Two new sizes are coming to Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s Mi Querida Triqui Traca line in the form of a Toro and a Gigantes. Both cigars are scheduled to reach retailers this August.
The Mi Querida Triqui Traca 652 adds a traditional 6 x 52 Toro size into the line. The cigars will be presented in 20-count boxes with each cigar priced at $11.95. According to owner Steve Saka, he waited to add the popular Toro format into Mi Querida Triqui Traca because he didn’t want to create a scenario where Mi Querida (Blue band) customers would convert to Mi Querida Triqui Traca (Red band) customers. With the success of both Mi Querida and Mi Querida Triqui Traca, he felt comfortable introducing the 652 size at this time.
Meanwhile the Mi Querida Triqui Traca 764 adds a 7 x 64 Gigantes size to the line. This is analogous to the 7 x 64 Gran Búfalo size found in the Mi Querida (Blue) line. The 764 is packaged in 10-count boxes with pricing set at $11.95 per cigar.
The genesis of the Mi Querida Trique Traca goes back to the Mi Querida Firecracker project that Saka did for New Hampshire-based retailer Two Guys Smoke Shop in 2018. The Mi Querida Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 size featuring a long fuse much like a firecracker. For that project, Saka released the Mi Querida Firecracker using an alternative blend that was stronger than the original Firecracker. With Mi Querida Trique Traca, Saka worked with that alternate blend, tweaked it and released it in two new sizes: No 552 (5 x 52) and No 648 (6 x 48).
Blend-wise, Triqui Traca features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Production is handled at the Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA)factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The name Triqui Traca is a Nicaraguan slang word that references large firecrackers that almost resemble sticks of dynamite. These are typically set off on the streets during celebrations in Nicaragua.
Saka has also confirmed there is a 448 (4 x 48) size of Triqui Traca that at some point will be released.
At a glance, here is a look at the Mi Querida Triqui Traca line:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA)
No 764: 7 x 64
No 652: 6 x 52
No 552: 5 x 52
No 648: 6 x 48