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Criss Cross is the choice among pipe tobacco brands for those who want affordable prices and a varied range of flavor profiles. Flavors available include black cherry, mint, vanilla, full-flavored premium tobacco and smooth and rich tobacco.

BrandCriss Cross
Manufactured BySX Brands
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
Packaging16 ounce bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
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Swamy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Swamy (1)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

I bought a bag of this stuff about two months ago. Since then, I've been periodically poisoning myself with this shit. Don't interpret me wrong though, I'm not saying that in a typical anti-tobacco advert way. I'm all for good tobacco, but even Saddam Hussein wouldn't allow his people to smoke this stuff for fear of human rights violations and a direct infringement on the Geneva Protocol of 1925. Firstly, when reviewing the aesthetics of this blend, the great irony is that this tobacco looks like it has terminal cancer. The color is a pale brown (similar to pencil shavings) and looks so faded that I have to wonder if part of the aging process of this blend involved sitting untouched in someones backyard for a couple summers. When the leaf is in the bag, it looks much closer to the material you use to line the inside of a hamster cage than tobacco. Come to think of it, this stuff might be pretty good at absorbing rodent piss if nothing else. In terms of flavor, the title "Virginia Blend" is fitting because this stuff tastes like 200 years of plantation style slavery. If you're looking for a "smooth draw" then this is not the blend for you. After a few tokes the harshness made me question if I was smoking out of the can of Pbr that has been sitting on my patio for the past couple months. Ideally, I don't like to feel like I'm smoking out of an aluminium can like a group teenagers trying to get high in some suburban park somewhere, but perhaps I'm just not keen on nostalgia. All in all, I paid $6.99 for this bag of mediocrity. Despite the terrible quality of this blend, I have to commend the fine gentlemen at Criss Cross for distributing a tobacco to perpetuate the addiction of their less financially blessed demographic (myself) while still managing to craft a product of such poor quality that makes me hate myself even more than before I've smoked it.

Purchased From: Bakers Smoke Shop

3 people found this review helpful.

Driftbadger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Driftbadger (1)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

Looks like fish food flakes. The bag size is misleading and the tobacco burns so fast it's ridiculous. I'll stick with my Largo from now on.

Pipe Used: RYO cigarette

2 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (304)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am only reviewing this blend because my father smokes this as a RYO cigarette so it did not require myself actually paying money for it. As a RYO cigarette it is actually pretty good! Has a much better aroma and taste than any other RYO tobacco labeled as pipe tobacco (and my father has purchased all off them). As a pipe tobacco it just plain stinks. Burns hot and is not made for the flavor being concentrated in a pipe, in a filter cig the flavor is nice but really in a pipe steer clear and thank me later...

2 people found this review helpful.

Keech Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Keech (1)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

The taste of this tobacco is fine. The problem I have is the size of the bag.I would normally by a 1 pound bag of tobacco and not necessarily this brand. However last week I desided to buy your mega bag because I thought. I was getting a better deal.Then when I got home I realize that this huge bag which is twice the size of a normal one pound bag is actually only one pound . Which i paid four dollars more then my normal brand. Very tricky advertising Criss Cross. I am very disappointed.

Age When Smoked: 56

Purchased From: Jimmies liquor

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Ste2ph Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ste2ph (3)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

This is a smooth tobacco I enjoy smoking. I can puff away with it and inhale and get little to no tongue bite and its pleasuralbe ,if i spelled it right, and relaxing. I recommend this to anyone looking for a regular cheap smoke.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: Southern Steel.

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