Well, if you haven't tried these because they are cheap machine-rolled cigars, shame on you! Yes, the construction is primitive. Yes, the first two inches is a wild ride of runners and relights. Yes, the last inch and a half is pretty severe. But the middle of this cigar is amazing. Chocolate, vanilla, cedar, leather, spice. No trace of harshness. The hardest part is convincing yourself that a dollar cigar can be such a pleasure, but it is so much more sensible than a ten dollar stick that you can't quite like.