Every modern cigar maker just has to get in on the throwback candela trend. But La Palina has a better excuse than most – they were actually around in...
Every modern cigar maker just has to get in on the throwback candela trend. But La Palina has a better excuse than most – they were actually around in the U.S. before Candela wrappers went out of style. Ask your granddad or great granddad, and they’ll tell you all about the pale green cigars that were the rage in the 1960s and 70s, back when Candelas were the most common mild wrapper around.
If you’re into mild smokes, you probably already know what took their place: Connecticut shade leaf. Those handsome light brown wrappers quickly became the darlings of cigar smokers in search of a more mellow smoke, and Candelas faded into the rearview. Grassy, tea-like, “fieldish” flavors went away and coffee, earth, and a hint of spice showed up to take their place. But of course, the cigar industry is always in search of a new trend, fad, or gimmick to chomp onto. The good news is, today’s Candelas offer a nice departure from the same old, same old smokes that might be filling your humidor, giving you a fresh experience when your palate needs a change of pace.
Fuego Verde means “green fire.” Sadly, the cigar doesn’t glow green from the tip (now THERE’S a trend for the next mad cigar scientists to work on). The wrapper is green, but the fire is still red. This one is a fun smoke to puff on, however. Inside the Candela wrapper is a Honduran binder and a Nicaraguan filler blend. Light it up for flavors of subtle green tea and white pepper. This moves more into a plant-like flavor profile instead of the earthiness we’re all used to. If you’re ready for a fresh smoke, pick up a box and try something old made new again.
Please browse our selection of La Palina Fuego Verde Cigars at your leisure.