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A blend of Turkish, Virginia and Burley from Lane LTD. A clean, short stranded medium cut tobacco. Bugler is an old brand with high visibility. My preference is PS Turkish Export (no Burley)... The 'Gold' smokes nice but I have a hard time getting past the fruity American smell. Original/blue and Gold/yellow blends. Overpriced @ ~$27lb.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 19-Jan-2014

How many cigarettes are in one a 0.65-ounce bag of the rolling tobacco? I mean, what would the average be?

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Dave on Sunday, 19-Jan-2014

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Kieth Nielsen on Saturday, 23-Mar-2013

Re: BuglerThe last 2 pack of bugler I bought was a Bugler but after opening them they smelled like pipe tobacco. I did not care for it and I will buy a different tobacco because I do not like the taste. I have smoked Bugler for 30+ years. The company that bought Bugler is a pipe smoking tobacco company. I hope they lose the customers for changing the brand of smokes the People like myself have liked for many years. To change that will mean the loss of money to many.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Chicago area smoker on Saturday, 23-Mar-2013

I was thinking exactly the same thing, I have 2 places that are very close that I get mine and they both smell like pipe tobacco, its terrible.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by pants on Thursday, 11-Apr-2013

Same thing in Minneapolis. Where are you? It's rancid.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by pants on Thursday, 11-Apr-2013

I was wondering if the company changed it or if it was some sort of packaging error.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by phillip kalaveras on Saturday, 06-Aug-2011

That SOB Obama raised the tax on RYO tobacco from $1.00 a lb to $25.00 a lb in his first 2 weeks in office. And to think I voted for him. And to top it off, the bastard smokes himself.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by KevinInILLINIville on Tuesday, 30-Aug-2011

Yeah and my local outlet has also bumped the prices up so many times since Obama took office that I have lost count....I estimate at least 5 price increases in 2 years...I would quit if it wasnt so hard : (

...as for Bugler, indeed the preferred blend of the inmate, when the choices are Bugler, Topps and Kite. I have always found it to be extremely harsh, after a week of smoking Bugler my lungs felt like I had been smoking shredded carpet. Choice is limited though when you buy your tobacco at the prison commissary. After release I have tried a wide range of smokes looking for something mild and close as possible to a Marlboro and what I have decided I like best is the Premier Light in light tubes....29.99 for an 8oz bag locally and 12.99 for a 3oz bag

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Re: Bugler
Posted by mgzinia on Tuesday, 06-Sep-2011

I voted against Obama-BEFORE it was cool!

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Sterling on Sunday, 23-Sep-2012

Stop being such pussies. It's our choice to smoke cigarettes and you can quit if you really want to. Don't blame the guy that's trying to deter younger Americans from getting into the habit in the first place.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by C ANGELL on Sunday, 30-Sep-2012

You don't smoke do you,PUTZ:O

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Putz_0 on Thursday, 22-Aug-2013

... buuurn.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by dave z on Sunday, 13-Jan-2008

This was the second SYO tobacco I tried, the first was Top. I almost abandoned the whole thing after the Top but ended up trying the Bugler too. I'm glad I did. While you can get better smokes from D&R, and cheaper too, Bugler has a good taste, its sweet and a bit heavy on inhale. But it was good enough to blow premades away. I ll probably buy it in the future as its on sale locally in MD, its no WP/RB/2X, but it ll do in a pinch. Preferred blend of the inmate, Bugler.... pricey but good. (13.00 a 6 oz. can locally).

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Re: Bugler
Posted by NY on Saturday, 21-Aug-2010

NY. 6 oz can of bugler or bugler gold - $45. Is it that expensive in the rest of the country?

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Re: Bugler price
Posted by shutterbug4it on Sunday, 04-Sep-2011

27 bucks for 6 oz in Pa for Bugler. I like the brand , however even at 27 dollars when you can buy Venguer or Penhooker from American thrust at about 24 bucks for 16 oz is a steal. American Thrust sells 1 ounce samples.

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Re: Bugler price
Posted by shutterbug4it on Monday, 05-Sep-2011

Also should have asked if Bugler makes a dual use? But then that might cut into otherwise good sales. I like the regular but it is a bit pricey for me.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Friday, 19-Oct-2007

Got a desire for a snack and went to the grocery. Came home with a pouch of Bugler, and a pouch of Five Brothers Smoking Tobacco.
Bugler was the tobacco I used first when I went from Camels to RYO. Back then, I thought Bugler was pretty decent (early 90's), even though it needed to be cleaned before smoking and I could even taste the evasive Turkish element. I generally buy my tobacco in cans when available, but thought I'd do a pouch this time.
The new pouches really help to keep in the freshness, and I didn't notice anything about Bugler's scent that sent up any flags. I should mention that I also bought pack of Joker 1.0's; since I don't care for Bugler papers much. The Jokers seem to be one of the most neutral papers I have used over the years, and I don't mind the opaqueness. I believe the've changed something in the recipe', because this Bugler pouch tobacco seems to be better! I wonder if Bugler is as good in the can now too? It's smoother than I remember; with no throat irritation and a more pleasant aftertaste than I remember.
The pouch tobacco is much cleaner than what's in the can for sure! No serious sticks, stems, or other debris in my pouch. Next, I injected some Silver Tip tubes, which made for an even smother smoke. I do know however that if you let B dry out too much it will get harsh no matter what you smoke it with! These new sealed pouches do make a lot of difference, to be sure. I'll have to pick up a can and see. Captn Mike   

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Re: Bugler
Posted by dave z on Sunday, 20-Jan-2008

Even though I have about 5 lbs of various D&R and PS tobaccos, I picked a pouch of Bugler today. I ve always liked canned Bugler and was curious about the pouched version w/ so many posts lately. Im glad I did, no fruity smell at all. Perfect for stuffing right out of the pouch. It could be my imagination but I think I even taste turkish. This cant be same as the tinned variety. Since this is available locally I wouldnt hesitate to buy in a pinch.   Pretty decent smoke.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by john cuneo on Monday, 17-Oct-2011

I've been a smoker for 55 yrs, started when I was 11. For the majority of that time I was a staunch Marlboro smoker, but as the anti tobacco control morons gained more and more influence with the senate in Sacramento and more and more taxes were levied on tobacco it became necessary to resort to less sophisticated methods when it came to indulging in my vice. So I started rolling my
own. I was familiar with Bugler because back in the late 50's and early 60's we used to roll our own using a rolling machine but as our allowances increased Bugler became a thing of the past due to the fact that a pack of smokes was only 24 cents a pack, in Calif. your penny change was sealed and visible under the celophane wrapping. When the price of a pack of smokes rose to $3.00 a pack I reacquainted myself with Bugler, that was about 1995. Since that time I have tried several different brands and blends and over the years have come to recognize the traits and characteristics of the various types. One of the first things I noticed about ANY rolling tobacco whether can, pouch, 1lb, or 2lb bag was that after opening the color would darken and the taste would change significantly and not for the better. I also came to realize that atmospheric conditions were directly responsible. For a while I lived in east San Diego Co. (the desert). I could open a pouch in the morning and by the time 6 P.M. rolled around what would be left was "dirt", basicaly powdered tobacco. Like any product buying in bulk was the more economical way to consume any product, tobacco included. However considering the issue with atmospherics and it's effects on tobacco I came to the concluson that the only way was to open a can or 1 lb bag, remove enough for the day, reseal the bag and put the bag in the freezer. This has worked well. As far as my choice of blend the Bugler and Zig Zag Gold or medium blend is my choice, when you first open a new can of either it has that wonderful fruity aroma that one only experiences when entering a bona fide tobacco/smoke shop. Also noticed is the color of the light/medium blends, it has that golden color and it will turn dark after two or three days if not stored accordingly. As far as the papers are concerned with Bugler or any of the rest I can't really recall having a problem with the leaves not having glue. As far as health risks are concerned the bulk tobaccos as well as the papers that are included or those that you buy do not have the chemicals that are impregnated in the "tailor made or uptowners" cigarettes. It is these chemicals that allow a cigarette to "burn" away in an ashtray leaving a long grey ash, while a rolled cigarette will go out if not toked on every 30 to 45 seconds. I supposed that could be considered a low risk fire hazard.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Frank on Thursday, 04-Oct-2007

I like Bugler, not a bad flavor, has a nice zing to it. Relatively smooth, but potent. Tobacco has a nice smell to it when pouch is opened. Kinda fruity. Definitely flavored. And there is really only a hint of Turkish flavor. But overall, when rolled, Bugler has a sort of dusty flavor to it, even when properly hydrated.

And wow, does this stuff ever rip up one's throat. I smoked 10 of them one evening and went to bed, woke up and my throat was on fire. Literally felt like I had a bad sore throat. Drank three cups of tea with hiney and that took care of it. I can tell the next day even after smoking one of these. And when rolled losely, it takes three days for my throat to recover.

Not a bad smoke at all really, and I only smoke on the weekends, but I'm not sure I could smoke this everyday. The flavor is definitely old school, which I like - tangy, but not buttery or rich, but with that dusty flavor too. Ick. And the quality of the papers leaves something to be desired. I have gotten some that just wouldn't stick.

But I'll definitely go back to Bugler now and then. Can't comment what it's like in a tube.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Hua Kul on Thursday, 04-Oct-2007


Hmmm..."Drank three cups of tea with hiney..."
Man, I don't even want to think about that.

--Hua Kul

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Re: Bugler
Posted by mike c on Thursday, 04-Oct-2007

rotflmao
even I didn't have the guts......

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Jws on Friday, 12-Oct-2007

Fruity? I though BG smelled like chocolate. I had a friend stick his nose in the bag and he looked up and said "chocolate" like he was half guessing what I thought about it and what he thought it smelled like. So I guess it smells like chocolate.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by mike c on Friday, 12-Oct-2007

interesting....several of us tried it at the moment it came out, and there was absolutely no mistaking a one-word description....fruity.....
that includes Dave L,,,,,,HOWEVER, one of the forum members has some pretty in-depth experience with Bugler, and they apparently change recipes now and then....maybe they're experimenting with the Gold...
side-note: some of the drug stores here have decided that "Gold" means more valuable, and charge ridiculous prices for a pouch

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Re: Bugler & Smoker's Cough
Posted by Matt on Tuesday, 14-Aug-2007


Whatever they've done with the Bugler "Original" blend, it's given me a smoker's cough.

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Re: Bugler & Smoker's Cough
Posted by Matt on Thursday, 16-Aug-2007


...finished the can & out went the cough.

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Bugler Menthol
Posted by Ross on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007

Has anyone seen the new Bugler menthol out? I saw it at the local smokeys, didnt know if anyone had heard about it or tried it.

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Re: Bugler Menthol
Posted by mike c on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

I noticed what you found. Looks like you're way ahead.
I can't do menthol, but I bet somebody's going to like it

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Not Worth It.
Posted by Mike T. on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007

I have bought a pouch or two of Bugler, but I just canít get in to it. Iím not saying Bugler is bad, but there are better quality tobaccos which sell for a similar or lower price. Iíve have also found the Bugler papers to be terrible quality, half the time the paper wonít stick. Despite all this Iíll take a Bugler over a premade any day.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by scott johnson on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007

Mike, Everyone has their own taste preferences. A lot of people don't care for Bugler, Personally, I do. But, there are tons of other flavors out there. I experiment a lot with different brands and I've just barely touched what is out there.


sj

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Matt on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007


Me & Bugler go way back & Bugler is what I'm smoking at the moment. I got to participate in a test for new replacement blends for Bugler a few months back. If they wind up replacing it with the first blend they sent me, I'll never buy Bugler again. (I'll never forget the horrible taste.) The blend in the new cans was already out at that time and I really hope they don't surprise me with any more changes but it looks like they will if phone correspondence is anything to go on.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by oh you know who on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

it didn't take long to come true did it??? (Matt KNOWS)
and Mike T, you messed with me.....I only recently figured out that you started this thread....I thought you were somebody else!!!

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Matt on Saturday, 24-Feb-2007

I haven't yet noticed if they've changed it or not. If they changed it to blend #1 it's over between me & Bugler.
I've griped about their new papers before and I'll say it again how much I dislike them and sorely miss the old. At a time they'd just began releasing the fun packs with riddles, word finds, and brainteasers galore they switched to "EZ Roll". Sure, you might get a few duds in the old packs but they were so much easier to manage. I'm sure they'll never change it back because they're acting on complaints about the old packs. These new packs of paper affect my decision to buy Bugler to the point I might just spring the extra for McClintock & use the Gizehs I've got on hand next time I'm out for tobacco.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by X In Search of Space on Sunday, 25-Feb-2007

I just seem to keep loving Buglar more and more.
I think it's my favorite of all, but then I only went to 11th grade and didn't pay much attention.
Please have Scott send boxes and boxes of it
thanks in advance
mike c

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Matt on Sunday, 25-Feb-2007


As long as they don't switch to the #1 taste test sampler, I'll always buy Bugler, but I'll just have to live with the crappy papers. The thing that makes it a drag though is that Bugler will alway be a nonfilter blend for me as I don't like it tubed. (Bugler tubes, on the other hand, are probably my favorite)

I really liked Bugler Gold from the one can I've tried. It is a blend that is good tubed or rolled and I look forward to smoking more of it.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by mike c on Wednesday, 24-Jan-2007

I have found that since I have "bloomed" into the SYO world, ANYTHING not pre-made seems to be fine, if need be.
I moved away from Bugler and now If I don't stop buying $2 pouches soon I will be getting mine from Scott.
To survive with that package there must be some good tobacco in there! You can always blend it to the left, or blend it to the right

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Tim Aydt on Thursday, 25-Jan-2007

I ran out of my usual tobacco this week and was unable to get to the tobacco store so I bought a can of Bugler at the local gas station. Other than having to dry it out for two days before I could make a decent stick I have no problems with Bugler. It is expensive, but, man, six ounces seems to last a long time.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by scott johnson on Thursday, 25-Jan-2007

It does seem to last a while. I've noticed most other brands are in only 5.25oz cans or something close to that.


Locally, It's $6.99 to $7.99 a can. Not too bad. Cheaper than a lot of other brands.



sj

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Mike T. on Friday, 02-Feb-2007

I went to Safeway today and bought a pouch of Bugler to smoke while I wait for my Lookout to be delivered. I noticed lots of change since I bought my last pouch. The pouch I bought had .65 ounces, compared to .75, the picture in the front is different, and it now comes with 36 papers which are packaged similar to Top papers. I like this better than the old pouch mainly because the taste of the tobacco. My previous pouch of bugler didnít impress me much, but this new pouch isnít bad. I should also mention the papers work, the last pouch I bought came with papers that refused to stick, but these are easier for me to roll, and they stick. My only complaint would be that the pouch is now .65 ounces. While Bugler wonít replace my Lookout, I will defiantly buy a pouch or tow every now and then.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by mike c on Friday, 02-Feb-2007

and if you go back to not liking it, that's your personal right and freedom

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Tuesday, 06-Feb-2007

I was at my local tobacconist picking up a few boxes of tubes and noticed that they had pouches of Bugler on special so I picked one up for old time's sake. Man oh man, I'm not sure what they're doing lately, but I think I found the missing fruity smell from McClintock FF...it's all in this pouch of Bugler! :-)

I've smoked Bugler now and again for a long time, and while it's always had the fruity aroma Dave mentions above, I don't recall it ever being this strong! I dumped the contents out and let it air out for a couple of hours and it was still just as powerful as when first opened. Has anyone else noticed this or did I just get a rogue? :-)

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by scott johnson on Tuesday, 06-Feb-2007

I noticed it, but didn't seem that strong to me. Maybe a little more than usual.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by mike c on Tuesday, 06-Feb-2007

hadn't noticed it....but then I don't know it as well as you (guys)
...my pouches lately are the .75 with the "new" papers....after I figured out that the Dave above you referred to was not a post but Dave L's section header, thought I'd mention he was referring to the Gold, which I most definetly noticed the fruity smell.

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Re: Not Worth It.
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Tuesday, 06-Feb-2007

Yes, I noticed that afterwards, too... . Just for grins, I went back and bought another pouch to compare. It was just as powerfully fruity as the first. These are pouches marked as .65 oz, with this amount marked over and .78 oz added over it, stating "Free 20% more tobacco!" in a starburst on front. Luckily, the taste isn't fruity--but even after two days that first pouch still smells pretty strong.

Anyway, not bad for $1.39 on special.

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

It sounds like you guys are talking about Bugler Gold? Mike

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by mike c on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

I am wondering if the 20 percent "free" was BG, and it overpowered the rest of the regular. Maybe their new product has gone to their head and they want to force it on everyone. Like "New" Coke?    maybe it's a secret test to see if it boosts sales of the standard.
or maybe I'm nuts

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

Naw, plain old blue Bugler. I noticed this morning the smell has dissipated somewhat but there's a tiny hint of a note after exhaling that reminds me of the taste of a rum and coke that's sat out and gone flat--kinda sticky sweet. But just a hint on exhale. Weird.

I haven't found anyone around me carrying the BG yet, and haven't needed to order anything lately ... .

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

Well, seeing as how I wanted to know if my olfactory mechanisms had gone haywire, I wandered over to the tobacco section of a local Wal-Mart and found an older pouch of Bugler. Brought it home, popped it open and no over-ripened fruity smell at all...just the good-old Bugler aroma I remembered. They gotta be doing something new... . I also donated one of the two "new" fruity Bugler pouches to a guy sitting out front bumming smokes.

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by Kerry on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

Been sick, so I haven't smoked much for about 3 weeks. Before getting sick, I bought a pouch of BG and Reg. Bugler to make direct taste comparison.

I thought it was just me getting sick that made the reg Bugler taste so bad, but now I am certain it was the tobacco.

Still not completely over the chest cold and residual effects, but I tried one stick each of BG and reg B. The BG was smoother, but I didn't like the taste much. The reg B wasn't at all what I remembered and it is not my "in a pinch" tobacco anymore.

Yes, I did notice the strong fruity smell on both BG and RB. Lane LTD really screwed up here, IMHO. Why do companies mess with a good thing? Why not just make a new product and leave a winner alone!?!?

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Re: Not Worth It.--Bugler Gold?
Posted by mike c (off topic) on Wednesday, 07-Feb-2007

Kerry.....not so long next time.
glad you're better and didn't abandon us.

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Bugler Gold
Posted by Ian on Tuesday, 19-Dec-2006

tastes alot like camels to me :) great because thats my favorite packaged smoke

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by scott johnson on Tuesday, 19-Dec-2006

hmm, i've seen this in stores, but wasn't too sure i wanted to buy a whole can, in case i didn't like it. I kinda liked Camels in the past, so i'll give it a try. I do like regular Bugler though.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Kerry on Wednesday, 20-Dec-2006

I like regular Bugler and will smoke it in a pinch, but didn't like the Gold nearly as much.

To me, regular Bugler comes much closer to a Camel than the new Gold variety. The Gold seemed to have cheaper tobacco and flavorings which I have always associated with cheaper tobacco. As Dave mentioned the Gold has a "fruity" smell which I attribute to the added flavorings.

The "turkish" didn't seem to come through as well in the Gold as in the regular.

If you can find the Gold locally in the pouch, I would try it that way first in case you don't like it.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by scott johnson on Thursday, 21-Dec-2006

I picked up a can of BG today at the local smoke shop. $6.99 + $2.29 for Bugler tubes. ~$1/pack after tax. Had a good taste right out of the can in a full flavor tube. let some dry a few minutes and made another. even better! I like this and the price is right. Stupid local store doesn't price any of the MYO/RYO products. they only price the premades and chewing tobacco's. that's the main reason i don't normally shop there.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Saturday, 23-Dec-2006

Hey Scott, that's a good price for Bugler Gold! Here in Northern Ohio it's around $10.00 a can before taxes and tubes. I try to keep a can of this on hand, just because it is a nice smoke. In truthfulness though, just when I think I've found a tobacco that would be my daily favorite--I find I discover another tobacco that throws a wrench in-- Like Look Out Milde Shag! Mike

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by bebop on Sunday, 24-Dec-2006

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Even though I already found a couple of favorite daily smokes and some that I like a few a day, I just can't seem to stop buying one more tobacco or tubes that i havn't tried. And there is a lot out there that I havn't tried yet. Bugler Gold I have tried and liked it better than the regular Bugler. It just seemed to have a better flavor than the regular and while not a daily smoke, is among one of the favorites and also awesome to mix in a little with other tobaccos.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Dan S on Sunday, 21-Jan-2007

I like this stuff. Cost me $8 a can.
I'll be smoking BG as my daily smoke at least until I get bored with it. To me it's alot smoother then the regular Bugler.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Sunday, 21-Jan-2007

Hey Mike...how does the Bugler Gold compare taste-wise to regular Bugler? I haven't found any locally to me yet, and was thinking of ordering some. What about it do you think makes it "Gold" vs. regular old blue?

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by scott johnson on Sunday, 21-Jan-2007

I will chime in also on this: To me the BG has less Turkish/Burley taste and must have more Virginia tobacco mixed in. It's more of a lighter taste (to me) than regular Bugler. I liked it, but I'll be buying more regular Bugler 'cause I use it as a base for some of my blends.



sj

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Wazmo Nariz on Monday, 22-Jan-2007

Thanks, Scott. I like the taste of Bugler in the main, but I'd like it better toned down a tad. I had blended soome regular Bugler one time with McCV and thought the result was interesting. Maybe it's time to just grab a can.

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007

More Golden Virginia, less Burley, noticeably less Turkish as well. Mike

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Re: Bugler Gold
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Tuesday, 23-Jan-2007

I ended up adding Ramback Turkish to this blend. The Gold seems to have less Burley than the regular Bugler. Yes, I enjoy this tobacco now and then, but tire of it quickly! I've smoked regular Bugler for years off and on. Bugler was my cross--over tobacco from Camels. Mike

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Bugler
Posted by RMG on Monday, 06-Nov-2006

I've had both the original and the gold this past week and these two are great to me. The original can be a tad strong for a day to day smoke, but still one of my favorites. The gold is mild, but with good flavor.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by scott johnson on Wednesday, 08-Nov-2006

I like the taste of regular Bugler. I just finished off a pouch yesterday. I also like to mix it in with some of my other tobaccos i smoke for a little flavor boost.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Turtle on Sunday, 24-Dec-2006

Wasn't my favorite, but if it's all the store had i would recomend it instead of doing without.

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Bugler
Posted by Jack Lane on Tuesday, 31-Oct-2006

Not sure if Bugler Gold is replacing the original or is just being added to the line. The old green cans now say "Original" ... anyone shed some light on such?

As for Bugler Gold, it's similar to the original, but, less harsh and tastes a bit more turkish. I think they added a little more turkish, which accounts for the change in smoothness and taste.

Bugler is an old full flavor sort of brand from yester year.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Matt on Wednesday, 01-Nov-2006


A company named Bellomy Research was running a test for a Bugler original replacement a couple months back. I was lucky enough to sample two different oz.s and get a $10 check. I wasn't impressed with the 1st batch but the 2nd was ok. (I wish they still used the old Brown & Williamson recipe.)

Bugler Gold is probably going to wind up as my go-to smoke when it comes to Bugler. I think it's better tasting and smoother than the current Bugler regular. I'll call it "regular" since "orignal" really doesn't apply. (I have a real love/hate thing with Bugler. My taste buds are fickle sometimes where Bugler tastes bad and sometimes it's all I'll smoke for a can's length of time.)

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Matt on Wednesday, 08-Nov-2006


...and another thing. Bugler has replaced its old book style paper packs with new "EZ-Roll" papers in a dispenser style pack. These paper packs do not hold
115 papers without malfunctioning 1/2 way through. I always have to tear the whole pack open to manage the rest. I usually use my hands to roll but these papers are also a HAIR too long to work right in my little Gizeh roller. These new paper packs are @#$% through & through.

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Bugler
Posted by scott johnson on Saturday, 07-Oct-2006

Tried it for the first time today. a good tasting smoke either rolled or injected.

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Bugler
Posted by Ian on Saturday, 19-Aug-2006

I really really enjoyed Bugler for a long time. But in the last couple of cans I have gotten (6 oz) along with the new design on it comes a new tobacco. It has really turned for the worst. I'm sorely disappointed in the company.


But even in chaos comes hope! People who are just starting there journey from premade cigs (Marlboro) would enjoy this tobacco.

the end

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Bugler Gold
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 27-Jul-2006

Just picked up a can of Bugler Gold, and was surprised at the smooth, mellow taste. I have been smoking Bugler since 1992, and have been through the changes in quality Bugler has gone through with different owners of the trademark. My first can of Bugler Gold seemed to be a bit too moist, but is a definite improvement I think! The tobacco has a nice fragrance in the can--not near as heady as regular Bugler. It seems that someone is reading these SYO/RYO Forums from the big tobacco companies. Quite a delightful smoke! I still prefer Ramback, but when and if I run out at least for the time being-I'll grab a can of Bugler Gold!

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Dan the littledog on Saturday, 17-Dec-2005

This has a great aroma. Somewhat sweet from the Turkish and Virginia. The large amount of burley adds body and strength. The turkish is not very evident when it is smoked. About medium in nicotine. Plain,old fashioned type of smoke. It is smoother and more flavorful than Top. But for the money it is not up to par. Jester costs a little more but is far superior.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Kerry on Monday, 10-Jan-2005

A very good old brand. A little too much burley for my tastes, but still a very good turkish blend.

Price is higher than it should be, but it is an old and very established brand. Try Midnight Special for a cheaper and very close tasting alternative. Both are from Lane LTD.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Tim Aydt on Tuesday, 14-Oct-2003

So, I've been trying something new every week. This week was Bugler, and it's not bad. It has the same Turkish taste as the Ramsback, but not as overpowering and oily. It's easier to blend with, because it's blended with American tobaccos already. These old brands continue to amaze me with their quality and flavor.

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Fuddy on Saturday, 23-Jul-2005

Hi,
We use to buy bugler tobacco in a yellow can, wondering if anyone knows if it is still available, can't seem to find it anywhere. thanks,

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Re: Bugler
Posted by Dmac on Friday, 23-Jun-2006

I just saw Lil' Brown has Bugler Gold on it's site. Is this what you were looking for?
Anyone had a chance to try it and form an opinion?

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