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Mild n’ sweet.

Bandidos are not long on looks. But these rough little sons of a gun are super tasty, offering a crisp tobacco flavor and oh-so-gentle draw. In fact, these cheroots are made entirely by hand, crafted without binders. Torcedors simply bunch the fillers and apply a dark Sumatra wrapper. The tips have been sweetened to provide a delicious, sweet and smooth taste. And the price! Indeed the price! These quality handmades even beat out its machine-made counterparts. So pick up a “bale” or two today and save mightily while enjoying delicious cheroots you can chaw on all day long.
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Mild n' Sweet (Cigarillos) (4.7"x32)
120 CIGARS In Stock $80.00 $59.99
Mild n' Sweet (Cigarillos) (4.7"x32)
BALE OF 60 In Stock $40.00 $35.00
Overall Rating 4.47 out of 5 Based on 93 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Bandidos”

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5 out of 5
Great little cigars when you don't have time for a full cigar. Always flavorful and a nice billow of smoke for a small cigar. I always carry several with em because my friends are always asking for one.
5 out of 5
Great little cigars when you don't have time for a full cigar. Always flavorful and a nice billow of smoke for a small cigar. I always carry several with em because my friends are always asking for one.
5 out of 5
Great little smokes
Great little everyday smokes, mild with a hint of sweetness.
2 out of 5
Good cigar, but the quality has suffered lately.
These are great cigars when they are made right. Unfortunately, the quality of the cigars has diminished. I am finding that many cigars, as much as 40%, are rolled too loose. Those cigars burn so fast, it affects the flavor badly. Also, I have had nearly an entire bundle of cigars where I had to repair them with cigar glue, just to smoke them. It has gotten so I keep the cigar on my desk, since so many are flawed. Please get this feedback to the manufacturer, who needs better quality control.
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4 out of 5
Bandidos - Mild & Sweet
Love these little smokes. They provide a 10 minute smoke that's mild and is sweet-tipped. I use these for a short interim smoke when I don't have a lot of time. I was surprised at the good taste - I just didn't expect it from a small stogie. Excellent Choice.
5 out of 5
Bandidos Mild n' Sweet - Perfect match for me
The size is right for any activity. The taste is very mild with a nice flavor and aroma. The price is very reasonable for a good quality hand rolled cigar. You can give one of these to someone who is very selective about their cigar and they will enjoy it.
5 out of 5
Good lil smoke
i like them I pass em out and every one else likes em too
5 out of 5
love em
Just received my bale today and I think I have found my every day knock around smoke.... I will order more
4 out of 5
A good small cigar
This is a pretty good cigar if you just want a quick smoke. Nice taste; however they have a tendency to go out about halfway through. Other than that,they are well worth the money and I'll buy them again.
5 out of 5
really nice short smoke
Excellent short smoke, plenty of flavor.
5 out of 5
love these
I love these have bought 3 bales of 60, still have a bunch in my humidor, will probably buy more :)
5 out of 5
Viva la Bandidos!
Have smoked hundreds of these over the years, and they never disappoint. Great for a quick smoke on the water, or for chain smoking sitting around a campfire. I try to keep these on hand for those occasions when I don't want the 30m to 1hr commitment of a full size cigar. I cannot recommend these Bandidos enough, grab a bundle or 5, you won't regret it!
5 out of 5
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top favorite on stage cigar!!
Tasty little smoke. It’s not always convenient to carry big fat cigars. These are great for packing a lot in a small area. I will always have some these in my humidor. Give them a try!
1 out of 5
The Bandidos were very harsh,
The Bandidos were very harsh, not a smooth mild draw as advertised. I ended up throwing them out.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars, Great Prices, Great service
The Bandidos cigars is a great smaller cigar. The quality is high and CI offers it at a great price.
4 out of 5
Great little smokes.
Bandidos are not gonna win you over with their looks. They are low cost / good value for a quick smoke. Occasional wrapper leaf problems (which renders cigar unsmokable without repair), and occasional wrapper leaf damage from dryness/rough handling, are only reasons I don't give them the 5th star. I love these little smokie-treats!
5 out of 5
great cigars. great flavor. these
great cigars. great flavor. these are my daily smokes
5 out of 5
Solid, great smokes
These are the perfect cigar for those times when you don't have the ability to smoke a full size cigar. I enjoy them in the boat, the truck, or when I just have a short time to light up.
5 out of 5
Nice mild smoke
Nice mild smoke
5 out of 5
Break time
Good for that everyday I'm to busy to sit down and reflect cigar lifestyle we live!
3 out of 5
Not bad
Said not sweetened, but dipped in sugar water or something.
1 out of 5
bandidos mild n' sweet
no no no not mild
4 out of 5
Enjoyable short smoke
Living in a hot desert region does not allow me to enjoy a regular cigar outside during the summer months. Bandidos are great in the early morning hours with a cup of coffee. They are tasty, mild and do not get hot.
5 out of 5
Great Little Smoke
These babies are great for quick smoke with a mild sweet taste. Take a couple to work every day.
4 out of 5
Easy smoke
Nice smoke when time is short. Has the flavor of a much more expensive cigar.
5 out of 5
The cigars are mild and slightly sweet, and a great quick smoke when I don't have much time ,they aren't pretty and some of them can't be smoked, but for the price, who cares! Will buy them again when BOGO is offered.
5 out of 5
Favorite short smoke
I love these little cigars. They have a good mild spicy flavor to them.
3 out of 5
Good small cigar
The taste is good and that of a larger more complex cigar. Is a little harsh at times. Not as sweet of a flavor as I was expecting.
5 out of 5
No complaints
The price, quality, and ease of purchase are the best. No complaints here!
5 out of 5
Bang for the buck
Just get this out of the way. This is not a Cohiba. If you are looking for that then you are looking in the wrong place. If you are looking for a quality cheap and short smoke then buy these and don't bother to look elsewhere. I have tried small cigars from the big names. I won't bother to name them but there are quite a few of them. These are just better. For the price they can't be beat. I will be buying more.
5 out of 5
The greatest thing since sliced bread
These are my favorite smoke ever. They are not the prettiest but the flavor makes up for that. For the most part they burn fairly straight and even. They stay lit and have a good burn rate. The taste is what it is all about and it is great.I have tried other small smokes some were ok some turned into goat treats. But bandidos are the tops. If you haven't already tried them you owe it to yourself. If you don't like them just send the leftover to me I'll smoke them.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great Little Smoke
These little guys are full of flavor.
5 out of 5
Bandidos Mild n' Sweet
Great cigar for a daily small smoke. Nice draw. Great taste. Can't beat the price.
4 out of 5
I enjoy these when they are in smokable condition, great everyday type smoke for short bursts.
3 out of 5
just right
There's a reason these cigars are cheap, they're on the low end when it comes to quality. But if you want something that's mild (the butts can be just a tiny bit harsh), quick, and inexpensive then these are one of your better choices. Not as sweet as some other brands but have a nice easy flavor. A good cigar to pass out to your buddies when you're sitting around a campfire having a few beers.
5 out of 5
James lowrance
Without a company like yours people like me who are on a limited income would never be able to enjoy a good cigar I for one wish to thank you for your effort to let every one be able to enjoy a good cigar at an affordable price God bless
5 out of 5
The best 15 minutes of the day
Consistent, great burn and draw. The best 15 minutes of my day. BRAVO
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
Perfect for break time and short trips. Non smokers even tell me they like the aroma
4 out of 5
Good buy
Great mild smoke
5 out of 5
Nice smoke for non-relaxing times
Good smoke to reach for when you don't have the time to sit down and relax.
5 out of 5
Bandidos = tasty
These are really tasty and are rolled nicely. They may not be the prettiest, but draw easily and last longer than you would think. The perfect "in betweener".
5 out of 5
Short and sweet
I have been getting these for years now. They are a nice, quick smoke when you have 20 minutes, or you can always chain 3 of them for a more traditional cigar length of time. They are nice and smooth and ever so slightly sweetened. For the price, they can't be beaten.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Get Better!
I haven't been buying as many lately as quality seems to have slipped...more holes & cracks?
5 out of 5
Not Bad
Burns even and last sufficiently to fulfill the relaxation of a good smoke
5 out of 5
Great tasty mini's
Having tried others like these (Backwoods, Red Lion) I can say that these are great. Good value from a price perspective and haven't found hardly any that were not wrapped right unlike the competition in this segment. They are tasty, easy to draw off and last well for their size. Highly recommended!!!
3 out of 5
Keep going out
Really wanted to like these. Typically have to re-light them two or three times. My quest for the best small cigar continues...
5 out of 5
Bandido's are small with a big Punch
These are some of the biggest Little Cigars out there. Bold and Sweet Flavor that last for the entire stick. They may be smaller in size than their bigger Brothers out there but deliver in taste and craftmanship. Always keep a bundle around.
3 out of 5
Starts our great but ends up hot hot hot about half way
5 out of 5
Nice Little Cigar
I bought 60 of these recently and it's a good smoke for the price. I will be purchasing more.
4 out of 5
Good litle smoke
These are great cigars and the price is very good. I generally smoke around 600 of these a month and I have found that per bale of 60 I have to dispose of around ten due to holes, loose wrappers, and inability to draw. Even at that rate of loss they are great.
5 out of 5
Banditos are my short smoke go to cigar
Great price for a short smoke with good burn and flavor. My go to short smoke.
4 out of 5
Great little cigar. Prices on
Great little cigar. Prices on most cigars are reasonable.
4 out of 5
Good little cigar
Banditos Mild & Sweet are the best little cigar I've found for the money.
4 out of 5
Good cheap mild smoke
I love these little guys. Great mild smoke with a little sweetness. I would of gave them 5 stars except for the fact I have gotten a few badly rolled ones out each bundle I've purchased where they will smoke very uneven and at times burn holes and hot spots appear way further down the cigar where you haven't smoked yet. But the majority of them are rolled well with a few bad apples here and there
5 out of 5
Great for Quick Smokes
The Bandidos are some great little quick smokes! Since they are dipped in sweet water, they have a nice little sweetness to them which last about a quarter of the way through. I love to smoke them at work, when I don't have the time to smoke a full cigar. They're great with my morning coffee! They also work when I want to continue smoking, but don't want to get another full stick. I highly recommend!
5 out of 5
Materials Manager
these little things are great. they taste very good I like the size, and for me they burn pretty well for their size
3 out of 5
Highly variable taste, some are downright harsh, and I toss those after the first inch or so. These are my 'thinking' cigars; I smoke these for a short break while I mull over what set-up to do next.
4 out of 5
Banditos Mild n' Sweet
Great little cigar. Great taste. Became my daily smoke. These are a bargain at this price.
3 out of 5
a good tasting smoke but
a good tasting smoke but 1out 3 would not smoke
5 out of 5
Ordering from Cigars International
It’s always easy to find my favorite cigars, see what specials exist, and then play Whack-A-Deal for fun. Prices are always good and selection is even better. I enjoy buying on-line from Cigars International.
5 out of 5
Tasty little smoke!
Love these little Bandidos! They're perfect for an after lunch treat. Nice flavor. Not too sweet.
4 out of 5
Bandidos little cigars
Great quick smoke or tractor cigar used to smoke swisher outlaws but switched to bandidos very pleased with this product. Every now and then get a stick with a hole in the wrapper but not a big deal for the price
4 out of 5
Good stuff here
if they all burned as good as they taste ide give them 5 stars.
5 out of 5
Good bang for the buck
Good bang for the buck
5 out of 5
everything arrived promptly. actually faster
everything arrived promptly. actually faster than I expected :D
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Great cigars
5 out of 5
SWEEEEEET Cigar, perfect for a slow time!
5 out of 5
Bandidos cigars
These are awesome little cigars. I would recommend them to anyone who smokes med to full bodied cigars. But not to my friends that smoke Swisher and other super sweet machine mades. Excellent smoke and no construction issues so far.
5 out of 5
Fees back
Thank you... Look forward to dealing with again...
5 out of 5
Bandidos review/
Great cigar for your daily smoke.
2 out of 5
Did Not Meet Expectations
I like sweet cigars. So, I thought I would give them a try. Though these start sweet, they do not finish sweet. They become more bitter as you smoke them and they leave a bitter after taste. I smoked about 10, and I have had to throw them all out half way through. They do burn consistently, slowly, and evenly and draw with ease. I just wish they had a better taste. Also, for a small smoke, they last a long time. I gave the remaining to a friend who is a cigarette smoker. He likes them, but his comment was he would never buy them. He likes Backwoods, and he likes them a little more then Backwoods. I am OK with Backwoods, but I am not OK with these. They are just to bitter.
5 out of 5
mr william g wall
cigars arrived on time and in good shape.
2 out of 5
not again
I was looking for a cheap smoke to keep the bugs out of my face while I was working. it is defiantly. harsh finish and not very sweet. the tip was flavored just enough to say that they had done it but not effective. if you want a little better cigar I would go to a rum runner. they are a couple cents more a stick but superior and worth it.
4 out of 5
Great little cigar
I usually don't smoke "small" cigars but I wanted a small hand rolled cigar that I could smoke in a shorter period of time, so I tried the Bandidos. I wouldn't classify them as mild, rather medium, definitely smokeable, even if you are used to mild cigars. Just a slight sweetness to the lips, pleasant aroma and great draw with lots of blue smoke. I would recommend these as they are inexpensive short smokes.
5 out of 5
Great little short smokes.
5 out of 5
excellent service ordered received
excellent service ordered received fri. thanks.bill.b.
5 out of 5
Bandidos Mild n' Sweet
I love them. What a great 30 minute smoke. Price is definitely right. Ken K
5 out of 5
Gotta love those backwoods
Excellent and reasonably priced bales are great for backstock when you just want a quick 15-20 minute smoke.
5 out of 5
Favortie small cigar
I have only tried a few small ring cigars but these taste incredible and smoke really well. They get even better after sitting in the humi for a few months
5 out of 5
Bandidos mild n sweet
one of the best cigars for the price. Good quick cigar. Will definetly purchase again
5 out of 5
Great little cigars
Freat tasting small cigars at a great price.
5 out of 5
great little cigar for a quick break.
5 out of 5
Nice, inexpensive getaway!
A great "guilty pleasure" I enjoy when I don't have the time or want a commitment to a full size smoke!
5 out of 5
I smoked Swisher sweet outlaws for years. I tried Bandidos and I like them better they were rolled much tighter and a better Built cigar.
4 out of 5
Great Little Smokes
What a great smoke for the price, especially when you only have 15 minutes to burn one and like a mild smoke
5 out of 5
Bam dodos
these are the best tasting small cigars on the market. They are mild with a hint of sweetness and they do not leave an after taste. Great buy for a quick hitter
5 out of 5
Bandidos Cigars
I enjoyed the great taste, and smell of those little cigars. Every Thursday evening we have a smoke at the local hangar.
3 out of 5
not bad
size was to big for a short smoke, more money than value
5 out of 5
Been smoking these for years. Great price and great for knocking around and a quick smoke. Real nice taste.
5 out of 5
Great buy
i am a small ring smoker. These little beauties are the best I've ever purchased. With just a touch of sweetness they are enjoyable right down to the lip burning end.
Customer Testimonials
Best little cigar on the market.
Like others have said, these are the tastiest little smokes I've tried. After having tried several, I'm starting to think I prefer them to most if not all of the big rings and brands. I wish they made a longer version in the same guage though, so I could look like Clint Eastwood (ha ha).
By far, the best cigar out there. Yes, I enjoy a good fat one from time to time. However, I now, after 30 years of smoking quality(Cuban) cigars, keep the big ones for special occasions. These bad boys are now requested from my company vs. the fat ones! I agree with my friends. Do not raise the price!
In my search for the ultimate "cheap" cigar, I have settled on the Bandidos for an extended time as my new favorite. I've been through a good many bales and the taste and price are the best I've seen if you get the two-fer deal. I like the spaghetti western look of them too. You'll occasionally get a bad wrapper that makes drawing a problem, but this is relatively rare. I highly recommend these.
Great little smoke for the price. Good for taking to work for break times.
I was looking for a kick around smoke to have for those occasions for a beer and smoke when I didn't have an hour to invest. I gave these ugly little buggers a try and to my surprise...they are perfect for those such occasions. Decent little smokes.
Bandidos always save the day. Perfect quick smoke. I've smoked hundreds of these little jems in between my high end sticks. To CI: please keep these in stock forever cause I know where you live; just kidding! You guys are the best; your customer service is at a whole other level. Whether I'm at the Hamburg store or order online, always a pleasure; many thanks.
I ordered 120 of these a few months back. They are now all gone. I stored them in a humidor at 65%. Overall they are pretty decent. Quality can vary between them though. Draw can vary wildly. Some too tight and some too loose. If you order 120 expect at least 10% of them to be almost unsmokeable. I had a couple that had cracks in the wrapper, a couple that just plain tasted bad, and a couple that the draw was so heavy that you'd pop a blood vessel. At this price though 90% isn't a bad turnout and they are certainly better than any cheap cigar you'll find at a gas station. These aren't dry cured though so be sure to put them in a humidor.
Great for the money. Good draw, good burn. Excellent every day cigar.
This is an awesome 10-15 minute smoke for the price!
These are a good everyday 10 minute smoke. Hints of vanilla in the wrapper. I like the way they taste. I take these to work in a tin for when I want to get a quick smoke in.
I love these things. They look rough, but taste great!
They are really good. Just right size for a quick cigar. I will order these again.
These are the closest thing to Swisher Sweet Outlaws I've come by. Pretty sure they are the same cigar, but these are cheaper. I'd give the Outlaws a slight edge, but these are damn fine cigars.
Amazing. The only problem I have with them is that I smoke too many of them.
First couple I smoked, yuck. I expected a change to full flavor. Now, a couple of months later, nice flavor. Yes, an everyday smoke, and you can't beat the value. Will get more later. One in the morning while riding my Harley to work and another on the way home. Thank god I live 30 miles from home.
These are superior to Backwoods cigars. I have recently started smoking cigars after 15 years, boy, some things have changed. I wanted a cheap everyday all day smoke, tried these and am not disappointed. They burn cooler than I thought(good thing), so far not harsh at all straight out of box from shipping, imagine time will just help them, burn pretty even, draw is good and not overly sweet, I feel they are actually quite mild. These went in my everyday humidor, now to fill my premium humidor.
Very sweet but just right. I smoked about 55 of these myself and handed out the rest. I would definitely recommend these.
Extremely tasty. Always consistently made, easy draw. My friends that smoke the more expensive cigars love these and won't buy them because they would smoke too much.
Great little cigars. Much better than Backwoods and cheaper. Not mild. I will buy again.
Great little cigar with awesome flavor! Perfect for that smoke break at work.
1st Impression Humidor storage: None, grabbed em from postman and lit one up Appearance: Rugged Ha… like one reviewer said Clint Eastwood type Construction: Little looser than the full-sized cigars. Still it’s rolled fairly tight. Burn/Ash/Draw: easy draw, even burn. Burns a good ½ or more ash. May buy a punch, not much trouble with the draw without any cut. Excellent burn. Consistency: great throughout the whole smoke. Smoked it down to 1 finger. Taste: not really all that mild, sweeten tip that didn’t last that long. More bold then other called mild cigars. Kept my taste buds happy. IMHO – In my rotation. A very good cheap-o and another fine little smoke. ” I’ll be back” to smoke many more of these. Price point: Very Affordable Smoke time: 30 minutes * Preference: mild and shorter smokes
Excellent value! A nice snack.
All I can say is BAD ASS! I bought these with the sole purpose of having a toss cigar for when I figure I will be interrupted, etc. Let me say I often go to these instead of my 10-15 dollar sticks. Another thing I love them for is 'smoking' them the way my granddaddy did...Chewimng them and never lighting them. Sometimes I am torn between lighting up a nice cigar and going for my cope...These are a perfect in between. Well done CI!
I bought the 60 bale just to see how they tasted. I am going to buy the 120 bale next. These are great everyday beat around sticks. They have a clean burn, a decent draw to them. They are great for just chewing on,they are very strongly made. I chewed on one after it went out for about an hour an a half the other day an it held up very well. They don't crumble all apart if you do decide to just chew on it for awhile which is nice.
This is a fantastic cigar. Good to have them around especially when you are completely out. I enjoyed every bit of it and I will make sure that I'll have them with me always.
Great little smoke when all you've got is 15 to 20 minutes and it doesn't hurt that it makes you feel like Clint Eastwood in "High Plains Drifter"!
Bought this on a lark as I liked the look and these seemed interesting. I really like the cigar as it is short enough to get in on my lunch break. Not a complex smoke but still a good one. Great for the price per the cigar.
Had a nice sugar tip taste and great for the price for a 10 minute cigar.
Great smoke at a great price. Much better than others. Will be keeping these on hand.
Good quick smokes for when time isn't on your side. Will be ordering more soon.
if you like a good sweet smoke, you cant beat these. its like smoking a baby snickers bar. Order two bales, cause one wont be enough!!! Good smoke draw, smells and taste awesome. a 15 to 20 minute piece of enjoyment. my favorite so far for a little cigar. a 10 out of 10!!!
Just got 60 today and can't stop smoking these little suckers. Just what I needed for that quick smoke break. Sweet and smooth.
For the money, really not bad. Small guys are pretty darn good. I've only had a few but pretty sure I'll keep more in the house to offer something other than my $10 sticks.
Great smoke!
I got my first bale in the mail today. I love the style of the packaging, and the fact that they are individually wrapped. Enjoyed the first one almost an hour ago, and I'm impressed. I'm still new to cigars(I've enjoyed about 5-6 mid to high end cigars), and was looking for something to knock around while I get a small humidor setup, and some sticks sitting to age. I have to say I'm impressed! For the price, you really cannot go wrong. "Sipped" on slowly, they have a nice earthy/grassy/tobacco aroma, with a slight sweetness from the cap. I'm not really experienced, but I would say mild to medium effect and flavor. I was surprised to get just over a 30 minute session out of it. Almost an hour later, I'm still feeling mildly relaxed, with a slightly sweet(almost honey) taste still lingering. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of these, and will probably grab some more for in-between smokes, even after I get a collection put together.
I bought these rough little Clint Eastwood-type cigars about a year ago and I still have quite a few that fill up a corner of my humidor. I usually smoke one when I mow the grass or when I feel like having a cigar but don't have much time to smoke. The sweetened wrapper is not overly-sweet, but just right, and the sweetness goes well with the straight-up tobacco flavor of the filler. Most of them have burned rather evenly, believe it or not. These are similar to Backwoods, but have a much better flavor. Overall rating: good cigar - 3.5/5
Fantastic smoke! Sweet and tangy with a rustic badass look. At first when I ordered these I thought it was a novelty smoke, but now I can't stop. They are that good!
Wow I may stop buying expensive big cigars after trying these. I just light my first one up and can not believe the taste and smell of them. I will never not have a bunch of these in my humidor. CI has awesome shipping and pricing too which makes them even better.
A surprisingly well made, good value smoke. If you're looking for a substitute for Backwoods, these are made better, but be forewarned - they don't smell nearly as good as BWs. Fact is, while they taste decent and smoke well, they have a pretty pungent bardyard smell. With that said, if you like something more like a conventional short cigar, I'd suggest you try a bale.
Ugly yes taste great give a try you won't be disappointed
Ugly little buggers, but they are sweet, smooth and plentiful. On the note of looks, they have a more rustic and rugged look, looking a bit like what Eastwood is chomping on in most of those old westerns. And, if I'm honest, I love the fact they come in a little burlap sack.
This is a great smoke for between large cigars. A nice 20 min smoke
These little pieces of delicious are amazingly cheep. It is a great little 20 minutes of relaxation and peacefulness. Don't pass these thing up!!!!
This is a repeat order for me, and probably will be in the future. Great little burners, terrific taste, an easy choice to give to a first time smoker, or one of those guys that can't seem to keep up with their own stogies.
First of all, I'm a pipe smoker not a cigar aficionado. I ordered this due to the other reviews and price. When I smoke a cigar I usually want a pipe replacement and thought these would be nice and they are about 40 cents cheaper than Backwoods are locally. I do like the Black & Sweet and Aromatic Backwoods. Now for the Bandidos. I got a 60 bundle and they struck me as pretty cool as soon as I opened the shipping box because the bundle is in a burlap bag. I was pleased to note that each one was in its own cellophane wrapper inside the burlap bag. I can carry one or two and not get tobacco in my pocket. To me they are slightly less sweet and have a little more body than the Backwoods B&S. They are also rolled with much more consistency than the B&S. I just lit up one of both brands for a side to side comparison and they taste very similar. The B&S is a little sweeter, The Bandido is a little stronger. I think if you like one, you would like the other. I will no doubt order more Bandidos in the near future, as they are about $0.20 cheaper than the B&S and have better consistency. They are more handy than the pipe, but retain the pipe tobacco taste, and are way good with a cup of coffee. For an every day smoke they are hard to beat, especially at the price.
Great little smokes.
The batch I received was harsher than I thought from what the description says. Nor were they sweet and mild. After getting used to them some small amount of sweetness is evident. Maturing them a bit more would probably help.
Easy light. Rough appearance but usually a good construction. Easy draw with uneven burn requiring quick touch-ups sometimes. Heavy, thick smoke output with medium mouth feel. Heavy smoke for such a small cigar and a very cool burn. Mild strength and medium flavors. Sweetened tip, deep, dark tobacco flavor with hints of coffee and caramel. No spice but will become bitter if smoked too fast. Short finish after each draw with same flavors. No change in flavors to the end.
They are rough and ugly, but holy crap they are good! These will be my new everyday smokes. Will put in for a regular shipment as soon as I am getting to the end of the first 4 bales I got on MMAO. They do have a shaggy end that I don't care for. But nothing a cutter won't fix. But will say, most of the ones I have smoked so far have been a wee bit stronger than a mild, which I happen to like. They kick the crap out of any machine mades anyday. Period
I liked these, they were not too big nor too small. A good 15-20 minute smoke. The sweetend tip made them tasty but not too sweet. Gave some to a cigar buddy and he liked them too. We did agree though that they are stronger than described. I will buy again.
I am not a smoker, however I have been in search of cigars for my husband who has taken interest. I ordered the bandidos because they were inexpensive and had a lot of great reviews, and honestly, he loves them! They are quick to smoke for when he's driving to or from work, and he says they have great flavor for what they are. Great job on this one!
These are great little cigars for that quick smoke. The problem is my neighbors love them too so I can't keep enough stocked up.
Great little cigar at a great little price. Better and cheaper than backwoods.
I concur with the other reviews. I wanted an inexpensive short smoke that tastes like a cigar, not like a chemically infused Backwoods and I got it. The sweet tip is not overbearing and pleasant. I will definitely buy more.
Was given one, and I liked it, so I bought some of my own. Great taste, burns evenly, right price for everyday. Awesome.
Funny, I read these reviews, bought the Banditos, and they are all spot on! Ugly little sucker, good cigar, nice easy draw and flavor. Great for a 20-30 minute smoke.
Ditto everything. I love these things. Taste great, and they smoke longer than the physical universe should allow (could they be made of some sort of 4th dimensional tobacco?). I'd give anything for a churchill that tastes like this. Heck, I even want the churchill to LOOK like them.
Not a bad little stick. Perfect for dog walking or mowing the grass. The tips have been sweetened, so beware of that, not overpowering, but noticeable. I may order some again, but that'll be in the far future considering how many come in a bundle. Yes they're ugly, but they work.
I would count these as an extreme case of "buyer beware." I purchased these as a cheap weeknight smoke... But at this rate, I'll be lucky if that bale lasts a week. These exceeded my expectations in every way. They're ugly, but in a badass Clint Eastwood kind of way. The flavor is excellent and smooth all the way through, the light is amazingly easy, and the sweetened tip is nice and subtle. As a quick smoke, these are awesome. For the price, they're absolutely incredible.
Very happy with these cigars!
First three bundles were a great smoke, was very impressed-even my friends would ask for them. 4th and 5th bundles, bought as a 2-fer.... tobacco was much stronger, inconsistent and 9 or all of ten would seriously canoe with loose rolls. Not comfortable buying another bundle.
My favorite cigar out of any I've tried before, in any price range. The perfect blend of sweetness and raw tobacco flavor. If you want to feel like Clint Eastwood and savor a delicious smoke, pick up some of these, you won't be disappointed!
Not a bad small, short, little smoke with just a hint of sweet flavor when puffing on it. I would prefer a stronger sweet flavor, which would make it a good quick smoke. So it's good to have around when you don't have a lot of time.
I must admit that I was immediately drawn to these little bad boys when I was looking through my CI catalog as they reminded me of the Old West, which I'm very fond of.... They have a smooth and easy draw, not too sweet, not too mild, but just right. They smoke for a good 20-30 mins which works out great when I take a break when I'm on duty. I also don't feel bad if I have to pitch one and be on the move in minutes. As a few people noted, they do arrive quite humidified, but after a few days in your humidor they're perfect. I lit one up the minute after receiving them and put the rest in my humidor, but they're going fast. I handed out several to some of my colleagues and friends and they were instantly a hit, I highly recommend these.
These ugly beauties are fabulous little smokes. I just tried my first one and ordered a second bundle. I'll never be without them, from now on.
These are my go to cigarillos for when I take the dog out for a walk and I don't have the time to light up a cigar. Mild and sweet is the description and that's exactly what they are and I love the rough look they have. I got these on the MMAO for a steal. Thanks CI!
Although I don't smoke cigars on a regular basis, I do occasionally enjoy a good, mild smoke. Since I am kind of cheap, I decided to try the Bandidos and must say that I am impressed. Although the draw is not as smooth as higher end cigars, they have a good flavor, stay together, and burn better than other cigars. For what they are and what they cost, Bandidos are pretty hard to beat.
Love these for that quick smoke. Problem is my neighbors love them too, so they don't last. Well worth the money I think.
Great smoke for the price. Great flavor, sometimes a little pungent/funky on the.... aroma, but a nice cigar nonetheless. Yes I like the "Good, the Bad, and the ugly" look. The cigars were well aged when I finally got them.
I'm the "cigar guy" amongst my golfing buddies. I always have the cigars at the ready and usually bring bigger mild sticks for people to mooch. I handed out a few Bandidos once or twice, and now it's all anybody wants. Several of my friends who are not the cigar types have even bought their own bails. Very good taste, GREAT sweetened tip, and mild. Will ALWAYS have these on hand. Easily the best of this type of cigar.
I love these, I smoke them all the time when I'm in a rush or I'm not in a mood for a larger cigar. The flavor on these things are amazing! And you can't beat the price!
Recently purchased these and I am completely satisfied. They are fantastic little cigars and you can't beat the price!
I love a good long filler cigar. I am a graveyard watch beat cop, so I work outside all night long. I was looking for a tasty, handmade, long filler cigar that I could smoke all night, that I wouldn't feel awful about pitching if I had to start brawling with somebody. I burn half a dozen of them per shift. They are fantastic! Taste great, draw is nice and easy, burn is even, and I can chain smoke 'em without breaking the bank even on cop salary. I would recommend these to anyone, without reservation.
Blows every other cigarillo out of the water. For the price, I don't think there's anything that can beat this. It's truly unbelievable!
I'm ordering my second batch very enjoyable when you don't want a big smoke :)
These are great little 'anytime' cigars. Smooth and mild flavor a good easy smoke to enjoy. Great price for the quality!
Great little smoke!!!!!
I am almost through my first bundle, great little cigar, can't figure why folks say they are not mild, sure seem mild and great taste to me! Going to order another bundle now. My buds say better than Back Woods!
I'm very pleased with this cigar. Flavoring is just right. I will say that they are not as mild as the Backwoods cigars if you are looking for something like that. But they are not full bodied either. I'd say medium mild.
I love these little cigars and the price is great. thanks
I just received my Bandidos, just like every one is saying! These are a great little quick smoking cigar, great flavour and mild! They seem to be warped well and have a great draw. Everyone I hand them out to loves them! Don't hesitate, go grab a bundle or two.
Great little in-between cigars for the quick lunch breaks!
These are great cigars and a affordable price too, I buy alot of these because they are a smooth wonderful smoke.
I bought the Bandidos after seeing them on CI. Worth every penny, they are a fun smoke and very tasty!
I recently ordered these cigars and look forward to their arrival. Based on the fore-mentioned comments, I feel that I will have an enjoyable time enjoying my cigars...
If you are looking for a quick and true cigar flavor from a small cigar you need these. Some reviews compare these to Backwoods but other than looking like Backwoods the comparison stops in my opinion. These do not have that chemical aftertaste, these are somewhat larger and have tons of great smelling smoke. And the price of Bandidos makes them a value beyond any you buy from the corner store. I have tried every small cigar on the market I think and these are the ones you want to stock in the humidor. Hands down the best cigarillo on the market.
I just bought some of those bad boys, and the only thing i can say is (wooow) great job guys. I mean for the great low price they should get an award for having both great taste and great price. YES off course they are not the same quality as the Backwoods cigars. But they are good for that price. and I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants to save money and try something new.
I really wish people would stop raving about these cigars. The LAST thing I want is the price to go up!! all seriousness, these are great cigars. Can't agree more with the majority of reviews. I too would occasionally spring for an expensive pack of Backwoods. Wanted something to smoke while working in the yard, or on the way home from work. And I wanted it to be something that wouldn't break the bank or break my spirit if I had to chuck it. These fill the bill perfectly for my 15 minute ride home from work. Great flavor, great draw...I'm hooked. Have given several away to friends to try. They are, and will remain, a staple in my humidor. This may be the one time that you actually DON'T get what you pay for...I think you get alot more!!!
Not what I was expecting, but they're growing on me. I was hoping to get a cheap Backwoods replacement. Instead I got a stonger, more tobacco flavored smoke. The sweet comes from dipping and not from the tobacco blend. Bandidos are not mild and after the sweet tip flavor goes away, they're not sweet. So don't expect mild and don't expect sweet, but rather a quick, medium strength, real tobacco flavored cigar for a CI price that's next to nothing. Will I buy more? You bet!
These little cigars are great. Easy light, great draw, tons of smoke for the size, great burn, and nice flavor. What's not to like? As long as you keep them in stock and sell them at 50 cents each in bulk I will keep buying them and they will continue to be my daily smoke. Don't let the price fool you, these are no joke. These are real cigars that just happen to be small. I'd love to see a larger size developed and sold for 75 cents to a dollar each.
I ordered a bale of the Bandidos a little over a month ago. And, at first, I did not think I was going to care for them. But, either my tastes have changed or it was time in the humidor that has made this cigar a real winner in my book. I sort of compare it to the Rex Britannia, in terms of taste and aroma/bouquet. Although, the Bandido is a bit bolder in strength and a little more pungent in aroma/bouquet and is less sweet in the tip. It is a great short smoke that you can enjoy several times a day without breaking the bank. I love my Gurkhas, Man O Wars, H. Upmanns, Macanudos, Diesels, RP's etc etc. But, I can't always take the time and/or invest all the money to smoke them constantly throughout the day. Thus, this little Bandido, fills the bill for me.
I must say... I like these Bandidos better than my $10 sticks. These are not a replacement for Backwoods at all. These are full blown bite size quality cigars. Taste and smell heavenly, the best I have smelled so far. The cap has a hint of sweetness, just a hint. Construction is above average. Nice round cigars, with a tight flat cut cap and a semi loose bushy foot. Draw is just right. For those complaining that the draw is tight, let it sit out for 30 minutes before you smoke it. Tobacco swells when it is moist, and chokes off the draw. They do come quite humidified, but that is a good thing. Burn is slow, burn time is between 20-30 minutes. Use a long slow sippy draw to get the full enjoyment out of these little pleasure sticks. Surprisingly these do pack a nicotine mini punch, so don't smoke them on empty, unless you like it. I was skeptical at first, but Im glad I ordered them. Im getting 120 more. Awesome little smokes for a very good price. Backwoods are crap compared to these. If you bought these and you don't like them, send them over to me, I'll pay for shipping. ; )
These Bandidos are a great cigar for a quick 20 minute, cheap smoke. The sweetened tip is nice and not overwhelming. The flavor is surprisingly good for being inexpensive. I purchased 60 to try and just received a second order for 120. You do not need to worry about wasting one of these cigars if you light it then get busy with something else, as if you only smoke 1/2 then pitch it, you're out less than $0.35--score. These cigars are also perfect to give your rookie cigar smoking friends who are unable to handle a robusto sized cigar; you can give them one of these and you're out less than $0.65 after shipping if they waste the whole thing.
I quite adore these little cigars. They are tasty and burn rather nicely. I've purchased many little 'knock around' smokes, but these definitely take the cake. And for the price and customer service you get at CI, these are simply a great buy.
I'm always in the market for inexpensive cigarillos, and these Bandidos pretty much hit the spot. The draw isn't as smooth as I'd like, but the flavor's hearty enough to make a tasty smoke, and I really dig the look. You almost feel like these belong in a Clint Eastwood western with that rugged, gnarly stick. Good value for the money when I'm up for a quick smoke.
What a great little smoke! I did expect it to be a little sweeter, but it is still a good smoke. I'm liking these better than my regular cigars. These are perfect for my half hour drive home.
The description is accurate when it comes to being tasty. These frightful looking little suckers are just that. But they fall short of the "oh so gentle draw" ... I was able to resurrect it by crushing a hard spot between my thumb and index finger - not usually advisable, but I would've had to throw it away otherwise. They leave a very pleasant taste on the palate that lingers for quite a while. Overall, for the price, they're not a bad deal. I'm hoping that the rest of the 120 get better with age in my humi.
Once I received these little guys I smoked them right away...right out of the bundle. And so I knew after a week in the humidor they would be great. I use these cigars for whenever a regular one is out of the question. And I love the sweetness at the beginning. Thanks CI!!!
A more robust and longer "short smoke" than a Backwoods and a better value to boot! Love 'em!
This was my first time purchasing this cigar. I was looking for a good short smoking cigar and I definitely found what I wanted.
I usually smoke Backwoods, but I recently purchased Bandidos for the first time and I must say they are much better in quality and taste!
A tasty little smoke (Bandidos). Kind of like the Hershey's Kiss of cigars.
I had one of these (Bandidos) tonight and i really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why they call them mild, but in my opinion i thought it was pretty full bodied. A great smoke that last's about a half hour with a welcoming sweet taste:)
These little guys (Bandidos) are a perfect "short smoke." They're especially good for winter, when you want to duck outside for a quick cigar. Even the rough look is appealing. I'll always keep a bale or two on hand.
A guy at work gave me one (Bandidos) and I loved it. I'm on here now to order some. Sweet taste with a mild after.
These sticks are probably some of the tastiest (Bandidos) cheap-o's i've ever had. I grabbed two sacks of them and i puff on them all day every day so they're going fast. I will definitley buy more of these. smooth, mild and the perfect touch of sweetness.
Around here we have "Backwoods 'Wild n Mild Cigars'". they come in flavors, "Mild and Natural; Sweet and Aromatic; ect." I prefer the sweet and aromatic. These are better and I'll tell you why' (Bandidos) 1: Just as long and a little bigger ring guage. 2: Smoother, Tastier. 3: About 35 cents a piece cheaper. Much Much Better!
This is one heck of an ugly duckling (Bandidos)! But as soon as you take your first puff, you realize it tastes just as good as it is unattractive! Nice, quick, sweet, with a ton of billowy smoke. This is really a big, expensive cigar in a small, ugly, inexpensive package.
The best tasting cigar (Bandidos) for the price. Mild tasting but strong.