Notes: Villiger's Tropical Export is a dark mix of sweetened black cavendish and Virginias, topped with strong notes of exotic fruits — sure to take you back to the beach.

Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
Packaging1.5 ounces pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Strong
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The gold and red Virginias are grassy with some citrus, dark fruit and a little earth and drop or two of citrus. The sweetened black cavendish has a little sugar, and an undercurrent of vanilla in the background. The peach and mango toppings have some richness, and seem almost equal in their respective amounts. They do sublimate the tobaccos to a fair extent, though you will notice the inherent aspects of the Virginias. The nic-hit is mild. The strength is mild and the taste is a shade closer to medium than it is to mild. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, consistent flavor from top to bottom. Won’t bite or get harsh, and you can burn every strand of tobacco. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a very pleasing after taste and room note. A easy going all day smoke that doesn’t over power or wear out its welcome.


9 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Villager - Tropical Export.

Tropical? You're not kidding!

A fairly coarse mixture, heavier on the black Cavendish than Virginia. Only a touch too moist and smells strongly cased.

If you like strong, fruity, aromatics try a bowl of this. The tropical fruit definitely monopolizes the smoke. The flavour brings to mind the Fruit Salad sweets I used to have as a kid. Tropical export offers very little tobacco flavours. I get a good, medium speed, burn, and no bite.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: nice.

Tropical Export? Not my idea of a good smoke. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

JTH74 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JTH74 (5)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Nic hit is low. Room note is great, if you enjoy fruit. Burns to ash, a few re-lights. I like the taste and smell. The real review comes from my wife. For years (60s through the 90s) my father-In-law blended Amphora Red with Captain Black. By the time I came along, he had switched to Captain Black only, having a hard time finding a steady supply of Amphora Red where they lived. Anyway, my wife says this blend smells like what she remembers her dad’s blend’s room-note smelling like. She loves it, and actually encourages me smoking it in the house. And the teenager, who can’t stand smoking, likes the smell of it as well.Need I say more? Worth checking out at least once.

Pipe Used: Dr. grabow Freehand

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: The Party Source, Newport KY

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma.

3 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

Don't get your island fantasy travel hopes up, the bag smelled about as tropical as the perfume aisle in a middle America mall, and the weather calls for rain. If you wring out the bag, it will start dripping; the stuff was so horribly wet with god knows what they sprayed on.

After tearing the bag open (it had this annoying seal that ripped), I braced for the worst, grabbed a wad of this sticky crud and wedged some into a pipe. I didn't even wait for it to dry as it looked too cheap to care. Surprisingly it actually lit without much additional effort, throwing off a not-too-natural smoke. It wasn't harsh. Tasted like the air freshner it smelled like, but never came across as pipe tobacco. It was like smoking some messed up tea leaves.

As with the other Villiger tobacco I tried, I would expect to see this sold at the gas station, right below the $1 cigars made of cardboard filings.

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Extremely Mild Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

Another of my recent Villiger purchases.

The pouch note upon opening really sort of reminded me slightly of juicy fruit gum. It's definitely fruity forward. The tobacco (similar to the other blends) was pretty moist when I opened it. I used the DGT by packing a bowl the night before for the drive to work the next morning. This got it to the perfect moisture level to me. It also works to leave it open in your car on a warm day as it will also make a great air freshener :)

Packing, like the other blends, takes a little caution to avoid packing too tightly. If so it doesn't want to burn well. Packed springy, it burns great with just a couple of lights required.

The flavor followed through from the tin note. There is no real tobacco taste in this one... its covered up by the fruit flavors. It doesn't bite unless really pushed. It burns down to white ash, so there is good quality tobacco hiding in there. I'm not sure there is any nicotine in there.

Room note was delightful to my wife. So far she's liked all three Villiger's I've tried and commented "I wish you'd smoke stuff like that all the time..."

The price point is really cheap on these in Summer 2019. I stocked up on a couple more to have in the truck.

This is a great summer blend for those times when you are sitting outside sipping some tropical drink and maybe have your feet in the pool. It's fun :)

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: new from pouch

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

ruffinogold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ruffinogold (112)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I first tried the Original , which I really enjoyed , then tried three others . They are all good . Im not sure which is the better of the 4 Ive tried . MacBaren did a great job with these . Tropical is wonderful . It isnt over done , lights&burns well and smokes cool . It has a nice easy mouthfeel too

Pipe Used: Varied

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: Similar to Sutliff Tropical Sunset and Tobacco Galleria Montego Bay , which are also very good.

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Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (150)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A solid entry in the Fruity tobacco arena. The Virginia really complements the peach, mango casing. The casing dominates the smoke. Burns well with few relights. Very similar to Villiger's Jamaican, but the difference in the underlying tobaccos (BC in this blend and Burley in Jamcaican

Pipe Used: Unmarked Lumberman

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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