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Medium strength and golden bright Brazilian Virginias, slightly toasted. Neutral, slow burning and surprisingly cool smoking.

BrandImigrantes Ind. e Com. de Fumos Ltda
Blended ByCandido Giovanella
Manufactured ByImigrantes
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsCavendish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams pouch, 1000 grams bulk
CountryBR
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29765)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

It is sad to know that the best virginias in the world is planted in south Brazil, but most of it never gets to be smoked in Brazil or even bough by Brazilian brands... it seems candido giovanella is getting better now,and is pretty good to be used in home made blends.

3 people found this review helpful.

Bruno Modigliani Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bruno Modigliani (3)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cândido Giovanella is one of the oldest brands in Brazil. It is produced in the South state of Parana, with the best tobaccos planted in the country. If you only like or are in the mood for authentic English mixtures, don't smoke this tobacco. It's quite aromatic and have some chemicals that may hide the taste of great virginias produced in Brazil. Although you can feel the Cavendish in it. I think Brazilian brands are about the time to make a decent blend, because they have one of the best tobacco crops in the world, mainly in the South. It's a little bit sad to say that this blend is another example of good tobaccco gone down the drain. Not that is extremely awful but it could be much more by its raw materials. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that it has a quite good room note, medium flavoring and taste. The strength is medium, due to a moderate grade of nicotine. In conclusion, I would say it is a good blend, very affordable and made with very nice tobacco.

Pipe Used: Rhodesian Big Ben

Age When Smoked: 44

Purchased From: Tabacaria Nacional

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29765)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tobacco comes very fresh in the pouch and, for my taste, it needs some drying. Leave the pouch opened for 30 minutes before smoking. The peach flavour is somewhat strong but it leaves a pleasant taste that don't bite and the tobacco taste is not eclipsed by the casing, indicating a high quality and well cured virginia. The "aroma" in the room is fruity and pleased even non smokers. Being an EM smoker this is a good change of pace for me and, to an aromatized blend, it's a very decent, inexpensive one.

2 people found this review helpful.

gabriel luiz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gabriel luiz (5)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Extremely weak tobacco, yet some people say it is perfect for blends. Would recommend to someone who was sensitive to nicotine. Particularly I have the idea that Candido Giovanella is a national classic, so despite the "negative" points, it is a tobacco that deserves to be appreciated properly.

Pipe Used: Cured wood.

Purchased From: Tabacaria Falabella, São Paulo, SP - BR

1 person found this review helpful.

Fernando Maciel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fernando Maciel (1)
★★★☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

As you open the pouch, your senses are overwhelmed by its sweetness. It's fresh, very fresh from the pouch and a bit moisty, which I do not mind at all.

After smoking a full bow I didn't notice any tongue bite and it kept pretty cool.

By the end of the bow, I didn't notice any flavor change, didn't go sour or bitter at all. It leaves a nice and pleasant room smell, also on my beard. And although the aroma is pretty strong from the pouch, it does not get as strong when burning. In fact, it's a very very mild smell and taste.

I'm fairly tolerant to nicotine, so I couldn't tell if it was too mild or too much on the nicotine, as I've seen in some reviews here.

Overall, I enjoy a lot Candido Giovanella, notwithstanding the fact that it's not a top brand. It's cheap, honest and pleasant. If you are a beginner, as myself, you can't go wrong with it.

Pipe Used: Curved Bertoldi Giovanni

Age When Smoked: 0

Purchased From: http://www.cachimbos.ind.br

1 person found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
★★★☆
Strong Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This Candido Giovanella Blend is that is sold in a White Pouch or in Bulk. It is also called as "Candido Giovanella White" and/or "Candido Giovanella Traditional".

This is the neutral type, unflavoured.

Is a blend of golden and dark Brazilian Virginias and some Black Cavendish Tobacco.

Sweet, Full fruity note, wet, slow burning (this is good for pipe smoking)

I consider it "a bit" stronger in Nicotine than desired. For this, I not give 3 stars, only 2.

Good Brazilian Tobacco.

Re-evaluation: In ecent pouchs that i bought, it seems even better, Strong tobacco flavour, slow burning wet. Now, 3 Stars for it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29765)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

A blend from my country of origin, probably one o the best here. It does not mean however this is an outsdanding blend. It is an okay blend that is mild and gentle and not expensive.

1 person found this review helpful.

Amarelo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Amarelo (23)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

Nowadays labeled as "Tradicional" this one seems to be the suposedly flavour less product from the brand, but it actually taste almost exactly like "Autentico" (Peach), the same, similarity relation that Irlandez-Irlandez Chocolate have.

As usual with Candido's tobacco, is all about smoothness being very easy to smoke any time, in any quantity. I couldn't say if I prefer this or Autentico, but I recommend avoiding the Marcante (cherry). The absence of strong aromatics makes you feel the more subtle aromas of the tobacco, a bit sour, reminding the smoke of the best brazilian "palheiros".

This review finishes the series of tastings I did of most of Candidos and Irlandez around in 2020. In the end I can say I prefer the robust nutty flavour of the latter. But lacking the tongue bite and the final bitterness makes those 2 Candido Giovanella great for a lightweight smoking.

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Desco83 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Desco83 (2)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

We have few tobacco options in Brazil, and incompressibly they do not have high quality in their blends. We are a tobacco exporting country, several companies in the world buy our tobacco. Cigars, for example, are possibly one of the best producers, being second only to Cuba and the Dominican Republic, so why don't we have good mixtures in Brazil for pipes? Lack of incentive and mainly lack of culture in pipe art.

Let's go back to the review.

Candido Giovanela has several blends, all aromatic, most sold only in bulk, such as coffee, whiskey, plum, etc.

In closed packages, they sell Peach (Authentic), Cherry, Mint and Chocolate (Original) which I do this review.

It is a chocolate or caccau flavor, and without a doubt the most neutral of the tobacco produced by them.

The aroma when opened the pouch is very pleasant, a sweetness with very sharp notes of chocolate. It is possible to feel a little chemical in its fragrance. The tabacco is dark, possibly from burley or cavendish (legend has it, but there are doubts). It is also possible to observe virginia, more darkened too, pulled to red virginia. The cuts are not in ribbons, but a shattered tobacco. Fill the pipe easily and burn very well, maintaining consistency. The humidity pleased me, but a quick breath of air can help the tabacco to prevail in the mixture.

After being lit, the flavor is initially hard, it is not light tobacco, but it is very pleasant. It has strength, and it really reminds you that we are smoking tabacco with a light and subtle cover.

I didn't find any bites, but I always smoked in a rhythmic way, because it is an aromatic, without much work, but in a gentle way to avoid bites.

I don't know if I get more and more used to tabacco, but with each new bowl, it has been pleasing me more, perhaps because it compares them with other tobaccos sold here like Captain Black, Brokum Riff, for example. These aforementioned competitors, cost twice the price, and I understand that they do not have twice the quality, quite the contrary, the CB Roud Taste in my opinion much worse.

As said, the taste is very pleasant, it is possible to feel the taste of a quality tabacco, it is not rich in flavor, it does not have many diversified notes, just tabacco, with an excellent chocolate coating that does not steal the whole experience.

The room note is really nice.

I really recommend the purchase for beginners, or for those with difficulties to spend R $ 200.00 (Reais) on 50 grams of imported tobacco, due to the difficulty in importing, tobacco that costs 10 dollars or 10 euros for example, are sold in Brazil for approximately $ 30 to $ 40. Absurd.

So, within the Brazilian options, I understand this to be one of the best, if not the best, it will certainly always be part of my rotation.

My grades: 1 (terrible) / 2 (bad) / 3 (fair) / 4 (good) / 5 (very good) / 6 (exceptional).

In Pouch Presentation - 3 (pleasant smell)

Cut - 3 (shattered tabacco, disproportionate ribbons)

Burning - 4 (Easy and continuous burning)

Smoke - 3 (very pleasant, it heats up a little but it doesn't hurt if you smoke as you should, enjoying it)

Flavor - 3 (possible to smell the aroma of tabacco that is not stolen by the soft chocolate coating, nothing complex but nice)

Room Note - 4 (very pleasant with notes of chocolate and quickly dissipates from the room)

Overall: 3.5 / 6 - (fair, deserving a good one under the circumstances).

Pipe Used: Bertoldi

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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