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    Caporal

    Got this pouch whilst travelling through Belgium, couple of years ago.
    'Caporal' an old school, no nonsense blend from our onion munching pals, across the channel. A French institution, now of course made by mcbarens in Denmark.(like everything else)
    You can't really tell from the photo, but it's a ridiculously fine cut. Like candy floss! Burns hot & fast, singes the nostrils & rattles the brain. Quite different from anything I've ever smoked before....somewhat recommended.

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    Doesn't Caporal also make cigarettes? Maybe it's a pipe version of their cigarette tobacco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Doesn't Caporal also make cigarettes? Maybe it's a pipe version of their cigarette tobacco.
    Galoise and Disque Bleu.
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    Interesting...like the colour but not the cut. No wonder it burns hot and fast. You might at least have told us what it tasted like Simon.....could be onion flavoured for all we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    Galoise and Disque Bleu.
    Gitanes is another cigarette in that style.

    If you know the Blend Five Brothers, you have a good idea what the traditional French tobaccos taste like. I've smoked Five Brothers at Jim's place once, and it was just the same as Gauloises to me, which I have frequently smoked in the pipe (yes, the rolling tobacco).

    Caporal used to be sold in cube shaped packaging, more like envelope paper, nothing to prevent drying out. See the top left photo, in the foreground:
    http://www.fumeursdepipe.net/virginie_ouverture.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Got this pouch whilst travelling through Belgium, couple of years ago.
    'Caporal' an old school, no nonsense blend from our onion munching pals, across the channel. A French institution, now of course made by mcbarens in Denmark.(like everything else)
    You can't really tell from the photo, but it's a ridiculously fine cut. Like candy floss! Burns hot & fast, singes the nostrils & rattles the brain. Quite different from anything I've ever smoked before....somewhat recommended.

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    Hello,

    I'd say, choose a small pipe, pack firmly and puff slowly. That worked for me with Gauloises rolling tobacco. Gauloises is much milder than it used to be 20 years ago, when it was really dark, strong and capable of itching the walls inside your stomach. But even with the modern version, it's good idea to eat a bit before smoking this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Interesting...like the colour but not the cut. No wonder it burns hot and fast. You might at least have told us what it tasted like Simon.....could be onion flavoured for all we know.
    As you like Brown Twist, the French tobaccos aren't far apart in taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Interesting...like the colour but not the cut. No wonder it burns hot and fast. You might at least have told us what it tasted like Simon.....could be onion flavoured for all we know.
    What's it taste like?....Rough!
    Like Markus says, similar to our brown twist. It also reminds me of the stronger Dutch shag tobaccos in places. Not as good as either of those of course, because it's.....well.....it's French!
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