At the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, United Cigars will release an updated version of its Black Bomb Firecracker cigar. This release will include an enhanced blend and new 25-count packaging. In addition, this will also be a regular production offering in the United Cigars profile.
The Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 that features a long fuse stemming from the cap. The series started as a concept created by David Garofalo as an exclusive to his Two Guys Smoke Shop stores to commemorate Independence Day. The first Firecracker was done by My Father Cigars based on the Don Pepin Original Label. The series morphed into an annual release with different manufacturers producing Firecrackers. Eventually, the series moved into Garofalo’s United Cigars distribution arm.
The Black Bomb Firecracker uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper over a Sumatra binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Production comes from José Dominguez’s Tabacalera Magia – which also produces the current regular production United Cigars’ Firecracker.
Along with the enhanced blend, the Black Bomb Firecracker will now be presented in 25-count box packaging in line with the other regular production United Firecracker design. The traditional Firecracker Americana color scheme has been replaced with a black and gold finish
“At United Cigars, we pride ourselves on our ability to push the boundaries of innovation in the Firecracker line while staying true to the essence of cigar craftsmanship,” said Oliver Nivaud, Director of Operations in a press release. “We are excited to introduce the Black Bomb Firecracker to consumers who seek intensity and unparalleled flavors.”
Pricing for the Black Bomb Firecracker is set at $5.99 per cigar. The cigar will be available to order at PCA 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada which opens on July 7, 2023.
The following are the installments of the Firecracker Series:
- Don Pepin Garcia Original (Blue Label) Firecracker
- Tatuaje M80
- The Firecracker (made by Jose Dominguez, regular production)
- Black Bomb
- La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Firecracker
- RoMa Craft Tobac CroMagnon Firecracker
- Fratello Firecracker
- Mi Querida Firecracker by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
- Pistoff Kristoff Firecracker
- Perdomo Firecracker
- HVC Black Friday Firecracker
- The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker by Foundation Cigar Company
- Irish Car Bomb Firecracker
- Big Papi Firecracker by El Artista
- Bandolero Firecracker by Selected Tobacco
- E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker
- Street Tacos Elote Firecracker (with Rojas Cigars)
- Black Bomb Firecracker 2023 (made by Jose Dominguez, regular production)
At a glance, here is a look at the United Black Bomb Firecracker
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Vitola: 3 1⁄2 x 50
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera Magia
Firecracker: 3 1/2 x 50, regular production)