What I'd like to call your attention to right now is the construction of the cigar. Like I mentioned, they are wildly inconsistant. Here are another 5 random sticks out of the box.
Since these run a whole 80¢ each, I had NO problem disecting one. You see, I had a suspicion...
So here we have the nekkid cigar. The Sumatran wrappers on the left, The binder (assumed dominican) and the "Dominican long leaf fillers" on the right.
Lets take a further look at that bundle of long leave filler on the right.
What is this?
I'm coming to the conclusion that because the filler material CAME from leaves, then they could technically be called long leaf filler. But most certainly it is not. In fact, we have a variety of filler material here. Fortunately, while picking through it all I did not find any beetles, strings, stones, or other non-tobacco material. At least, I all appears to be tobacco. I guess this is the second way they keep the price tag on this cigar so low
In the end, this cigar really does suck. There's no telling if you're going to get a dog rocket or a decently smokable cigar. That said, I do have a place for this stick - on my kayak. That way I don't have to worry about a good cigar getting ruined by water.