I was in a local cigarette shop last week and noticed they have started carrying some OTC's. among them Lanes version of H&H. I learned to smoke the pipe 7 or8 years ago from a bit of a tobacco snob consequently it was a year or two till I tried any OTC tobacco. When I did one of the first I tried was H & H because that's what my grandfather smoked. Pipe smoking was a big part of granddads life, tho it was always H&H in a corn cob. The smell of the pouch and the room note of his smoke was magical to me as a kid. Well the pouch I tried a few years ago was disappointing...it had changed. Yesterday ( after reading about the Lane version here somewhere) I splurged $4.60 and snagged a pouch. On opening the pouch I was thrilled by the smell, this is what granddad smoked. I can't vouch for the taste being the same but it was pleasant enough and the room note and pouch smell was close enough that I spent most of yesterday smoking Half & Half in a couple of cobs remembering Granddad. Money well spent.