I’m a cigar guy. I’ve enjoyed them for the last 20 years. I have my favorites, I like certain ones for special occasions, I have the cheapies for the commute, and I still like to explore new brands occasionally.
I had an incident on a recent fly by to my regular cigar shop. It was a bit disturbing. In a rush, I flew in said “Hey” to the usual crowd of guys who are always hanging out there. I head for the cheapies. I call them cheapies…$2.95, Nicaraguan filler with a Nicaragua binder, Dominican wrapper. 6 1/2″ length, approximately a 42 ring, usually well constructed and if they are kept humidified properly, they smoke great.
Ah, there they are…
Whoa ! Wait a minute. The 50% box. A rare sighting. This box appears from time to time. Usually loaded with half off product. $5 to $15 dollar cigars at half off. A bit of rummaging and there are always some good deals in there.
I’m in a rush, so I reach in and grab some that are the right size and look to be the shade wrapper I prefer. I pay, jump in the car and head off to an appointment 45 minutes away with 30 minutes to get there.
Time to fire one up for the ride. Hmmm… what’s that? That’s odd. Is that orange? Maybe Mellon? OK , maybe I’m imagining things. I thought that I tasted something. I have slug of coffee to clear the palate. Try again, there it is. That’s definitely some fruit taste going on there. I check the label. Ohhhh Boy. Mangolicious.
I check the rest of the cigars. All fruit flavored cigars. I feel duped. Cigars should not be fruit flavored. It’s just wrong.
Ah, I get it, that’s why they were 50% off. Oh well, mango cigars for the rest of the week.