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“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.”
“The best tasting cigar (Bandidos) for the price. Mild tasting but strong.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!
“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!!!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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:)”
“This was my first time purchasing this cigar. I was looking for a good short smoking cigar and I definitely found what I wanted.”
“A more robust and longer "short smoke" than a Backwoods and a better value to boot! Love 'em!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. ; )”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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 really wish people would stop raving about these cigars. The LAST thing I want is the price to go up!!...in 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!!!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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 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...”
“I bought the Bandidos after seeing them on CI. Worth every penny, they are a fun smoke and very tasty!”
“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 love these little cigars and the price is great. thanks”