Super Value English Mixture

Notes: Red Virginia, Turkish, burley, Latakia, and perique form the basis for this medium strength English blend. We consider this to be a perfect introduction to English style pipe smoking.


Brand Super Value
Blended By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5 ounce pouch
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.87 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 14, 2017 Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Light to dark in color, this had a pouch aroma of mostly latakia but a deeper snoot also showed the perique scent and some light orientals. This review is based on half a dozen bowls, so take it for what it's worth. I doubt it would show anything further with subsequent bowls but you never know.

I typically don't read other reviews around the time I'm smoking a new blend and there's a reason... Tall Puff O' Burley nailed my review for me and did it better than I ever could. See his review. As he did, I found the flavor in this one to be very dumbed down, although I could taste the constituent tobaccos, at least some of the time. Overall I was bored. To top it off, there's a flavoring of some kind in here but I couldn't place it, and there was a slight but noticeable chemical taste, which I attribute to PG. To be fair, if any blender plans on marketing a blend in a pouch (at least in the U.S), they probably add copious amounts of PG because you never know how long it will sit on a shelf before someone buys it. But it helped to downgrade my rating of this one, along with the too-wispy tobacco flavor. I think it's great that Sutlff has put out an English blend for the OTC market, but for my tastes this one would be useful only as something to puff on (with latakia and perique) while performing some mind-enveloping task. The tobaccos in this blend just don't assert themselves enough for relaxing enjoyment. The day after this was gifted to me, someone sent me a pouch of the John Bull, which I would expect will better this one significantly. We'll see. This is better than I thought it would be based on the blending house and its intended use, and it wasn't bad at all - just sort of pointless in my opinion. Others enjoy it, so I'll leave it for them.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 08, 2016 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable
I just recently finished a sample of this and it was just a "meh" blend for me. I will say that it was better than I expected it to be, but the expectation bar was extremely low.

This reminded me very much of Man's Best Friend and R Blend, but I actually think this one is a little better than both of those blends. It has the feel of a revelation knock off, such is R blend. An American English blend with a very soft latakia touch. Really everything is just too soft on this one for my taste.

I found this one be kind of lacking flavor in the first third, then the flavor does really develop and it is a nutty sweet, yet innocuous, taste. There is variation in the differing elements, but IMO, they all sort of whisper making smoking this a kind of boring pursuit. Sometimes a boring pursuit is something nice to smoke, particularly when the blend is incapable of biting you as this one is. I would think if I was mindlessly puffing while something else was consuming my thoughts, this could be a good thing to be puffing on. The price on this one is, no doubt, an attractive element as well.

To rate a blend like this, I need to compare it to others of the same ilk and I find, that for me, I enjoy the C&D American English blends as they just have more gusto with the elements that are used. Not a direct comparison, but I also would rather smoke blends like 965 or Scottish types that employ burley with latakia such as many Rattray blends.

I am giving this one two stars as there are just too many others that I would rather smoke, even Sutliff's own Revelation Match, which shares a lot of elemental leaves with this one, is far superior to this one IMO. The second star is the price and the fact that it will most likely better anyone's expectations.

I have also put down extremely mild as to a flavoring rating as I think something must have been added as the sweetness seems to be non tobacco derived. I could be wrong.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 31, 2017 Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant
I'm very surprised at the existing reviews not really addressing the Vanilla flavor in this blend. I've never been a fan of the Vanilla /Latakia combo, I find it distracting. I'll agree that it's only a very light use of Vanilla, but I would have really enjoyed this blend had it not been there.

This blend is basically a very mild English, with only a touch of Latakia , a small touch of Perique that doesn't bring a spice and all at a great price. Had this blend had about 10% more Latakia , 5% more Perique and no vanilla, it would have been worthy of an all day blend for me, as is, I won't buy again.
Pipe Used: cob
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 03, 2020 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I will say that it smells kinda nice. Probably the best or a close second as far a the super value brand. Burns well, smokes decent. Nice amount of Latakia, balanced well with some Virginia and Oriental for a little sweetness. I hear there's perique in there somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Seems to be about medium strength. It won't break the bank. It's definitely worth trying. I'm glad I did. I might even buy it again. 3stars for value, 2 stars overall.
Pipe Used: Missouri meerschaum Ozark
Age When Smoked: fresh
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