JC Newman

April 22, 2023

Rojas Breakfast Tacos Mexican San Andrés (4 1/2 x 46 petit salomon)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

At the Total Product Expo (TPE) in February, the company debuted an extension to its popular Street Tacos line called Breakfast Tacos. It’s a trio of cigars that come in a 4 1/2 x 46 petit salomone vitola, a size that Noel Rojas told halfwheel gives the company the 30-minute cigar that was missing from its portfolio.

Breakfast Tacos will be offered in three wrapper options, an Ecuadorian Sumatra, a Mexican San Andrés, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut, each with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Rojas said that it is a different blend than the existing Street Tacos options, and all of the tobacco for the project is grown and fermented by Rojas Cigars. The cigars are made at Rojas’ factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The Breakfast Tacos line will use the same basic artwork design as the Street Tacos line, but will change the words and colors on the band. Each size will be offered in bundles of 30 cigars, with display trays available to retailers. Regardless of the blend, each Breakfast Taco cigar will have an MSRP of $6.

Today we look at the Mexican San Andrés.

The cigar is nicely made and has a light feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were a little citrus note, brown sugar, chocolate, and black coffee. There was nice black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. A very good start.

At the first third (12 minutes) the ash was still intact. Now there was a touch of citrus, nice brown sugar, very nice chocolate, and black coffee. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is chocolate with good lingering black pepper. This is a tasty cigar. It's checking a lot of boxes. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (24 minutes) the cigar lost a little sweetness due to the increase in black coffee. The brown sugar decreased a little. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is unchanged. There are still hints of citrus, light brown sugar, very nice chocolate, and elevated black coffee. I rated the second third 94.

The cigar lasted 37 minutes. In the final third I had a nice amount of citrus, brown sugar, very nice amount of chocolate, and black coffee. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish has hints of citrus and chocolate with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is excellent. This is the best of the three. I rated the final third 95.

Overall Score: 94.67

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