i week or so ago i was allowed to order my christmas present early!!! yippee... so i was out of my major snuffs and i wanted a couple more wooden sharrow boxes, so i placed a pretty large order too Mars. well today i got my, "oh so holly box of happiness". i got my basics bordeax, morlaix, MCOG, and a few new ones and a couple i also keep on hand. anyways as i was playing with the 12 or so tubes of various f&t snuff i noticed how big of a wieght difference there ws between them. one of different types and also ones of the same type. so having some time i figured i would get out my scale and see what was up. boy was i suprised when removed from the tins there was a wieght varience from 18g all the way too 32g. some of the tins of bordeaux were more then 5g apart in wieght. they were all of the same moistness, and i just thought it was a odd thing i would pass on. it by no ways a jip if you look at them as a whole, with most having more then the advertised 25g in them. but i would hate to be the one to order a tin by itself and have it 7g short in weight. that is quite a substantial amount. i guess that is why they advertise them as "about 25g", lol. i also noticed something else, it caught my eye a few months ago and it is the huge varience in the grind and color of the sharrow IHT 22. i know when i ordered my first tins of 22 they were very fine, cakey, and had a very distinct scent and taste. i later ordered a pound, and when i recieved it, it was rougher in texture and different in scent and taste. this was not bad, they were both very good, but is this common??? this was brought back to me today when i recieved a free sample of 22 again and went to put it in my snuff box with the 22 i already had. WOW, what a difference. the one i got today was a totally different snuff. i finally had both side by side and could compare them. my sample was more like the first tins i fell in love with. does this type of snuff darken with age? i did some more looking and also found big differences in the HDT tins i had just bought. they were the same idea as the 22, some i actually could not tell the difference in smell, taste, and scent between the other. has anyone else notice this, or am i just seeing somthing that is already widely known?? i tell you what, i probably will never spend the extra on HDT again because i am getting HDT sold as 22 and 22 sold as HDT. i have a pretty good nose and have used snuff for a bit so i am pretty much dead set in my detections. well just a bit i noticed.....oh by the way i got the cherry boxes today instead of the teak ones i allready had and WOW, they are beautiful... i thought i would not lke them as much, but actually like them more and my light ones pale in comparison.