Smoking from a rusty tin [UPDATE] what a surprise!

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  1. OrganizdMadman

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    So a while ago I posted about getting a free sample tin from Altadis and finding the interior badly rusted. I sent them an email asking about the possibility of replacing it. Today I got a pleasant surprise via UPS:
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    What do you think? Kind of a nice gesture over just a free sample, they really went above and beyond!
    I also noticed the bottom of the tins (left) look different from the rusted tin (right).
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    I haven't cracked them open yet, but they look like coated food-grade tins this time.
     
  2. Capt

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    Can we see the inside of the rusty one?
     
  3. Klauswermann

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    That is what I call a stand up company!
     
  4. OrganizdMadman

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    And yes it's rust, I scraped some off with my finger, smelled, and tasted it, it's pure grade A iron oxide!
     
  5. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Mmmmm...! Iron oxide! I think McClelland uses
    that as a topping. :rolleyes:
    Let the tomatoes fly! :D
     
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    All of the salt in their ketchup casing causes any mineral iron in the tobacco leaf to oxidize. That's where you're getting that taste, Snake.
     
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  7. Vaquero

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    Just seeing those new tins made my mouth water... lucky dog!
     
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  8. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Actually, I wouldn't know anymore. I stopped
    smoking McC about a year ago.
     
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