The main characteristics of Bob's Chocolate Flake come from the 8% Latakia included in the blend and the smooth chocolate aroma. Brazilian, Zimbabwe, and Malawi Virginia leaf make up 82% of the blend providing a mild/medium smoke cooled with the addition of 8% Malawi sun cured and 2% Malawi Burley. The Latakia cools but also adds strength and aroma. The cocoa casings and chocolate top flavors are rounded off with vanilla and other flavors providing sweet notes in this very unique and popular blend from Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
I expected more chocolate taste from this tobacco but all I got was a soapy taste smoke that burned really hot.The aroma for bystanders is pleaseant though. I got compliments on the aroma but for me the taste just was not there.
Nice floral/ soapy scent, hints of spiciness, very little floral taste, My first English Aro, superb tobacco, rich in taste with a little zing that comes and goes!
The second batch I ordered, was better than the first, having both that wonderful La... Read Morekeland scent, and finally the nice smell of cocoa making it a delightful smoke.
From the first light and puff, onward you get the Lakeland taste, thought get faint, the thge zing of the Latakia, then it cools, and last but definitely not least, the cocoa hits without being overpowering! So good! If you like this then give Two Friends English chocolate a try! Same taste and flavor without the zing, or the Lakeland taste! Read Less
This is a great smoke! Good flavour, great aroma, great smoke with a little zig( bite ). I have gotten good complements about the "smell" of my pipe when I have been smoking this, from nonsmokers no-less.
As a novice pipe smoker of 3 years, I had to try this. And as I was told I got a big dose of the 'Lakeland Aroma', a floral taste that is more akin to licking a bar of Zest soap. The soapy taste popped up throughout the bowl. I could taste no choc... Read Moreolate. I didn't hate this blend like some do. But I have no idea why it's called Chocolate flake. A complex, high quality tobacco for sure but a taste that needs to be acquired. Read Less
I tried this in my meerschaum bowl calabash pipe. I've tried other "chocolate" flavored tobaccos and haven't really found anything that tasted right. To my palate this flake tasted sort of like roasted coffee but not chocolate. It wasn't... Read More an unpleasant flavor by any means, and it seems to be very good quality tobacco. Even after rubbing out half a flake and drying it for about half and hour it still was a little moist. It's not too bad though. Read Less
Found this flake to exhibit a rather dark taste and musty room note. The chocolate is very subtle. If this is an example of the "Lakeland Aroma" then it is definitely not my thing.Glad I only bought an ounce to try.
This tobacco is surprisingly sweet and taste like a chocolate cake. It took me a little while to figure out how it burns.. it is a slow burner and you have to use your tamp a little to keep it burning. The hint of latakia is nice. Sometimes it is hea... Read Morevy and sometimes it is very subtle. I like this tobacco and hate that it is so scarce, I could only get .92 ounces of since I bough the last little bit. Hopefully I can get my hands on some more. Wonderful product! Read Less
I purchased this after reading reviews and looking for a chocolate tobacco. This tobacco contains just enough latakia to add a tad bit smokiness. The dark semi-sweey chocolate lasts by tempered smoking, meaning a slight draw and puff. I was surpri... Read Moresed that most people say it smells good. That made me happy. It has a little nicotine kick but not too bad. This is one of my go to tobaccos that always satisfies me. Read Less
My first foray into latakia. Like toasty campfire and scotch, it was a very rich and prominent smoke. It tasted to me of quality leather, antique stores and cedar wood. Quite a savoury and supple smoke, and not without a significant kick, so smoke li... Read Moreght, slow, and soft, or this flake will take you on a ride like a bareback bronco. Read Less
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