For English Chocolate, by Two Friends, the finest Virginias and just enough Latakia provide the taste that so many crave. They are then pressed to marry the flavors,then tumbled out to a broken flake for easy packing. Just a touch of chocolate is added to awaken the senses.
Really terrific idea but the execution of it leaves something to be desired. IMHO the tobacco needs the Latakia dialed back and the chocolate flavor increased. The latakia overwhelms the very slight chocolate taste. This isn't bad tobacco, just no... Read Moret what I was expecting. I was looking for a slightly smoky chocolate flavor, but it is more of a slightly chocolate smoky flavor. Has a really good kick to it also. Read Less
Just received my first tin of this and it already has six months on it. It's been on my radar for a long time ever since trying SG chocolate flake. I love the hint of cocoa and the bit of latakia along with the Virginia.
I'm smoking my second bowl ... Read Moreof this stuff in one day and, while I'm still pleased with this stuff, it's nowhere as good as my first....here's the difference...this stuff loves big bowls. I'm smoking a Savinelli 504 bulldog as I write this and I do sense it getting a little hot even though I'm babying it. The flavor and amazing aroma are still there just less pronounced than in the 320.
My point is: if you're curious about this stuff, want to give it a shot, and are susceptible to tongue bite like I am, put it in a wider bowl like a pot or a 320. This stuff will excel! It is absolutely delicious! I see lots of this stuff in my future. It's possibly in my top three but ill give it a few more smokes to find out. Highlh recommended Read Less
Great blend of Va & Lat with a mild natural cavendish. True to C&D / GLPease form there is no synthetic sugar taste. Excellent balance and flavor. Just popped a tin from 2015. You couldn't ask for a better bowl on a cold November night! A... Read Morend if you happen to have some blending latakia around, I recommend dropping a pinch in for some added awesome. Read Less
Out of the gate, I need to clarify that I am not typically an aromatic enthusiast. However, aromatics have been coming up in my rotation lately, just to see what might suit my fancy when the sweet cravings, and crowd approval become more of import.
... Read MoreThis blend ticks all those boxes.
Tin note is sweet, mellow, and reminiscent of opening a tin of a famous branded cocoa powder. There is a hint of smokiness from the latakia on the tin note, as well as the familiar sweet tang of Virginia tobaccos.
Upon lighting, the sweetness is foremost, with just a subtle hint of Latakia smoky cedar. The chocolate is noticeable but not over powering like other offerings made by C&D. It is a well balanced flavor, and does not mute the tobacco flavors at all.
THis blend is best enjoyed in a medium to large sized bowl. My experience was best in a Savinelli 122, and a Peterson 606 shape. Though, a couple of my pipes with a slightly narrower chamber, but still retaining depth did garner good results as well. A good example would be my Radice Billiards, or my Rattray's Old Gowrie Paneled billiard.
The room note is a little on the heavier side, and may or may not be everyone else's cup of hot chocolate, so do be mindful of that. It's pleasant, but may offend some sensitive noses due to the Latakia content.
Overall, this is a truly great tobacco blend that I personally quite enjoy. Definitely a keeper to be loved! Read Less
The chocolate aroma and taste comes through after the first light, as well as sweet hay taste from the Virginia. Later in the bowl a tangy, dark fruit note comes through, and the coco flavor is noticeable until the end. I had a hard time detecting th... Read Moree latakia throughout the entire bowl. It did tend to get hot at times. Give it some dry time before lighting.
Overall, a 3.5 star recommended rating. It's pleasant, and enjoyable, but when I'm wanting an English blend I will reach for something else. Read Less
This blend's chocolate alright. It's like having an artisan style candy bar in my pipe. The Latakia works very well with the flavor and the Virginia just adds to the sweetness. Gawith Hoggarth & Co Bob's Chocolate Flake is always out of stock, so I t... Read Moreook a chance and got a tin of this to try. It's not the same in any way, but it's pretty damn good on it's own. Smokes cool, dry and all the way to the bottom of the bowl. No goop as it's not overly cased or topped with a sugary mess like some tobaccos are. This is one I'll come back to just for the flavor and awesome room note. Read Less
No aroma, no moisture, even though it's tin...
And it is too much mild, no taste... just leaf.
딱 깠는데 향도 없고 수분은 무슨 빠싹 마른 낙엽이 있더군요. 냄새도 그 개 오래된 향연초 담배잎 냄새... 또 담배냄새도 안나고요.
원래 향연 태우면 계속 잔향남고 그래서 산책하면서 태우는데 얘는 걍 집앞에서 태워도 문제없을듯. 똥임 이거
The Latakia is light and it has a natural chocolate ingredient that compliments the Lat smokiness without any component blasting you in the face. I love this crossover blend and I found myself craving it in the mornings with a big cup of coffee.
Delicious, mild, and worth purchasing more! It tastes like Bob's Chocolate flake but without the zing and floral taste of the Lakeland scents! Amazing tin and room note! Wonderful from start to finish, mild enough for seconds!
Tonight, I'm tasting m... Read Moreostly Virginias. Read Less
I like this blend very much. To be honest, i can´t detect any latakia on this or is very faint to say the most. Just a great virginias masterly aromatized with a great and delicious touch of chocolate. Wife approved!!!. Highly recommended!
This English Chocolate makes honor to the name. Chocolate aromas are present as soon as you crack the tin, and then, during the whole smoke. Nevertheless, Latakia is playing a secondary role. Virginias are great, but IMHO, i miss a strong dose or Lat... Read Moreakia for a more complex blend. Great blend anyway. Not an all day smoke but worth the try. Read Less
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