Maria C.

Tobacco Jars - PocketJar MAX Orange
Looks like a return
I don’t know the manufacturing process of these, but mine looks like it’s been scraped against a hard surface or it was a return. It doesn’t hinder the function, but I like to take care of my things. Other than the cosmetic issue, it’s a very practical and functional product.

Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers
I love the flavor, but my family complains about the room note. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Definitely taste the burley. It’s a keeper for me.

Missouri Meerschaum - Little Devil Cutty
Perfect little clencher
My favorite MM has been the Country Gentleman, until this little devil came along. Very light and comfortable. I was able to have a 20 minute smoke with it. I’ll be getting another soon.

Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish
Compared to Autumn Evening…
I smoke a lot of Autumn Evening, so I may have a slight bias. I'm not tasting nor smelling the maple in this Maple Cavendish (MC). Don't let the "cavendish" part fool you, MC has a nicotine punch and a noticeable burley taste. But, for the maple taste that I love, I'll stick with Autumn Evening.

Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 2oz
Orange and Chocolate
The tin note is outstanding. My husband likes to gift me orange jellies dipped in dark chocolate... That's what I smell in this delicious blend! The touch of perique gives it just the right kick. I've been having a difficult time keeping it lit, though. I guess it would be best giving it time to dry before packing. Ah, but I'm so impatient when I smell it. Argh.

Cornell & Diehl - Nutty Irishman
Sipped it in a corn pipe and it was delectable. The burley and virginia make it a very satisfying aromatic. No goop, no chemical after-taste. Stayed lit for a nice while. Adding it to my list of enjoyable aromatics.

Missouri Meerschaum - Great Dane 1.5oz
Make it BULK, MM!
So far, my favorite aromatic! I didn't have much expectations for cherry tobacco, but, WOW! This has wonderfully well-rounded flavor, with no chemical after-taste. I wish this came in bulk, because I can't keep enough of it. Lights beautifully.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged 2oz
Extra tang
I tried this before I tried regular Plum Pudding, and must say, I love the extra tang from this bourbon version. Delish! The tin note reminded me of smoked cheese from back home, mixed with burning trash in the distance. What's not to love?!

Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Straight (6mm)
Love mine.
Probably my favorite MM. Smokes delicious, and the price is perfect. They look great with a forever stem.

Peter Stokkebye - PS38 Highland Whiskey
Similar to L1Q, with less of the chemical after taste. Mellow smoke with a very nice tin and room note. Very mild taste.

Lane Limited - 1-Q
Nice, but slight chemical after-taste
I purchased this from Tinder Box under the name Wilshire. I've been smoking it for years, and just recently found that it's L1Q. Lately, the chemical after-taste has been more noticeable to me.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake
Mouthful of almonds
The smell is so different from the taste. The tin note definitely packs a punch - kind of smells like grandma's purse with her perfumed hanky. The taste is gentle, yet complex, and leaves a long-lasting flavor of having had a mouthful of almonds. I was a little upset that it ghosted my favorite cob pipe for a few smokes, but I'm kind of craving it again. I have a feeling the experience with this one is going to keep changing.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening
Box of raisins
It took me back to my childhood and opening up a warm box of raisins. I often stop by at my desk just to get a whiff from the jar. Sipped slowly, this is a joy to smoke... well-rounded flavor of tobacco and sweetness.

Cornell & Diehl - Apricots and Cream 2oz
Tin note smells of soaked, spiced, rum cake, which in my book, is delicious. But the taste, bland. I was hopeful for it, but after smoking it a while now, I'm looking to blend it with something else. I wouldn't purchase this again.