I had a snuff delivery today; Fribourg & Treyer Old Paris and High Dry Toast
The Old Paris was very nice, pretty much what I was expecting. The High Dry Toast was a complete surprise to me. The flavours are so odd, the first thing I thought on catching a whiff was 'seafood curry' the flavour is delightful but I have a big problem...
I knew from its name that it would be a dry snuff but I underestimated exactly how dry. It is described as;
"High Dry Toast is superfine, almost powder in mill and that it has a strange nutty flavour of deceptive strength. It is the lightest of all snuffs in colour. Though not of universal popularity, its followers are a staunch and conservative body"
The super-fineness of this snuff is causing me the age-old problem of the snuff hitting the back of the throat. I have tried every technique I know of to try and stop this but to no avail.
I have tried using a tiny amount & a large amount both failed, I tried taking it off the back of the hand which also failed, pinching between the fingers didn't help, If I sniffed the snuff with any less pressure I wouldn't be sniffing it at all and yet it still manages to reach my throat...
If I continue to practice sniffing dry snuffs is it at all likely I will eventually perfect the technique required to avoid this problem or do snuffers have to know when to cut their losses and accept that some types of snuff just don't suit everyone?
Advice please! Cheers