So I have a history of doing ridiculous things just for the sake of saying I’ve done them. I’ve run the Krispy Kreme challenge (a little under 5 miles and 1 dozen donuts in >60 minutes), I’ve done a non-stop hundred miler, I’ve drunk 6 pints of Guinness stout in 30 minutes, and now I have the fun idea of plowing through not one, BUT TWO Po’ Boy samplers from CI in one month. In this thread from last summer, a gentleman took on 15 of these discount beauties in 15 days. It is my intent to perform two-fold what he was able to accomplish!
The concept is simple. Here is a link to photos of all thirty sticks. They are from Po’ Boy number II and number III. The list for number II is as follows:
Duque Churchill (7” x 50)
La Differencia Cubana Churchill (7” x 50)
Piloto Cubano Churchill (7” x 50)
Don Rafael Churchill (7” x 50)
Joya Del Jefe Churchill (7” x 50)
Oro Cubano Churchill (7” x 50)
Fidalgo Negro Churchill (7” x 50)
Cuban Delights Natural Churchill (7” x 50)
Victor Sinclair Primeros Churchill (7” x 50)
Old Havana Churchill (7” x 50)
Don Smith Churchill (7” x 50)
Hesitant Pirate Churchill (7” x 50)
Raji’s Untimely Demise Churchill (7” x 50)
Ron Mexico Churchill (7” x 50)
Victor Sinclair Connecticut Churchill (7” x 50)
Number III doesn’t include a list because they are not sold individually, but it is described on the CI website as “Our version of the ‘bag o’ crap’. A who’s who of busted, failed, and oddball brands”.
Each day beginning on Monday, July 1st, I will smoke one and offer a short review following this format:
Name (as can best be determined by the band)
One or two sentences on flavor
One or two sentences regarding construction and burn
Single best part of the cigar
Single worst facet of the cigar
An overall rating on a scale of 1-10 with use of decimal (i.e. 8.3)
Since the month has 31 days, and I only have 30 cigars I will forgo the challenge and smoke something decent to celebrate Independence Day.
At the conclusion of the month I will scan all the bands on one sheet along with ratings and post here (for the next time you’re in the market to go slummin’)
Finally, for all those who look at this and think "Why? What a waste of time!"- relax, I'm not trying to legitimatize anything or have anyone take this thread seriously. It's just a way to have a little fun on the cheap and hopefully some people will get a few chuckles from it.
3 days and counting…in the words of my man Marvin “Let’s get it on!”