It seems that someone at Samuel Gawith & Co is actually listening to their customers.
My Smoking Shop a tin each of Black Rappee and Scotch Black in the new tins and I was delighted to find the contents in perfect condition. A far cry from the "shotgun pellets" that came in the tap boxes the last time I bought these two excellent snuffs.
So, all credit to Samuel Gawith for getting it right!
Now I hope to see the rest of their snuffs in the 25g tins and with luck the hated tap boxes will disappear for ever.