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I've found over the years that companies that sell the "It's a Boy! / It's a Girl" banded cigars, will go the extra mile. I've always attributed this to the premise that new cigar smokers are likely to smoke one of these and the company gets a one shot opportunity to bring the uninitiated into the fold. After all....if they're turds you won't find the virgin cigar smoker going back. On the other hand, provide a good mellow smoke and you may end up with further sales. These follow that thinking and will not disappoint. Leave these in a the humidor for at least two weeks and you'll find these to be a fine mild cigar that's easily worth their 2.50 asking price. Well suited to the long time smoker that appreciates a mild cigar with good tobacco flavor, these always burn perfectly right down to the nub with complexity building throughout. Attention to detail is obvious on inspection and never a soft spot or erratic burn. Just a really nice smoke! Always great in the morning with a good cup of Java.
I am very new to smoking "real" cigars, we used to pick some cheap sticks up for camping trips etc. I found these when we were expecting our first and I really wanted to hand them out and celebrate my sons birth with friends. I was very happy with the mellow taste and burn but they seemed a little dry when they arrived and since I didn't have a humidor yet I tried the wet cloth in the bag trick to re-humidify them and they were definitely better. I would reccomend them for someone new but you should get them in a humidor like any stick right away. If you like me and just starting out and grab theseand may have them for a bit get your self a humidor because you will be hooked and want to try more!
Came in perfect condition. Taste was OK, mild to med.
The cigar did not develop any more flavor from start to finish, so it felt a bit dull. As a present to non cigar smokers, nobody complained! I would recommend it and buy again, because for the occasion it's meant for, it was great! Thanks CI.