I can remember seeing 2-3 tins on the shelf a few months back at a local B&M and it was priced at $15 & change. I picked up a tin of Escudo instead! Never smoked 3 Nuns, never really cared to until now..........lessons learned. Try 'em all then sort it out! Seeing it at nearly $200/tin makes me think I should have picked up at least one to give this "hi-dollah" toby a "go" and see if it really is that good. It probably is or was but I didn't. I bet they are no longer on the shelf anymore.
There's a few 3Nuns on evil-bay now for much less (like $35-40-ish). One looks Euro in origin (point of original sale). Is this stuff really that good? Because that kind of moolah would buy me a half to a full pound of others I like......
I acctually picked up a tin of bell´s 3 nuns today, but a round 50gram tin (thats why i searched and found this thread) i´ve been filled with scepticism about latakia but it was´nt bad =) the baccy was small round "flakes"?
But really, 85 smackers??? wish i could share my tin with you guys!!!
Mine only costed 19 (wich is pretty much a standarprice for 50gram tins so in the long run i guess US prices are more humane)
ohh, then i´ve been wrongly informed, and ever since a smelled a jar with pure Latakia i´ve been scared away, util today, and now im scared again
But i guess 1-2% of it cant be that sharp, and really, does anyone smoke pure Latakia
Still, that tin of 3Nuns were fine in my opinon, somehow it reminded me of "caravelle" a baccy i bought a few times when i still lived in sweden, not at all the same but somewhere there was a note that made me think of it =)
I've got a couple of tins of the European current stuff. It's great, solid tobacco flavor, and enough nic to put you in your place! I will grab more tins the next time I go, but I won't be paying $85 for it!