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The uncut version of the popular Samuel Gawith's Chocolate Flake.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1902)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Samuel Gawith - Chocolate Plug.

Wow, this is one tough plug; it' VERY compacted and hard to slice. It's not all bad though, the flavour's good.

At first, I wanted quite a well rubbed consistency, but after trying diligently to reduce it to a fine crumble I gave up and stuffed some larger cubes than I'd have preferred into my pipe. Due to the size of the pieces of tobacco the pipe's tricky to get lit; I had to use my jet lighter. And then, it needs lots of attention otherwise it keeps going out.

Once lit, the chocolate's quite strong, yet it doesn't seem as potent as some of the chocolate aromatics I've had; it's very easy to taste the added flavour, but it doesn't have that 'stickiness' to it like Bob's Chocolate or some of the others do, it tastes more like the actual coco ingredient than just a chocolate bar; it tastes quite 'refined'.

There isn't too much to say about 'the basics'; meaning the nicotine and tobacco flavour. The nicotine's about medium and the tobacco flavours are a little outshined by the fabulous/natural way the chocolate comes across.

I enjoy this, but sadly I haven't smoked Sam G's flake version for awhile so can draw no comparison. For what it is though, a good blend with a unique chocolate appurtenance, I think three stars is about right.


Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #03

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2457)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is the plug version of SG’s Chocolate Flake, and is very similar with a couple of minor differences. The chocolate topping is fairly light, and not present in every puff. It perks up some here and there, and pleasantly lingers when it does as it plays well with the tobaccos. The Cyprian latakia is smokey, earthy and woodsy sweet, and beefs up the blend without taking over. The Virginia offers grass and citrus, while the burley is mildly molasses sweet with a few nut and earth notes, and is the third star in the mix. The strength is barely medium, while the taste falls a step or two short of that level. The nic-hit is almost mild to medium. It’s a little more rounded, balanced and lightly creamier from the pressing than the Flake version is, so the taste threshold is little less potent. Won't bite, and has no harsh or dull moments. It needs some dry time. Burns slow unless you chop it to pieces. Smokes cool and clean with a smoothly consistent, semi-sweet, lightly savory flavor. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, and requires a lot of relights. Has a short lived, pleasant after taste. An all day smoke.


2 people found this review helpful.