dark Fired Kentucky shag, pretty strong and rough, but also very tasty.

Check out the thread Ahi Ka posted above, about the sauce scale, it is an authoritative source.

From what I've tried:
  • Bob's choc flake is light in the Lakeland, and very nice
  • Conniston is middle of the road, and very nice
  • Dark flake scented I have not smoked yet, but smells VERY strong
  • 1792 flake is in my top 5 tobaccos, but it's basically tonquin flavoured, not a clear Lakeland. Same tobacco base as Lakeland Dark.
SG Lakeland Dark and G&H Dark Bird's Eye are NOT Lakelands.
absolutely correct Karam
 

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Don't know if it's available to you but Broken flake no. 7 is very good and great aroma.

One of the first Lakelands and first tobaccos I tried 20 odd years ago. It's a firm favourite of mine and I try to stock up on it every month even though 100gms costs me around £30.

I worry that it may become discontinued (for no good reason) but I do my small part in trying to ensure that it doesn't .
 

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SG Lakeland Dark and G&H Dark Bird's Eye are NOT Lakelands.
Sorry, I meant to say G&H Dark Flake, not Lakeland Dark. Cinco Day Drinko got the best of me🤣
The S and U/S might have betrayed my intention.
I know DBE isn't sauced, but those are the 4 GH bulk blends this B&M keeps stocked.


As far as Stonehenge getting a lot of recommendations, I dig it a lot, but I don't think it's sauced enough to be considered a representative "Lakeland". About the same level as Louisiana Flake, or maybe Scotch Flake. A bit of whatever chocolate they use, but minimal florals, if any.
Hyde Park is the only regularly available(in the states) non-Gawith badged Lakeland with enough sauce to deserve the designation, imho. Tastes like Rum Flake with less Rum and a touch more sauce. Still minimal, though, compared to the heavy hitters.
I also love DTMs Lakeland attempts, but most seem more Irish than Kendal in nature.
 
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paulfg

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Sorry, I meant to say G&H Dark Flake, not Lakeland Dark. Cinco Day Drinko got the best of me🤣
The S and U/S might have betrayed my intention.
I know DBE isn't sauced, but those are the 4 GH bulk blends this B&M keeps stocked.


As far as Stonehenge getting a lot of recommendations, I dig it a lot, but I don't think it's sauced enough to be considered a representative "Lakeland". About the same level as Louisiana Flake, or maybe Scotch Flake. A bit of whatever chocolate they use, but minimal florals, if any.
Hyde Park is the only regularly available(in the states) non-Gawith badged Lakeland with enough sauce to deserve the designation, imho. Tastes like Rum Flake with less Rum and a touch more sauce. Still minimal, though, compared to the heavy hitters.
I also love DTMs Lakeland attempts, but most seem more Irish than Kendal in nature.
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which of the DTM blends are you are referring to.I cant get GH blends easily but DTM blends are a bit easier and I like Condor so I am interested to try the DTM ones
 

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@rushx9
which of the DTM blends are you are referring to.I cant get GH blends easily but DTM blends are a bit easier and I like Condor so I am interested to try the DTM ones
Some are badged as HU, but as far as I know are made by DTM.
Elwood Flake #2 is my favorite so far(makes Erinmore look like Erinless🤣), Treasures of Ireland-Shamrock, HU Sissinghurst, The Great Dixter, Daddi Geftl.
I'm sure there are more, but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind.
 
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shanez

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  • Bob's choc flake is light in the Lakeland, and very nice

  • Dark flake scented I have not smoked yet, but smells VERY strong
I absolutely love Bob's Chocolate Flake.

Dark Flake scented is good but I much prefer the unscented version. Also, for me, very strong in the nic department.

I suspect somewhere between BCF and DF scented is the limit of my liking of Lakeland although I would like to at least try Ennerdale some day.
 
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karam

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I absolutely love Bob's Chocolate Flake.

Dark Flake scented is good but I much prefer the unscented version. Also, for me, very strong in the nic department.

I suspect somewhere between BCF and DF scented is the limit of my liking of Lakeland although I would like to at least try Ennerdale some day.
I smoked two bowls of dark flake scented today. Absolutely loved it. Didn't find it heavy on the nicotine but the sauce is strong, a lot stronger than Bob's. For me Conniston is the right middle of the road Lakeland.
 

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