27 September 2013
Anyone who’s ever had a menthol cigarette will know that it brings a different taste to the standard flavours of your tobacco. Couple this with the introduction of flavoured rolling papers and your nicotine becomes a varied and exciting palette. What about when it comes to cigars though?
At first thought, you may not pair cigars with chocolate in any setting. It would have been a sight to behold in The Godfather to witness a gangster eating Dairy Milk in one hand and holding a fine cigar in the other. However, thanks to some industry ingenuity, they go together perfectly.
Rather than have a bar of chocolate wedged in the middle of your smoke, chocolate cigars contain three elements, each serving different purposes. Theobromine is present as an antidote to a chesty cough, a fascinating inclusion for a smoking product. Caffeine is what gives it that overall taste whilst phenylethylamine provides you with that distinct post-drag flavour. The levels of passion which went into crafting these cigars indicates that a lot of work has gone in.
There’s more variety than you’d think within the cigars with it varying in levels of strength. If you’re after a slight hint of cocoa then a light version is for you. Fancy the taste of authentic chocolate? Opt for the strongly-flavoured cigars. Either way, you’re bound to find the cigar that suits you with the ability to find your niche after sampling various types.
Sceptical about trying chocolate cigars for the first time? Why not introduce them at a party to share the experience. A lot of people are fascinated with the sophistication that comes with smoking a cigar and there could be no better introduction for first-timers than easing them in with delicious flavours that they know and love.
Good chocolate cigars are available on the internet but make sure they’re intact upon delivery or rather that someone hasn’t mistakenly eaten yours!