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Irish Flake surprise!

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by WillH, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. WillH

    WillH Active Member

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    Awhile back I posted that the lastest version of Peterson's Irish Flake (in the new tin) wasn't up to par, and it wasnt'/isn't! Well, to my surprise I popped open a third tin just to check the contents and to my surprise it was Irish Flake of old. Yes sir! Pressed hard, dark an smelled as it should - back to the original.

    Here's the pics:
    Third tin below...note the hard pressed flakes. Couldn't find the scratch and sniff button so you can't appreciate the aroma....
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    Second tin below... lightly pressed, sorta like University Flake with very mild aroma.
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    I sure hope this is a trend that will continue. I now have three tins opened which is a bummer cuz I don't smoke IF often. Anyhoo, appears to be a quality control issue not a general trend in manufacturing. Still think the tobacco is processed in Germany by Wesseex.

    Anyone watch the royal nuptials this morning? Thought I see Gerry in the crowd. Must have missed him.:)

    Will
     
  2. JuJu McMojo

    JuJu McMojo Member

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    WHEW! Lets hope it continues--if it doesn't, I still have some of the old rectangular tins in the cellar. ("Cellar wide, cellar deep, cellar now"--Puff)
     
  3. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Will,

    I recently received a tin of this from the
    esteemed yinyang, and mine looked like
    the flakes in your pic. So, I guess, it's
    as it should be?

    Of course I watched the ceremony this
    morning. I may live in the states, but
    my heart is across the pond. :D

    dp
     
  4. WillH

    WillH Active Member

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    Great to see people behaving with grace and dignity. Here in America there'd be looting and whole scale protest of some sort! Only stupid thing I saw was an American news broadcaster (who makes $8,000,0000 per year) asking where the royals get their money. Like our political royality don't waste Billions!:rolleyes:

    Anyhoo, tobacco's good!

    Will
     
  5. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    Excellent news, I was deterred from re-ordering until this very thread set all well again.
     
  6. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Glad to hear it Will...I kinda figured you got a rare qc issue tin, and this helps confirm it. Beats the alternative of an altered blend, methinks. I got stuck with a similar situation with Dunhill Light Flake recently, so I can still imagine your frustration.
     
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