New Shape to Erinmore Flake

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RTOdhner

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So the other day I go to order some more Erinmore, and I noticed that the tin is now shaped like a "regular" flake tin, and not the rectangular shape like I'm accustomed to. This means that the flakes are gonna be shaped differently. I get a little edgy when they change-up pipe tobacco cuz it's been my experience that about fifty percent of the time the change is for the worst. Still, I went and ordered a sleeve.

They came in the mail today, and sure enough those neat little postage stamp sized/shaped flakes are a thing of the past. In their place I found huge rectangular shaped flakes. A little bit of a bummer, since one of the old flakes was just the right size for my Falcon standard Apple bowl. However, one of the new flakes is just perfect for my Falcon classic Istanbul bowl if I use the fold and stuff method. It's now a longer smoke, but with much easier prep. It smokes just as well, if twice as long, and it's giving me what I think is the perfect after work pipe. Still has that wonderful Erinmore flavor, the new tin size/shape fits nicely into my smoking kit, and I think that the Istanbul makes for a better flake bowl.

Not all change is bad, especially when the change results in an improved product - and in this case, I think that they actually managed to improve a product that was already pretty danged good.
 
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