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Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Sale

Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding is a rare breed. This Balkan-style crumble cake will satisfy the hankerings of any Latakia fan. It all starts out with plenty of smoky Cyprian Latakia which is combined with rich, matured Virginia, zesty Orientals, sweet and spicy Louisiana Perique and a bit of mellow toasted black Cavendish. Plum Pudding delivers a lush mouth feel, smoky and fruity notes with an undercurrent of mellow spices. This SPC blend is incredibly complex, but smokes cool and has a nice, clean finish. If you're a Latakia lover and you haven't tried Plum Pudding yet, what are you waiting for? The rest of us know how enjoyable it is, so jump on the bandwagon.

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Overall Rating 4.61 out of 5 Based on 96 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding”

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3 out of 5
Plum Pudding purchase.
Repeat purchases. One of the best😊
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding is a masterpiece.
Excellent English! Perfect in every way. Never leaves you wishing for something more. Plum Pudding is a masterpiece.
5 out of 5
Regrets
Regrets not joining the hype train earlier. Easily in the the top 5 of favorite blends
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding Is At The Top Of My List
This is a very good latakia based tobacco. It's smooth but somewhat bold. Absolutely one of my go-to tobaccos, especially since Frog Morton is not longer available. I give Seattle Pipe Club and Plum Pudding a A+++
5 out of 5
A New Favorite!
Tried this tobacco for the first time, and what a wonderful surprise! Smooth, full bodied smoke with a complexity of smokey flavors and a hints of spice. Opening the tin for the first time was a great experience for the nose too! A great smoke to finish the day. This tobacco will now a part of my rotation going forward. So happy to have discovered it!
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding
Wonderful!
2 out of 5
SPCPP
It's OK, I didn't have the same experience like most have, I found it to be rather bland ...Would I purchase again, probably not.
5 out of 5
One of my all time
One of my all time go to tobaccos
4 out of 5
Good Stuff
Nice evening smoke.
5 out of 5
Revisited
I had tried this about six years or so ago and found it to be decidedly average. I put down my pipes for a few years, then smoked stuff I had cellared, and recently have been purchasing tobacco again. Either this tobacco has undergone some changes or my tastebuds had been burned out a few years back. This is a great, meaty, sweet and salty blend that talks back and gets more complex the further you get into the bowl. Perhaps my first taste of it was when it was in it's infancy (I remember the announcement that the Seattle pipe club blends would be available to the public, I was living in Oregon at the time). The tin I just got from P&C, like yesterday, with a bit of time in the air, tasted mature and well rounded.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Plum Pudding is simply amazing. Easy to crumble pack and light. Tastes great. Sometimes overhyped tobaccos fall short Plum Pudding doesn’t
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding, an exquisite smoking expiereance , almost to good to share
A friend of mine gave me about two bowls worth of Plum Pudding for me to sample, Once I lit up my pipe I realized why he had given me such a small amount, Plum pudding was so good, it was almost too good to share . The aroma was a bouquet of floral, incense, and herb as well as a rich smooth smokiness' with just a hint of spice. Just a beautiful smoke. I immediately purchased six ounces from Pipes and cigars.
5 out of 5
Simply Outstanding!!
Simply outstanding!!
3 out of 5
Rather kiss the Frog :)
Ok , am I the only person that didn't fall in love with this tobacco...I was a little disappointed because I thought the way everyone was talking this would be the last tobacco I would ever want.....All I can say is I missed something..go with Frog Morton instead...Just my opinion
5 out of 5
Plum Cake tobacco
Good start, full bodied. Taste continues all the way to the end of the bowl and through the last puff. Very little bite even after two or three bowls. Bought some more.
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding
Smooth smoking and well balanced tobacco of virginia, latakia, perique and cavendish.
4 out of 5
Not quite Bengal Slices but almost.
A very nice tobacco quite reminiscent of Bengal Slices or Fusilier’s Ration. Similar texture, similar flavor and aroma but missing a little something, either a particular ingredient or slight difference in the way the tobaccos were matured/seasoned. It smokes smoothly and evenly. It’s very good and worthwhile having in hand, particularly when Bengal Slices or Fusilier’s Ration are unavailable.
5 out of 5
Worth the Buy
This will be a go to blend for me from hear on. Definitely lives up to the hype. Such great flavors.
5 out of 5
Instant fan
I'm a big Latakia fan so this definitely didn't disappoint. Sweet and savory and rich all in one! I've only smoked one bowl of it and I'm hooked!
5 out of 5
The best, simply the best.
This is my absolute favorite tobacco. The perfect daily smoke.
5 out of 5
Smooth and dark as a veil of silk
Sweet, heavy, smooth , a truely unregretable smoke. Reminds me of what was described in C.S. Lewis’s puddleglum’s favorite tobacco in “The Silver Chair”
5 out of 5
Don't pass this up
My first impression of this was that it was rather mundane, nothing special. Usually have 5 or 6 tobaccos around and reach for whatever I find attractive at the moment. Plum Pudding ruined my system. I found myself reaching for this again and again. This is a truly balanced English blend hitting all the right notes at exactly the right volume. Nothing detracts from the other elements. This blend is truly magnificent.
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding
I really enjoy this tobacco it has every tobacco I like in it; it has lat, perique, Virginia, & black cavendish. Thanks for the best blend. If you haven’t tried it, try it soon. Lee
5 out of 5
perfect.
My new favorite.
5 out of 5
Beautiful!!!
Most say it's complexed and balanced. Some say They don't get any dominant flavor. As for me,it's The most complexed and the most balanced blend That I've ever had! Thank You JOE!!!
5 out of 5
The very best....
The very best....
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding - Complex and Smooth
Somewhat new to pipe smoking but after two years I have found my favorite blend in "Plum Pudding." Like other Seattle Pipe Club blends I have tried, "Plum Pudding" has very complex flavors why being very smooth. I definitely pick "Plum Pudding" over "Potlatch" because it does not give me tongue bite where "Potlatch" does. The spicy and sweet flavors complement each other much like salt and caramel do. Finally the crumble cake flakes add to an already interesting tobacco when I am packing my pipe. Order the 2 oz this time and I promise you will be ordering the 8 oz on your next order after that so you don't run out!
5 out of 5
Pack a big bowl and sip all day long...
This is a great blend to end the day with, or as I like to do, pack a bigger bowl and sip on it all day long. Great mouth feel, complex flavors, but a little off putting room note for those people who don't enjoy the smell of heavy pipe smoke. My tin came a little drier than usual, but smoked cool and even.
4 out of 5
PLUM CLOSE
This is the closest to what I've been searching for !
4 out of 5
Very good Balkan
It took me a few bowls to come to a solid opinion on SPC's "Plum Pudding", but I think I can honestly says that it is a very good Balkan blend. Of the two SPC blends I've tried, I think "Potlatch" is even better! But "Plum Pudding" is certainly close behind. I know one thing for sure: I'm definitely going to try all the SPC offerings in future.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent, rich blend. It is up there with Dunhill Nightcap, although others around enjoy the smoke better.
1 out of 5
taste like soap
Ive never tasted anything this bad, Im sure there are people that like it but I am NOT one of those people.
5 out of 5
Rich & Satisfying
So far, this has become my favorite blend. It satisfies all my desires for deep & rich smoky flavors and Latakia eclecticism, while remaining smooth as silk. I cannot wait to try the Special Reserve.
5 out of 5
SPC Plum Pudding
Balkan kake with a delicious top dressing that provides a cool smoke with yummy mouthfeel. The perique is light, and comes through on occasion.
5 out of 5
Seattle Pipe Club/ Plum Pudding
This is a nice blend it's got a lot going on in it. The more I smoke it the more I like it.
2 out of 5
NOT IMPRESSED!
Everyone has different tastes. Most people like this. I don't. It's monotone. It has a strong "smoky" flavor. No complexities, no richness, just smoke. It DOES have a decent lingering aftertaste with very little bite. That is a huge positive. But it's just smoke, smoke and more smoke. I don't like this Joe guys blends. Mississippi Mud was HORRIBLE and this is just a step up. If that means anything. I would like to avoid this guys blends if possible.
4 out of 5
Pipe tobacco
Very good
5 out of 5
This stuff is one of the reasons why I partake it pipe smoking.
I'll keep this short and simple. Damn this stuff is GOOD. I only wish my tongue could handle smoking all day, it goes numb after around 2 bowls a day. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to pull me away from this. Smoking this in one of my meerschaum pipes is a fantastic experience.
5 out of 5
English title goes to....
It's been over a year now that I have been enjoying English blends. Just when I feel I've found my favorite, another comes along to take its place. Well Plum Pudding has just won that title. I usually smoke simpler blends, even a straight Burley which is my go to, all day smoke. I have without a doubt an eclectic collection of blends. Sometimes an aromatic other times an English. THIS blend is like having them all at once. And yet the genius of it as it states is its well balanced mix. It REALLY doesn't become overwhelming nor does one leaf invade the other. They take turns giving you the ultimate taste test. The rest of the reviews here say it all. It IS a fantastic smoke and is going to be a hard act to follow.
5 out of 5
Loved it. Was every thing
Loved it. Was every thing as advertised.
5 out of 5
Will become a regular for me.
This stuff is just delicious.
4 out of 5
Right for the right time of day.
A good smoke for the proper time of day. Tried first thing in morning, better as an afternoon evening smoke.
5 out of 5
Love at first pipe.
Love at first pipe.
5 out of 5
Incredible!
I had no idea how much i was missing out. Incredible stuff!
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding for the win
The other reviews say it all. I agree A great smoke. Flavor is beautiful and the flavor lasts from the first light right down to the last puff.
4 out of 5
Complex yet Familiar
Just when I think I've found my ideal English I go and try another that takes the formers place. That's exactly what happened with Plum Pudding. Yes it's a Balkan blend but with a slight twist that doesn't take away from the traditional flavors you expect in a Balkan. The other reviews here describe perfectly its flavor. So I'll just say that this an excellent choice!
5 out of 5
A Definite Stand-Out Tobacco
Based on a recommendation by Sal in P&C's Customer Service (Thank you Sal!!), I tried Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding. This crumble cake is wonderfully fragrant from the tin and prepares, packs, lights and stays lit easily when dried for a period prior to use. There is so much going on with this complex Balkan style tobacco (smoky, spicy, sweet and incense-like) yet, to me, it is perfectly balanced with no one ingredient overshadowing/overpowering another. Complex, interesting, flavorful and balanced, Plum Pudding provides a well-rounded and satisfying experience. Clearly a stand-out. Well done, SPC!
4 out of 5
Can't put my finger on it.....
Well, I bought this blend looking for blends similar to Nightcap, but better. This isn't one. That said, it is a great blend. The smoke is thin, there's smokiness, a little spice, and some sweetness, but as other reviewers have stated there's something else in here that I can't put my finger on, but it throws me off. I'll smoke it occasionally, but Its not a blend I'm afraid to run out of. I recommend you try it, it is beautifully blended so that no one flavor overpowers the others. Maybe you'll like it more than I did.
5 out of 5
A must try if your into English blends
I really enjoyed this plum pudding! My first impression after opening the tin and taking a whiff was " I can't wait to load this stuff and get started"! It crumbles very easy. I like to keep mine alittle more on the chunky side when I crumble it mostly because I'm smoking on my drive to and from work with the windows down. Helps keep the tobacco in my pipe and not fly out when it catches some wind. To me it's sweet and flavorful and mellows out and becomes creamy once you get under half a bowl. I'm sure this will be a regular for me. Give it a try!
3 out of 5
Work mix
I feel its a work and smoke kinda mix. I got done with one bowl and was ready for another. There was no bite ever and it was very constant all the way through
4 out of 5
SPC's Plum Pudding
It's very unique. It makes for a nice change. It's cold here and this fits right in.
5 out of 5
plum pudding takes the cake
I didn't think anything could beat Dunhill Nightcap for my number one smoke. But plum pudding has done it. It's now my top smoke. It's just the smoke I've been looking for.
5 out of 5
Loving it
I orderd the small size first. After I tried it I realized it was not enough. So I orderd the 8ounce.
5 out of 5
Wonderful Stuff!!
This is a truly outstanding tobacco, particularly well suited for the end of the day when you're free from distractions and interruptions. My palette is not especially sophisticated, so I cannot wax eloquently on its various subtleties and complex nuances. I will say this however, the smoke is rich and creamy. Big puffy clouds of it. Latakia is certainly present, but the other players balance it out beautifully. A truly harmonious blend. I especially like the crumble cake aspect. Makes it very easy to prepare. Char, tamp and enjoy. Burns slow and even. No bite. Flavor is consistent to the final puff. Burns to a fine, white ash. This one has found a permanent home in my rotation which include several Dunhill and G.L. Pease blends. Preferred pipe is a Bulldog, but it's excellent in a Cobb as well.
5 out of 5
Yes its good
Reviewed it before and I still love it.
5 out of 5
Amazing smoke
SPC Plumb Pudding is an amazing smoke. Its constantly changing flavors as the bowl goes on. Each flavor keeps a classy and luxurious mouth feel. Smoking this tobacco makes me feel like a million bucks. But you dont need Parker cash to feel rich, just go to Pipes and Cigars and order up some Plumb Pudding.
5 out of 5
Solid taste
Great smoking tobacco. Every flavor of the blend is present. Best when dried a little. If you are a fan of this kind of blend, it is well worth a try.
5 out of 5
Love at first puff
Every now and then you will try something that blows your mind. This was one for me. Super well balanced any time of day, any time of the year, in any climate. Can you put some more stars in your ratings, because this one needs another star. I smoked 4 other latakia blends today that are equally recognized as highly regarded fine tobaccos. Nightcap, 965, H&H Admerality, Peter St. 52. This one beat them up. I will be ordering this on a regular basis.
5 out of 5
Do Not Buy Any of This - Please
Do not buy this stuff. It tastes terrible, burns hot and does all kinds of bad things to your pipes. The worst thing that happens is if you buy it there will not be enough left for me and it will become like Penzance and unavailable. I am stocking up on this stuff and I do not want to see any "out of stock" or "unavailable" notations, so please find something else to smoke
5 out of 5
I love y'all prices on my favorite tobacco are awsom
I'm ordering from y'all every check great prices on tobacco I'm shocked that there is no tax I was paying tax on my tobacco at andys tobacco shop no I don't have to pay tax now I thank pipes ant cigar store now I can smoke my favorite pipe tobacco from y'all Seattle pipe club I buy the finest
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Good stuff
3 out of 5
Not for me? Not for Texas in June? Not really sure.
I didn't love this one, to be honest. Maybe I live in the wrong climate, or maybe it was the wrong time of year... but early summer in Texas? No, wouldn't do that again. I'll definitely give it another try in a cooler climate, maybe even next month on the Oregon Coast. Will report back.
5 out of 5
Plumb pudding
Awesome tobacco. Has a great taste and aroma.
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding
Saw earlier review on Seattle Plum Pudding and heartily agree: excellent morning blend with your coffee!
5 out of 5
Read all about it
Best darn pipe Backy ever smoked yet I want to get me a pallet of the stuff can't leave it alone I love the way Itjust crumbles up slow burning easy lit stays lit
3 out of 5
Good, but not great
Good Latakia blend, however I found myself picking up Dunhill Nightcap more often than this one.
5 out of 5
Really good.
One of my favorites.
5 out of 5
WOW!
Spicy and smokey is right!! this is a pretty strong smoke for me...but i think i like it
5 out of 5
A New Favorite!
I had heard great things on YouTube, so I decided to order a tin and it was well worth it; this tobacco is AWESOME. I love the signature latakia smokiness and also the underlying fruit note. My grandfather really enjoyed it as well. It packs very nicely, and I was even able to set my pipe aside for a few minutes and pick it back up to find it hadn't yet gone out. Highly recommended to those of you who like latakia. I think I sense an 8 oz tin in my future.
5 out of 5
One of the Best
Outstanding!! So much hype made about MR but surprised that Plum Pudding was the one that really deserves more accolades. Great after dinner.....it's like a rich dessert. I encourage you to add this to your rotation.
5 out of 5
SPC does it again
It seems like every SPC tobacco I try is my new favorite. Plum pudding is such a great smoke! Rich and satisfying, love this tobacco! P&C delivers accurate and on time.
5 out of 5
Yummy
Yummy
4 out of 5
Pirate Kake by Cornell&Diehl
This is the kind of tobacco that grows on you. At first I didn't know what to expect, but as I started packing my first couple bowls I found myself enjoying this wonderful premium. Fresh tobacco even more and more. The tin note is unbelievable, fresh, smokey but a cozy smoke, a very natural comfortable type of smokey aroma. The aroma from a fresh opened tin is just absolutely superb, it's a smell you'll never forget a smell that is as unique as the blend itself. Most of my tin was broken tiny bits of kake tobacco with some nice solid chunks and good sized bits and pieces. The taste of this tobacco is like none other, light on the heat yet full flavored, pillowy big clouds of natural smelling jolly goodness. Robust and rich flavored, slightly peppery and just a tad wee bit of sweetness that blends together perfectly with the earthy, woodsy. Smokey and rounded out balanced complexity of this excellent treasure of a pipe tobacco. Get some Cornell&Diehls pirate kake and immerse yourself in the smokey natural full on goodness of this brilliant blend, but be warned ad the can says, it is very addicting and gets better after every toasty bowl you pack. Happy puffing Mateys!
5 out of 5
A desert island smoke!
Outstanding blend!hard for me to describe all the fla ors in this one,but they all are on board for a delightful smoke.Pair this one up with coffee,and oh man!what a treat.I was sad when my bowl ended.this is as good as it gets.
5 out of 5
WONDERFUL and SUPERB
Maybe the best latakia blend ever made...it's like eating a full seven course meal compared to a light snack (not that a light snack isn't great sometimes). This leaves you full and satisfied. It's ridiculously delicious, everything a latakia fanatic would want. It's so hard to describe, it's just plain wonderful. If you are one of the rare breed that just likes latakia or thinks it's just ok, try this, you'll be a latakia fanatic in no time.
4 out of 5
Dark and Smooth
If you find that Mississippi River is a bit to mild despite its delightful taste, try Plum Pudding. Deeper, darker, and fuller than its sibling, it is a very satisfying smoke. Good ‘English’ blend rounded out by cavendish to make a solid medium smoke with no bite. I found the crumble cake easy to break up, and easy to keep lit.
5 out of 5
Outstanding English/Balkan blend!
I loved this blend. Very complex, nice flavor and, for me, the perfect strength. I'll definitely buy it again.
4 out of 5
I think I like it
Well, I've bought two small tins and now an 8-oz tin, so I suppose I've found something I like. It's strong enough that I know I'm smoking something, but not excessively so. I can't say it is sweet: to say a tobacco is sweet makes me think of Beech Nut chewing tobacco from my younger days, and it certainly isn't that. But it's certainly not acrid. It tastes like tobacco: no fake (awful) cherry flavor. Now I might not mind a hint of chocolate. But that's off-topic. To summarize, I will reiterate: I have bought several tins of this stuff, and for me that indicates a trend, and a trend indicates that I just might like the stuff.
5 out of 5
It's like having a party in your mouth and everyone is invited.
It's like having a party in your mouth and everyone is invited. Full flavor, but not too strong. Lat lovers delight. Believe the hype. I prefer this over the Esoterica Penzance.
4 out of 5
Dark, smooth and delightful
Some call Plum Pudding a balkan. To me it’s closer to a Scottish blend. Either way, it is a mild-medium blend with a nice amount of Latakia that is balanced out with the cavendishes. In a way, it reminds me of a softer version of Hearth & Home Fusilier’s Ration. It’s not strong, but it is dark and smooth, and very enjoyable. My tin of PP needed a bit of drying time to make it easier to keep lit. The crumble cake was easy to break apart, and it burned well right down to the bottom.
5 out of 5
Latakia Lovers Unite!
If you love Latakia, English Blends, this is for you! Full flavor, no bite. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
5 out of 5
Great product
Fast shipping and wonderful product!
5 out of 5
Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding
As a life long pipe smoker, I have come to appreciate the robust and spicy nature of the Balkan, Latakia, and Oriental tobacco blends. My recent purchase of Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding "fills the bill" perfectly and is a very welcome addition to my rotation.. I appreciate the subtle spice tones and pleasant aroma.
5 out of 5
Awesome tobacco
Awesome tobacco
5 out of 5
If at first you dont succeed, try, try again
Plum pudding had an appealing description however my wife didn't like the smell. It was a bit harsh on the tongue but only just getting back into pipe smoking, i'm sure I will need to build up from "mild" before tackling a Medium/full tobacco. I did enjoy the Missouri Meerschaum Independence Day 2015
3 out of 5
Lakakia....Mamma Mia!!!!!!
I had high hopes for this after reading reviews that rated it higher than Mississippi River. I like MR, but I thought the addition of the Cavendish in the Plum Pudding would be a neat addition. I was wrong. The tin note told me immediately that it was way heavier on the Latakia than MR. I like Latakia in small amounts. It was in nice semi-flakes. I smoked in in my green Mr. Brog Chocla pipe. It loaded and lit well. The first few puffs were a blast of Latakia followed by a big kick from the Orientals. It was almost harsh. It had none of the creamy smoothness of MR. Complex?...Yes, but in a very ham-handed way. It smoked all the way down and the flavor never changed. If you are a fan of big, bold, in-your-face Latakia and Oriental blends, you'll love this. As for me...I prefer the more subtle and refined MR. To each, their own.
5 out of 5
not and English smoker
Tried a couple of different English blends, never really cared for them, more of an aromatic smoker, but after reading all the reviews on plum pudding, I bought a 2 oz tin. The smokie, spiciness reminded me of one my favorite cigars, I ordered a 8 oz tin.
5 out of 5
Loved it.....
This has everything that I love about English blend tobaccos going for it. This blend is bold and smoky, earthy and leathery, and smells like a campfire when smoked. Couldn't ask for more.
5 out of 5
Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding
Superb!
5 out of 5
New Found Love
Ordered both Missippi River and Plum Pudding to see and taste the hype. Plum Pudding does it for me bowl after bowl. Still on the humid side. I prefer to fill a bowl ant let it sit overnight or a few hours during the day and light up.
5 out of 5
Pipes and cigars - gold in a world of brass
Simple, straightforward no B.S. ordering process. Pkg arrived quickly. Impressive selection with informative descriptions. Old school- just like pipe smoking. I will remain a customer.
5 out of 5
Plum Pudding
One of my favorites! Not an aromatic as the name might suggest, a great smoke anytime!
5 out of 5
Its the best
Its the best
5 out of 5
Delivered in a timely manner.
product as described and delivered in a timely manner.
5 out of 5
Love SPC Plum Pudding
I just love this tobacco and is on my top ten tobacco pick.
3 out of 5
This is lit, right?...I mean, I can see the smoke.
I smoke english as a rule. Been smoking a pipe for about 15 years. I don't know what it is about this offering. It hints at something spectacular but never really delivers. There doesn'seem to be much body or finish and has an airy, wispy quality about it. I suspect I'm jaded by too much latakia. Don't get me wrong, I suspect a person who is used to aromatics may find this quite compelling. I however, just kind of felt....meh? Just to warn the die hard bold english blend fans, I think you may be a bit disappointed with this one. It is quite obviously quality tobacco, just doesn't seem to have much oomph.
Customer Testimonials
I had ordered Plum Pudding and let a bowl full dry out overnight and I'll tell you what, I LOVE IT!!! Smokes great and very good flavor so now I'm gonna order some more. Great job on the blend SPC.
I like this as an all day smoke. It is good with the morning coffee all the way up to sunset! Plum Pudding has just the right amount of taste to keep me going. Give it a try, you just might start packing more bowls. Remember to prep it right, and this will burn nice for an enjoyable slow smoke. Most people will enjoy the smooth sweet/spice this has to offer!
One of the best.
A friend sent me a sample of PP a few weeks ago. After sampling, I had to have some for my rotation. Just got in my order of 8oz. of Plum Pudding. Had my first bowl last night, outstanding. Flavorful, smoky goodness. Smooth but enough "kick" to make me happy.
Tried Plum Pudding today, and agree with the other reviewers. After 2 bowls, I back ordered an 8oz tin. Great stuff!
This is definitely a top of the line English/Balkan mixture. It comes in a "Krumble Kake" which is perfect for a fast puffer like myself and it remains a cool flavorful smoke all the way to the end which, in the case of a #5 Dunhill is about 2 hours away. No pipe cleaners required and at the end your tongue does not feel like you've been eating flaming hot wings. Just a great rich tobacco flavor. This is what tobacco used to taste like back in the 60's. Can't speak for the bulk as I only order 8 oz cans.
Although not an every day smoke for me, this is a great blend. It's a fantastic mix of sweetness, boldness and smokiness. I was actually surprised when I realized that it doesn't seem to do nearly as well as SPC's Mississippi River.
Plum Pudding hit the mark for me! I am primarily a fan of English blends but this one is everything that I like. Just wonderful to sit and relax with a bowl of Plum Pudding. Keep it commin! Thanks, Joe!
I gotta say...this is a tough blend to describe, but an absolute great one. I ordered 2 ounces based on reviews. I went through it rather quickly because I really enjoyed it. Very smokey, nutty, a sweetness, and I do taste a saltiness. The only way I can describe this is in terms of trail mix. Eat a handful of a mixer of very heavily smoked salty peanuts and some raisins and I think your in the ball park of what this tastes like...IMHO of course. It's very tasty and I'm looking forward to having MUCH more of this on hand.
It was too harsh...so we mixed it with Trout Stream (50/50) which made it less harsh.
Tobacco arrived clumped together. I had to use a grinder to get it to where it was able to be smoked.
Absolutely delicious. This blend really surprised me. I was unprepared for the delicious taste experienced in all my pipes. The tin aroma is magnificent. I think Plum Pudding is an accurate description that fits this perfectly. Maybe it's the taste, but sometimes I get hungry after smoking this blend. Funny thing is I never eat plum pudding, but I sure do smoke it!
I originally tried Mississippi River as my first actual english blend, I was smoking aros like lane RLP-6. I ordered several tobaccos from this site and loved them all! Frog on the bayou, lane blwb. All great.. Kept hearing about plumb pudding and thought is try it. Only got an ounce... Bad idea... A week later I'm on here again getting 4 more ounces. Lol great stuff! I like it a bit better than MR but both from seattle pipe club are my two fav all day smokes! If you like MR or just love a complicated English blend go for it! Even if your new to english it's a great choice. Was for me.
This pipe tobacco is very good for what it is; smokey and spicy. Not really what I was looking for initially ( I like my tobaccos after a meal, so I like sweet tasting dessert like tobaccos. ) but I can't say it's a bad tobacco. If smokey and spicy is what you are after, look no further!
Delicious! It's not an aromatic, yet, it's not quite a non-aromatic either. Must be that "something extra." I love almost all Balkans and have only ever been slightly interested in "sweet smokes." This is my "desert" blend and it satisfies that ever so slight desire I have several times a week for a sweet experience, without sacrificing body and natural tobacco flavors.
I was on the hunt for english blends, and I bought 1/2 pound to sample since even if I was disappointed, I could still use it. Well after one pipe, I know that this is a grand slam home run. There are other tin brands that this competes with, and is more economical. It has the taste that I'm looking for, at bulk prices, I would most likely buy it by the pound. I will buy more of this as soon as I whittle down my stock a bit. Just the taste I was looking for, and at a price I like as well.
Being a Balkan fan this is probably one of the best. Latakia,Orientals and Virginia which lay in the background. Excellent!!
This is one of my favorites. Very tasty, tons of flavor and quite smooth. Great smoke indeed.
I feel this is a great way to get introduced to English/Balkan blends. If you like Mississippi River, but are looking for a little more beef to go with your meal, this baccy will fit the bill. This has got meat and potatoes written all over it. Some don't like it, but you wont know until you try it. There should be a Bronze Statue of Joe Lankford where people can sit and smoke his blends and pay tribute to a master blender.
Just recently I went to blends with Latakia and Perique mixed in, needless to say I am hooked on these flavors--To me Plum Pudding is a lot more exciting than Mississippi River and it has become one of my go to blends--I liked it so much I ordered 4lbs of it to avoid the dreaded "backorder", and to let it sit for 6 months or longer to see if it improves with age--Good Stuff in my opinion
Just an example as to how tastes can vary from person to person. I didn't like this one bit. It tasted like oily brine water to me.
If you like smoking Potpourri this is for you. Its been a year since I purchased 2oz. Out of the bag I tried it and separated the other ounce and cellered the rest for 6mo. The first ounce out of the bag smoked very floral with a hint of latakia. It smoked similarly in the cobs and meer. It got better at the bottom of a conical pipe where the latakia was more pronounced. The cellered half which I just finished was a bit more robust in latakia goodness but still maintained that floral quality. (I've bought a $15/lb bag of 'best of the rest' which also gave the same floral taste) I mixed some DunhillNightCap with Best of the Rest and got something very similar to the Plum Pudding. My preferred smokes are Irish flake and Brown Rope #4 with a daily smoke of Carterhall blends. I did not like Plum Pudding and will not order it again.
Plum Pudding is the perfect example of how one person's feast is another's famine. Simply read a sampling of the reviews for proof of this and the fact that reviews are...entertainment at best. I will not linger for long and offer up uninspiring analysis. I love the stuff and thank Joe for dreaming it up. I discovered it a couple of years ago when like many I began a useless quest to replace Penzance. It's not that venerable tobacco and I don't care. It's rich, tasty and satisfying. Whatever the "something extra" is is yummy!
love it can't wait to get more
Wow I'm the 1st to review? Well then, after tons of positive reviews on YouTube I decided to try a couple of ozs. This stuff came in one big 2oz chunk which I like. Smelled kinda of smokey with maybe raisin in the back? Anyway lit up and I was impressed. Smokey, spices peppery zing on my tongue but not overpowering and then a very mellow pipey sweetness sprinkled in. Was I blown away? No. Was I pleased? Yes. This tobacco is a hella good value compared to the $8-9 tins that are the same. I think with a couple months this blend will settle down nicely. I look forward to many nights 6 months from now on my patio enjoying plum pudding. Thanks P&C
I'm new to the world of English blends. I've tried some lighter blends and this is my first "full" English. Wow. This stuff is great. Smokey, woodsy with a nice spice to it. I get sweet notes and nutty notes. I really like this stuff. I got some Miss. River too, which I've yet to try but I have high hopes as Plum Pudding is quite nice. I will definitely be ordering more of this to cellar. Thanks P&C and Seattle Pipe Club for this wonderful blend.