My First Time...

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Fri May 11, 2018 8:52 am

...Trying MacBaren Navy Flake! I went to my B&M to pick-up one of them there plastic tubs of Prince Albert. I hate buying it local 'cause of how it expensive it is, but I do like to support the B&M and the online places I frequent haven't had it in awhile. I usually only buy a few things at the B&M, their tobacco blends, cigars, pipes, the occasional tin, etc. But I digress; they didn't have P.A. either, total shock! After a moment of codgerly grumbling, I started looking around at other stuff. The guy working there said that all tins were 30% off... so I decided to try something new. I had actually found a really nice used/refurbished Kaywoodie in their basket pipe section for $25 so I was going to get that already. I grabbed a couple of packs of Long's Extra Absorbent Pipe Cleaners, (is there really any other kind?), two pouches of P.A., a pack of Avanti cigars, a tin of Dan Tobacco's Independence and the MacBaren Navy Flake. (pics on Monday 'cause, I know, I know: pics or didn't happen ;) ) But anyway, I really like the Navy Flake and wish I'd tried it years ago! Tried it last night while watching T.V. Very Virginia forward to my taste, which I love. Moisture level was perfect, not too dry or too wet. Flakes hold together well when removing from the tin but crumbled nicely between the fingers when pressure applied. A flavorful smoke, strong but not harsh; smooth even. Room note was what I have come to expect from Virginias, I enjoy it. Very smoky tobacco, filled the room like a light fog, great for making smoke rings! (if I didn't have the backdoor and windows open it might have been too much) I smoked two bowls in one of my meers and one bowl in a small clay I got on ebay years ago. So, if you like Virginias, and you haven't tried the MacBaren Navy Flake, check it out! I definitely will be adding this to my list of "this should always be in your cellar tobaccos"! Highly recommend.
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Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am

Nice review. Love the Navy Flake.

You should enjoy that Independence too. Dan tobacco makes some awesome blends, and I've never seen them at a B & M.
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Fri May 11, 2018 11:25 am

I enjoy Navy Flake and appreciate the review.
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Fri May 11, 2018 1:50 pm

I liked the review and I like MB Navy Flake. I almost never buy it because it's expensive to me but it is tasty.
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Fri May 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Of course the title of this thread made me think, "in the back seat of a Karman Ghia...."
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Fri May 11, 2018 4:57 pm

MB Navy is a classic ... Im glad you discovered it because it is so very very good ! Its a must try blend ............... which gives me a thread idea
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Sounds like you've got a nice B&M. Mine doesn't have the selection of OTCs or Parodi cigars. It's very cigar-oriented on the handmade side. They have a coupla shelves of pipe tobacco tins, some house (Lane) blends jars, two or three real house blends in bulk, and a couple of cases of Peterson pipes. Basket pipes? Not in New Orleans. A refurbished Kaywoodie? That would be like finding a gold nugget washed up on the batture, here. (The batture is the land between the levee and the river.)

I haven't tried the Navy Flake but I do like MacBaren blends. I'm partial to the Seven Seas blends. MacB is a real tobacco company.

Mac Baren is also an adolescent Italian rapper:


I prefer the pipe tobacco to the music. According to Wikipedia, the company employs 140 people, has been family-owned since 1887, and, yep, they are still make everything in Denmark. This is a case of something not rotten in the state of Denmark.

Thanks for the review!
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Whalehead King wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Sounds like you've got a nice B&M. Mine doesn't have the selection of OTCs or Parodi cigars. It's very cigar-oriented on the handmade side. They have a coupla shelves of pipe tobacco tins, some house (Lane) blends jars, two or three real house blends in bulk, and a couple of cases of Peterson pipes. Basket pipes? Not in New Orleans. A refurbished Kaywoodie? That would be like finding a gold nugget washed up on the batture, here. (The batture is the land between the levee and the river.)

I haven't tried the Navy Flake but I do like MacBaren blends. I'm partial to the Seven Seas blends. MacB is a real tobacco company.

Mac Baren is also an adolescent Italian rapper:


I prefer the pipe tobacco to the music. According to Wikipedia, the company employs 140 people, has been family-owned since 1887, and, yep, they are still make everything in Denmark. This is a case of something not rotten in the state of Denmark.

Thanks for the review!


Yeah Park Lane Tobacco in Clifton Park, NY is a pretty great spot for cigars, pipes and pipe tobacco. I've enjoyed a couple of the Seven Seas blends myself, they definitely make some great tobacco!
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Mon May 14, 2018 9:13 am

Pics as promised! I know, I know, these pics suck! I couldn't find my camera so I went with cell pics, lame. Anyway, I've got two ideas for posts so when I find my camera I'll post some nice pics of this Kaywoodie and my cracked meer.
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