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L’Atelier Surrogates Cracker Crumbs

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What seems to be a growing trend in the boutique cigar market, reusing previous blend in a smaller vitola makes for a tasty cigar. L’Atelier has taken this concept and produced Cracker Crumbs which borrows from the previous Animal Cracker. L’Atelier’s IPCPR 2014 introduced a full line of smaller cigars in 5 packs, meant to be a premium long filler cigar with 30-45 minute smoke time.

Brand: L’Atelier Surrogates

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Size: Petite (shortened) Lancero 4.5 x 38

Price: $13.50 (Package of 5)

 

Sweet cocoa and cherry scent escape the toothy wrapper. The cold draw has a soft tobacco taste. A stunning presentation with a solid good looking white with black band.

First puffs–  Very woodsy taste comes through mixed with the taste of a nilla wafer. Kind of vanilla and cookie flavoring but is creamy. There is a slight pepper as well that sits on the back of the palate.

Surrogates Cracker Crumbs smoked

First third– Super creamy and smooth with a near perfect draw. I get tastes of cherry and vanilla along with a lite cedar note. The burn line is very good, producing a nice tight white ash.

Second and Final third– The flavors have shifted to a burnt marshmallow and toast with a hint of vanilla still present. The strength is a solid medium with pepper coming back in to play.

 

Rating91 The flavors were definitely unique and depart from being safe for sure. I could have gone for a little sweetness mixed in somewhere, the cigar felt a little dry in terms of taste. Construction was fantastic and thus created a clean burn.
Overall a very good small vitola cigar that makes for a great break in the many cocoa flavored cigars that are on the market these days. I would suggest picking up a 5-pack for sure.
To find out more visit L’Atelier Cigars and twitter @latelierimports

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