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A chocolate lover's delight! This rich black cavendish flavored with deep, dark chocolate, but not too sweet, that has been described as fine European chocolate or Devil's Food cake in a pipe. It's very cool smoking with an aroma that is absolutely mesmerizing.

Blended ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Sweet / Sugar
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionNo longer in production
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Extremely Mild, Very Mild, Medium
Very Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2056)
Extremely Mild Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

McClelland - No. 403 Darkest Chocolate.

I've smoked Bob's Chocolate in all of the available forms: ready rubbed, flake, and plug, and they were thoroughly enjoyable. But this one, this sets a new standard for chocolate aromatic's.

As it's a clear polythene pouch I can see that the tobacco's very dark and coarse cut. And then, when I open the pouch, the smell comes into play, and damn it's good! The blend's a bit moist, well nearly wet, so needs to be dried, but after that it's a real joy.

It's a doddle to ignite, just a match or regular flame should be enough power. The chocolate flavour's remarkably true: there's even that subtle bitterness that comes from high quality, very flavoursome, dark chocolate. I find this quite unique as a lot of chocolate blends just resemble cheap milk chocolate, but this has a fair amount of raw cocoa flavour to it. It burns very well, and the burn gives an unbelievably cool smoke, it's just ultimately relaxing! The tobacco flavour's a perfect companion to the chocolate: vanilla and chocolate, what's not to love?!

I can't get enough of the room-note, and I assume many non smokers would feel the same: it's like being in a chocolate shop! And the nicotine amount would have a struggle to be classed as extremely mild; it's the weakest I've had!

This, chocolate fans, is singularly the best chocolate blend I've had.

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Ebony System #314

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

8 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2937)
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

The sugary black cavendish isn’t nearly as noticeable as the mildly sweet dark chocolate topping. There a bare hint of tartness from the chocolate as well as a light syrup note. The strength and taste are very mild. The nicotine is hiding from me. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool, clean and a little slow due to the moisture content and the cut of the tobacco (coarse). Has a consistently very mild flavor from start to end. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Hardly has an after taste. An all day smoke that lacks depth.


6 people found this review helpful.

paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (75)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

My Nephew and his wife love this blend, too bad Mcclelland has closed.I was actually impressed with this blend.The blend reminds me of a chocolate BCA by Lane Limited which is pretty good!The room note is very chocolate and the taste is very dark chocolate.I will miss Mccelland my Nephew and his wife have stocked up the best they could in such short notice.Onward to their next new favorite blend discovery!

Pipe Used: Peterson briar pipe

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: The Albatross

Similar Blends: Sutliff Chocolate blend.

2 people found this review helpful.