Today we review Action Pipe Tobacco. As a long-time pipe smoker, I have to admit I haven't tried too many brands. I generally get my pipe tobacco at the local Rite Aid, and selection is not big on their list. So, I have tried maybe 4 brands in total in over 30 years of smoking a pipe, and to be honest, I didn't even know that many options were out there! But, with prices going up and up, I decided it was time to break the mold and try some new options.
Action Pipe Tobacco arrived from BuyDiscountCigars.com in a well-packaged box, and I eagerly opened up the box. Inside, the actual packaging for the pipe tobacco is quite plain and simple, which to be honest, is par for the course when it comes to pipe tobacco. (When is the last time you saw a package of pipe tobacco and said "My God, that is a true work of art"? Never? Yeah, me too!) I went for the 16 ounce bag option, as it seems more economical.
Upon opening the resealable package, the aroma of the tobacco came bursting out, and I have to admit, my mouth began to water. Some people smoke, I myself love to smoke, and somehow getting pipe tobacco in the mail felt like Christmas all over again. I ordered the Smooth variety (Menthol and Regular are options as well), and the look and cut of the tobacco was exactly what I was hoping for.
Aroma, packaging and look are great, but the end-all be-all of pipe tobacco is "How does it smoke"? The tobacco packed quite well into my pipe and it caught a light with equally minimal effort. I have to say, for the price, my expectations were low, and if it were just "smokable", I would of been pleased. However, Action Pipe Tobacco did far better than that, and was very pleasant in taste and smell, and the Smooth variety was just how the name implies, smooth and mellow.
I am going to try a few more brands that are available, but I very well might be returing to Action. I suggest anyone else looking to save some money, or try some new tobacco, give Action a shot.