New pipe smoker here and I have had a great time trying all the blends out there and enjoying reading all the posts here at PSF. I have gone through probably 15 different blends, several being very good vanillas, but just hit a huge bump in the road with this Planta black vanilla mixture. I have 3 tins of this which I have opened 2 mainly cause I thought the first one was bad. There is quite a bit of rust around the inner seal of both tins that can only be detected after it has been opened. The smell is not vanilla but a very stought sour smell that I can't even describe. It doesn't smoke any differently than the smell either. Kinda like a sour warhead is what it tastes like, very potent. Not quite sure what to think, and was hopeing someone had tried this blend and can confirm this. I can't see how it would be called vanilla with a taste like this but thought I would check nontheless before I tossed them. I have tried this in 3 different pipes I have, all with the same result.