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Maker's Choice

These ugly ducklings are actually tasty little treats.

Maker's Choice cigars are Dominican handmades that are "freehand" rolled without using any molds. As a result they look a little mangy, but are decent little knockaround cigars. They're called "Maker's Choice" because so many of the rollers in this factory puff on these during the day.

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Corona Natural (Petite Corona) (5.0"x36)
Pack of 50Backordered$75.00
save $35.0147% off
$39.99
Corona Natural (Petite Corona) (5.0"x36)
Pack of 25Backordered$37.50
save $12.5133% off
$24.99
Corona Vanilla (Petite Corona) (5.0"x36)
Pack of 50Backordered$75.00
save $35.0147% off
$39.99
Corona Vanilla (Petite Corona) (5.0"x36)
Pack of 25Backordered$37.50
save $12.5133% off
$24.99
Overall Rating3.88 out of 5 Based on 215 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Maker's Choice”

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4 out of 5
Love em
I love these little guys
5 out of 5
a good smoke if you
a good smoke if you like the taste of vanilla!
5 out of 5
Tasty and Good Knock About Smoke
These are mangy as described and more of a chewing cigar in my opinion but I LOVE THEM. Great flavor, they burn well and with the looser wrap they get good air flow. I like the burn and smoke them a bit but I tend to burn them up quickly. I like them for working around the property as a good flavored smoke.
3 out of 5
Makers Choice Vanilla Corona
Not bad, but a bit too sweet for me
4 out of 5
Good tastes
Good tastes
4 out of 5
Small quick smoke
A really nice easy smoke in between breaks of the day. Very soft and smoothe.
5 out of 5
Great little smoke
I don't smoke often. But when I'm in the mood and I want something mild, with a bit of flavoring, I find these to be very pleasant.
4 out of 5
Love the sweet vanilla flavor!
Great price. Thought I was buying cigarillo's. Too big for my preference. Great taste though. Love the sweet vanilla flavor. A little dry. Needed to humidify for a little bit.
4 out of 5
Great, when available
Great little smoke for those times you just need a quick one. Wish you would keep them in stock!
5 out of 5
Choice Mini’s
After burning around 80 of these tasty treats I must say “winner winner chicken dinner” not a dud in two separate bundles. Good flavor decent roll, small yet chunky enough and each one is just a little different as they are free hand rolled. Thanks CI, keep them coming!!
5 out of 5
Maker Choice
Great little smoke.. Very nice when you don't have a lot of time....
5 out of 5
my favorite cheap stick
have ordered these for years.....prefer them to the banditos..order both prefer these. smooth quick easy smoke.....
5 out of 5
Good
I liked it
5 out of 5
Great for the price
Great for the price
5 out of 5
great smoke
These are not the prettiest cigars but they deliver a great flavor and satisfying smoke. These are my go to smoke when I want a pleasing half hour smoke rich in flavor.
4 out of 5
Makers Choice (Vanilla Infused)
Excellent selection for a daily Cigar.
4 out of 5
Makers choice vanilla
Awesome smoke and good for a quick smoke. Had a couple that wouldn’t stay lit due to voids in the packing.
5 out of 5
They are good for the
They are good for the money
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice
A good cigar for working around the yard, Have enjoyed these for years.
2 out of 5
Too tight
Too small too tight
5 out of 5
A great quick smoke. Only
A great quick smoke. Only complaint is frequently backordered.
5 out of 5
These are a great little
These are a great little cigar. I buy the natural and the vanilla in the larger size. Fantastic
4 out of 5
Makers choice
Smooth nice little cigar. Burns nice and even.
3 out of 5
You get what you pay for
Every now and then you get one that burns uneven but what do you expect for what you are paying
4 out of 5
Nice cheap smoke
Nice cheap smoke
4 out of 5
Great little smoke
Great little smoke, but the price is getting to be a little out of hand.
5 out of 5
A great cigar
I chew more cigars than i smoke and Makers Marks are perfect. Reasonable cost and they last a long time,
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Great for a quick burn just about anywhere!
4 out of 5
Great in between smoke. All
Great in between smoke. All my friends love em
4 out of 5
Evening Stick
Good for after dinner.
4 out of 5
Intense little boogers with an easy draw and lots of flavor.
I definitely prefer Bandidos, but these little guys will do in a pinch when Bandidos are on back order which is often the case lately. They have LOTS of flavor, burn a little hot, but at least they don't smell and taste like a campfire as the Red Lion Cheroots do.
5 out of 5
Sounded good
Like that taste so as long as you sell them I will buy yhem
5 out of 5
makers choice
They are the best little cigars I can find for the money. Some times you have to waite a while for them to be available.
4 out of 5
Great little cigars.
Perfect size and price for a quick daily smoke. Always keep a couple with me to smoke as I'm working during the day. Had a little draw issue with one or two, but otherwise they've smoked great. I actually like them better than I expected to. Will definitely order again.
4 out of 5
the best bet for your money
the best bet for your money, affordable rating ranks over over quality rating for me
4 out of 5
I like them bery much,
I like them bery much, its a nice smoke
4 out of 5
Maker's Coice Corona Natural
A really good work in the yard cigar! It's a fairly mild smoke, burns nice and it's cheap!!
4 out of 5
Great Knock Arounds.
Great little inexpensive cigars. Nice sweet tip, decent flavor, and only had one that had a bad draw. I like to keep a few on me to smoke while I'm working during the day. Fairly quick smokes and inexpensive enough that it's no big deal if one gets messed up.
5 out of 5
Very Nice For the Price
These are really nice little cigars to smoke.
3 out of 5
Certainly good for the price
Certainly good for the price
4 out of 5
Makers Choice
Good cigar for the price. I will definitely purchase again.
5 out of 5
Makers Choice
Good every day smoke, mild and great flavor. Can smoke them all the way down and they don't get harsh.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavored cigar
The Corona Vanillas are very good. They are my standard go to. Not a long smoke but still good if you want a flavored cigar. Good price too.
3 out of 5
Not bad for the price
Not bad for the price quick smoke
4 out of 5
Everyday stick
These are great sticks for morning coffee.
4 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars
One of my favorite cigars when I have 20 minutes to relax. I have been enjoying them for years.
5 out of 5
Very good small cigar.
I have ordered these little jewels numerous times. Great flavor, crude appearance however they make it up in flavor. I will buy them again!
1 out of 5
Taste Bad
Ive tasted alot of different flavors over the years, but never dirt. Thats the only way I can describe these. Dirt. I had to send them back.
4 out of 5
Smokable
Not a bad smoke if you are looking for something quick to hold you over.
5 out of 5
Luv em!
The Corona Vanilla has a really nice flavor. Not too sweet,Just right. This last batch had a few unseasoned ones mixed in,So I just seperated those to burn for a rainy day. Overall, It's a good smoke for the price. I'm ordering more today.
5 out of 5
By far the best cigar
By far the best cigar I've had in years I think since i started smoking these and handing a few out i have everyone in the city of Tuscaloosa Alabama asking where can they get these ....i know 2 people have already ordered these already so how about a frre gift guts lol i need a new lighter and cutter lol
2 out of 5
You never know
You never know how these are going to be. Sometimes they are too tight and won't smoke, sometimes they are very loose, burn quick and pieces fall all over the place.
5 out of 5
makers choice vanilla
great cigar..great price
5 out of 5
Makers choice
Love these cigars great for a quick smoke and great price
5 out of 5
Good reasonable price cigars
These are some good cigars. You do have to punch them which is no big deal. Last a long time and is a very mild cigar.
2 out of 5
Vanilla cigars
Not happy with them. Very dry and old!
5 out of 5
A GRAET SMOKE WHEN YOU HAVE LITTLE TIME.
VERY GOOD CIGAR. I NEED TO ORDER MORE.
5 out of 5
Perfect cigar for the price
These are the right size for me and have a pleasant taste.
5 out of 5
Best ever
These are good
2 out of 5
cheap but a little sweet
cheap and a little sweet, a fast smoke on a short notice.
3 out of 5
Not pretty....but tasty!!!
I like the taste. Great for an everyday cigar. Not strong with vanilla....just a little.
5 out of 5
It was like being between on of those virgins thighs!
It was smooth, sultry, sensual, and sexy. It tempted my lips and devoured my tongue and through!
5 out of 5
Tasty
Great little relaxing smokes
5 out of 5
It works with me
What a great working cigar! I can light one up and work on my outdoor projects while I enjoy. Wife loves the vanilla aroma and I enjoy the flavor.
1 out of 5
Don’t buy
Verrrry dry, I’ve had them in my humidor for a month and their still dry and brittle.
4 out of 5
Great deal, not the most flavorful or smooth by any means though
These are a great deal for stocking up without breaking the bank. They aren't very smooth, and you don't really taste the vanilla much but you may be pleased with that. If you're looking for something super flavorful like the dessert type ones, this isn't it. I like them and I would buy them again, but they aren't going to be something I rave about to my friends and family.
2 out of 5
Not a keeper
Not great. Didn't taste like much - no vanilla that I could tell. Won't bother with them again.
4 out of 5
Good, bad, and ugly
I like these a lot. Some of these burn terribly, but they’re great when they play nice. I love the vanilla flavor. Very nice smoke.
4 out of 5
Maker's Choice
Not a bad 30 to 45 min. smoke. Have purchased them numerous times. Long filler with sweet tips. May purchase more soon.
5 out of 5
Nice to smoke
Nice cigar, use for everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Not bad for the price
Not bad for the price
4 out of 5
Like um
Nice cheap little smoke
5 out of 5
Maker's Mark cigars
Perfect size if you prefer a smaller guage cigar. Nice flavor and aroma. The price is great too.
5 out of 5
Great kick about smoke
I really like these. They are medium mild quality smokes for very little money. I recommend these
4 out of 5
OK cigar for substitute for
OK cigar for substitute for Magellan Dominican
4 out of 5
With cigars this sweet who needs dessert?
I bought these once before when my favorites Havana Classico Pequenos were out of stock but it had been a while so when I ordered these again this time I had forgotten that these cigars are sweet as if they had been soaked in sugar water and then dried. I was fooled by the "Natural" description. Personally I hate sweet cigars so these are not my cup of tea however they are not bad cigars and are constructed well. If you're a guy or gal who likes sweet cigars a la Swisher Sweets then you'll probably love these.
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Vanilla
nice smoke when you don't have time for a full cigar.
3 out of 5
Very fresh!
I purchased these cigars for my wife who is trying to enjoy my hobby with me. These cigars are so fresh, the first few she smoked were impossible to keep lit. In fact, just by storing them in my humidor raised my humidity more than 10%. I removed my humidifier and my humidity is holding at almost 80%. I eventually removed these sticks from my humidor to give them a chance to dry a bit. After about a week they are staying lit longer and are beginning to have an easier draw. They have good flavor (vanilla) however I don’t feel all this extra chores are worth the cigars. Maybe I just got a bad batch... I’m sure another week outside the humidor will dry them enough to stay lit.
3 out of 5
cigarsmoker
ok .....
5 out of 5
Very cool
Like it a lot there great
5 out of 5
The only everyday cigar
It may not be pretty but it is the only cigar I smoke everyday.
4 out of 5
Jeckyll & Hyde
I love the flavor of these, but getting one with a nice even burn is hit or miss. Still a good flavor, worth the price.
4 out of 5
good short smoke
a mild smoke with a touch of sweetness in the beginning. smooth throughout,
2 out of 5
Makers choice
Didn’t really like . They did not burn well. Had to keep relighting. Would not get them again
4 out of 5
Nice flavor
Nor sure I got two bundles of the Vanilla ones. The second set was not nearly as good as the first set. Good cheap smoke either way.
5 out of 5
Reviewing Maker's Choice Corona Natural
Size is ok for a short smoke. Did not care for the tobacco. The taste to me did not have a good natural tobacco flavor. But, for the price I didn't expect much.
3 out of 5
Maker's Choice Vanilla
Reasonably priced but not much flavor. Two years ago they were much tastier.
4 out of 5
Not bad
Its not the under a dollar cigar we can smoke on all day cigar we all want but it's a good to put in the rotation so as not to burn out on the same cigars. A bit sweet on the lips and the wrapper is a bit cheaper than it should be.
4 out of 5
Nice little smokes!
My go to quick cigar. Cheap and tasty.
4 out of 5
Smooth but too short a
Smooth but too short a smoke
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Corona Natural
Great little smoke. Good flavor. One minor drawback, about 3 or 4 our of 50 was wrapped so tightly they were like a stick of wood. Too tight to draw and I had to throw them away.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Good size for a quick smoke or just to chew on
3 out of 5
Inconsistency
I really get the same smoke from the next cigar in the pack on the second pack is the same thing. Sometimes it's difficult to smoke have to cut the whole tip of the cigar off. Maybe two out of five cigars have the same flavor and consistency without the harshness. Not too well impressed.
5 out of 5
A good everyday smoke
Good flavor and about a fifteen minute smoke. Nice break time cigar or any time for that matter.
5 out of 5
Makers Chcoice Vanilla
This cigar is one of my favorites. My humidors are always changing from brand to brand with a few quality favorite smokes, but I am almost never out of vanilla choice smokes. Smooth taste, good draw, good price, always go for the 2 fer deal. Awesome quick smoke !
3 out of 5
Makers choice
Didn't care much about the sweet tips
4 out of 5
Stronger than I expected
Pleasant 30-45 minute smoke. Goes well with coffee. Good value. I would buy them again.
5 out of 5
Makers choice
Decent smoke, like to chew on them a bit before lighting up, good smoke for the price
2 out of 5
Nice slightly sweet flavor at the beginning of the smoke. But
Nice slightly sweet flavor at the beginning of the smoke. But, out of the 2 dozen that I've smoked all but 1 had multiple soft spots in them.
2 out of 5
No thanks
A very difficult cigar to keep lit.
4 out of 5
makers choice
smooth no bitter after taste a realy great smoke
1 out of 5
Shame you cant leave zero stars.
Loose construction, burns unevenly, last 1/3 is bitter. Won't buy these again.
2 out of 5
Wouldn't do them again, sorry.
I'd never tried these before and I can't say I would buy them again. They are VERY inconsistent. A few would be ok, then there'd be at least that many that had bad tasting, smelling and burning knots in them. Some were tight, some were loose, some canoe all the way down and some were very nice. Plus, the ones I had had little or no vanilla flavor. Not even close to La Aurora Principes for consistency or enjoyability.
3 out of 5
Alright
It was a good smoke, but not what I expected.
4 out of 5
Good taste
Smooth
1 out of 5
Makers Choice Vanilla
It is the worst tasting cigar I have ever tried. After 1 cigar, I threw the rest of them away.
5 out of 5
A must try!
Its a tasty little smoke when you only have 20 minutes or so. I buy them often.
5 out of 5
Great little Cesar
Nice mild cigar great smoke
3 out of 5
MCN
Mild taste. I found them good but hard to draw.
3 out of 5
Variable Quality
I buy these when the Piratas are on back order. They are relatively cheap and good for a quick smoke. However, the quality varies. Perhaps 1 in every 4-5 are unsmokable. Either booked too tight, too loose, stems or poor wrappings. But,mat this price point, I just throw it away and clip another one. They run from mild to fairly strong, depending on the lot you get. All in all, not bad for a take along smoke.
2 out of 5
Won't purchase again
Poorly contructed
2 out of 5
Not so good, little harsf
Not so good, little harsf
4 out of 5
Light relaxing cigar.
These cigars have been one of my favorite for years. For a nice relaxing evening, they fit in perfectly with a glass of wine...and maybe some soft jazz.
5 out of 5
Fishing
The best small cigar for fishing I ever smoked!
1 out of 5
Disappointing
I bought these knowing they were a low cost, low quality but I was severly disappointed in them all the way around. My usual smoke is around the same price and is a lot better than these. I'll stick with my usual thank you.
5 out of 5
+makers choice cigars
i thought they were bad.the burn was terrible.the cigar was very soft.ed j.
4 out of 5
Over Moist
The Maker's Choice which I have purchased prior are great little cigars and normally provide a good smoke . The batch I got with this last order are over moist and hard to keep lite. I've had to put them out in the sun and dry them in over to smoke them. Guess first time for everything !!!!
1 out of 5
Taste like cheap dime store cigars.
These come in 2 different varieties. Sweet and "Natural". I took a chance on the "Naturals" and they tasted like they had been soaked in corn syrup. I checked my receipt to make sure that CI sent the correct cigars and they had. So if these are the "Naturals" I can only imagine what the sweet version taste like. Yuck! They taste like cheap dime store cigars.
2 out of 5
Mixed Bag of Satisfaction.
When they're good, they're really good. Unfortunately, too often, they have hard spots that make it impossible to get a good draw. These hard spots also cause a very uneven burn. We will no longer be using these as a daily go to smoke.
3 out of 5
i will buy again
very nice smoke
5 out of 5
Just a simple good smoke
Value at its best
5 out of 5
makers choice vanilla 2-fer
Great smoke will buy again
3 out of 5
So So
They did not have really any flavor to them and not always a even burn, but for the price they are good to work around the yard with. First time I got them I still like Cuban Delights for their flavor.
1 out of 5
Pretty Poor Smoke
while waiting for a backorder of my usual smoke I purchased some Maker's Choice. What a mistake, couldn't keep them lit, way too moist, won't get them again!
4 out of 5
Not bad
Smooth but I prefer the vanilla flavored
4 out of 5
Great little cigar. Excellent quick
Great little cigar. Excellent quick smoke. The only reason not a 5 star is I don't care for the "sweet" taste in the beginning. However, after a few minuets it's gone.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
Great taste
5 out of 5
A vey suttle and short
A vey suttle and short cigar with no taste of vanilla.
5 out of 5
I love this cheap little
I love this cheap little cigar and it's great to share with a novice cigar smoker.
3 out of 5
Would I buy them again? Maybe.
Very inconsistent quality. Far too many burn down one side or can not get a draw. And the taste reminds me of dust bunnies from under my bed. But just now I finished a satisfactory one.
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Natural 2-fer
Great little Cigar
3 out of 5
Makers choice
I bought these while my favorite Bandidos were Backordered. I little too much vanilla and loosely packed but generally ok
1 out of 5
Molded quickly
Bought these in response to the Bandidos shortage. Big mistake, my humidor is set at 70/70. These cigars molded in one week. Had to trash them. Working overseas so I really wanted a small cigar...P'd off.
5 out of 5
Too sweet
My husband said that because these were called Natural, he was not expecting them to be sweet. He wanted a fast smoke for times when he is working in the garage, but he said these had an unexpected sweetness that was not appreciated.
3 out of 5
Can't keep them lit
Can't keep them lit
1 out of 5
Will not purchase again!
I decided to order these since my normal "quick" smoke (Bandidos) were on backorder. Not a good decision. These Maker's Choice cigars are the most inconsistent smokes I have ever had. The burn is very uneven and they tend to go out very quickly. I have been ordering from CI for many years, and will continue to do so, but not these smokes. Hope the Bandidos come off backorder soon!
5 out of 5
Makers Choice
I really enjoy this smoke. Perfect for a short break. A little rough looking but nice, easy, even draw. My old lifetime cigar smoking buddies really like these. I always grab a handful when I know I'm going to see them. I bring smokes and they buy drinks. Works for me!
5 out of 5
damn good daily smokers!
good flavor, good price. perfect size for a good smoke and then back to work. i keep my humidor full of these!
5 out of 5
MAKERS CHOICE NATURAL 2-FER
I HAVE PURCHASED THE MAKERS CHOICE CIGAR RUM AND NOW THE NATURAL....BOTH SMOKES ARE EXCELLENT CIGARS. I CAN SEE WHY THE GUYS MAKIN' CIGARS ENJOY THEM WHILE THEY WORK, I DO TOO, AND I DON'T EVEN WORK ANYMORE.
2 out of 5
I would not buy again
Marginal smokes I bought as a temperary replacement for Banditos, out of stock. The construction and fill varies a lot, from tight and firm to loose and not very filled. They have a tendency to not stay lit and canoe with the lesser quality filler. Taste is not very fulfilling, uneventful. I would not buy again. I know they are inexpensive but the Banditos are of better quality and taste for a cheap cigar, when available.
4 out of 5
NICE!
Great daily smokers. Couldn't ask for much more.
3 out of 5
Maker's Choice Vanilla
I just purchased another 150 cigars that are labeled Vanilla but are actually Naturals.Cannot find any with flavoring. Been buying from Cigars International for years. I really like the size and cost of these cigars. Used to smoke Wolf Bros. Crooks. Hope they get this straightened out soon.
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Natural 2-fer
These are great cigars and reasonably priced. They are a little bigger that your Bandidos making for a longer smoke. They are perfect for that half-hour break.
2 out of 5
Just ok
Not a bad little stick but, they burn very uneven and have actually had a few burn through the center and come out the side. I won't waste my money on these again!
4 out of 5
Maker'S Choice Natural Truth
The 2-Fer deal was a good value and ideal for my everyday cigars. The cigars have an irregular draw and burn. Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives, thus equating to a good value.
5 out of 5
Great Taste
Good everyday smoke it is hit or miss some have an uneven burn otherwise very enjoyable
5 out of 5
Sweet Cigars
These are the most sweet and mild cigars I have ever smoked.
3 out of 5
Not my best choice
Taste good but had a lot of trouble keeping them burning and some had a real hard draw. I have ordered these many times but this last batch was bad I don't know if I will give them another try or not
3 out of 5
Fair for the price
It's a good smoke, but, about an inch from the tip they are very hard and very difficult to draw
4 out of 5
Good Prize
Good daily smoke for the money.
5 out of 5
An excellent value.
A very tasty and fairly long lasting smoke for an excellent price. Good quantity for the money paid as well. Winning!
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
A good cigar for the cost. I would not hesitate to order them again.
5 out of 5
If u like flavor this
If u like flavor this cigar is for u very good smoke
4 out of 5
Great value
Love these little guys. While they won't blow your mind, for the price they're one of the best everyday short-smoking sticks around. It's nice to have these on hand for when I don't want to burn a $10 cigar.
1 out of 5
Cigar itself
Got smaller, no taste, the draw is hard, not like the first time I brought them.
5 out of 5
OLD TIMERS CIGAR
GREAT LITTLE KNOCK AROUND YOU HAVE TO LIGHT IT ABOUT 500 TIMES BUT IT LAST LONGER THAT WAY !!!!!
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice
Last batch of cigars has been the freshest I have received. Taste has always been good Some friends have enjoyed smoking these cigars on fishing trips. M.J.
5 out of 5
Tasty little treats.
These are a nice smoke when you have that 15 minute break. Rolled without a mold so they have that Clint Eastwood little cigar look. You know the one from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Don't let the looks scare you away. This one is sweet.
2 out of 5
Maker's Choice
They burn poorly and unevenly. For a short smoke, the taste gets pretty harsh half thru.
4 out of 5
for when you need a quick smoke
Mild flavor, good value, for when you don't have time for a full cigar.
4 out of 5
not bad for the money
I got both options, vanilla and natural . both were fairly mild .the vanilla flavor was none existent! I do like the size.
1 out of 5
Not liking the maker's choice vanila 2-fer
Not much vanila flavor. Larger problem is they won't stay lit. Bought 100 thinking I could enjoy them. Not happening. Tried to draw poke them but they crushed. Cut half inch off with cutter and it stayed lit a little better. Not sure what to do with the other 95.
5 out of 5
Great as always
You make it easy to get the cigars I like at great prices. And it gets done with the convenience of my phone.
4 out of 5
great toss around smoke
Light cigar with a slightly sweet flavor The vanilla isnt overpowering and you still taste the tabacco. Perfect size for a lunch time smoke. Doesnt burn up super fast like some tiny cigars but not as long as full size. Cheap price so you dont feel bad about not ginishing one. I found they taste better after a week or two on the humidor.
2 out of 5
skip
not much vanilla taste.
3 out of 5
no bad
Worth the money. Rustic construction. I stashed a bunch in the humidor. I hope they get better with age.
2 out of 5
Go with the banditos!
Not my thing, so I went back to the trusted banditos.
2 out of 5
I wouldn't but this one again.
Didn't serve my purposes very well. decent for the price but a real step down for other higher quality cigars. This is definitely a last resort cigar. I found them to be very expendable with was very convenient. If I leave it in the car of at work for a few day there wouldn't be any heartburn over this stick. I quickly learned that I would rather not have a smoke than to have this.
5 out of 5
makers choice review
These are tasted ill suckers I like them.Will order them again and the price is great. Thanks c.i
3 out of 5
Decent Daily Smoke
I was looking for something I could smoke more frequently when I had less time and at a reasonable cost. These fit that bill. Decent taste. Decent draw (straight or v-cut). A little bit of work to keep it burning. If you lay it aside for a couple minutes while you're working on something be prepared to have to fire it back up.
4 out of 5
Great gift for husband
The only reason I gave 4 stars is that there is one thing that my husband did not like in what I ordered and he could not return it in a store. Being able to return online orders to a store would be so much easier than having to ship it back.Just a suggestion...
2 out of 5
Hard to draw.
My order was so so. The cigar were brittle, hard and hard to draw. I had to take a paper clip to put inside to make them smoke-able. Never buy these again. Thanks...Jerry
3 out of 5
Fair at best
Little taste.
1 out of 5
Used to be good.
I have been ordering these cigars for years to smoke in my workshop. I've been very happy........ until the latest batch. They used to be sweet, but the latest batch was not. It was a very harsh smoke. I'd like to order some more, but I'm afraid I will be stuck with another batch of harsh smokes again.
4 out of 5
Any day of the week.
Great cigar for the price. I gave it 4 starts vice 5 because the roll and flavor are slightly inconsistent.
3 out of 5
Not bad for the price
I ordered 50 of these....about 70% were very good....the rest are throw away items...for the money I will reorder
4 out of 5
good quality for the price.
Prices and quality of what I have received has been good.
4 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
2 out of 5
I am ordering some more today in hopes that they are all the better rolled cigars.
Many of the individual cigars do not draw properly. That makes it necessary to cut to the middle of the cigar before being able to get it lit and drawing properly. Although some of the cigars are just right, I do lose quite a few good smokes because to this.
3 out of 5
Nothing special
Eh...they were OK... I was hoping for a more consistent flavor throughout. If they were a buck a piece I'd rate them higher.
3 out of 5
Hunky
A little heavy for a small cigar , but great for a short smoke.
5 out of 5
Naturals 2 fer Great smoke!
I didn't know what to expect when I got these. They are mangy looking and kind of soft. But they are frankly great everyday smokes. The fact that they don't take forever to smoke and also that they are quite tasty means I keep coming back to them. When I run low, I will be buying them again.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
This cigar is mild and has a great flavor. Perfect when I'm on the golf course.
2 out of 5
Draw varies, burns out fast,
Draw varies, burns out fast, will not buy again, service was great
3 out of 5
good cigar for the price
I would purchase this cigar again.
4 out of 5
Not a bad little cigar at a good $
I have previously bought these cigars they're great if your just looking for a tasty short smoke at reasonable price. I buy again.
4 out of 5
Great anytime smoke!!!
Great anytime smoke!!!
4 out of 5
Ugly but Tasty...
I love these little guys. Not much to look at but Tasty little smokes. Great for the car ride home or when you're looking for something short and sweet. 20 to 30 minutes of sweet relaxing pleasure. If you're not big on looks or you're into free hand rolled smokes. Give these a try. I always keep a bundle on hand.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Great cigar to start your day in the morning with cup of coffee.
4 out of 5
Great everyday smoke!
Excellent value for a cheap fix. Surprisingly satisfying.
5 out of 5
#good smokes
you get what you order and get it fast.
5 out of 5
Awesome stick for a very very low cost per cigar!!!!
Surprisingly a great cigar. They are my daily smoke to and from work. A definite must buy. I keep them stocked in my humidor all the time now.
4 out of 5
Makers Choice Naturals
I've tried all the shorty's and sheroots, but these are by far my favorite all around smoke. They start out slightly sweet and stay mellow throughout. While I still enjoy my boutiques, these are my everyday from now on.
3 out of 5
makers choice
very good for the price
2 out of 5
Variable quality
i like a quick 15 minute smoke that I can carry with me during the day. I usually buy the Pirata cigars, which I really like. Since they are too frequently on back order, I have bought the Makers Choice Naturals 2-fer as a substitute. Unfortunately, the quality is far too variable. Some are great smokes, BUT, too frequently I have to throw one out after lighting it. Way to many stems, booked either too tight or so loose that they cannot be smoked, air leaks due to poor wrapping and mangled end caps. They are cheap, so that is a plus. So if you are willing to wade through the bad ones, to get to the good ones, they are tolerable. My loss seems to run about one in three cigars are unsmokable. Go for the Piratas, IF, they are in stock.
5 out of 5
Makers Choice Vanilla 2-fer
A very nice length and sweet smoking cigar. Lasts just the right amount of time. Nice size to carry.
2 out of 5
Mild and Disapointing
These are mild, but little vanilla taste. I expected more. If you like mild with good aroma, but little taste, these are for you.
5 out of 5
Good price, lacks flavor
Took a chance, but they do not have the vanilla flavor or any that I expected. Towards the end they fall apart.
3 out of 5
You get what you pay for
Well made but on the harsh side.
5 out of 5
A great quick smoke
I really enjoy these when I don't have a lot of time for a smoke. I would definitely recommend them.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
These little smokes are easy on the wallet, and even easier on the taste buds. They're great when you don't have time for a "full size" smoke, or just to kill time. I get compliments all the time on the aroma, even from people who "don't usually like cigar smoke, but that one smells great". Winning over new smokers with every stick!
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice is My Choice
These 'misfits' are fantastic. I look forward to lighting one up each day. I pass them out and everyone that has received one loves them. Great job...
4 out of 5
Great little cigar.
these are great little cigars, slow burn, you can put them down and come back 30 minutes later and it's still there. They don't keep burning. The 2-fear makes these a " no brainer"
5 out of 5
Great little smoke for a
Great little smoke for a great price.
5 out of 5
Great deal. Completely satisfied.
Great deal. Completely satisfied.
5 out of 5
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Good little cigar. Just had one.
5 out of 5
Good bang for the buck.
A buddy of mine gave me a few of these and they're not bad.They're not the prettiest to look at, but hey, they have a great personality! This is my first order and I'm sure to order again soon enough. Definitely a good bang for the buck. I'm a beginner and these are fine for me on a daily basis while I keep the good ones in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Vanilla
Very nice... I'll definitely order these again!
4 out of 5
good price tasty
great for the sale price I paid, but I think I would have liked naturals better they taste a lot better to me about halfway through after the vanilla tip taste wears off. wish they would go back on sale, I would buy some more.
5 out of 5
Working cigars
My first choice for working around the yard, walking the dog, mowing lawn, etc. No exotic flavors or over priced fillers, just a mild smooth vanilla taste from start to finish, and priced right!!!!
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice
The name says it all! Great cigar for a great price. Perfect for a shorter stress break!! Mike
4 out of 5
Maker's Choice sweet or not
This is actually my second time ordering the Maker's Choice. Its a great quick smoke while fly fishing the rivers in Northern Michigan. For the price, I have found the cigar to be a tasty little number with a relatively even draw. I did however run into a couple out of 50 to be almost un-smokeable. The biggest complaint is that 1 out of ten of the naturals were sweet (happened with the first order as well). I never developed a palate for flavored cigars.
3 out of 5
good smoke 4 the money
good smoke 4 the money
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
Good cigar for those times when I don't have a lot of time for one of my regular cigars.
4 out of 5
Not Bad
These cigars are good for what you pay for them. Not all are uniform in shape or size, but they taste pretty good and are a great value. I think there are better out there in this price range, but would buy again if on special.
Customer Testimonials
Ordered these for knock around cigars. Arrived in two days and smoked one right out of the box and was very surprised. Just a subtle hint of vanilla throughout and smoked down to the nub. Definitely will be reordering! Great deal CI!
DK of Loysville, PA
Great occasional little cigars; nice flavor and folks love the aroma! The only complaint is they can be a bit spongy and hard to draw initially, so usually setting a few of 'em out of the wrapper to dry a bit the day or so beforehand seems to help a lot. A terrific value.
MD of Magalia, CA
Got the Vanilla. Best described as "rustic" in it's construction, but don't let that scare you away. Great everyday smoke and the price is really hard to beat. The flavor is not overpowering, just pleasant enough. Great on the patio with a cold one and steaks on the grill.
DK of Newark, CA
I drive a truck for a living and these are just the right size. Taste is good. Gonna order some more today!
JA of Corpus Christi, TX
I bought 50 of the Vanilla 5x36. I smoked one right away and it was a pretty damn good smoke. I am satisfied all around with the service, price and product. Thank you CI.
JW of Coal Township, PA
These off the truck were very moist and strong (vanilla) aroma, raised the humidity level in humior to 71%, so I put them in a container with lid cracked open and rotated them for a day, put them back in humidor and after a week have turned into great yard/chore/driving smoke, will get natural next to try, save the premiums for relaxing and smoke these through out the day
MI of Winterville, GA
All I can say is WOW. These are some damn good little smokes. Wife even likes the smell of them. Outstanding
CF of Steeleville, IL
Good smoke for a good price.
HK of Orangevale, CA
I'm not usually one who makes or gives reviews, but I gotta say that these babies really & completely "blew me away" with their satisfying taste for such a cheap cigar, as they "in my opinion" easily compare to the taste of a 4-6 dollar cigar.
OH of New Hampton, NH
I have premiums by the boat load, but I have to say I keep coming back to these little suckers! I have spent over a year trying to find a good $1 a stick smoke vs my $3 to $6 a stick premiums. This is the one! Great 25 minute smoke with consistent burn and flavor. Semi sweet (vanilla) and down right good! Favorite smokes: Drew Estate Copper, Oliva O, Punch Bareknuckle, and any Acid or CAO.
AW of Happy Valley, OR
I had these little cigars when they first came out and they were great! A good size little cigar. When I ordered them the last time I was disappointed in the size! They are supposed to be a 28 ring size, they were 25 at best! Just thought that you should know. Thanks. Charles
CG of n. las vegas, NV
I ordered a bundle of the vanilla. I already have my second bundle on the way! These aren't the most consistent suckers out there; some have a much stronger vanilla flavor and smell than others. A few almost seem to have none of the vanilla at all. BUT even with this minor gripe, these things are a steal and are highly enjoyable. Great cigar for me when I don't have the time for my churchills or gordos. One of only a handful of cigars that my wife actually enjoys the smell of. These are on my short list of "regulars" for my humi.
SR of Waverly, IL
These are a great little smoke, I bought a mazo of the maduro. Not the prettiest of cigars, but more uniform than the Backwoods. Nice flavour and great for when I want a cigar but don't want to freeze to death since I do not have a man cave to smoke in yet. I will be ordering these again to keep in the humidor for when all I need is a short smoke.
KA of Spokane Valley, WA
If you want a 15-20 minute sweet cigar this is a great one. I love it and will buy some more.
TC of Conn. Springs, NC
Great kick round smoke, I keep them on hand all the time!
LS of LOS ANGELES, CA
These are the tastiest small cigars I have found any where and believe me, I have tried a lot of small cigars. They are also the perfect size and feel like a small cigar and not like your smoking a pencil. These are my go to sticks when I want a short (30 minutes) smoke that actually tastes good. I smoke these when I'm working on my trucks, mowing the yard, messin' around the garage and on short trips. Plus I can smoke 3 of these a day before going to my premium after dinner stick with out breaking the bank. My only complaint is sometimes they arrive really "wet" and they are hard to keep lit with out constant puffing or re-lighting. Other than that, these are my every day, go to smokes.
JS of DENVER, NC
Smooth and tasty with just the right amount of flavor. Great for that everyday smoke. Burns straight and lasts longer than I expected. These will be on my list for a long time to come.
CH of Chillicothe, IL
Just received CI vanilla today put the kids to bed went outside to try one of them for the first time and I'm very impressed with these. They are very good. If your on a budget or just want a quick cigar these are perfect. I would recommend these. Can't wait until I run out to order more.
AO of Hicksville, NY
Best under a dollar cigar around. I'd put it up against several I have paid $3-4 for.
SL of Topeka, KS
Great little cigars!
JH of Clinton, NY
Great smoke I had had them before along time ago but was never able to find them. Till now great taste good pull don't mind the wrap they're still great at the price my only problem was I only order 50 .
BL of Peoria, AZ
"Maker's Choice", these are great little cigar's. I have bought many of the 50 "stick" bundle's, notice I said stick.... that is what they look like but, don't let that fool ya ! These are a perfect quick smoke. My girl friend actually enjoys the aroma when I light up one of the vanilla ones, my fav. They are great give a way's for non cigar afficianados too. I love to smoke em when pressed for time and need a stogie fix ! The price is right from CI .... try a bundle and enjoy.
EF of oceanside, CA
These are definitely great little smokes. They last about 25 to 30 minutes, just perfect for a lunch break or a quick smoke. I'm definitely going to keep these regularly stocked in my humidor from now on.
TM of LAKE STEVENS, WA
Ordered the Vanilla flavored and I must say this is my favorite cigar, sweet taste on the lips and just a great smoke. These did not last long in my humidor as we smoked them up pretty quick, even my wife enjoys smoking one of these time to time!
RH of Kernersville, NC
Just started smoking cigars and still looking for the "one". While doing that, and in between my search I tried these inexpensive cigars. Not too bad, burn is uneven and seem to be loosely packed but worth the price. Has a nice vanilla flavor that fades after a couple of minutes and seems to even out. If your looking for a quick, cheap smoke give these a try.
JW of Gig Harbor, WA
Honestly, I read the reviews AFTER I sent in my order and I got a little gunshy while waiting for them. I shouldn't have!!! These are some tasty little sticks! As others have said, yeah they look a little mangy, and they may not always have the best roll. But THEY ARE WELL WORTH THE $! I have already had 4 of them and they were all very flavorful and burned well. A nice 20min smoke that smells nice to others around you and has a nice flavor. NO they are not $5 a stick cigars, but comparing apples to apples, they are a VERY good deal.
PG of MEDFORD, OR
Holy smokes (no pun intended)!!! Got a box of the naturals yesterday. They are so good that I smoked 3 last night! Can't imagine what they'll smoke like after resting a while. Think I'll go ahead & order at least 50 more. They are just a little sweet on the lips. Incredible ash & smoke for such an inexpensive stick. Very pleasant smoke. These would be a great pass around cigar, & great for newbies, women, & moochers :-) If they extend the life expectancy of my nice sticks I'll be happy!
DN of TERRE HAUTE, IN
Personally too sweet for my liking. I believe I would have been more satisfied with the natural rather than the vanilla.
DP of Northford, CT
Second bundle I ordered that have been a big disappointment. Soft and hard to stay lit. Once lit it burns uneven, wasting half the cigar....
SH of MCDONOUGH, GA
Great tasting little smoke. A little manky in their rolling, but they make up for it in their price and taste. Really enjoy these for a light afternoon smoke.
SG of Marshfield, MA
I always keep a stock of the vanilla in my humidor. Great flavor and a smooth smoke. Beats any flavored, machine made cigar on the market. Awesome 15-20 min. smoke, and you can't beat the price.
SF of Warwick, RI
Great smoke! I bought the vanilla 2-fer deal and I'm really impressed. I wasn't expecting anything special. Maybe just a decent knock around cigar but I smoked one with virtually no humi time and it was great. Vanilla flavor is very noticeable but not over bearing. Very tasty. The aroma is very pleasant. My girlfriend loves the smell. Just CI business as usual. Great smokes for amazing price!
JG of kentwood, LA
I got the vanilla sticks to give to my dad and brother when they come over so they don't have to smoke the grocery store cheapo sticks. I smoked one right out of the box when they arrived. The draw was a little tight, but that doesn't bother me, I smoke slow. They were really tasty otherwise. Hopefully, there will still be some in my humi when my dad visits again, I might smoke them all.
BM of Kingsville, MD
When I first bought these and tried one I thought they were dry and didn't taste like vanilla at all. Even after couple days in the humi still didn't taste it so I thought maybe I got the wrong package even though it said vanilla on it. But after about 2 weeks in the humi now they are coming into their flavor they are pretty good for the price. Watch out for the uneven burn that is my biggest annoyance
MM of Las Cruces, NM
I really like these ugly little sticks! I can see why the makers like to smoke them while they make other fine cigars for us to enjoy. They're smooth, just a leeeeetle sweet, draw well, and have a good flavor that lingers for a while after you reluctantly put the tiny butt in the ashtray. Wonderful value! Highly recommend Maker's Choice for a good, go-to cigar to relax with.
MD of Port Orchard, WA
I got a batch of the vanillas and they were great! Very mild and easy. The smell and flavor is oddly like your grandmother's powder but in a good way.
JW of BIG LAKE, AK
Tasty little cigars. Were a little dry upon receipt, but after a week in the humidor they turned out great!
JB of Spring Valley, CA
I assumed these would be a handmade version of something like Backwoods. Fortunately I was wrong. I'm on my third 25-pack of naturals and almost through my first pack of maduros. They both smoke great, right down to my fingers. I also like the rough look of them-they make me feel like I should be in a saloon in a western.
KS of Pullman, WA
Bought 25 of the maduro variety , and was very pleased I did. These "junior" sized cigars are actually very robust , and significant in size , and easily last me 1/2 an hour when I'm not hot-boxing them. I actually prefer these hand-made , junior cigars , over the other full sized cheapo sticks. These , Bandidos , and Outlaws , are my favorite go-to smokes.
MP of Watseka, IL
I smoke alot of Maduros and was not expecting what I got out of these little cigars, especially because they were free. I took one out of the plastic and it felt really moist which wasnt bad so I cut it, fired it up, and started puffing away. It was really good, it was suprisingly smooth and had a thick smoke. Like the other comments it does burn uneven but nothing a little torch flame can't handle. I will definitely buy more of these.
OO of Chula Vista, CA
I received a 25 pack of the maduros on Wednesday as a promotional gift. I thought "since they came to me for free they may not be top of the line but hey I'll take it." To my surprise they are AMAZING. They may look a little gangly and ragged from time to time but I have smoked 3 in the last 2 days and have not been disappointed. Smooth draw and a creamy almost sweet smoke. Definitely something I am going to add to my collection from now on. For the price I don't think they can be beat. Highly recommended.
KS of Parker, CO
Holy smokes! No pun intended. The Makers Choice was such a pleasant surprise! I just began enjoying cigars last year, & my first love was the Acid Blondie. However, being a blue collar worker, I am unable to smoke them as often as I like. I've found the Cuban Honeys Vanilla to be a great sweet smoke with a pleasant aroma, but have continued experimenting. The Makers Choice Vanilla is my new everyday smoke. Sweet to the lips with a rich, vanilla aroma. Mild yet satisfying. I just made another bid on MMAO for 100 more! If you like a mild smoke that is sweet to the lips with a pleasant, non-offensive aroma, you need to order a bundle of these right away! Thanks CI for great products, prices, & service...
DN of Terre Haute, IN
wow these are really good. Didn't expect much for the price but boy was i wrong.
JN of Roanoke, VA
I was a bit reluctant to order these but I'm glad I did. In fact, I will buy more when these are gone. They are bold yet mild with a bit of sweetness. Just a great all around smoke, with a great price.
GH of Inverness, FL
Took a chance and ordered a bundle from the MMAO page. Bought the Maduros and waited for them to arrive. When I got them, they were almost too wet to smoke, so I let them sit in my humi for a couple days without their wrappers and what a difference! I have had a couple that burn unevenly, but all in all they are a nice little smoke... especially for what I paid for them!
MT of Phoenix, AZ
I am pretty new to cigar smoking. I have tried partega,macunudo,viejo indios, etc. ? These little guys fool you with their manginess sometimes, but ,wow, Whenever I do my better brands I seem to follow them up with one of these. I love the vanilla taste sometimes. Definately will purchasing more.
JT of Chicago, IL
The (Maduro) wrap cigars are a good taste for the price. I am a huge fan of Junior Sized Cigars so I ordered 25 from MMAO....I got these relatively cheap and I found strange details with these. I only smoked one and it was a good taste with a nice easy draw. I thought it had a good taste but it really left a strange taste in my mouth when I was done. I’m not sure how to describe it. These cigars should last a good 30-40 minutes I found that it’s a truly good size for a Junior Size cigar if you can deal with the strange taste. The (Vanilla) sounded interesting to me but I couldn’t imagine buying 50 of them! That’s quite a few too many when it comes to these cigars. I bought (Bandidos) that were cheaper then these and they are incredible the only bad thing I have to say about those is that they are too short when I want a longer smoke, otherwise they are so good one of my favorites. Like I said I want to get the (Vanilla) but every Vanilla cigar I’ve tried tastes like ass.
MM of Barnegat, NJ
"Not a bad smoke for the $. I got the (MADURO). Made a Bid from MMAO great price $15.
AE of Fredericksburg, VA
Had to try'em and the flavor doesn't disappoint. The only flaw I've found is they burn very uneven and sometimes its like tryin to light a wet rag.
DP of White Oak, PA
These are quite tasty, and for the price you can't go wrong. I'd buy these over and over again. and proably will.
JG of Duluth, MN
Not a bad smoke for the $. I got the Natural (not vanilla) but they DID have a vanilla flavor anyway.
JC of Swampscott, MA
Not a bad little smoke. They work well for when you've got some time but can't commit to smoking something good. They certainly won't win any beauty contests and every once in a while you'll get a poorly rolled one. Best to let 'em sit in the humidor for at least a week, I think the short fillers tend to dry out quicker during shipment.
JN of Soccoro, NM
Take what I say with a grain of salt, I've only started smoking cigars in the past few months. With that said, I will not buy these again. I would rather find a stick that's around $2 that I will be happy with. This things just make me appreciate the good cigars even more. I let these sit in the humi for 2 weeks to see if the one that I smoked rott just needed to rest, didn't help any at all.
EL of Homestead, FL
I was looking for a small cigar for my girlfriend to enjoy with me cuz she does not appreciate premiums. These little guys were the right price and got great reviews so I decided to give'em a shot. I received them quickly (thanks CI) and I have to say, I will probably be puffing on them much more than she will! They're great right off the truck and I know some time in the humi will make them even more enjoyable.
PP of Wheaton, IL
I was looking for a good deal and found this in the "make me an offer" section and I am glad I did, two 25 packs for $15. I got the naturals, I love this cigar with a glass of ice cold coke on the front porch. I would order these cigars again at full price.
AR of Vancouver, WA
You aren't getting top toer with these by any stretch of the imagination, but for the price I think this is a great little knockaround smoke. I find them great for driving in between appointments (I'm a service guy). My wife does tend to enjoy the aroma of these a little but less than some of my premiums, but I don't really notice anything. The contruction of these (obviously, lol), is a little crazy...some stems and sticks in there, but overall, I like them. Get some on MMAO, and try them out!
JN of Coldspring, TX
bought these on favorable reviews i had read. very disappointed.slightly bitter taste would not recommend.
CC of holland, OH
This was my first order (makers choice naturals) from CI. I've smoked many a more expensive brands, (Arturos being my favorite) and I must say these are a great lil smoke. My first bundle of 25 went right into the humidor. Those seemed like they were a tad bit wet from the factory. Had a hard time burning and keeping them lit was a chore. Even with that said, they tasted great. The second bundle I let sit out for a few days and the burn has improved by a great deal. Although I still think they could stand a few more days left out to dry out some. I'm impressed enough with these that I am now waiting on my second order of them. I'll write again after the second batch drys out and ages a little in the humidor. They can only get better with age.
SS of Jacksonville, FL
CI's service cannot be beat! No extra shipping costs for an APO + fast turnaround time (took less than a week to get here, which is almost unheard of in Afghanistan) = totally satisfied customer. I've been handing out Maker's Choice like candy since they got here, and it's gotten a unanimous thumbs up from all takers thus far. With the rate that we're tearing through those, I'll be picking up another bundle (or two) very soon - and there's only ONE company I'll be using or recommending as long as I'm in Afghanistan. And probably when I get back home as well!
JC of Bagram, AE
received order today (natural) and nicely packaged bundle/s and cello. I tried 1 out of the box and it was very good, good draw,perfect burn and although it's the naturals, still a hint of flavor of vanilla flavor...Will store in my humidor for a month. Thanks CI...for the GREAT deals
BJ of Dallas, TX
What a great little cigar, perfect for when you don't have enough time to enjoy a big boy. Smooth cigar with a hint of vanilla flavor makes it a great enjoyable smoke. As a matter of fact I'm smoking one right now.
LD of Revere, MA
Color this new to cigar's pipe smoker impressed. This is a nice tasting reliable cigar for a great price. I'll never waste my money on Macanudo Ascots while smokes like these are available.
JM of Wichita, KS
I was really disappointed when my old favorite Wolf Bros Rum Crooks went out of production. Great little inexpensive cigar. I've been searching for a replacement. Haven't found anything even close at any price until I tried the Maker's Choice Vanilla. Not quite the same but not bad, especially at less than a buck each. Definitely better and certainly better value than anything you can commonly find in a local store. Looking forward to trying the non-flavored variety as well.
PN of Glenfield, NY
I was pleasantly surprised when I smoked my first Makers Choice [natural] cigar. Initially these smokes are definitely rough looking but don't let that fool you. These little gems are a joy to partake in as an everyday smoke when I don't feel like dipping into my boutique brands. While quite tasty out of the box, I can definitely recommend letting them age for a little while before smoking.
DW of San Pablo, CA
Just a quick add on to my last comment; I got a ton of the (Maker's Choice) Vanilla. After I got them I stripped off the cellophane and put em down in the humidor for awhile. That took the edge off the sweetness. I've compared these with henry clay, padilla , El mejer and others makers choice is my favorite.
JM of Grand Haven , FM
These little smokes are good (Maker's Choice VANILLA). They look alittle rough,although not too bad. I got the flavored ones, and you notice right off the smell. Kind of sweet. Same with the taste you get when you put it in your mouth before you light it. ( real sweet). Once lit the smoke is plentiful and very plesant. That's the bottom line for me, taste. It also had a good draw. I really want to try the natural ones. Overall well worth he price. My current favorite everyday smoke.
JM of Grand Haven, MI
These little guys are delicious (Maker's Choice VANILLA). Forget smoking them, I just want to eat the whole pack... Seriously! For the price, you will not find a better flavored smoke. Great deal CI, thanks.
J of EAPO, AE
This is another CI deal that seems too good to be true. (Makers Choice Vanilla) But I must say, I ordered a couple of bundles and I really like them. I was looking for a semi small lightly flavored cigar (preferably handmade). Soemtimes I only have time for a twenty minute smoke. these cigars fit the bill. They have a light vanilla flavor and are well constructed even though they are a bit rough looking. Give em a try.
KS of NORCO, CA
Just smoked a Maker's Choice vanilla out of the box. Man i tell you it's one sweet smoke. If you are a little tight for cigar money these babies are a poor man's Cuban Honey. Slightly milder than the C.H., but they have all the flavor....GREAT DEAL, as always cu dos C.I.
VB of San Francisco, CA
I bought these (Maker's Choice Vanilla) as "give aways" for my non-smoking friends who wanted to try a cigar. It has a nice feel to it for a inexpensive cigar. It smells great and leaves a satisying taste in your palette. Great for doing yard work with and the occassional poker night.
KL of Mahopac, NY
Theses little guys are great (Maker's Choice VANILLA). The only problem being I keep having to hide them from my buddies, even the ones that smoke cigarettes only, and all of them are not men. Everyone seems to love them so please keep them coming and give me advance warning if you stop getting them.
DR of Charlottesville, VA
Don't let the mangy facade fool you, this is a tasty smoke (Maker's Choice VANILLA) that's really cheap! I can't tell you how they are right out of the box just because I assumed they needed some hang out time in the humi. But when I did try them I was impressed. Not as sweet as the Drew Estate Kahluas, but a nice sensation on the tip of your tongue that's not overpowering like other flavored sticks. Don't get me wrong, they're not a top tier caliber smoke by any means. They are however a nice flavored alternative for the smoker on a budget that burns in 25 min.
TZ of Rockville, MD