BrandPlayer's Navy Cut Special Blend
Brand Player's Special Blend
- [Image from a Canadian ad for Player’s Special Blend, 1984.]
- Player's Special Blend S-20-B - Canada
- Player's Special Blend KS-20-H - Canada
- Player's Special Blend KS-25-B - Canada
Player’s Special Blend was introduced in 1984 by John Player & Sons, a division of Imperial Tobacco Canada. The Special Blend refers to the mixture of American-blend tobacco with the usual Canadian Virginia style. It is sold in regular (75 mm) and king size (84 mm) lengths, in packets of 20 and 25.
An interesting fact: in 1994, Imperial Tobacco ceased manufacture on all of their American-blend cigarettes, due to a leaked revelation that they included corn startch in order to give them their distinctive American taste. The affected brands included Player’s Special Blend Regular and King Size, Kool Fitler Kings, Buckingham Plain Regular, and Pall Mall Plain King Size. Player’s Special Blend did return in regular size by 1996, and the king size returned a couple of years later.
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