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Mild, Cavendish cased with cherry.

BrandSmoker's Pride
Blended ByLane Limited
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsCavendish
FlavoringCherry
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
2.1
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Ursa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ursa (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend has grown on me over the years. It's an entirely serviceable blend that slowly reveals its charms to the smoker as one gets to know it. This blend demands one's full attention-- slow sipping is required to avoid tongue bite as well as to reveal the complexities of its flavor and aroma. Frequent, controlled draws are needed to keep it satisfactorily aflame. Once mastered, one is rewarded with a flavor palette of brown sugar, toasted marshmallows, pastry, and just a hint of cavendish sweetness. While the overall flavoring is moderately intense at most, its character changes as the bowl goes down, and succeeds at being a rewarding, complex, and satisfying flavor experience. What little cherry there is to be found evidences itself only to the nose, with a room note not unlike that of Prince Albert with a suggestion of cherries added to the bouquet.

Not a blend to be smoked without due effort, this will bite you if smoked casually--say, while performing yard work. Once it does bite, the rest of the bowl is pretty much a lost cause. With that caveat in mind, I cautiously recommend Smoker's Pride Cherry to those seeking a moderately flavored, moderately complex blend at a bargain price. It is a much better blend than such drugstore stalwarts as Middleton's Cherry Blend, Paladin Black Cherry, and Borkum Riff Cherry Liqueur. Cheers!

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TobaccoMan2012 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TobaccoMan2012 (28)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I must say this is a good bulk tobacco. Very good taste in my opinion. Smells great too.

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Bulldog8483 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bulldog8483 (5)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

For some reason I absolutely LOVE the smell of this tobacco and the taste is not bad at all to me either. It is kind of my go to tobacco because it is readily accessible and reasonably priced. Every time I smoke it, I get compliments on the smell of it. It can be prone to tongue bite if smoked quickly or incorrectly, but it is nothing that slowing down and enjoying the smoke can't fix. When someone asks me to recommend them a solid tobacco, I usually point them in the direction of this. It's not a sexy "wow like" tobacco choice, but I can almost guarantee that you will not regret picking up a bag of this stuff!

UPDATE: After months of trying this tobacco in a variety of pipes and smoking it in a variety of different ways I have noticed that it is still a solid tobacco, but more of a 3 star, rather than a 4 star. I definitely prefer the smokers pride black Cavendish a lot more. It smells better and tastes better, so I would encourage anyone wanting to try any of smokers pride blends to try the black Cavendish first, however for the price, pleasant aroma and mild taste both of these flavors are a solid choice. Happy smoking!

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob and $25 Briar

Age When Smoked: fresh from bag and also several weeks/months old

Purchased From: The Smoke Shop, Minnesota, USA

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Mr.Zombert Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr.Zombert (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I am new to pipe smoking so bear with me if you will. Had a great smell I loved it the taste was good but I had a hard time getting the full flavor of the cherry. It is relatively cheap and it comes in a 12.oz bag great bulk tobacco.

All and all I did enjoy it all around it had vary little bite to it, overall it was a great bowl.

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (604)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This blend barely gets two stars from me. It's a cheap, no-nonsense cherry blend that needs to be dried first and smoked slowly afterwards or it'll bite you, and gook up the bottom of your bowl. Nothing remarkable here, but for a cherry fix, it does beat Middleton's Cherry. That's damning with faint praise, but it's the best I can say for it. Smoke it outdoors, which is how I feel about most of the Smoker's Pride blends. I don't know why that makes a difference, but it seems to give a better smoking experience that way.

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Dr.sadik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.sadik (100)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Medium Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

well i love aromatics and i prefer my tobacco to be cheap..so i gave this one a try. it has a borad rough cut to it, takes the fire very well and if smoked slowly can spare your tounge to smoke another day. the flavors are nice not as overwhelming cherry as captain black but still enjoyable and the price is just about right. my only draw back is that my surroundings didnt find the smell to be acceptable and that is the reason why i will not be buying it any more.

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Three_Pipe_Problem Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Three_Pipe_Problem (2)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A good all-around tobacco, from what I've seen. I've had a bag for a while, only breaking the seal today. Walking through the woods for about 5 hours, having 2 pipes of this, I have to say it is a good go-to smoke in this situation: wanting something that tastes and smells good, but not wanting to take the limited edition hiking. I am very susceptible to tongue bite, but I noticed none from this tobacco. The strength varies on the pack, in my opinion, because I had first a heavy pack, then a light. Both were mild-ish, and the flavoring is ok, but has a bit of a, "you're smoking cheap tobacco," touch to it. If you can get past that, it's a pretty good bang for the buck. I won't smoke it every day, but it's a nice entry tobacco.

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Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (106)
★☆☆☆
Medium Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

The only positive thing that can be said of this stuff is that it tastes better than Paladin and it is cheaper.

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Taylor3006 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taylor3006 (47)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

Not much to say about this blend, ordered it with hopes of a decent cherry blend to mix with. I tried some straight and am very disappointed. It smells of cherry (lightly) and tastes a bit like cherry but otherwise a harsh smoke. Has a definite "chemically" taste to it that reminds me of ether. Paladin has a much stronger cherry taste IMHO. On the upside it burns well, stays lit, and leaves no goop in the bowl. There is only a slight tongue bite to it, have had much worse. I can not recommend this to anyone.

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happy jack Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
happy jack (25)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

I know some of you may have read my reviews on cherry cased tobaccos, and that I am not very fond of them,...And with many to choose from, you may question " Why Smokers Pride Cherry ". It's a Cavendish, not burly, and I use it when blending oone of my favorite OTCs, " Half and Half", some how this union brings out a very pleasing aromatic room note with a good nic kick, and a gent's corn cob, or apple wood. Im a simple man who likes the best of both worlds, this is the poor mans mix, that pleases. Alone,...Maybe not a good idea, but give it a whirl, you may like it,.. I have to give it a star for price, and a star for the mix, 2 stars. Happy Jack, happy puffing

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Roddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Roddy (41)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Traded with a local fellow for about an ounce of this stuff. He wanted to try my Squadron Leader and it's all he had to trade. I want my SL back!

It was goopy and overpowering with cherry. My wife liked the smell but I sure didn't like the taste. It didn't bite me but felt like it was going to at any moment. A thinly veiled threat that it could live up to easily.

I tried adding a considerable amount of Latakia to this in hopes of overpowering the cherry. No luck. It remained in the background like some heckler trying to get your goat. Speaking of goats, I'm not sure a goat could eat this stuff.

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CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (71)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Similar to other reviews(and reviewers), I was worried about taking the plunge to cheap bagged bulk blends, but since the price of tobacco has skyrocket in my area I was left with little choice. As soon as i saw that this particular brand is produced by Lane Ltd I was very optimistic. I can say with confidence and an un-biased palate that every Lane blend ive tried has either been enjoyable or I could see how it would be enjoyed by certain smokers with specific tastes.Upon opening the bag the pouch aroma was equisite and divine, similar to cherry tarts, it reminded me of various Danish Christmas or holiday tobaccos ive tried over the years(in aroma)I could not detect any pronounced artificial casings or flavours, but im sure they are there. The cut was ideal for packing pipes; loose rough cut, but uniform similar to Granger or possibly the Capt. From what I could gather this blend consists of bright virginias, mild burlys and broad cut cherry cavendish. It packed well and took the match with capital success. The aroma of warm homemade cherry jam or pie filling was delightful, and was finished with a creamy buttery smooth note that i havent been able to identify yet(possibly pecans or almonds)I puffed hard to coax a bite with little success, it burned cool with lots of unmasked tobacco flavour, which I cant say for most cherry blends regardless of the price tag. It burned down to the finest white ash ive had to date, and left no dottle or slugs in the bowl.I have never been so pleasantly surprised or so impressed with a blend whether cheap or expensive. I was overwhelmed with the quality and overall enjoyment i got out of this blend, it was truly memorable.This blend will now become a regular in my pouch and at this price I will never feel guilty, a true pleasure in pipe smoking. This is one of these taboo blends everyone should try once, regardless of taste, preference or pride. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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lycus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lycus (4)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I got this on a whim one day when my usual tobaccos had dried-up at home, and I wanted something to smoke. Unfortunately the local 'tobacco' store sells nothing one couldn't find at Walgreens, so I got this.

I hadn't purchased a drug store tobacco prior to this, and I found its cut to be strange (parts look like large red pepper flakes, others like long strands of cigarette tobacco). It smokes cool, but it has little to no perceivable taste. Perhaps it tastes something like a cheap cherry cigar, but milder? I don't know.

Most people do find the room note pleasant, hell, I find it pleasant myself. I've had one person comment that she disliked it, but she disliked cherry in general. I recall it having left a nice note in my car after smoking it, but there's more to a pipe tobacco than its aroma. At least there should be. In the case of this tobacco there is not. I'd only recommend this if you just want /something/ to smoke, and make a room smell nice.

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Ricochet Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ricochet (7)
★★★☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I like this stuff right well.

It has a very strong cherry pouch scent that's rather medicinal. Bear in mind, however, that the cherry syrup traditionally used in compounding medicines is based on the juice of the red sour cherry Prunus cerasus, a.k.a. "pie cherry," and our association of it with medicine is a learned one. I think the flavoring in this stuff is the real deal, or a very good imitation of it. May well be both, cherry juice augmented with artificial flavoring.

On initial lightup it burns hot and will bite your tongue if you're not careful. It has a bit of a harsh, bitter taste. After it burns down a bit and is retamped it settles down to a nice mild smoke. The slight residual trace of bitterness is inherent to cherry, I think, and isn't unpleasant. The aroma from the bowl and the room note are wonderful. I don't think it tastes quite as good as the black cavendish or vanilla cavendish, but the smell is enough to make me keep it around and smoke it regularly. It is heavenly!

Straight from a new pouch it burned dry in a bulldog that always gurgles a bit with BCA.

There may be better cherry aromatics around, but I'll give this one a lot of points for its price.

It seems to me that blending it half and half with the vanilla cavendish would be a natural option, and I'll try that shortly.

Yep! It makes a great blend! Neither overpowers the other. You can smell and taste both in a nicely balanced mix. Great stuff! A terrific "dessert aromatic." I love it! Be aware that any pipe you try cherry in will taste and smell like cherry for a good while if you switch back to other stuff, though.

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (140)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Really bad, harsh, foul stuff!

If you want a cheap cherry blend, either go to the local tobacconist and try the house cherry, or just save up and buy MacBarens Cherry Ambrosia, it is light years better than this.

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OrionMN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OrionMN (1)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Started smoking this brand when I first started smoking a pipe. Mainly becuase of its low cost at the Casinos in bulk. I've noticed over the years it changes somewhat. I don't know if they change the mixture or if its the crop. I do find it more enjoyable if I "spike" it with Latakia; gives it more of a kick!

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squonk12 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
squonk12 (4)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I just did a review of the Smoker's Pride Vanilla, and one thing that this blend has in common with the vanilla is that it has something "rough" about it. I don't know if this is something that I would find in all of the Smoker's Pride blends, or only in these two. I have only tried the cherry and the vanilla. There is a definite taste and aroma of cherry. I'll even go as far as saying that it is somewhat authentic, reminding me of cherries picked off a tree, but again there is this roughness issue that counterbalances the flavor, and the only thing that I can imagine what it could be compared to, upon further reflection of this matter, is that of taking a piece of cardboard and sucking on it. I would rather smell this than smoke this, although I have a big bag of this in the deep freeze, and can't quite bring myself to throw it out just yet.

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PipeSmokerForLife Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipeSmokerForLife (10)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I guess I might be a little more generous with my review than the above reviewer. Now, first of all, I am not a regular fan of cheap drug store type blends. However, I do not all together reject a good bulk blend from my local tobacconist either. And I have pretty much smoked or at least tried most of the Lane Limited blends that are out there in bulk and have more or less enjoyed them. That even includes Captain Black and it's permutations. But when I was given a bag of 12 ounce Smokers Pride Cherry the other night for my birthday, two thoughts ran simultaneously through my head. First, "OH GREAT SCOTT...SHE BOUGHT ME A DRUG STORE BUDGET BLEND...HEAVEN HELP ME THROUGH THIS 12 OUNCE BAG OF YUK". The second thought..."HMMMM....MADE BY LANE LIMITED.....NOT BAD....HMMMMMM....THEY MAKE PRETTY GOOD STUFF.....AW WELL, MIGHT AS WELL GIVE IT A TRY". As much as I had mixed feelings about this blend, it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, it is a Cavendish that has Cherry casing and yes, it stays with the bowl after smoking. But the Cherry is not as overpowering as Paladins Black Cherry...nor is it as bland an uninspiring as Middletons Cherry. (two other drug store brands that I have tried in the pass and thought it would be fair to compare Smokers Pride Cherry to). Nor does Smokers Pride Cherry stay in the bowl as drudgingly as Half & Half does. (Yes, on occasion and desparation I have also smoked this...but more or less out of respect to my paternal grand father, may he rest in peace). Of course, I may not be being as objective as I should about this blend, because I have only been smoking it in my Meerschaums and have not yet tried it in any of my briars. And lately since the P & T smoking contest that got me reinterested in Meerschaums, it may be a very long time if ever when I do go back to my briars or at least try this blend out in a briar. Several things should be noted. First, I did not think that Smokers Pride Cherry had such a terrible bite. In fact, it did not have any bite to me at all. Perhaps, it is because I have to pack my Meerschaum bowl differently than a briar inorder to get a good draft. Second, it did not smoke moist either. The only thing that did disappoint me is the fact that I did not get as long as a smoke from this blend as I thought I would. But then of course, this Smokers Pride Cherry is still a budget blend. If any readers would ask..."Would I smoke this again?". My reply would be..."Perhaps not...but maybe not right away on a regular basis". It's too bad I did not know the previous reviewer personally, because I wouldn't have minded if he would have given me his bag of Smokers Pride Cherry for me to smoke on occassion.

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EconoPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
EconoPipe (15)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I am a big fan of Lane Limited Cherry flavored tobacco products. I feel that their Very Cherry bulk tobacco and their Captain Black Cherry are the quintessential cheery tobaccos that taste exactly like they smell and have a flavor more akin to a cherry lifesaver instead of Cherry Night Quil. Thus, when I found a 12 oz bag of Smoker?s Pride Cherry Pipe tobacco for only $6.49 I figured, wow what a deal! It smells like Very Cherry and since it is made by Lane Limited it will taste close, or just as good for half the price! Sadly, I was wrong. It didn?t even taste half as good actually, it was just plain bad. Instead of the cherry lifesaver taste I have come to expect from Lame Limited products I was hit with a chemical cherry flavor that reminded my of the Cherry flavored Night Quil that I hate in cough syrups and hate even more on tobacco. The tobacco has extreme bite. Bite so bad I have never experienced it on any other tobacco. Even when smoked easily and cooly in a filtered pipe, it offended terribly. I could not escape the horrid over powering chemical tasting cherry flavor or harsh bite. I did the only thing I could do that did not involve losing 6 bucks and change. I offered it to my friends to see if maybe I was a bit too harsh on it. My friend Dan agreed with me and after a pipeful gave the bag back to me. I next tried to pawn it off on my friend Matt that just loved Borkum Riff Whiskey so I figured he might actually like it. After a pipe full, he too gave the bag back to me and proceeded to smoke 5 bowls of the Borkum just to get that taste out of his mouth. It sure is a sad day when you must smoke Borkum Riff Whiskey to make anything taste better. I was finally ready just to throw it away as losing friends over 6 bucks was insane even to a tightwad like me when my friend DJ, inquired if he could have a bowl full of that great smelling tobacco in the bag. I gave the bag to him with mixed feelings and was shocked to see him enjoy it with great delight. He enjoyed it so much he asked me for the bag even offering to buy it off of me! I was more than happy to give it to him as I sure was not going to ruin my tongue again. The funny thing is this is actually all he smokes now. I either ruined his tongue or turned him on to his favorite pipe tobacco. I like to think that it was the latter but sadly, I think it just killed his taste buds. In closing, I was rather shocked as I have smoked all the other Smoker?s Pride offering and I must say rather enjoyed them. It really is a shame considering if someone picks this up as their first experience with Smoker?s Pride they will most likely throw it out after a few pipe fulls and never give any Smoker?s Pride offerings a chance or any cheap tobacco a chance again for that matter. Definitely not recommended even though I have one friend that liked it.

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