Two Friends English Chocolate

We begin with the finest Virginias and just enough Latakia to provide the taste that so many crave then press it to marry the flavors. We then tumble it out to a broken flake for easy packing and add just a touch of chocolate to awaken the senses. The end result is a blend that satisfies all day for a walk through the Dales yet is welcome in the drawing room in the evenings thanks to warm chocolate aroma.


Brand Two Friends
Blended By Craig Tarler & Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.41 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2022 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Upon opening I get a tin note of mostly chocolate and maybe a hint of latakia. The chocolate aroma and taste comes through after the first light, as well as sweet hay taste from the Virginia. Later in the bowl a tangy, dark fruit note comes through, and the coco flavor is noticeable until the end. I had a hard time detecting the latakia throughout the entire bowl. It did tend to get hot at times. Give it some dry time before lighting.

Overall, a 3 star recommended rating. It's pleasant, and enjoyable, but when I'm wanting an English blend I will reach for something else.
Pipe Used: Brebbia Sabbiata, Benton Select, various cobs
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 02, 2024 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Newest tin, from December of 2023.

The aroma from the tin is a very nice chocolate bready tangy yeast smell. Small pieces of rubbed broken flakes. Moisture is pretty good to go from the tin. Not a sticky aromatic. Packed and lit slowly.

I’m on my first bowl but I can tell you this is more of a bread like tangy hay Virginia than an English. The Latakia is just a condiment and I can hardly tell it’s there. The topping keeps it sweet and mild. Do I taste chocolate? Yeah a little bit. The topping retards the tobacco flavor but is mild, pleasant, and welcome. It’s slow burning, mild in flavor, a little sweet. Nicotine seems below medium as I smoke with morning coffee. This is going to be a morning Virginia I’ll smoke with coffee for sure. No harshness, little if any after taste. As the bowl progresses I can taste the herbal leathery Latakia on the retrohale. Burns slow and low. A good morning smoke. Works better for me in a 9mm filter.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2023 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
Properly named. Very mild chocolate note with no chemical taste. Does seem to have a slight spice to it as I continue through the bowl. Typically I would not be a fan of that, but this seems to compliment this blend.

Cut is like a ready-rubbed but it need to break it up a little more for a better burning bowl.

I'm not a Lat Head, but do enjoy it when it is balanced more in a blend. So don't shy away from this just because it is only a VA/Lat blending. The VA's and the mild (and very realistic) topping make this something everyone can enjoy.

I enjoy this in the evening after supper as a medium strength dessert tobacco. The topping DOES NOT overtake the tobaccos in this. It merely compliments. For me its not an all day smoke, but this is definitely in my night rotation. Proper english lovers or Lat Heads could smoke this anytime, or all day, I believe.
Pipe Used: Savanelli 320KS Tortuga
Age When Smoked: new in tin
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