I was eating lunch at my favorite Chines Buffet a couple of days ago, and saw that a new B&M had opened up a few doors down. Like most B&M's in Johnson County, it was devoted to cigarettes and drug paraphernalia. But this one had a bunch of Dr. Grabows, so I bought a Small Apple Grand Duke to use as my office pipe. They had a decent selection of OTC's, so while I was picking up a pipe, I thought I'd just pick up a pouch of Half and Half, a Pouch of Sir Walter, and a pouch of some stuff called Super Value Natural Cavendish while I was at it. (Does this qualify as a case of TAD)? The Dr. Grabow is a decent smoking little pipe, and it's just the right size for any occasional short smoke so it makes for a great office pipe. The Super Value isn't half bad, and a $3.99 a pouch it turned out to be a pretty good bargain. I'll definitely be buying it again in the future. The Sir Walter was alright, but having smoked Prince Albert for going on a year, I think the Sir Walter is pretty bland by comparison. Then there's the Half and Half - just terrible. I did not enjoy it. To me, it had no flavor, no body, and had a room note that reminded me of dog droppings. (Seriously - I'm not trying to be over the top on this). I threw out the pouch. I'm willing to try one more pouch just to see if I had the bad luck of just happening to buy a bad one - but I'm in no hurry to give it a second chance. Half and Half was another of my Uncle Danny's favorites. I've tried all his other favorites and enjoyed them, so it makes me wonder if Pinkerton has changed the recipe/formula for the worst or if I just had a stroke of bad luck on that one pouch. Has anyone else been horrified by Half and Half lately?