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 mellow/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.
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This flake is absolutely delicious, sweet, creamy with the cocoa and just a hint of smoky latakia and maybe a very slight amount of floral essence makes this a very tasty smoke for me.
Edit: This flake is quite moist, I suggest rubbing out this fla... Read Moreke and letting it dry for an hour or more, I usually rub out enough at a time for 2 or 3 bowls. I think it is best when packed loosely and smoked slowly, enjoy. Read Less
Flavouring from the tobacco types are what makes this a 3 star review. Additional flavouring added are less then subtle, vanilla being most noticeable, other than the soapy taste. I could only faintly taste chocolate every once in a while.
UPDATE.... Read More After letting this age a little bit, the soapy taste mellows down, and the chocolate shines through more. I can say that I would smoke this again Read Less
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 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
Very pleasant smoke. This is the kind of “aromatic” I was searching for. Smooth, flavorful, satisfying, and very good aroma all together. I won’t say anything about the flavors since just that it’s complex and full. Although, it is not an all day smo... Read Moreke for me... more of a treat,once in a while, change of pace kind of smoke. Read Less
This is a very interesting smoke. It has some nice dark coco flavor that mixes well with the Latakia, and the slight lakeland essence adds this cologne/perfume room note which is quite pleasant. I did not get the soapy taste that some describe. Th... Read Moreis flake is moist and does require dome dry time. Smokes great in a cob. Read Less
I hate writing reviews because I always seem to come around to blends I once hated. A lesson I've learned is to never swear off a blend, as you may find yourself liking it one day. This tobacco has top of the line Virginia tobaccos in it and if ya ca... Read Moren get past some of the essence, this blend really opens up to an amazing, creamy, flavorful smoke. Also, if a blend isn't doing it for ya, try it out in a cob! A corn cob pipe has shined a whole new light on a lot of blends that just didn't seem to wanna smoke well in a briar, it's worth a shot. Read Less
I really wanted to like this - You get a faint hint of a neutral cocoa flavor, but it is mostly hidden by the soapy Lakeland aroma & flavor. It is not bad tobacco, but the lakeland soap just kills what would otherwise be a great tasting blend
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.
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.
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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