Derrick L.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 2oz
Mistaken Identity
Take this review with a grain of salt, but circa 2008, I purchased a tin of Bayou Morning Flake by mistake because the tin art was extremely similar to Frog Morton: On the Bayou back then. Boy was this a case of mistaken identity. When I first opened the tin expecting an english blend, I was taken aback by the first flake tobacco I'd ever seen. It was very handsome looking, but I had no idea what to do with it, so I made it look like any other tobacco I'd ever smoked by ripping up and rubbing it out. It was a rare cool Summer morning, so I loaded it into my favorite cob (what else do you smoke anything bayou related in) and headed outside. It looked great, smelled great, tasted great... and then I lit it up. Within about 20 puffs, I turned 50 Shades of Green. I walked back in the house, threw out the pipe and tin of tobacco and never thought twice about it. Now, 14 years later, I find myself reaching for other perique blends I've cellared over the years wishing I would have done the same with that tin of Bayou Morning Flake. Fortunately it's still available for purchase, unlike my favorite McClellands.

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