Camel Turkish Royal – Cigarette Review

The Camel Turkish Royal cigarettes are one of my all time favorites. Very sweet flavor that is very unique. Everything about these cigarettes is unique. From the smoke to the design of the filter, these are special. Not a good regular smoke for me though. The sweet flavor is fantastic for mixing things up but I’ve never been able to get through a whole pack. The flavor becomes overpowering about halfway through the pack. However when Camel says they use the finest aromatic leaf in these cigarettes the are not kidding. The aroma these cigarettes give off is incredible. They give a chocolate vanilla scent that is great. The one big downside of these cigarette is the burn quality. Even if I pack them hard the cherry still falls off.

The flavor gets a 7 out of 10. I cannot even describe how much I love the flavor of these cigarettes. It would be a very solid 1o but halfway through the pack it becomes so overpowering I have to put the pack aside for a week before finishing it. So that marks it down to a 7. Aroma however is without a doubt a 10. So sweet and creamy, doesn’t even smell like a cigarette. The burn quality of Turkish Royals only gets a 4. They burn even and slow but, no matter how hard i pack them I still lose the cherry. Also, the paper burns faster than the tobacco, so the tobacco always ends up sticking out the tip of the cigarette and falling out. I love the packaging. Camel always dose a great job with their packages, 10 out of 10. The nicotine hit of these cigarettes is a little weak but not too bad. The filters are very lightly perforated and the tobacco is a pretty light tobacco. I’ll give the nicotine content a 6. Overall, Camel Turkish Royals are a great occasional cigarette.  Not an everyday smoke but as a occasional treat the get a 9 out of 10. As a daily smoke I’ll give them a 6.

Camel Turkish Royal

Camel Turkish Royal

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Pall Mall Reds – Cigarette Review

Pall Mall may be a discount brand here in Minnesota but once again discount dose not mean low quality. These are great cigarettes. Fantastic if you consider the price. They are full yet very smooth, burn great and have a good strong, nutty sweet taste. They are pretty much a unfiltered Pall Mall with a filter. The filter is slightly perforated and very soft. The one big downfall of these cigarettes is the soft filter. Not a big issue but it seems like the filter may be the one low quality part of these smokes.

Flavor on these gets a 7 out of 10. Fairly average but still a very nice nutty sweetness I’ve noticed from Pall Mall. They put off a slightly sweet smoke which earns the aroma a 9. The burn quality of these cigarettes is also very nice. Slow even burning cigarettes. 9 out of 10. I also love the pack design. Simple and elegant like all Pall Mall packs. A deep red color with a lighter red stripe in the middle. 10 out of 10! The nicotine hit in these cigarettes is nice and satisfying. Not too much, not to little. A solid 9 out of 10. Finally, my overall rating and the Pall Mall Red pack is an 8. Very high quality cigarette at a very reasonable price.

Pall Mall Reds

Pall Mall Reds

Cigarette Types (Generic, Standard and Premium)

Personally I don’t buy into the Generic/Standard/Premium cigarette categories. I view it as a marketing technique. Take Phillip Morris cigarettes for an example. Marlboro is their flagship cigarette and is therefor sold as their standard $5.50 a pack (here in Minnesota) cigarette across the country. While other Phillip Morris cigarettes such as L&M and Parliament are sold as premium and generic cigarettes differently in different states. L&M here in Minnesota is sold as a generic $4.80 a pack cigarette. While next door in Wisconsin L&M is a premium $6.00 + cigarette. Then Parliament cigarettes are sold as a premium brand in Minnesota but they are a generic brand in Wisconsin.  Having smoked Parliament Fulls, L&M Reds and Marlboro Reds in my opinion they are all the same tobacco blend in different packaging. I can’t be sure why different brands are sold as premium in one state but then generic in the next but, my guess is its a marketing technique to boost sales in certain areas to keep sales even across the country. If a premium cigarette is selling low in one state then change its pricing to a generic price to boost sales. Or if a generic brand has gained a high level of regular smokers then make it a Premium priced cigarette to boost profits. Anyway, thats just my personal opinion on the topic. Whatever you choose to smoke enjoy it!

Pall Mall Unfiltered – Cigarette Review

The classic Pall Mall unfiltered cigarette is one of my favorite cigarettes so far. sweet and nutty with a very strong and flavorful woodsy note. The flavor has almost a cedar hint to it. Absolutely great! The first thing you notice when pulling the cigarette out of the pack is the length of it. Unlike most unfiltered cigarettes this one isn’t a king sized with the filtered pulled off making it very short. This is a full length king sized cigarette. This makes for a much longer smoke than standard unfiltered cigarettes and the tobacco seems to work as a natural filter making for a very smooth smoke with almost no harshness. These are a much classier cigarette than regular Pall Malls and seem to have a higher quality of tobacco in them.

Flavor wise i give these a 10 out of 10. Very full with sweet, nutty and woodsy tastes. These also smell pretty good from a smokers point of view, strong tobacco smell with a hint of cedar in it. 9 out of 10. The burn of these cigarettes is also a high point. First and foremost is the length of these cigarettes. Being longer than most unfiltered smokes these last as long as a normal cigarette giving you more time to enjoy the wonderful full flavor and full strength of a unfiltered cigarette. The burn gets a solid 10 out of 10! I also love the pack design, a standard Pall Mall red on a soft pack with the Pall Mall seal in the center. Very classy, 9 out of 10. The nicotine content on these is also great! Like all unfiltered cigarettes, when not treated with respect and enjoyed these will kick your ass! These are not  the kind of cigarettes you smoke just to get your nicotine fix. These are the kind of cigarettes you smoke when you plan to kick back and relax for ten minutes with a cup of coffee and some music. For those situations I’ll give the nicotine content a 10 out of 10. Overall these are some of the best cigarettes you can get your hands on for a decent price. So far my favorite unfiltered cigarettes! Even more flavorful than Lucky Strike, and far smoother and easier to smoke than Camels. Overall I give this cigarette a very strong 9 out of 10! Damn good!

Pall Mall Unfiltered Kings

Pall Mall Unfiltered Kings