Cornell & Diehl Christmas Blend 2016 (Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose)

A warm mug of cocoa flecked with marshmallow. It's cold outside. Your pipe's alight. It's looking like it might snow. If bright, gold Virginias fulfill your Christmas wish, blend in some reds. It's quite a spread. With burley and cavendish. A blend for the season, warmed with Christmas cheer makes our "Corncob Pipe and a Button Nose" for the best day of the year!


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Jeremy Reeves
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
Cut Cube
Packaging 2 oz, 8oz tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 27, 2016 Medium Very Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable
I am sorry to say I do not share the good vibes others have written concerning this blend, or for that matter, ANY of the numerous blends from this company. The overwhelming taste of this tobacco really turns me off....mainly the grassy, hay taste, and I could not get past it. The cut of the blend reminded me of the bottoms of tins and bags of tobacco where it is so fine, it literally clogs up the air hole of the pipe. I was really looking forward to trying this blend out, and I was VERY disappointed. I felt I was smoking a pipe full of mowed grass.
Pipe Used: Corncob, Sasieni Pembroke
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and Cigars
Age When Smoked: Right out of tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 18, 2020 Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant
C&D- Corncob pipe and a Button Nose

I cracked this tin from 2019 open the other day at pipe club, I was on the prowl for a nice cocoa flavored aromatic and boy did this fall short, I had two bowls and gave the rest of the tin away.

I found the cut to be paper thing and weird, the smell was fantastic as with most aromatics, but the flavor did not translate. This never burned hot for me, and smoked relatively well.

This blend had been sitting in my cabinet since it’s 2019 tin date, was slightly moist but lit easily.

I’ve resigned myself to the fate that I will most likely never find a true aromatic were the smell of the tobacco translates to the flavor.

Also the cocoa flavor in this one was a little off, not chocolatey, and very artificial. Seeing as I found nothing great about this.

Pipe Used: MM general
Age When Smoked: 3-4 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 21, 2018 Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant
Corn Cob Pipe (and a Button Nose), Cornell and Diehl 1 star

Weird! Weird components, weird name, weird taste, weird cut. Weird even for a “seasonal” blend.

Weird aromatic blend. Tin description says Red Virginia, Burley, Cavendish, cocoa and (marshmallow if you can believe it). Other sites indicate Vanilla and Chocolate. Cornell and Diehl usually have outstanding quality of tobacco, impossible to say exactly what the quality of tobacco is in this blend.

Tin note is so confusing I cannot comment on what it smells like.

Easy to light, burns steady (regrettably), no relights needed. Like most aromatics, burns hot. Puts out a lot of smoke, and actually a pleasant room note which may be the only reason to smoke this stuff. It sort of smells like pipe tobacco.

Bland mild smoke, no strength, not mild, no strength and not much flavor. No nic. I cannot really taste any of the so-called Christmas flavors. Cut is cube cut (actually more like granules) with flecks of Virginia leaf that somehow escaped the coffee bean grinder this was apparently run through.

I am very confused how this gets high ratings. I cannot taste any of the flavors noted by others. I guess one could smoke it Christmas night and leave a mild pleasing room note so the rug rats would think Santa came by. Poor Santa if this is what he has to endure on his sojourn. Do Santa a favor and leave him a tin of Cornell and Diehl’s “We Three Kings” along with the cookies.

I have no idea why Cornell and Diehl puts this blend out.

Endnote: Did I mention this stuff is weird.

Smoked of course in a cob.

Pipe Used: cob
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 11, 2023 Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
It’s odd that it’s no longer in production. I am smoking a tin produced 8-14-23. But in any case this is fairly horrible. Not much flavoring. Nothing remotely like what was advertised. Serves me right for wanting to get into the spirit.
Age When Smoked: 2 Months old
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