Parodi Cherry Vanilla 10/5
Parodi Cherry Vanilla 10/5 cigars are dry-cured, machine-made cigars blended with 100% American-grown tobaccos from Tennessee and Kentucky. Highly respected since their introduction in 1913, the blend of leaves includes not less that three different crop years, which contributes to the medium-bodied flavor of these cigars. Parodi Cherry Vanilla 10/5 cigars are made in the good ol' U.S. of A in Scranton, PA by the same folks who make Avanti cigars.
Great cigar! these small cigars last me about 45 min to an hour each. The cherry-vanilla taste is great, but does diminish as the smoke continues. If you are a slow drawer, you will enjoy this cigar and will be able to smoke all the way down!
To begin with, I am crazy about Parodi cigars. They're very, very good for the price, and in my opinion beat most premium smokes as well. They're not Gurkhas or Camachos, but they're tasty and reliable. I also love Avanti, which are the exact same cigar but with a strong anisette flavor. So when I saw a pack of these cherry vanilla Parodi at a local shop, I thought they'd be good, too. I'm glad I only bought a pack of five. This tastes, to me, like a re-lit flavored Swisher Sweet or Phillies, nothing like I'd hoped. Now for the record, they are SUPPOSED to come hard and dry - they are dry cured cigars. I've had moist Parodi cigars and in my experience they do NOT burn well and they get steamy and unpleasant. Dry is ideal, even if it feels weird in the mouth. But the flavoring on this on isn't my cup of tea. If you want flavored, I highly recommend Avanti. Otherwise just stick with regular Parodi or De Nobili (same cigar, different packaging)
I love the regular Parodi cigars so I was excited to try these. Not any more. When I was a kid my mom bought some scented matches to keep in the bathroom. The smoke from these cigars smelled and tasted just like the smoke from those nasty matches. If you like scented candles then this might be the smoke for you.