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Camacho Candela Returns for St. Patrick’s Day

Camacho Candela Returns for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a green blast from the past. Camacho Cigars has brought back Camacho Candela, a shamrock-hued cigar that returns just in time for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). The cigar debuted in 2007 and has been off store shelves for many years. The new Camacho Candela is shipping to retailers now.

“We are extremely excited to bring back this unique and special release,” said Scott Kolesaire Sr., brand manager at Davidoff of Geneva USA.

Camacho Candela is a Honduran puro draped in a Criollo wrapper leaf that’s been flash-cured over a charcoal fire. The extreme heat from the curing process seals chlorophyll inside the leaf, giving the leaf its green color. Underneath the green leaf is a Corojo binder and filler.  

Camacho Candela returns in just one size: a 5 inch by 50 ring gauge robusto. The company describes the blend as medium to full, and it carries a suggested retail price of $8.00.

Camacho Candela measures 5 inches by 50 ring gauge.
Camacho Candela measures 5 inches by 50 ring gauge.

The limited-edition cigar ships in 25-count green-and-black boxes adorned with a shamrock symbol. Only 3,000 boxes will be released.

Camacho Candela is rolled at Diadema Cigars de Honduras, S.A., in Danlí, Honduras.