Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Bob's Chocolate Flake 50g Pipe Tobacco
Product Number: 003-069-0004
Founded in Kendal, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. has fashioned quality pipe tobacco since 1887, utilizing processes and techniques that date to 1792. The Cumbria-based company prioritizes natural tobacco flavor, and in many of their mixtures, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. maintains the standards enforced by the United Kingdom's strict purity laws of the 19th and 20th centuries — such laws dictating how much and what type of flavorings could be added to pipe tobacco and ensuring that sub-quality leaf wasn't hidden under the veil of exorbitant toppings.
Bob's Chocolate Flake is among the pinnacle of Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s production: a distinct mixture that combines Latakia with Virginias from Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and a touch of Malawi Burley, all cased with a subtle cocoa aroma and flavored with chocolate and vanilla. The blending house is particularly lauded for their flake tobaccos, which are still produced using machinery from the 1790s and with production patents from the late 1800s. Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s only production change in the last 100 years involved transitioning from coal-fired to gas-operated tobacco presses, and their flakes are pressed for nearly a month before being sliced and tinned, personifying traditional pipe tobaccos at their best.