Been smoking these for over 40 years. I don t smoke every day, or even once a week anymore. One or two cigars every 30 to 60 days or so. When I first started smoking these they were about 80 cents each. I could afford to buy an entire box of 50 back then. Strong and tasty. Gotta be in the mood to smoke one. I still smoke them on occasion, but I only buy them five at a time and only once in a great while. Wish I could afford to smoke them like I did in my 20 s...when I was making peanuts for a salary. I retired making 10 times what I made in my early 20 s and can t afford to smoke these on a regular basis. If you like strong cigars, give these a try, they are really very good. My next choice would be Montecristo Media Noche Churchill, then El Rey Del Mundo lonsdale; Trinidad, Romeo y Julieta 1875....yummy!
These things smoke like Champs because they re full-bodied Maduro and have an even burn in a nice roll - not too tight but a good consistent draw. Can t beat the price for a 30-minute stogie.
I have smoked hundreds of different cigars and usually enjoy the variety that sampler packs provide but since I found the Punch Pita it is now my go-to cigar. I never bought boxes of cigars until I found this one. I have had now 5 or 6 boxes and still love them. It is full flavored, creamy smooth, no harshness or pepper zing. People around me love the smell of it too. The only negative is that it is a short filler so the ash only hangs on 1/2 inch. But I can live with that for the great taste and value.
Very satisfied with these Punch Elites cigars
First, some of the reviews from years past complain about the inconsistent draw. Somewhere along the way Punch fixed this as I ve had 700 or so of these cigars in the last two years and NOT ONE had anything but a perfect draw. I smoke one of these every single day which says something about what I think of them.
I m on my 2d box, and to date only one had a bad draw. Good overall construction to the end. One of my favorites.
Great flavor, even burn... one of the best for a short smoke
Every time I light one of these, I m reminded of why I smoke cigars in the first place. For my money, punch makes the most consistent, best tasting and affordable cigars you can get. Maybe you get a dud every twenty or so cigars, maybe. I do like variety, so of course I have other sticks in thew humidor. But every time I light a punch it s like coming home.
These are without a doubt my favorite smoke. The size, flavor and draw are perfect, I see no reason to look and further.
I ve only bought a single 5 - pack of these thus far - but have greatly enjoyed each one. This is the most robust of the cigars I ve tried in my recent return to cigar smoking. The flavor, which I consider robust, is highly complex and with a really nice, slowly disappearing aftertaste. Unfortunately the only red wine around the house can t quite stand up to the flavor of this cigar. I ve had a bottle of a merlot that is very dark red, drier and more tannic, a taste and appearance that I associate more with a cabernet. After a couple of nice puffs of the Punch Pita the wine is overpowered - a plus in my estimation, as the particular drink is sort of hard to enjoy without the help of this cigar or a moderately strong - flavored cheese. Consistency , though only noted via 5 cigars is excellent. Like another corona I ve tried recently, the Pita burn becomes much cooler and more refreshing with a brief rest, and the rich flavor and aroma become more accessible. Each has lasted an hour and five to ten minutes. That is a fine bit of time for me to sit on my covered porch and listen to and watch the rain at night - so the Punch Pita has become a small ritual of much contemplative pleasure. Will buy more, certainly.