Yes they are chopped short filler cigars made in a machine but the flavor is very good.
The wrappers are excellent and each cigar is well made and consistent. Burn is perfect and draw is good once you get used to the square shape.
I found the flavor to be a surprise and each stick gives good performance.
Smooth, slightly sweet tobacco with no bad manners with construction for the 15 to 20 minutes of smoking time.
I have many handmade cigars I like but they can vary in taste so having a consistent machine made cigar with a similar taste as some of my better handmades is nice when I want good flavor and a quick smoke.
I will be buying these again.
I keep them in the humidor for freshness.
Robert in St.Louis November 13, 2014