Once upon a time, Candela wrappers ruled the world.
These green tobacco leaves wrapped your dad or grandad’s favorite cigars for years and years. They offered a mild flavor like young tea leaves or sweet grass, and were highly smokable. But all good things come to an end, and in the 1970s, Connecticut wrappers took over much of the industry space that had been given to Candelas.
It wasn’t easy being green anymore.
However, the cigar industry loves to keep changing things up. We smokers love the occasional new blend or experiment from a master cigar maker, and so Candelas are once again wrapping cigars produced by some of the best companies in the world. The Camacho Candela cigar features the same binder and filler leaves as the 90-rated Camacho Corojo, so you know you’re getting a high quality blend. Then there’s that gentle Candela wrapper leaf, which brings a welcome flavor of green tea, sunny fields, and pleasant days to the smoke’s core tobacco spiciness.
Some have asked us how Candelas are prepared to wind up so different from other, darker wrappers. The answer happens immediately after harvesting. Slightly immature leaves are simply baked for a few days, instead of the months-long fermenting process that usually takes place. The leaves thus keep their chlorophyll and green color (also referred to as “Double Claro”), and also skips the fermentation flavor effect.
Candelas are light, a bit sweet, and “grassy” (in a good way). Fire up a Camacho Candela cigar to learn more and experience the joys of a well-made throwback smoke.