||Yes, this original version of Curly Cut was discontinued some time ago due to the prohibiting manufacturing costs, according to Sheffield Exchange, the SG US importer. The tobacco used to be flavored with vanilla, which impartness a discrete sweet aroma to the smoke. To me, this top flavor was always "chemical"-tasting, which was a big turn-off! So many experienced smokers, including those who favor natural pressed VAs, regret its not being available any more. I have heard that the current, more economical, version of Curly Cut, which is available today in the USA does not compare to the originial. I hate to think how it is!