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Maker's Choice

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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.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Corona Natural (5.0"x36)
Pack of 25 In Stock $37.50
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$24.99
Corona Vanilla (5.0"x36)
Pack of 25 In Stock $37.50
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$24.99
Minis Connecticut (Cigarillos) (3.5"x28)Sale
Pack of 50 In Stock $50.00
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$14.99
Minis Maduro (Cigarillos) (3.5"x28)Sale
Pack of 50 In Stock $50.00
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$14.99
Minis Natural (Cigarillos) (3.5"x28)Sale
Pack of 50 In Stock $50.00
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$14.99
Minis Sweet (Cigarillos) (3.5"x28)Sale
Pack of 50 In Stock $50.00
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$14.99
Overall Rating 4.01 out of 5 Based on 271 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Maker's Choice”

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5 out of 5
Tasty little cigars - last longer, taste better than expected!
What a great value! They burn great, taste better than a Backwoods or Cheroot type little cigar, and last longer, too. I bought these for a quick smoke break not expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised by the almost cameroon taste.
4 out of 5
Great quick smoke and full
Great quick smoke and full of flavor
5 out of 5
Perfect for Winter!
I enjoy these outside after breakfast, lunch, even supper! Perfect for those times with a Hot buttered rum
5 out of 5
GREAT little smoke
I've ordered 4 bundles so far and plan to keep ordering them. Great for when I want a cigar but don't have the time to enjoy a full-size stick! Great of flavor and great on price!
3 out of 5
Smaller than should be.
These are supposed to be 3.5 28.. they may be 3.5 but more like 22. .
4 out of 5
Pleasant little smoke
Although they are a pleasant little smoke I need to pay better attention to ring size they are a little small for my retirement days they were good when I worked
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.
4 out of 5
makers choice
A decent mini cigar for a fast convenient smoke.
3 out of 5
Not what I expected, my
Not what I expected, my fault. I like a milder cigar. Still not bad though if you only have one few minutes. I'm not going to buy these again, but like I said, my fault.
4 out of 5
Little Smokes
Great taste and perfect for that quick smoke break.
5 out of 5
They are good for the
They are good for the money
4 out of 5
Liitle Cigars
They are good little smokes
5 out of 5
Minis
Nice good little smoke,great price!
3 out of 5
Mini !!!!
Good Flavor quick lil smoke....
5 out of 5
Excelente!!!
Excelente!!!
4 out of 5
Great little smokes
Great little smokes
5 out of 5
Good quick smoke.
Good quick smoke.
5 out of 5
very nice smoke....fills da time
very nice smoke....fills da time while you wait for something to happen.....and given their size, you don,t have to wait too long.....
3 out of 5
Good for a quick smoke
Good for a quick smoke when it's way too cold to spend time outside
4 out of 5
Tasty they are
I am enjoying the little guys, when I don't have time to sit for while they are perfect.
5 out of 5
Makers Choice maduro
Great short smoke. Will be buying again
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice
A good cigar for working around the yard, Have enjoyed these for years.
3 out of 5
Okay for a small cigar
The taste of these cigars is not bad for the price, but the size is too small I feel. If they were a little larger ring, it make a difference.
4 out of 5
smoke 'em
smooth quick smoke!
4 out of 5
Ok
They are ok but a little stronger than I like,
4 out of 5
Quick but good
Very good, VERY QUICK little smoke. These are a very good little smoke, with good flavor to them. The price can't be beat, there fast though. I ordered the Connecticut and the sweets, the sweets aren't that sweet, to my pallet, yours may be a bit different. Overall there good and I'll buy more, just wish they lasted a hair longer
3 out of 5
A decent smoke
Tip is sweet, and it’s a good smoke. I’d definitely order more
5 out of 5
tasty little suckers.
tasty little suckers.
5 out of 5
Makers Choice Natural
I am so happy they finally got here i opened package and had to get me smoke on got tired of smoking cigarettes and paper its great to have all tabaco again Thank you Ray
4 out of 5
Great taste
Great taste. Nice burn. Perfect for a quick 10 minute smoke.
4 out of 5
Geeat little smoke
Needed something small for winter months when it’s cold out. Tried a few already nice flavour.
4 out of 5
Fun at the office!
These great little cigars are great for a quick smoke at the office with the boys!! Great quality of tobacco and great flavor!
5 out of 5
Maker's Mini - oops, my mistake
I bought two bundles of these little cigars. First, I mistakenly thought they were the same size as my favorite parodi cigars. They aren't. They are much smaller. Second, half of them cannot be smoked - they are rolled too tightly and I wasn't able to draw through them. The 50% (at best) that could be smoked, were so dry that they almost combusted upon lighting them. They didn't taste all that bad if you were happy about getting about three good draws per cigar. This purchase has been a terrible mistake. I also purchased a box of General Grant Cigars. Hey, nobody is going to be impressed by these cigars and they certainly aren't a quality cigar, but the dang things aren't too bad. I might get another box of them, but the Maker's Mini.....not a chance.
2 out of 5
Too tight
Too small too tight
5 out of 5
Maker's choice
very smooth small cigars. perfect size for the short break.
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.
5 out of 5
Good
They were good. I would purchase again
3 out of 5
make3rs choice
A good smoke without all the extra money!
4 out of 5
Nice short smoke
Could be a bit longer
5 out of 5
Makers Choice
Good, mild everyday cigar.
3 out of 5
Makers choice
Not bad.
5 out of 5
Maker's choice
Very good product for the price!
5 out of 5
Maker's Choice Vanilla
Great cigar, smooth, great flavor.
4 out of 5
They were ok
They were ok
5 out of 5
Great little cigar
Great for a quick smoke. Full of flavor, Smoke to the very end and burn your fingers good.
3 out of 5
Good little cigar
Good little cigar
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
Makers choice
Good little cigar but needs to be rolled looser for an easier draw and in some cases for any draw at all
4 out of 5
On the mellow side
Bought these on a whim. BIG Bundle. Burn well. On the lighter side. Good for a quick fix. Got a few with holes in them (like they were poked). Overall a good value for the money.
5 out of 5
Mini Maduro
The smoke is just the right size for me to smoke on the road, during the day I make frequent stops, it allows me to enjoy a 7-minute smoke. If NUB made a 7 minute smoke, OH YEAH. I am a medium to full smoker, these are very mild but the size agrees with my smoking time frame. Imagine an Obsidian!
4 out of 5
Better than Expected
Got these for a song expecting I might have to just throw them away. I was so surprised! These are perfect for short smokes, cigarette breaks if you will. They have good flavor. They aren't perfect but for the price you cant go wrong. I will be getting more.
4 out of 5
Nice for a quick ride
These were nice for a quick smoke on the way home from work.
5 out of 5
Great cigar for a short
Great cigar for a short smoke.
4 out of 5
Good 10 minute smoke.Will buy
Good 10 minute smoke.Will buy again if price is right.
5 out of 5
Tasty Minis
Nice tasting minis. Good sweet flavor and will fill a 20 minute time-gap anytime with a pleasant flavor and aroma. This is a great way to enjoy a smoke especially after a nice meal. It will fill that special spot the moment you light-up.
5 out of 5
Very good mini Cigar A
Very good mini Cigar A little smaller than what I thought but really good in flavor and if you don’t want to smoke a whole cigarette at the moment
5 out of 5
Jamie G.
Great for a quick smoke.
4 out of 5
Minis
Affordable good littlecigars
5 out of 5
makers choice
great little cigars..cant go wrong with the price..perfect quick smoke on my break. sweet cigar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
great
love these great cigars, great price & product
4 out of 5
Nice quick smoke
Tasty little cigarillo for a five minute smoke. They would be better if they were a little bigger.
5 out of 5
Excellent cheroot.
Great flavor, smooth burn and reminds me of Clint in those old spaghetti westerns. :D
4 out of 5
Good minis
Good fast smoke. Burned even and the taste was adequate
5 out of 5
Nice inexpensive bundle
Good flavor to the burning end
3 out of 5
Quick smoke
Really quick smoke...
5 out of 5
Smokin
A good smoke- - - dry- -so let them rehydrate awhile before smoking.
3 out of 5
Small cigar
Pretty good flavor. Tend to go out when mouth end gets wet. Not as good as Victor Sinclair’s cigarillo.
5 out of 5
Cigars minis sweet
Great little guys!
5 out of 5
Great product, Great Price!
Great product, Great Price!
3 out of 5
Good tobacco. Much shorter in
Good tobacco. Much shorter in size than advertised.
4 out of 5
Cigars
They were good
4 out of 5
Good
Not bad for price
3 out of 5
Little guys
Good little smokes for the short work breaks.
5 out of 5
Great little smoke.
Great little smoke.
4 out of 5
I give you thumbs up
I give you thumbs up
4 out of 5
Wish I had more.
They are small but have good flavor, stays lit which is rare for small cigars.They are rolled perfectly. I would purchase them again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
The right size smoke when you don’t have a lot of time!
5 out of 5
Klint
Love the tast and the look. Thanks
5 out of 5
Great little cigar
I must say I have enjoyed this cigar so much!! I really appreciate the the fact that it takes 15 minutes to finish this cigar and that is the perfect amount of time for me. The flavor is very reasonable for the price. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
1 out of 5
Mini Maduro
Not my favorite
3 out of 5
Good Smoke
This is a nice short smoke if you are in a hurry and want something fast!
3 out of 5
some of them are too
some of them are too hard to smoke. you can"t get a pull off of them
4 out of 5
Nice cheap smoke
Nice cheap smoke
4 out of 5
Quick smoke
Quick smoke
4 out of 5
Good smoke for the price
This is my second bundle. I smoke only 4 or 5 per month so I still have some left from 1st bundle. I didn't have a humidor until I ordered this bundle so they are much better now. Good smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
HAD TO WAIT 14 MINUTES TO ORDER.
NOT VERY SWEET BUT GOOD FAST SMOKE.
4 out of 5
cigar review
nice little samoke
4 out of 5
Decent little smoke for the money.
Good smokes for when I don't have the time to sit and enjoy a full cigar. Ugly as sin, but the taste is decent. The maduros smoke out much nicer than the naturals, in my opinion. I would buy them again.
3 out of 5
Quick smoke
I try these from time to time. I like the larger size of the charoots, outbacks. These are a little small. My fault though. Great quick smoke.
3 out of 5
Minnie
To small no sweet.
3 out of 5
Perfect timing
Nice little smoke when there isn’t a lot of time.
3 out of 5
MIni
Somewhat bitter
4 out of 5
They are mostly good. The
They are mostly good. The flavor is not consistent from each one but not enough to turn me away from these quick escapes from a rough work day.
4 out of 5
mini maduro
This is a great mini when time doesn't allow for a full smoke.
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR, GREAT PRICE
I purchased these based primarily on size, the by price. A mild smoke lasting about 20 minutes. Very pleased.
2 out of 5
Smokes well but the flavor
Smokes well but the flavor isn’t consistent.
2 out of 5
Mini Maduro
Ok for a quick smoke but overall not great I prefer the little Diablos those are great cigars
4 out of 5
They are nice when you
They are nice when you want a quick cigar.
5 out of 5
Good quick smoke, burns nice.
Good quick smoke, burns nice.
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,
4 out of 5
Not bad for a quick smoke if you get past first impressions
They were out of the Corona's so I opted to try the others. First impression, they are rough roll, smaller than expected and arrived in a paper wrap (like pic) but not in a baggie or anything so they were all dried out. I initially thought I better save the return label as they may be going back. I dumped them in the humidor and cranked up the humidity and they restored fine. I am surprised on the flavor and they have grown on me. They are a loose roll and about the size of a cigarette so they don't last long but enough for a quick smoke. They have grown on me. I probably would like to rate them more just under a 4 but you get the jist.
5 out of 5
Great for Texas heat
Quality quick smokes
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
3 out of 5
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Satisfied with the cigar, but not with the packaging/shipping department. I ordered these for myself along with some of the Connecticut wrapper for a friend who has a thing for all things Connecticut. When the package arrived the first thing I noticed was the unmistakable sound of something rolling around in the box... Upon opening the box I was greeted to the sight of one package intact (the Connecticut wrapper) and the other badly torn open at the top, spilling nearly 1/2 of the cigars into the box. Thankfully they are sturdily constructed and none were damaged, but the escapee's were dry as toast and I was none too pleased by the carelessness at the warehouse. It would have been a simple thing to either bag the torn package or secure it with a 2" piece of scotch tape, but it that was not what happened. They taste fine and I'm satisfied that I got my monies worth, but a little training on how to use a piece of tape and the value of making a good "first impression" for P.R. purposes might be a good investment at your warehouse...
4 out of 5
Evening Stick
Good for after dinner.
5 out of 5
Sounded good
Like that taste so as long as you sell them I will buy yhem
5 out of 5
A good cigar for a
A good cigar for a quick smoke.
3 out of 5
Little Guns
Ok to relax
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.
2 out of 5
Meh!
A lot smaller than I was thinking they were going to be, must have miss read the dimension. Look nothing like the photo but a decent taste if your out at the bar drinking.
5 out of 5
Very happy
Very happy with everything. I will buy more in the future.
4 out of 5
Love these
Good cheap and short what’s not to love
5 out of 5
Nice. Mild
Nice. Mild
4 out of 5
Nice little smokes
Good flavor, nice for a quick smoke. Sometimes tough to draw.
1 out of 5
dont last very long end
dont last very long end get wet quick wont draw
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
Snack Size
These little Maduro are the perfect size for when you don't have the time to spend with a larger stogie. Good taste great price.
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.
4 out of 5
Very small. But good.
Very small. But good.
2 out of 5
not happy
not good would not stay lit
5 out of 5
Very Nice For the Price
These are really nice little cigars to smoke.
1 out of 5
Not all that good
Kind of harsh not much flavor
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.
3 out of 5
makers choice
Very loose roll, good flavor.
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.
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.
5 out of 5
My go to everytime
Pure satisfaction!
5 out of 5
Great
Great
2 out of 5
I know it says mini, but you should show mini! Not full size, very deceiving.
Not bad smoke to small
5 out of 5
Minis
Excellent!
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.
4 out of 5
Great little cugar
Great little cugar
2 out of 5
There are better bulk cigarillos out there for less $$
While the tapered end is a nice feature to keep tobacco salad from getting in your teeth everything else about these is disappointing. The sweet doesn't last long, the flavor is bitter, and they tar up like I'm making out with a grasshopper. They fit the bill of disposable, quick smokes but I don't think I'd order another pack.
2 out of 5
Maker's Choice Not at it's Best
Not the best mini cigar available.
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
Makers choice
Good cigar good price, i like the sweet tips..
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
5 out of 5
Oh man good🤩
Oh wow what a surprise these little cigars are wonderful. Glad I took the Chance and got them can't wait to buy more.
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
Minis perfect for short break
Really enjoy sneaking out on the patio or the veranda of a Tucson restaurant on our warm nights and taking a break. These minis are flavorful and perfect when you've only got a few minutes. Winner!
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
Makers Choice Minis sweet
Very good smoke in a small cigar. I'll order again
5 out of 5
Normally I have ordered these
Normally I have ordered these cigars and are a great value. My latest order appeared to be somewhat unfinished or not seasoned long enough. Demand probably a rush to fill orders and this may cause supplier to take short cuts. Last batch fit this “green “ Or unseasoned cigar that will not stay lit and have an off bitter taste..
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.
5 out of 5
Nice little cigar
Great smoke when you don’t have a lot of time
3 out of 5
Not pretty....but tasty!!!
I like the taste. Great for an everyday cigar. Not strong with vanilla....just a little.
3 out of 5
Not a great cigar, but...
This cigar is advertised. Good cigar for when you don’t have a lot of time.
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
1 out of 5
not even for my enemies
got these free. so bad. don't even bother. taste is awful.
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.
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.
4 out of 5
Promo can’t be wrong
Got these feisty suckers as a promo and honestly I wish it came with more cuz I’m just burning through em like there’s no tomorrow. Ugly little sticks but 3/4 of them burned good and lasted pretty long for the size. Thanks a bunch CI!
4 out of 5
Not bad for the price
Not bad for the price
3 out of 5
Great little quickie
Great flavor, but does get hot quickly. Love these little things when I want a cigar, but only have a few minutes.
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
Quality Smoke...
This is a good quality smoke for the price. Great for those cold days/nights, when you don't want to be outside that long. Worth the $$$.
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
5 out of 5
The Right Choice!
Bought these Maker’s Choice cigars for the coming cold weather when I can’t stay outside long enough for a full size cigar. The description was spot on...hand-rolled, kind of rough as no mold used, toothy, and the sticks vary a bit in size and shape. Having said that, they have all been great little 30-40 min smokes with good quality tobacco taste. Each has been well constructed, producing plenty of smoke and doing the job they were intended to do. Maker’s Choice was definitely the Right Choice. Will buy these again.
3 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
for a quick smoke, these
for a quick smoke, these are not bad.
5 out of 5
grea cigar
grea cigar
3 out of 5
Tight draw
Too tight of a draw. Too small of a gauge to enjoy. Flavor was good but couldn't enjoy the smoke
5 out of 5
Makers Choice Mini's
Very good taste, draw, and feel. May not look like a nice factory made mini, but taste will let you know you have a great mini cigar for a quick flavorful short break.
5 out of 5
Tasty
I enjoyed these tasty little cigars,if they are on sale again I will definitely reorder.
5 out of 5
Great little cigar.
Great for when you're in a hurry.
4 out of 5
OK cigar for substitute for
OK cigar for substitute for Magellan Dominican
5 out of 5
best short smoke
excellent short smoke, great taste
2 out of 5
not what i though
these things keep going out and they don't have a smooth draw they get bitter in the middle and then they start to go out.
4 out of 5
Simple choice
Excellent choice just wasn't big enough
5 out of 5
sweet free deal
I took these with me while traveling, a good little smoke to tie me over until i could have a full sized smoke.
5 out of 5
Review
Good cigars, on a call back to CI spoke with an individual who was rude & uncaring and there will be no future orders!
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
good short smoke
a mild smoke with a touch of sweetness in the beginning. smooth throughout,
3 out of 5
Nice short smoke, but
Little harsh and dry tasting as it burns down.
2 out of 5
Makers choice
Didn’t really like . They did not burn well. Had to keep relighting. Would not get them again
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.
5 out of 5
A great quick smoke
Love these little cigars. Great for a quick and tasty smoke.
4 out of 5
Nice little smoke
Great price short smoke. Nice to always pocket a few.
4 out of 5
Makers choice minis maduro
Best choice for a quick smoke. Committing to a whole cigar isn't always possible so these are perfect.
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
1 out of 5
Never Again
These were horrible. They were all dried out and crumbly. The one we tried to smoke burned up in no time and was terribly hot. Gave 1 star only because there was nothing "less" than that.
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
5 out of 5
Great Deals
I love the great deals I get through your web site and magazine!
4 out of 5
Awesome
They were great and even the people who received some com loved them as well
4 out of 5
Short but sweet
Nice mild flavor with just a hint of sweetness. My complaint is that they burn through too fast - a few minutes and it's gone! For a short (but not too short) smoke, I prefer the Parodi Ammezzati, which is hard and lasts longer, but it is not sweet, in fact, it's a little on the strong side.
5 out of 5
Perfect!!
Perfect for the quick but great Tasting smoke!!
4 out of 5
Maker's Choice Minis
I wanted to get some small cigars to smoke without having to worry about freezing my duff off,due to the time I would have to spend outside.I settled on Maker's Choice because the description looked good.These little cigars deliver a good flavor with no harshness.They're a little stronger than a full size Maduro,but quite tasty,and at the price hard to beat.
5 out of 5
Knock out a quickie!
Great 15 Min smoke at a knock out price.
4 out of 5
Good quick smoke
I've only had one, and I am already buying another bundle. Like others have stated, variable quality, but nice little smoke for the money.
5 out of 5
Makers Choice mini's
Great smoke for work breaks. Good flavor and not too sweet.
5 out of 5
I really like this cigar
I really like this cigar when you don't have much time this one is perfect
4 out of 5
Good taste
Smooth
5 out of 5
Great little smoke!
Great little smoke!
3 out of 5
Substitute!
Usually smoke the Victor Sinclair mini sweets, which I find better made, sweeter, and much cheaper, but these are ok for standbys. Just wish they weren't so expensive compared to the Vic's!
5 out of 5
Great little Cesar
Nice mild cigar great smoke
2 out of 5
Won't purchase again
Poorly contructed
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.
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.
2 out of 5
Not excited
When they arrived they were dry. Tried to smoke one anyway and it was no good. Gave them a few days in the humidor and had one that was decent, immediately followed by one that was difficult to draw. They are all varying sizes so maybe the second one needed more time. I am going to cure them in the humidor for a while and see how they do.
1 out of 5
I'd pass...
Do not recommend.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavor packed in a small package
A delicious little quick smoke for those on the go, packed with flavor and a great price.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
One of the best everyday cigar at the right price
5 out of 5
The smoothest
These are really great!
4 out of 5
Mini Maduros
These are pretty good little stogies. They are handy when you don't have time for a normal sized cigar. The minis are extremely dry, probably due to the paper wrapper.
5 out of 5
Perfect for anyone
Great little smoke for the money. Bought the sweet's which all enjoyed including experienced cigar smokers down to the amateurs. All came back asking for more... I'd recommend these sweet smooth smokes to everyone!
5 out of 5
A very good smoke
A very good smoke
1 out of 5
Not big enough
The cigars were fine, but I prefer a larger cigar, I like the ones like outlaws by swisher sweet until they ruined them and started skimping on the tobacco and rolling them the size of a goat peter. They ruined a good cigar. I'm looking for a cigar that is what the outlaws use to be.
3 out of 5
To small
Good mellow smoke, but could be a little bit bigger.
3 out of 5
Little dry
Little dry
4 out of 5
Decent little smokes
Decent smokes for the times when you want a cigar but don't have the time for a full burn.
1 out of 5
not worth it
sorry....could not smoke....no draw at all...
5 out of 5
Sweet little smokes
Nice smokes without the large price. Burn nice and long for the small size. Sweet taste an enjoyable anytime.
2 out of 5
Not What I Expected
I was disappointed in the Maker's Choice Minis Connecticut. I have ordered slim, minis in the past and gotten some good ones especially the Alta Gracia Panatellas. I smoke minis when there is not time for a full size but this offering fell far short of what I had hoped for. Others may disagree but I would say to all, lower your expectations so you don't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
not worthy
three puffs and gone
4 out of 5
Quick and decent.
A real cigar (5", 50 ring) makes me woozy halfway through. A small cigar leaves me pleasantly light-headed. These taste pretty good, draw well, and barely dent the wallet.
5 out of 5
MAKERS CHOICE MINIS SWEET
NICE SMOKE, BUT WAY TOO SMALL. WOULD ORDER AGAIN IF IT CAME IN A LARGER RING AND A BIT LONGER
5 out of 5
Great!!!!
I am stationed in Guam and there is a very limited selection of affordable cigars. The Mini Maduro's are a nice smoke break type smoke. I appreciate your companies great prices and it only takes a few days to get here once shipped. Thanks.
3 out of 5
Decent LiL Stick
Decent little smokes, especially for the $$
4 out of 5
Good quick smoke
This is a good smoke when you have only a few minutes. Tasty and nice. Let them age a bit and they get better!
5 out of 5
Makers Choice Minis Natural
These are a nice little cigar when you only have time for a quick smoke. Good flavor and burn.
3 out of 5
Maker's Choice Minis Maduro
Good flavor but too small.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price.
Great smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
Great little cigar
These have a slightly sweet flavor and great flavor, burn slow for a little cigar, not harsh at all.
3 out of 5
Generally pleased
I noted that the catalogue had them at a special price that was not shown on line. That was disappointing. The catalog also showed then as larger than life-size. But they smoked decently
5 out of 5
Had order in 2 days!!
Had order in 2 days!!
3 out of 5
A decent, sweet, short smoke
The Maker's Choice Sweets are a tasty, convenient choice for times when you want a mild, sweet flavor without the time commitment of a regular stick. As other reviews indicated, they are a little inconsistent in the quality such as draw, wrap and flavor but for the price, not a bad "knock around" cigar. Plus they don't take up much room in my humidor so keeping a brick of 50 on hand doesn't force me to make major choices on space in my 50 count box. If you are a miserly consumer and don't mind getting 15-20% clunkers on your short-smoke discount stash, the Maker's Choice sweets should treat you right. As a side note, I am not a fan of the non-sweet version. The batch of non-sweets I tried had about 50% with really poor draw (had to keep re-lighting them) and I personally found the flavor a bit too harsh and unfriendly. Sweets get a 4 of 5 and non-sweets a 2 of 5 which averages in my book a 3 overall. Hope this helps.
5 out of 5
Mini Naturals are great!
Love these anytime, everyday smoke. A bundle last for a quite a while. Taste is pretty tasty. These are a regular purchase for me.
5 out of 5
Mini Sweet are great!
Love these anytime, everyday smoke. A bundle last for a quite a while. Mild sweet taste. These are a regular purchase for me.
3 out of 5
OK but not Great
Definitely not what I expected. Some smoked ok, others not so good. I will not order again.
5 out of 5
This is the second time
This is the second time I've ordered them. I'm enjoying them as a strong, flavorful, short, ENJOYABLE, satisfying smoke. I like to keep them handy in old eye glass cases, on the boat, in the car, near the tractor.
5 out of 5
I have been satisfied with the many choices of cigars to choose.
the operators are very helpful when placing an order the shipments are right on time a very good company to do business with. John
3 out of 5
The little smoke
they were good but most had a tough draw.
4 out of 5
A Great Little Smoke
I love these little cigars. They are mild, have a nice flavor, and are perfect for that quick smoke when I don't have time to slow down for an hour or so. Try them; they will not disappoint you.
4 out of 5
SURPRISINGLY GOOD
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED...WISHED THEY WERE A LITTLE BIGGER...AND ALSO WISHED I BOUGHT MORE !!!
1 out of 5
Maker's Choice Minis
Had previously ordered the Maker's Choice bundles and really enjoyed them. The previously ordered type were back ordered, so I ordered the "Minis". I was extremely disappointed; The rather harsh flavor was nothing like the "regular" Maker's Choice I bought from you before.
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!
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.
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.
I drive a truck for a living and these are just the right size. Taste is good. Gonna order some more today!
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.
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
All I can say is WOW. These are some damn good little smokes. Wife even likes the smell of them. Outstanding
Good smoke for a good price.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
If you want a 15-20 minute sweet cigar this is a great one. I love it and will buy some more.
Great kick round smoke, I keep them on hand all the time!
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.
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.
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.
Best under a dollar cigar around. I'd put it up against several I have paid $3-4 for.
Great little cigars!
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 .
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Personally too sweet for my liking. I believe I would have been more satisfied with the natural rather than the vanilla.
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....
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Tasty little cigars. Were a little dry upon receipt, but after a week in the humidor they turned out great!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
wow these are really good. Didn't expect much for the price but boy was i wrong.
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.
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!
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.
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.
"Not a bad smoke for the $. I got the (MADURO). Made a Bid from MMAO great price $15.
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.
These are quite tasty, and for the price you can't go wrong. I'd buy these over and over again. and proably will.
Not a bad smoke for the $. I got the Natural (not vanilla) but they DID have a vanilla flavor anyway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
bought these on favorable reviews i had read. very disappointed.slightly bitter taste would not recommend.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.