Solani's Tropical Mango Flake is a dark flake with a high proportion rich black Cavendish, bright Virginias from Brazil, and nutty Burley. Highly aromatic, fruity taste of ripe passion fruit, combined with wild mango.
Since the end of McClelland's Tropical I've been searching for a replacement. This blend does just that. I like it more actually. The flavor is just right, but not strong. I get hints of the fruit flavors I'm expecting, and after each puff I want mor... Read Moree. There is no bite, no goop, just a nice tobacco with hints of tropical fruit. I used the fold and stuff method without drying time. This is by far my favorite tropical blend now. It's just so subtle and delicious. Read Less
This is the best aromatic for non aromatic smokers. I have been trying to find an aromatic that i enjoy or can at least tolerate because my girlfriend loves the smell of aromatics and hates the smell of everything I smoke. I don't like the taste of ... Read Moremost aromatics but this is the best i have found so far. Don't be confused, this is definitely an aromatic and has plenty of sweetness but you still get some natural tobacco flavor. The burley really stands out and is very similar in flavor to Solani aged burley flake, not the typical burley you find in most aromatics. You will obviously taste the black cavendish but the virginia helps add natural tobacco sweetness and flavor so you don't just taste cavendish. The mango topping is subtle and after the initial light it really only shows up on the after taste which i really appreciate. It allows you to taste the tobacco then gives you the flavoring after. The chemically aftertaste that i usually find in aromatics is very minimal on this which is another reason why i like this blend. It smokes slow and is not goopy. I also appreciate the fact that it comes as a flake. It allows the flavors to meld and tastes much more rich and full than most other aromatics I have tried. Interestingly enough it also ages well. Just like aged virginias the natural sweetness and complexity builds and it has a nice deep bready flavor. Like a dessert pastry. However the mango flavor completely disappears and natural sweetness is all that is left. If you are a non aromatic smoker in search of an aromatic you can tolerate give this a chance. Read Less
I tried this purely on the quality of Solani’s other blends; their English Luxry, Aged Burly Flake, and 633 VA Flake I would consider all to be personal favorites. Tropical Mango Flake smell wonderful in the tin, but unfortunately doesn’t deliver in ... Read Morethe smoke. Put simply, it is just far too mild for my taste. The few bowls of this that I’ve smoked I’ve found myself either rushing through or wanting to dump out and go about my day halfway through. The tobacco is the usual high quality I’ve come to expect from Solani, but I just can’t recommend this to anyone other than lovers of mild aromatics. Read Less
I dried this flake for a couple days, and it lit and burned like a dream. No relighting needed. It had a sweet raisin aroma in the tin, but it had very little to no flavor. Still a pleasant smoke and I liked the flake cut of this.
This is a nice aromatic for those that don’t like aros. Smokes like any other VaBur with a very natural flavored topping. The hint of mango, which is more present in the tin than it is in the taste or room, is very natural. Not at all the chemica... Read Morel, false flavoring you get with some other fruit flavored tobaccos. The burley comes through as a little nutty and a little brown sugar. I smoked this in a thinner, deeper bowl as I would a straight Virginia or a folded flake. I think a larger bowl may bite a little. Sip it like a tropical beverage and enjoy. Very palatable in warmer weather where other aro tobaccos can be cumbersome. Read Less
Solani makes some truly delicious tobaccos. However, the Tropical Mango Flake didn't do it for me flavor-wise. Strong fruity flavors can and often do ruin a perfectly good tobacco. I'm not saying it's a bad flake, I leave room for others to find out ... Read Morefor themselves, but every time I tried to come back to this one I was left wishing I could taste tobacco. And, it doesn't (to me anyway) taste much like Mango or any other tropical fruit much either. The taste is just an amalgamation of strange individual flavors that fight each other until the whole team suffers. I'd really like to know if this flake starts out as 633? If it does...man, what a waste? And, at Solani's price range this tobacco left me sorry I hadn't gone for two other tobaccos instead. The flake is standard to most Solani flakes in size and thickness. Moisture content was pretty wet. I tried it fresh, then dried, and then aged versions of both moist and dry. It lights and burns fine under all these conditions, with the dry samples having less of that peculiar flavor I mentioned, and the moist samples needing way more re-lights obviously. It will burn clean and leave a dry bowl which is nice. Overall I think this could be a good tobacco, but the flavor just didn't suit my palate. I guess it may work for someone who likes aromatics and wants to try an aromatic flake, but there are so many other flakes, even other Solani flakes I'd recommend ahead of Tropical Mango Flake. For a nice refreshing light fruity flake, my go-to is Erinmore. Hope this helps. Read Less
A pleasant tropical aromatic, light flavors of mango and passionfruit are present in every puff without obscuring the tobaccos too much. Sweet, spicy virginias and rich nutty burleys interplay harmoniously with the malty, tangy, fruit steamed cavendi... Read Moresh. Burns at a moderate pace. A touch above mild nicotine strength. I tend to smoke this blend slowly as it can burn on the hot side. May require a few relights when on the moist side. Pleasant finish and enjoyable tropical room note.
I don't always smoke aromatics... But when I do, I prefer Solani 639.
Fresh briars my friends! Read Less
This was my first tin of flake cut tobacco. The roomnote is very nice. I am still working on being consistent with packing and I have been experimenting with a few different methods. The flavor is nice and mild and a nice change from a lot of the sim... Read Moreilar aromatic flavors that come with most other flavours. I prefer a stronger flavor than this myself but it is very nice Read Less
The tin note was wonderful, very light and fruity with mango dominating. For someone like me who dislikes the flowery smell of many aromatics, this was a welcome change. Using the fold and stuff method, I loaded up my Meerschaum with tobacco straight... Read More from the tin with no drying time. The tobacco lit easily. The smoke was light and the flavors were subtle. No bite to speak of and it burned very nearly to the bottom. And it left a pleasant 'moustache note' as well. I'm a fan of stronger tobaccos, but this is one aromatic I can imagine smoking almost every day. Into the rotation it goes! Read Less
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