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JPS Silver Rolling Tobacco

With the increase in RYO (Roll Your Own) smokers in the UK, the market is growing. Many people making the switch have never smoked rollies before, leaving them with an increasing array of brands to choose from. One technique tried over the years, was producing known brands. This has probably happened earlier, but then i would be too young to recall. My first experience with this was Mayfair Rolling Tobacco, packaged much like Amberleaf in a box with papers. (Im sure this was replaced by Amberleaf!) Gauloise is a good example, people buy this because they know its going to be dark, strong and very French.

Gallahers/JTL tried Benson & Headges RYO again a few years ago, this never took off with us but i hear it sells well else where. We dont recommended it as we have many similar alternatives, we already use and smoke.  We have had people who used the B&H as there first attempt with rolling, but soon got into the more specialist brands.

So when i heard Imperial where having a go, i got onto my rep for more info.  After a few requests and emails i finally got my mits on the information sheets no tobacco though. Based on the brand & colours its a milder blend, also it says “‘Smoother blend’ akin to other Yellow pack blend style”. As you would expect no info on the blend, BUT it is quiet damp and cut at less than 0.5mm(Very fine cut). So im guessing its a Cutter Choice style blend, damp and relatively mild. It is very competitively priced, RRP (before the budget) £2.79 for 12.5 grams. It will be available in 12.5 & 25 grams pack, both price marked and not.

I will review this new blend as soon as i get hold of some.

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  • jane

    May 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    i have tryed this and its a lovely smooth taste love it well done jps

  • chris

    June 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    This stuff is really nice, I buy it instead of cutters choice now especially since cutters went up by 36p in the space of 2 hours. This has to be the nicest tobacco I have had in a long time, and it’s the cheapest.

    One thing I noticed, it’s made by Imperial Tobacco, who makes Golden Virginia, it’s odd seeing the most expensive tobacco company now producing the cheapest tobacco. All I can say is Bargain and I hope it doesn’t go up in price as well or I might start getting imports like most people.

  • dee

    January 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    where can i find the 50g box of rolling tobbacco? i use to buy it from morrisons but they have no more!!!!!

  • dave

    January 24, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I am intrested in trying roleys but I’m wondering a few things one is you can buy a little box of tobaco how much does this cost and how many fags will you get from this ? Also how much are 12.5g pouchs?

  • ben

    January 25, 2021 at 12:09 am

    its too smooth i like cutters choice more i wont buy it again

  • Thomas Smith

    January 25, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    I have this and i personally think it sucks. I smoke Drum and the blue JPS, and this was not the JPS taste, smell and quality i am accustomed to.

    Starting with Golden Virginia, i then went on to smoke Drum and then the Amberleaf and Drum is still my favourite. Its only the odd occasion when i get enough money for straight in which case jps are the best,this is coming from a long term sterling fan.

    I really recommend not trying this, i’ve bought one pouch and i darent smoke it, its that bad. JPS, i’m disappointed

  • craig

    February 23, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    hey dee if you have a cooperative food store near you you can find the 50gram jps in there our co-op has just started doing it so i should imagine they will be rolling it out (no pun intended) in all there shops hope this helps :)

  • joe

    April 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    this tobacco is horrible… waste of money and if you roll tight its impossible to smoke the stuff. stick to amber leaf, good backie and tastes nice.
    peace out.

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