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Standing 8 Count

Virginia Gold Black & Gold vs. Admiral's Choice Black & Gold

P&C's Battle of the Blends pits two tobaccos against each other, and you get to vote on your favorite. Best of all, you get both tobaccos at a bargain price. We'll tabulate the votes and announce the winner at a later time.

If you enjoy smooth aromatics and saving money, then the Standing 8 Count battle is going to be right up your alley. These two brands were both previously drugstore-only tobaccos, but P&C brings them to you in the comfort of your own home. Now, you can try them alongside each other to determine your favorite, and while you're at it, you're going to save a few bucks, too.

Standing 8 Count Bout includes:

(1) 8 oz bag of Admiral's Choice Black & Gold

(1) 9 oz bag of Virginia Gold Black & Gold

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish Shipping Constraints
8 Ounce BagIn Stock$15.00
save $4.5130% off
$10.49
Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$16.99
Virginia Gold Black & Gold Shipping Constraints
9 Ounce BagIn Stock$29.99
save $20.2467% off
$9.75
Shipping Constraints:
  • These items cannot be shipped to a Washington state address.
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Overall Rating4.58 out of 5 Based on 122 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Standing 8 Count”

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4 out of 5
Used to be my go-to
This plastic bag container of tobacco is a lot drier than any of my previous purchases. I hope it’s a one-time situation.
4 out of 5
Gold is good
Very mild, fragrant, burns slow. I have smoked this for 5 years.
4 out of 5
Very high CP value package
The Virginia Gold n Admiral package is quite high CP value for a chain smoker like me. I am certainly happy to recommend.
5 out of 5
Admirals Choice
Love it.
4 out of 5
Not Bad
Mild vanilla flavor. Somewhat moist. Does not pack well due to the very long cut of the tobacco.
5 out of 5
Best of the bunch!
I've only been smoking pipes for about a year and along with several tins that I ordered to try, I put this in the cart. It was the best of the bunch - even against more established brands. Very nice flavor, but also doesnt get too hot or smokey.
5 out of 5
Excellent πŸ€—
GOOD πŸ‘
5 out of 5
Always Good Service
So easy to order and have never had a problem.
5 out of 5
Virginia Gold
Great tasting pipe tobacco at a super price. Will buy more in the future. Like next time I order.
5 out of 5
It's a good aromatic. I
It's a good aromatic. I like to mix it with the natural blend.
4 out of 5
mellow
a good, mellow smoke, easy on the tongue!!! great price too
4 out of 5
Very fine buy great smell nice taste
Bravo Bravo very well played very nice mix smells great taste fine a great buy
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!!!
Can not beat it for the price, smokes great!!
5 out of 5
Good price
Nice tobacco
5 out of 5
like the brand
like the brand
5 out of 5
Easy smoke, good flavor
Easy smoke, good flavor
5 out of 5
Very mild to smoke
Very mild to smoke
5 out of 5
My captains choice
Excellent
4 out of 5
tobacco review
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Nice mild
Nice mild
5 out of 5
Black Cavandish
Very mild and burns cool. A great smoke!
2 out of 5
Overly dry Needed to add
Overly dry Needed to add moisture
5 out of 5
Black & Gold
Smooth, tasty and stays lit
5 out of 5
Admirals Choice
Smooth, Rich, nice smell.
5 out of 5
Virginia Gold
Fresh Tobacco, great pipe tobacco.
5 out of 5
good.
Good. Thank you. Primary.
5 out of 5
black & gold tobacco
wonderful price, fast ship, very easy transaction ty
5 out of 5
Simple but right
Pleasant, easy and inexpensive.
5 out of 5
Best ever
Am totally pleased with the product.
5 out of 5
good blend
like the black cavendish, but would have ordered tne natural cavendish if it had been in stock.
5 out of 5
It is a really amazing
It is a really amazing blend but it is rather damp
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Have tried multiple tobaccos and Admiral'c Choice Black & Gold is the best for me. No bite, great taste and easy smoke
2 out of 5
Inferior to Admirals Choice Black
Inferior to Admirals Choice Black & Gold
5 out of 5
Buy it.
Best big bag smoke on the market.
3 out of 5
Like it
Smokes good. Mixes well
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I'm new to this site. But man this tobacco did not disappoint it is very easy and enjoyable, i'm definitely an Admiral's Choice man now.
5 out of 5
Very good!
Great tobacco for reasonable price! Thank you
5 out of 5
GREAT VALUE==GOD SMOKE
GREAT VALUE==GOD SMOKE
5 out of 5
No complains
All arrived ok
3 out of 5
Good tobacco
Good tobacco for the price prefer admiral choice in this price range has a bit stronger aroma which I prefer still a good smoke though
4 out of 5
Good value
ive had good success with this brand. Good quality and cheap alternative.
4 out of 5
Found it!
An old favorite, found again! Thanks P&C!
5 out of 5
Admiral Choice
reasonable tobac and a reasonable price
5 out of 5
virginia gold
good staple smoke.....mix with other blends and works for me
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black and Gold pipe tobacco
It was a fresh nicely cut tobacco. The has a mild smoke and pleasing aroma. There is very little burn to the tongue or palet. A tobacco one can smoke often.
5 out of 5
Smooth
The tobacco is smooth, tastes good has a pleasant aroma and is easy to light
2 out of 5
Not My Kind of Black & Gold
Having been a user of Super Value Black & Gold for years, I thought I would try the Virginia Gold Black & Gold. It was not the same. Had a bite to it that I didn't realize while smoking the Super Value brand. Would not try it again.
5 out of 5
Great tobbaco!
All the products I have ordered are excellant quality..
4 out of 5
Would buy again!
Little too wet out of the bag, some simple dry time and both of these blends are well behaved.
4 out of 5
It is what it is, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I ordered AC B&G mostly because of the price. I wanted to see if an inexpensive tobacco can be any good. Well, Lane 1Q it ain't. What it is is a nice smoking tobacco for a great price. The vanilla hits you like a ton of bricks upon opening the bag. Sweet smelling, and it's got enough PG to keep it moist till the turn of the next century. No tongue bite with slow and careful puffing. Room note seems acceptable. There are more expensive tobaccos that have similar negatives, but why pay more when you don't have to? I was undecided between giving this a three or four star rating. I settled on four star as I'm halfway through the first bowl of this new arrival and it's actually getting better. It'd probably ghost the heck out of any pipe it's used in, so be mindful.
4 out of 5
good tobacco for the money.
This is a very nice mellow flavored smoke,,not heavy in the sweetness dept.burns well,,no bite(so far,,after 1/3 of the bag smoked).a nice room aroma and nice flavor.i like this better then the A.C. van cavendish.a good tobacco for beginners or the smoker who likes a mellow aromatic once in awhile.im glad i decided to try this one.
5 out of 5
I mix with the the other, when pipe is clear just love the smoke and people like the aroma
I mix with the other when pipe is clear I LOVE the smoke people admire the aroma
5 out of 5
tobacco order
very quick service....very satisfied!
3 out of 5
...meh.....
It's Pipe Smoke ,Little to No Discernible flavor to distinguish it,You might use it stretch your Good stuff when running Low if that is tolerable until your next order arrives.
5 out of 5
Good everyday all day smoke
Tried it as I was burning up too much "expensive" stuff cutting the grass, raking leaves, etc. This is a good blend.
5 out of 5
Black and Gold
Good smoke mild taste
5 out of 5
Great Gift
Got this blend for my dad for Christmas. He absolutely loved it. Will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
Black and mild
Enjoyed as a first time/beginner pipe smoker. Reminds me of the flavor/taste of smoking a black and mild cigar.
5 out of 5
Mild, Mellow,Sweet
Mild, with a mellow hint of sweet. It only bites if you smoke too fast.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
As expected, top quality.
5 out of 5
the best at any price
absolutely the best smoking black Cavendish I have ever purchased! The quality and price are unmatchable by anyone. If you like a mild, smooth tobacco, this is it!
5 out of 5
Great, prompt delivery and great
Great, prompt delivery and great tobacco
4 out of 5
Best tobacco buys for the buck
I am a big fan of all the Admiral's Choice tobacco blends. There are better blends, but for the price you pay, nothing beats Admiral;s Choice. As for the Black &Gold Cavendish specifically: of their blends, it is the richest and strongest. Like all their blends, it is also smooth and never causes tongue-bite.
5 out of 5
Great Value for the Money
I've tried a lot of pipe tobacco but this is the one that stands out.
5 out of 5
Good product at reasonable price
Good product at reasonable price. Fast delivery
5 out of 5
Admiral Choice
descent smoke for a descent price.....all day use.
5 out of 5
Very Tasty...
Excellent tobacco....nice aroma...and lasts a long time....
3 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish
OK for a value-priced tobacco but certainly not high on my list. It burns quickly and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. It doesn't like to be packed tightly, either
5 out of 5
Absolutely can't be beat
I just received my order , and quickly too! It seems to me you can't find a much better smoke than this. I smoke many different types and flavors but I always come back to this one. No, bite, wonderful on the nose and burns great right out of the bag. I personally like a bit more black cavendish blended with it, but that's just my taste. So whether you smoke it just like it comes or mix with your favorite blend, I know you'll find a great smoke. Thanks again P & C.
5 out of 5
Good taste, good price
Good taste, good price
5 out of 5
Great !!
I have smoked the B&G Cavendish for years and was elated to find it online a couple of years ago after CVS stopped selling it. Thanks!!!
5 out of 5
Virginia Gold Black & Gold
Excellent value for this product. Better than some of the more expensive tobacco brands.
5 out of 5
A+
A+
3 out of 5
Jeff A
Not bad. Very mellow smoke. Too mellow for me though. I would recommend for the beginner who didn't want to spend alot on tobacco until they found the one they wanted. I do like the rum flavored in this brand.
4 out of 5
Very good budget smoke!
This is a excellent budget smoke. Its mild, fairly smooth, and fairly cool burning. It remind me of a mild 1Q. I keep this tobacco around always as a backup between orders of my premium tobacco. Its a excellent backup or a knock around smoke.
3 out of 5
Very good cheap tobacco
Very good cheap tobacco
5 out of 5
Great
It's been my favorite for years. The store I bought it from quit selling it. I was glad to see you all started selling it.
4 out of 5
OK Tobacco. Good Value
OK pipe tobacco. Slightly moist. I wish they would list one more category. Whether a tobacco is moist or dry. This one is slightly moist. The reason is a dry tobaccos BURN TOO HOT and ruined many of my pipes. They burn fast too and have a BAD tongue bite. Looking for tobacco that is moist and flavored only now. This one didn't burn too hot or have a nasty tongue bit. The aroma was OK.
5 out of 5
Best value tobacco
For ten bucks you get 8ozs for a tasty,no frills pleasant smoke.The blend lights easy,and smokes sweet.I like the re sealable bag also.You can't beat it,what more can you ask for?
1 out of 5
No good
Way to damp.
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish
A very enjoyable value tobacco that can be smoked all day without tongue bite. Nice aroma and room note. My everyday favorite value pipe tobacco at a great price.
5 out of 5
Easy smoking, good blending base
Black and Gold generates clouds of sweet, pleasant smoke. By itself, it is mild but not very flavorful. I blend in judicious amounts of Latakia, cigar leaf, and/or Perique. The result is a great, complex smoke with low bit that stays lit.
5 out of 5
A sweeter, less fruity Lane 1Q & Captain Black Royal
I decided to give this one a test drive since I'm a Captain Black Royal/Lane 1Q man and was pleasantly surprised by this mix. It's a pinch sweeter in taste to CBR/1Q and I absolutely love it. Less of the raisin aroma of 1Q and more of the sugary/confection variety of sMell ftom the bag and bowl. Just take your time with it so you don't get it too hot and get tongue bite and this will be so satisfying. Even though it's an aromatic, the goopiness at the bottom of the bowl, characteristic of these blends, is almost non existent, I was shocked. Optimal if tobacco is left to dry a bit before smoking, but great either way. Beautiful ash layer. I've been reaching for this more and more lately, and since it's less than half the price of CBR, this will be a new favorite of mine from now on. If your blend of choice is 1Q/CBR, this is a must try.
4 out of 5
Virginia Gold Black & Gold
I am just finishing a 9oz bag of the Black & Gold and liked it very much. No tongue bite, very smooth with a nice taste and room note. I noticed a bit of a cocoa flavor and not really a whiskey taste as the bag suggests. I will be reordering it in the future and would recommend this to someone who wants a nice soft smoke. It may be too mild for some, but I found it delicious as my bowl before calling it a day.
5 out of 5
Delicious!
Black and Gold has a sweet and savory flavor that keeps me wanting more even at the wee hours of the morning. It's so flavorful in fact, that the only time I won't smoke it is in the case of eating or drinking something with too subtle a flavor that I can't taste both! I'll definitely be buying again.
5 out of 5
Up there with the best
I'm shocked. Great smoke at a bargain price. A bit more umph would make it perfect IMO.
5 out of 5
Excellent
I love it
5 out of 5
Was a really smooth smoke
I just enjoy the vanilla kind more
4 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish
When I first sampled Black & Gold, I was a little disappointed. It was much more 'aromatic' than I like. However, after several bowlfuls, I find my opinion changing. Also, the aromatic aspect tends to diminish further down the bowl. I now find that I am reaching for it more often. I am looking forward to trying the Natural Cavendish as a comparison.
1 out of 5
Inconsistant quality
The second time i ordered this it was nasty,unlike the 1st time I ordered it. So the inconsistancy is a mystery. It got bitter and stinky the deeper i we t into the 2nd bag. So you take your chance with ordering this cause there is a problem with quality control or the type tobacco is not consistant from one bag to the next. The two weren't even close !
5 out of 5
Delicious Flavor!
Excellent Aroma and Taste ! A superb value for the money...Believe me!
5 out of 5
P& C review
very prompt service and exactly what was ordered.....will continue to be a customer.
5 out of 5
Found after all these years
I have been a pipe smoker for about 40 years. There was a tobacco that I loved named black and gold Cavendish. It had a great aroma no tongue bite and I could smoke all day. It was carried by CVS drug stores. Well they stop caring all tobacco products so I went in search or replacement. Most tobaccos I smoke or aromatic and a blend of Virginia and barley. I always seem to get terrible tongue bite I actually gave up the hobby for a long while. But when I saw the name black and gold I said let me give it a try. It is the exact tobacco I used to smoke. I am so happy that I found it again
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish.
Wonderful, helpful, supportive service!
5 out of 5
Amazing!
My first time buying pipe tabacco, and I am not dissapointed. This is incredibly tasty and delicious with an incredibly earthy flavour. Must try!
5 out of 5
Everything was perfect.
The shipping was fast and everything arrived just as ordered. We got the catalog in the mail and my husband enjoyed picking out what he wanted from that catalog. He is old fashion and knows little about the internet so I helped him put in his order. The actual paper catalog was great though. He probably would not have ordered without it. He is now going to order all his pipe tobacco from you guys. Thank you for making an old man's day!
5 out of 5
Amazing!
This tobacco is a wonderful mixture of taste and smoke. I dare anyone to find a better smoke for the price. And people tell me it smell's delicious. This is my second order of this brand and it really is better the longer you smoke it. It seems to keep the flavor all the way to the bottom of the bowl. It's a bit damp, so a few hours drying should improve it for you , but I don't mind a relight or two. Thanks guys!
4 out of 5
FC Eugene, OR
This tobacco has a rich, nutty flavor and aroma. A nice change of pace from the CB Royal and Lane 1Q that I normally smoke. It burns a little hot so I blended 30% 1Q with it and soon discovered I had created another personal favorite.
5 out of 5
Excellent Tobacco blend
nice smooth mild smoke
5 out of 5
Just the blend I've been looking for.
I'm a causal pipe smoker (a few times a week, mostly on weekends) and have been looking for the perfect blend for a long time. When I first started smoking, there was a local bulk blend that was great, but for some reason it got discontinued. Since then I've bought several others and have always been a bit disappointed. But then I found Admiral's Choice Black & Gold. This is the perfect blend for my palate: not too sweet or bold, and no bite. It is smooth and enjoyable for the entire bowl. Do try this wonderful blend; I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Delicious and Priced right!
Very sweet taste and excellent aroma. Won't bite your tongue either. The price of this very tasty tobacco is absolutely FANTASTIC! Virginia Gold and Black Cavendish is a Great combination of blends. I smoke it daily. Buy a pound. You won't regret it!
4 out of 5
My first Cavendish experience
I start to smoke pipe tobacco 2 months ago. My first tobacco was Virginia and Burley. This is my first Cavendish tobacco I try and I can said the difference in flavor and aroma is really noticeable. The Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish seems to be a good tobacco. I can't make any comparison until now but I read about many others products with excellent reviews who let me think there is more and better choices. But this one is my first experience and I'm not disappointed. This s good tobacco at an excellent price.
5 out of 5
A bargain
I received exactly what I ordered at the price advertised, and will definitely be coming back for more, thanks!
5 out of 5
Virginia Gold Black and Gold 9 oz. Bag
I so glad I took advantage of the great price on the 9 oz. bag. I found it to be a very mellow pleasurable smoke. Considering the price and flavor - five stars!
5 out of 5
Admirals Choice Black and Tan
Enjoyed this tobacco very much , a light smoke, not too moist, had no trouble keeping it lit. Looking forward to trying the Vanilla also. Will purchase more of this in the future, is a good all day smoker and the ladies like the aroma too.
5 out of 5
Good tobacco for the price
Like it. Sometimes mix a little VG Buttered Rum which provides a pleasing smoke. Been a pipe smoker for over 60 years.
4 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish
I've smoked this tobacco for many years. It's a value priced tobacco that gives a satisfying smoke all day without a bite. It smokes best when allowed to dry out for a few days. Not a connoisseur's tobacco for sure but enjoyable none the less. This was my first order from P & C and was impressed with the way they handled the order....efficiently with excellent communications, packaged well and shipped fast. My new go-to tobacconist!
5 out of 5
An affordable favorite
I have smoked this blend for many years and find it mild and aromatic with no bite and a pleasant taste.
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Tobacco is the
Admiral's Choice Tobacco is the best mass-marketed tobacco. The price is great, and the quality is far superior to any of it's competitors. As for Pipes and Cigars, I now have ordered from them three times and am very pleased with the quick and easy service, and I have had NO problems recieving the orders accurately and promptly.
5 out of 5
Kudos
Great service all around
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Pipe Tobacco
Excellent Quality. Excellent Value.
3 out of 5
Not very happy
Has a nice aroma, but doesn't smoke well. Too moist.
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black and Gold Cavendish
Nice mild tobacco with a pleasant aroma and flavor.
5 out of 5
My review
Excellent tobacco.
5 out of 5
A good everyday filler
Awesome flavor, cool burning. A good everyday smoke for in between tins
5 out of 5
Very Good Review
I am very pleased both wite product I purchased and with this seller!
5 out of 5
Loved it
This was a great buy for me. Really enjoyed flavor.
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice Black & Gold Cavendish
I've been smoking this for years. A great value for the money.
5 out of 5
Great
tobacco is good and has a nice price too
5 out of 5
mrs george butterworth
great service
5 out of 5
Admiral's Choice tobacco
A descent smoke and the price is good. It's not top-of -the line but more than adequate for everyday puffing. I find it best to let it dry out for a day or two before use.
5 out of 5
VIRGINIA GOLD VANILLA
Upon opening the bag I found the aroma offensive, not at all what I was exspecting.Sometime's the smell and taste are quite different, so pushing on I loaded a bowl.The tobacco was very moist and difficult to keep lit , and the taste was horrible.At this point I was very disappointed .Not being ready to give up on this tobacco I spread it out to dry a bit.After four days I tried it again , what a difference. This turned out to be a very nice smoke. The vanilla is mild with light support from the Cavendish.I find this blend rewarding my taste buds every time I smoke it,which is often.Another important factor is the price , very affordable .Try it you'll like it.
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