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Half and Half


Long called Burley and Bright, Half and Half has proven to be well liked by the pipe smoking masses. This USA made tobacco delivers a cool burning, flavorful smoke made of fine quality domestic Burley and bright, sweet, Virginias with a modest, pleasant top note of Cardamom, Coriander, and Maze. Half and Half is a smooth and easy going tobacco to enjoy time and time again delivering a cargo of contentment in each bowl. Smooth, flavorful, and aromatic sums up this timeless Half and Half blend that is balanced and affordably priced.

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Overall Rating4.36 out of 5 Based on 186 Ratings

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4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
Half and Half
Been smoking it for 40 years...none finer!
4 out of 5
I Like the 12oz.cans better.
I Like the 12oz.cans better.
5 out of 5
Small to Scoop
STG has restored the glory of this old favorite. The new 7 ounce can will take getting used to. I've been smoking a pipe since 1988 andI grew up with either a pouch or the big can by my side. I do find the opening to be a little small to scoop with a pipe.
4 out of 5
Thumbs up
Great tobacco. If you're looking for a decent nic hit, give this a try. I smoke about half a pack of cigarettes a day, but when this is in my rotation I only have about 2. Half and Half was the first tobacco I smoked when I started smoking a pipe, and I've bought it 3 times already. I really enjoy this.
5 out of 5
Seems improved
A nicely satisfying smoke. I don't remember it being this good in years past. Perhaps they have improved it or my taste has changed. Either way it's a good smoke at a good price.
4 out of 5
good
good
5 out of 5
And Loving It….
Bought a tin of it. Slightly moist but still good smokabilitiy. Taste is a little different from when I started smoking it in 1968.
4 out of 5
old balance good smoking
old balance good smoking
5 out of 5
Half and half 7oz can
Nice and easy storage
4 out of 5
Glad I gave it a try!
I love this tobacco! I came back for a tin after giving this pouch a try. Light, mellow, sweet, sticky taste...definitely, one of my go to tobaccos!
5 out of 5
Always Nice
You can not go wrong with a old codger like Half & Half. Enjoy a bowl by itself or use it to blend. Just nice and simple.
5 out of 5
Half and half 7 oz.
oz.. is my go to tabacco. I have a very large cellar and still smoke this blend often .very pleased to see the 7 oz.. can . A very pleasant smoke with a pleasing room note
4 out of 5
Needs better packing
Received the 8 ounce tin with seal broken and lid popped off inside the box it was shipped in, perhaps packed a little too tight. No one wants dry tobacco. Hopefully it was a fluke, burley and bright is one of my favorite.
5 out of 5
BEST
The best every day pipe tobacco. No doubt.
5 out of 5
Good aroma, nice blend mixture,
Good aroma, nice blend mixture,
5 out of 5
Interesting old classic
I like this old timer smoke more than I thought I would. It has the most noticeable flavor and aroma of all the classic burley’s I’ve tried. I puff gently, as it can bite if you go too fast. The flavoring is interesting to me, I look forward to a pipe full every day.
5 out of 5
Good product!
Good product!
5 out of 5
A good tobacco
A good tobacco
5 out of 5
Love it...have smoked Half and
Love it...have smoked Half and Half for 40 years!
4 out of 5
Old Classic H&H
It took me a while to make friends with this blend. At first I liked it so I bought a tub. The stuff in the tub was not what I had in the pouch. The tub was laden with casing and it had a bite that would send Dracula running towards the Carpathian Mountains!! A few years went by, I had gifted most of the tub out to people. I decided to give it another go, so on my next tobacco order I threw in another pouch. This time it was delicious but it was still nipping at me. What I did was I started to change the type of pipe I was using. I smoked it in a few of my Kaywoodies and the stinger seemed to really help. Then I tried it in my Dr. Grabow Omega with a filter. Sublime! Tasty, tangy, smooth and a great room note! Pretty good nic-hit too.... This one you need a filter or a stinger.
4 out of 5
When I started smoking pipe
When I started smoking pipe 40 years ago my first tobacco was half and half. However, I have not tried it again. It burned well and smoke well and I would buy it again.
5 out of 5
🙂
🙂
5 out of 5
Fast delivery!
Ordering from this company is easy and fast!
5 out of 5
I have no idea I
I have no idea I buy it for my husband which I know he likes but as far as I’m concerned I don’t like it. Because I don’t smoke a pipe ha, ha. He likes it, he thinks it’s great he wants it so I bought it for him.
5 out of 5
this stuff has a great
this stuff has a great room note, and tastes great!
4 out of 5
VPG-SD
A classic that never gets old. Smoking this blend always brings back memories from the past.
4 out of 5
Good burley to smoke by
Good burley to smoke by it's self. excellent burley for blending
5 out of 5
Always a favorite.
Always good. It’s a wonderful blend to use to break in your pipe.
5 out of 5
Excellent Service and Delivery 🚚
Excellent Service and Delivery 🚚 of Order 🤗
4 out of 5
Pretty Good
After reading numerous reviews I was worried when I tried this one. My first bowl I did not like but my second I did. I recommend drinking something sweet like a cola or sweet tea when smoking this and it pairs very nicely. I loved my second bowl and bought a big can for later. Not the best tobacco in the world but a good smoke on the cheaper side. Will be buying more again.
3 out of 5
Try Half and Half
Pleasant to smoke good flavor for its money a traditional blend.
2 out of 5
Too much like a cigarette
Wanted to try a few ounces since its common with pipe smokers. Aroma alright. Too much like smoking a cigarette.
5 out of 5
Love the smell & taste.
Love the smell & taste. Very smooth
5 out of 5
I like it
I like it
5 out of 5
i love this
i love this
5 out of 5
Easy smoking
Love the flavor, great for mixtures too.
5 out of 5
The smell is extremely unique
The smell is extremely unique and vaguely comes through in the smoke. Great old school burley blend.
5 out of 5
Very pleased with product and
Very pleased with product and service
5 out of 5
Excellent Old Time Tobacco
This is a classic, this tobacco was used during the early years of great pipe smokers. Smooth, burns well,cut is small for the scoop and load your pipe , no packing. This is my go to tobacco.
3 out of 5
It's o.k.--has a distinct almost
It's o.k.--has a distinct almost cigar-like aroma, but the only reason I ordered it because the Prince isn't available.
5 out of 5
im glad i gave this a chance it's ben quite enjoyable!
im impressed how well this smokes! with a hint of cherry. ide highly recommend this if you have never tried it before.the room note is light and dissipates rather quickly.
5 out of 5
I purchase these products for
I purchase these products for my Dad. Very pleased with the customer service and prompt delivery. Products have alway been delivered on or before the delivery date. Keep up the Great work. Angela
3 out of 5
My uncle said this was
My uncle said this was okay but he won't try it again
4 out of 5
About the same as Sir
About the same as Sir Walter Raleigh
4 out of 5
It’s a really cool smoke.
It’s a really cool smoke. And it’s the same for me in every smoke
1 out of 5
NASTY
i threw it away.
5 out of 5
Great!!! All the pipe tobacco!!!
Great!!! All the pipe tobacco!!!
3 out of 5
nice aroma, burns a little
nice aroma, burns a little warm for me .
5 out of 5
Never underestimate possibly the most
Never underestimate possibly the most classic OTC blend. A wonderful smoke. Perfect for any codger wanting to enjoy an age old taste. Room note - burley basically, a cigarette imho. Finish - burley nut, some Virginia sweetness and spices of various sorts enrich the marriage beautifully. It is a recipe that is as pleasant as a finely cooked turkey.
5 out of 5
enjoy old codger blends slightly
enjoy old codger blends slightly aromatic
5 out of 5
it's great. thanks
it's great. thanks
5 out of 5
There is a reason this has been around forever
Awesome, really, really love it. Only negative is tongue bite, but that might be due to smoking it so fast because it tastes so great.
5 out of 5
It’s a classic that always
It’s a classic that always satisfies.I remember my dad smoking H & H when I was a kid.It still has that sweet aroma and smooth flavor.One of my favorite smokes.
5 out of 5
I mix two Half &
I mix two Half & Half w/one E.G.R., which was Shelby Foots blend of choice. By it's self, it is a pleasing smoke, but the mixture is a great smoke. The taste and smell are very good. Room note is not overpowering.
4 out of 5
A good contender in my first batch of purchases.
This was a good purchase. I didn't know what to expect as a new pipe tobacco smoker but this product definitely held up to the competition on my first round of purchases. It stayed moist and didn't dry out for a long time, as I'm a recreational smoker.
5 out of 5
One of my go to
One of my go to tobaccos for daily smoking. The flavor and aroma is very pleasant. I like mixing it with other tobaccos.
5 out of 5
An old fall back, reminds
An old fall back, reminds me of my grandfather who only smocked Half & Half.
5 out of 5
mellow smoke, flavorful, stays lit.
mellow smoke, flavorful, stays lit.
4 out of 5
Half & Half
Mellow smoke. No bitter after taste
4 out of 5
Good Stuff!!
This was my daily for years, but I moved away from it long ago. Ordered a couple bags last time, I forgot how good it was! Now a couple bowls a day!
5 out of 5
Half & Half IS pipe tobacco. Period.
It is the pipe smoking staple. If I could only ever have 1 tobacco to choose from, it is always gonna be H&H.
5 out of 5
Just the right blend. It
Just the right blend. It is an easy smoke, and just the right bite. It has a nice room note, and a real good taste in your mouth.
5 out of 5
The Old Timers Knew All Along!
Your Pap didn't smoke this for 60 years for.no reason! Its good stuff! Taste of Merica! Let the English folks smoke the English Blends. If your American.......smoke some American blends. I'm convinced its in our DNA! Good American blend with some Iced Tea, Apple Cider or even a cup of Joe. Simply nothing better! To anyone taste testing tobaccos.....take it SLOW! Don't just smoke 1 pipe full and say or think you don't like it. You have to smoke 4-5 bowls. Try with and without filters. Try in the morning, afternoon and evening. Sip at the pipe. Don't Choo Choo away at it. Take a sip of your favorite beverage after every couple hits to clean your pallete. IMO most tobaccos don't taste great the first time you smoke them. Takes you, your taste buds and your brain some time to think about and realize what you are tasting. Only then can you appreciate the tobacco and decide Yay or Nay on wether you like or enjoy it. It never will happen with the first bowl or 1 bowl! I realized this early on as I bought all the tobaccos my pap smoked. Half&Half, Carter Hall, Prince Albert, SWR, Five Brothers. I sat down and smoked a bowl of each and all I could think was this stuff is HORRIBLE and what was my pap thinking. So I got online and researched Aros and English blends. Ordered about 30 of the top rated kinds. They show up in the mail and I began to try a pipe of each. Again as I'm going I'm thinking OMG all this stuff is just as bad as the American Blends! Even worse! After I'd tried them all....I had no choice but to try some for a second time. That's where things changed for me. As I did so I started to realize hey maybe this one isn't so bad after all. Then I tried it a 3rd 4th 5th time. Every time they became better and better tasting. Going back to the original American Blends I mentioned. As I tried them again I realized those are what I liked best. Your not gonna like all tobaccos. I'd say I LIKE 20% of them and LOVE 5% of them. But now I can Appreciate 100% of them!
4 out of 5
I used it in the
I used it in the 70's. Compared to the present, the scent is not the same
5 out of 5
Great tobacco smokes perfect. Awesome
Great tobacco smokes perfect. Awesome service and price
5 out of 5
Classic
I got this because everywhere I looked it was recommended as on of the best. I was not disappointed. Smooth and flavorful.
5 out of 5
Buy it now !
After a bowl or two I LOVE THIS STUFF !..There is no tobacco anywhere that tastes like this. Very different but wonderful.
5 out of 5
RSchmidt Waukesha,WI
Half and Half is a great mixer with black cavendish. The fact it is long burning with minimum relights makes for a great blend. The Burley and Brights blend perfectly with black cavendish with an excellent taste and aroma.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
I have used these for
I have used these for years
5 out of 5
Perfect, fast service
Perfect, fast service
5 out of 5
A blast from my past!
My grandfather, Pappy, smoked Half and Half in his self-rolled cigarettes...60 years ago. I remember and really enjoy the aroma. Quite a 'comfortable' smell and flavor.
4 out of 5
good
good
4 out of 5
Good, simple, slightly fragrant smoke.
Good, simple, slightly fragrant smoke.
4 out of 5
Enjoy the flavor
Enjoy the flavor
4 out of 5
Go-to pipe tobacco
Smooth with no bite. Consistently high quality tobacco.
3 out of 5
A very decent all-day smoke, with some reservations
I began smoking a pipe back in 1970 as a late teen. I could only afford a drugstore Dr. Grabow pipe and a small assortment of pouch tobaccos such as Borkam Riff, #79 and Half and Half. When I picked up pipe smoking again, 50 years ago almost to the day, of course I had to try an old friend again to start. It was pleasingly familiar, however, I also ordered Lane 1Q, BCA and RLP-6, Captain Black Original and Royal, GL Pease Matese Falcon, Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding, Peter Stokkebye Navy Flake and a couple of others. I have not been able to try all of them, however, to give Half and Half a 4 or 5 star, with such other great refined tobaccos would be disingenuous. It deserves a solid 3 star. It is a very decent all-day smoke, but tends toward tongue bite compared to some of the others. I do not have much experience, but it you are brand new to pipe smoking, you will not go wrong with Half and Half, just be sure to "sip" the pipe, not "chug" on it (which is always recommended). If you have yet to buy your first selection of tobacco, I would recommend Lane 1Q or Captain Black. I quite enjoyed both, putting them at a 4 star, reserving 5 star for the best of the best...yet to be discovered.
4 out of 5
It has something for just about everyone!
This tobacco exceeded my expectations. When I first opened the pouch, I found the aroma strangely similar to a raspberry breakfast bar. As a smoke, it packed and burned well, but on the first few puffs I did get a few bits in my mouth; I attribute this to the relatively small size of the flakes...it was almost like dried oatmeal. It tasted excellent; it's a blend I can see smoking throughout the day. I can see why it's been so popular for so long.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome, no other words
5 out of 5
Good for a change
I like Half and Half in my rotation. The flavor is unique and quite a bit different from my every-day tobacco.
5 out of 5
Good tobacco
Would recommend
4 out of 5
Old standby
Old standby
4 out of 5
Old and new Half and Half
I remember the old Half and Half as being my fathers go to blend along with Grangers- I now appreciate it as a change from my VaPer choices. The burley is a bit rougher on the senses -the room aroma less than I remember but I will continue to use as a change of pace.
5 out of 5
Family Tradition
2nd gen fave.
5 out of 5
half & half pipe tobacco
5 * This is all my husband smokes. Very few places carry it around our location any more. Glad I looked you up and cheaper than anyone else !!!!
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
One of the smoothest I’ve tried and a better half favorite
5 out of 5
Great Service
Service was fast and product was fresh.
5 out of 5
Good "Crema" Aroma and Taste
It really does have a "crema" like taste and is almost like a Captain Black. But I bought a pouch and don't know how long it keeps the taste and aroma when you keep opening and closing it. I found out most tobaccos are like coffee and soon lose their taste and aroma after 3 days. Even the highly esteemed ones.
5 out of 5
Really Nice Taste
Really Nice and Soft
5 out of 5
The best smoking tobacco for
The best smoking tobacco for me
4 out of 5
Nice blend
Nice blend
5 out of 5
Half And Half
I like better than MIX 79 because it burns more even.
5 out of 5
The Flavor Will Grow On You
It has been almost a year since I started smoking a pipe. In all that time I haven't tried some of the original OTC blends. Since I was ordering some "premium" tin tobaccos I decided to add Prince Albert and Half and Half to the order. At first, Prince Albert "wowed" me and I thought it was clear what my next daily smoke would be. However, I kept waking up in the morning having a craving for Half and Half. The reason I had at first enjoyed Prince Albert more was because of its singular Burley flavor. I thought Half and Half's Virgina conflicted with the Burley. Safe to say, it just grew on me, and I ended up waiting each night just to taste that velvety finish that is so prominent too. Only thing left to try on is Granger and Sir Walter Raleigh, but, why try those two when I already found the next best thing in my pipe smoking career?
5 out of 5
An Old-Time Favorite!
My last bowl of H&H was in 1968. My first new bowl was last week. It does now what it did then, providing a simple smoke reminiscent of simpler times.
5 out of 5
Wonderful old standard
H&H has been around a long time and is a consistently amazing smoke. I like it’s earthiness and flavor. Great all day smoke. Highly recommend this tobacco.
4 out of 5
Deliciously simple..
A truly simple and pleasant smoke that I keep coming back to. It smells decent, burns evenly, and is mild enough to smoke all day. There is nothing pretentious about it's flavor or presentation. When you just need a puff to ponder over, this is a fine OTC blend.
5 out of 5
Fantastic everyman's blend
My absolutely preferred everyman's pipe tobacco. Burley and bright, just like the packaging says. It burns smoothly and evenly, with a smokey flavor and aroma that I could enjoy all day. Some people can't stand the stuff, I feel absolutely the opposite. A simple pleasure for a simple hobby.
4 out of 5
Good
I am a new pipe smoker, I have tried many many varieties. This is a cut above the rest according to my taste buds....I have learned that Fancy packaging and high price don't mean its any better...I will reorder Half & Half
4 out of 5
Good
I am a new pipe smoker...I have tried maybe a dozen different types...they all taste very similar...but Half & Half is the only one I reordered so far...so maybe its a little better than the rest
4 out of 5
Great budget brand
Excellent tobacco. Burns evenly and smoothly. No bite whatsoever, the burley really shines through. The virginias even it all out with a little bit of bright sweetness and the toppings aren't overwhelming at all. For a budget leaf, this one is absolutely an easy classic.
5 out of 5
Half and Half
It is realatively inexpensive and it is pretty good tobacco!!
5 out of 5
The best drugstore blend of them all
It’s half sun cured burley and half flue cried bright Virgina, with casing and flavorings never duplicated. Each pouch tastes and smells the same as it did fifty years ago. The old men that rolled their own may have smoked Prince Albert or Velvet, but Half and Half has been “A cargo of contentment in the bowl of any pipe” for over a century. It’s a sweet and savory blend, you simply cannot buy except by buying the original. The best drugstore blend ever made.
5 out of 5
Half and Half
No wonder this tobacco has been around for so long. It’s soooo good. Sit back and enjoy
5 out of 5
Great grandfather
This tobacco reminds me of my great grandfather. From the time I was a small boy until the time he passed, any time i would see him he always had his well worn pipe packed full of half-and-half, and a glass of fine whiskey on the rocks sitting in his oversized chair. The house always smelled of pipe tobacco and this is the blend that triggers memories. He ended up living till he was 113, and had a pipe in his mouth every day till his last, so I assume that it must be something in the half-and half. As a piper myself, I too can appreciate and enjoy this blend for what it is, a very nice and pleasant pipe tobacco. However at this stage of my life, it's not particularly something I usually would go for. But occasionally I fire this up to remember my great grandfather and ponder all the things I didnt know about him. That alone is priceless.
3 out of 5
its not bad but lane
its not bad but lane is better
5 out of 5
great
Great half&half is a mix with 1/3 Capt Black. I've tried lots of tobaccos and blinds, and this is by far the best. Best wishes Phillip
5 out of 5
Half & Half
I personaly love this tobacco. The taste is unique without being fake or overly sweet. I prefer this over CH or any of the other OTC classics. Smooth and ez on the tongue. Cant beat Pipes & Cigars pricing and service.
5 out of 5
Yes, it’s 5 stars.
Yes, it’s great and I’ll be become your regular customer definitely.
5 out of 5
long timer
There's good reason why it's been around so long, it's great
5 out of 5
A good combination
I think this is a must try for first time pipe smoking. I find it smooth and not to strong in flavors.
5 out of 5
half and half
I have smoked this tobacco for many years and find it very satisfying . No other tobacco is as good.
5 out of 5
My Dad has Smoked this
My Dad has Smoked this for years and I have to say that I Love how nice it Smells
1 out of 5
Stinks
The tobacco is easy to light and stays lit. But the taste and smell stinks.
3 out of 5
Good solid all day smoke!
Cant go wrong with this one! Great aroma, pleasant smoke, worry free mechanics!
5 out of 5
Friendly old timer...
5 stars for what it is...a classic American pouch tobacco...unpretentious and inexpensive. I’m trying each of them and this is the second. Out of the cellophane, popped the well made seal, loaded a bowl, gravity feed with only light packing. It’s nicely moist straight from the pouch and easy to overpack. Pouch note is fruity? Lights easily, burns readily, has an agreeable room note according to my wife. First bowl was through an old favorite Jost Standard Billiard. No bite, agreeable flavor, plenty of smoke, nothing remarkable but very easy to like. Second bowl though a Mo. Meer. Twain, recently acquired and just shy of fully broken in...fresh Medico filter for my review. Seems like the perfect match. My usual smoke is a Dunhill with Latakia...this is quite a change but is an excellent change of pace. Both pipes relit well with no funky tastes or overly strong character. I’ll keep some on hand as it’s different and an easy smoke. It’s a slow burner that sips well...I suspect that it could bite if forced.
4 out of 5
Very mild
The thing I like most about H&H is it's clear versatility as a nifty mixer. Reminds me of Prince Albert but minus the exotic spice flavor that the Prince summons up. This gave me the notion to blend it in small amounts with my fruity aromatics that I treasure. I discovered a robust nicotine content in my pouch that packed a decent wallop, so I only have this one every now and then during the week.
5 out of 5
Unique
Kinda hard to describe this blend. It has an interesting flavor unlike anything I’ve tried. Pherhaps spicy not like perique but incense Type of spice. Very well down smooth and flavorful. Will order again only in larger amounts than the pouch I just was not sure if I would enjoy this. I just finished a bowl of this as I wrote this in fact. 5star for me
5 out of 5
No complaints
Good taste. Burns nice.
5 out of 5
HALF AND HALF
iT SMOKES WELL AND I LIKE THE AROMA.
4 out of 5
Not a bad smoke at all.
Not bad at all for an inexpensive drug store staple. I was pleasantly surprised how much I have enjoyed some of the simple Burly ( in this case a blend) tobaccos. Decent flavor paired with mild, all day smokability make this a go to for a mid day break when I don't have time to sit down and read the flavors of a hard to find exotic tobacco.
2 out of 5
Might be time-honored, but doesn't hold its own against today's selection
I so desperately wanted to like this. The pouch note was pleasant. I opened the pouch and then taped it back up and let it sit on the counter for a few days before smoking it. The moisture was just right. Even when lit with a soft flame or match, and slowly sipped, this tobacco had no flavor (other than ash) that I could discern. I'm glad it was so cheap or I would have been upset about wasting money. Two stars for nostalgia alone.
4 out of 5
Good smoke for a nonaromatic
Good smoke for a nonaromatic
5 out of 5
My Go-To Pipe Tobacco
I am still new (less than 4 yrs.) in smoking a pipe. I am still trying different blends and brands. I may prefer a cherry or rum flavored tobacco on occasion, but I will always return to Half and Half for its overall taste, quality burn and call me sentimental aroma.
5 out of 5
Half n Half
It's okay, wonder what it might mix well with. Matter of fact, I'd be interested in any successful home recipes, I'm new to the idea. Thanks. !
5 out of 5
Great memories
Another person taking a stroll down memory lane. Grandfathers brand of pipe tobacco. Great room note, and not too strong. Easy to stay lit, a bargain too. Will probably add some to every order.
5 out of 5
Tried a pouch but next time will be buying a tin!
Great stuff, I tried it buying some 'battle' pouches and not only did it win the battle, in won the war. Bought 10 or so different pouches and this was one of my favorites. The price makes it a bargain.
4 out of 5
Not bad too shaby
Its alright for a drug store brand. I like the nuttiness of the burley and the square cut.
3 out of 5
ADVICE: Do Not Use to Break-in a New Pipe
I would not recommend using Half & Half to break in a pipe. I had been nicely breaking in a new briar for about a week. Smoked a bowl of this stuff. Noticed a strong apple - melting plastic smell and taste. Despite trying all kinds of blends in this pipe to try to drive away that stench, it still lingers in the pipe. Here it is New Year's Eve. As I write, I have loaded the pipe with my "big guns"--a 40 / 40 / 20 blend of Latakia and Perique and Virginia Red Ribbon--in a final desperate attempt to reseason the pipe and mask that foul and stubborn residue left by Half & Half. I really don't understand why today's Half & Half tastes this way. I should mention, in fairness, in all my 50 years of smoking, I never did try Half & Half till now. I see other posts from people who've been happily smoking the stuff for decades. I just can't believe this is the same Half & Half that the legends are made of. The people who've smoked it for decades--their taste buds must've adjusted to the changes over the years, and they just never noticed the change in top flavoring. In any case, please don't break in a new pipe with Half & Half.
5 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
Nice Blend
While mourning the loss of Frog Morton Across The Pond, and other Syrian blends to which I had become addicted, I decided to try something completely different. Read many fine reviews on Half & Half (hereafter "HH") , thought I'd give it a twirl. Found the stuff a nice-tasting, basic smoke, nothing fancy, even burning. As mentioned in an earlier review, HH does not smoke well if packed too tightly. Burns OK, a little trying to start, stays lit, but does better in a larger pipe. A fair amount of propylene glycol or whatever to maintain moisture, mild "gumminess" compared to premium brands. -1/2 star for that and -1/2 star for blander flavor. However, I keep a pouch around to vary my routine. Fine quality smoke. Tried blending my own HH from Lane bulk tobaccos, a resounding failure that tasted awful, burned like coal, destroying a nice Ropp cherrywood in the process. Will leave blending to the pros!!
5 out of 5
A reminder of better days
This, to me, is the quintessential codger blend (and I mean that in a good way). Sweet, smoky, mild, this tobacco doesn't require a lot of puzzling out of flavors...no searching for grassy, hay-like notes with Half and Half, just good, old fashioned, no nonsense tobacco. I'm a burley fan (thanks to Matches860), and this blend has the perfect ratio of Burley/Virginia. You get that nutty Burley flavor with a nice sweet finish from the Virginia. I've smoked pretty much every OTC blend out there, and this one is by far my favorite. A lot of the old OTC blends have that chemical taste in the background, but I've never noticed that in this blend. I'd recommend this to any pipe smoker, new or experienced. Granted, I have more "premium" tobaccos in my daily rotation, and I do enjoy them, but there will always be room for a bowl of H&H in my life.
5 out of 5
O HAPPY DAY!!!
Just finished my very first bowl of Half and half, Very light and mellow mouth feel with a delightful nutty chocolate aroma the end of the bowl had more of a coffee bean taste that ended with light liquorish . Enjoyed it with a cup of pecan flavored coffee. I will definitely buy a tin next time. Great job Pipes and Cigars.
3 out of 5
Good Smoke
Very enjoyable smoke. I usually lean towards English blends but this is just a good ol stand by with no bite and great tin and room notes with a great taste. Don't pass it up just because of the cheaper price.
4 out of 5
Always good
Easy all day smoke. Pleasant room note burns easy.
5 out of 5
A great tobacco.
As a matter of fact I'm smoking Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic right now. It is everything I expected it to be, amd I am very pleased.
3 out of 5
Not too bad
Pretty good standalone tobacco. It's not my favorite, but if it's all I had I'd smoke it all day.
5 out of 5
Half and half
I have been smoking half and half for years and find it is the most satisfying. You make it easier to purchase at a good price.
5 out of 5
A nice working man's tobacco
I like this pipe tobacco. It's in my top 5 rotation. Makes for a pleasant break from the more aromatic tobaccos I smoke.
5 out of 5
Hooray for the oled standby!
Good ole half and half
4 out of 5
A good American blend.
Surprisingly good Burley and Virginia blend. Had never tried it in the past, figured it was time to give it a chance. Smooth, toasty, and tasty, all in all a nice easy going blend. I would buy this again. I find myself drawn to English blends, but this American hits the right notes, at least for me.
5 out of 5
Excellent tobacco
Excellent tobacco
5 out of 5
Yep. Old reliable.
Good ole half and half. Old reliable.
5 out of 5
I Reccommend you try,if only once
Very good for what it is.Much better than it was back in the 90's.I bought a pouch while in Italy back in '98,and it smelled like grass clippings,and tasted harsh.What I have here is mostly burley,and smells like it in the pouch.Good for a change of pace.
5 out of 5
Great company and tobacco
The half and half was great fresh and aromatic. Great company.. I'll be a life long customer
5 out of 5
Half and Half is a winner!
I've been comparing all the OTC's, PA, SWR, HH, Velvet and CH, and I've found Half and Half to be the most enjoyable and flavorful, while still mild and no bite. Velvet and Carter Hall not as flavorful yet very mild. Excellent smokes but not very complex in flavor. Very straight forward and simple. Sir Walter and Prince Albert a bit stronger, more bite and more flavor. Half and Half is in the middle with a nice burley taste and subtle complex flavor that is very appealing. Definitely going to be a regular for me as a PC customer. Delivery is fast and tobacco always fresh.
5 out of 5
Half and Half satisfies.
Half and Half keeps tugging me back for another bowl. More and more I'm getting away from aromatics and all the big deal tobaccos. Half and Half is truly an all day smoke reminiscent of days gone by and simpler times. I revisit the days of my dad smoking HH in his wood shop and the times we shared there as a kid. It's a mild, bite free tobacco that doesn't leave a sore mouth or bad aftertaste like highly-flavored potpourri varieties. Nothing compares to a fresh bowl of Half and Half in my favorite pipe at the end of the day. A true classic pipe tobacco that's is the heart of what I love about pipe smoking!
4 out of 5
Its ok...
Ive had carter hall, its pretty close to the same to me. Mild, easy to keep lit. Good taste. Prob buy again at some point.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke, classic flavor, nothing stellar
I like Half & Half because it sort of clears your palette after a lot of heavier blends. I will always keep some around.
3 out of 5
NOT AS GOOD AS I
NOT AS GOOD AS I THOUGHT IT WAS 50 YWARS AGO
5 out of 5
Very pleased with order
Very pleased with order
5 out of 5
Good stuff
I like it,Good mello smoke with very little tongue bite.
5 out of 5
Your All Day Companion
For a "drugstore" blend, Half and Half is one of the greats. I love blends like this that have been around for so long that family members smoked this 50+ years ago. This is reliable, cool smoke that has an appealing and intriguing spice note that to me, tastes like history. Per the maker's website, there are hints of cardamom, coriander and maze. I'm not sure I would have been able to identify these specific spices on my own, but, regardless, it works and works very well. These flavors are subtle and never become tiresome. Half and Half is easy to pack, easy to light and easy to keep lite. The only downside for me is the packaging specifically, the pouch. It is difficult to open and to keep closed after loading a pipe. That aside, this is a classic taste of yesteryear that makes for a great all day companion!
5 out of 5
Half & half ....smooth
First time smoking half & half, so smooth and burns great. I love it
5 out of 5
Good, all-day smoke
An excellent product at a great price. Not up there with Carter Hall (in my opinion) and just a little short of Sir Walter Raleigh. It has an underlying, pleasant and slightly sweet tobacco taste. Not quite an aromatic but far superior to Captain Black and Borkhum Riff. Like Carter Hall and Sir Walter Raleigh, it can be smoked all day and if I only had Half and Half to smoke, I wouldn't be unhappy.
4 out of 5
Decent smoke
Your grand dads smoke. Old school smoke, burns nicely, aroma is about like a cigar, nothing special. Good smoke while working, hunting or fishing.
5 out of 5
An Old Favorite.
This was the first tobacco I smoked over 60 years ago. Brings back great memories.
2 out of 5
Half & Half
Haven't really had a chance to get into it, did smoke one bowl of it and for me it just wasn't my favorite. Has a cherry chocolate smell in the pouch, and a really strong sweet after taste. I'm more of a English guy myself though. For aromatic lovers this might fit into y'all's rotation perfectly.
5 out of 5
Great tabacco
Great smoking Tabacco. Smoked it for over 45 years , still my only brand .
5 out of 5
Great burley smoke!
Another must try Classic tobacco.Enjoyed the taste,it's nice to take a break from heavy flavored tobacco,and smoke a smooth nutty burley flavor like this.Half and half is a terrific no nonsense burley smoke.Half and half is a must try classic.
5 out of 5
Half&Half
Great product. More importantly, great service from P&C.
4 out of 5
9/10, would buy again
Excellent tobacco, tastes good and smokes smoothly.
5 out of 5
Half and Half
A nice mild mixture for easy smoking and it stays lit, I usually get about 45 minutes on one fill and one match.
3 out of 5
Improved of Late
For a good while, Half and Half had suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and came away the worst for it. But since it was taken in hand by Lane/Scandinavian & Co, it has improved noticeably. Still rough compared to Prince Albert and Carter Hall, it has caught up to Sir Walter Raleigh and is now at least an average OTC blend. Now, if they’d only put it back in the original pouch rather than the current ‘packet’.
4 out of 5
Glad I tried it again!
This is my second review. I didn't really like this blend at first, but I decided to give it another try. I'm glad I did! I've been a pipe smoker for over two years now and my tastes have changed. Stuff I didn't like early on I like now, like this one! It smells nice in the pouch and tastes pretty good. This is now my favorite non-aromatic blend. It's a good everyday tobacco. Nice price too!
4 out of 5
Consistently a smooth, cool smoke
Consistently a smooth, cool smoke with a pleasant note and after taste.
3 out of 5
Half and Half
Not nearly as pleasant as it was 20 years ago...kind of disappointed in this.
2 out of 5
It's okay
This tobacco has a really nice room note, but the taste is very bland. It seems to have an almost bitter taste to it, despite "sipping" the pipe while smoking.
4 out of 5
A True American Classic Blend At A Great Price
If you're like me and enjoy lighting up a cob with some good ole Burley and just relaxing, then you'll enjoy Half and Half. This brand has been around since before FDR and has been a staple in the pipes of millions of smokers ever since its inception. There's a reason for its longevity: It burns smooth and has good flavor.--with no bite either. Oh, and it won't break the bank. So go ahead and try it. I think you'll be glad you did.
2 out of 5
dried dark fruits
Half & Half pipe tobacco is for someone that is looking for a tobacco that is reminiscent of dried dark fruits. It's not for me but it might be for you.
4 out of 5
Half & Half Tobacco
An old times blend of burley & bright tobaccos that my Grandfather smoked in the 40s and 50s. I smoke it around my Dad, who very much appreciates its nostalgia. Nothing spectacular about this straight-forward tobacco: smokes smoothly, distinct aroma, mixes well with other tobaccos.
1 out of 5
didn't like
I found that I did not like Half & Half Pipe Tobacco. I have found that I like Captain Black Regular more.
3 out of 5
Not bad or great
Burns consistently with a dry aftertaste. The fruity aroma is inviting and the tobacco is robust enough have enough volume on the inhale. I'd really adore this if it were a touch sweeter while smoking like the pouch aroma would indicate.
3 out of 5
Cherry > Fig
This blend taste more like dried figs or plums than cherry. It taste more cherry than McClelland Dark Cherry Cavendish though! The taste and aroma of this blend definitely reminds me of a grandmother's purse or something similar to that. I don't think that I will buy this blend again.
4 out of 5
Take It or Leave it.
One tobacconist I know loves it, another hates it. I like it - if that can be considered middle ground.
3 out of 5
A nice change of pace
I've smoked a pipe off and on for 30 years and smoked more blends than I can remember. H&H is nutty and mild. You could inhale this without trouble. Although I don't encourage it. I still grab it for a quick smoke and use it as a base blending. I don't really notice a casing. It's not sticky with topping. Check out the half n half website for a 1 buck sample pouch coupon.
1 out of 5
First One to Go In The Trash
Good Day to All! I hope All are enjoying a pleasant pipe and a fantastic day. I agree with "Danial R.": "How can this have a four star rating???????? I can barely get through a bowl. Poor quality. Bad flavor. Burns hot. The second worst pipe tobacco I have ever tasted. Just above a generic cigarette on my flavor scale.' My sentiments exactly. I quit smoking cigarettes many years ago. Don't feel like starting again. I haven't thrown out any pipe tobacco yet. This will be my first. It somewhat annoys me that I paid $5.99 for it. And that's another thing. i don't find convenient store or tobacco store products to be inexpensive. P&C Now, that's where the deals are! I like to get their paper catalog, page through it while smoking a bowl, cirlcling the tobacco's and stuff that I want to try. And the shipping is mind boggling. For P&C I give 5 Stars.
5 out of 5
Don't overthink it.
Smoking the current iteration. Arrived in good condition. Decent enough tobacco, cloying dross alcohol topping, no cherry to speak of. A good base to add blending burley and cut the PG to a tolerable level. Will purchase again.
2 out of 5
Sorry, grandpa
Ugh. This was my grandpa's tobacco and I had high hopes... but this was really disappointing. Dry and unpleasant.
1 out of 5
Just go buy a cigarette... it will taste the same at least it will be over faster.
Received this as part of the September Club shipment. How can this have a four star rating???????? I can barely get through a bowl. Poor quality. Bad flavor. Burns hot. The second worst pipe tobacco I have ever tasted. Just above a generic cigarette on my flavor scale.
5 out of 5
Purchase of Half and Half pipe tobacco
Your company is the only one I have found that I can purchase this half and half tabacco at a great price. Please keep this brand in stock and you will alway have someone to purchase your product. thanks
5 out of 5
will buy again
good choice !
4 out of 5
Great value.
I love the nutty aroma of H & H. Easy to smoke anytime.
5 out of 5
Tobacco purchase
Very happy! Quick shipping and the tobacco is great! Thanks!
3 out of 5
Pleasureable Smoke
First try I didn't like it very much, as it was my first try at really smoking a pipe(much to learn). Have tried it a few more times since then interspersed with other types of tobaccos, and am enjoying it. Now I will use it periodically to keep the rotations interesting.
5 out of 5
Dad Loves his Half& Half
Dad Loves his Half& Half tobacco!!!
Customer Testimonials
Great tobacco! My daily for years!
BC of Saylorsburg, PA
I been smoking half and half on a daily basis for about three year's now I love it completely. I'm a poor man don't have have a fancy pipe like some folks do. I've been smoking it in a ten dollar pipe for the whole time I been smoking half and half but it's a good smoke. My grandpa been smoking it for forty years - cb trenton mo
CB of Trenton, MO
I smoked this years ago when they were making half and half cigarettes (remember those?). They had a mild taste and wonderful aroma. I bought bulk, expecting the same experience. Not the same. Harsh taste with a bite. Aroma not inviting. What did they do?
RE of Leesburg, FL
Sorry, didn't see the fascination with this one. Tried it 3 or 4 times in a cob, and was always harsh, with a bite. Smoked it slow, and smoked it a little fast, with the same result. Seemed a little dry, so I put a humi-button in the pouch, and it did mellow it a bit, but just too harsh for me. Not knocking it for those who enjoy it, just not for me. PA is a better everyday for me.
KG of Catlett, VA
This was one of the favorites of Civil War historian Shelby Foote, and I can see why. Completely unpretentious, yet not totally without nuance. Smokes best after about 30 minutes if drying time, and go slow!!! Or your tongue will be barbecued. Once you figure out how to smoke it you will reach for it time and again. Matt Berea, Ky.
KG of Mckee, KY
Love the stuff and I will continue to buy it.
KJ of Aiea, HI
The best there is, hands down! This rendition of Half and Half is far superior to the Pinkerton version. If I could only smoke one tobacco this would be it.
CS of Pittsburgh, PA
This must be one of those "you either love or hate it"? I can't say that I'm on the "love it" side. Simply put, it was like smoking cotton candy. Both smell and taste. On the plus side, it was easy to light and burned very well. I think I will let this tobacco air on and see how it goes sometime down the road. Just too sweet for me.
DW of Knoxville, TN
I have been smoking pipes for about a year now and my tastes have changed during that time. At first I didn't care much for this one but now I like it and other Burley blends more. Nice aroma in the pouch and tastes pretty good. Pretty smooth with maybe a tiny bite if smoked too fast. Overall a good American classic!
BW of Pomona, CA
Very good product and service.
DS of Forty Fort, PA
This is a great pipe tobacco! I had a relative who smoked this when I was a kid and always liked the aroma. When I started smoking a pipe one of the first tobaccos I tried. I still enjoy it 40 some years later. Always fresh, has a great tin aroma. I have never experienced any bite and has a pleasant taste. This is one I love with my morning coffee.
JK of San Bernardino, CA
Good smoke just don't like burley
JM of dartmouth, MA
I like it more than Carter Hall. Let it breath out of the tin and it smokes great.
CT of Cache, OK
This is my first time smoke Half and Half, very good, very smooth and delicious...
LG of Allston, MA
Half and Half is what my great grandfather smoked. I can remember sitting in his smoking room, watching him blow smoke rings, and reading the label out loud. When I read it he just leaned back in his chair and said, "Yep. Good ol' Half and Half. I've been smoking it for years and years". Now that I'm a pipe smoker I love it. It is now my go to blend. My wife loves the room note. A great tobacco for any time, any where.
MS of Spruce Pine, NC
My grandpa smoked it when I was a kid in 1980 I still remember that smell. Well I just started smoking a pipe about 30 days ago. I had order a lot of different tobaccos 6 total didn't like none of them . Went to my local tobacco store and seen a old friend of grandpas (half & half ) sure glad I found it!!! Love this stuff!! Go try you some old school tobacco. Hope you enjoy it!!
JH of Lonoke, AR
When I began smoking a pipe, I purchased a small selection of pipes, as well as a healthy variety of so-called "premium" tinned tobaccos. Also, I purchased of few American over-the-counter, or, "drugstore" blends - Half and Half being one of them. Fast forward to the present day, and Half and Half has become my daily smoke. The expensive tinned tobaccos were all very fine, sure, but Half and Half seems to have stood the test of time for a reason. It's got a smooth, nutty flavor (thanks to the Burley) and the Virginia tobaccos give it a hint of sweetness. Half and Half does have a casing, but not so much that I would call it an "aromatic" - just a classic American pipe blend. Don't let the unique casing/aroma of Half and Half put you off - it really adds something to the smoke. Give this tobacco a few bowls, and it may become your everyday smoke, too. Try some Half and Half, and let's keep this classic American tobacco alive.
RJ of Aransas Pass, TX
Hadn't smoked this since late 70' or early 80's. Bought it because it's cheap. Mild taste and light aroma. I have had a hard time getting it to burn good. I left a couple ounces out last night and it's a little better. Will l use it to blend with. Not a bad tobacco but probably won't buy any more for a good while. Wouldn't discourage anyone from trying it. It's an old time American blend.
GB of Lawton, OK
VERY GOOD PIPE TOBACCO - SMOOTH - I HAD AN OLD FRIEND - 78 YEARS OLD WHO CREATED HIS OWN BLEND WITH MIXTURE #79 (40%) - HALF AND HALF (40%) AND A MILD CHERRY TOBACCO (20%) - MIXED IT UP REALLY GOOD - TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT SMOKING TOBACCO. HIS LAST NAME IS BEAVER - SO I CALL IT THE BEAVER BLEND - IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO TRY IT - IT MAY BECOME A DAILY SMOKE #3 OR #4 ON MY LIST OF FAVORITE. PIPES AND CIGARS IS MY FAVORITE SITE TO PURCHASE PIPE TOBACCO AND CIGARS. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OUR AMERICAN MILITARY WORLD WIDE. THANKS
MH of Edmond, OK
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