- Dec 3, 2008
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Why do I always seem to find ketchup mentioned anywhere the McClelland name pops up? Anyone care to fill me in? :scratch:
Same here. I have tried to give the McClelland blends a fair shot but they just never appealed to me for the above mentioned reasons. The only exception being the Oriental series that I have recently smoked and I didn't detect much of the vinegar/ketchup treatment in it. Not a bad smoke really. I haven't tried any of their other blends in a long time so I don't know if they still have the heavy vinegar/ketchup tin aroma and taste. I have heard people say that it is some kind of process that they use to prevent mold but I don't know for sure. The thing that un-nerved me about them is that you use to could leave the tins sitting with the lid off for months and they would never dry out. What could be on the tobacco that will not dry out for months?.........Smoking something like that just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe they have changed and someone else will weigh in on it.jhuggett":zs6dlfbu said:Some also describe it as vinegar like. The smell bothers me quite a bit and I do tend to taste it in the blends.