|I believe that Hayward Mixture is an old an honoured blend. Apparently a proud past is no guarantee against a shameful present.
Opening the tin (yes, I bought the large container, will I never learn?), a sour, unpleasant smell filled the room. There was an unremarkable sight of various chopped leaves, all the shades of brown possible. Sadly, it smoked as it smelled: sour, with a touch of Latakia. I have tried "Hayward" twice this year; same results both times, no matter the pipe. It may say something that the opened tin stayed "fresh" after eight months. And what it says is not too nice.
I really wanted to like this...I found it impossible; I do hope that another reviewer will examine this blend, there must be some merit to it.