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Ok, not to make a super negative post, but I’m interested to hear if anyone has ever tried a tobacco they expected to like, or saw hyped up, and just didn’t care for it.

A few years ago I bought a tin of Samuel Gawith Chocolate Flake. I didn’t enjoy it at all, it was very bland to my palate, and after about a third or more of the bowl I just dumped it. I jarred the stuff, and just a little bit ago decided to give it another go in a new little cob I picked up recently. And…. Same thing. It tastes very, very bland to me, and I’m thinking of just dumping this bowl too.

Am I smoking it wrong? I didn’t dry it that much because I hear you get more of the chocolate flavor when it’s a bit moist, but it just doesn’t taste like much of anything to me.

Anyone else have blends that let them down like this?
 

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I tried it a year and a half ago, couldn't stand it and dropped in in the circular file for safe keeping!
 

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I'm willing to say most all pipers have experienced disappointing 'baccy at one time or the other. I've tried many tobaccos because they smelled good (Cherry Blend, anyone??), but smoked and tasted awful to me. It's just part of the learning process!!
BTW...FWIW...I generally do not enjoy aromatic tobaccos; but Bob's Chocolate Flake and The Kendal Mayor's Chocolate Flake are two that I enjoy immensely!! We all have different tastes!! FTRPLT
 

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I'm willing to say most all pipers have experienced disappointing 'baccy at one time or the other. I've tried many tobaccos because they smelled good (Cherry Blend, anyone??), but smoked and tasted awful to me. It's just part of the learning process!!
BTW...FWIW...I generally do not enjoy aromatic tobaccos; but Bob's Chocolate Flake and The Kendal Mayor's Chocolate Flake are two that I enjoy immensely!! We all have different tastes!! FTRPLT
Yeah - I really don't like aromatics either. I don't mind some flavoring added to blends - but if it's labelled as an Aromatic I'm pretty sure I will not like it at all. And I hear the chocolate flake is usually liked by non-aro smokers so thought I'd like it! If I want some of those cocoa/chocolate flavors I'll just smoke Aged Burley Flake I guess.
 

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Ok, not to make a super negative post, but I’m interested to hear if anyone has ever tried a tobacco they expected to like, or saw hyped up, and just didn’t care for it.

A few years ago I bought a tin of Samuel Gawith Chocolate Flake. I didn’t enjoy it at all, it was very bland to my palate, and after about a third or more of the bowl I just dumped it. I jarred the stuff, and just a little bit ago decided to give it another go in a new little cob I picked up recently. And…. Same thing. It tastes very, very bland to me, and I’m thinking of just dumping this bowl too.

Am I smoking it wrong? I didn’t dry it that much because I hear you get more of the chocolate flavor when it’s a bit moist, but it just doesn’t taste like much of anything to me.

Anyone else have blends that let them down like this?
I have not had the SG Chocolate Flake but I have had the GH Bobs Chocolate Flake in both Fresh and aged/dry versions. I prefer the fresh/slightly wet version because the dry/aged version was pretty bland. I’ll have to try it again but we will see.
 

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I have not had the SG Chocolate Flake but I have had the GH Bobs Chocolate Flake in both Fresh and aged/dry versions. I prefer the fresh/slightly wet version because the dry/aged version was pretty bland. I’ll have to try it again but we will see.
This one was bland to me when fresh - so I had hoped that the flavors would have melded better over time but it was still the same to me, if not even more bland. And it's all good, I have plenty of tobacco to enjoy. I guess I'm just curious to see if anyone else has a blend out there that was a disappointment to them.
 

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Too many to name, but I don't want to be negative. The couple of matches I've tried haven't been up to snuff.
 

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I was quite disappointed in the H&H balkan series. Blackhouse, White Knight, Fuseliers Ration. Don't care how many awards they may have won BSOSM they are not. Arango Balkan Supreme is better than any of them
 

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I was quite disappointed in the H&H balkan series. Blackhouse, White Knight, Fuseliers Ration. Don't care how many awards they may have won BSOSM they are not. Arango Balkan Supreme is better than any of them
Oh man - I cracked the tin of White Knight the other day and loaded up that big Savinelli EX Bulldog. And honestly - I felt like it was pretty wispy and not really what I was expecting. I was still a bit stuffed up so I will revisit once my sinuses are fully cleared - because I think I'll pick up on more nuances, but overall I felt very meh about it.
 

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I liked the taste of Balkan Supreme but it left too much goop in my pipes. I found G&H Balkan Mixture and G. L. Pease Charring Cross to be as good and the pipes easier to clean after a smoke.
 
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