Racer Filtered Cigars are another value brand that is relatively new, and is in a large group of filtered cigars that you can buy for around $15 a carton. Now, with so many brands in this same space, very few brands are breaking out as stand outs. Will Racer, with just the right name, break out ahead of the pack, or will it be left in the dust by the competition?
I like to predict what the pack will look like before I order, and to be honest, this was one of the few times I was wrong. I totally expected to see a race car of some sort on the pack. In hindsight, I should of expected differently, but wrong is wrong. As I opened the package and looked at the carton, rather than a race car, it features race horses prominently on the pack. Beautiful horses, a bit odd for a cigarette or cigar pack, but hey, it is a lot better than some of then junk other value brand filtered cigars have on their packs.
Racer Little Cigars come in quite a few different flavors, and I opted to try Cherry and Mild. The Cherry Racers were pretty good, had a nice and pretty prominent cherry flavor, and I even caught myself licking my lips a few times. I swear they smelled like cherry too (most brands just put the cherry flavor on the filter rather than the tobacco itself), but I have been fooled before. Overall, I would say the cherry were better than most cheaper brands of filtered cigars.
The mild were, well, mildly disappointing. The all American tobacco was fine, and they were decently made for machine made cigars. But, they just were not that mild. I smoked light cigarettes for years, and sometimes try Mild filtered cigars as a substitute, but these Racers just taste more like a full flavor cigarette with a bit of cigar flavor. So, if you like cigars, they are fine, if you want a replacement for cigarettes that does not cost a ton of money, it might not work for you.