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H&H Anniversary Kake Tinned vs Bulk

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by WWhermit, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. WWhermit

    WWhermit Member

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    I have quite a bit of Anni Kake cellared, several pounds in fact. All but 8 ounces of it is in bulk. I really, really like when it comes in "cake" form, and not broken up into a ribbon cut. Just makes me happier.

    When I order it in bulk, it seems the bigger the order, the higher percentage of it comes in cake. I've even seen where 1 person made a special request and had a solid 4 lb block of Anni Kake sent. My dream!

    Here's my question. For those that have ordered the 8oz tin of Anni Kake, how much of it was actually still in a cake form? Right now, the tins are quite a bit cheaper than bulk. I don't, however, want pounds of anni kake that arrives in ribbon cut. If I'm not mistaken, I think bulk and tinned versions are even processed in seperate houses.

    Anyone with experience? Russ, feel free to chime in please.
     
  2. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Sales Account

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    I only have cracked one tin of my order so keep in mind I can't affirm this is the norm, however...

    I was actually wondering about this as well, whether there would just be an 8 oz brick in the middle of the tin. A little shake indicated this was not the case and, sure enough, I think "broken flake" is the best way to describe what I found on popping the top. It certainly was not a "ribbon" (even fully rubbed I wouldn't call AK ribbon). There were lots of chunks of varying sizings and a moderate amount of loose bits.

    I was surprised by how much cheaper the tins were than bulk (which was great with the extra 20% last month!) so that's why I went that route.
     
  3. Dragonslayer

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    The way it's blended you get a rough cut moist cake, even a block unless it's pressed for a long period of time is just going to fall apart.
     
  4. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    Also, the more it is cut down the more it is going to break up.

    Kind of hit or miss if I remember right. I used to order 16 ounces bulk at a time and there was always some loose stuff in there.

    I've only ordered the tins lately since they are cheaper.
     
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