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Russ' Tastykake Sale

A few years ago, when Russ was still pressing tobaccos himself, he made a new blend based off 10 to Midnight, but with some Perique and black Cavendish added to it. He had made up a large batch, but for some reason, it never wound up being put on the website. When we rediscovered it, samples were passed around the office and we knew that we had to make it available. In fact, Eric enjoyed it so much, he said we should name it Tastykake. There's a limited amount made, so you'll want to get some right away if you love Latakia.

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Overall Rating4.65 out of 5 Based on 48 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Russ' Tastykake”

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5 out of 5
Wow!
This was fantastic! It is an instant new favorite. With a name like Tastykake I might have been afraid of something too covered in flavorings, but this is an excellent English with the smootj black cavendish bringing it all together. This is a new favorite!
4 out of 5
Better than OK
I find it a pleasant smoke with a nice mixed spicy flavor. Can be enjoyed from morning to night
5 out of 5
Very tasty, smooth and easy on the tongue.
After trying a couple of ounce, I bought three pounds of the stuff! I liked it so much, that I wanted to stash a bunch of it away, because it is a limited production run. My three pounds came in one 2.5 lb shrink wrapped package, and one package with four 2oz brownies. This is a cool smoking, smooth, easy on the mouth blend, but very flavorful. I smoked 10 to Midnight yesterday, to have a reference, and my first bowl of Russ' Tastykake today. There is notable difference between the two, mainly the Perique (though the Black Cavendish changes the mouth feels). The Perique adds a whole new dimension to the blend, and there's enough in there to do that job quite well. I don't have a preference for one or the other, they are equally enjoyable but different.
5 out of 5
Russ tastycake
Just love this stuff lights and Burns well what can I say and you guys are too what a great company to do business with
4 out of 5
Russ has a winner in TASTYKAKE
The tin note of this blend is of Latakia and you can smell the Perique as well as the grassy odor of the Virginias. The black Cavendish is evident also with its stand up character. Under match, you instantly get Latakia and a small amount of Perique. Throughout the bowl, the spicy Perique does not change in intensity until the last little bit of the bowl. Which for me was pleasant as I have a tough time with it. This blend is not a billowing smoke blend and maybe I just smoked it that slowly. This was a very acceptable English blend. The nicotine hit was moderate and will not bowl you over, however, if hit too hard it will get hot. Also, this blend burns dry and leaves no moisture in the bowl. This was actually a very good blend. Must get more.
4 out of 5
Paradise by the lake
The smell & taste is out of this world very relaxing like being by the lake. Your mind just drift away into another world. It's not the best but for the price it's incredible at least try for your self and see
4 out of 5
I'd Buy Again
Solid English blend. Latakia dominant with just a little sweetness. Perique is most noticeable in the latter part of the bowl.
5 out of 5
6 Pounds
Yes, that’s the amount I bought after the first one...got 3 left... that’s how much I like this tobacco. It seriously took over all other tobaccos I have. Intend to buy some more in the near future. Really well balanced ,smooth , smokes cool, bowls last way longer then other tobaccos .it just works for me great, plain and simple.
5 out of 5
Fantastic blend!
It hits all the notes for me! I absolutely love this blend!
4 out of 5
Russ' Tastykake
A nice blend, smokes smooth and cool with no bite. A nice room note, everyone enjoys it too! Nice job Russ!
4 out of 5
Tastykake
Not a bad smoke but minimally complex
3 out of 5
Hard to smoke
Hard to keep lit but tastes good
5 out of 5
Really nice smoke! 👍
Really nice smoke! 👍
5 out of 5
The name is correct
10 to Midnight is a lovely blend to begin with. Add the perique and cavendish to balance it and it's sublime.
5 out of 5
0 CALORIE TASTYKAKES
A VERY NICE SLIGHTLY SWEET MILD TOBACCO. COOL, BURNS WELL. I EXPECTED IT IN A TASTKCAKE WRAPPER.
4 out of 5
Great English
I chose this as a Recommendation from smoking pipes.com. I prefer cakes and flakes because of their slow burning quality. This one is not disappointing at all but must be mouth slowly and in a proper pipe. Some tobacco is don’t agree with some pipes I have found. Will definitely buy again
4 out of 5
A little difficult to keep
A little difficult to keep it going; however easy on tongue and mouth. Not much aroma.
5 out of 5
Yummy
Normaly when I have ventured away from by normal tins of various English and Latakia blends t try something new, I m disappointed. But Russ's TastyKake was a delightful surprise that is really well worth a try. I hope it will be available throughout the year, because I'm burning through it very quickly and will want more. Well done. Many of us are still bereft without our wonderful McClelland blends, which I'm afraid for years I took for granted....then Whooooosh!!!
5 out of 5
It is great you can
It is great you can smoke all day
5 out of 5
Wonderful stuff
Full and rich with some sweetness. I love this cake!
5 out of 5
Tasty
This is a nice rounded out blend. Definitely worth giving a try
5 out of 5
Latakia
I’m always searching for Latakia based English blends. This is a very good one . I’ll be ordering more in the future.
4 out of 5
Interesting, complex blend.
I liked it immediately just from smelling it unlit, a fascinating mixture of scents that almost tell me a story as all the best tobaccos do. I left off one star because my only difficulty has arisen from working out the best way to load it in the bowl, or rather, to prepare it for smoking. I have tried tearing off a corner and stuffing it in whole, didn't burn very well. I tried rubbing it out so it was a pile of small pieces, burned too fast! Also this is one of those tobaccos that needs the right pipe and I think I've finally nailed it with my Crown 7125, these are excellent pipes by the way, I have three of them, all different but good.
5 out of 5
Fantastic blend!
The flavors are marvelous, doesn't bite and burns Slow. I prefer not breaking it up too much when loading and sipping it with some fine libation. Like smoking a fine cigar. Russ... Home Run!
3 out of 5
Somthing new.
I like to to try somthing new most everytime I buy. It tates OK but just a little to much work for me when I just want to sit down & enjow a good smoke, I guess I'm not a kake person. It tatses fine with little but not much tongue bite. I am glad I had a new experience.
5 out of 5
Tastykake
Russ did good. Might need a tad more umph but good smoking overall. Smooth, no bite and good for pipe dreams!
5 out of 5
A Must Buy
I bought 4 oz's and when it came I immediately loaded up a pipe. At first I thought it was a little too mellow, but the second pipe bowl was better, and the third was absolutely marvelous probably because I let it dry out a bit. I highly recommend this tobacco blend. I will be purchasing this again.
5 out of 5
A Must Buy
I bought 4 oz's and when it came I immediately loaded up a pipe. At first I thought it was a little too mellow, but the second pipe bowl was better, and the third was absolutely marvelous probably because I let it dry out a bit. I highly recommend this tobacco blend. I will be purchasing this again.
5 out of 5
Smoking flavor and smooth.
Title says it all. 1.5 year pipe smoker. Kept buying different flavors but couldn't find anything as good as lane limited 1q. Finally found a new favorite.
5 out of 5
Bravo Russ
I refer to this one as “the bar” because it came in this little 2oz slab looking thing and because it’s like if you dropped a 500lb bench press bar of flavor on your face. It’s almost impossible to list all the flavors here. Best smoked in a small bowl for our puny minds could not comprehend it in a full sized pipe.
5 out of 5
Russ' Tastykake
Great smoke, ran the wife right out of the room.
5 out of 5
A Name Well Earned...
There's a reason this one is a solid 5 stars... I can sometimes be a bit generous in my reviews because imo pipe tobacco is like pizza, or... something else that consenting adults do with their spare time haha. Ergo, 'Even when it's bad, it's good'. But this one deserves those stars. This is one that marries the best qualities of aromatic and non-aro together harmoniously... and would be a great blend for aro smokers looking to expand their horizons.. or the reverse. While I disagree with some of the reviews about being cool smoking, it's not overly hot either. Some pre-drying may improve this. There is however, as others stated, zero tongue bite. The ripe age of the leaf is apparent and, along with the melding of flavors provided by the pressing, lends a distinction and subtlety to the profile which sets this blend apart. Well done Mr. Oulette!
5 out of 5
My new favorite
Excellent tobacco. Very smooth, flavorful tobacco. Instantly became my new favorite
5 out of 5
Great smoking
I was happy when this was back in stock. Great smoke with a smooth and unique flavor.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Amazing flavors. And aroma is awesome as well
5 out of 5
my primary tobacco
This is my go to choice. I do rotate other tobacco (because the world is a big place and berrie variety is wonderful). But this one is cool smoking, the dark chocolate like flavors go great with several wines, and the room note is very pleasant.
5 out of 5
LOVE Russ's Tastykake!!!? My FAVORITE
LOVE Russ's Tastykake!!!? My FAVORITE blend, by far..
5 out of 5
Russ tastykake
A delicious Latakia blend that has rapidly become one of my favorites !
3 out of 5
like the Sutliff Vanilla much
like the Sutliff Vanilla much better
5 out of 5
Smoky Goodness
I am really impressed with this blend! It's got plenty of smoky latakia goodness. It's a great all day smoke when paired with your morning coffee or evening bourbon.
5 out of 5
A very tasty tobbaco
Smokes very cool and very tasteful
5 out of 5
Best stuff ever!
This is/was my favorite tobacco to date! I hope they make more in the future.
5 out of 5
Tastykake
I have been smoking a pipe for over 50 years and this is the first crumble cake that I have tried. Tastykake is an appropriate name. I love the taste. It smokes cool, is easy to keep lit, my wife likes the aroma and no tongue bite. It doesn't get much better than this one. Keep it coming.
5 out of 5
Just like the name says TASTY.
Russ O has done it again. Another fabulous combination that lives up to its name. While it is not as "full" as some of his other Lat blends, this one is just right for that Lat taste with enough sweetness to keep you coming back. My not so refined taste buds put this in a great crossover catagory with a good kick. Love this stuff. Get it while it lasts.
5 out of 5
Second times a charm
Hopefully they will post this review instead of my first review. My first review was based on user error. This was my first time using a kake tobacco and I just picked off bits of the kake and packed the bowl with them to smoke. Not the best way to smoke this blend. Afterwards I smoked Peterson Irish flake where you have to rub out the tobacco. First time with a flake as well. I revisited this afterwards and applied the same technique before packing and it made quite the difference. Now I can see why they call it tastykake it brought out the flavor very nicely still smooth, mellow, well aged no bite but now I can taste the flavor much better. Very nice tobacco.
5 out of 5
Great smoke! Such a shame it's a limited quantity blend.
Russ! You have GOT to make more Tastykake! This stuff is delicious and smooth! Such a satisfying smoke. I bought 2 oz and now wish I had bought a pound! It came in a tightly compressed and hardy cake. The 2 oz I bought were the size of a small brownie, but the weight is justified - the stuff is dense. It crumbles nicely. The moisture content is great for the flavor but it does require frequent re-lights, which is of no consequence. It's all about flavor! It's a great balance of English smokiness, smoothness, and light sweetness. Thanks for the surprise release!
3 out of 5
It's ok.
Not a bad blend, mellow, well aged, smooth, no bite. However my wife doesn't like the room note and with the name I expected a bit more flavor. Glad I gave it a try but not really my cup of tea. Gonna have to smoke this outside. May try getting some latakia to add to it to give it some kick.
5 out of 5
Tasty Kake
Outstanding!!!!! Glad I purchase a good amount will cellar some. Great flavor and cool smoke!!! Thanks for making this kake!!!!
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