I got these as a promo. I thought they were just some random mellow/mild sticks. They are smooth - and delightful. They are more mellow than heavy hitting full spice sticks, yes. But after a few I realized I underestimated them. Beautiful construction, burn and taste. Dense, slightly tight draw but not restrictive. They burn even and slow. Lots of flavors - sweet and delicious. Not weak but not a smack in the face. They are beyond my price range in general. However they are more complex and flavorful than I first gave them credit for. I would say - wood, spice and powdered sugar. And they are not a sweet cap or anything like that. There is just a very pleasant sweetness in the natural smoke. I ll be adding them to my favorites list even if it s a stretch goal. If you cannot tell I like them a lot - 2 thumbs up.