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Straight Left

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.

Duck Right and go Straight Left. This battle of the blends brings to you two flake blends are great in their own way. GL Pease Union Square has a clean taste that makes it a pleasure filled smoke where HH VA Memory gives you a traditional hay and grass notes from the premium flue-cured tobacco. Now is your chance to purchase both blends and smoke them side-by-side. Once you are finished weighing your opinion, come back and let us know who is a true Straight Left. 

Straight Left Bout includes: 

(1) 1.75oz Tin of Hearth & Home VA Memory

(1) 2oz Tin of GL Pease Union Square

PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$17.99
GL Pease Union Square Shipping Constraints
2 Ounce TinIn Stock$11.69
Hearth & Home Marquee Virginia Memory Shipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce TinIn Stock$14.50
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Overall Rating4.44 out of 5 Based on 18 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Straight Left”

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5 out of 5
GL P Union Square
it was Great !! Thanks! Jose
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3 out of 5
Similar to LTF
I tried this very nice flake to compare it with Stokebbye's Luxury Twist Flake, and the two are very similar. Straight Virginia, slightly topped and a little moist out of the tin. But it's a nice, simple smoke when that's what you want.
5 out of 5
Fine Virginia flake
When I need a break from more exotic or pungent blends I like to go back to Virginia leaf. It's mild but not bland and can be smoked any time of day.
5 out of 5
Excellent mild to medium smoke.
Excellent mild to medium smoke.
3 out of 5
Smooth but not a lot of taste
Virginia Memory has a very pleasant tin aroma. It was a bit moist and hard to light at first. After 4-5 bowls I still do not get a lot of taste from this flake. It might benefit from aging.
5 out of 5
Needs Time Out of the Tin
Not very impressive out of the tin. I left it in a glass jar for about a month and what a difference. I’m normally a Balkan smoker but this is a fine tasting tobacco. I just ordered 8 ounces and will definitely keep it in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Best of its Genre
Mac Baren always comes to mind when I think of sugary Virginias, and Virginia No. 1 was my favorite tobacco of this genre. However, Virginia Memory surpasses every other honey or brown sugar topped Virginia that I have smoked. I purposely waited a while to write this review because I was not impressed with the contents of the freshly cracked tin, but I could tell that the stuff had potential. The Virginia needed to ripen, and the topping needed to settle into the tobacco. Don't even bother smoking this tobacco until the tin has been open for two or three weeks. I jarred the contents of the tin, and have been smoking some of it pretty much once a week, and it tastes better each time I smoke it. If I had the discipline to let it sit for a good long time, I am sure that it would be ridiculously delicious. Like most all Virginias, this tobacco will bite if you push it too hard, however it is remarkably well behaved considering its sugar content. Also, the flakes are very odd in construction, but they work well. If you are an aromatic smoker who wants to branch out, or are a seasoned Virginia lover who likes Mac Baren Virginias—but doesn't like the bite they tend to cause—give this flake a try. With a few weeks of aging, it is easily a five-star tobacco.
5 out of 5
Real good Virginia!
As a burley lover, I find this a nice addition to my rotation. It has real tobacco taste, not adulterated with flavorings, and when properly packed, I like to use short pieces of the slabs rather than rubbing it out, requires a minimim number of relights! A really nice smoke that is a must try!
1 out of 5
Heavily topped, not what I was expecting.
Perhaps I didn't know what I was getting into, but this tobacco (to my palate) was a massive miss. It has a strong topping of caramel/vanilla/peach that was completely unexpected given the description. It's not a straight Virginia by a long shot, and shouldn't be marketed as such. Heavily topped, sickly sweet...not good if you're looking for a straight virginia flake.
4 out of 5
Very Good Vaper
I enjoy this very much. Beautiful tin note. The smoke had the usual sweetness of the Virginia. There was some pepper and a slight coconut note. I must say though that my sample was dated February 2003, so it did have plenty of time so settle right.
5 out of 5
Hearth & Home Virgin
An excellent tobacco
5 out of 5
A Wonderful Smoke
What a wonderful smoke! This was the first true flake in the Marquee Series and the first true flake that I have ever smoked. I had to do some research on the many ways to load my pipe with flake tobacco, and in the end I chose to tear a flake in half and then fold it loosely two to three times (depending on bowl size) before gently inserting and tapping it into my pipe. The lighting and burning were very easy using this method. The smoke was very flavorful with an overall sweet taste. It also left me with a slight tingling sensation in my mouth. Very enjoyable!
5 out of 5
A new classic
This is a great smoke. It has a fantastic tin note that smells like chocolate when it is first opened and then turns to that grassy, hay like tin note that so familiar with great VAs. This is truly a great VA. Taste great and consistent through the whole bowl. Great tasting tobacco.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Nice smoking Virginia. It had an incredible tin note when first opened that smelled like chocolate but changed to the more familiar hay-like aroma after a few days. It came in beautiful flakes that were easy to either fold or rub out. Great tasting tobacco and no bite.
5 out of 5
May very well get the large tin...
Very nice! Will purchase again.
5 out of 5
G.L. Pease
Very nice! I like this one enough to get more!
4 out of 5
GLP Union Square
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