While I have no personal experience with either, I do know the term "pipe tobacco" should be used loosely in reference to them.
My first thought is the same... think rebranded super value.
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Post by addamsruspipe on Sept 3, 2019 21:16:11 GMT -5
So have never tried any value pipe tobacco so do not have anything to compare this too. I picked up a 6oz bag for $7. It's labeled Sky Dancer Premium Regular Pipe Tobacco. It Says no scrap, Salvage or reconstituted tobacco used. I thought it was interesting that they felt they needed to include that on the bag. So it was a bit on the dry side right out of the bag. Now I am not a expert reviewer, I know what I like and that about covers it. This Had a harshness to it right from the first light to final puff. A low Med nic hit. Maybe given a couple of years to age it might be better, but even that is a stretch.
Everyone likes what they like and some like this kind of stuff even though its more for those who roll their own cigarettes. It's called "pipe tobacco" but really, any tobacco can be put in a pipe.
If you want cheap tobacco that's more for a pipe and will taste better with plenty of options, try Super Value or Smoker's Pride. Some are quite a surprise and tend to be a simple smoke at a good price.
As for the tobacco you have, you can do some things to improve it, maybe. Hitting it with vinegar would be the biggest step. Time spent with vinegar can tame a wild beast but you need a month at least for signs of the magic to do its thing.
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2019 21:32:05 GMT -5 by McWiggins