The Country Squire Tobacconist Figgy Pudding

This full-bodied aromatic will please those with a sweet tooth, as well as those non-aromatic smokers that enjoy an occasional treat. Subtly flavored black cavendish pairs with a variety of Virginia and Burley tobaccos to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas smoke!


Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
Series Aromatic
Blended By Jon David Cole/Caleb Crawford
Manufactured By The Country Squire
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Figs, Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.43 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 10, 2021 Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant
As a newer pipe smoker, I am mainly exploring the different blends (I favor aromatic blends, although I am dipping my toes into the non-aromatic blends now) to find what I like.

Christmas blends are my favorite, I want to try them all, so I go into each Christmas blend with great expectations!

This review is for the 2021 season offering... This is the 1st in the Holiday Series for The Country Squire, Cordial Friends (its waiting on moderator approval) being the 2nd.

Opening the bag, what I smelled was chocolate at first, then some of the fruit/liquor smell. The flavor I tasted was again, mostly chocolate right off the bat, with a bit of spice and some liquor. This had a lingering aftertaste of fruit. The room note was very pleasant! I did not have any tounge-bite with this blend.
Pipe Used: Peterson 2017 Christmas (87)
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 23, 2022 Mild Strong Full Very Pleasant
This special seasonal release is another must-try aromatic from the Squire.

Bag note smells like chocolate pudding, or one of those gooey fudge volcanoes that they always try and tempt you with after a meal at the restaurant. The first light always reminds me of German chocolate cake, but once the temperature stabilizes I get a flavor that very much reminds me of Pan de Higo (Spanish Fig Cake) which is made of pressed figs, pitted dates, honey, brandy, and Marcona almonds.

Interestingly (to me anyway) I found a Mason jar with a couple bowl's worth of my Figgy Pudding supply from 2020, so now two years old. As we all know, most aromatics fade with age. . . Comparing the old batch against the fresh batch they started out almost identical, that is to say, the same delicious German chocolate cake giving way to Spanish fig cake. But, by mid-bowl it was obvious that the older batch was losing steam, and I began to notice something that happens when Cavendish begins to lose its flavor: a taste of canned green beans and grassy chlorophyll. This isn't surprising given that the Cavendish process involves steaming a botanical product, thus releasing the chlorophyll trapped in the tobacco leaf. I suppose we don't notice this when all the flavorings are covering that up. This is why I would suggest trying to use Cavendish-dominant blends and full aros like Figgy within a year for maximum enjoyment.

But here's what I'd like to know from any subsequent reviewers: say somebody loves this and their supply runs out by Easter - are there any blends out there that come close to Figgy that are available on a regular basis? I'm wondering about Boswell's Pennsylvania Dutch, which I haven't tried. Thanks.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 21, 2021 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
An American Aromatic with an intoxicating room and bag note. This is one of those tobaccos that lives up to it's following. It's not a delicate, nuanced, sophisticated tobacco. It's one that makes you feel like your in grandma's kitchen. Grandpa making his toxic eggnog, Honey Ham in the oven. I'm a traditional Virginia/Perique fan. Natural tobaccos are my go to. But every so often there is a mood and season that warrants a good sweet tobacco. This is one of those. Burley and Cavendish are prominent team players. And heavy fruits, bakers chocolate, and baking spices are the stars. They will probably keep making this. And they should. Merry Christmas
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Fellow Piper
Age When Smoked: New
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