Cornell & Diehl: Carolina Red Flake 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0225

A blend of the finest North Carolina grown Red Virginias, Carolina Red Flake is Cornell & Diehl's tribute to the Old Belt. Taken straight from Carolina soil, these top-tiered Virginias are all grown, thrashed, blended, and then lovingly pressed and carefully sliced right here in the heart of old tobacco country.

Combining a hay-like grassiness with subtly sweet, tangy notes, it's a minimalist blend with a complex flavor: rich, deep, and earthy with hints of dried fruits and citrus. We're proud of our heritage — and we're particularly proud of this damn near perfect red Virginia flake.

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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (46 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.24 out of 5 stars
Oh So Good.
November 03, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Got my tins today and after 15 minute dry time I fired it up. This is a great red Virginia with a smooth taste and no bite. Mid nic hit and a wonderful bready and slightly incense retrohale. I definitely like it and I am not a expert reviewer, but I ... Read More
Beware of fake one star reviews
October 17, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I love all the one star reviews from people that are just mad they can't buy anymore tins. Seems a little, shall we say, immature. Anyway, Ive smoked several different straight virginias and this is definitely my favorite. Smokes great and tastes ... Read More
A New Classic
October 15, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
After McClelland closed down I was worried that we wouldn't be able to purchase quality Virginia tobaccos. I was wrong. Jeremy Reeves at Cornell&Diehl proved that he has the chops to be one of the best blenders in the USA. I find the red Virginia... Read More
Notice of Recall of product
July 08, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
There has been a recall on this product for mold. Not sure why that fact isn't prominently displayed on this site. C&D is doing replacement tins, but this site should be (1) Posting that fact and (2) Helping customers to document that they purch... Read More
I can't get it, so how can I revirw it ?7
October 16, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
The 25 tin a day limit is too high and leaves many of us wanting Make it 5 tins a day and keep the hogs at bay. I don't want to wait a year for more, and I'm probably not alone. Don't worry, you'll sell oit with a 5 tin limit, it will just give some... Read More
Fantastic
October 15, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I prefer this over McClelland Red Cake. Earthier, spicer and a bit more body to it. No ketchup/vinegar aroma is also a bonus.
This is what Sophisticated American Blending Tastes Like
June 14, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I have, so far, been disappointed in the raw, dusty, burley-heavy American tobacco scene when it comes to Virginias, with the exception of McClelland. But this is wonderful, composed, but with that American "rawness" readily available. It ... Read More
A Strong & Tasty Red Virginia - Nothing Better
May 25, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
This is a broken flake tobacco... can be smoked as is or rubbed out into its course cut condition & has a long burn rate. Very satisfied with the flavor & appreciated the extra strength. One medium or even a smaller bowl would be enough to sa... Read More
2020 CRF
October 08, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I'm very familiar with the previous batches of CRF, and just now smoked my first bowl of the 2020 batch. Lower sugar content and higher nicotine are obvious. Flavors are more focused on the peppery part. If I to had place it somewhere on a list, I wo... Read More
Batch 3
November 17, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
The tobacco is in a broken flake like the last batch and looks great. There is a dark sweet fruit presence and no hay hint. This looks like a great VA and should age well.
Fine, Sweet Tang Of The Carolina Old Belt
October 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Through all my wide-ranging sampling of Cornell & Diehl blends, I’ve never been disappointed. And this latest indulgence was no different. Though I steer far more toward burley and dark-fired Kentucky, I do appreciate Virginias when blended right. Th... Read More
Fantastic
October 15, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I prefer this over McClelland Red Cake. Earthier, spicer and a bit more body to it. No ketchup/vinegar aroma is also a bonus.
Well that went Quick!
June 11, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Just got the "Carolina Red Flake Is Here" email but the tobacco was sold out already.... Anyone got a spare tin? ;-)
需要细品的V草,不推荐新手
March 17, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
纯V。劲道3.0,饱满度3.0,室韵3.5,需要控制好燃烧和抽吸才会出好味道。偏老手向的一款V草 欢迎去B站关注“躲在厕所抽斗的克里斯”,里面有详细测评
Excellent tobacco
February 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I love this tobaco.......
I wish I'd bought more
February 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Perfection in a bowl! And now it seems it's gone for good. I wonder if C&D can be convinced to make the regular red they get into a bulk flake like they do for bright...
Love the Small Batches!
January 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I try to catch these, the very hour they go on sale! This is Virginia at its finest!
Real treat
November 14, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
What we have here is one fine VA Flake. For a single component blend this definitely has more complexity, depth and body than you might expect. Amazing what a little aging can do! Super subtle smooth sweetness right from the start, progressing... Read More
As advertised
November 10, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Okay, I'll admit it, I bought this on another site. I popped it open and was surprised it had a mild scent. I put it in a Peterson and was pleasantly met with good taste and good room note. The wife didn't jump up and leave the room. I would recommen... Read More
Another hit
November 06, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Love the smell opening the tin and seeing those flakes, great tasting blend
The best tobacco for a new smoker or veteran smoker
October 16, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Carolina Red Flake. C&D's small batch is one of the best tobaccos for new smokers or veterans. Smooth, non-bitter, good long smooth burn if you pack it with care into your bowl. It's more mild on taste and I get wild reviews with room notes fo... Read More
Best Virginia!
October 09, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Ordered three tins and they came today. Tried one bowl and promptly ordered three more. Smoked in a favorite average size Canadian. Opened the tin and sniffed the mild hay like aroma of good tobacco. Nothing earth shattering, just a really fine tobac... Read More
Nice change of pace..
April 27, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Love me my heavy Lat-forward English blends (50%+ Latikia, thank you). However, when PS.C advertised this tobacco, I bought a couple of tins...just based on the description. I am glad I did. Been enjoying the blend in a number of varied pipes incl... Read More
quite special
November 11, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
A royal virginia queen,it´s incredible the hints and depth that you can find in this pure Va.Astounding,and only four tins to touch the pipe heaven.Nothing to do with the bygone Mc Clelland for curious people,this is an another different but equally ... Read More
Best mouthfeel I’ve ever encountered
November 03, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Very unpretentious tobacco. Very straightforward flavor profile and comes just as the description says it is. Dried for 10-15 minutes and wow. Robust and nice spice. But the mouthfeel is the best I’ve encountered. I have smoked many different blends... Read More
Best mouthfeel I’ve ever encountered
November 03, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Very unpretentious tobacco. Very straightforward flavor profile and comes just as the description says it is. Dried for 10-15 minutes and wow. Robust and nice spice. But the mouthfeel is the best I’ve encountered. I have smoked many different blends... Read More
Trumendous flavor
October 23, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I was able to buy some of this tobacco when it went up for sale and should have bought more. This is the best red Virginia i believe I have ever had. Awesome job to Cornell & Diehl and smoking pipes for making this available for us to enjoy.
Just as good, but different, than last year's batch
October 23, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Last year's batch was great, that's why I bought 15 tins of it this time; this year's batch, in my opinion, is just as good, but in a different way. It has more flavor and is sweeter even though the percentage sugar on the tin is about the same as it... Read More
Simply Delicious
October 21, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
This is, simply put, one delicious, all day blend that meets or exceeds everything it's been advertised to be. I bought 5 tins. My only regret is that I should've bought MORE! I simply love this delicious tobacco and I highly recommend it. If the... Read More
Good Smoke
October 19, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Been smoking nothing but Virginia for close to 35 years and this one is at the top! It is unique as Red Virginia's go very little bite, cool burning, nice complex earthy flavor, with a little something "floral" on the retrohale. Very nice weekend smo... Read More
Beautiful Virginia
October 16, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I am a Virginia snob, and a long-time lover of McClelland's small-batch special releases. If this sounds like you, I implore you to try to get your hands on some of this; it's a deep, sophisticated Virginia that ranks right up there with some of the ... Read More
Fantastic
October 15, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I prefer this over McClelland Red Cake. Earthier, spicer and a bit more body to it. No ketchup/vinegar aroma is also a bonus.
The Best
February 21, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
The best pipe tobacco I've ever smoked, bar none.
Great smoke!
November 27, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I wish that I had ordered more. This is a really good tobacco blend.
DOA
June 17, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I'm not sure I like this very much. Not the tobacco. This Carolina Red Flake is fantastic...Ross Arlen T. was spot on in his assessment. It's exactly what I look for in VA flake and then some. And that's the problem. What do I do if I want more? ... Read More
Please bring it back!!
June 08, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Title of review says it all!! Rich and complex, sweet and full bodied with a lovely creaminess to it!
As described straight forward and complex
March 19, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Straight forward and complex is the best way to describe it, very pure flavor with wonderful room note and aroma. Zero bite, perfect humidity level, and very flavorful. Best Virginia yet in my opinion
Trustworthy
January 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Smooth and reliable smoke. I like it with morning coffee as I try to focus on writing. Mild taste, little to no bite, pleasant room note. Good all day smoke if desired.
For new and established smokers a good smoke to enjoy
January 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Cornell & Diehl don't disappoint anyone with their Carolina Red Flake. This is not your candy store or typical aromatic tobacco. If you smoke a bowl right, you WANT this as much as you are able to buy it. This is one of the smoothest, unadulte... Read More
Great Tobacco Blind
October 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Half way thru my first tin. Really great smoke. Smooth with no bite. Like the fact that is made with Carolina tobacco. I will be ordering more in the future.
Guess I'm a Weirdo
October 14, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Everyone seems to love this tobacco, but not me. Plenty of flavor and rich smoke, just not my cup of tea, I got a bitter taste. I normally love Virginias but this one didn't do it for me. The room note reminded me of my grandfather's moldy old tobacc... Read More
Good, not great
October 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
maybe my expectations were a bit high? based upon the description i expected a little more sweetness, i found it to be somewhat bland and one dimensional. i will admit, my tin had no aging time to it and i suspect that with aging this tobacco should ... Read More
Tangy,sour,VA tingle
August 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I have a jarred tin of this tobacco from the mid 2019 release..Definitely didn't like it a year ago.... Since that time I've only smoked about 4 bowls from the tin..BUT NOW... this is a far more robust red Virginia than I notice in other C&D blends, ... Read More
Forget it.
March 04, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
A bowlful of tongue burn. Burns fast, little flavor, and a flat-out disappointment. I gave it a half star as the system expects something there.
Buzzed
October 23, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake 2oz
I'm a lightweight with nicotine and each time I've smoked this I've gotten super buzzed. I'd recommend puffing this delicious stuff after dinner on a full stomach - I've made the mistake of having a bowl on the way home from work and arriving a touch... Read More