I first tried this blend more than 20 years ago, and I was less than overwhelmed, but my wife really enjoyed the room note. I decided to give it another chance a couple of months ago so I purchased a 2 oz package and gave it a whirl. When I started on the pouch it was just OK for me. Nothing special, but not bad. Here's the thing though, When the bag was finished, I was a little disappointed, so I bought another, and then another. The odd thing is, I now notice that I reach for the 1-Q more often than any of the 29 other blends I have "in stock". The more of it I smoke, the more nuanced and interesting it becomes. Sometimes the flavor is purely vanilla. Other times it takes on a sugar cookie note, and occasionally I'll get a hint of caramel and pecan. Yesterday I went to the shop, and now I have 1.5 pounds. Merry Christmas to me!