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Hearth & Home Vermont Meat Candy

Vermont Meat Candy combines two great flavors - maple and bacon. We start with a Cavendish that's been given a deep, sweet maple flavor and then we added dark Kentucky that's been fire-cured with hickory wood, which delivers the flavor and aroma of hardwood-smoked bacon. Just think about those Sunday mornings when you'd dip your bacon into the syrup from your pancakes and fell in love with the sweet, smoky and salty flavor. Now you can have that flavor without the calories or cholesterol!\

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Overall Rating 4.27 out of 5 Based on 30 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hearth & Home Vermont Meat Candy”

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5 out of 5
Smokes great!
Love the aroma all my friends loved it when I smoked this one
4 out of 5
Sweet, smoky, mild tobacco, it's good!
Totally surprised by this blend, it's really good! The room note is awesome, smells like maple and smoke, I totally get the bacon. The taste is mild, don't go in thinking it's going to taste like eating bacon or eating maple candy. This is a fairly mild, easy going aromatic that has this whisp of maple and smoke that reminds you of cooking bacon, it's really nice. It burns well, it's easy to smoke, the nic hit is low, and it has a pleasant smell and taste. Is this going to beat penzance or aged burley, but it's nice.
5 out of 5
My favorite blend.
Great room note, taste and aroma are right on. Not a syrupy topping burns well all the way to the bottom. Cant say enough one of me favorite blends.
5 out of 5
Thinking back to Granny's Kitchen
The smell of breakfast and a very mild enjoyable smoke. If you've ever smoked Lane 1-Q, then, you'll probably like this. Seems to take a step back as far strength, but, the room-note is better "IMO". Lane 1-Q is great and the sales & reviews speaks for itself, but, something about this one just seems better (probably the smell of breakfast cooking) takes me back to granny's kitchen and the memories that go along with it. Give this on a try, I think you'll agree and step back in time, each time you light up. Thanks again P & C for offering just a great selection and Hearth & Home for making it.
2 out of 5
Hey! Where's the Meat?
Hey! To me, it's just tobacco! Didn't smell the maple or vanilla & I definitely didn't smell anything that reminds me of Mamma's cooking, so I added two ozs. of Creme Brulee & WOW! Now it's an all day smoke like cookies from Mamma's oven!!$ I'm calling it "Carolina Kuckies!!$"
5 out of 5
Excellent Flavor!
This is one of the few aromatics, that I smoke. The hickory smoked flavor, with maple lives up to it's name. It has just the right amount of sweetness and flavor to let the taste of the tobacco blend come through. It smokes cool, with no bite.
2 out of 5
Where's the maple
Not really that great I've had better but it will do in a pinch No real maple flavor to speak of don't go by the reviews
4 out of 5
A great smoke for chilly weather and holidays.
Not a big aro smoker, but this gets a 4 because I am sure it accomplishes exactly what it means to. If this were my blend, I would have added some Latakia to give it the meaty, smokey 'bacon' flavour it lacks. As is, it is a very sweet and sugary maple smoke. Amazing room note. A little on the bitey side, but I feel like anything this sweet is gonna do some biting if you get all that sugar burning too hot.
3 out of 5
Meat That Bites Back
I got a good bit of tongue bite off this blend, though the taste is well worth the bite. A sweet and savoury smoke. Only one relight. Though not in contention with my favourites or of being an all-day smoke for me, I am glad I have a few ounces tucked away for when the specific craving strikes as I am sure it will. To be fair, I'd have given this 3 1/2 stars if possible. Maybe even 4 if I manage to find my bite-free cadence in smoking this blend.
5 out of 5
Great on its own OR to soften another...
I like this one, on its own OR as a mixer to soften another. I CAN smell and taste the maple, but not the bacon which is AOK by me.
4 out of 5
Meat Candy!
Excellent smoke! Needs to have greater availability tho! I've attempted to order it a half dozen times and 4 of the 6 is was completely unavailable.
4 out of 5
Nice blend
I like this blend a lot. It has a unique flavor that is unlike the others. I usually like intense vanilla blends or vanilla cavendish but this one is nice to rotate in for a different flavor. Not exactly bacon, but it is unique.
5 out of 5
Breakfast on the go
Great smell flavor and aroma. I could smell it from the unopened box once it arrived. Will buy it again in greater quantity
5 out of 5
Breakfast on the go
Great smell flavor and aroma. I could smell it from the unopened box once it arrived. Will buy it again in greater quantity
5 out of 5
All time favorite
I'm a sucker for Maple tobacco I've tried them all and meal all of them this is up in the to 5. Only wish I'd have is a little stronger on the Maple. No bite pleasant room aroma what else is there.
5 out of 5
Sweet and tasty
A good early day aromatic with a good dose of Maple and smoked jowl meat. A good combo for this ole country boy. A must try if you like a different change of pace. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Pretty Good
Slightly sweet, slightly smoky, pretty good, but will bite.
5 out of 5
verry good flavour
really enjoyed this blend . well thought out flavors .
4 out of 5
blends good
It's a good mid day blend . Good room note, slight tongue burn, decent flavor and smell. Definitely will get more! And blends awsome with heavy chocolate flavored tobacco
5 out of 5
H&H Vermont Meat Candy
Great flavor and aroma. I find it best after letting it "air" for a few days.
4 out of 5
Vermont Meat Candy
I'm just a layman when it comes to these reviews, so these are just my personal observations. Pouch note is pleasant, though to be honest it smells a bit like fresh cigarette tobacco. The leaf is a bit moist, so I recommend drying it just a bit so it lights easier. Smoking it is enjoyable. It seems a bit original in that it isn't an aromatic, but I wouldn't call it a true English blend either. The flavor has a smoky flavor (the meat so to speak) with almost a buttery hint of vanilla(?) in the background. Not much tongue bite and I've smoked it in everything from a Dr. Grabow to a Savinelli. Overall this blend manages to distinguish itself from other blends. Enough to make me add it to my rotation.
5 out of 5
A great aromatic.
Enjoying this one for a second time. I plan on getting it again.
3 out of 5
Over Hyped Description
This blend has potential. I think this would taste better with more of the firewood flavor which I'm assuming is the dark fired kentucky. Otherwise I can't taste very much of the maple and this doesn't remind me of bacon. The rest of the flavored don't sit well with me.
1 out of 5
Not very good or sweet at all
1 Star only cause it lights up.
5 out of 5
My favorite smoke!!!!!!
When I first smoked this, I thought I died and went to pipe smokers paradise! It is everything a pipe smoker and bacon lover could never even think of asking for. It has a wonderful smokey sweet flavor which is not overpowering, and it smokes great with no reliting needs. I question one thing about Hearth and Homes tobaccos, is the irange in their strength and flavor ratings, for such good tobaccos, I don't understand what one is to believe their claimed inconsstencies in these areas. I did get some of this blend, that seemed a little stronger than usual, but it was a small price to pay for this great, great blend.
5 out of 5
Smell the bacon
Not one I would use all day, but WOW, you can smell the bacon frying from the first puff, enjoyable and will keep a bit on hand for a special smoke.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Great room aroma and pouch actually smells the same. I'm sure I've tried every maple tobacco available and this one beats them all. No bite and burns dry.
5 out of 5
Hearth and Home Vermont Meat Candy
I always get some when available, it's difficult to describe. You get a tone of bacon, sweetness of maple and a general smokiness. All subtle but distinctive.
4 out of 5
No bacon, but like de-stinkified English
Wonderful stuff, but marketed wrong. Maybe if you've never, ever been exposed to hickory in any other way than hickory smoked bacon, you'd associate this with pork. It's more like the pleasant feel from a good campfire. To me, it's an introduction to a robust English-TYPE tobacco without the shoe leather stinkiness. Great room note, too.
5 out of 5
Breakfast for dinner...
I ended up packing the bowl about an hour before I was ready to smoke (life with kids!). My index finger smelled like breakfast and I refused to wash it! I bought this blend because I thought my wife would enjoy the room note. She enjoyed the pouch note from across the room, the lingering smell on my hands after packing, and the aroma while I smoked it. It had no bite, and it stayed lit incredibly well. This was just a delightful and enjoyable aromatic. I am in sampling mode right now, but I can see this one staying in my rotation for a long time.
Customer Testimonials
This is yummy stuff.
The Maple casing stands out above all. Can't really taste the bacon or the hickory. This sweet casing also leaves a coating in my mouth. Overall' it's kind of one dimensional. But if you are a maple flavor fan, this is right up your alley.
This is a delight to smoke. The tin note is wonderful and the room note is AOK by my wife which is ALWAYS good! Thus far, I have bought nothing but H&H Vermont Meat Candy by bulk and have always been a happy camper. P&C always gives great service and if you get your order in by 1:00 or 10:00 PST, it always goes out that day. Good service P&C!
As never a big aromatic smoker but thought I would give this a try because well... bacon!. I absolutely love this tobacco. One of my favorites if not the best tobacco I've smoked. I ordered 2 ounces as a tester and just cannot get enough. Can't wait to give all of H&H aromatics a try. On a side note P&C has got to be one of the best companies out there. They ship quick, everything they ship is well packaged, I love the magazine's and they're customer service team is nice and on the ball. 10/10 experience all around. Keep it up!
After reading all the wonderful reviews “Vermont Meat Candy” received, I’m wondering what I’m missing. Maybe they bagged the wrong tobacco or they received a miss labeled shipment from the supplier? The order I received tasted like a basic vanilla blend. Called P&C had them send me another bag of VMC. Still no Hickory, no maple, no joy. Very disappointed.
A wonderful Blend that I will always keep in my stash. The longer you let it age the better it gets. Do your self a favor and order a pound of it you won't be disappointed.
Not at all what I anticipated. This was a hardwood smoke like no other. Was expecting bacon-fat additives maybe :) The blend was slightly sweet, with a log cabin/cedar chest note. I believe my mind WANTED it to taste like bacon which led to a slight disappointment. After the truth set in, this was a very smooth and clean burning blend.
A most unique and enjoyable aromatic. I got more of the smoky notes in the aroma as opposed to the flavor on the tongue. The maple is front-and-center yet subtle, not "candyish" or cloying, and pairs seamlessly with the earthiness of the tobacco. That said, I'm not sure that more smoke wouldn't ruin the character of this blend. Absolutely no gurgle and after the initial light, a slight tamp and relight, it burned to the basement with no issues. A relaxing indulgence from beginning to end.
Simply put a wonderful relaxing tasty blend. Smells like a sugar house with a touch of hickory. ..great smoke.
Good stuff! Smokey, slightly sweet and makes a great all day puffer; especially while working outdoors. Will keep some on hand at all times.
I am not a huge ARO fan, but this is some tasty stuff! I don't get much of the bacon, but the maple is distinct and delicious!
This blend is great....I will definitely be keeping this on hand.
I cant say enough good about this blend,it has dark fired in it so right off the bat its a plus for me. Soon as I lighted up the first bowl I got compliments from my wife about how good it smelled,the smokey taste from the dark fired mixed with the maple is just the right combination. Even if you don't like aro's this one you should try,its not a heavy aro. I just bought 1lb of this because its always sold out and is my #1 all day smoke.
This is a very unique aromatic. It's not a overdone, sickening aro, But a well thought out one. I like this very much. Maple sweet and hickory smoke. Autumn Evening is superior in the maple department and has better quality Virginia's, but if you want something more balance with a little variety, Meat Candy is hard to beat. Autumn Evening is Maple and Butter, this is Maple and hickory smoke. Delicious, will buy again !
A delightful maple taste that isn't overbearing, smooth sweet didn't taste the bacon flavoring. Would suggest to others wanting a mild aromatic.
This is one very tasty blend. For many years now I have smoked a blend that is almost identical in taste from another source. It was a bit to sweet for me, but the taste of hickory smoke and maple was a taste that I loved. This blend is exactly what I wanted, and at a cost that is $10.00 per pound less.
Just ordered more of this. Tried a sample and was hooked. Tasty sweet maple & hickory smoked goodness, but not too sweet.... like boiling down maple sap a bit upwind from a smoke house. A must try for aromatic and non-aromatic smokers... sort of a semi aromatic to me, since the tobacco supplies much of the smoky flavor notes... could ramble on and on about it's virtues... an inspired and imaginative blend. Recommended!
So I get this email from Pipe and Cigar - "National Prime Rib week" (or some such BS.) I read the store about this tobacco; funny enough. I then go online and read several reviews. Then I see Russ is giving away a pipe with a small order. What the heck! This is becoming one of my favorite aromatic smokes. This is maybe one of the only aromatics that taste just like it smells. The wife likes it too. You truly can close your eyes and believe some one's cooking bacon. If you like aromatics and you like sweet... you're gonna love this.
One of the best blends I've had in a long time. No bite great room aroma and it actually tastes like it smells. This is definately an all day smoke. I'd also like to add a good word for Pipes and Cigars, a great company to deal with' all the blends you could possibly want with fast and over the top service.
Absolutely tasty blend. Subtle smoky taste reminds me of bacon with just a hint of sweet maple at the finish. Could smoke this every day