CrowdedHouse Registered User
#1

Bought my pack of Aftons this morning to be confronted with a sticker on the pack which said:

"Thank you for your loyalty,unfortunately Sweet Afton will not be available in the future. However Major
our other Irish brand with similar tobacco will still be widely available for purchase"

Well fcuk you BAT is all I have to say........

Fozzydog3 Registered User
#2

do you know where to get them in dublin ?

might give them a send off

#3

Can ou get them in most shops when are they stopping

Fozzydog3 Registered User
#4

Just a heads up I picked them up in Desmonds on Talbot street there two weeks ago , nothing special but definitely worth it if they're going to be discontinued

#5

Sweet Afton! Old style! Wiki!

Brand History

The Sweet Afton brand was launched by Carroll's in 1919 to celebrate the link between Dundalk and the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns. Burns' eldest sister, Agnes, lived in Dundalk from 1817 until her death in 1834 and was buried in the cemetery of St. Nicholas's Church in the town. Carroll's thought that the brand would only be successful in Scotland if the carton simply had an image of Burns, or Scottish name on the packet, so the people of Dundalk were canvassed and the name Sweet Afton was chosen.[2] The name is taken from Burns' poem "Sweet Afton", which itself takes its title from the poem's first stanza:
Flow gently, sweet Afton, amang thy green braes
Flow gently, I’ll sing thee a song in thy praise
My Mary’s asleep by they murmuring stream
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.
Popular culture

The brand proved particularly popular with post World War II Rive Gauche Paris. Not only was it reputed to be Sartre's preferred cigarette, Sweet Afton features prominently in a Louis Malle's Le Feu follet and a number of Nouvelle Vague films.[3] Margot Tenenbaum (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) from Wes Anderson's 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums also smokes Sweet Aftons.
In mid-2009, a restaurant & bar opened in Astoria/Queens, New York City under the name Sweet Afton.

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#6

I was in the cash and carry yesterday and they tell me sweet afton is now finished from the manufacturers.

Its only whats left on the shelves in the shops now.

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Faith+1 Registered User
#7

Jesus my grandfather smoked these. He smoked them since he was 12 and I remember how black his fingers were from them. He's dead 11 years now and it's one thing that always reminded me of him.

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#8

They were the first cigarette brand I ever smoked, I used to nick some from dad years ago. Christ, it seemed like they were on the go forever.

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CrowdedHouse Registered User
#9

mongoman said:
Christ, it seemed like they were on the go forever.


Since 1919 seemingly

Beginning to get scarce now

crank_1975 Registered User
#10

All,

My Dad has smoked Sweet Afton all his life but his local Spar said that they are no longer being sold. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and if not where could I get some as most of the shops don't seem to have them anymore. I tried ringing PJ Carroll but the number online seems to have been disconnected.

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The Hill Billy Prick, with a fork
#12

Threads merged.

tHB

ifitburwilll Registered User
#13

crank_1975 said:
All,

My Dad has smoked Sweet Afton all his life but his local Spar said that they are no longer being sold. Can anyone confirm if this is the case and if not where could I get some as most of the shops don't seem to have them anymore. I tried ringing PJ Carroll but the number online seems to have been disconnected.


The Spar is correct The only non tipped cigarette left is Players Navy cut

username_x Registered User
#14

i work in a shop in the IFSC and we still sell them

ifitburwilll Registered User
#15

username_x said:
i work in a shop in the IFSC and we still sell them


yeah you are just using up old stock. so smokers take note no more afton. its going the way of the mint choc ice,

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