First there was the Punch Egg Roll, now there is Punch Chop Suey.
Later this month, General Cigar will release Punch Chop Suey, a 7 x 37 panatela packaged in a Chinese food takeout-style box containing a bundle of 25 cigars. Each cigar will have a 1″ shaggy foot. The blend features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. Production comes out of Santiago in the Dominican Republic at the General Cigar Dominicana factory.
“We had a lot of fun with Punch Egg Roll last year so we decided to come out with a similar release for 2020. With its panatela size, this cigar delivers a great smoking experience in a format that really lets the tobaccos shine through. And with an SRP of less than $6 per cigar, Chop Suey hits that post-holiday sweet spot for cigar lovers,” commented Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of Punch in a press release.
The inside of the cigar bands will provide one of five “fortunes” courtesy of brand mascot Mr. Punch. “The fortunes are coming from Mr. Punch, so expect a couple of friendly jabs and ‘inspirations’ from the snarky Punch mascot,” added Lahmann.
The total production of Punch Chop Suey is 3,650 bundles. Pricing is set at $5.49 per cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at Punch Chop Suey:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Panatela: 7 x 37