Mobsters and cigars â€“ theyâ€™re certainly a good match in the eyes of many. The mob and Italy â€“ still another match. How about chocolate and cigars? Hmm, now I find that really interesting! If you think the way I do, then you would be very interested in the latest cigars to come out of the country that is shaped like a boot.
Toscanello Aroma Fondente is the latest cigar that would probably have cigar enthusiasts clamoring for more. This cigar is conical in shape and is half-sized. It is the color of chocolate, has the smell of chocolate, AND has the taste of this wonderful food as well! The maker of this cigar is world renowned Manifatture Sigaro Toscano. Name ring a bell? Well, they are only the cigar manufacturer that made the classic Italian cigars that Clint Eastwood smoked in his western movies!
Hereâ€™s more info on this delectable cigar:
The dark-chocolate-flavored Toscanello, which is 78 mm (3 inches) long and 14.5 mm (roughly a half inch) wide at its base, appeals to what Saccotelli called “dual smokers,” adults between the ages of 25 and 35 who alternate between cigars and cigarettes.
Despite their smaller size, Toscanellos are considered cigars in Italy. Italians have smoked them since 1948, when budget-conscious post-war consumers decided half a smoke was better than none.
Today, a pack of five chocolate-flavored Toscanellos cost about 4 euros ($5.44).
Hereâ€™s the bad news, though. These cigars are only currently being marketed in Italy. That means you cannot have them unless you know someone from there or you go there personally. You can try online, though, and see if someone is selling a pack.
Originally posted on October 7, 2008 @ 7:45 pm