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Fonseca Arana

Great blend, better price.

Just don't forget my birthday. Because that's the least you could do after I bring you a deal this impressive. A full-flavored, high-quality handmade from the legendary Fonseca brand. One that's loaded with flavor and starting at less than a buck-fitty apiece with generous sizes to choose from. More than just an “atta boy” should be coming my way, my friend!.

Fonseca Arana is a true beauty from head to toe. Blended by cigar-legend Manuel Quesada, the man behind the 93-rated Casa Magna, Arana employs a dark and toothy Habano wrapper, a spicy Criollo '98 binder, and a bold blend of Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers aged to perfection. The result is a full-flavored, medium-bodied smoke. Each savory cigar is smooth, rich, and extremely well-made. Notes of pepper, earth, and cedar complement a hearty tobacco core, creating an eventful and highly enjoyable experience from first light right on down to the finger-burning nub. Fonseca Arana, legit on so many levels and a steal at my paltry asking price.

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Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $120.00
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Overall Rating 3.89 out of 5 Based on 37 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Fonseca Arana”

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5 out of 5
For real???
If there is a better cigar for the price out there I wanna smoke it. These things defy logic at this price.
2 out of 5
Poor smoke
Flavor bad from beginning to end
5 out of 5
Fonseca Arana Toro
They were very good.
4 out of 5
nice smoke
i just thought they burned up a little fast
4 out of 5
Good smoke for little money
Nice even burn. Smooth draw. Good every day cigar. Well worth the money.
4 out of 5
Pleasently supprised
Usually a mild cigar smoker found the toros to be a fine day at the pool partner. A good buy.
3 out of 5
Not a great cigar
Found the cigar harsh and not a good smoke. Hoping some time in the humidor mellows them out.
3 out of 5
Good draw but rather dry.
Great price, easy draw . I prefer more flavor and personality in a cigar.
5 out of 5
Not impressed. Good value for the number of sticks...I gave most of them away.
Will not order again....
5 out of 5
I really liked this cigar. Great buy and free shipping. Very smooth to the end.
1 out of 5
Cigar special, not worth a nickel
Without a doubt the worst smoke I can remember. After a couple of puffs, the rest went into garbage can
2 out of 5
Fonseca Arana Toro
For me I did not like these cigars they burned too hot for my liking.
3 out of 5
Fonseca smokes
Burns fine but bit mild for my tastes. This is a great price so perfect for my golfing buddies that keep asking for freebies!🤐
5 out of 5
Nice smoke, smooth and full
Nice smoke, smooth and full of flavor
5 out of 5
Great Choice
Had my doubts about this cigar largely because the price was so low. When I had my first one I was hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar. Whenever I try new cigars one of my rating criteria is: will I buy these again. With regard to this, I most definitely will buy more of these.
5 out of 5
It’s as good as any Hi end cigar!
This cigar is so smooth and just the right blend. It’s vwry balanced with a consistent even burn. I’m blown away at how tasty it really is!!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I just love to light up one on the commute home.
3 out of 5
good smoke on fonsecas
Good smoke, bit of inconsistent burn. Great value for the priced deal
2 out of 5
Redefining mild
Far too mild. Barely a noticeable smoke. Not the Fonseca I remembered.
5 out of 5
Good cigiar
Very good cigar at a good price
4 out of 5
Wine and cigars
This is a great smoke and the price was right. Much like wine, price isn't always an indicator of taste!
2 out of 5
label envy
I thought the selection would present a reasonable smoke based on its lineage. However, I found these to be very average in taste and smokeability. They burned "hot" and were not very pleasant to consume.
5 out of 5
Good cigar, I like it,
And think you would too. Quite tasty, even burn. Consistently good smoke.
5 out of 5
Good buy
Good cigar for money
3 out of 5
It's ok
You are going to get what you pay for, nothing more. A backyard cigar that finishes a little rough. I'll probably try something else before I buy it again.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
The Fonseca Arana Toro is my first cigar of the day. Love this cigar.
3 out of 5
It’s ok cigars taste bitter it has mold when it got to me don’t know if that change the taste
5 out of 5
Fonseca has been one of my favorite brands for years and these have been vary good.
3 out of 5
Fonseca Arana Toro
Reliable cigar, a little coarse at first but burns nicely and develops into a nice smoke
5 out of 5
Great value, yet tasty
Great value, yet tasty
5 out of 5
Great go to stick
Great smoke for a great price.
1 out of 5
Don't Waste your money
There was no draw, the cigar kept going out and I was very disappointed in the product. I tried a few and the results were all the same. I sent the remainder back.
5 out of 5
Fonseca Arana Toro
Good Cigar !!! However, it's a little more than mild-medium.
5 out of 5
I have not had any
I have not had any Fonseca cigars that I have not enjoyed. Great value.
4 out of 5
Very good for the price!
A smoke for the golf course and front porch. Good draw. Flavorful and consistent. I always keep some in my humidor.
4 out of 5
I'd nominate Fonseca!
Early polling shows increasing popularity; all positions of taste, draw and strength are favorable; could trump all candidates if these trends continue. And, as we know, that would be big, tremendous, unbeatable and beautiful. But, I'm not sure I can say that . . .
4 out of 5
Fonseca Arana Toro
A satisfying med to full flavor cigar. Rich and smooth to the end. Has a mellow rich flavor better than some of the more expensive brands.
Customer Testimonials
I ordered these accidentally thinking I was reordering the larger version and I am glad I did. The larger cigars are good, but these have a better taste intensity! The burn is great draw is great and the taste gets better past the halfway mark all the way to the nub. Originally I was just hoping for a decent "yard gar" I could have everyday without breaking the bank and these Arana series have a lot more than I expected. I prefer earthy, spicy, woodsy, sweet flavors to leather or coffee or chocolate, so these are a delightful cigar to my tastes. Construction is great too. I have yet to find a problem with them. Highly recommend if you like an affordable mild to medium cigar with solid flavor from start to finish.
Nice cigar for the price. I'd describe this as a medium-mild cigar. Well made, easy draw. Good value for the price.
I just got these Fonseca Arana Robustos this morning and decided to give one a try a few hours later. First, this is a nice looking, well constructed smoke, and a pretty hefty one too with a 52 ring gauge. The first few puffs weren't anything special but after close to one inch things began to build. The aroma itself is worth lighting one up. It reminded me of the aroma from a Cohiba Red Dot when it's smoldering and also a mild cigar called Cu-Avana. The taste to me was a little woody with a slight hint of leather and some creaminess, but mostly in the first inch on the creamy part. As I got toward the middle I began to get strong hints of toasted cinnamon that I read about from other reviewers, but it faded after about 10 more minutes of smoking. In all I was impressed, especially with it having just arrived and no time in my humidor. Now I may smoke one more in a few days and then let the remainder rest for at least two months. I would like to add another thing too. If you're a newer smoker who smokes only mild cigars and you've been wanting to test the waters with a medium smoke then the Fonseca Arana would be an excellent choice. It's smooth, aromatic, and tasty. Unless you just have a super weak stomach you won't even miss a beat. Habano wrappers are one of my favorites, and when I saw it on a medium Fonseca cigar I had to try it. If I had the power to change one thing about this smoke I would want the hints of cinnamon to stay around longer. This may leapfrog my other favorite medium smoke, the Flor de Oliva original, which is also a good budget cigar. Both are good though. An apple and oranges thing I guess. I hope Fonseca keeps making these for CI.
Earth and pepper taste. A best buy cigar. Tastes like Oktoberfest, but cheaper.
Medium-Full bodied pepper, cream, leather; an excellent cigar. :)
Wow! A great tasting cigar from beginning to end. It has a wonderful taste and aroma. Enjoyable to the burnt fingertips.
UPDATE: After letting half a bundle of the Coronas age for a year, I'm happy to report that they've morphed into something I've never had before: a smooth, mild, light-bodied cigar wrapped in a dark Nicaraguan Habano leaf. Since the money you would be laying out on these is pretty much rock-bottom —the most expensive is the 6.00 x 60 Gordo, and they're still only $2.50 a stick— you might as well go ahead and put in the time, if you have the storage space. They're worth it if you like mild fare, but want to experience a bit of a departure from the usual Connecticut Shade experience.
As a traditionally mild Dominican brand branching out into medium-strength Habano territory, Fonseca Araña makes a pretty good case for itself, an exceptionally good one when you factor in the price.... At 5" x 52, it delivers quite a high volume of dark earthiness topped off with the Habano's pungent notes of bitter cocoa. If you're looking to get blown away by a profoundly complex flavor, go next door and check out Fonseca's Cubano Limitado series. The Arañas are a bit more single-minded than that, but they're definitely worth trying. And, as they're Fonsecas, I naturally have zero complaints in the construction and burn departments. P.S. Give these some time, maybe 3 or 4 months. They smooth out beautifully with a little age.
I was fortunate enough to try the robusto when i ordered the Fonseca Anthology sampler and by far this was one of the best of the bunch. The draw was perfect, the burn was flawless and the flavor profile was pleasant with hints of cinnamon and wood that finishes slightly earthy yet very smooth. I then ordered a bundle of 20 Robustos, let them sit in the humi for about a month and lit one up. Couldn't be happier. You've got a great cigar and an even better price. You can't go wrong with these as they are one of the best bangs for you hard earned buck!
Been a total Krap.... Out of 20 cigars, maybe on a good side, 5 were ok. Pleasant smell and taste for those five, but as for the others. Be bettered for ear popping draws to actual impossible!
Quality of these cigars has seriously declined in the last 2 months. Burn hot, muddy flavor. Unacceptable and a great disappointment.
Fantastic Cigar at a fantastic price,I can not get enough .Just re ordered again. Tnx C I
Because of this Cigar I am now a Fonseca convert, there was a time I would not give this Brand a look because of a bad experience. This cigar has redeemed the Brand.
A recent clearance deal netted me two of the Fonseca Arana Robustos. I purchased a bundle & loved the Corona, but had long since smoked them all. One puff of the Robusto reminded me just how good this blend is. Factoring in price, Arana is my favorite Fonseca offering. I will now definitely pull the trigger on a bundle of the Robustos & gladly pony up the extra fiver to get the seven delicious blends that upgrade contains. If you like medium bodied, peppery, spicy vitolas that emit clouds of luxurious smoke & have firm grey ash that clings to the stogie like a pitbull, then Arana is for you. I know it's for me. Delicious!
The Fonseca Araña Robusto is a mild body cigar, not spicy at all with some creamy cedary flavors. It performed great and the price point is to die for. Connecticut fans should try it. It won't hurt.
Not bad for a bundled cigar...put in humi for at least a month. Come back, you have a good cigar for the price. Perfect for long days ice fishin, thanks CI..........
I have already gone through 1 bundle of the Torpedo's and just received another bundle of the Toro's a few days ago. I have been smoking quality cigars for over 20 years and let me tell you these are some great smokes especially at these prices. Beautifully made, great draw, lots of billowy smoke, smooth taste and a good mix of flavors. Makes for a great everyday smoke for the price. I could easily give these a rating of 89 to 90.
Packed too tight, plugged, whatever you want to call it, near impossible draw. Tossed half of them so far. Those few I could smoke, 4 so far, were nothing special. Woody and leathery with a so so burn. OK stick for the money, but figuring in the toss rate, price goes up to about $7 a stick. Not worth it.
Enjoying this smoke on a lovely September day walking along the east side of Manhattan. I am truly amazed at the high quality taste profile from such a reasonable priced stick! Definitely rosewoody-cedary taste with a hint of earthy flavor. There are some peppery notes, but contrary to the above reviews, the pepper taste is pleasant and very subtle. I can definitely recommend this piece of art as a wonderful walk or driving smoke and I will guarentee that you won't be embarrassed to hand this out as a give-a-way cigar to a friend. Even a seasoned smoker won't recognize this as a $1.50 cigar.
Was not impressed at first, but the more you smoke it the better it gets. I find it to be a mild cigar.
Wow! 20 lip smacking Fonseca Arana coronas & a nice assortment of Fonseca robustos, at a price that puts them in the bargain range. No complaints here. The Arana corona is a peppery little firecracker of a smoke. Medium/full bodied & overflowing with spices & nutty goodness that compliments the overall earthy flavors. Clouds of thick white smoke flow from this firm, heavy feeling corona. The ash is greyish/white & clings like glue to the sporty 5.5"X 44 chassis. The burn is long, smooth & eventful from start to finish. Truly a bundle cigar that looks, feels & smokes like a box cigar costing 2 or 3 times as much. The reddish hued, toothy, dark habano wrapper covers a luxurious Cuban seed, Dominican long filler blend bound with a spicy Cirollo '08 binder. Quickly becoming my favorite bundle cigar, the Fonseca Arana corona will thrill those who are looking for an everyday treat that doesn't cost an arm & a leg. Full flavored & full bodied freaks will love this spicy blend. There is a strong pepper component present, but it enhances the smoke, because it is not overpowering. I am already figuring out how I can order up a bundle of the Arana robustos & grab another 7 pack of the Fonseca robustos for a mere Lincoln more.
The previous reviewers are not blowing smoke up your skirt when they say that Fonseca Arana is a very good, inexpensive bundle cigar that smokes like a lot of box offerings that cost 3 or 4 times as much. I received a bundle of the coronas today & was impressed by the packaging, the terrific look of the dark brown wrapper, the construction, which looks more like a box offering than a bundle stogie, & last but certainly not least, the tremendous flavor profile. I cannot remember a Fonseca cigar that I have enjoyed more than the Arana. A step up in power from most Fonseca sticks, Arana emits gobs of smoke that is filled with medium bodied flavors like cinnamon & sweet tobacco. The greyish ash is firm & holds on like a pit-bull, until you roll it off. The smoke remains cool throughout & peppery spices compliment the cinnamon base. I cannot recall smoking a better tasting bundle vitola. When you factor in the price, further enhanced by the 7 cigar freebie that CI so generously added to my deal, it's another absolute "No-Brainer". I will be ordering more of these & cannot wait to try the J. Fuego Origen corona I spied in the freebie that came with this bundle purchase. That's the 17th highest rated cigar of 2012! Thanks again CI, for continually offering such high quality cigars at prices that will keep me coming back for more.
Got these for work and have been surprised with how good they are (being less than $2 each). Sadly, I've had to toss at least four while in mid smoke (damn you work), great buy for something simple.
My son picked up a bundle about 3 weeks ago and I amazed at how nice they were. The flavor is fantastic and I really enjoy them. A little spicy, peppery flavor that is so enjoyable I couldn't believe it, especially for the price. Like them so much that the following week we went back to CI and I picked up another bundle. I have been having one every night now and couldn't be happier. I would recommend at least trying them, taste and price are right and you have nothing to loose and everything you would want sit back and enjoy a nice relaxing night.
Just received my mazo of Fonseca Arana Gordo....Great cigar!! I got the special that included a lighter for a $1 more. Not a fan of the lighter, but for a $1 I can't complain too hard.
In a few words the 6 x 60 are amazing! At this price they are a fantastic. Thank you CI for this great Father's Day gift.
Fonseca Arana Torpedo...Not a big Fonseca fan, but I thought I would try a bundle at the special price. To my amazement, I was pleasantly surprised. The first one was very good along with the second and third. So I purchased four more bundles before the price went up. Just the right amount of spice, a very pleasant cigar. Quite a complex cigar with the intensity growing all the way to the band. The burn could be better but the flavor is worth the little bit of clean up necessary to keep this baby going nicely. After many years of experimenting, the Arana has become my go to cigar.
My son picked up a 20 pack of these for me last week when we stopped in CI. I thought, for the price, I wasn't going to like them but to my surprise I really enjoy them. Been having one every night now after work and I must say I like the flavor. We are planning on riding our bikes to CI Saturday and I sure hope they still have them in stock as I plan on pickup up 2 more 20 packs while there.
Just received a bundle today, lit one this evening and was quite impressed. I figure with a little humidor time, they will be even better. It draws nice, burned even, and only a $1.50 a stick...(coronas) My only regret is, I didn't try them sooner.
Fonseca Arana, an extremely pleasant and flavorful cigar. Definitely more flavor than your run-of-the-mill Fonseca 5-50. Ground-breaking? No, Earth-shattering? Not really. A Top-10 list smoke? Probably not. A bundle of twenty for $29 + change? Absolutely. Yea, that’s not a typo. A long-filler, hand rolled taste treat for a little more than you’d pay for a Swisher Sweet. Thanks, CI!
Recevied this in a sampler, and I couldn't figure out why the journal I keep on cigars. This Fonseca was noting like an enty I had made months ago concerning my feelings on the cigar. I then noticed that the secon one had the darker wraper, and met the description of pepper within the flavor. I have to make an aplogy to all those who enjoy pepper in a cigar, since it was not something I desire in the least bid. However, after my son who is also a lover of the stick, expressed is love for a peppery flavor. This will meet that description without going overboard for people such as myself who don't care for the tase of pepper. Well constructed, and even though it had only been in the humidor a couple of days. The burn was pretty much even, and while it may not be a cigar I would choose. It is very easy to see why there would be others that would. I smoked it down to the nub, and I would place this in the moderate category. More humidor time would also help the cigar last longer, and the small size cigars that make up most of the samplers, need all the time they can get. A 5 X 50 has to be made pretty well in order to get a slow burning time. That is probably one of the greatest attributes of the Cuban cigar. A 6 X 52 Cuban will hang with a 7.5 X 84 5 Vegas Gold 7.5 X 84. There are also non Cubans that I have received from CI that have a nice slow burn without sacrificing a good draw. This is a cigar that I would suggest any person who likes a small step above a mild, with a slight peppery flavor, should give them a chance
Got twenty (20) Fonseca Arana Robustos in the mail last week. Gave them a five days in the humidor and smoked the first one this evening. I gave these a try as an everyday summer smoke because I truly enjoy their Casa Magna Colorado Robusto. I was very happy with the even burn and flavors of the Arana! Certainly tastes more expensive than it really is. Give this cigar a try -- it is well worth the price!
Just got a box of Fonseca Robusto. Smoked one out of the box, it wasn't anything to write home about. Burn was a bit off... Waited a few weeks for the rest to age a little in the humidor. Fired one up last night, and it was a lot better. I really like the smooth taste of these cigars. They are def medium bodied, if not lighter. I would highly recommend these to novice smokers. The nice oily wrappers and decent construction was good value for the price. The taste is a blend of espresso, lite pepper, and a bit of vanilla. Overall i do like these cigars, which makes great everyday smoke.
So I just got my 20 pack in the mail. This cigar is the best purchase I feel I have made from Cigars International. Smooth dark flavors almost like the Carlos Torano exodus 50 years. The best Fonseca I have smoked and I have tried a few in my young life. With this price on coronas it has become my new favorite. Thank you Manolo and CI for this amazing smoke. I'm blown away
This new blend by Fonseca is quite a little treat. If you're looking for that same classic Fonseca flavor and love the Habana Selección and the Cubano Limitado, you'll like this. In addition to these flavors, it delivers with notes of smoked cinnamon, wood, and medium shoe leather without being overpowering or light footed. A solid medium-bodied performer, this cigar will deliver all the Fonseca goodness with plenty of wallet breathing room.

Fonseca Arana


A few people have already asked me my thoughts on Fonseca Arana. But up until now, the thought of burning one hasn't even crossed my mind.  I’m not knocking it, but I like fuller-bodied cigars....and the mellow, Dominican Fonseca brand doesn’t even make its way onto my radar. And to boot, it’s a cheap, bundled cigar. But I’m a man of the people, so I grab a 5-er of these cheapies off the shelf in the store & get to work.

Whoa, OK, hold the presses! I realize I may be eating crow on this one now because as I pull out this lovely toro from the bundle I immediately notice it’s got a toothy, chestnut brown Habana wrapper. It’s a little veiny, but overall very well made for a bundled cigar – and the real kicker – It’s got a beautifully made triple cap. I’m instantly intrigued so I immediately clip the cap & fire up this beauty. Instantly I’m greeted with a mellow, very flavorful taste with hints of cinnamon. I think I’m going to have to invest in a bundle or two of these for myself to investigate further.

Just as I began to get over the surprise of this cigar being so good a regular customer of our Downtown store came in. Carl S. Like me, this guy is all about great cigars, and he’s usually willing to pay a little more for quality, well aged tobacco to get an above-average cigar. After a little small talk his attentions quickly turn to the Fonseca that he sees me enjoying so much. “How much do they cost?” He asks. I tell him that by the bundle they’re affordable at $1.50 per stick. He immediately brought up a bundle & without even asking another question I rang him up, he fired one up, I heard a big “Mmmmmm, that’s good” emit from his cigar-filled mouth & he walked out the door happier than when he came in.

All of a sudden I realize that I’ve enjoyed over the first half of the cigar without even knowing that I’ve smoked that much of it. I quickly backtrack & do a little research to find that the tobaccos that comprise this $1.99 cigar are fit for much more expensive cigars. Under the toothy Habana wrapper is a binder of wrapper quality – a Criollo ’98 leaf (so it’s just like having 2 wrappers on this cigar!) I’m liking this more & more. I’m well into the 2nd third of this cigar & I’m enjoying its slightly spicy taste that is leathery and complex. A taste that I expect out of a much more expensive cigar – not from this $1.99 bundle stick that I was reluctant to even fire up just a half hour ago. And speaking of time, I’m almost finished up with this new Fonseca Arana Toro & I have nothing else but praise for this new offering from Manuel Quesada. I’m literally sinking my teeth into each and every creamy puff of chewy, spicy, dense smoke that’s full of smooth cedar and sweet tobacco.

One thing I know for sure – I’m going to be stocking up on the treats because the Northeast is starting to show signs of spring & after the torrential rains and floods that are scheduled for the rest of the week I’ll be getting my grill out of dry storage any day now & once that happens I’m going to need lots & lots of cigars.

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