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The Sweet Science

Hearth & Home Classic Burley Kake and Hearth & Home Anniversary go head to head in The Sweet Science battle. This Battle of the Blends will surely not disappoint and you will want to enjoy with your favorite pipe. 

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6 OZ SamplerIn Stock$15.99
Anniversary Kake Bulk Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$3.60
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$3.60
4-7
$3.58
8-15
$3.36
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$3.18
Classic Burley Kake Bulk Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$3.50
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$3.50
4-7
$3.30
8-15
$3.10
16-31
$2.90
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$2.70
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Overall Rating4.55 out of 5 Based on 89 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “The Sweet Science”

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3 out of 5
Good but simple.
Good but simple.
4 out of 5
GOOD!
Smoke this one slow it bites
5 out of 5
Anniversary Kake Excellence
I bought this tobacco, and it was suggested to me to let it age for a few years. I stored the Anniversary Kake in Mason jars and dated them. Well, over nine years later (dated 04/06/2010), I decided to open one of the jars and try it. The smoke is unbelievably smoothe, and the taste is excellent and mild! I purchased 2 lbs, so I have vintage, top quality tobac for quite a while.
4 out of 5
a good smoke
I really enjoyed this tobacco...great flavor will be smoking it again
3 out of 5
A little rich..
The topping is sweet and it's a decent smoke when it dries. Really does bring to mind a yellow birthday cake and smells a bit like baked goods as well. A little frilly and flowery, which can be nice, but not something I'd smoke all day. Probably wouldn't buy it again.
5 out of 5
so cool
so cool
5 out of 5
anniversary kake
My husband loved it!
5 out of 5
I love this stuff!
This tobacco came to me a bit wet. I let it sit out before smoking and it hits the spot after a meal. It is a strong tobacco but not too strong. I don't get tongue bite with this one. It is smokey and spicy without being overpowering. I will definitely order more.
4 out of 5
once you get the hang
once you get the hang of packing it is a good long lasting smooth smoke..stays lit well
3 out of 5
It's pretty good
So this came very very wet. Tried smoking right away and it was just too moist wouldnt stay lit etc. Dried some out over night which obviously fixed that problem. Once died out burns great out is a decent smoke but not quite as flavorful as i had hoped. I never get excited about smoking it but work it in to the rotation because it's not bad and i want to use it up.
5 out of 5
First ever non aromatic
This is the first non aromatic i have ever smoked. And i dont think i will be going back to aromatics anytime soon. This tobacco is sweet with a little bit of spice. Really tastey and i see why people seem to like this one. Shipping was quick and painless as always with pipes and cigars.
4 out of 5
Great !
Anniversary Kake is a great VA blend.
4 out of 5
Virginia excellence
This is an unusually interesting venture for those who like VA tobacco, with layered flavors. Definitely on the naturally sweet side.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Easy to pack. Very mellow and pleasant aroma
5 out of 5
Serious pipesters take heed...
Just right blend...no bite, rich smoke, mild aroma, easy to light and keep going...no bad habits. Popped the bag open and loaded my MM General, lit up and knew immediately that it was going to be a good bowl full. Still puffing away and recalling the kake/plug that I started with and how little effort was needed to get it into loading shape. Seemed moist but doesn’t smoke that way. Moisture level seems just right. A real honest Burley blend that all my aged pipes will surely love. They’d better, as they’ll see plenty of it. I think it’s a winner, if you like a good Burley blend, I’ll bet you will too...need to stop now and load another bowl.
4 out of 5
A great Burly blend for daily smoking
Smooth and creamy burly. You can really taste the best of American mellow pipe tobacco in this cake tobacco. It burns nice and slow and is berry moist in the pouch or container. It maintains some very slight notes from the Virginia tobacco in the blend and is an overall good smoke.
3 out of 5
A bit too moist for my taste.
Great flavor, maybe a bit much. Accumulated much water in pipe regrettably.
5 out of 5
I wish I had started with this in my pipe!
Wow, is all I can say on this. The tin note had hints of chocolate, cinnamon, maybe little bit of fudge brownie would be better discription. I have never had this or any kake type tobaccos. I got 3oz just to start of bulk which the moisture was good. It required minimum drying time and soaked cool. The taste was not brownie, but cinnamon, maybe nutmeg on the retro hale, simisweet. I finshed only half the bowl and the second Haden the next day. It was still good, a little bit of a bite at first relight, but then got good again. I have read somewhere the this was the base for Russ' Fire Strorm, which I can see. I think I prefer this of FS.....strong close second.... I will be buys a few lbs of it when I get the chance...
5 out of 5
You will love it too
Great kake! First time trying it and love it, has a hint of cocoa,vanilla and very light almost unoticed on anice. Burns good.
5 out of 5
Good at purchase, great after 8 months and wonderful at 7 years.
I bought / Cellared several pounds 11/2011 and i can say as of 9/5/2018 its a WONDERFUL smoke. I've smoked on 2 of the mason jars through the years off and on and it hasn't changed much after the 8th month or so Cellared. The one thing it did was blend in well and become a wonderful smoke. I suggest still taking it nice and slow otherwise it can and will bite you but i'm going to have to order more because i'm down to 3 of the large mouth big jars of it.
5 out of 5
A COOLER Smoke😁!
It Has A REALLY NICE Flavor & ROOM Note👍! VERY SIMILAR To Original Sir Walter Raleigh, With Much LESS BITE👹! It ALSO Tends To Burn A Bit SLOWER As WELL😁! I REALLY LIKE It👍!
4 out of 5
Nice
This is a great blend that's like nothing else
4 out of 5
Smooth and sweet
If you like your va/per tobacco moreally sweet then spicy this is it. Not as sweet as marlin flake but close, similar to McClelland's 2015
5 out of 5
Just Fantastic
I tried 2 oz of this on a whim as I am searching for new standbys to replace my beloved McClelland's blends. Sorry I only ordered 2 oz. As soon as it's back in stock I'll be ordering at least a pound!
4 out of 5
Anniversary Kake
I ordered 34 oz and this shipped in two bags of 16 oz and one bag of 2 oz. I am working my way through the 2 oz small bag. The Kake is very moist and so must be broken up and should be aired a bit or one will have difficulty keeping it lit. It is a good, tasty tobacco like all blends that Mr. O. invented. I prefer Anniversary Flake, but the Kake is a good tobacco.
5 out of 5
Anni kake
Lovely stuff
5 out of 5
Fantastic blend.
This is a great blend that I'd recommend to be in everyone's rotation. Next time it's in stock I can see at least and 8oz order happening.
5 out of 5
The Best VaPer Anywhere
My all time favorite tobacco. Some call this too sweet, but I think it's just right. The perfect amount of perique, as well. The tin note is amazing, and I could smoke this all day, every day. It will bite if you smoke it too hard. Anniversary Kake is the VaPer by which I judge all others.
5 out of 5
Better than sex.
Just kidding, it isn't but that isn't fair, because not much is. What I will say is that is is a sweet, mellow, and extremely pleasurable smoke. Get it while you can.
5 out of 5
American Kake Bulk
Orders on a whim based on the positive reviews. Great smoke, burns even throughout. Complimented by the wife in the room note. Will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
#1 on my hit parade
If you haven't tried it I recommend that you do. The only problem is that it sells out as soon as it is back in stock. A great mellow enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Amazing blend
I really enjoyed this blend tremendously. It has a awesome taste and a rich smoke im definitely going to order me some more
4 out of 5
A-
Has a great flavor profile but is a bit of a lighter smoke than what I like.
3 out of 5
It was just ok
I am a Burley smoker. I love OTC Burley blends. I found this to smell great, smokes well but really had no flavor to it. It was rather bland. I didn't get any of the flavors listed from the description. Just a cool smoking, easy going, very mild Burley.
5 out of 5
Very Tasty
If you like Virginias, this is a dream. There is a reason this flies off the "shelf". Russ Oulette is a legend!
5 out of 5
Good Stuff
Finally back in stock and back in my pipe. If you haven't tried it you don't know what you are missing. Kudos to this one.
5 out of 5
Unique...
A very unique VaPer. Pleasant sweetness to it that I've not experienced in any other VaPer. The Perique definitely exhibits its ability to complement a sweeter Virginia. In the raw, you'd think it was an aromatic. But, upon first light, you realize that you've found one of the most interesting non-aromatic blends ever created.
5 out of 5
I Love It
My all time favorite tobacco. I’ve searched for something similar, but nothing else has the perfect sweetness and wonderful taste of this blend.
5 out of 5
Ani Kake
A sublime blend with excellent balance. The strenght is just right, the perique is applied with a light hand, which is just right (IMHO). This is a good cellar builder for all the right reasons and it is DENSE. If you buy any kind of weight of this, you will wind up with some serious bricks. Toss them in a jar and smoke the loose. BOOM.
5 out of 5
Smooth and Mild
Very Nice combo. I find both blends to be very smooth and clean. Neither left any sour taste in my mouth. My fiance says she enjoys the aroma in the room and the smell it leaves on me.
3 out of 5
Not bad, but maybe I'm not the best reviewer.
First, I should explain my rating system. *****= all time favorite, ****= I've bought many times, ***= is a good tobacco I enjoyed but may or may not buy again, **= not necessarily bad, but not my thing (others may love it!), and *= a bad tobacco by any standards. That said, Anniversary Kake is a solid three stars. I'm not a huge fan of VaPer blends, so I may not be the best reviewer if you are a fan, but I am familiar with the flavors and delights of them. I liked it. It's obviously a good blend by my limited field of comparison. The Perique is not too figgy nor too spicy, and well balanced with the Virginias which are the true star here, IMO. It's a rather mellow smoke and quite relaxing. It is after all Hearth & Home, so you know it's quality. I'd have to say this is on the mild side of VaPers I've tried with only the slightest of headiness. This could be a good entry point for those looking to try a VaPer blend for the first time. Hope this helps.
5 out of 5
My favorite so far
Deliciously smooth, full, flavorful like creaminess. No bite!
5 out of 5
Awesome!
My favorite VaPer so far. Will buy again if not backorderd! Has a no bite smooth creamy full texture! Love it!
5 out of 5
Very Smooth
I came to know from one of mine friend that you must try this tobacco and I am thankful to him. This is very smooth blend and if you smoke slow with slow deep puff...it will give you the best smoke.....
3 out of 5
Good Smoke
Nice Smoke definitely a smoke for around the campfire at the end of a day out in the wild by the lake.
5 out of 5
Consistantly Good!
Wonderful all day tobacco that never disappoints! Hope this one makes it through the new regulations!
5 out of 5
A classic
This has to be one of the few at the top of my all-time list. Rich but caressing, lovely texture--if you can ever call tobacco smoke creamy, this is it. Like a good wine, it covers the whole palate, meaning that it has a melange of flavors, a touch of tree fruit, different wood fragrances, and a bit of spice-box. Bravo, Russ!
5 out of 5
Great Burley
This has become my #1 go to tobacco. A fantastic 'Old Time' burley.....you can't go wrong with this blend!!
4 out of 5
Happy Anniversary H&H ,got me a slice of Kake .
I got a hold of a couple ounces of this from a fellow member at Fair Trade Tobacco Forums. He gave up pipes in favor of cigars, win for me,right? I have acquired my dads vintage pipe collection and so I brought out the old Harriels Meerschaum lined full bent to try this Anniversary Kake. What a pleasant smoke. Mellow and lightly sweet cold aroma . Took a few lights to get it going but once it caught (I'm smoking it as I type) its great. It reminds me of stuff my grandfather used to smoke. Not a heavy room note but definitely has the figgy aroma of the St James Perique in the blend. I can see why this is one of their best selling blends.
3 out of 5
Sweet Cocoa
This Va/Per is nice once it marries. The sharpness of the Perique mellows to a sweetness and ties with the Virginias to create a sweet cocoa-like flavor. It's not bad at all, but it's not a favorite for me because I don't care much for a sweet smoke.
5 out of 5
Yum!
This was a surprisingly great smoke! Great flavor!
5 out of 5
Gets better with age!
I purchased this tobacco in 2014 and cellared it. After almost 3 years it has gotten much tastier. I initially bought a bunch because it looked delicious and was at deep discount. It tasted ok. Very bready. But now with some age it sure burns nice and taste has vastly improved imho. Glad I have over a dozen jars.
5 out of 5
A+++++
Very nice smoke , this was my first pipe tobacco and I must say it was very impressive.
4 out of 5
One of my favorites!
It's a nice blend of raisin & chocolate that's not too strong or too mild. My only concern is that I wish it had a more pleasant room note.
5 out of 5
Well made Kake!
I am a steady puffer so I get a slight bite. Otherwise it has good tobacco flavor missing from many light aromatics. Just the right amount of sweetness and nice, light room note, easy to stay lit if packed correctly. I cut and break the Cake into the pieces I like for loading my pipe, and jar the rest. Greatly appreciate the quality even more when I want more tobacco flavor than some of the black Cavendish and old OTC tobaccos I tend to favor.
5 out of 5
Truly a Classic
Burleys of white. Virginias of red. Upon first light. Smoke swirls my head. Sweet flavor just right. Nothing to dread. No gurgle nor bite. Just pure goodness instead.
3 out of 5
Decent
A good smoke for those who like a little stronger tobacco. I wasn't overwhelmed with the flavor but I would purchase this again.
5 out of 5
The balm of old age
A pipeful of Burley conjures up and enhances pleasurable memories. Every puff melds the past and present into a fugue of comfort and joy.
4 out of 5
Smooth & Tasty
Soft, puffy tobacco. Smooth and tasty. Great tasting VaPer for those looking for a solid anytime tobacco. Excited to see what this tastes like with some age to it and thinking about pressing some just to see what comes if it. Russ said it's the base for his Fire Storm blend which I have heard great things about as well.
5 out of 5
A favorite!
As a codger burley lover, this blend really drew my attention. I'm half way through the tin now and can say that I really do enjoy the blend. I would compare this to an upscale Prince Albert in taste, with more of a sweetness to it that does not get bitter at the end of the bowl. Tried it in many different pipes, but like a true codger burley it does best in a cob. Does not like to be packed tight. A loose pack and careful tamping will get you through the bowl with a couple lights.
4 out of 5
Holding out for more!
I wanted to give this a solid five stars, but all throughout the bowl, I kept hoping for something more pronounced. I found it very one dimensional, which wasn't a bad thing. It's just that after reading all of the high praises, I was waiting to hit a home run, and only made it to third base. I enjoyed the Classic Burley Kake a whole lot more. Maybe, with a little cellaring time, this stuff might surprise me. Only time will tell?
5 out of 5
Yummy!
Wow! After reading so many positive reviews, I purchased two ounces of this blend. Now I find, I need to buy a whole lot more. First bowl I smoked was in an Erik Nording Freehand. This stuff smokes like it smells inside the bag. Note to heavy puffers. Smoke this gently, baby puffs, and the flavors are wonderful. I didn't taste the rum, but the cocoa and anise were there, with the cocoa being the predominant taste. Well done Russ. If you're a Burley lover, I think you'll definitely like this one.
4 out of 5
Excellent...
Terrific. Wonderful taste. Nice pouch aroma, although I found it to be somewhat faint. Had to really get my nose in there. But after just a few puffs I realized why it has good reviews. Wonderful non- biting feel with just enough spice to satisfy. Glad I bought it.
5 out of 5
Classic Pipe Aroma
This kake is good but comes with a little tongue bite.The room note has that classic pipe aroma..I mix a little Prince Albert with it to cut down the bite.
5 out of 5
Wonderfull Va/Per!!!
If ever there was a Va/Per blend for a pipe smoker to start with, this is it. The pouch aroma is fantastic with hints of fig and chocolate. As with most blends a few minutes drying time is in order. What my thoughts are is on lighting up the Virginia's used are the first then quickly followed by the goodly amount of Perique. The components of this blend as mixed, makes for a more than satifying smoke anytime of the day. Russ hit it out of the ball park with this fantastic all day smoke.
5 out of 5
A very nice VaPer
This blend has a pleasant fruity aroma similar to raisins or dried plums. It smokes smooth and mellow with a bit of fruitiness and just the right amount of spice in the taste. A really great VaPer and a new regular in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Great VaPer
This was my first VaPer. It was very good, both flavor and smoothness were very pleasant. Highly recommend...
5 out of 5
Best aromatic I've ever smoked!
this is a rare commodity, an aro that tastes like it smells, which is of chocolate and anise. I've found it smokes best in a cob and pretty dry. Just break off a chunk and stuff it in the pipe and you are good to go. Great in the warmer months when Latakia can be a bit too heavy
5 out of 5
Anniversary Kake
So glad to find this blend again. Used to get it in Albany NY where it was a favorite when I worked there.
5 out of 5
"Classic" is the perfect name
My first bowl was smoked with one match - how awesome is that! No bite for this heavy puffer, and the aroma is straight out of a novel. When you think of a "room full of tobacco smoke" this is it. I've been smoking less than a year but this may be a "never run out of" tobacco. This is on my re-buy list.
5 out of 5
Great Burley Blend.
I really enjoy this tobacco. It is my main everyday smoke. Many times while I'm smoking other blends I wish I was smoking a bowl of CBK. It is a mild and relaxing smoke of good quality, mahogany color tobaccos pressed into chunky pieces of a light aromatic blend of Burleys with a little Virginia added. The blend has a light cocoa and rum flavor that is slightly sweet and earthy that compliments the natural nutty flavor of the Burleys. Nice room note that my wife likes. Smokes and taste great in either in a cob, meer or briar. I've smoked a pipe for 40 years and CBK is the best Burley blend I've smoked. IMHO CBK is a more mellow, more flavorful smoke than Carter Hall, Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic and H&H Chatham Manor. Russ did a great job with this blend. I always have CBK in my rotation. I love the stuff.
5 out of 5
Nice in a Cob
Classic Burley Cake is really great smoked in a cob, smokes well with little to no tongue bite depending on your smoking style, is one of those tobaccos that will take you back in time like your grandpa used to smoke, mellow flavor an room note, have always got a nice chunk to smoke, buy mine in bulk an have no complaints its just a nice mellow basic burley smoke......J.P., West Frankfort, ILL.
5 out of 5
num num
if someone were to ever say to me, " do you like the smell/taste of figs mixed with grass, sugar and a little vinegar"? i would most definitely say no. ask me the same question about my virginias and va/pers? Yes Ma'am! there is something special about virginias. they are picky but if done right, very very satisfying... This isn't a five star restaurant, or a burger joint, or that cafe down the road that does good thai. its your mother's soup. its grandma's pot roast. nothing fancy, nothing boring, nothing that particularly stands out, but all of the flavors all together make for something that is special. figgy grassy, a little ketchupy, sweet, and satisfying. i know why they sell loads of this stuff and why people like it.
5 out of 5
Quite a pleasant surprise.
Yeah. I'm a heavy Latakia smoker, currently was smoking Pirate Kake. However there are times when I want a change of pace. I purchased a pound of anny kake during a holiday special just for aging purposes. Well I recently dug into this blend just out of curiosity and now I can't stop smoking it. It's been sitting for about 4 months and I'm quite impressed. The charring light is a bit cigarette like but after that it's all smooth sailing. Medium bodied, very smooth, light sweetness, great flavor thru the nose. I find most vapers sting thru my nose but not this one. Light coco and dried fruit flavor. Very consistent as well, I've tried it in briar and cobs, big bowls and small. Just a great all around all day blend. I may have to order another pound as this "aging" blend is dwindling away.
5 out of 5
Wonderful in your Cob
Long time smoker but a "noob" to corn cob pipes. Recently, wanted to give a cob a try and starting researching. To my amazement, there is a lot of info out there and the deeper i got, I couldn't believe why I never ventured this way before. Well I ordered a couple MM Great Danes and some of this tobacco. What an enjoyment, even with breaking in the pipes, rotating to let them rest. As the adventure went on, and the pipes breaking in, it just keeps getting better. I would recommend you rub it up to loosen and give it a couple minutes to let dry since mines felt moist in the kake. Enjoy.
4 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
Really impressed with this tobacco. Five stars is perfect, which leaves no room for improvement, but this is really close in my opinion. No bite (unless you really abuse it), excellent room note and taste, and a full bowl with one relight. Packs great, came with perfect moisture, and crumbles easily. Smells incredible! To me, it looks AND smells like a brownie. I hope this is around as long as I am.
5 out of 5
This Tobacco is Fab.
Just tried this tobacco and I have to say love this blend taste great and burns well not bite try this you will not be sorry.
5 out of 5
excellent
An excellent blend that smokes well, it's a real special treat!
4 out of 5
Intro to VaPers
This is my first VaPer. I think I may have found my genre of blend. Those Virginias are delightful. Maybe my palate is underdeveloped, but I don't get any of the tangy or spicy flavors that are alleged to signal the presence of Perique. Regardless, it's a wonderful smoke. I'm excited to further explore the VaPer world.
5 out of 5
One excellent VaPer
As always the service from pipes and cigars.com was very fast and correct. On the the review. I hesitated to buy Anniversary Kake as I had been out off by another VaPer blend that was supposed to be the measurement of what all VaPers are graded against. I finally pulled the trigger on AK and I bought an ounce. I am hooked now! I have already smoked almost all of it and I placed another order already to get more on its way! I'm not sure what it is about this blend but I love it and it is now a part of my daily rotation! Kudos to Russ O. On this fine blend! I am hooked!
5 out of 5
Richard Webb's review.
Excellent Service, quick,accurate and courteous. The products are outstanding and I plan to do a lot of future business with Pipes and Cigars. The prices for the quality are nice. Richard Webb
5 out of 5
Classic Burley Kake = Great!
I love this blend I did not get any tongue bite at all and great flavor of the tobacco all the way thru the bowl. The room note is Phenominal!
5 out of 5
Returning to pipes and loving this.
Having just returned to a pipe after years of cigarettes, i can't say I am the best judge of pipe tobaccos. What I can say is that the 2oz I bought of this were INCREDIBLE. Very light tongue bite, room note was LOVED by my wife, and nicotine was good for a cig smoker. I will be buying more. For a "noob" this is a good starter. Let it air out overnight to get the moisture down a tad and you will really enjoy this.
4 out of 5
Good quality
As one of my first experiences with burley, this seems like a good tobacco. It was easy to smoke without overheating and I thought it tasted better than Carter Hall.
5 out of 5
Exceptional Tobacco
Excellent balance of Perique and Virginia Flake. Hearty, but approachable. I will definitely buy more soon!
5 out of 5
Different strokes...
Different strokes for different folks, I hear. Anniversary Kake is a little mild for my taste. I like something with a definite room note and a taste that gets your attention. This is not it. I do, however, like the way it burns and the unlit aroma and texture.
5 out of 5
CBK is awesome!!
perfect all day light aromatic smoke that won't bite!!
3 out of 5
Too much perique for my taste
Uplifting fragrance, but tends to be a bit too heavy with perique, I think. It did not exactly bite, but it seemed to burn hot. I think the only way to smoke this is to nurse it very slowly. I cannot smoke it regularly, but only as a change of pace.
4 out of 5
H&H Classic burley cake
Absolutely wonderful stuff. Typically not an aromatic smoker, but this one is superb. Good nicotine content, and pleasant for anyone else who is around . My hat is off to Russ for this blend and many others
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