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Choice tobacco. Very mild tobacco for all day puffing.

BrandVan Erkoms
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging25g, 50g, 100g Pouch
CountryZA
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
3.8
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RobT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RobT (2)
★★★★
Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Gents this traditional South African Blend is unlikely to go out of fashion - ever. It is inexpensive, mild enough for an all day smoke, has a great 'honest' room note, and a burley like appeal. I will never have this blend missing from my list.

Rob

4 people found this review helpful.

Papa Koala Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Papa Koala (8)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Perhaps I should stop reviewing these SA brands and just keep them as a 'best kept secret'. Super stuff. Have a bowl of this with a strong cup of tea and a cinnamon biscuit, "perfect!"

3 people found this review helpful.

mo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mo (79)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

Hi all.

I have always pulled up my nose at this blend until some elderly gentleman basically put it in my pipe and handed it to me.

It has a very light burly taste thats is unlike most burly mixtures in that it does not get bitter. Its mild tasting with a decent tobacco flavour and medium vitn. Its not bad. I have been smoking this exclusively for a few weeks and am not tiring of it.

Its well priced and a very decent smoke. What more does one want?

Mo, helderberg40@gmail.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Burney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Burney (8)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable

This is as advertised, a very nice smoke for every day puffing. I however find it has a tendency to die on you when you least expect it.

It is a very nice "neutralizer" for some of the aromatics out there. It works particularly well for Rum & Maple. This particular mixture however has a tendency to engage you in conversation halfway threw the bowl. Thus, keep a pipecleaner handy, or practice your wrist flick, actually my favorite way to get rid of oil.

1 person found this review helpful.

Timonmeerkat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Timonmeerkat (3)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is my second favourite tobacco next to Jock (also Van Erkoms). Very affordable. An everyday smoker. I also inhale my pipe and this inhales fine :)

1 person found this review helpful.

Pyp Oosthuizen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pyp Oosthuizen (3)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I grew up with my dad smoking this tobacco and the smell of it is what inspired me to take up the fine art of pipe smoking. This tobacco is suprisingly good considering the price and something that you can smoke all day. It also works good in house blends, especially when paired with an aromatic.

Pipe Used: Keyser

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Superspar in Reitz, South Africa

Similar Blends: Van Erkoms Jock and Leonard Dinglers Golden Shag.

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twaksak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
twaksak (54)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Again, like Jock, I was skeptical of our SA blends but this one also surprised me. Good honest unadultered tobacco.

In the bag: a fresh earthy (typical South African blends) aroma with clear notes of dried fruit / peaches. A nutty flavour was also slightly present.

At first light the peaches / dried fruit was evident and as it fades away, the plain earthy tobacco with a slight nuttiness remains.

Throughout the bowl, this earthy genuine tobacco remains and leaves you with a pleasant smoke.

Pipe Used: Savinelli, Nording

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TarantulaDan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TarantulaDan (1)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

I find this to be a great everyday smoke and its bland enough to add my own flavoring. i'm new to pipe smoking having recently switched to pipe from cigarettes

Pipe Used: Briar

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