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Too many tins open ... is it just me?

I've been gradually trying to reduce the amount of tins and tubs that I have got open and part used at any one time. I have decanted a lot of them into small jars so they store better, and have been focussing my daily use on tins that are already open.

I still have a lot of work to do! 8-|

As a few of the ones that I've been working from are running low, I dug out the case of "live" tins to see what to leave out on the table next. Here are the tins that I currently have open.....

.... this is embarrassing....

F&T: Bordeaux, Dr JR Justice, Macouba, Morlaix, Morocco, Princes Special, Seville

GH: Ambassador, Cherry, Dry Orange, Mitchells, Peppermint, Sea Breezes, Strawberry, Western Glory, Wild Mint

Jaxons: 1869, SP Premium

JHW: SP No.1

Molens: A/P, Chocomint, Prins Regent

M&W: Citrus Delight, Rumba

McC: Mild Lemon

SG: 2013 Xmas Special, Elmos Reserve, Grousemoor, Toffee, Yellow Crest, Vanilla

Toque: Champagne, Coltsfoot, Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, SP Extra, ST Clements, Spanish Gem, Toffee, Xmas Pudding

WoS: Aniseed and Eucalyptus, Burgundy, Butterscotch, Chocolate Mint, Dr Rumneys Brown, Jockey Club, Morlaix, Royal George, Spearmint Plus, Strawberry, Vanilla, Wall

... and there I was considering opening a few tins of Toque's that I've got stashed and haven't tried yet. Focus man, focus! b-(

Is it just me, or is anyone else in this mess? 8-}

What tins do you have open right now?


  • I was a good boy. I put the unopened Toques away, and refilled my day box with Jaxons SP Premium O:-)
  • I have far more than that open :)
  • RogueRogue Member, Administrator
    edited October 2017 PM
    Yall are bad! Dont open all snuffs, mmkay? Opening all snuffs is bad, mmkay? If you open all snuffs, youre bad, cause opening all snuffs is bad, mmmkay?

  • Not a single snuff purchase lays unopened in my house. Lol :D
  • I've stopped counting my open tins................
  • Oh good, not just me then :D

    I'm still going to try and reduce them though. I don't know what's more impressive, having 52 part used tins, or having over 20 different snuffs that I've never tried, stowed away in sealed tins for well over a year. :-O

    You guys are a bad influence >:)
  • What good is having a tin if it isn't open !? 
  • :D

    Having no tins open would be crazy. 8-} Keeping the other (unspecified :P ) number of tins sealed hopefully maintains the condition for later. ;)

    Having said all that, I could probably do with revisiting all my jars, and seeing if I can get any more stock transferred there. :-? I don't mind part using a jar as much as part using a tin. Jars don't tend to go rusty :-\"
  • This is why I only buy small tins. I can't dedicate my self to any one tin when there are so many good ones out there. 
  • 50ft_trad50ft_trad Member
    edited October 2017 PM
    I started like that. Then I started buying larger tins because they were better value.

    Then I started buying several larger tins when there were deals on.... even if I hadn't tried the snuff before, but it was reviewed as something similar to a snuff I already liked ....

    Then I started buying bulk drums / bags of my favourites ...

    Then the EU TPD thing happened and several UK suppliers dropped their prices massively to clear out the discontinued snuffs ...

    A plus B plus C plus D equals X_X

    Then my income stopped, and so did my purchasing. Not that I'll need any more for a VERY long time :-\"
  • I have one snuff box eventually plan on getting a second. So nope don't have that problem at all.
  • Good for you bob :-bd
  • bulk is just better then tins. I'd frankly rather have a snuff I think is o.k. from bulk then a favorite from a tin.
  • I do agree with this to an extent. A while ago I started moving more towards snuffs that I can enjoy all day long, or for several hours at a time, rather than snuffs that I loved but could only take the occasional pinch of. I stocked up heavily on plain snuffs, and use this for diluting the more potently perfumed snuffs such as Royal George. On it's own RG can be wonderful yet overwhelming, but used say 3:1 in a plain snuff can turn it into something pleasant that you can spend all day with. My bulk contains copious quantities of KB Plain, Yellow Crest, Blue Crest, Thors Hammer, and Toque Plain Coarse (among several others) for this very reason. Most of the F&T snuffs that I use get diluted for all day consumption.
  • I have a lot of open tins but I reseal them with electrical tape if I think that I won't be pinching from them within a week or so.
  • @willynelson I do the same and then stash them in biscuit tins, works well.
    In the unlikely event that one dries out after year I just re-hydrate it leaving it over night with a couple of drops of distilled water (pharmacy grade to avoid mold).
  • Oh I have many tins open, stashed in a huge plastic box, and some contents of each tin decanted in small travel plastic tins I carry with me everywhere. So that doubles the open tins. 
  • Seems like a common 'problem'. I have 46 open tins and literally hundreds that are waiting patiently for my ministrations. It's just hard to wait. Told myself several weeks ago no new open till empty at least 3 tins. On a side note. Had been about a year and a half since placing my last order. My how the options have been dramatically reduced. And what's with all the name changes? I was confused enough before when there were so many more options - but at least they seemed more straight forward.
  • I've been gradually getting the count down, but I've also been dipping into various glass jars too. I did transfer a lot of my tins to glass, but have still got a cardboard box full of unopened tins. I think in unopened tins alone, I have over 1.5kg.
  • Very simular situation here. Haven't really had a desire for snuff in the last year. Contemplating offing the a hole lot off as I know most all of my stash is no longer available and can't justify keeping it all.
  • Yep, same here. Loads of tins open but as long as my top 5 are fresh and in constant rotation I try not to let it bother me. 

    (It bothers me a lot)
  • @nicmizer My snuff usage comes and goes. I have enough to last me well over a decade - and if I'm honest with myself, probably a good while longer - but I don't think I'll ever be selling up. I'll certainly be loathed to part with stuff that I'd never be able to replace. I max out at 2g to 3g per day, sometimes go as long as two weeks without a pinch, and had about 8 kilos at the last count. If I average a gram a day, that's 21 years! And it's mine, all MINE >:)

  • volungevolunge Member
    edited January 2018 PM
    All my tins, tap boxes, tubs and cartons are open and in constant rotation. I am fresh snuff fiend and try to keep my favourites fresh by constantly reordering moderate amounts. Well, I don't fuss about freshness of snuffs that I am not so fond of - my oldest snuff is over 8 years old now, but it's still good for occasional pinch.
    When I order something new and untried, I open everything on the same day (yes, I'm still too eager to find the Grail :) ). If there's a new favourite, I know I'll go through it fast. My small stash consists of some precious (discontinued) and some less favoured snuffs, now totalling just over 250 g and tending to accumulate fractionally. Such amount is sufficient to prevent me from snuff famine (in case of any prolonged pause between reorders) for up to two months.

    I have 33 containers within my reach right now (all open, naturally, but some contain only tiny amount of snuff):

    6 PHOTO Super Kailash
    6 PHOTO Medicated No.6
    6 PHOTO Natural
    6 PHOTO Super Chetak
    6 PHOTO Cheeta

    DHOLAKIA Black
    DHOLAKIA Herbal Rose
    DHOLAKIA Herbal Original

    FUBAR Grunt
    FUBAR Toasted

    SG Irish D Light
    SG SP No.1
    SG London Brown
    SG Blue Crest
    SG Yellow Crest
    SG Red Crest
    SG Red Crest Scented

    BERNARD Gekachelter Virginie dunkel
    BERNARD Feiner Offenbacher Cardinal

    MdK (De Ster en De Lelie) - St. Omer No.1
    MdK (De Ster en De Lelie) - Hermbstedt's Brasil with Kashubian sauce
    MdK (De Ster en De Lelie) - Limburger

    GH Kendal Brown

    POSCHL Perlesreuter Schmalzler Waldler Fresco

    WoS Crumbs of Comfort
    WoS Dr. Rumney's Blue
    WoS Dr. Rumney's Brown
    WoS Dr. Rumney's Green
    WoS Gold Label
    WoS Tom Buck
    WoS Natural
    WoS Ani & Euc

    and some more untried snuffs to arrive next week. I will definitely open them all on the same day.
  • @volunge uhh... you *do* realize you only have two (2) nostrils and only 24 hours in a day, right?

    But mostly I am jealous of your collection.
  • he might have more then 2 nostrils. You never know.
  • Or just one really, really big one.
  • you can never be sure.

  • volungevolunge Member
    edited February 2018 PM

  • Just one (1) nose with two (2) nostrils and voracious appetite.

  • That guy alone can probably put the children of every snuff company's employee through college, the question is, what is his preference? I doubt he likes schmalzers, so you can write off the Germans right off the bat.
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