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Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:19 pm

For some reason, I feel like smoking Sillem's red or blue today, but I can't figure out which. I guess I'll have to have them both.

I think I like the red a bit more than the blue. It kind of tastes like Juicy Fruit gum mixed with some sort of berry flavor.

The maple-lime flavor of the blue has kind of grown on me though. I guess it's more like caramel-lime. It's weird but it tastes pretty good.

Green is right out.

Have you tried the Sillem's colors? What do you think?
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:23 pm

I haven't tried them but way you describe them is pretty cool! I like Juicy Fruit...my favorite gum.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:20 pm

When I saw the thread title, I was afraid we were going to be getting into politics. It was a relief to discover it was about Sillem tobacco.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:25 pm

beeftip wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:19 pm
For some reason, I feel like smoking Sillem's red or blue today, but I can't figure out which. I guess I'll have to have them both.

I think I like the red a bit more than the blue. It kind of tastes like Juicy Fruit gum mixed with some sort of berry flavor.

The maple-lime flavor of the blue has kind of grown on me though. I guess it's more like caramel-lime. It's weird but it tastes pretty good.

Green is right out.

Have you tried the Sillem's colors? What do you think?
These descriptions have just put me on the hunt for what may, really, truly, be the tobaccos I've been waiting all of my adult life to sample.

Based on your description, I'm hungry for these blends...



Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom.
Smack, smack, smack, smack, smack, smack....

I am stone cold serious.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:39 pm

the black is a mild latakia blend with a whisper of apple. I've always been one of those anti-aro types, but my impression of Sillem's black was good. I'm also losing the anti-aro mentality as I grow up. I don't mind non-tobacco flavors added, I just don't want anything strong enough to ghost a briar. I think I'm more of a burley with light topping kind of guy.
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:05 am

Whalehead King wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:25 pm

These descriptions have just put me on the hunt for what may, really, truly, be the tobaccos I've been waiting all of my adult life to sample.

Based on your description, I'm hungry for these blends...

Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom.
Smack, smack, smack, smack, smack, smack....

I am stone cold serious.
They are interesting. A bit expensive though. The packaging is cool. You'll want to jar up the tobacco upon opening the box. It's in a cellophane package that doesn't offer much in the way of a hermetic seal.

If you've smoked Erinmore and found it satisfactory, you'll probably enjoy these as well. Not that they taste the same. They are just kind of similar in their "weirdness".
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