A few weeks ago, I was hanging out on Facebook in the Nasal Snuff Takers group when ZenJon Peters announced that he had just completed a new home blend and would anybody like to try it?
Well, I jumped on that bandwagon like a fly jumps on… Poop, and immediately sent him an e-mail with my address. A few exchanges of e-mail later and we figured out that the sample could be delivered for the cost of a postage stamp, so we were all a go.
Making a long story short, or rather just telling a short story, the sample arrived yesterday and after breaking into the package (ZenJon packed it really good) I was eager to try it.
Here are my thoughts on Real Reality Snuff’s ZenJon Peters Home Blend;
Manufacturer: Real Reality Tobacco Company
Name: ZenJon Peters home blend
Grind: Very Fine
Type: unknown, scotch I think
Flavoured? No, I don’t think so?
Well, cutting into the package I was greeted with the warmly brown, very fine ground powder that smelled vaguely of grass and hay.
My clumsy hands tried to get out enough for a snuff, but managed to dump it all over the tray (fortunately for me I was able to scoop it back up).
I have a rather unique way of taking snuff as my arms are only partially functional, but I won’t get into that right now.
When I did get the snuff up to my nose, it was a difficult pinch. I’m not one to sneeze, though I am new at this, but I will cough on difficult snuffs, and I did so with this one.
However, once my coughing fit was over, the difficult take was definitely worth it. I felt the buzz of the nicotine right away and was met with a scent of tobacco and something I couldn’t immediately place; savory and umami.
After a few minutes, the strong scent that I couldn’t put my finger on faded somewhat and I could finally place it. It tasted/smelled like smoked fish or pork in a really good way.
I eventually tried three more snuffs of it, and enjoyed each one, though each was a difficult take and left me coughing for a bit.
So, while this one is not for a beginner, unless you’re willing to put up with a little “beginner problems”, personally, I love it, and I hope I can talk ZenJon into sending me some more (like Pretty Woman “I have money”)!
Thanks ZenJon for this wonderful experience, your snuff’s truly amazing.
Sniff ‘em if you got ‘em!