Puffer Fish with many spikes
Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Mac Baren Mixture Flake
More cavendish, slightly sweeter and minorly less tangy than MacB Navy Flake, this is a dream if opened and left to rest for a couple of weeks before smoking. Much to my surpise it didn't totally dry out in an unsealed but closed tin. As with Ed, it grew on me as I tried it over a period of many days.
Days improved it a lot - two or three weeks a whole lot more. It reminded me of University Flakle by Peterson for half the money.
Out of the tin, Mixture Flake and Navy Flake arrive with a deceptively dry appearance and texture. But as Dan noted, these flakes benefit dramatically from a healthy spell of drying in an unsealed but closed tin. This notable improvement is a characteristic that these two blends share with several other, if not all, the MacB's I've tried.