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This is the same blend as Mixture Monster but with new tin art. Please review this blend under the original listing.

Notes: This delicious blend is available in four different ghoulish tin-art designs: The "Phantom" design is 1 of 4, the "Fiend" design is 2 of 4, the "Freak" design is 3 of 4, and the "Poltergeist" design is 4 of 4. Act now while the very limited supply lasts!

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringApple, Caramel, Cocoa / Chocolate
Packaging3oz Tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Medium to Strong
Very Mild, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2970)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Earlier, I reviewed MM3, which is the same blend as this, and as I discern no differences, this is a repeat of that review.

The red cavendish has a little grass, and a bit of earth, along with some tangy fruitiness and a light toast note. The black cavendish appears to be unsweetened as I don’t notice any vanilla, but I do get a little sugar from it. The apple topping is very mild as often is the case. The caramel is just a little more noticeable, although the rich, yet gentle chocolate is the most obvious topping. No artificial, chemical or syrup notes exist here. The toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a moderate extent. The nic-hit is mild. The strength of the blend is shade past the mild level. The taste is a shade or two past being mild. No chance of bite, and it has no harsh or weak spots. Lightly moist out of the tin, it needs no dry time. Burns at slightly more than a regular rate, cool and clean with a very smooth, fairly consistent flavor. I say “fairly” because I do get just a tad more caramel and apple in the last third of the experience than I do the chocolate, which weakens a mite at that point. Easily burns to ash with few relights, and leaves very little moisture in the bowl. The very pleasant, mild after taste is short lived, although the sweet room note will linger just a little. An easy going all day smoke that doesn’t get boring.


7 people found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I was skeptical of this blend when I opened it. It had kind of a vinegar smell to it that was rather strong. However, this blend tastes wonderful. It has a nice caramel flavor appropriate for the season. Plus, the labels are cool. I mixed this with some 5 brothers to up the strength and it actually got better.

4 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (115)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Reviewing this blend on Halloween in 2016! One of the best aromatics I've tasted. The tin note has the apple, caramel and chocolate aromas right up front with some alcohol in the background. The aroma transfers directly to the flavor. In addition to the caramel/chocolate covered apple there is some spice I taste. Cornell & Diehl's cavendish is always cool burning and bite free. The black cav is sugary and toasty while the red VA cav is grassy and sweet. A nice short, dry finish makes this an all day smoke for me.

2 people found this review helpful.

Randy Tuggle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Randy Tuggle (46)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

This is one of the most unique blends I've ever had the pleasure of smoking. The version called Mixture Monster III is NOT the same in flavor or in quality. I purchased a few tins of the 3rd version to find the date labels on the tin bottoms looked to be taken off with a blade and reissued as newer dates (maybe they simply re-dated old tins from year 2 to sell off the unsold stock). I have a half tin of this remaining and for the life of me I cannot tell you what makes it so enjoyable. It's a slow smoker's blend. I use it to further my adventures in pacing myself with milder tobaccos. You cannot go through a bowl with a rapid cadence or else you will simply hate it. After the initial flavor starts, the casing drops off rapidly to a simple, yet strange blend of Virginias. Is it a great October blend? Maybe not - but it can be enjoyed during any season of the year. I hope C&D finds a way to make the casings more lasting and flavorable and bring this back for 2019.

Pipe Used: Petersons, MM Cobs, etc..

Age When Smoked: fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.

Kribbage Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kribbage (32)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Not as flavorful as I would like, but it did burn all the way to the bottom of the bowl with a minimum of relighting. It was not hot, and the aroma was not "draping" all over the room, like some aromatics tend to do. It was one of my better endeavors into the C&D world. As far as Halloween themed mixtures go, I prefer Russ' Candy Corn, and to some degree, Russ' Cavendish in the Woods from P&C over this. Worth a try.

Pipe Used: All sorts...briars, clays, meers, cobs

Age When Smoked: It was MM2, and I tried it in 2017

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Russ' Candy Corn.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2064)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Mixture Monster II.

Funky tin art, mine's the Phantom! The mixture itself has been cut coarsely, with the coarsest pieces being the black Cavendish. It's the apples which lead in the tin-note. The moisture's good.

This would be better if the apples weren't present. The chocolate, caramel, and Cavendish tobaccos form a smooth, sweet, rich flavour, but are let down by the top-note of bitter apples. The apples aren't so strong as to completely cartelize and rule the smoke, but there's just enough sourness from them to reduce the rating. It can bite bad if strained, but on the plus side it burns cool and doesn't need much attention.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

Shame about the apples! Due to them it's only somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: 3 months

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1 person found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (303)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Having recently finished my first tqo tins of the original Monster, I decided to open my tin of MM II since it makes for a really nice warm weather smoke as it does a cold Autumn pipe which makes it unique since most heavy Aromatics get cloying in the heat. Same description and ingredients as the last offering and still just as enjoyable with its Caramel Apple and Chocolate.

I will say that although I do love this Halloween blend, C&D needs to change the topping next year, perhaps a pumpkin pie taste with a Headless Horseman graphic or a Jack O' Lantern label to keep the public happy and ensure another sellout of their stock. Pipe smokers always want something new, a limited edition, and if they feel they wont be able to get more, they will buy multiple tins and hoard. Just an FYI to marketers.

1 person found this review helpful.