I have been smoking filtered cigars, cigarillos and regular cigars for many years. I have smoked just about everything from the finest Cubans to the cheap filtered cigars you find at a gas station, and just about everything in between. I know a lot of people are brand loyal, but I enjoy trying new flavors, blends and brands just about every chance I get. Today, I tried Prime Time Cigarillos.
Prime Time Cigarillos have been around for over 10 years, are made in North Carolina, and if you are a pretty serious smoker like me, then you have probably seen them around. Considering they have a rather low price, I never really gave them a second thought. But, I was on www.buydiscountcigars.com looking for something new to try, and I decided to give Prime Time Cigarillos a go.
The pack itself SCREAMS value brand. Boring, bland and as usual, the color is based on the flavor. I ordered some grape and they got here in a couple of days. (Love you guys' shipping!) The box was bland as I said, but I was far more interested in what was going on inside the pack.
Prime Time Cigarillos are machine made, and upon examining the cigarillos, only minor defects could be found. A bit of not-quite straight wrapper on one, and a bit of inconsistency in the amount of tobacco. These were minor, and unless you are really scrutinizing like me, you probably would never notice. What you will notice for sure, is the burst of grape scent that came washing over me as soon as I opened them. Wow, now I have smoked the Swisher flavored cigarillos, and I still do from time to time, and I thought they were powerful in smell and taste, but these knock them out of the park.
Lighting up the first one was easy enough, a bit of flame from a lighter, a couple of puffs, and we were smoking. Well, it isn't just the pack that smells of grape, as the smoke itself quickly spread through the room like a giant grape cloud. Now it wasn't over the top, but people several feet away knew what flavor I was smoking, that much is certain. The smoke itself is smooth for cigarillo, and I got none of the burning throat feeling you sometimes get from cheaper brands. Also, they had a nice fresh character to them, like the tobacco was dried but still quite fresh. Another thing I noted was the cigarillos did burn a little quickly, but that is ok with me as I do not like to smoke for more than 5 to 10 minutes at a time.
Overall, I would say if you like big and bold flavor and a small price tag, then you really cannot go wrong with Prime Time Cigarillos.