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Sting Like A Bee

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

Don't let these two pipe tobacco blends Sting Like a Bee. One of the best sellers for P&C, Mac Baren Vanilla Cream provides a silky vanilla note. It is no surprise that it was paired up again Cult Anonymous. Don't take our word for it, try these two blends side-by-side and tell us who you think will Sting Like a Bee. 

Sting Like A Bee Bout includes: 

(1) 1.75oz Tin of Cult Anonymous

(1) 1.75oz Tin of Mac Baren Vanilla Cream

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Vanilla Cream Flake Shipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce TinIn Stock$13.85
save $3.7027% off
$10.15
Cult Anonymous Shipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce TinIn Stock$12.00
save $2.5021% off
$9.50
Shipping Constraints:
  • These items cannot be shipped to a Washington state address.
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Overall Rating4.05 out of 5 Based on 43 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Sting Like A Bee”

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5 out of 5
Mac Baren Vanilla Flake
Smooth mellow smoke with just the right texture and vanilla highlight.
5 out of 5
Delish
Delish all the ladies are following me to get a whiff.
5 out of 5
Great all day smoke!
I love it! Great flavor great smoke!
3 out of 5
Not the best
Not what I expected. I had read really good reviews of this online and it fell way short of my expectations, especially because of the price. Upon opening the tin, it has a really sweet inviting smell, but when smoking it, it had a harsh smokey flavor and not a whole lot of vanilla flavor at all.
5 out of 5
Love it
Great room note great taste
5 out of 5
Old reliable
Old reliable
5 out of 5
Cult Anonymous
A nice mellow smoke with hints of Vanilla and Nut
5 out of 5
My Favorite Pipe Tobacco
This is my favorite tobacco at the moment. I find the flavors and the entire pipe experience with Cult Anonymous to be outstanding. At this point in time, I don't want to be with out a tin of Cult Anonymous. I just wish there was a larger portion to select!
2 out of 5
Bites like an Inbred Shih Tzu
I've been smoking latakia blends and Virginias for about a year (before that, I was smoking burleys almost exclusively). I also like cigars. I bought a tin of Mac Baren Vanilla Flake to smoke instead of my usual tobacco, so as to avoid olfactorally offending a friend who will be staying with me for a few weeks. This stuff has a decent flavor, a nice room note, and leaves my pipe smelling wonderful. However, it bites quite badly. I've smoked several bowls of this tobacco, dried out to various degrees, but with similar results. It's only bearable when dried out and mixed 50/50 with a light burley (which also happens to be quite a tasty mixture). I think I'll have to find something else, or just smoke what I want and put up with complaints from the girl.
5 out of 5
wife pleaser
very good, sweet and smooth.
3 out of 5
Decent
It was pretty good. Had sweet honey notes and I loved the cut but it wasn't very memorable.
5 out of 5
Fantastic
Great taste, wonderful room note and the flavor stays with you!
1 out of 5
Vanilla flake feedback
Tongue bites very easily. Will need to try it in my 12" clay pipe to see if that helps. Nice room note though
4 out of 5
Mild and Mellow. No bite.
Mild and Mellow. No bite.
5 out of 5
Smooth
This is a very mild pleasant blend. It has just enough topping to make for a great room note and doesn't hide the taste of the tobacco. Could easily be a all day smoke or gentle easy starter blend for the beginner.
5 out of 5
Best vanilla I've ever had, hands down.
Just like I said. Best vanilla I've ever had.
1 out of 5
Like a cigarette in my pipe
Not sure what is going on with this one. I couldn't even detect any vanilla flavors. The smoke was very harsh. It reminded me of a Marlbro Red. I'm going to cellar it, and see if that helps. Otherwise this is not a flavor I will get again. I really wonder if I just got an anomaly, because there are such high marks on this one.
3 out of 5
Not Great...Not Bad
Middle of the on this one. After you have a few bowls of Cult Anonymous....you will forget it. I doubt if it'll go into your regular rotation.
5 out of 5
Top 5 flakes, top 7 overall tobaccos for me
My go to vanilla, instead of trash tobacco being covered up with too much flavoring, the vanilla rides in the back seat letting the superb tobacco take lead, outta the tin fantastic, aged is phenomenal
5 out of 5
Absolutely great blend. Im not
Absolutely great blend. Im not a huge aromatic smoker, but this is a great blend to mix into the rotation. Great flavor and has an very nice room note. Pleasantly surprised on how great this was.
2 out of 5
V flake
Ok not great
4 out of 5
this is a nice smoke.
this is a nice smoke. It's my first time smoking a flake cut tobacco, so packing the bowl took more attention than usual. It has a traditional pipe feel to it. With many Virginias, I feel like I'm smoking hay. So not with this, probably because it's pressed and the mix of the cavendish.
4 out of 5
Another winner from Cult
Every Cult tobacco has been a homerun and Anonymous is no exception. Smooth with no bite and an everyday smoke. Give it a try!
5 out of 5
This is the one
This flake has to be my favorite aromatic. I've tri's.ed the 1lb. box but find the 1.75oz. tins are the better choice for me. I don't like the long flakes that come with the box. What a hassle to cut and jar. Taste and room note are excellent and smoked slowly, no bite at all. Not a gooper like some other aro. Wish they stocked the 3.5oz. tin though.
5 out of 5
good stuff
I love all the Cult tobaccos.
5 out of 5
Not for me
We all have our own individual tastes . Thankfully tobacconists realize this . Giving all of us a choice . I purchased cult Anonymous along with Wild Hare and many others . I found Wild Hare to suit my pipe to the top . Don't cave , keep trying according to the blend or whatever strategy you hold close to your pipe . If it doesn't fulfill your taste share , just share . Another pipe smoker may share the blend you've been searching . Perhaps not , no need to be stingy .
4 out of 5
Got to try it man(or lady)
great smoke very little bite, smokes great all day. another great issue from the folks at Cult. get some try it out you'll love it too.
5 out of 5
Another Home Run From Cult
I really liked this one. Sweet, hay-like tin note, and outstanding Virginia flavor all come together and provide a great smoking experience. Will be buying again.
5 out of 5
Cool Burn
Easy to pack, well packaged; cool & long burning; pleasant nut-like flavor. Would be great if available in bulk quantities.
4 out of 5
Yummy!
This stuff smells absolutely amazing. I'm surrounded by hostile non-smokers and this gets me least grief. I love it for that and it's still strong enough and has just enough flavor to actually enjoy it myself.
4 out of 5
Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake
this is a great aro for public places. I havent had anyone say it is smell bad yet and it is not overly cased
2 out of 5
Great taste, lightning hot
I had such high hopes for this tobacco when I bought it. Giving it 2 stars because the flavor is certainly there, vanilla with a light and sweet almost leathery finish. Unfortunately, after a couple small puffs, my tongue felt like I had just dragged it across hot asphalt. This stuff burns so hot that I just couldn't enjoy it and I smoke my pipes very cool and slow. I tried mixing it with some sweet black Cavendish to cool it down, but the bite was just too much.
5 out of 5
Very Nice!
This has turned out to be my favorite. I smoke this more than anything else.
5 out of 5
wish i'd bought more...
this stuff is great! very light and subtle, easy to keep lit and no bite. it reminds me a lot of borkum riff original. smells like cocoa with just a hint of vanilla in the background. definitely worth trying if you like sweet cavendish blends.
5 out of 5
Good
Good burn full flavor wife loves room note
4 out of 5
Dessert Flake
I'm wild about Virginia flakes and a bargain shopper so I'm very fond of Peter Stokkebye’s Twist, Navy, and Bullseye bulk offerings. Orlik’s Golden flake is also wonderful. I'm fairly new to pipes and there's a whole lot more to sample but in general aromatics don't interest me. Mac Baron’s Vanilla Cream flake is exceptional though, the topping is delicate, sweet, complimentary. It's nice to find an aromatic I truly enjoy.
2 out of 5
VANILLA STEAM IS MORE LIKE IT.
Excellent room note, and very nicely packaged flake tobacco. This blend lacks flavor.....totally. No vanilla or any sweetness, and definately no tobacco taste. The flakes are very nice and consistant and smell great. Tends to get hot QUICK!
5 out of 5
First purchase with P&C's
The ordering process was easy and the product arrived exactly as ordered.
3 out of 5
No vanilla
Good smoke but no vanilla
4 out of 5
Great Smoke
A nice all day smoke. Not to heavy of a topping that it takes away from the virginia's.
1 out of 5
Horrible
No vanilla taste burns very hot never buy again
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Very nice aroma
4 out of 5
My favorite vanilla aromatic!
I really like vanilla aromatics and this one is probably my favorite as far as flavor goes. It seems to have a little more kick to it than I like, so definitely don't smoke on an empty stomach! 4 stars.
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