Former: Cross Grain Flake 50g Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-027-0002

Hans "Former" Nielsen began carving pipes in 1956 and has since become a legend of Danish pipe artistry with a worldwide following. In addition to his exquisite pipes, he's released his own line of pipe tobaccos — several of the blends fittingly named after briar's grain patterns.

A traditional, naturally sweet flake tobacco prepared with only the finest grade of Virginia leaf with a pinch of Perique, Former's Cross Grain Flake is aged to perfection in order to bring out the best in this cool smoking, magnificent flake.

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Customer Reviews (8 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.81 out of 5 stars
A fuller flavored surprise
January 22, 2024
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
Upon opening the tin, the tin note aroma had a pronounced Virginia bread-like sweetness, along with the characteristic subtle fragrance of yeasty fermentation and stone fruit of well-aged Perique. The aroma is enticing and definitely gets the juices ... Read More
Probably my favorite of the formers
March 16, 2023
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
This is the sweeter blend and not as spicy ,similar bready flavor with a smoother spice than the straight grain give it a try if you’re into VaPr blends I don’t think you’ll be disappointed
The best
January 27, 2023
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
My favorite vaper by far. I'm generally more of a burley and English smoker but this stuff is amazing. Smells like baked goods in the tin and it smokes magnificently. Sweet and spicy. Perfection.
May 05, 2022
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
Excellent. A real surprise. We must now try other tobaccos of the former. This is a high quality virginia with a touch of perique. Perique is strictly background, but, nevertheless, it is. This is the best you can find these days. Virginias have more... Read More
December 11, 2021
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
ou 14
another great Former flake.
July 21, 2018
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
A bit lighter than straight grain flake, but just as delicious. This is real find in the post McClelland days.
VaPer for non-Perique people
April 06, 2014
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
I bought this a from SP a few years ago because of the touted similarity to Capstan. Perique is my kryptonite but I bought it anyway. I'm glad I did. Yes the Perique is there but it has its place in the blend and is not annoyingly forward. There is a... Read More
yeah, ripe and ready
January 24, 2013
Product: Former Cross Grain Flake 50g
upon opening the tin i first thought "ugh?! orlik golden sliced?" ... a pretty similar smell ... hmm, matured - i guess so, coz the flakes were kinda loose and broke apart whithout rubbing them out when i filled my test pipe (vauen admiral,... Read More