Today, I have been mostly snuffing... Hedges.
Today, I have been mostly snuffing... Hedges.
Today, I have been mostly snuffing... SG Almond.
Woo-wee! Fresh batch of Ennerdale snuff! Gotta send some to Jim this week - beware, sir!
Today, I have been mostly snuffing... Tom Buck.
...and am still snuffing it today
Many many thanks to the most generous ProbateGeek, who looks suspiciously like Mel... :) I was expecting a small sampling of the infamous Tom Buck, but was caught unawares when the box showed up packed with goodies galore! I am most appreciative, sir, and all contents are new experiences for me. The Tom Buck must be approx 30-40 gr, and the english rose is quite nice! I have been snuffing the Tom Buck voraciously since it's arrival. I have not yet braved the Ennerdale, but will be doing so in the near future. Maybe I will contemplate which pipe blend to grind up for trials as I enjoy a pipe of the fvf! Thanks again, sir!
You're quite welcome, Justin - this was a belated thanks for the many fine snuff samples you sent me (well, excluding the Toque Cheese & Bacon). I admit giving you a HUGE sample of the Tom Buck, but how else was I ever gonna put a dent in my 5 gallon container?
This "cigar Mel"
was my avi for so long, I've only recently switched over to a pipe-related pic. I guess that's a good thing, 'cause in truth I look nothing like Mel Gibson. Much to my wife's chagrin. . .
Come on! Man up for the Ennerdale! I'm just about to myself...
(I'm also quite scared of the idea of Cheese and Bacon snuff. I was contemplating the possibility of Liver and Bacon tobacco on the back of some posts about Egg Nog tobacco. In a world of garlic or bacon and egg ice-cream, why not?)
. . . at 260 grams it's a LOT of Tom Buck. Getting through it, one sniff at a time!
"We don't think it was suicide, but rather a freak accident. It seems that he had put his nose and mouth over the jar a bit too close to the contents and hiccupped."
OK, I have to bite here. What's up with snuff? It seems a bit like tobacco-cocaine. Never was once tempted by the booger sugar (though I was on angel in the past!) so the thought never occurred to me that snuff would be anything but a nasty super hit of nicotine that would leave you gagging and lightheaded.
Is there anything to snuff besides a quick buzz? Any flavor or aroma? Is is as nasty as it sounds, or do tobacco boogers not happen?
NOT meant to hate on any of you snuffers out there whatsoever. Just trying to wrap my head around this stuff. My wife approves of my pipe and cigar smoking, but as soon as I whip out a snuff box, she's going to start shaking her head at me.....
The aromas - a huge range of smells and "tastes" (not quite, I feel, but very nearly so). They range from pure and toasted tobacco, through subtle (and not so subtle) citrus, floral, fruity and vegetal to in your face, tears in full flow, menthol and mints. And everything in between. Some of the more traditional blends are as complex and nuanced as the finest pipe tobaccos.
The "Burn" - bit a a masochistic pleasure in the sensations when you first sniff in - can lead a strong man to tears. This does swiftly pass.
Vitamin N sensation, which can be a bit overpowering with the stronger snuffs - just use less. You can get your N-Hit indoors in the UK where smoking in public buildings is banned. And down mines - no fire risk so once (and still, where we yet have a coal industry) very popular with miners.
You get to have other Acquisition Disorders - Snuffs and Snuff Boxes (SAD and SBAD ??)
All for about half the weight for weight cost (in the UK) of pipe tobacco. A large tin (25g) will last a regular but modest user weeks or months. Even a confirmed snuff-hound like me is unlikely to get through this in much less than a week.
There are downsides:
Primarily - What goes up must come down. The occasional small sniff is no big deal in this way. A heavier user is in danger of becoming Toffee Nosed or simply a Toff. (Not sure if this is a term in use in the US - a term for a snobbish wealthy man as they were the only ones able to afford enough of the stuff to get in this state.)
You need a steady supply of spotted handkerchiefs (camo for the expellatum).
You may occasionally sneeze. But not often.
It is just as nasty as it sounds. But let's be honest - we're pipe smokers - how much further can we fall?
I've been using snuff on and off - mostly on - for over 30 years and still gain a lot of pleasure from it.
Go on, go on, go on... Give it a go. I'm sure one of the more local members can point you at an on-line site or maybe bomb you with some. A few small tins will cost a few dollars only, I'm sure, and if you're buying tobacco anyway...
I've previously posted in this thread (or perhaps, once again blathered on) a list of good snuffs IMHO to show the range of what is available. Enjoy!
(btw - I'm sure that there are posts on this here or elsewhere - you should sniff the tobacco into your nose, not down into your sinuses or throat.)
Today, I have been mostly snuffing... Sharrow Crumbs of Comfort.