“ Hand Rolling Tobacco „
Before I write this review I have to say that would not encourage anyone to take up smoking. I strongly advise anyone to not take it up.
I have tried gold leaf hand rolling tobacco in the past and I never enjoyed smoking it before. It was a smooth and easy taste which never irritated the throat. But I did find that I could never get a really decent drag off of a cigarette. So I instead switch to the slightly more expensive amber leaf which I have been smoking for about 9-10 months.
I recently opted to try gold leaf again this week in a bid to try and save money and encourage me to quit smoking. I wouldn't be saving much money only about 50p a week, but every little helps. I was surprised by how much I was enjoying the smoking it. I don't know whether something has happened since the last time I smoked gold leaf last year but it seemed to taste stronger whilst maintain the smooth taste. I am finding that I can get much better drags on a cigarette, but I am fairly certain that has something to do with the fact that I can roll a cigarette much better.
Gold leaf is widely available in most places where tobacco is sold. It comes in three size packs, 12.5g, 25g and 50g. I have bought 12.5g for my last couple of packs of tobacco at £3.72 which has also included papers. I don't know how much the 25g and 50g packs cost.
Overall I find that gold leaf is a nice quality tobacco.
fags just keep going up and up in price , the goverment claim smokers are a drain on the health service and the money to fund our ill health needs to come from somewhere blah blah blah ,, but the prices are a shocker i went into my cornershop the other day and 20 benson and hedges was near on £7.50 (your having a laugh !!!). anyway i have been smoking rolling tobacco for years now and once i got used to it never went back to tailor made cigs ever again, for years i was smoking amber leaf which was my brand up untill i see "gold leaf" on the shelf at about 40 pence cheaper than my current smoke so i thought i would give that a gander.
made by players my first impression was its going to be like old grandads shag tobacco and i would be coughing a lung up , but much to my surprise it was really quite smooth, not as smooth as amber leaf and quite a rough feeling tobacco but it smoked well and didnt taste awful like i thought it might.
The packet is yellow in colour with GOLD LEAF stamped on the front i brought a half oz box and i wasnt impressed with the packet it came in , a nightmare to open its in a rectangle folded packet shrink wrapped and i found that once its open and you dont transfer the contents into a regular pouch then each time you roll is a mission being careful not to spill tobacco everywhere, and to try and fold it back up again is a chore all of its own trying to make sure the tobacco remains safely inside the packet while in your pocket.
i have started to buy this brand more and more (ounces now because you get a proper pouch) and over the course of time i believe i have saved myself pounds compaired to the old brand i was smoking so thats a bonus in itself.
Cheap and cheerful good smoke shame about the packaging when buying it in a half ounce box
Good tobacco, no problem there at all. Please do something about resealing the pack after opening. That pathetic piece of sticky tape loses its stickiness after a few hours. Can you either improve it or fit a "zip" type fastener. I'm fed up with loose dried out tobacco in my pocket!
I would like to relay my comments related to the quality of your gold leaf rolling tobacco. Six weeks ago when i requested 25g of Amber leaf tobacco from my local tobacconist i was hand Amber leaf by mistake. i said that i would give it a try, as i had never tried it before. I was pleasantly happy with the aromatic smell to your brand and enjoyed the smoke immensely. Unfortunatly not all tobacconists sell your brand and assistants in various shops have never heard or been requested for Gold leaf.Hope these comments are able to help you in the future.Your Sincerely,Mr Les Brookes ( Isle of Man)
I'd been smoking straights for a while usually Richmond's or Mayfair, until i was smoking more and more and found that buying 20's every few days was too much, so i thought i'd try my hand at rolling...
Got into Drum and Golden V, and pretty much settled on Golden V for a while.
Then alas one fateful summers day, short of cash, went to the corner shop to find the cheapest baccy i could find... Gold Leaf... Packaging was quite nice, even came with some free rizla...
Anyway open the pack, give in a sniff and i absolutely fall in love with it.
It has a very distinct smell, to me, a mixture of Baileys, vanilla and a hint of chocolate, no joke it smells wonderful, and draws like a pencil, and leaves a delightful taste in ones mouth.
It's the best hand rolling tobacco in my opinion... great smell, great taste and very cheap only £2.17 from Supercigs.
No need to waffle on much more. Buy it, you'll love it!
A few years ago, after Amber Leaf had been dominating the tobacco market for quite some time, another new brand appeared on the shelves - Player's Gold Leaf. Despite Amber Leaf being the first hand rolling tobacco to come packaged in a similar sealed box to tailor-made cigarettes, Gold Leaf was (and still is) presented in a virtually identical way.
I remember attending my local store a year or two ago to buy Amber Leaf to find that they had sold out. There sitting on the shelf I saw a box of Gold Leaf. Due to the packing being almost identical, I actually thought that it was Amber Leaf and told the shopkeeper, who then explained that it was a new tobacco from Player which was similarly named Gold Leaf. I thought I'd try it.
The first thing that struck me about this tobacco upon opening it, was the extremely dark colour and the very potent smell. Upon making my first 'rolly' I noticed that the tobacco was extremely moist and damp and also very heavy, probably weighed down by the moisture. Not many people know that they actually put chemicals into tobacco to help keep it fresh. It seems that Player had gone a little bit too far.
I was quite dissapointed by the first Gold Leaf 'rolly'. The taste was incredibly strong and seemed to stick in the back of my throat and on my teeth, it really was very overpowering and very potent in strength. I didn't enjoy it at all. It also made me cough quite a bit, though I continued to smoke it (it's expensive enough, so I'm not wasting it!).
By the time I got the end of the box, I still felt extremely disappointed by the product. Although it's one of the cheaper tobacco brands available on the market today, it didn't seem to last two minutes and the 12.5 gram pouch was gone in less than a day. You can understand my frustration when a 12.5 gram pouch of Amber Leaf usually lasts me nearly two days.
On the face of things Gold Leaf appears to be a cheap choice of tobacco, but due to it's weightiness, moisture and extreme strength it actually works out quite a bit more expensive than smoking Amber Leaf and the taste is actually quite nasty. I will try and refrain from buying it in the future.
Wow, you're allowed to review tobacco! I can't believe it!
Anyway. Gold Leaf Tobacco.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with the other reviewers on here and say that I don't think Gold Leaf is as good as other brands of tobacco. In fact, I think it's probably one of the worst I've ever tried.
It's always very cheap wherever you buy it; cheaper than than other brands, and there is a reason for that. I can't get a decent drag out of it. And for the people who are unfamiliar with that terminology; when I inhale, I don't feel it in my throat. For me, part of the enjoyment of a cigarette/roll-up is that "kick" you feel as you inhale the smoke. And I don't get it with this.
So my advice is to spend the extra few pence and buy Amber Leaf or Cutter's Choice. I think if you're going to ruin your health you should at least get some enjoyment out of the process!
PLAYERS GOLD LEAF HAND ROLLING TOBACCO....
When i started to cut down on my smoking, i switched to hand rolling tobacco, and i use filter tips in mine, yes i can roll them quite good.
I first started using, golden virginia and over time i have been trying other tobaccos firstly and formostly to try and save a few pounds, and i then was smoking Amber Leaf which i did enjoy.
It was my eldest daughter aged 28, who was smoking this product, so i asked her what it was like and why she was smoking it, and she answered it tastes no different from Amber Leaf, so i thought that i would try some and then buy some.
Gold Leaf, is on special offer at this moment in Sainsbury,s stores, dont know if this applies in all other supermarkets, have only brought some from my local Sainsbury,s store so really havnt gone to the other stores to look.
But with most of these tobaccos the price only varies a little from store to store, supermarkets, but i cant say with the smaller stores, which i avoid like the plague.
The Package **********
Mine didnt come in a box, it came in a plastic pouch, it also gives you a packet of cigarett papers inside, which were ok, and do the job just as well as the rizlas i usually buy.
For a 23gram pouch i paid £4.50p, and it is made by Players, think they use to make cigarettes, and maybe still do, but being a tobacco smoker dont look at the cigarettes (taylor Made) anymore.
The price was good, and i must admit that i did enjoy the smoke, and yes it is not a lot dissimiliar from my usual smoke of Amber Leaf, just a bit cheaper but you get 23grams as apossed to 25grams, but for the money you save it still works out cheaper, in the long run.
Nice fresh tobacco and you will probably get about 40 cigarettes from this pouch, but this also depends on the thickness of the cigarettes you roll, and whether or not you roll them in a cigarette rolling machine or not, and as to whether you put filters in the end of your cigarettes as i do or not? .
Carries the usual government health warning on the packet, smoking kills. and it contains a packet (well its called a book) of cigarette papers enough to cover 50 rolling cigarettes.
They do state that they have produced this tobacco to the highest standards of quality, yes i know smoking is a bad thing to do, but i feel a little bit better knowing that in my cigarettes is nothing but tobacco, and none of the one hundred chemicals that are included in a normal taylor made cigarette.
Anyway i shall now be switching to this Gold Leaf Hand Rolling Tobacco, because i like the taste of the smoke, and it will be saving me some money too.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x
I have just started using this hand rolling tobacco. It comes in a box which you can then store your rolled cigs.
The box is yellow with green and gold writing.
Its smaller in weight than others would be as its only 11.5g.
Depending on the size of hand rolls you make, you can still get a good 30-40 cigs from 1 packet.
The packet only costs £2.35, which is approx 30p cheaper than the normally found 12.5g boxes available in other brands. It also has a pack of 50 papers in the box, so no extra cost.
Its not unlike Amber Leaf tobacco which I would ordinarily use. It has the same taste and stays moist which in turn makes the tobacco a lot easier to hand roll.
It comes of course with the usual government health warning on the front which would vary.
It also has a very descriptive picture on the reverse which also has a warning. The one on my particular box states that Smoking can cause a slow and painful death!!!
Well although I read them, I still carry on smoking.
Players Gold Leaf tobacco is worth a try and cheap.