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Blended by hand from loose cut Virginia tobaccos, rounded with ready rubbed Burley, Black Cavendish and Oriental leaf.

Notes: Formerly known as "Mango and Vanilla", due to regulations this blend is now called "Golden Harmony" and it now comes in a 40 grams pouch. Also, the recipe has been changed a bit. The old pouch description was, "A blend of selected, slightly toasted Virginia and burley tobaccos. The aroma of mellow mango fruit topped with a touch of vanilla gives this mixture a unique tropical character."

BrandHolger Danske
Blended ByPlanta
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringMango, Vanilla
Packaging40 grams pouch, 50 grams pouch, 100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (136)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Highly aromatic tin note. After initial flavor burst of vanilla and fruit, it settles into a pleasant fruit flavor with a little vanilla-type nuance. As you progress through the bowl, I get an astringency which reminds me of grapefruit (astringency, not flavor). Further into it, a nice burley comes to the front, with the fruit and astringency in the background. Stayed lit on one light, post char. Clean bowl.

Pipe Used: Stanwell, MM

Age When Smoked: undated; bought 2 months ago

Purchased From: The Briary, Homewood, AL

3 people found this review helpful.

milabros1981 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
milabros1981 (10)
Medium Extra Strong Overwhelming Very Strong

I wanted to buy an aromatic tobacco. Went to the tobacco store near to my place, grab that, went back home, packed the pipe. OMG.....!! I don't want to bury this tobacco, I just didn't liked it at all...too much flavor, too much aroma, it seems that if I put an aromatic candle in the bowl it wouldn't be that different...I'll just pass.

2 people found this review helpful.

TheJayBee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheJayBee (75)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

If you are a fan of sweet aromatic pipe tobacco and if you are not a big fan of cavendish at the same time, this tobacco is then for you!

I somewhat enjoyed it, but I don't think I will buy it again, since I don't enjoy very sweet tobaccos.

2 people found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (84)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Thick cut rather promising looking tobacco out of the pouch. Fragrant aroma of, rather surprisingly, Vanilla and something fruity that may well be mango.

It's rather moist but not unpleasantly so and needs a little rubbing before loading.

First mouthful is also promising. There is vanilla in there for sure, mango - possibly. Progress through the bowl requires frequent relighting and the tobacco itself becomes rather messy and needs a lot of tamping and prodding. Maybe my inexperience though, relatively new to the art of pipe smoking as I am.

Three quarters of the way through I got a nasty backbite and the bowl got hotter than hell. Returning to the pipe after letting it cool wasn't that much better and again it took no time to bite me again.

Returning to the tobacco after resting it a while did little to either improve the flavour or the tendancy towards biting. Mrs RW made no comment on the aroma, hence 'tolerable'.

A disappointing blend then, with only the whisper of vanilla/mango. I shan't be repeating this purchase anytime soon.

Pipe Used: All

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: SmokeKing (Greens of Leeds)

2 people found this review helpful.

Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
Mild Strong Full Pleasant

Where is the mango in this stuff? It neither smells nor tastes like mango, but to some strong chemical. If there's some tobacco here, I sure couldn't tell. It also burns way too hot.

If I could give it 1.5 stars I would (just because I have tried some aromatics that are even worse than this one, i.e. Borkum Reef's).

2 people found this review helpful.

calavera Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
calavera (26)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

This is a quality aromatic. The casing tastes like fruit and pastry. The underlying tobacco is good and can stand on its own. I usually don't smoke aromatics, but this one has a permanent place in my rotation.

I rate it four stars as an aromatic, but I would only give it three stars in a blend to blend comparison.

It can get bitter and nasty at the bottom of the bowl sometimes.

2 people found this review helpful.

Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (128)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a good aromatic and I would rate it 3 stars if there weren't so many mixtures available that are even better. It didn't bite or leave any goop in my pipe as so many other aros do. I enjoyed the tin of it but I doubt I will ever get another.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1478)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Holger Danske Mango and Vanilla. The aroma from this is mostly Vanilla, there is a slight fruity touch to it but the Vanilla definitely outweighs the fruit. The mixture has a good level of moisture to it so it can be used straight away. My blend appears to contain an equal amount of each of the two varieties of weed, all in even sizes. When I am smoking this I feel a touch perplexed, the taste is diametric to what the aroma led me to believe. I thought the Vanilla would take the lead, leaving the Mango way back but to my surprise the fruit takes the pole position making the Vanilla seem redundant. At the beginning the flavour is pleasant enough but after the first ten minutes it develops a bitter flavour which is not a pleasure as it leaves a coating of gloop in my mouth. The nicotine in Mango and Vanilla is not too much, so if you desire "N" for satisfaction then it may require deep inhalations! I must say that this bites me hard, even when sipped I still get bit by it. Mind you though, we all vary for that so it may just be that it's not suited to my pallet. The room note with mine is a good one. Not overly aromatic or sweet but a lighter tobacco one with a delicate fruitiness to it. The burn from this is consistent, from start to finish it only needs a touch of the flame if I put it aside to talk for too long and when the pipe is finished there is only a very small amount of dottle left behind. I score this two stars as for me it has a few issues which are not compensated for by the taste, a bit boring!

Pipe Used: Comoys Elegance

Age When Smoked: 5 months

Purchased From: Smoke King

1 person found this review helpful.

cigarcohiba Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cigarcohiba (30)
Mild to Medium Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Easy smoke but does not give the Mango and Vanilla note.

1 person found this review helpful.

Zeno_Croatia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Zeno_Croatia (7)
Mild Medium Mild Tolerable

I don't recommend this. It was too strong in room note, too fruity for my taste, not very pleasant... Maybe I should try to smoke it outside in the spring or summer, but now, in the middle of winter I find it a bit too flavored.

I think I will just let it age a bit in my jar and try it in the summer, maybe update my review then...

1 person found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (217)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

If I am not mistaken, I believe this is the same blend that was once sold in the C.B. Perkins pipe stores as Mutiny On The Bounty and was the first "out of the jar" tobacco I ever purchased way back when. As a new pipe smoker at the time, it was one of the first few blends that I ever smoked. I purchased it because the salesman was smoking it and it smelled delicious. It was an awakening to find that as one smokes, you never experienced that wonderful room aroma that attracts so many to the pipe. Never-the-less, I enjoyed this blend very much. Not much in the way of tobacco taste, but the taste of sweet mango and vanilla was always present. Never goopy, never hot; a truly wonderful introduction to the art of pipe smoking.

I still have a small amount stashed away from the last time I purchased it - perhaps 20 years ago! I've since graduated to other, more tobacco-tasteful blends, but on occasion, I take the sample out just for the bag aroma and am immediately transported back to those early days of my coming to the pipe. I wish the local C.B. Perkins was still around as it would have remained a regular haunt of mine. In my immediate vicinity, J & R is the only local that has any pipe tobacco; mostly Mac Baren(many of my favorites)and some American drugstore blends - and lately, not much of either. I truly miss smelling the samples from the glass jars before making my purchase! If HD Mango and Vanilla is the same blend, I recommend it without reservation.

UPDATE: 8-25-09 I recently purchased a tin of HD Mango & Vanilla and would have to say that this is not the same as the C.B. Perkins Mutiny On The Bounty I mentioned in my original review. The HD version is predominantly mango in tin aroma and taste. Not bad, just not the same as the CBP version. In spite of the casings, it did not smoke overly hot - just a mild tongue tingling from time to time. In spite of its flavorings, it did taste of tobacco - albeit mildly so. It certainly was a sweet enough smoke, but not sickeningly so. The mango flavoring remained throughout the smoke, and there was no moisture or dottle to speak of. By the way, the vanilla was indeed a small "touch" since I detected very little in the tin aroma but it did add a nice sweetness which enhanced the mango flavoring. I can give it a personal and solid "recommended with 3 stars" for those times when you want a sweet tasting aromatic as a change of pace. For the true aromatic fancier, easily 4 stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Okay, this one surprised me. I have recently been going through my "tobacco cellar," and trying blends I've had stocked up for years. This is one I purchased years ago from that wonderful Dan Tobacco catalog that is no more.

Yes, Mango is right at the top of the tin and drips all the way to the bottom in heavy waves. It smokes that way, too. Make sure you use a pipe dedicated to aromatics. The flavor remains long after the leaf (nice, ribbon cut), is gone.

This one bears little resemblance to what I normally smoke. But, I liked the sweetness. I think "fun," is the descriptive I would use regarding how I felt about the couple of bowls I smoked. The rest of the tin will show up at my pipe club's tobacco bar with my compliments.

1 person found this review helpful.

MrAbstracto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MrAbstracto (2)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Found this at my local B&M and just couldn't pass it up as this was on my "must try" list back when I was a strictly aromatic only smoker. Upon opening the tin I was almost knocked off my feet by the oh-so-close to overpowering aroma of the casing. I was afraid that it would be too much, but once I loaded a bowl in my trusty cob I was pleasantly surprised to find that the taste of the tobacco isn't overpowered by the casing. Very sweet, a tad on the "goopy" side I wouldn't smoke this in anything but a cheap cob or a briar dedicated to aromatics. Overall, as aromatics go this is very good. Makes a nice 'dessert bowl'.

1 person found this review helpful.

cigarman43035 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cigarman43035 (15)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

This aromatic was a true delight to smoke. This tobacco has no bite and is full of wonderful mango flavor!

1 person found this review helpful.

BOWLBRO Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This was one of the first blends I smoked when I started pipesmoking again, as my palate was not quite educated, I could really find no real discernable flavoring. It smoked nicely though, and I could tell it was a quality tobacco. There are plenty of domestic blends that can offer similar or better qualities for a better price. The hot looking bartender chicks, however, really dug the room note, so for that, i can recommend it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Nick O'Teen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick O'Teen (90)
Mild Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Like smoking an air freshener.

This one smells great and tastes awful. If that isn't bad enough, it will also roast your mouth.

Remove the tin lid and set it out for use as an air freshener. After the scent fades, throw it out, but beware, your garbageman may consider this toxic waste and charge you extra for hauling it away.

1 person found this review helpful.

elias Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
elias (9)
Mild Extra Strong Very Full Tolerable


I did not throw the pouch away. Three months later for some unclear reason I decided to give it another try.

Now the casing is not as intense. Most of it must have evaporated, so the tobacco can be smoked. For me, this means an upgrade to "somewhat recommended".


I only decided to review this blend because of my huge disappointment.

I do not think that the tobaccos in this blend are of any significance. There is an extremely strong chemical flavor of rotten Mango, which hides away everything else.

It is the first pouch of tobacco I did not manage to finish, no matter how hard I tried.

I would recommend Brebbia Allegro Mixture #4 as an alternative to the curious.

1 person found this review helpful.

Maimonides Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Maimonides (70)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Only smoking aromatics on occasion, I was pleasantly suprised. What a nice tropical like vanilla. A nice change from the usual. It will burn you, of course- A great one for the tool box. I suspect it might have calories.....

1 person found this review helpful.

giturra Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
giturra (31)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco offers a nice fruity variation on the vanilla theme, even though I'm not 100% sure it's mango I'm tasting, but the vanilla you can definetly taste, and yes it can burn a bit too wet anc cause tongue bite if not smoked properly, but is without a doubt a good tasing nice smelling aromatic, i bought a few pouches, and plan to keep some around for cool evenings. Enjoy!

1 person found this review helpful.

ToboldHornblower Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ToboldHornblower (15)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I highly recommend this blend as an aromatic. The tobacco is quality and you can taste it. The mango does emerge while smoking in both the aroma and the taste but it is not excessive or too sweet. I haven't really tasted the vanilla in the 6 or so bowls I've smoked. Aromatic lovers should definitely try this blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

Augie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Augie (6)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I tend to begin the day with the kind of smoke that gently awakens the taste buds, yet povides the unmistakenable 'tobacco' taste this delivers. My other 'morning' blend is perhaps a crisp Nougut. For several months I've been smokeless, due to oral 'implant' surgery which is very 'no exceptions to the abstenience [ that is to say: not one teeney, weenie puff, PERIOD] OK, ok, my ability to propely masticate is more important. However, I had a tin, between my leg on the wheelchair I use. And the aroma of mangos and vanilla made my mouth water. The 'tropical' aroma of this blend is half of the attrction. Also, it is a big hit with the fairer sex and I have heard of an instance where a young man bought his spouse a 'petite' small pipe with this brand 'cause she's wild about mangos! Was a big hit, she loved it! Well, enough of this. If your 'morning' smoke has to be mild and pleasant, yet not that sickly and syruppy overpowering taste. If you want a tobacco that has that deffinite Virginia/burley taste try it. Your mate will love you for it! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

1 person found this review helpful.

Commons Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Commons (18)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

My girlfriend is a big fan of mangoes, so when I surprised her one night with a ladies' pipe, I included a package of this tobacco by Holger Danske. It's a relatively mild tobacco, and it's of contrasting colours with a bit of an orange tint to it (you might even say 'Mango-flesh tint'). The first time I opened the pouch and took a sniff I was immediately reminded of a fruity granola bar. (Given the fact that it was pressed tightly together, it even looked like you could snack on it.) It has a very faint, mellow vanilla undertone to it, but the bouquet is prodominantly fruity.

I've been smoking this tobacco for a while now, and I've grown fond of it. The label declares it as an, "Exotic mixture with extract of ripe mango fruits and Vanilla aroma." I'm not entirely certain if my tastebuds are refined enough to mark it as mango, but there is definitely citrus present in the taste and in the pleasant room smell given off when being smoked. Although fruity, like a mango, it's a laid-back flavour that isn't overpowering. I can smoke it often and for a long time without tiring of the taste. When enough moisture collects on my tongue I can suck some of the fruity 'extract' from it. Yummy. On the whole, however, the vanilla gets lost in the stronger (albeit pleasant) fruit-flavour.

1 person found this review helpful.

Stuttgarter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stuttgarter (5)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Tolerable

It is a nice aromatic, actually among all aromatics that I've smoked this one deserves a try.

You will not notice much of the taste you want... neither mango nor vanilla will catch your attention, but it has some fruitty unclear taste that I think is nice but not very special. Make sure to use a pipe for aromatics, I recomend a corncob pipe.

Room note is not that great but pleasant, the people around you will not get impressed. The smell out of the tin is just fantastic, unfortunatelly it does not translate into the tobacco itself!

If you're looking for a nice aromatic or in the begining of your pipe experience this is a good start in aromatics.

* Make sure to dry out a bit, aromatics tend to burn hot when too moist! Let it take some fresh air ;)

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