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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to La Gloria

A full-flavored knock-off that stacks up well.

Pennies compared to the continuously rising prices of their full-flavored Dominican counterpart, but eerily similar in flavor and quality. Expect solid construction and a full-bodied, complex taste that’s highly enjoyable and highly affordable. This Cuban sandwich style blend is the easiest way to keep your humidor chockfull of awesome handmades.

La Gloria Cubana is a registered trademark of General Cigar Corporation.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $138.00
save $97.0070% off
$41.00
Corona (6.5"x42)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $118.00
save $79.0067% off
$39.00   Notify
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20 In Stock $165.00
save $116.0070% off
$49.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $116.00
save $77.0066% off
$39.00
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $158.00
save $117.0074% off
$41.00   Notify
Overall Rating 3.88 out of 5 Based on 124 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock-Offs - Compare to La Gloria”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
53
4 out of 5
4 Star
28
3 out of 5
3 Star
25
2 out of 5
2 Star
11
1 out of 5
1 Star
7
Showing 1-50 of 139 Reviews
5 out of 5
Tasty!
Very good everyday cigar. No issues, burn or otherwise! Will buy again!
5 out of 5
A nice 'gar
Not into all those fancy terms like earthy tones, mellow ginger taste, subtle Burgandy, tempting Italian roast coffee beans and all that other stuff. These 'gars just have a good'ol tobaccer taste--to me, just right with a bit above medium smoke. Already ordered 2 more.
5 out of 5
Fantastic!
Excellent smoke! A very good substitute for the real thing.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke for the money!
I will definitely buy these again, everyone burned even and had nice flavors throughout the smoke!
4 out of 5
Smoke
Great draw and even burn; just more medium than full body. Great choice for daily stogie.
4 out of 5
KNOCK OFF a cheap version that smokes well.
Good smoke, burned quite well, smooth and tasty. Looking forward to ordering my next bundle. almost as good as factory 2nds or throw-outs.
5 out of 5
Knockoffs
Better than the original
4 out of 5
GOOD CIGAR!
These are a good everyday cigar. Easy draw, thick smoke. Not a overwhelming tasty cigar, but not bad at all.
3 out of 5
The order was shipped and
The order was shipped and received in an appropriate amount of time. the cigars themselves were average. However, being that they are knock off's and so reasonably priced I can't complain. I would order them again, just wish they were available in larger ring gauges.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
I got the CI knock offs Medium to full and they are great I will definitely buy more of them
2 out of 5
Loose draw, smokes fast and hot. Not very good.
Not very good. Loose draw, smokes fast and hot. Not terrible, but not a very good cigar. I'll stick to the 2nds and over-runs for my cheap cigars next time.
4 out of 5
Eh, not so much
OK, it's a knock-off and priced as such so the expectations shouldn't be too high, even with all the hype printed in catalog and website. To be honest the smoke/taste is fine. A nice change from the $$$ smokes without being harsh. The issue is how they were made. First, they were soft. They crushed as you held them and were mushy. Second, bits of tobacco would find its way into your mouth as you puffed on them. Don't recall them be listed as sandwiched or using chopped tobacco but there they were with every puff. So, as they say you get what you pay for.
4 out of 5
They don't burn as long
They don't burn as long
5 out of 5
Thumbs up, for Knock Offs..
Well blended, close to originals, yet nicely priced. I have been purchasing Knock-Offs for several years, and I have not been disappointed yet. Affordable, tasty, good smokes. Paul D.
5 out of 5
Love these
Good flavor. Good burn. Great price.
1 out of 5
Not close
Got a mouth full of short filler and hot burning. Not even close to Lagloria
4 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised
Well built , strong , and smooth and cheap . New go to
4 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs
Great everyday cigar! Beats most of the cheapies hands down.
5 out of 5
So si
Not bad for price but not something I'd recommend
5 out of 5
Great Service
I buy frequently from CI Great inventory and priced
5 out of 5
Unbelievably close to the original.
I've been a big fan of La Cloria's for years now. If you had your eyes closes, or someone had simply told you they removed the band from on original, you would NOT know the difference.
3 out of 5
A good every day smoke for the price
I have a new afternoon ritual of walking two miles to improve my health, and I've taken to smoking a cigar as a motivator. I got tired of spending a fair fraction of a sawbuck on each walk, so I decided to try the CI Knockoff of La Gloria Cubana. I smoked my first one this afternoon, and had a great time. Make no mistake, La Glorias these aren't; they aren't nearly as strong, complex or flavorful. But the construction and burn were very good; it light well and produced lots of thick smoke and well over an inch and a half of white ash before the first ash drop. And while the cigar lacked complexity, it was very smooth; an overall better smoke than I expected. This was just what I was looking for in an every day smoke. I will likely buy more. Two minor quibbles. First, I'd put the strength of this cigar at medium rather than the full stated in the description (although that's a matter of judgement). Second, I missed having a band; it was decent smoke, nothing for CI to be ashamed of, and it would be easy for CI to put a CI brand on a band to give the stick just a little more class.
4 out of 5
La Gloria knock offs
A good everyday smoke. Good flavor and burned well. I'll most likely re-order, maybe try some of the others as well.
2 out of 5
No Match
These sticks are okay but nowhere near the touted match for La Gloria Cubana.
4 out of 5
Not so bad - decent smoke for price
Not a bad choice for a decent smoke at a fair price - better than most of the other knock-offs I've tried. Bundle I had was well constructed, not loose, and not constricted. I'll buy another bundle or two and see if they are consistent. Sure miss the EP Carrillo 2nds for a everyday smoke though!
2 out of 5
Not near the cigar as the la gloria
For the price it is a decent cigar, but in my opinion it does not compare to the la gloria, I'm disappointed but will still smoke as a daily smoke.
4 out of 5
Excellent for the price point
They are quite tasty, and I have had 0 issues with burn in the several boxes I've smoked thus far
4 out of 5
Good value
These knock offs are smooth with a medium to full body taste and they are good to the end.
4 out of 5
wort the price
I have never had a la gloria that being said I enjoyed these cigars good smoke very few problems I would buy again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
3 out of 5
Just OK
They were inexpensive, but quality just ok. I like this if I desire a smoke while being active (like mowing the yard) and not totally focused on the cigar.
2 out of 5
Not for me.
Got the torpedo. Construction was soft. Burn was ok. I smoked 2 so far. Did not finish either one. Taste went foul about halfway through. Maybe with some humi time they might get better ? Did not enjoy. Would not buy again. 2 stars just to be polite to CI.
5 out of 5
The service was great.
The service was great.
5 out of 5
PJ
Good cirgar for the price.
3 out of 5
Not too bad......
These were good but not great. It's definitely comparable to La Gloria serie R but had some inconsistencies in the draw. If you like a heavy spicy smoke this is the one for you. Goes great with single malt whiskey
5 out of 5
A knockoff as good as the original...
Surprisingly good smoke. I'd recommend these in a heartbeat. Enough said, just try them. You won't be disappointed.
3 out of 5
CI Knockoffs
Not a bad every day smoke for the price...
5 out of 5
Knock-offs La Gloria
These cigars are very well made. The way i smoke cigars is, i look for something affordable but not machine made. something that stays lit while sat down for a few moments either when im cooking or when im busy working on a project. I also like being able to come back to it later on in the day while its been left out on an ash tray. These things stay lit, taste great and burn very evenly. I use a punch cutter and didnt have any break or cracks on the cap when using the punch as iv had with some other cigars. Im a marine vet that smoked, im not a very seasoned cigar smoker since i kicked cigarettes but i wouldnt recommend this cigar to start the day with as they are quite strong especially on an empty stomach. But they are very well constructed and can handle being taken out for a drive and enjoyed during a busy day with out breaking apart or unrolling. They have a very nice taste and smell.
5 out of 5
Knock offs
Very good smokes especially for the price
5 out of 5
CI Knock -Offs-Compare to La Gloria Robusto
Very nice smoke, great knock off,good draw, great flavor very smooth, full but not harsh. Not 100% the same as the real thing but well worth every penny. Would recommend to a friend.
5 out of 5
Reasonable Quality for the Price
I went to my local store & got a La Gloria Robusto to smoke to really compare. The CI Knockoff smoked a little hotter and a little harsher, but not appreciably. For the price you can't beat it.
3 out of 5
CI Knockoffs
Generally a good smoke if you are not an aficionado. The odd ones are rolled too tight to get a proper draw. But I like these and the ones comparable to Cohibas.
5 out of 5
knock off just right
bought these for the first time to try them out, and compare them-for being knock offs its an great cigar, and the prize is affordable if you find the Gloria cigars out of budget
4 out of 5
Worth it
Good smoke for the price. Well constructed and haven't had any draw problems. Not a lot of flavor to them, but acceptable for the price.
4 out of 5
Decent cigar for Knock Offs
Decent cigar for Knock Offs
3 out of 5
Compare
Compared to La Gloria P.U. Compared to other budget bundles A.O.K.
5 out of 5
So good
My palate can't tell the difference between wonderful cigars with a 5 stars brand on it or with out it. Quality is quality and CI Knock-offs make that point
3 out of 5
Close but no cigar
The ci knock offs had good flavor but lack the smoothness of the original la Gloria's. It was not mentioned which la Gloria the knock of was suppose to resemble.
4 out of 5
frank
great deal great smoke1 st time that i bought knockoffs in would recomend to anybody
4 out of 5
Better as a stand alone.
Not bad, nothing like the La Gloria Gigantes, but a good stand alone.
5 out of 5
intermittant full flavor....strength varies
intermittant full flavor....strength varies
4 out of 5
almost as good as the original but for so much less
almost as good as the original but for so much less. I will be a repeat buyer of this cigar. Nice even burn, med to full, long ashes and a pleasant smoke from beginning to end.
5 out of 5
Great smoke, but be gentle.
Great smoke, especially for the price, but the wrapper is very fragile. Burns evenly, and doesn't require superman lungs for the draw, but again the wrapper if thin, so you have to handle them carefully.
2 out of 5
Its a baaaargin
Ehhh....you get what you pay for. Good to chew on and light a few times. A stick you don't mind throwing out half way through. Great for fishing and golf...or for that pesky friend who always wants a stick.
3 out of 5
Close, but lack the "spice"
Overall the smokes were quite good. They burned well, generated a good volume of smoke, and weren't packed so tight that you sucked your brains out. They did lack a little of the spicey flavor of La Glorias.
3 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs vs La Gloria Churchill
CI Knock-off was a decent cigar but not close to a La Gloria. Happy with the price.
3 out of 5
Small
These were a lot smaller than I expected, but still had a nice taste.
2 out of 5
La Gloria torpedo- CI Knock Off
Cigars were like a rock needed to store in my humor door to bring them back to life. Good cigar after that but a step that shouldn't have been required.
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
It's a very tasty smoke. It last about an hour. So far the ones I have smoked burns even. Nice nutty flavor. I would purchase them again. Thanks Cigars international.
3 out of 5
ok....
some burned good and others did not. taste was mediocre. Not bold enough for my tastes.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Great smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Great smokes
5 out of 5
Fast shipping
Fast shipping
5 out of 5
Give this a try...
Excellent cigar! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed trust me on this.
5 out of 5
Hidden Treasure
Not all finds in today's world are of any value, but CI Knock-Offs are definitely one of the exceptions. These jewels combine deep flavor and craftsmanship inside each rapper. For the buck, they just can't be beat.
1 out of 5
Poor draw and not rolled
Poor draw and not rolled well.
3 out of 5
Knock offs
The smoked well, the burn was even and easy- but a far cry from an authentic Gloria ... A good fill in when you don't have time to savor the real thing
5 out of 5
la gloria knock offs
i think the knock-offs r almost as good as the reg, ones thanks for offering them to us at a great price!!!
4 out of 5
All-Around Great Value
As a big La Gloria fan I bought these CI knock offs to give them a try as a "golf course" smoke. Turns out they're far better than that & make for a great anytime cigar. If you're not into label snobbery, they'll do just fine at the local club or social setting. Well-constructed with a medium body, they light well, draw evenly & hold their ash. Flavor is on par with any mid-priced "labeled" cigar. I'll be back for a lot more of these which is an endorsement all by itself!
5 out of 5
Knock Off's
Always good these did not disappoint:-)
5 out of 5
Knockoffs
I had some trouble with them cracking but other than that I would definitely purchase again
5 out of 5
CI.La Gloria Torpedo knock offs
Very good smoke at reasonable price
2 out of 5
Not worth much
Poorly made. They smoke much harsher than I expected. Forgettable.
5 out of 5
Superb Cigars
Superb Cigars
1 out of 5
Loose rolled and not much
Loose rolled and not much flavor
5 out of 5
Home Run
Now these were a hit with me and friends. Tasted great , smoked great and I can't recall a bad one in the bundle. Good job on this one.
1 out of 5
Did not care for these
Did not care for these at all
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Full bodied, just as advertised. Great on the golf course.
3 out of 5
So so
Close but no cigar, a bit of a harsh finish. Not as smooth as a Gloria. But not a bad daily smoke.
4 out of 5
Good knockoff at an affordable
Good knockoff at an affordable price
5 out of 5
Its a nice smoke
This is a nice cigar to enjoy with a cold beer sitting by the fire pit in the back yard.
4 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Good cigars for the price
5 out of 5
It's a knockout from the knock-off
Was at the golf course teeing off. Had one of these babies burning good and I guess the wind hit just right and sent the aroma sailing to the group behind me. Before I took one step the questions came does it taste as good as it smells, how much did it cost and so on. Great smoke!!!
3 out of 5
Good, but not a La Gloria
A really good cigar, at this price point. It isn't a La Gloria, but it is half (or less) the price and really tasty. Good even burn.
5 out of 5
Very nice and smotth
Very nice and smotth
5 out of 5
CI Knock Off
Great cigar when you just want to kick back and relax. I have not had any that were hard draw, chunky or stems. Taste was excellent. Well constructed. Price was another plus. Mike Morel
5 out of 5
As always - Great taste at a great value
Repeat buyer who throughly enjoys the experience of a great cigar. Smoked some in Vegas recently - shared some with strangers who commented on the aroma in passing. Thanks for making this blend.
3 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
Good
Good
2 out of 5
Unimpressed
Poorly constructed
5 out of 5
Scott
This is one of my best daily cigars, burns slow and even down to the last inch.
3 out of 5
Fair cigar
Fair tasty cigar. Burn is so-so but ok for the $
4 out of 5
Great Value and Taste
A well made cigar the hits all the right notes. The price can't be beat. Overall it compares to a $7-$9 cigar. Good job CI.
5 out of 5
Very Happy
My order was on-time! I was very happy with my order.
5 out of 5
Poorly made
Would love to tell ya how they taste....if I could only get one to either stay lit or burn on more than one side.
5 out of 5
Good Smokes
Good smokes, Great value. Will purchase again
1 out of 5
Not La Gloria
Nothing can replace Dominican Republic tobacco
3 out of 5
They are good value, will
They are good value, will repurchase
3 out of 5
Ok for everyday smoke
The flavor was very close to the La Gloria's. Still has the very full taste. The construction however, I did not like. Too soft in spots and around the tip. I would buy these again for the for myself, but would not give to my friends.
4 out of 5
Not a bad smoke
Enjoy these as an everyday smoke and not have to worry about it breaking the bank.
3 out of 5
Get what you pay for
Nice cigar but it's not a La Gloria. They are loosely wrapped
5 out of 5
great
Great counterfeit a go to daily or any occasion
2 out of 5
Not La Gloria
A decent cheap smoke but definitely NOT a La Gloria of any type. A fair ash but you must start with a good foot. Use an even draw with no cross wind for a long leg. This is a one knuckle nub.
3 out of 5
Sunshine
The knock-off's were loosely rolled and burned to quickly however the flavor was satisfactory.
4 out of 5
smoker
good smoke, would buy again
5 out of 5
Knock offs are very good
Knock offs are very good
2 out of 5
CI Kniock offs.
A little disappointed - will probably not reorder these cigars.
4 out of 5
Great for the price
Overall I'd say 4/5. Comparing it to its knockoff namesake I'd say 3/5, but it hits a sold 5/5 for cost. I've been looking for a lower-cost go-to and these have been great for that. If you're expecting a super high quality stick at this price you'll be disappointed, but if you're hoping to score something smoke-able without breaking the bank you'll be satisfied. I like these for a low-commitment smoke. I also don't mind handing them out to the "cigar smoker" I know is only going to get about halfway through before tossing it.
5 out of 5
Great for the price!
For the money, these are excellent cigars. I was hesitant about buying these, but after getting them and smoking a few, I am no longer hesitant and I'll be buying more soon!
2 out of 5
Not like La Gloria Cubana.
Well, I compared these to La Gloria and they're nothing like any La Gloria stick I ever smoked. These aren't full flavored, maybe medium at best. Well constructed, at least, but they fall short of comparing to a premium blend.
5 out of 5
La Gloria Torpedo
Very good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Gloria great alternatives.
I purchased the Churchill size and am very satisfied. Easy draw, with a mild taste and bellows of white smoke. Lasts 30 min or more. CI has done it again with a very close clone to the real thing. Keep it up, so I can continue to save money on very good smokes.
4 out of 5
Quality at a Value Price
Nice quality cigar at a price that makes it possible to smoke a few per day. In a bundle of 20 you might get 3 that are a little harder to draw and every now and then you will get bits of tobacco in your mouth but for the most part I enjoy smoking these cigars.
3 out of 5
Considering the price, there is
Considering the price, there is not that much difference.
5 out of 5
CI Knock Offs
I find these highly comparable to the La Gloria torpedo cigar. Very strong flavor and quality. I was not disappointed.
3 out of 5
ci knock-offs
good flavor get a lot scrap in the cut end
1 out of 5
Don't waste your money!!!
Tried a couple of bundles, very poor construction, would not stay lite. Will not purchases again. Oh and they taste nothing like a La Gloria!!!
5 out of 5
Love the cigars
I love the Knockoffs, it is all I will buy
1 out of 5
Great taste slow even burn
Great taste slow even burn loved em.
3 out of 5
Taste close to the real thing.
Tasty, nice aroma, tastes like a La Gloria but very loosely rolled and burned too quickly. Good outdoor/chore smoke.
4 out of 5
Good smooth smoke
Medium strength, good flavor, good even burn. I will purchase these again, and let them sit in my humidor for a couple of weeks to improve and blend flavors. Worth buying.
4 out of 5
As fine as promised.
I was very pleased they delivered the bold taste and smooth draw promised.
3 out of 5
Not wrap as tight as the original
not that bad of a smoke for the price you pay
5 out of 5
Co knock off la gloria
just an ok cigar
Customer Testimonials
Received a bundle of the Corona size today, and lit one up. Nice even burn, and great flavor; I would order this cigar again.
All in all not a bad cigar, if your looking for a cheep daily stick. Not a La Gloria by a long shot. They are very spongy and real loose construction. I got the Corona 6.5x42 and I am just going to tuck them a way for awhile and see if they come around.
Good smoke for the money...burn and draw are good...mild in flavor. Construction is good altho a little loose. It is better to punch these rather than snip. A good daily cigar.
Tried MANY & filtered'em all down to these puppies--> LaGloria knock offs. Great 'gar for taste, aroma, smokability, hang-time, $ and value on 7x50 Churches. Thx CI. steve, UP North.
Always great delivery, from PA to HI in three days and no premiums added like another on-line cigar company. Couldn't find much comparison in taste to La Gloria, reminds me more of Excaliber especially since the wrapper has a greenish hue rather than Gloria's reddish tone. Still a decent smoke for the price.
Great smoke with good flavor, medium strenght and long finish! Let these rest for a week at least to avoid any disapointment. Definitely going to re order... good job on these CI.
For the price I have never found a better or more consistent smoke. The Churchill and Lonsdales fill my humidor. Period!
Good cigar. Mild flavor however. Burn was good. Wrapper held together fine. Color nice. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice size mild smoke.
I have a love/hate relationship with these cigars. I love the flavor, the pepper, the spice, but I hate the inconsistency in how it's made. It has a nice amount of smoke, but then it will burn inconsistently. It has been my daily smoke for a while.
Received the bundle in the mail yesterday and could not resist it. I was very happy with this one. Tons of delicious smoke, nice construction and a nice even draw. With time in the humi this might be quite a gem. When you add in the price this is just a great deal (or steal). I think I've found my everyday smoke. Thanks CI
Got them in today and couldn't wait till they rested in the humidor so I lit one and was pleasantly surprised. Great smoke. Lots of flavor, even burn and smooth draw. I'll have these in my humidor from now on.
I like them a lot, they taste really spicy. I have had a few burn unevenly but hey they still taste amazing. I will but them again and don't feel bad sharing them with a friend.
These are my new favorite everyday smoke. Great flavor all the way through. Think I'm gonna be buying these in bulk...
Maybe the wrapper but other than that, i don't see the La Gloria connection, however these cigars can stand on their own. Coffee, coco, wood, earth, leather.... just a plethora of interesting flavors. Good even burn right down to the nub. At a price point that enables me to add these to my everyday choices. Once again, the C.I. "Twilight Zone" of internet prices, does it again". Kudos guys, Later.
These are quality cigars, full of flavor. I will buy them again.
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