|I don't know what all the stink is about regarding this blend. After all I tried it expecting something ghastly and found a very mild tobacco that was unoffensive and pleasant at times.
I think the name is misleading - Carnival sounds like a lot of fun and one would expect a FunHouse - in your face - kind of tobacco. This is not the case in this mild blend.
To me - I get buttered popcorn and a little dairy cream. No candied apples or sugary pop that was I hoping for.
Would I order this blend again - probably not. It's not bad...just not great. Smoke this early in the day when you want a mild start the day kind of smoke.
Perhaps they should have called it Movie Art House instead of Carnival.
10/3/10 Actually I am going to upgrade this to Recommended. Bought some more after a few more smokes. The description says it all and - all the elements ARE THERE that interplay throughout the bowl. Candy Apple, buttered popcorn and ice cream - ala Foster's Freeze, yep, yep, yep...I taste them all.
Why the blend got 'dissed' I don't know. I think this is a really nice change of pace aromatic - that not only tastes like tobacco but includes some really nice and pleasant surprises. I recommend this aromatic. Will be in my tobacco rotation for a while. P.S. The blend itself has an awesome pouch aroma where one can get hints of the candied apple and popcorn - nice.